About the hotel:
‘Hotel Suraj' is actually a 500 years old Haveli which was built by the teachers of Maharaja of that time. It is the biggest residential house of the Jaisalmer Fort. The hotel is run by a " Bramin Family " which have lived in the same Haveli for the last 17 generations. It is a totally family run guest house. The Haveli has been converted into a hotel for the last 25 Years. It is the best place to see the traditional Rajasthan with a modern touch.
We are situated on the corner of the fort wall so it provide magnificent view of the old city. As well as it is the second highest location of the Jaisalmer Fort so the terrace provides breath taking views of the fort houses, lake, sunrise, sunset, Jain temple, and many more historical places of Jaisalmer town. You can enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view of the golden city.
Location of rooms:
As Hotel Suraj is the biggest house of the fort it has many spacious rooms. The rooms are arranged upon the wonder full courtyard of the Haveli. The balconies of the rooms provides views of the sunrise, sunset, Jain temple, lake, desert, and fort. All the rooms have balconies or windows and all are with attached bathroom and hot shower (in winter.)
The rooms are very clean, rich in atmosphere, and tastefully decorated with antique metals and window seats as well. ‘The Maharaja suite' in particular is very big and has an original 500 year old haveli. Some rooms also have private terraces and beautiful pillars. The Haveli is in the corner so it is a very silent and peaceful place.
There is an in-house restaurant in the Haveli which provides breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner either on the roof or in your room. Tea, coffee, cold drinks, mineral water is available 24 hours a day. The best place to enjoy Masala Tea is on the terrace at sunset. We can also provide candle-lit dinners on the roof! We are quit famous for our Rajasthani Thali (vegetarian!)
Service provided in rooms:
Fresh and clean towels, bed sheets, pillow covers, linen, toilet paper, candles, soap, mosquito coil, mosquito net, mirror etc.
We also provide:
(Extra charge) laundry, car rental for all over India (air conditioning if required,) motor bike and bicycle rental for Jaisalmer only, newspaper, money exchange, doctor on call, train, bus/air reservations, camel rides, jeep safari (minimum of 4 hours to maximum of 21 days including food, music, dances, camp fire etc.)
There is a shop in the hotel providing; internet, CD burning, chocolate, biscuits, chips, juice, cigarettes, fax, and all other items necessary for the budding traveler.
We also provide knowledgeable government approved guides to give all information of the town in detail; they will explain the long history of kings and kingdoms of the town.
After checking out of your room you can keep luggage in the luggage room without charge.
After booking a room at our place you can give us the information about your arrival like
• Time of arrival
• Arriving from which city
• Train or bus number
• If you are arriving by car then please tell us the cell number of your driver
And if you have a cell number please give it to us so that we can contact you.
Do not worry if you have not reserved your tickets yet, just let us know before arrival!
Take care, our hotel name is "Hotel Suraj!" Because of our popularity among tourists and tourist guide books many other hotels are starting to give their hotels similar names like ‘Surja,' ‘Surya' etc. Also because of the fact that we do not provide commission to the touts, rickshaw drivers, taxis etc they will be negative about our hotel –so please ignore them!
We are recommended by all tourists who have visited here previously, and most of the popular guide books like Lonely Plant , Rough Guide, Noes, Foot print, Hand Book and all other leading tourist guide books; also by Marie-Claire magazine (2004 - 05) till 2005 - 06.
We hope after hearing all the information about the hotel and its friendly staff you will want to visit us here in Hotel Suraj!
Thanks, see you soon!!