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The Serai

35.3 km from Jaisalmer centre
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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Bherwa | Chandan, Jaisalmer 345001, India
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Boston, MA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Serai and would recommend it to anyone looking for a high end Thar desert experience. Our night there was easily one of the highlights of our many trips to India over the last 30 years. The tents are wonderful and the desert setting magnificent. We were also impressed with all of the staff, including Manesh, Pallev and...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear WLand, Thank you for posting your experience at The Serai, Jaisalmer on TripAdvisor regarding you stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you felt your stay to easily be one of the highlight of your many trips to India over the last 30 years. We are delighted that you were so delighted with your tent, and with...

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Serai is a desert dream: located far from any other desert camps, it is beautifully austere. The tents are luxurious, with bath and some have their own plunge pools. The staff is eager to please and the excursions are wonderful. We took the sundowner trip through the desert--we took a jeep tour first, followed by a camel ride, and...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Chipper63 First of all we would thank you for choosing The Serai among the many hotels in Jaisalmer. In our home here in the desert, romance and splendour can be experienced in this wilderness setting with whimsical touches. We were delighted you enjoyed the camp and the experiences of offer such as the dune sundowner. We spare no efforts...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only a stunning resort, the staff here are beyond helpful. Each tent is tastefully furnished and scrupulously clean. The food is varied so there's something for everyone. I loved The Serai. Put it in your list!

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for posting your experience at The Serai, Jaisalmer on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read your enthusiastic compliments about your stay, the food, and our team. It is always greatly appreciated when our guests mention our team and the service, so thank you for your comments. We are certainly...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Enough praise cannot be given for this "once in a lifetime" like experience. From the spacious and luxury tents filled with beautiful furniture and decor as if art directored for a film, to the overly courteous and helpful staff, to the lavish experiences they tailor for you, to the quiet and serene Thar desert setting, Serai makes you feel like...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Mayumi T, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We were so happy to read that found it to be a "once in lifetime experience" We are also really happy to learn you found our team courteous and helpful and that you enjoyed two our our private dining experiences. The...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

From the moment you are greeted at the door, you are in another world. The desert surroundings only enhance the sumptuous accomodation, simple tents they are not. The staff are extremely helpful, going to great lengths to find warm clothing for me after my suitcase was lost by airline staff and ensuring I had enerything I needed. Manish the Manager...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I stayed at all 4 Sujan properties in Rajasthan. Each of The Sujan properties provided impeccably attentive and personal service, and the Serai was no exception. The Serai is a beautiful tented camp in the desert, 45 min outside of Jaisalmer. The setting was seren and the food was delicious! The staff is attentive and incredibly friendly....

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Odile, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure for us to have you and your husband stay at all four of our SUJÁN properties and we are pleased that you found your experience at The Serai so enjoyable. We hope you will come back and see...

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of the best tent accommodation u will ever visit. Its beautiful, grand, has a vegetable garden,a farm, some amazing bird watching sites. In all a great family destination. Special mention for Pallav pahuja who was very gracious in showing us around the place. Also Mr. manish and meg Singh who was always with us. The...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Nida R, Wishing you and your family a very happy new year! Thank you for reviewing your experience at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with your family. We greatly appreciate when guests mention our staff, so thank you for your comments we will certainly pass on your compliments. We...

Cave Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Serai is a fantastic luxury destination. We were ready for this serene location after the noisy horns of so many cities in India. The resort could not have been more perfect, the greeting by the manager, a champagne refreshment and our bags magically whisked away and appeared in our room! You are assigned a private butler who serves you...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear MKCinAZ, Wishing you both a very Happy New Year. Thank you for reviewing your experience at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience and felt so looked after and were so happy you chose to spend your anniversary with us. We greatly appreciate when guests mention our wonderful teams, so thank...

Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed at The Serai for 2 nights. We had an exceptional amazing stay. The tent was wonderful as was the whole lodge area. The stuff was very friendly. The pool was amazing and we spent there an afternoon without any other guests...wow... We can recommend having the sundowner together with a jeep ride in the afternoon/evening. One evening we...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Uwe G, We are so pleased you had an "exceptional" stay with us at The Serai and were able to enjoy some of the unique experiences such as the sundowners and jeep excursion. It is magical heading off into the desert at sunset! We are pleased you were able to enjoy the pool also. We hope you will come...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Peaceful, stylish, personalised boutique, the exotism of sleeping in tented suites - it is all there! We enjoyed thoroughly. Three comments: the spa services are excellent, the staff is overly committed and enthustaistic, but the cuisine could be somewhat better (few Indian dishes, breakfast a bit austere...).

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Pieter D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. It really means a great deal for us to hear that we have left an impression on you and is wonderful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We truly believe in creating a unique experience at The Serai, and indeed...

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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury desert camp and spa, The Serai has 21 large canvas tents set on a hundred acre estate of indigenous desert scrub in the Great Thar Desert. The Serai spa is the new Indian jewel in the global crown of spa company Raison d’Etre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Serai

Address: Bherwa | Chandan, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Price Range: $920 - $1,191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“upgrade to a room with a plunge pool--you will enjoy it. The main pool is frigid and the plunge pools are heated.”
 of 5 bubbles chipper63, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All tent rooms are perfect.... Very quiet, very luxurious”
  • Luxurious products
  • Our tent, #21
  • Champagne on the veranda
  • It is hard to imagine a bathroom in a tent, but this was all that and then some!
 of 5 bubbles MKCinAZ, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we had a tented suite. i believe the only difference between those and the rooms is the addition of a plunge pool . they have a great pool”
 of 5 bubbles monasheaves, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“you can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles Norsea27, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All tents are similar. Maybe the ones closer to the main tent and pool are a little bit more comfortable as they are closer.”
  • Tent Bathroom
  • Tent
  • Sunset in dunes
  • Private pool/jakuzzi
 of 5 bubbles Perrel, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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