Jaisalmer, India -- Suryagarh

Old Jun 13, 19, 7:40 pm
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Jaisalmer, India -- Suryagarh

Im looking for insight into this property and Jaisalmer more generally. I will need two rooms so trying to keep to $500 per room. Will be in Mumbai and Jaipur in December and have room for one other stop. Found a great flight from Mumbai to Jaisalmer and then Jaisalmer to Jaipur. Seems like on paper wed prefer Jodhpur but there arent direct flights from Jodhpur to Jaipur so thats a no go. Suryagarh looks like a nice property, anyone with experience there? I figure a couple days with some village tours and camel rides would be a hit with my kids. Its my wifes 40th so the hotels have to be really nice.
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Old Jun 14, 19, 7:20 am
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I would opt for The Serai by Sujan - very like an Aman and really special - SUJÁN Luxury Camps & Palaces
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Old Jun 14, 19, 3:13 pm
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I would opt for The Serai by Sujan - very like an Aman and really special - SUJN Luxury Camps & Palaces
Good suggestion but the website says it is closed my dates. A wedding perhaps?

I guess my more basic question is whether there are really that many options in Jaisalmer? I mean, I guess I shouldn't worry about sounding like a snob here but many of the places that are asking $150-200 a room per night have terrible photos with florescent lights and look like something I would expect to pay under $50 for and hope nothing tried to bite me while I slept. Total contrast to Jaipur and Jodhpur where I can find a number of nice boutiques in addition to some higher priced palaces. I can just skip it, and go to Jaipur direct, we shouldnt go somewhere just because it has a convenient flight. Suryagarh looks like the only place I would really want to stay, it better be at $425 per room.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 10:21 am
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Good suggestion but the website says it is closed my dates. A wedding perhaps?

I guess my more basic question is whether there are really that many options in Jaisalmer? I mean, I guess I shouldn't worry about sounding like a snob here but many of the places that are asking $150-200 a room per night have terrible photos with florescent lights and look like something I would expect to pay under $50 for and hope nothing tried to bite me while I slept. Total contrast to Jaipur and Jodhpur where I can find a number of nice boutiques in addition to some higher priced palaces. I can just skip it, and go to Jaipur direct, we shouldnt go somewhere just because it has a convenient flight. Suryagarh looks like the only place I would really want to stay, it better be at $425 per room.
What a pity! Personally, I would not stay anywhere else, so best just skip it and go to Jaipur.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 4:24 pm
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What a pity! Personally, I would not stay anywhere else, so best just skip it and go to Jaipur.
Thanks, confirmed.
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Old Jun 22, 19, 8:38 pm
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I think this is a good call. I've not been to Jaiselmer since my first visit about 8 years ago, but it still scores in my top 10 least favourite places to visit, even now. It's one of those cities where everyone insists on coming up on talking to you about how everyone else is trying to rip you off, but they coincidentally are completely trustworthy.
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