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Best Boutique Hotel in Jaisalmer - Shahi Palace Jaisalmer

Updated on December 16, 2011
Carme at rooftop restaurant of Hotel Shahi Palace in Jaisalmer
Carme at rooftop restaurant of Hotel Shahi Palace in Jaisalmer
Rooftop Restaurant at Shahi Palace Hotel
Rooftop Restaurant at Shahi Palace Hotel
Rooms of Shahi Palace Hotel
Rooms of Shahi Palace Hotel
A view of Fort from Shahi Palace hotel
A view of Fort from Shahi Palace hotel

In all the trips I have done in India, whether they are with friends or with family, I have stayed in a lot of hotels, but when we are traveling on a tight budget with friends, it is very difficult to find some good hotels that are exclusive, customer friendly, provide good service, good food, good room and accommodation options, and are within budget at the same time and all this combines together to make a boutique hotel. Isn’t it?

Now when it comes to talking about a city like Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, I recommend you should stay in none other than Shahi Palace Hotel, which is one of the best boutique hotels run by a family that will transport you to another time but you will feel at home at the same time.

If you will search through the Internet to find the best boutique hotel in Jaisalmer, you will always find Shahi Palace in the top list and at the number one position of boutique hotel guides. This is because Shahi Palace is unique and different. It is not a big palace or a luxury five star hotel but it is built like an old haveli (a multistory residential building of Indian Nawabs). In Shahi Palace, there are two havelis, one is Star Haveli and other one is called as Oasis Haveli and both are built in sandstone and their windows and doors are carved according to the ancient Rajasthani art.

Interestingly, the location of Shahi Palace Hotel and its havelis has a privilege for you because it is within five minutes walk from the main entrance of the Jaisalmer Fort. It’s something that makes this hotel very comfortable and unique as compared to other Indian cities and their hotel’s locations. Fortunately, over here one can walk safely from the hotel across the city and nearby restaurants, market, other havelis, forts, etc.

The rooms of this family run hotel and its havelis are all decorated with curtains and pillows according to old Rajasthani traditional style. Watching the surrounding city and fort from the stone carved balconies looks really wonderful giving a fairy tale type of atmosphere to your stay. The rooms are available with proper air conditioning. Also, ventilation is not a problem at all because of large windows that allow free movement of air inside the hotel and havelis. Though both types of rooms are available, AC and without AC, but there are many foreign tourists who opt for rooms without AC with large windows as they want to breathe in the fresh air around the palace.

Now comes the part of food provided in this best boutique hotel. Shahi Palace Hotel has its own rooftop restaurant which looks totally fantastic. I love the restaurant not only due to the extensive menu on offer, from all sorts of Indian cuisine, to any type of pasta or pizza, but also because it allows one to extend a little longer at night. I mean, in Rajasthan it gets dark early, and generally there are not many places to go, no discos, no bars, etc. Therefore, the Shahi Palace offers the possibility of having a nice candle light dinner on the terrace, chill out music, and stunning views of the fort. It also has a huge balcony with comfortable sofas to watch the incredible sky of Jaisalmer that is loaded with glittering stars in night.

Outside view of glowing Shahi Palace Hotel in Jaisalmer
Outside view of glowing Shahi Palace Hotel in Jaisalmer
An old temple in Jaisalmer
An old temple in Jaisalmer

Best of all is the service provided by the owners and staff of the hotel. As this is a family business run by four brothers, they will send their best staff to pick you up at the railway station, give you a very royal welcome at the Fort and inside hotel, and provide you anything you want to do like buying train tickets, getting advice on hotels in other cities of Rajasthan, hiring a rickshaw, hiring a guide, or taking a safari into the desert, so if you want to spend a night in the desert, do not hesitate to ask the hotel staff or owners because they have various options available for discovering different places in Jaisalmer at nighttime via camel ride or a jeep safari.

The most important thing is that the four brothers who are owners of Shahi Palace Hotel have one more hotel located in the same street with the same features, so you have a variety of different budget rooms to choose from. All these facilities, respect and service given by the staff, rooftop restaurant, best food, best service, decoration, and other factors make Shahi Palace Hotel the best boutique hotel in Jaisalmer. Here you can feel at home and experience the luxurious and royal experience of ancient Rajasthan at affordable prices.

To contact the Shahi Palace hotel or for more information, the best is to go to their website Shahi Palace Hotel and check them out.

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HOTEL SHAHI PALACE JAISALMER:
Near SBBJ Bank , Shiv road , Jaisalmer 345001

get directions

Local Phone Number : +912992255920 Fax Number: +912992254293 Cell Numbers: Call Jora at +919414149647 or call Dev at +919414365495

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Also, if you want to experience the traditional Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is the best place to go and Shahi Palace is a gem of Jaisalmer.

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Shahi Palace sounds AMAZING!! How cool it looks, and the food and service sounds lovely too. Great hub!

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