The Govind Hotel offers a free walking pickup from the train station. While on the train to Jodhpur it dawned on me that my suitcase was quite heavy and that I'd rather not drag it to the hotel. I called the owner Jaggi, and he arranged that as well as having someone coming to meet me, that there was also an auto waiting for me at the train station as well. The auto ride lasted maybe 30 seconds. Turns out it's literally 200 metres away from the train station. It's easy to catch a ride as there's a bunch of autos that sit opposite the hotel.
I booked online through Agoda and when I arrived check in was a painless and quick procedure. I stayed for 6 nights.
I chose the penthouse suite which is on the roof. Its got a four poster double bed, a single low down bed, a bathroom and a balcony. There's also a TV, AC, and a good connection to the WiFi. You could just use the room for somewhere to sleep, but it's nice enough to sit in for a while to get out of the midday sun or people watch from the balcony in the evening. If your used to the barrage of noise of somewhere like Kolkata then here is fine, even quiet, I could easily zone it out completely, however, for some people it may be quite loud. The door to the room is accessed from the rooftop restaurant, not a hallway. Just bear in mind that in the morning you'll be stepping out straight into civilisation, no waking up as you walk wearily down the hall.
The restaurant has tasty food and is reasonably priced. I only had dinner there one evening (I think it's vegetarian only), but had a staple breakfast of a mushroom and cheese toastie with mango lassi most mornings, plus some very nice puri bhaji, and something with chick peas in it to shake things up. The food is prepared fresh so it takes some time to make. Vinod the cook is a friendly guy.
Overall this is a great little hotel, it's clean, it's well situated, it's got good helpful staff, reasonable rates, and if I end up in Jodhpur again I know where I'll be staying.
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- Also Known As:
- Govind Hotel Jodhpur