Suryagarh Hotel, 16km out of Jaisalmer, is beautiful, but isolated in the desert.
While rooms can be quite affordable, especially in the low season, food and drink is expensive, at Australian prices.
That said, the dining is very, very memorable….and there’s a few ways to stay in budget.
Welcome drinks and snacks are amazing and extremely generous.
Then, through your stay, little treats and sweets arrive mysteriously in your room.
Breakfast is included in the room price and is incredible, including a ‘chaat bar’ (make your own snacks) and traditional Indian sweets, as well as Indian breakfast foods and marsala chai served in a variety of traditional ‘tea cups’.
The setting for breakfast is lovely and peacocks wander around the courtyard.
Dinner is silver service, glamourous and romantic in the courtyard and very, very good.
Safed chicken, rice, misi roti $AUS25 Bundi ladoo
If you have enjoyed the arrival snacks and sweets that arrive in your room, then really, one main, bread and rice is enough for two people…and helps to compensate for otherwise steep prices.
The complimentary sweets are very lovely too.
Another tip to stay in budget is to take some pre-dinner drinks and snacks out with you (a welcome tip from a fellow traveller).
Gin is $AUS3 for 750ml (a bargain)