HOTELS IN MUMBAI & JAISALMER
freddyspex
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HOTELS IN MUMBAI & JAISALMER

HOTELS IN MUMABI & JAISALMER

HI DEARZ

I POSTED A NOTE FOR A NOT TOO EXPENSIVE HOTEL IN MUMBAI MID FEBRUARY AND GOT AN ANSWER FROM AN OLD TIMER BUT THEN I CAN'T TRACE IT DOWN....
SO HERE WE GO AGAIN, I'M LOOKING FOR AN HOTEL MAX Rs1000 THAT HAS ROOMS WITH PRIVATE TOILET AND/OR BATHROOMS AND THAT IS CLEAN AND FAIRLY RELIABLE, I GUESS AT THE FORT AREA OR IN COLABA....SUGGESTIONS ANYONE?
SAME TYPE OF THING FOR JAISALMER WHERE I'LL GO FIRST WHEN LEAVING MUMBAI...

THANK YOU

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#2
| Adventurer by Nature
Invest 250 Rupees more (you are in Bombay, not in a village!) and stay here www.hotelcauseway.com/tariff.htm , Hotel Causeway is in Colaba, 5 minutes to the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel etc...
Hotel in Jaisalmer? Stay inside the fort - Hotel Paradise or Suraj.
#3
| Senior Member
There are several good suggestions foir Mumbai under 1000 rupees in a thread a few down from this one, headed "hostels in mumbai". One has an email follow-up for very fast confirmation (it happens to be my own recommendation, the Benazeer in the Fort, for which we paid 950 rupees for an air-conditioned double with private bath/toilet and continuous hot water; another recommendation, on this same thread, is for the Lawrence, which charges about half that amount).

For Jaisalmer, you have a choice: you can either stay outside the fort and look at its Arabian-nights-type walls, or you can stay inside the fort, and look down at the new town. Which do you prefer? (If the latter, ensure that the hotel you choose really does have views of the town.... one recommendation on this site is for Desert Boys, and, indeed, the friendly owner showed us two or three rooms which, with their "island-bed" configuration, were extremely attractive and quite cheap at around 300 - 400 rupees a double; however, those rooms didn't have windows at all! The view was only from their roof-top restaurant).

If you plan to go on a camel trek in Jaisalmer, this might influence your choice of hotel, as a couple of the hotels have "special connections" with drivers who know about places other tourist operators don't go to..... we chose Shahi Palace for that reason, and travelled a LONG way -- not far from the Pakistan border -- for our desert trek; our reward was an absolutely pristine set of dunes, and we didn't see another tourist from the time we left town until we got back.
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tips

thank you jarman ah and annett!
#5
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Benazeer Email

Do You Have An Email And/or Phone Number For The Benazeer?
#6
| Senior Member
Hi, freddyspex!

Try benazeer@vsnl.com .... if memory serves, that's it (if not, get back to me and I'll comb through the files). Address the email to Mr C Abreo, as he's the one there with a bit of clout... and he's a pleasant man!

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