About Hotel: - Hotel Suraj is a 500+ years old Haveli. It belongs to the teachers of Maharaja of past time. It is the only as well as biggest residential Haveli of Jaisalmer Fort. The Hotel is run by VYAS FAMILY (Brahmin Religion)who are living in the same Haveli since last 17 generation and more than 500 years. It is a wonder in it self that the Haveli is ever lived since 1526 Ad.
As the Hotel is a old haveli so al the rooms ceilings are being made with wood and iron hooks in it and the grounds are being made with cow dunk & yellow sand which make the atmosphere of the rooms fresh, hygienic and cool.
All and all it is the best place to see the tradionality of Rajasthan with a bit of modern touch.
Location of Hotel: - Hotel Suraj is situated in the south east corner of the Trikuta Hill. It is situated very close by to world famous JAIN TEMPLES. It is situated in the domestic area of Fort. As the Hotel is situated in the corner of the fort so it provides magnificent views.
Location Of Rooms:- The rooms of the Hotel are arranged around the courtyard of the Haveli. The rooms are in all the directions of the Haveli. All the rooms are we;; decorated with antique metal pots, curtains and window seats. All the rooms are with attach bathroom and with hot and cold shower (in winter only). All the rooms are fresh and rich in atmosphere. All the rooms have windows or balconies, none of rooms closed like cell or matchbox.
Views from the Hotel:- Hotel Surajs main attraction is that it is the biggest residential house of the Fort & main of all HOTEL SURAJ is the second highest location of Fort (After Maharajas Palace) so from the roof it provides magnificent view of Jain Temple, Old City, Fort Houses, Lake and many other historic points of the Town. Another plus point of roof is one can watch Sunrise & Sunset from the roof.
All and all YOU CAN ENJOY THE 360 DEGREE PANOROMIC VIEW OF JAISALMER CITY.
Facilities in Room:- (no extra charge) Fresh clean towels, bed sheets, linen, pillows, toilet paper, soap, mosquito coil, mirror, candles etc.
Other Facilities: - (Extra charge) laundry service, car rental for all over India (A.C. and Non A.C.), motorbike and cycle on per day rental basis, news paper, money exchange, Doctor on call, Train/Bus/Air reservation, Camel Jeep Safaris from minimum of 4 hours to maximum of 21 days including desert food/Music/cultural dance/ camp fire sleeping in tents or under the stars.
There is a shop adjoining Hotel serves you with Internet, Fax, ISD, C.D. burning from D. camera, juices, cigarettes etc.
And Whats more after checking out you can put your language in language room with out any extra charge.
Roof Top Restaurant:- There is an IN HOUSE restaurant which provides you will the Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Coffee, Dinner etc. It is possible to eat on the roof, in the room or in the courtyard of the Haveli.
We are quit famous for our Rajasthani thali and Masala tea (Chai).
You can read about us in any Internet page, Rough Guide, Foot Print, India Color etc.
We are proud to be in a article of Marie Claire Magazine December 2004
So we hope after reading al this you will give us a chance of your service and book ahead at HOTEL SURAJ in JAISALMER.
See you soon