We arrived at Khimsar with a lot of expectations and thus chose this venue for our New Year's eve as well. The entrance to the fort is impressive as one is welcomed by the car and bike collection of the royal family. This beautiful collection is surely to attract car enthusiasts from all over the world. We were soon checked in and were shown to our room enroute an impressive entrance. The rooms though spacious are very uninspiring, with bad lighting, uncomfortable beds (bad sleep quality) and erractic wifi. As we were traveling through Rajasthan and had already experienced other heritage properties, we were extremely disappointed by the rooms. The bathrooms too are large and come with hot water and other amenities. The exteriors on the other hand are very good and we spent a considerable time enjoying meals/tea in turrets overlooking the swimming pool. If you do end up at Khimsar, you'll enjoy the outdoors too!
The restaurant in the old fort is a wonderful experience and this was one of our highlights. It is a true 'old world' dinner setting, romantically lit and with good food and a great service. In fact, the entire team (housekeeping and restaurant) are very receptive. The spa team, on the other hand, was uninformed of another steam and sauna that the hotel guests could use. In fact, I am surprised that a hotel like Khimsar charges its guests to use steam and sauna. The musical troop that plays in the evening is outstanding!
To summarize, the hotel may be a good option for one night stay. One can indulge in the pool, or the camel/jeep safari around 5km from the property. But do ask the reception for a tour of the property and all its inclusions. Given a choice, we would not be visiting this property again.
Although we were a big group but it's a gud place for a family weekend getaway. It has big swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports facilities to keep u occupied. They have an amazing collecting of vintage cars but those are just for display, they don't let u take a ride.
The food at the restaurant was pretty ordinary and not great in taste.
If you want to see sand dunes at Khimsar then you have to book room in this hotel.
Khimsar sand dunes are private property of Khimsar Fort Hotel and you can't visit the dunes and Oasis without staying in this hotel.
They provide Jungle safari to show Black bucks, Chinkara, wild camel, deer n Neel gai but that is also not included in the hotel charges. That will cost around 1250 including the taxes.
Hotel provides only breakfast n dinner for free (included in room tariff).They entertain their guests by Rajasthani Folk Dance, Puppet shows and Magic shows at dinner time.
This is an ITC maintained Luxurious hotel and price is in the higher range (11K+tax for the standard room) as per the hotel standard. You can also choose to stay at the huts in sand dunes. For that you need to pay 2000 rupees extra on top of your current booking.
A big and impressive hotel that is visually stunning. Big bedroom, big comfortable beds, good wifi, TV with English speaking channels (if you have time) and a good shower. Breakfast and Dinner was a buffet, which is not ideal, but if you fancy something different you can order a la carte (and room service), I would try and stick to the local food as the pizza and vegetarian sandwich were not good. The breakfast room is well presented and the dinner room is impressively built in the remains of the old fort, which overlooks where the local musicians and dancers perform each night, along with a puppet show for the kids. If you want peace and quiet while dining, aim for a table at the back.
Memorable welcome to new year at this property with friends. Stayed 2 nights at fort and one night at dunes village and had an excellent holidays in terms of food, services, location and ambiance. The 31st night was enjoyed with Rajasthani folk dance, live band and finally DJ music. The stay at dunes village was an amazing experience. The huts are well maintained and staff offers good hospitality. The sunset and sun rise views were mesmerising.