We found this place via the Rough Guide. We turned up at about 7am, and they were open and let us check in there and then. We had an air-conditioned room for the next ~28 hours for a mere 700RS. The room is comfy and clean, and I had my first good sleep in India.
However, what was more of note was the camel Safari, which was truly superb. This was organised by the hotel. We left at 3pm on the first day and returned by 11am the next day.
Before we met our camels, our driver Asu took us to a very atmospheric abandoned village, and a sublime, calm oasis. We met our guide (Nanu) and headed off into the desert on our three camels. The desert itself was beautiful, and remarkably cool relative to the town. After an hour or so, we reach our camp amongst the sand dunes just in time for sunset. We were treated to a delicious freshly cooked meal - one of the best we've had in India - prepared over an open fire. We joined in making the chapattis, to some success. We then slept under the magnificent desert sky in remarkably comfortable beds. We woke at dawn, had a comprehensive breakfast, and then headed off on the camels again. After paying a visit to a charming ultra-rural village, we then returned to Jaisalmer. We then reluctantly said goodbye to our incredible helpful and friendly guides.
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- Hotel Roop Mahal has 11 rooms with attached bathroom, high pressure hot and cold shower, satellite TV in every room & 6 air conditioned rooms have balconies with magnificent fort and sunset views .The hotel has a rooftop restaurant with sweeping views of the fort especially at night with the illuminated bastions bringing to mind the Arabian Nights. the hotel has Internet, Skype free Wi Fi and free pickup and drop of service. ... more less
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