The Gulaal
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The Gulaal

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5.0
#8 of 190 hotels in Jaisalmer
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Gulaal is a luxury boutique haveli offering 12 rooms (8 deluxe rooms and 4 luxury suites). All rooms are air-conditioned with attached bathroom . These include an elegantly appointed bedroom with king size bed adorned with Rajasthani textiles, a dressing table with private wardrobe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi

Location

Bera Road Infront Of Nagar Parishad, Jaisalmer 345001 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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The Gulaal hotel emerges as a cherished destination, with visitors frequently praising its impeccable cleanliness, from the spotless rooms to the hygienically maintained pool and dining areas. Nestled in an ideal location, it offers both easy access to attractions and a peaceful retreat. The hotel's rooftop, which affords stunning fort views, and its sumptuous pool are among the well-loved amenities. Guests consistently commend the warm and professional service, enhancing the hotel's traditional charm and luxurious atmosphere. Moreover, the spacious rooms adorned with traditional decor are a highlight, all adding up to an experience that many find to be excellent value.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Traditional
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Lavish

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Manoj K wrote a review Nov 2021
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
it was good stay at Hotel. Explaining some Pros and Cons.

Pros:
1. We booked suite room. room was big, and nicely decorated. I would say I never seen such amazing interior in any hotel.
2. We had our lunch in the hotel. very tasty. everyone enjoyed the food.
3. Owner is very cooperative, and keep everything transparent before taking any booking so that Guest does not feel cheated.
4. They serve food at rooftop restaurant which having fort view and nice sitting arrangement. You can click some nice pictures here.

Cons:
1. They having limited parking within hotel. If hotel is fully occupied, you might need to park the car outside of the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nikita wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed for 3 nights at Hotel Gulaal in their deluxe room. We decided this placed just based on exceptionally good reviews and can vouch that this place is excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. 1) Great Location : This place is at walkable distance from fort /market but little away from hustle bustle of market , hence quiet peaceful. From their rooftop restaurant, you get amazing view of fort. Only thing is entrance road to the hotel is bit ok but that can be totally ignored after seeing the property 2) Rooms : Rooms are big, very well made , good decor and entire property is extremely clean. They have nice Indian seating in each room by the window. Entire staff is taking good precautions for COVID and it is well sanitized. We got a chance to have a look at their luxury suite rooms and they are simply superb - especially fort view room. 3) Hospitality : Mr. Virendra Singh and his entire team took very good care of us thus making us feel at home. Hotel looks like Grand Haveli having those antique touch and provides all luxury amenities. Entire staff is extremely courteous and helpful. 4) Food : Mr. Babu and his team manages restaurant area very well. Breakfast is ala carte and they prepare as per what we want. Everything is freshly prepared and food was amazing, especially Daal Baati. Loved having meals at their rooftop restaurant. They also have enclosed restaurant at rooftop where you can still enjoy good view and feel little cosy during winter. Recommend stay at this place if you are visiting jaisalmer.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Balkrishna P wrote a review Jan 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Hotel is little away from the city which allows you have quality time with family. Service and staff are above excellent, front desk staff Babu extended best of services that we needed during our stay. Owners are genuinely customer centric and are very helpful and co-operative, they are personally taking care of each customer. Rooftop Reastuarant has fabaluios view of fort while having dinner and is serving very delicious as well as quality food. Breakfast they have good choices that will let you feel accomplished. We liked foods like Pancakes, Choley Pori, Dal tadka, Cheez Masala Bread Omlet & Tandoori Wheat Roti.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richa wrote a review Oct 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a family trip with my parents, sister n brother in October .
The hotel surpassed our expectations!!!! We had booked the hotel after reading the reviews n surely it didn’t disappoint us .
And just like a true boutique hotel each room was unique n beautiful, aesthetically pleasing n with all the required amenities.
Prompt room service .
The rooftop restaurant offers the beautiful view of Jaisalmer Fort and serves lip smacking dishes. The food was upto the mark , each preparation delicious. We are strict vegetarians n luckily during the time of our stay the hotel kitchen was only veg:)
Mr Virendraji ( owner) makes you feel so comfortable n is always there to solve your queries. He gave us genuine inputs regarding the tourist spots n his guidance really helped us.
The desert safari arranged by the hotel was truly a memorable experience. It was in a secluded area where we could soak up the beauty of the dunes ( unlike the Sam dunes which are overcrowded )
Staff was courteous n prompt in service. Guddu bhaiya managed our food orders quite well .
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plan your itinerary with the help of hotel owner Virendraji
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Sushila wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is not often that I would call a hotel stay an experience but this was one not to be missed. The place was a beautifully designed and well appointed haveli. Even the outer carved solid wooden door of our room was an object of fascination. We had a friendly welcoming party who insisted that we made ourselves at home immediately. After depositing our luggage we went to the open rooftop restaurant to enjoy the views of Jaisalmer Fort and eat light but tasty Pakora and Chana Chat snacks before going sightseeing.
It was only a 20 minute auto rickshaw ride up to the Fort with pretty barren landscape and dusty uneven roads. I certainly would not recommend strolling around the immediate hotel location.
We returned to the hotel where we enjoyed an equally tasty but relatively cheap vegetarian evening meal with soft drinks in the enclosed rooftop restaurant. The view of the fort was spectacular lit up against the dark starry night sky. Although it was quite cold and windy that January evening, and table service was a little slow, we enjoyed chatting to the hotel guests and swapping travel stories.
Overall, it was a very pleasant stay run by a delightful team of staff. We had only booked the one night but would have liked to stay an extra night.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Large room with very comfortable bed on ground floor. Warm coat recommended for restaurant in...
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steadyslack wrote a review Mar 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well done Vincent and his team for such a nicely run and friendly ‘boutique’ hotel of 12 rooms.
Rooftop restaurant produces some fab dishes including ‘whole roast chicken’, ‘Tarka dhal’, ‘masala peanut salad’ and the service is excellent. Views and comfort are great.
We were in room 203 which had a lounge, sun room and practically its own terrace and steps down to the excellent pool.
Sure, you could go to one of the swanky hotels and pay 3x more for not a lot extra.
Would return.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fushia139 wrote a review Jan 2020
Asia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights as a family with 3 kids and had a lovely stay! Rooms are huge (the largest we had in our trip in Rajasthan!) and nicely decorated in a quiet but very safe road (away from the madness but still within walking distance to the fort). It’s a small boutique hotel with a homely feel - owner and staff are super welcoming, courteous, friendly and so helpful. We loved the food (had breakfast and dinner there twice) - very fresh and aromatic. View form the rooftop is amazing day and night when the fort is lit up. I also appreciated the tipping policy - no individual tipping but we could leave a collective tip at the end. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vishnu Vaidyanathan wrote a review Dec 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at this boutique hotel for 3 nights. Extremely impressed by the hospitality. Where do I start ? We were looking at a hotel with a traditional vibe close to the Fort and found this hotel through trip advisor. As we entered the hotel in the morning, we were greeted by the warm receptionist Bablu and Virendra (owner) who helped us formulate our travel itinerary and went to great detail explaining about the must see sites in the city. The room and bathroom is very spacious with a traditional haveli like interior and a room heater which was necessary for the winters. All 3 meals are freshly prepared upon order which has to be given 30 min in advance and served at the rooftop overlooking the picturesque Jaisalmer Fort. We expected oily and ghee filled dishes and was quite apprehensive about the food in Rajasthan but were happily proven wrong by the food which was authentic and made in a homely fashion. We tried out most of the yummy Rajasthani dishes and the staff were extremely warm and hospitable and made us feel very welcoming. We had also arranged a desert safari package which included a couple of historical sites, camel rides and folk dance and dinner at a camp through the hotel and came back feeling truly experienced the desert lifestyle. In summary, Gulaal truly made our Jaisalmer visit memorable !
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Road24138382959 wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ahaaaa… everything about this hotel is excellent. It’s a boutique property and it’s beautiful. Although locality is not so scenic but their overwhelming hospitality made us overlook that. Menu is not vast but Food is very delicious and hygienically cooked. Overall experience left us nostalgic, wanting to spend a little more time in this beautiful property. Virendra Ji, the owner, Mr Babu, Mr Aditya and all other service staff took extra care and went an extra mile to make us feel special…. Kudos to the team…. Would highly recommend this hotel to everyone visiting Jaisalmer
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Himanshu Sharma wrote a review Mar 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Gulaal is a beautiful boutique haveli located in the heart of the Jaisalmer city. I went on a family vacation in the last week of February, 2022 and stayed in the Hotel. A beautiful, specious and comfortable stay we had. The things we specially liked were the stone art of the haveli, the view of the Sonar fort from the rooftop, beautiful and spacious rooms and the delicious food. Owners of the Hotel Sh Virendra Singh ji and Chandan Singh Ji personally look into the management of the hotel on daily basis and make sure that all guests are at ease and comfortable during the stay, which makes it class apart!
The food is super delicious and believe me, having it in the morning and at night at the rooftop with a wonderful view of the fort gives a very different feeling. Service is very good. Staff is humble and courteous. Would like to stay in Gulaal again whenever I am visiting Jaisalmer in future. It's like, I will visit Jaisalmer again just to stay in Gulaal! Highly recommended!!! Keep it up, Gulaal!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sakshi asked a question Feb 2021
1 contribution
Is your hotel is pet friendly
Aksha asked a question Jan 2021
Sikar, India3 contributions
Does maharaja suites have balcony
Answer from Hotel Gulaal
Jaisalmer, India8 contributions
Dear Guest , Greetings from Hotel Gulaal.........!! Maharaja suite has no Balcony . Kind Regards
Vinit J asked a question Dec 2018
Mumbai, India6 contributions
how far is the hotel from the market ? is it at the outskirt?
Answer from Saesnes
Reading, United Kingdom240 contributions95 helpful votes
I'm not sure which market you're referring to. If it's inside the fort, we drove and it took about 10 minutes to reach the city walls.
Anuj J asked a question Mar 2018
what is the price of one room
Answer from Jitendra S
Mumbai, India11 contributions7 helpful votes
we had a suite room available at last moment when we entered the city. Price was around ₹8000 for 3 nights
Answer from pk67
Sydney, Australia54 contributions18 helpful votes
Hi Tom I think you should email the hotel directly - this question came to me based on a review I submitted. Look for 'the gulaal' on google to get their email address
Marc T wrote a tip Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available at the hotel "
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Alison J wrote a tip Nov 2023
Exmouth, United Kingdom87 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Food in hotel is all veg & extremely good, but if you want non veg then new restaurant right next door is also excellent (Bera House)"
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Time4chocolate wrote a tip Nov 2023
London6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is highly recommended- don’t hesitate to book."
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Ben S wrote a tip Aug 2023
King of Prussia, United States1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you order snack foods for lunch (naan, papad, lassi) they will bring it to you by the pool"
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ariannaschiavoni wrote a tip Aug 2023
Rome, Italy55 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a swimwear!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$88 - AU$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanJaisalmer DistrictJaisalmer
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gulaal
What are some of the property amenities at The Gulaal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Gulaal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Gulaal?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gulaal?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gulaal?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Jaisal Treat, Green park restaurant, and The Bera House Jaisalmer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gulaal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gulaal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gulaal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gulaal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jaisalmer Fort (0.9 km), Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli (1.3 km), and Maharaja's Palace (0.9 km).
Does The Gulaal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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