Stayed at this amazing Hotel in for two nights in Jan 2014. I'd been travelling around Northern Rajasthan then came to this place. Quite superb. You turn in from a busy road down a short driveway lined with mature trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers. To the right a swimming pool, to the left a large marquee where I later discovered breakfast was served. In front the fantastic beautiful main hotel. A unique terracotta building. Reception staff were gracious, humble and polite. My huge, well appointed room was just about perfect. 2nd floor. Exactly what I was looking for, for my two nights, my only regret is I wish I could have stayed longer. Jodhpur is brilliant !! Combine this with a stay at the Ratan Vilas and, 'you've cracked it!' MV spices down by the Clock Tower is a must place to get your spices. Meals at the hotel are a must. Breakfast is buffet style but Silver Service if you prefer, lots of choice. At night the place comes into its own. Dinner was served in the superb courtyard. Candlelights on tables and large controlled fires kept us, the guests warm and created that unique,'Ratan Vilas' atmosphere. The attentive, knowledgable staff recommended meals that suited everyones palate. Then one morning a very beautiful, elegant Indian lady asked if I was enjoying my stay. I said, 'yes, very much so.' She went on to explain how she and her husband owned the Hotel. We spoke for half an hour about the hotel, its fascinating history and there involvement with the Royal Family of Jodhpur, amazing!!
To sum up this was one of my, 'highlight hotels' of my three week trip to India.
Thank you Ratan Vilas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ratan Vilas was built in 1920 as a private residence by Maharaj Ratan Singhji of Raoti, Jodhpur. The villa is being managed as a hotel since 2000 by Ratan Singhji’s great grandson, Brijraj Singh. The guest rooms and the common areas are well appointed and arranged with care. Ratan Vilas as a place to stay offers its guests an eternal old world charm seamlessly blending with the modern comforts and an authentic experience of the legendary Rajput hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ratan Vilas Jodhpur
- Ratan Vilas Hotel Jodhpur