|Kahala Phata, Sam Road, 345001 , Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, INDIA.|
Description: SuryagarhEnjoying a spectacular location in the heart of the Thar desert, Suryagarh is set in a painstakingly restored 18th century fortress palace. This luxury boutique hotel is a short drive from Jaisalmer, and many of the region's attractions are within easy reach of the hotel, including Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Gadsisar Lake.
Suryagarh offers guests splendid desert sunrise and sunset views from its rooms and suites. The hotel has an enormous indoor swimming pool, and there is also fitness room, a plush games room with a full size snooker table, and a spa and wellness centre. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's exclusive restaurant, the Legend of Marwad, serving gourmet regional cuisine. Suryagarh also has an art room, where guests can learn local crafts from expert practitioners. The hotel's tour desk can organise bespoke trips and excursions, including desert safaris and visits to the Folk Arts Festival, held in January and February.
Suryagarh has 62 luxurious rooms, all elegantly appointed and spacious. The rooms are air-conditioned, come with large double beds and feature a range of amenities, including flat-screen TVs, safes and mini-bars. All rooms have sumptuous en-suite bathrooms with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Type of rooms: SuryagarhPalace Room:
This room's traditional settings echo Rajasthan's princely residences. However, eighteenth century embellishments have been thoughtfully juxtaposed with every modern convenience imaginable to indulge royal fancies.
Grand Heritage Room:
The Rajputana heritage manifests itself in innumerable ways across these suites. Superlative comforts characterize these carefully detailed rooms. The miniature painting cushions made around the militaristic theme add a cosy quotient, along with the services which cater to every whim and fancy.
In terms of scale, this suite is as lavish as its larger counterparts. In size, it has a petite, albeit cosy arrangement that mirrors the property's fondness for restrained opulence.
The trappings of royalty are writ large across this expansive suite, which has a living room, a powder room, a plush bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a beautiful private alcove to sit and sip Suryagarh's signature Kesari chai.
The walls are a master craftsman's painstaking labour of traditional block prints in gold. Abundant silks and velvets and story-telling cushions complement period furniture and lovingly restored artwork.
A homage to the state of Jaisalmer that never once surrendered to invaders or foreign rule, this well-appointed suite is full of historic memorabilia and objets d'art.
Carved out of Jaisalmer stone and embellished with rich local textures, the rooms overlook the endless Thar desert. The suite comprises a living room, dining room with a pantry, his and hers dressing areas and a grand bathroom as well as a private terrace with its very own splash pool.
A dedicated butler service is available for guests.
Additional information: Suryagarh
Transfer services avaiable on request.
Number of rooms: 62
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2012.Smoking policy: There are non-smoking rooms available.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro.
Restaurant closed: The Legend of Marwad restaurant is open for dinner only.
GPS Coordinates: 26° 55' 2.01'' N 70° 46' 41.07'' E
Nearest airport: Jaisalmer Airport - 14.3 km.