Imperial Golden Desert Camp Sam

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Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - 345 001

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Imperial Golden Desert Camp Sam, Jaisalmer - Guest Reviews & Ratings

3.8/5 Good
(Based on 5 reviews)

100.0% of our customers recommend this hotel.
All reviews displayed below have been submitted by customers who stayed at this hotel.

Average Guest Rating

  • 15
  • Room Quality (3.8)
  • Service Quality (3.4)
  • Dining Quality (3.8)
  • Cleanliness (3.6)

Imperial Golden Desert Camp Sam - Individual ratings and reviews:

PRASHANT from \, India recommends this hotel - Posted: 05 Jan 2015

5

Good

  • Room Quality: 4/5
  • Service Quality: 5/5
  • Dining Quality: 5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5

MR. K from BENGALOORU(BANGALORE, India recommends this hotel - Posted: 03 Feb 2010

4

We were not sure we went to the correct hotel. Our hotel challan was collected at Imperial Hotel Jaisalmer and a small hand written paper was given. The tent hotel we stayed was Royal Desert camp.

  • Room Quality: 4/5
  • Service Quality: 4/5
  • Dining Quality: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5

BHASKAR from PUNE, India recommends this hotel - Posted: 27 Dec 2009

3

Location: Sam (Pronounced as Hindi Sa - M not Sam as in Uncle Sam) is a village on the out skirts of Jaisalmer. Few KM before Sam village on one side of road (before and after a tool both you'll find clusters of tents belonging to different hotels. Imperial Golden Desert Camp Sam (A.K.A Royal Golden Desert Camp) is one such. You call them up the attendant ask you to look our for the board of Imperial hotel which is non-existent. Their board is "The Golden Camp" and is one of first few camps. Resort/Camp: There is nothing much except for a cluster of tents and a stage for cultural program. Check-in at 12:00... you'll make an ass of yourself if you do that. There is nothing to do there except stare at each other. They don't expect guests for lunch and if you end up having your lunch there be prepared for in-ordinate delays and mediocre food. The Tent: The tents are well designed originally but badly maintained. Never the less the experience is authentic and worth the trouble for once in a life time experience. The tent entrance could not be closed as the wooden buttons were and fasteners were torn. They provided warm clean rugs and the tents have attached toilets. The water has a golden hue and is usable only for toilets. The toilets were not clean. Food and Hospitality: The food is sub-standard not even worth cribbing about. But wait... in the middle of the desert what would you expect? One should put things in perspective here probably. But then one has to compare it with other camps before concluding so... Their restaurant tent was stinking in the morning and I had to keep away from it because of nausea. You'll be wise to carry your own crate of packaged drinking water from the city. There was a man doing rounds asking you if you had food comfortable stay talking a lot about Rajasthani khatirdari and doing what ever he could do to help you which was not much. Camel rides and crowded Sam: Sam is hugely oversold and crowded by tourists. The place reminded me of being on Vizag beach. The sand dunes are a walkable distance from the camps, the camel ride is an experience in itself, and there are all kinds of music dance shows, camel rides, carts and races on on the dunes to attract you (extract money from you). Tapri chai for 10 bucks is a bad deal. "Mata ji ka mandir hai border ka shooting hua tha na... sab jate hain dekh ne..." there isn't even a trace! The fact is that we drove past huge (100 feet) sand dunes to come to Sam. Cultural program: In the chill of the evening with a namesake camp fire which was 20 feet away and barely alive so that it doesn't emit sparks that set the tents on fire (practical problems you see) they started the cultural program. They give you warm razai's so that you can survive though. The artists were enthusiastic and the dancers eager to show their talent. The music was good, the tunes haunting at times and as mysterious as the desert itself at other times. The dancer circled and circled at such speeds that make the audience dizzy while her beautiful skirt with mirrors made waves. Overall: Staying in the tents and the camel ride are an experience in themselves. There should be better tents else where. Chowki Dhani in now open bang next door so one should check that out. To experience camel ride and Sam sunset, you can stay else where and come down to Sam by say 4PM and leave after sunset saving yourself the trouble of staying in such miserable camps. Overall this is a mixed experience probably ok for once. I would not recommend this camp though.

  • Room Quality: 3/5
  • Service Quality: 3/5
  • Dining Quality: 2/5
  • Cleanliness: 2/5

SARVDEEP from Gurgaon, India recommends this hotel - Posted: 04 Mar 2008

4

Overall stay for a day was GREAT!!

  • Room Quality: 5/5
  • Service Quality: 4/5
  • Dining Quality: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5

MRS SUPRIYA from Malad, India recommends this hotel - Posted: 10 Jan 2008

3

The service of the hotel is pathetic. I was there with my family for 3 days they served the same menu for all days. We have to eat halwa and poha every day even in dinner we have to eat same dal and same bhaji. They had cultural pro grammes every night it was same every day, even on the New Year the didn't had any thing different, the dance was good. I would really appreciate the staff they were extremely helpful and very polite to deal.

  • Room Quality: 3/5
  • Service Quality: 1/5
  • Dining Quality: 4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4/5