Jaisalmer touts - beware of the Hotel Golden City with swimming pool

#1 Jan 17th, 2010, 22:29
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The manager with a good grasp of english first approached us at Jodhpur train station whilst we were waiting for the night train to Jaisalmer, I understand now that this can be quite common. Promised us a cheap room with no strings attached including transfers, if we didnt like it we could walk.

Room had no towels and luke warm water but for the price we could live with it. Our problems started at check in later that morning when we turned down the stupidly expensive camel trek options and went for the cheaper option. All seemed ok until the next day as we were about leave for the camel trek, they insisted we check out of our mediocre room, pay and leave the bags in left luggage. This was not was not what was agreed and a pain but we had no time to argue and it was all a little intimidating. their kind welcome seemed to come to and abrupt end.

the camel trek was meant to start by jeep, instead we got squeezed into a small car and the journey was not pleasant, the jeep would not start apparantly. the actual people at the camel trek were great, shame about the organisers. we were worried we would have the promised room when we got back and this spoiled our enjoyment. did get a room but it was less then satisfactory, they had got what they wanted and didnt seem to care. the transfer back to the train station never happened either. Jaisalmer was great but somewhat spoilt by the hotellier. stay away from these cowboys and ignore their them if approached anywhere.
#2 Jan 18th, 2010, 09:16
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Oh! Sorry about your bad experience. I'd been to Jaisalmer about 5 years back. We just got into the hotel our auto guy took us to. And we engaged a jeep driver all for ourselves (we were 6 guys). The rooms and everything was good. The jeep guy took us into the desert and stopped where the authorized camel treks start.


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