I was a little apprehensive reading some of the less than positive reviews - this was to be my first hotel in India, and one I actually booked by mistake thinking it was a similarly named hotel.
However, my worries were quashed when I arrived. The location is excellent, land the building is indeed beautiful. Very atmospheric, and gives a real feeling of old Jaisalmer. The welcome was warm, and the complimentary Chai was much appreciated.
I dont know if I was upgraded to the Maharajh suite, but the room was wonderful. Now, it wasn't plush by any standard, but as Chimi (the manager) is quick to admit, this is budget accomodation Indian style.
Sp what does that mean? Well, in December it's going to be cold in the night as there is no glass window. IF there were, it would ruin the authenticity of the place. however, good blankets are provided.
There was also an issue with no hot water. The bathroom and toilet were immaculately clean however.
The hotel has a lovely rooftop terrace for breakfast and lunch, with free and reliable wi-fi. Breakfast isnt included, but it was cheap and extensive. Lunch was tasty. There is also a lovely chill out space with cushions - very chilled and a lovely place to read or hang out.
All in all it was a lovely introduction to India - for a budget hotel you couldn't really go wrong.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The land of Jaisalmer reminds you of the past days of maharajas and their havelis with fine architecture and eye catching facades. We are pleased to announce that our haveli is among one of them. Named after the founder of this haveli, Shree Suraj Karan G, our haveli is 500 years old converted into hotel being the 18th generation of same family who made this building. We can proudly say that we are among one of the hotels who started the trend of haveli style and homestay hotels. Running our haveli as a homestay from last 25 years we have received a lot of love and complements regarding our hotel. The main reason behind is that we haven't changed the main structure and antique theme of our rooms. Staying on ground floor we have converted upper floor rooms into hotel rooms with a bit of modern facilities so that the guests can get all the comfort enjoying the history of haveli. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Suraj reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.