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The Serai

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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East Anglia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from the road journey to The Serai (the roads are appalling - hours of roadworks) this was indeed 'an oasis in the desert'! Beautifully designed to blend into the sandy surroundings, the tents are well spaced and we had a pool suite right on the edge of the resort - there was an amazing thunderstorm the last night with...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Safarigirl68, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you will come and visit us again when you are next in India and of course we would love to welcome you to any of our other SUJÁN...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a terrific place to stay while visiting Jaisalmer. It is beautifully laid out and they take endless trouble to provide an excellent service. There is so much attention to detail and at night, it is the prettiest place to be in the middle of a desert. The massage in the Spa was second to none, the waiters so...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Hartswoodblack, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful posting on TripAdvisor, it encourages us to keep doing what we love. Excellent service and attention to detail for us is ultra-important at every level. For you to mention this and that you found The Serai to be the "prettiest place to be in the middle of a...

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful property, A+ service, great spa and infinity pool. We opted to take the camel excursion, which in my opinion is worth the money as they take you out to a secluded area, set up champagne and snacks and you are taken by camel through the small dunes. The only downfall of this was the boys that were leading the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The Serai Jaisalmer is full of surprises!! The property is 'in the mid of nowhere', but had everything you expect from a five star resort and beyond! The staff were Super friendly, the resort itself was amazing, Camel ride and dinner are highly recommended.

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Jaipur, India
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not exactly in the desert as you imagine it. But located in a far away village amidst scrub land. A totally tented resort will all modem amenities. Large three section tent with a huge bedroom and a bathroom room of matching size. A covered front porch with easy chairs and a writing table. An extension with seating for six to...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Sennirmal, Thank you for posting about your recent visit to The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your stay and many of the different experiences on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or indeed to one of our other properties in Rajasthan. With love, The SUJÁN Family

Saratoga, California
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a unique experience for us and kids for Christmas eve! After a long drive, we received a warm welcome. We enjoyed a pleasant sun downer and a camel ride at the dunes. The tent was very comfortable - more than comfortable and the bathroom was great. Service was impeccable and they provided us with two heaters in case the...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Radhakrg, Thank you taking the time to review your stay with us over Christmas at The Serai, Jaisalmer. It surely is a wonderful location to escape with the family and experience something new and exciting away from the hustle and bustle of a city. We are delighted to read your enthusiastic compliments about your stay, especially the service being...

New York, United States
Reviewed 27 February 2017

You will love the experience at The Serai. It is a world of tents...but luxurious and old-world...and delicious food and wonderful service, and good activities to keep you interested. We were there for two nights. One night is not enough. Don't miss bird-watching in the early morning with their highly informed guide and the Sundowner at dusk...a camel ride in...

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear X3279UHtoms Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are delighted to read your enthusiastic compliments about your stay, the food, and our the different activities on offer. We are happy you got to experience the different excursions like the fort, the sundowners and bird watching. We very much look...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The place is extremely well managed and maintained. Tents are amazing, specially the ones with the Jacuzzi. Food and the service are both exceedingly good. Evening setup for bonfire and dinner is simply out of the world.

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SUJANFAMILY, Manager at The Serai, responded to this review

Dear Vinay2015, Thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us at The Serai, Jaisalmer. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay and found the food and dining set ups to be "out of this world". We look forward to welcoming you back to The Serai one day or indeed to one of our other properties. Do...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 4 February 2017

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...

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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: $987 - $1,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Serai 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“We had a tent without the plunge pool, as the weather was cool.”
X3279UHtoms, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the tents with the Jacuzzi are really worth it”
Vinay2015, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“upgrade to a room with a plunge pool--you will enjoy it. The main pool is frigid and the plunge pools are heated.”
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!
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”
monasheaves, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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