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Prince Desert Camp
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed at prince Desert Camp Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. The Camp is beautiful and the staff are extremely nice, thoughtful and helpful. Our camel safari was beautiful and there were traditional musicians and dancers who performed in the evening by a campfire who were fantastic. jethu and his team were extremely nice and went out of their way to make sure the guests were comfortable and enjoyed themselves. jethu is the owner and is deservedly proud of his camp. Mr. Minsk who met our train and accompanied us on our camel ride was very nice and helpful. The dinner and breakfast were delicious. Also, as a gay couple we felt comfortable and welcomed. Thank you to everyone at prince
Big tips. IF YOU ARE LOOKIMG CLEAN AND PRIVATE DUNES JUST GO TO PRINCE MUST WAIL TO NIGHT TIME AFTER DINNER CAMP FIRE ON DUNES WICH IS BEST

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Given the increase in popularity of Jaisalmer and PRINCE DESERT CAMP desert camps in the recent past, the desert tends to get crowded with these camps to the extent of sharing boundary walls. You go there for the experience of some peace and quiet and end up feeling like you were in a crowded city. Music blaring from one camp is heard in another. prince desert camp is located in a far off secluded place with no other camp within miles. There are no loudspeakers with music blaring. There are few people around. THIS is a camp to go to if you want some peace and enjoy the night. jethu &,gajju who runs this place has done a wonderful job and the camp has been built around what he would like to experience as a tourist.

The hospitality and service is quite something in the place. The staff is courteous, helpful and yet do not invade your privacy. This again probably has been driven by JANU - who himself is soft spoken and very helpful. He was more than happy to go out of his way to make our stay in Jaisalmer (not just at PRINCE DESERT CAMP) comfortable. He helped us get tickets, provided transportation to another hotel and also offered us a drop to the railway station from the other hotel!

. The camel rides and the sand dunes were perfect. the dunes were very clean and well maintained - we were told that this is exclusively used by staff and guests of prince desert camp and that they were regularly maintained by the staff. A word of caution here - while these dunes are great if you are seeing them for the first time, they are not comparable to the ones in Dubai. So expectations need to be moderated - but a good experience
big named camp i seen all most camp by road side only prince desert camp is middle of dunes

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jose g
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

The tents are nice and all have there own bathrooms. The beds have Indian mattresses so they are extremely hard. The pillows are also very low and hard but for 1 night you can put up with it.

We arrived at 3pm and relaxed in resort. We thought we were going to do at least a 1 to 2 hour camel ride but to our dismay the camels came at 5pm and we went on a 10 minute ride to the top of the sand dunes and dumped. We were then left there till sunset 2 hours later. During our time on the dunes we were offered the option of riding the camel at fast speed. My daughter wanted to do it so we let her but we found out that this was an additional cost. That ride took all of 5 minutes. Our ride back was another 10 minutes and we arrived back at the resort around 7pm. The camel experience was very very disappointing.

On the bright side the entertainment that evening was very good. Traditional dancing and singing for about an hour when they served some snacks, which took us to around 8pm and then they opened the dance floor for everyone to join in. The clock struck 9.15 and we finally had to ask if dinner was ready.

The organisation is a little poor and if they had bothered to communicate the order of events then expectations could be managed better.

We did enjoy sleeping in the desert and the quietness it had to offer. I walked up alone to the sand dunes for sunrise (10 minute walk) and once again loved the serene environment.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The prince desert camp exceeded our expectation. Our two kids and we enjoyed our two nights stay over there. The tent we stayed is very clean and neat with comfortable bed arrangement to sleep well in the cold winter night. The young staffs are very helpful and friendly. Thy took care of our special needs like having a private camp fire on the dunes in the night. The best part of our stay is food which is excellent. We didn't imagine that we would get a delicious food in the middle of the desert. The food they provide is excellent. The cooked special dishes like chicken and mutton curries for us. We totally enjoyed their services. We would definitely recommend this to any one who wants to have a safe desert camping experience. The kids would love this place, the camp site is just on the dunes, the dunes are very accessible, even in the night we could safely go for a walk over the dunes.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

It 'been a wonderful experience that I recommend to everyone! Gorgeous scenery, safari with camels at sunset on the sand dunes, tented camp in the desert, excellent Indian food and folkloric show in the evening under a sky amazing all the while pampered by a staff that makes you feel at home ...... . did not know what more can I say, THANK'S TO JANU HE RECOMMEND US TO GO WITH PRINCE DESERT CAMP WE HAD GREAT EXPERIENCE,THE OWNER OF THIS CAMP MR. JETHU SINGH IS AMAZING AND FUNNY GUY..

Room Tip: near sand dunes tents are very good i see first time in my life this kind of tents.
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

our family had great fun at this desert resort. The manager, Jethu along with his friendly staff
operates a comfy resort with enthusiasm and passion. The tents are very comfortable with better bathrooms than we expected. Best approach is to take a camel to the top of the sand dunes late arvo and watch the sunset. Then back for pre dinner drinks and snacks while watching the local dancer and band. Then indulge in the indian dinner (your choice of mild or spicy dishes) and then more camel riding at night under the stars - this includes an open fire in desert. We only stayed overnight but would recommend 2 nights to allow for vibe out time.

enjoy!
Mandy (Melbourne)

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I was in this camp for three days and I enjoyed the most magic experience in desert.

It is very well located in the middle of desert. You can find at night the biggest sky Ive never seen before and the amazing desert during the safari.
The camp is very nice and confortable. The staff so friendly, very nice people and very good service. Good food and great traditional music at evening time.

I wish I can live this experience again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Village Sam Lakhamana Dunes, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
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Ranked #9 of 282 Speciality Lodging in Jaisalmer
Price Range: £40 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prince Desert Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The prince desert Camp is an exclusive camp experince at the golden sanddunes of sam lakhmana dunes.Every time you step onto the endless expanse of sun-kissed, gilded sands of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, your sense are ensconced in the calming tranquility and stillness of the place. The camp promises a truly unparalleled experience of the desert in itselement. It is a toast to the erstwhile Maharajas and you are treated to one with a panache that leves you overwhelmed. Just as the royalty camped it Tents(khemas) away from the palaces, the resort spins a similar ambience with its modern Swiss cottage tents right in the midst of the desert. Just as the royalty traversed stretches of desert on camels, the evenings see you astride colorfully caparisoned camels led by ethnically dressed butlers as you begin your sojourn of miles of shimmering sand dunes ito the sunset. Lounging on the dunes, one can only gaze in breathless wonderment as the sun begins to go down and casts an ember halo over the desert h orizon ... more   less 

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