Hotel Killa Bhawan
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Hotel Killa Bhawan

445 Kotari Para On Fort, Jaisalmer 345001 India
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Jaisalmer, look no further than Hotel Killa Bhawan.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Maharaja's Palace (0.1 mi) and Jain Temples (0.1 mi), guests of Hotel Killa Bhawan can easily experience some of Jaisalmer's most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Hotel Killa Bhawan offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a rooftop terrace. Plus, Hotel Killa Bhawan offers breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Cafe The Kaku, Gaji's Restaurant, and Free Tibet, which are some Chinese restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, Hotel Killa Bhawan makes it easy to experience some great Jaisalmer attractions like Mandir Palace, which is a popular castle.

The staff at Hotel Killa Bhawan looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi

Location

445 Kotari Para On Fort, Jaisalmer 345001 India
610Reviews6Q+A100Room tips

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Palchoudhuri wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tucked away inside the stupendous Jaisalmer Fort- this small boutique hotel is a perfect blend of warm personal service and the comforts of a hotel. Very tastefully designed , the views of the city stretching below are breathtaking. We stayed in the top category room and would strongly recommend it. The knowledge and hospitality of Bhanu Ji made our stay even more perfect!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from lucahamarihaveli, Owner at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Nandita Thanks so much for your kind comment. I'm so glad you appreciated Killa Bhawan, a true gem ! I do hope you will come back to visit us. cheers Luca Borella
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Bhupesh Sharma wrote a review Jan 2021
India37 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to stay inside fort area with the privilege to enjoy the city view.
The open roof area is a nice place to soak in the winter sun and relish breakfast with hot tea
Rooms are well maintained with heritage style furniture. Mr. Bhanu, owner and his brother, guided us for the places of interests and were happy to assist to our queries. Good property to stay for couples, small family.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from luca borella, General Manager at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Dear Sir Thanks so much for your kind review! Pleasure to read you appreciated Killa Bhawan. Hope you will visit again. Cheers Luca Borella
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Celine L wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stop your search - you do not need to stay anywhere else but this place. Bhanu runs this place so well with his team and will go out of his way to make you feel welcomed, safe, prepared and at home. He will make sure you get what you need, can navigate your way around the city, and can book things for you such as Camel Safari or airport taxi. The rooms are exquisite, like you are traveling back in time. Delicious food is available which you can enjoy on the roof as you watch the daily life of Jaisalmer go by. Bathrooms are clean, beds are comfortable - I almost didn't feel a need to explore Jaisalmer because the whole vicinity of Killa Bhawan itself felt like its own adventure and story. Thank you so much for a fantastic time!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The corner room on the roof deck was excellent. You have your own window seat above the whole city!
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Response from luca borella, General Manager at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Hello Celine I guess you might be French ? Like myself and very glad you enjoyed my place so much. You have felt and reported all the beautiful aspects of Killa Bhawan, including the kindness and smiles of my family working there. They are truly fantastic! Thanks so much for this very kind review and I hope to meet you at Killa Bhawan on your next visit. Cheers Luca Borella - Owner
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Nirbhay Shah wrote a review Feb 2022
Pune, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in Killa Bhawan in the month of November with some friends . Even though we reached so Jaisalmer at midnight the hotel staff was there to attend to us

First of all this hotel is in the Golden Fort ,which is the heart of the city and covers 50% of your Jaisalmer’s experience.
Just living in this fort will enhance your experience to the next level and to add to that ,this property his so authentic!
The way the rooms , corridors are composed with unique and traditional furniture was marvellous and the over all hygiene and cleanliness was top notch.
The breakfast on the terrace with a breathtaking view was also very well planned.
The overall staff and Bhanuji helped us out of their way whenever needed

Too good an experience!
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: View with city room
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Yamini S wrote a review Mar 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Think Jaisalmer and images of the magnificent golden sandstone fort standing like a proud sentinel come to mind. And , If you want to truly “experience “ life and history in the “ living fort “ Killa Bhavan is a perfect choice .
Beautifully appointed and maintained rooms in this boutique heritage hotel within the premises of the fort with magnificent views guarantees an unforgettable stay . The decor and hospitality is traditional Rajasthani and lives up to the spirit of “ Atitthi Devo bhava ‘“ Bhanuji , Manish the hosts at the hotel ensure that your every little requirement is attended to . A special bonus is the amazing sunrise views .
The hotel doesn’t have its own kitchen or restaurant but all meals and snacks and beverages as per choice are procured swiftly and made available. It maybe noted that this hotel permits only vegetarian fare , conforming with cultural practice within the fort as per tradition. Non vegetarian fare is available at nearby places should one desire .
The hygiene of the premises and cordiality of the staff is excellent. It would be nice if they had a kitchen for some food availability right on the premises because otherwise you have to plan ahead .
Other than that it’s definitely a place to stay and enjoy the hospitality of a bygone era in the erstwhile desert kingdom .
Definite thumbs up 👍🏼
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Luca Borella, Propriétaire at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 8 May 2022
Hello and thanks so much for your positive review. You have grasped and enjoyed all the best that Killa Bhawan can offer, specially the kindness of the people managing it. I do get your point about food & and bigger kitchen. Be assured that I'm working on the expansion of the hotel in order to have a proper and large kitchen able to propose all kind of meals. Please do come back to check it out ! It might take a little time though...... Cheers
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Candida D wrote a review Feb 2024
8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Killa Bhawan Jaiselmer

This battlemented eyrie is perfectly situated to enjoy the many distractions of Jaiselmer. Buried within the fort, the hotel has many roof terraces, each with a stunning view down into the town, and across the fort, imposing by day, and lit by thousands of lights by night.

The Killa Bhawan is discreetly tucked away in a quiet central location. Its seven sumptuous rooms are richly decorated with embroidered bedspreads , beautiful rugs, copper ware and sculpture, all celebrating the best of local arts. The furniture is ornamented and the beds are deep, adding to the sensuality of colour and texture.

The welcome we received, even at midnight after our delayed train, was so warm and friendly: it set the tone for the rest of our stay. Bhanu, the manager and his cousin Manu, each so engaging and helpful, provided information about museums and restaurants, as well as arranging transport and desert safaris. They even provided yoga mats, and an umbrella when needed. They can recommend textile stores and jewellers that the locals use, away from the tourist trail. The handsome Nepali staff who prepare breakfast and clean the room are courteous and friendly, complimenting the tone of warm hospitality.

The delicious breakfast caters for every taste, and we would particularly recommend their ginger and lemon and honey tea. … And if you just want to sit around and soak in the sun and the sounds, they will bring you refreshments throughout the day.

We recommend this wonderful hotel as a jumping off place to explore the fort, and the wider city, as much as we would commend its quiet spaces as a gentle retreat away from the bustling city. Come and be held in the embrace of Killa Bawan.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luca Borella, Propriétaire at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 21 Feb 2024
hello Candida, and thanks for your long and very kind comment !! I realise that you have appreciated everything Killa Bhawan can provide to make it a unique experience. I do hope you will share your experience and come again !! Cheers, Luca borella
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Anthony B wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom231 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights here during the Holi festival. The location is absolutely stunning, nestling in the walls of the historic fort. The rooms are full of character, and there are a number of terraces and courtyards to sit in and enjoy the ambiance. It is a simple hotel but the WiFi is excellent, breakfasts very tasty ( one has to eat other meals out), and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. It isn’t for you if you want a modern block but it delivers the genuine Jaisalmer experience with great charm.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Luca Borella, Owner at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hello there Thanks so much for your very kind comment and glad that you enjoyed our place so much ! And to experiment Holi in Jaisalmer, based in Killa Bhawan, is out of this world ! I do hope you will come back and enjoy again. Cheers Luca Borella
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Jon wrote a review Jan 2022
New Delhi, India79 contributions93 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent one night in a deluxe heritage room at the start of a trip through Rajasthan. The hotel is within, and seemingly part of, the fort’s walls, with a maze of passages leading to private patios and balconies overlooking the fort and old town below. The morning view was stunning from the patio outside our room, perched high above the noises and activity of the town. The room itself had stone walls, quirky nooks, and small windows typical of the region and surrounding architecture. Two distinct areas left plenty of room for our group of three. Beds were comfy and bathroom adequate. The space heater was a bit clunky but kept us warm as the night got chilly. Breakfast (eggs, toast, fruit, juices, and tea/coffee) was brought to us on the terrace and more of everything offered several times. A perfect start to a day of exploring. The manager was friendly and helpful, as were the entire staff. Upon arrival we were escorted up through the fort’s gates to the hotel, which would have been tricky to find on our own, and hotel staff on motor bikes carried our luggage up the winding streets to meet us. Very easy and hospitable. This is a small hotel that takes care of its visitors individually. It was fun finding new intimate places throughout the property. We would very gladly return, as the town itself was fantastic as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Luca Borella, Propriétaire at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 12 Jan 2022
Dear Jon, thanks so much for your kind comment! You did express all the beauties of Killa Bhawan and highlighted rightfully the kindness of the staff, thanks for them, they are truly an incredible family! Hope you will do come back, cheers
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Nishta B wrote a review Jan 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perched on top of the fort, this charming hotel affords a grand view of the palace, life on the ground, and vistas beyond. One can relax with a cup of tea or beer on the rooftop terrace and not go any further. If you must, historic attractions are within walking distance. Rooms are unique, comfortable, and well appointed. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. A Thali meal at KB Lodge is excellent fare.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from lucahamarihaveli, Owner at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Hello Thanks so much for your kind comments. And so glad you came a second time to appreciate Killa Bhawan. And as we say in French, "never two without three".....!! Thanks&Cheers Luca Borella
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Mary K wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia24 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
i stayed at this hotel 6-9 March and i can highly recommend it. The decor was amazing the room was decorated in a very authentic way and breakfast on the terrace was special. The staff were very kind as there was a mix up at the arrival at the airport caused by poor internet at a previous hotel in Udiapur but all was sorted out and it was safe and really delightful. The staff took very good care of me and i would really recommend this hotel if u are wanting to stay in the fort and u are travelling alone. It is extremely special and i thoroughly enjoyed my stay
Mary
Sydney
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Luca Borella, Owner at Hotel Killa Bhawan
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear Mary Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and glad that our lovely staff took great care of you. I do hope you'll manage one day to come back ! Cheers Luca Borella
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neezam udden asked a question Dec 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh72 contributions12 helpful votes
Can i get hotel mobile number?
Answer from Ramnath B
San Francisco, California14 contributions5 helpful votes
The website has this number +91-2992-251204. Hope it helps!
Sona Basu asked a question Jul 2018
Mangaldai, India60 contributions57 helpful votes
Hi. Does your hotel have air conditioner in all rooms.
Answer from fiftysomething100
Cardiff, Wales583 contributions77 helpful votes
It does, and our room had a very quiet, very efficient unit.
Answer from Lucaji
Antibes, France2 contributions6 helpful votes
hello Thanks for asking, the breakfast as well as mineral water, coffe&tea & soft drinks all day are included in the cost. In Killa Bhawan we do not serve meals but we have a Café in the city (10 mn walk) with choice of Indian tali and western food. Hope I have answered you, cheers Luca Borella
Answer from Lucaji
Antibes, France2 contributions6 helpful votes
Helo Absolutely, both available in every room. Cheers Luca Borella
Answer from Lucaji
Antibes, France4 contributions6 helpful votes
Hello there. thanks for asking. Jaisalmer fort is all about steep climb and steps, unfortunately for your father. Although I would love to have you with us, I'm afraid our place will not be very practical for your dad....depending on his mobility. We do have gf rooms with attached bath, but then he will have to climb to the roof-terrace to enjoy the property and the view. If you need , I can recommend alternate places. Cheers, Luca Borella, Owner
Mark Newbery M wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early!"
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Victoria wrote a tip Mar 2024
141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here ! Absolute gem in Jaisalmer"
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Navigate36542803967 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a desert safari directly through Bhanu - lots of people in the town will try to fleece you but he is honest and curated a lovely experience"
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Matt Rickard wrote a tip Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrange pick up from airport or train station. It’s worth it as you have to walk the last bit and they will take your luggage up on a motor"
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Anish wrote a tip Dec 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to walk uphill for a few hundred meters to the hotel as vehicles are not permitted into the Fort during most of the day."
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PRICE RANGE
£70 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
killa bhawan hotel, killa bhawan jaisalmer
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanJaisalmer DistrictJaisalmer
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Killa Bhawan
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Nearby attractions include Desert Art Gallery (0.07 miles), Jai Shankar Handicrafts (0.09 miles), and Ali Baba Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Traveler's Cup Premium Coffee Shop, Kuku Coffee Shop, and Jaisalmer Oasis Restaurant.
Does Hotel Killa Bhawan have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Killa Bhawan offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Killa Bhawan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Killa Bhawan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jaisalmer Fort (2.6 miles), Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli (0.3 miles), and Maharaja's Palace (0.05 miles).
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