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Govind Hotel
Ranked #16 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2009

I negotiate room 7 for 250Rps instead of 300Rps (May is off season). Considering that Indian hotels are average bad quality, this one worth the price. Jaggi, the boss, is very friendly and provide you advise without commercial interest (difficult to believe in India sometimes).
Shower: Clean, only hot shower but it is not specific to this hotel because May is so hot that natural water is hot.
AC, Fan: Maybe a little bit noisy but it does its job. At the present moment, 47 degrees Celsius in Jodhpur
Bed covers: Clean
Room look: walls should be repainted but it is ok.
Room noise: 7 is not in front of the main station road so it is ok. Choose your rooms because some should be in front of the station.
Restaurant: Take only breakfast on the rooftop with a nice view on the fort. It is ok.
Internet: Cybercoffee for 40rps/h OK (wireless connection was not available, my iphone was not happy :))

Last but not least, it was a great pleasure to discuss with Jaggi.

No need to take a rickshaw when arriving from main train station because it is only 4mn walk (go on the right when exiting station)

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2009

good clean rooms with very friendly oweners and a great roof top restaurant. very near to railway station walking distance and opp to the janta sweet house.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2009

Upon arriving at Jodhpur’s train station, a pack of 10 auto rick-shaw drivers fought amongst themselves for our fare following us on foot every step of our way to the Govind Hotel, 200 metres down the road.

After waiting for our room to be vacated & cleaned we were mystified as to where we had actually set foot in. Our room was painted a bright canary yellow with green window shades, blue door & framed paintings of flowers. The room had a humungous air-cooled fan that was almost as large as the queen bed, hot water, chair, low coffee table & high ceilings which is a blessing in the desert town’s stifling afternoon heat. The bed sheets weren’t just ur dodgy 1970’s style cheap fabric but real patterned bed sheets with matching pillows that weren’t tacky or dirty. I couldn’t believe it, we paid $900 rupees for 3 people & didn’t get a dirty drab garbage-heap of a room.

It was the first place in india that we had been to that didn’t have dodgy management, shoddy rooms or overbearing staff with outstretched hands looking for a tip. Unfortunately there was no internet, not even the slow dial-up that many places have.

The rooftop restaurant is ur normal backpacker-style eatery. There is nothing spectacular about it nor the food, it serves ur normal café menu like most places with Indian & western choices. The restaurant is actually a gazebo on the flat roof & a few plastic tables & chairs with a decent view of the fort in the distance. A plus is that they serve their drinks cold. A minus is that there is only 1 gazebo that shelters patrons from the desert sun, it seems not many people venture up there for lunch.

I would recommend this hotel for people looking for a unusual place to stay on a budget. Its amazing what a room with a bit of colour can do, more so than a museum in a desert fort.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

The Govind was a great place to stay! They were supposed to pick us up from the train station but we arrived arrived a little early and decided to walk -- which was very easy to do because the Govind is only about a 5 minute walk from the station. The service was excellent, the rooftop restaurant was great, and the room was big, clean, had a nice hot shower, and satellite tv. My only caveat is the location. Besides the train station pretty much everything else requires an auto-rickshaw ride. Not a big deal though, because are easy to get and quite cheap -- 30 rupees to the clock tower, and 40 rupees to the On the Rocks restaurant. The friendly staff hooked us up with bus tickets and gave lots of great travel advice. Great place, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the location. Don't let that stop you from staying here thought -- we really enjoyed the Govind!

  • Stayed: December 2008
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1  Thank Ceclix
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

staff were v friendly... room was ok - paid 800Rs and was satisfied - clean with hot water which is all you want

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Thank cheesynose
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Reviewed 2 December 2008

Jaggi, his son, and his staff were an absolute delight from the moment we set foot here. They sent someone to pick us up at the train station, only steps away. They made the often difficult job of travel in India a breeze. Always ready to answer questions (even those not about traveling), they were courteous and kind like a family hosting in their home. The hotel is clean and the restaurant is lovely with great views of the palace and fort.

Stayed: November 2008
1  Thank ewigger2000
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Reviewed 27 November 2008

This is a charming guest house very close to the station, and a short walk from the clock tower and market.
As others have said, the real pleasure of this hotel was the staff, they were extraordinarily kind and thoughtful - Jaggi the owner is a sort of father figure to his guests - and as I was traveling alone it felt great to feel completely safe and to receive sensible, helpful advice. He advised me on booking my train ticket, and booked a trip to the desert for me. His son and daughter-in-law were lovely too and I so enjoyed chatting with them.
This was the best place I stayed in in India - my room was the wonderfully named Golden Hut on the roof – clean and comfortable.
The cafe with a view of the fort was excellent too.
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  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Govind Hotel

Address: In Front Of Main Gpo, Jodhpur 342001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Jodhpur
#6 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#9 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range: £9 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Govind Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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