Perhaps the best place to stay in Jaisalmer’s fort wall is Hotel Garh.
This tall narrow home has been converted into a hotel full of charm, located around a courtyard at the top of a lane.
It’s roof top restaurant has spectacular views.
It shoulders up against other hotels (in fact, the brave can walk between roof tops). Hotel Rajmandir is right next door and Hotel Surja Guest House (good for an easy meal) the next hotel along.
The staff are kind, thoughtful, honest and sincere. Requests are happily and readily accommodated.
There’s no room safe, but belongings are secure. There’s also no room fridge, but complimentary chai, coffee and water are always available (and lovely to enjoy in the gorgeous window seats.)
Each of the seven rooms is beautifully decorated in a different colour. My favourite was the Sweet Purple room, that is huge, with a large bathroom and extra single bed.
But the Opium Room is also lovely…
And there’s the Green Room…
The Blue Room and Red Room…
…and the Scarlet Room
Hotel Garh is great value, at less than $AUS60 per night in low season, including a sumptuous breakfast of fruit, juice, eggs, masala chai/coffee, banana pancakes and Indian breakfast choices like Poha (flattened rice cooked with spices and vegetables).