"Good Hotel at Reasonable Rate - but" Hotel Golden City Tip by goutamb7

Hotel Golden City, Jaisalmer: 148 reviews and 0 photos

I booked Hotel Golden City - Jaisalmer through the website www.travelguru.com. The booking ID - TGU0000147538.

The hotel accommodation & food at the roof top restaurant was good. The services team and especially people at the roof top restaurant were very good.

But I would like to mention to fellow tourists - not to book any local package tours through this Hotel. They will charge too much for too less. What we got for three persons @ 2000 x 3 = 6000 Rupees is not even worth 500 Rupees per person.

They will promise too many things like a trip to the interiors of the desert and a camel safari and visit to villages & cultural programs dinner, city tours etc. They will also talk about a permit to visit the deep deserts. They will charge 4 to 5 times the actual cost of these events. Moreover, the talk of the permit is a bluff. The deep deserts they will talk of is none other than Sam Dunes. Camel Safari is a camel ride at the Sam Dunes. The Cultural Programs are nothing more than the Banjara Programs you see in any village fair. Dinner is vegetarian food.

Overall - not to be influenced by their sales technique of using words like "Jumbo" "Mega" or "Moglai" local sightseeing packages.

The booking through Travelguru was respected by them, although the first offer was for an upgrade to another Hotel of theirs, luckily we refused that offer.

Unique Qualities: Reasonable accomodation at a fair price.

But the local sightseeing package was an absolute dissapointment at that price.

Address: Opposite SBI Bank, Jaisalmer, India
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 02992-251664
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.hotelgoldencity.com/

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  • Written Jan 27, 2009
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