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“Excellent, comfortable base near railway station”
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Govind Hotel
Ranked #18 of 96 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Excellent, comfortable base near railway station”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Govind is very conveniently located a couple of minutes' walk from the railway station. After booking in advance, I was offered the "walking pickup" from the station, a very James Bond affair in which contact is made surreptitiously by means of a flashed name sign, and you silently follow the manager out of the station without talking. The station police have been giving the Govind staff hassle, mistaking them for touts, hence the need for the secret agent style procedure - which I enjoyed immensely!

The hotel was very nice, clean and comfortable, with a wonderful little roof terrace cafe/restaurant, which has a great view of Meherangarh Fort. Well, of half of Meherangarh Fort - unfortunately, the other half is obscured by a huge billboard of Amitabh Bachchan advertising cement.

The staff are friendly and extremely helpful, and gave me lots of good advice for places to sort out a few different errands I had. The Bishnoi village tour, arranged by the hotel, was a highlight of my visit to Jodhpur is recommended. Overall, great value and a very pleasant, comfortable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Yes, officially we are not allowed for a pick up from inside the station, from the train, so we request the guests to just see the sign board and walk with our man. It becomes very easy for the guest and us, since a walking pick up of 5 minutes is always a better deal then paying the tuk tuk rs 30 to 40 with all the hassle. We try to give you our best in all possible ways. Thanks for a beautiful write up, jaggi. .
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a few nights and really enjoyed our time here. Jaggi and his family work hard to run the hotel and restaurant on the roof. We were met at the station and walked to the hotel, nice touch especially after being on an overnight train and leaving the station to a gaggle of drivers and touts, a la Indian style. Our room was large and had what we needed. Wifi was an added small charge - I think we paid 100 rupees per day. We sat and chatted with Jaggi, his family and other guests at the restaurant and was a nice place to spend an evening. Thanks!

  • Stayed December 2013
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Thanks for the write up. Yes of course our roof top is a meeting place for many tourists and also an transit place for many guests. Jaggi.
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Daegu, South Korea
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I have stay at this hotel 5 or 6 times over the last 20 years. It is across from the train station and easy to find. Very convenient if you're taking the early train to Jaisalmer or Jaipur. The rooms are clean and good value. The food at the rooftop restaurant is very good and you can have a beer with your meal. Jaggi, the owner, works hard to keep the standards up and makes sure that you have a good stay. On my last visit, I mentioned to him the various times I had stayed there like the night a storm brought down the overhang of the rooftop restaurant, or the day India shut down business during the Gujarat riots to cool things off. He was truly appreciative that I've stayed with him when I came to Jodhpur as he does his best to run a good hotel. I don't think you can find a more convenient, better run budget hotel in Jodhpur. Thank you, Jaggi.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thank you Richard, excellent. I feel very will happy when customers repeat their stay with us. I was also very happy when you told me the instances when you had stayed with me. Next visit to my hotel, Richard, first day free. Thanks, jaggi.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Govind Hotel has just a touching distance from jodhpur Railway Station.Rooms are good but the standard rooms are little bit smaller.The hotel owner Jaggi Uncle is a sweet person.The BISHNOI Tour organised by him is best.We saw lots of peacocks,eagle,black bucks,deers,nilgai etc around bishnoi village.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thanks for write up. Yes our standard rooms are small but very clean and nice. Our Bishnoi trips have always been exciting. Thanks, jaggi.
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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

The hotel was near of railway station and Great location On the road . Feel like that hotel home . ThEy also free wi fi available in the room and reception . Great roof top view from fort and clock tower .also staff was friendly and helpful I will highly recommended that hotel ......... ursha ..

  • Stayed March 2014
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Thanks for a short and sweet write up, a few words really meant, means a lot.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

The hotel is bang opposite to the railway station therefore extremely convenient for those coming in/leaving by train. Even for those flying in, Jodhpur is such a small city, it took me barely 15 minutes to get to the hotel!

Rooms- The room was very clean and had all basic necessities. Nothing to complain about. Also, easily available hot water, which is a super must for me in cold cities! This comes as a rarity in budget hotels most times and therefore brought a huge smile on my face!
Staff- Extremely helpful and warm.
Food- The restaurant is a nice cozy rooftop setup with a view of the fort.
Overall experience- Very good!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Thanks, yes we not only have hot water which might be a rare in budget hotels but we have all the facilities of a star hotel, with a smiling welcome. Thanks for write up, jaggi.
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

I'll start with everything that was good with Govind.
We were picked up from the station to be walked back to the hotel! Although the man who walked us didn't say a word and wasn't the most welcoming, fair enough it was getting late, still a good touch.
The room itself was clean. Sheets were fine, bathroom, not spotless but definitely a level of cleanliness. The room we had was small but them we opted for the cheapest option (more in a moment).
The restaurant up on the roof was brilliant! Probably our favourite thing about Govind. Big tasty thalis at good prices all in view of the epic fort.
Location was good for the train station and a rickshaw from the sites, no problems there!
Also despite our unfriendly pick up the rest of the staff at govind were lovely, very honest and helpful and in some ways I feel a little bad writing this review but I have to be honest.
In terms of price this room was not good value at all compared to elsewhere in Rajasthan. We paid 750R a night for a room that was dark, very small, pretty loud ( not that it bothered us much). There were some lovely spacious rooms here that we saw through open doors. Unforunately on our budget we couldn't upgrade. We paid 250r's less in Jaisalmer even less in places like udaipur and pushkar and stayed in nicer more spacious rooms. We were just expecting a little more considering the price.
I would reccomend Govind but I'd probably say go for one of the nicer rooms and pay a little more. At the price we paid for our room it just wasn't good value.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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govindhotel2000, Owner at Govind Hotel, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear Oliver, officially we can send our pick man up only outside the railway station. We are not allowed to send anybody to the platform for a pick up. My man only will show you the sign board and you have to follow him, he will not even hello you. He will also keep a distance while he is walking. If we are caught by the railway police talking to any tourists inside the station, we have lot of problems and also have to pay a fine. Thank you for appreciating my staff. Regarding our rates, yes we charge according to the rates prevailing at the station road in Jodhpur. We are a clean hotel with all the facilities which rarely a budget hotel has. Thanks for a honest and a clean write up. Jaggi.
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Property: Govind Hotel
Address: In Front Of Main Gpo, Jodhpur 342001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Jodhpur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#9 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#9 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Govind Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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