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Hotel Killa Bhawan
Ranked #19 of 113 Hotels in Jaisalmer
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a magical place to stay, with impeccable service from Manu and all his staff. Nothing is too much for them. Spending the night in a room built into the very walls of the fort is an experience to remember and makes it also convenient for exploring the area. The rooms may be small for some travellers but all the terraces and nooks give you a chance to relax outdoors and enjoy the amazing views of the fort and town spread out below. We had room number 10 which I highly recommend to the romantics out there. Built into one of the fort towers with a balcony overlooking the main gate. If you are a Hyatt/Sheraton hotel sort of person, or you don't want to deal with the neighbourhood's barking dogs, this is NOT for you, but for other travellers this will be a place to remember fondly.

Room Tip: Room 10. Small but beautifully furnished with killah view.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

This is a superb place to stay. The authentic interiors are rather convoluted but beautiful.

Above all what sets Killa Bhawan apart is the fabulous service. Nothing was too much trouble but offered in such a friendly and personable way that it felt like we were staying with old friends. It really is the antidote to 5star snootiness and the well meaning inefficiency encountered in much of India. If you run a service operation I suggest you make the trip here just to experience a true exemplar head and shoulders above expectation.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Jaisalmer is a serene city, and staying at killa Bhawan made it 10 times better. The stand out feature is the service. People are so friendly that we felt like repeat VIP customers. The hotel gives a feeling of the Rajasthani era, metallic decor, beautiful paintings, and those printed cloth decoys. Our room was very cosy and had a large comfortable bed. The lighting was romantic. Honestly, there's not one thing that was wrong even if I could nitpick

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Killa Bhawan is wonderfully sited right on the walls of the fort. The balconies are thus a lovely place for breakfast, tea and drinks throughout the day; with wonderful views over the city. The management is very helpful - and up-graded us from a room by the foyer to a suite. Strongly recommended! Manish is very helpful--in addition he knows a lot about the area and seems to care about it. A visitor can learn a lot about the wind farms nearby, solar energy--in other words not just the usual tourist spiel.

Room Tip: Avoid the room off the foyer; could be very noisy.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Loved staying here, beautiful rooms and great people!! Service was wonderful with a beautiful breakfast every morning and coffee and tea all day!! I thought it was a little expensive compared to other hotels in Jaisalmer. But It was a great experience!! Manu is a real gentleman :)

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I have been traveling in India for twenty years and have NEVER had an experience like this. From start to finish I doubt than any traveler, even the most demanding, could find fault with their experience at Killa Bhawan. The place is decorated tastefully with bronze pots, gorgeous textiles, antique furniture and nooks housing bronze statues. Every corner begs to be photographed. For westerners exhausted by the usual experiences in India, this place is more than a relief, the comfortable mattress and super high quality sheets and pillows were a total joy, we were laughing when we got into bed the first night, just from the surprise! The towels and set up of the bathroom was also incredible, plenty of hot water and great shower with real pressure. But most mind blowing is the terrace with a view from the fort over the town and into the distance, we hardly wanted to leave the hotel everyday. Also the service is incomparable, your every need can be met by the capable and friendly staff. Honestly I can´t think of any place I have ever stayed in India or in any other country that I would recommend more whole heartedly.

Room Tip: We saw all the rooms and they are all beautiful but the honeymoon room is really like something from...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Cass P
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Once upon a time, there was a fort overlooking the desert of Rajasthan. In that fort, a tower. In it, a little hotel, the Killa Bhawan. Our stay at this little hotel was an experience only India can offer. Service of the highest quality, rooms overlooking thousands of years of history and a sense of delicate luxury tailored to your dreams. A perfect place for romance and honeymoons.

Enjoy it if you can.

Unforgettable

Room Tip: We were allowed to see most of the rooms and all had a unique touch to them. Difficult to recommend...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Killa Bhawan

Address: Kotari Para | On Fort, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Jaisalmer
#7 Romantic Hotel in Jaisalmer
Price Range: £60 - £747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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