Hotel Monsoon Palace:
  Jaisalmer, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (36 reviews, 5/5)

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  • 5/5 (Based on 36 reviews)

Beautiful little hotel inside the fort. Rooms are welcoming, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The rooftop also provides a fantastic view. Babu is a great host and very accommodating. Try his chai, yum! Very much a mini palace in its own right. Stay here! We loved it :)

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  By Lilza on Oct 10, 2011

The first thing you need to decide when visiting Jaisalmer is wheter you want to stay within the Fort. If yes, you should opt for the Monsoon Palace. We stayed there in April 2010 and it was the best choice. As we are five, we took both rooms, which meant that we had the whole hotel to ourselves. The rooftop terrace is fantastic, the rooms and bathrooms excellent.

True there is no restaurant, and breakfast is very simple fair, but since you are in the middle of the fort, you can easily walk to a restaurant in five minutes.

Be sure to meet Fifu the owner, his hospitality is great.

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  By utas2010 on Sep 09, 2011

A beautiful, unique experience staying at this small hotel, enhanced by the attentive care of Babu the housekeeper/host/cook. It is very small, absolutely in keeping with the city.

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  By JRP032 on May 05, 2011

The best option at Jaisalmer. Small house,private, cozy, attended by Fifu, its owner, with the help of Babu who cares about everything u need!!! (clothe cleaning, breakfast, delivery, prepare tour to the dessert....whatever!). You'll really feel like in your own home. Excelent location inside the fort with a unique view of jaisalmer from your private terrace while you relax drinking a beer...an oasis in the middle of India. I've never imagine finding a place like this in this country, it was a spa for my trip!!

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  By luchican on Apr 04, 2011

We stood at this hotel for two nights in summer 2010. And we just love to remember these days. Not only for the lovely tiny building, the well prepared rooms or the magnificient view from the rooftop terrace high above the city. But especially for the warm and hospitable welcome Babu and Kaku made for us. The best hotel at our whole tour!

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  By sander_dd on Jan 01, 2011

This 2 room guest house is a little gem. Located just inside the walls of the ancient fort, it has all mod cons including air conditioning and a roof terrace with stunning views over the city. The rooms, with ensuite shower rooms, are tastefully furnished and very clean. Babu, a delightful young man, is on hand 24 hours a day and acts like a personal butler, organising breakfast, laundry, transport and takeaway meals to enjoy on the roof terrace. The location is brilliant as you can walk out from your room once the bulk of the tourists have left and wander the streets of the old city, soaking up the atmosphere of ancient times and chatting to the locals who are very friendly. We are two women and felt very safe even late into the evening.

A highlight here was to have a meal cooked by an old lady living nearby either in her home or brought to the roof terrace. This was one of the tastiest meals we enjoyed all holiday.

Monsoon Palace is owned by the family who run Hotel Fifu, outside the walls of the city. This hotel is also worth considering if Monsoon Palace is full. It has wonderful views over the fort and an attractive roof terrace where meals can be taken, even if you are staying at Monsoon Palace inside the fort. A hotel tuc-tuc will shuttle you back and forth.

Nothing is too much trouble. When we took an overnight camel safari at the end of our stay they kindly stored our luggage and offered us a room to freshen up and change on our return.

Monsoon Palace would be perfect for two couples or a family travelling together as you would have the whole place to yourselves.

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  By Penny18Lo... on Nov 11, 2010

This little hotel is only 2 rooms big so the attention to detail is excellent as is the service. We found the location was very convenient and quiet. The rooms had air conditioning and were beautiful and clean. The hotel also has a fantastic rooftop terrace where you can have meals, drinks or just relax.

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  By thattrave... on Nov 11, 2010

I went to India with my husband for our honeymoon. We made a tour which lasted 3 weeks in Rajasthan and Jaisalmer was our favorite destination!
We were staying at the Monsoon Palace Hotel and we loved it! This small two-bedrooms hotel is situated in the heart of the Fort (old town) and has a phenomenal view over the city. The hotel is charming and comfortable (A/C, beautiful bathroom, good bed, nice decorations...). We loved spending our evenings on the rooftop terrace, a place so idyllic and romantic! The hotel staff is very friendly and professional and meets the demands of their guests.

A paradise that you must know ...

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  By alineluci... on Oct 10, 2010

What we read and saw in the website was completely matched by what we received at the hotel - charming, clean, comfortable and welcoming. The staff was so friendly, informative and helpful. The rooftop patio was small but was a quiet little haven to sit up in during the mornings and evenings. The owner Kaku and his assistant Babu were both complete treats there.

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  By guysruls on Sep 09, 2010

Hotel Monsoon Palace is a dream a 2 bedroom hotel just inside Jaisalmer fort....a dream....2 beautiful rooms,decorated with so much taste that makes you feel as a maharaja...incredible clean and with a very kind and nice staff, Bapu. They had a free service to Hotel Fifu,outside the fort, where you can enjoy with the kindness of Fifu,the owner,and the good food of his roof top restaurant.
If you go to Jaisalmer, both Fifu Hotel and Monsoon Palace are the best options to go, you will really enjoy your stay and will feel as in home.

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  By Rachelbcn... on Aug 08, 2010

Through tiny lanes , full of life and character , you arrive at this
incredible little hotel - 2 rooms which exude Rajasthan and a wonderful terrace , and you
fall in love with Jaisalmer .
It is my theory that you won't like a place , unless you
like your hotel / guesthouse .
And to fall in love with Jaisalmer , you gotta stay here .
I felt like a local while staying here , and I loved it .
I also met the owners , who are wonderful guys , and I enjoyed
the camel safari that I had arranged through them .
Also visit the roof top restaurant of Hotel Fifu ; it has a wonderful
view of the fort .

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  By Wisdom-Ti... on Apr 04, 2010

Had the pleasure of staying 2 nights in this truly wonderful place . Hotel consists of 2 bedrooms and a roof top restaurant .Food is brought from next door restaurant if you want to eat here , have to say food was fantastic .We must thank Babu for all his help and friendliness during our stay , much appreciated .
You are living amongst the locals within the fort which really is a fantastic place to stay .
So glad we stayed here .
Had a camel Safari arranged too which was fabulous .
Can't say enough good things about Monsoon Palace , just have to sum up as Fab , Fab ,Fab .

Going to Jaisalmer ??? then now you know where to stay .

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  By Collor on Mar 03, 2010

We stayed in the Hotel Monsoon Palace for 2 nights in December 2009. The hotel is small but lovely and the convenience of being located in the fort was great. Being able to wake up early and walk to visit the Jain temples was perfect. Our room was beautifully decorated (just as it looks on the internet) and the rooftop sitting area was a lovely place to sit and look out over the city.

We found Fifu and the other hotel staff to be very helpful; Fifu certainly went out of his way to make sure our stay was as enjoyable and stress free as possible; helping us with everything from recommending shops to helping us sort out a problem with our indian mobile. Fifu even allowed us to use a room in the hotel after checkout time when our train didn't leave until late in the day. We also organised a camel trip through the hotel and had a great experience.

I will certainly stay in Hotel Monsoon Palace (or Hotel Fifu) again if I return to Jaisalmer and I would recommend the hotel to other people.

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  By happytrav... on Jan 01, 2010

After 2 nights at the Fifus' Guesthouse, we stayed 3 nights in this wonderful place. Babu's welcome, chaïs and breakfasts were the top (and if you show enough enthusiasm, you may even get Babus' chaï recipe and learn with him how to do it!).
A great place to be at the heart of the city and the best way to be close to the many people leaving around.
Very good ayurvedic massage around the corner.

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  By Libellule... on Dec 12, 2009

fifu runs this cozy place that offers two elegant double rooms and a great rooftop. if you are looking for a quiet yet very central accomodation, steer clear of the numerous touts and contact fifu for this extraordinary option.

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  By slartibar... on Sep 09, 2009

When you meet the owner of Monsoon Palace and Fifu Guest House (Om Kewalia) you will understand why these are the 2 top places to stay in Jaisalmer. Our experience of The Monsoon Palace, which is a lovingly restored jewel, in the Fort itself was the highlight of our month long trip to India. Beautifully done golden stone rooms with lovely baths and a fantastic sunset terrace are just the beginning. What completes the experience is the hospitality of Om (Fifu) himself. He'll immediately go to work on anything at all that you may need, whether it's air, land or sea! What's wonderful about booking into the Monsoon Palace is that one also has full access also to Fifu House the larger and no less glorious property. Again, beautifully restored decorated and full of private niches to enjoy dinner, a drink and wonderful sunset views of the fort, itself.You cannot miss the experience of Jaisalmer and most of all the experience of Monsoon Palace. John Russo/Charles Orme New York City, New York

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  By ormerusso on Mar 03, 2009

Moonson Palece is one of the best option if you want to stay in side the fort. I am from Argentina, and I have gone many times to Jaisalmer, I have discovered this place on my last trips and i highly recomend it because its a place where you can feel at home, very clean, very nice decorated, very good service, and excelent quality-price relation. The place is a gem, and the owner, Fifu, is always ready to help you... and he speaks spanish!!! I have also made desert tours with him, and eventhough you can find cheaper services, the tour he offers is really different from the others. I have recomended many times this hotel and Fifu´´s services and nobody has been desapointed! That a lot in India. The terrase and Babu´s breakfast is unforgettable.

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  By sofiap on Mar 03, 2009

Monsoon Palace is situated in the Jaisalmer Fort. It has two rooms which are very nicely decorated - you can feel as if you are living at your own little home. This place was one of the best places I stayed in India within this price category. Breakfast on the roof terrace with looks down to Jaisalmer city and the desert behind or some cups of tea which will be prepared by the caring staff makes your time pass by more quickly than you might want to...
Absolutely recommendable.

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  By maumere on Jan 01, 2008

Monsoon Palace is not the easiest place to find when arriving but there is no need to be concerned as Jitu &/ or Fifu will ensure from the moment you set foot in the beautiful Jaislmer, the hustle and bustle of previous travels is soon forgotten. We were met at 5.00am at the train station and quickly rushed off to a comfortable bed and a warm Chai. It's these small things that make the difference and it cetainly doesn't stop on arrival. Don't be alarmed by the sound of relaxing hospitality in India, Jaislmer still offers you the same and if not more of that true Indian experience, it's just that you never have to look too far. As you will read, there are only two rooms so it's the ideal location for an enchanted stay within the Fort walls. Babu takes great pride in looking after any of your needs and his Masala Chai is famous in these parts of the west. We enjoyed the benefits of a quiet time in Jaislmer which allowed Jitu and Fifu to extend some of their warm hospitality to their guest house outside the Fort walls called Fifu's. If you're as lucky as we were, you may get the opportunity to meet their wonderful family and their most respected and knowledgable father. This and every other experience inJaislmer is one not to be forgotten. A truly wonderful experience and we look forward to getting back to India and Jaislmer one day to vist these wonderful hosts of the Monsoon Palace. If you want some brief details on hotel pros and cons, please see the above.

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  By BrasField on Apr 04, 2007

Our family stayed in the Monsoon Palace a few weeks ago and we tell everyone that it was the best place we have ever stayed (anywhere) especially with the kids. Fifu is a lovely man and made us feel very special and cared for. Babu's smile will stay in our memories forever, I am sure. Everything was perfect. The rooms spotless and beautiful, the view superb, the location could not have been better and of course the people are what make a place truly special. We highly recommend this hotel for anyone, but especially a family.

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  By barcelona... on Mar 03, 2007

We arrived tired and jaded after the long road trip to Jaisalmer and were greeted by the wonderful owner "Fifu" who ensured our stay was the nicest I have experienced in the entire of India.
The Monsoon Palace itself is a beautiful little guest house situated in the heart of the Fort. In terms of location you cant get any better.
I took one room and my mother the other, so we had the entire of the place to ourselves. The rooms are well decorated with Indian fabrics and are clean are lovely. Water is hot and there is plenty of it.
Internet is available on request in Fifus room
Breakfast is served on the picturesque roof terrace which is a selling point in itself. Fifu's hotel staff - at the time a likeable local - make sure you have everything you need. We had fresh fruit, toast and porride washed down with hot tea, juice or coffee. Divine.
Whilst we stayed there Fifu organised a great trip for us on camels out on the sand dunes and we visited his guest house in the desert sands! Also he let us cook with his workers in his kitchens, which to this day remains a highlight of any trip I have done.
We had such a great stay here, in fact we are all still friends!
Can I say any more?!?

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  By Ash's on Mar 03, 2007

We want to recommend a lovely place to stay in Jaisalmer. Hotel Monsoon Palace, is a charming, small hotel, inside the castle of Jaisalmer.
Two nice and very friendly brothers, Jitu and Fifu are running the place. The hotel is built new out of the ruins of some old building. When we stayed in the hotel in february, 2005, they had two rooms to let, but now they have expanded. The rooms are lovely and each have attached nice and spotless bathroom/toilet. Everything is clean, tastefull and sober.
On the top, a very nice roof terrace and a small kitchen for preparing chai,coffee and breakfast for the guests . The view from the terrace is wonderfull, as it is situated along the castle wall, - a nice and long view to the west. The sunset from this terrace, together with a cold beer is highly to recommend!
Elisabeth and Tore, Norway

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  By NorwayMar... on Mar 03, 2007

We travelled around Rajasthan last August and we were very lucky to spend a few days in Moonson Palace in Jaiselmer. It is very small hotel where you can feel as if you are at home. Rooms are very conformtable and very well decorated. The hotel has a beautiful terrace in the roof where you have a great view of the dessert. This place is located inside the magnificient fort of Jaisalmer in the middle of the tiny and narrow streets. The hotel is run by Om who is a very friendly person who wishes that you feel part of his family. You will also meet Babu who is also a friendly young guy We spent a great time and we hope to go back in the future. This hotel is highly recomended!!

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  By Tayrona on Mar 03, 2007

What a charming place to stay in the heart of Jaisalmer!
The hosts Fifu & Jitu are friendly. You'll love their hospitality. They helped us finding good restaurants, shops and things to see in the city. The rooms are so quiet & nice. Each room is decorated in a different style and they are very clean. They are A/C equiped. It's like sleeping in The Tales from 1001 nights. From the rooftop terrace, you can admire the desert & the city view or just bring a book and relax.
We stayed there 4 days and we give a five stars to this hotel and their hosts.

Sonia & Normand Despins

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  By chilston on Mar 03, 2007

We did a 11 day tour of Rajasthan over the Christmas/New Years holiday and our stay in Jaisalmer was the best of all the cities we visited. The owner of Monsoon Palace and Fifu's Guest House was extremely accomodating and helpful in arranging for our stay in Jaisalmer and an overnight camel trek with camping at Sam Dunes. They made us feel very welcome and at home (which was nice because we arrived there after a 10 hour car ride and it was Christmas Day). They have two properties and we stayed at Monsoon which is located inside of the fort/city. It was an excellent location and perfect for roaming through the old city. Babu staffed the house and took care of any needs and cooked breakfast as well as made chai. This property only has two rooms in it as it was the owners' family residence before they moved out of the fort. When we stayed there we were the only ones there so it was very private and peaceful. There is also a roof top patio that was perfect for relaxing and taking pictures of the city. Monsoon Palace is definitely worth the trip out to Jaisalmer.

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  By Americani... on Feb 02, 2007

Within the walls of the fort at Jaisalmer in western Rajasthan, there is a hotel called the Monsoon Palace. It`s not easy to find , down the narrow lanes, past the shops selling bright farics, paintings, puppets and other Rajasthani folk art, you`ll need to be guided by Jitu or Om who own the hotel. When you arrive you'll find that the hotel consists of just two beautifully decorated rooms and a delightful roof terrace looking out over the walls to the town below. In residence is Babu, a charming young man who makes the best chai I`ve ever drunk. He`s there to make your breakfast and generally look after you. Your hosts, the brothersOm and Jitu offer the best of Indian hospitality. They also own a slightly larger hotel called Fifu`s Guesthouse just outside the town where you can join them and the other guests to eat very enjoyable Rajasthani thali. Its like becoming one of the family. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
Sue & Andrew Greenfield

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  By Tamasha on Feb 02, 2007

Chiedo venia per la recensione non troppo tempestiva. Tappa di un tour del Rajasthan prenotato tramite un'agenzia indiana. Nelle tappe precedenti avevamo alloggiato in alberghi-perle, ma anche in strutture semplicemente decenti. A Jaisalmer ci avevano però spedito in un hotel abominevole (interni con corridoi tipo prigione) e alle nostre rimostranze ci hanno dirottato sul Monsoon. Meraviglioso per la stanza, la gentilezza del ragazzo-custode con cui abbiamo passato molte ore sul tetto a chiacchierare e bere il masala chai, la posizione nel forte. Davanti alla finestra della camera era "parcheggiata" una mucca e non era certo profumata, ma that's India.

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  By ArcherRim... on Mar 03, 2009

Staying here for Diwali was both magical and challenging with the fireworks and the crowds, but these folks made it completely stress free with great service and comfortable accom. Only two rooms and a cozy rooftop, it felt more like a B&B. Serviceable dining on either side and in a perfect location.

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  By kevincrou... on Oct 10, 2011

Beautiful & clean room. Views over the golden city were amazing. Free pick-up from train station was appreciated. We stayed in 1 of 2 room, and was the only guests there, so had the stunning roof-top balcony all to ourselves. I know many people thought Babu was great, and he was v easy going & welcoming, but at times I felt he was being over attentive, when we wanted to just relax on our own. The place is not big, so I felt I had to make polite conversation whenever he is around. When we want to use internet/ buy souvenirs, Babu would always "know friends", so we felt pressurised.

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  By acos2 on Feb 02, 2011

Fantastic to be in the walls of the fort. Nice staff, allowed us to keep luggage at the hotel, whilst we went on camel safari. Wold reccommend.

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  By SCohen48 on Nov 11, 2010

Hotel Monsoon Palace Jaisalmer
This is a two room B&B in a great location in the Jaisalmer fort – rooms are small, clean, comfortable, nicely furnished and have everything you need for a few days in Jaisalmer. There is a private roof terrace with good views. Hot water works but runs out pretty quickly. Breakfast is just toast and fruit but it is easy to get cheap and tasty food in the fort restaurants. The sister hotel is Hotel Fifu which is a short distance outside the town. We pre booked with a credit card deposit with no problems. Good value and recommended.

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  By A_JSydney on Jan 01, 2008

We stayed at the annex of the Monsoon Palace for four days in January 2007. It was a magical experience in the old Fort of Jaissalmer. We travelled with twin daughters aged 6 and felt absolutely safe there and in the neighbourhood. It was a two bedroom house over 400 years old but very well maintained (only small inconvenience is that we had to share the bathroom but it was no problem). It also had a roof terrace with a wonderful view over the fort as well as a small patio where the children were able to play. We will certainly stay there again when we next to Jaissalmer and would highly recommend it for those who want to stay away from the established hotels. We also went on a one night camel safari arranged through the owners of the hotel who were extremely friendly and attentive. The camel safari was a worthwhile experience and both the parents and children had a great time and were very well looked after.

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  By Familly on Feb 02, 2007

Fuimos a Jaisalmer en Marzo de este año y nos encontramos con Fifu, dueño de monsoon palace que es un hombre encantador y que nos resolvió tododurante nuestra estadía en Jaisalmer. El Mosnsoon Palce en sí, es un Petit hotel delicadamente decorado, muy limpio y con una atención exelente. Lo recomiendo fervientemente!
Mariana de Argentina.

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  By marytom on May 05, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at this small but beautiful hotel, 2 bedrooms. In the fort at Jaiselmer. Don't have a view of it obviously but a fabulous sunset from the roof terrace. Babu, the host was very attentive, a little too much at times, but a great guy who would do anything for you. We booked a desert safari through their sister hotel Fifu. A little more expensive than others but really worth it. Well worth a look.

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  By pfbyrne on Nov 11, 2011

Were in Jaisalemer for 2 1/2days- and spent the first day at this hotel. The only reason we booked this hotel was because from the hotel website and the TA reviews, we thought this is the only exclusive hotel inside the fort premises- so we were excited to book it, though we found it steeply priced at Rs 2600 for a night.

Firstly, this is NOT the only accomodation you will find inside the premises- there are many more B&B types and people who let out their rooms- just that they dont advertise.

Speaking about the Monsoon Palace, it is set inside a very narrow alley inside the fort, and I think the primary reason they provide free pick up from the railway station- impossible to find it otherwise. The room was preety from inside- just as they show in the website- the bathroom was big, fitted with Jaguar tiling and shower- so no complaints about the room. The hotel DOES NOT have a restaurant. Babu can only make tea n all at the hotel terrace roof top (there is a small kitchen there) So forget room service- you will have to venture out for food (In Jaislamer, all restaurants make fresh food, so the waiting time is easily 25-30 mins)

Also, they quoted a overpriced sum for overnight desert safari- we enquired at the shops outside and got a much better deal. The ONLY silver lining we saw in booking this hotel as compared to the ones right outside the fort is that we could take a stroll around the fort at midnight- that ways it was pretty cool.

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  By ParomitaS on May 05, 2011

chambres très propres et jolies certes, mais l'hôtel se résume à une terrasse (peu ensoleillée en hiver), à deux chambres (sombres, donnant sur un mur) et... un escalier très raide. Assez cher pour ce qui est offert. Service moyen : nous sommes restés deux jours et personne ne s'est occupé de rentrer dans nos chambres, ne serait-ce que pour nous proposer des serviettes propres.

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  By paj11 on Jan 01, 2011

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