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Ratan Vilas
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Jodhpur
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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I travelled with my wife & 4 year old naughty son. It was one of the best hotels we stayed in. Excellent location & facilities. Specious rooms & hotel premises. Absolutely worth ...

Things can be improved: Very minimal ones but we should improve all time :)...
1) Provide small garbage bin room as well (apart from wash room).
2) Bathroom sleepers will a good addition as well.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I was on a family vacation in Rajasthan in March - mainly in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Initially there was a scepticism on the hot weather during this time but the weather was good with bright sunny days and gentle breeze in the evening.

I am a frequent visitor to Jodhpur for official trips and stayed different hotel and resorts, so this time it was a tough job to decide on the hotels - one option was to book the known hotel where stayed in or ventured out a new one.

After some initial survey, I choose "Ratan Vilas" ( I never stayed here before) and I am highly satisfied with the service and hospitality. My feedback...

1.Booking: booked directly with the hotel, they are quite responsive and replied all the queries quickly. On the day of travelling I got the call for pick up facility (by Mr. Harish and Ram) and everything was well organised.

2. Check in: hassle free; it was an early check in. The rooms were ready and didn't take few minutes to get in.

3. Rooms: I stayed in couple of heritage properties, and in general the rooms are not very open. In Ratan Vilas, the rooms were modified so the they are compatibly bigger, the Bathroom is spacious with all the facilities. The general in-room facilities (tea maker, mini bar, cable TV) are available, however there were no mirror in our room. The WiFI facility is not available in the rooms but available in the reception area.

4. Ambience: I really like the over all ambience of this hotel. There is a big lawn, swimming pool and quite a open space - so perfect way to relax and spend time with family. The hotel is also centrally located, so easily approachable from the main shopping joints.

5. Food: The breakfast spread are having both indian and continental. The important thing is that the buffet spread has been changed regularly with minor variations ( I have seen in most of the hotels the breakfast buffet is same for all the days !) - in general the hotel staffs were very courteous, taken individual care for each guests. Mr. William's hospitality is worth mentioning for his individual attention. In lunch and dinner, ala karate is available with Rajasthani, Indian and continental foods- in general we liked the foods.

We had tried couple of restaurants in Jodhpur- Hanumant Mahal, On The Rocks, RAAS- Darikhana - all are very good and will write separately.

6. Overall: highly recommended for the family vacation

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on the recommendation from our Agents, Indian Excursions, and had a fabulous time. The owner, Mr Singh and his wife were charming, as were all of the staff, the rooms were lovely, the grounds and pool first class. We even shared in the family celebrations on Holi Day (17th March), which really added to our enjoyment. Will definitely return....

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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chandigarh
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Just as we entered, this place was welcoming, filled with fragrance of flowers.. beautiful surroundings, hearty welcome from the staff and really good food, in fact the best we had in rajasthan. Rooms (including bathroom) are well decorated apart from being neat and tidy, very humble staff and were really helpful along with their excellent service. Location of the hotel is another feather in the hat with distance of 3 Km from Umaid Bhawan and 6 Km from Mehrangarh Fort. Visit to Jodhpur is incomplete if you do not plan to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We had a very pleasant stay here. This is a lovely old hotel with a beautiful garden which is very quiet away from the teeming streets of Jodhpur. We had a very nice room and loved in the inner courtyard. Staff were very friendly. The food was good and the staff in the restaurant tent were attentive and efficient.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here, such a beautiful hotel set within immaculate garden.
Our room was huge, all traditional furnishings, beautiful bathroom with a sunken bath.

The manager Mr Singh greeted us on arrival & really couldn't do enough, we felt like we were treated like royalty.

Delicious breakfast & dinner, Ram gives a silver service.

We hope to return again one day

  • Stayed February 2014
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Tauranga
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

As soon as we arrived at Ratan Vilas it felt so different to the places we had stayed in over the two weeks in India.Staff we're warm and welcoming,our room was spacious and clean,those little xtras shone through ,like the homemade biscuits.Dinner was very enjoyable and reasonably priced.We were made to feel more relaxed and at home here.It will be a place we will return to but stay longer next time.Thank you to all at Ratan Vilas you are a great team.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ratan Vilas
Address: Loco Shed Road | Near Bhaskar Circle, Jodhpur 342001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#2 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#4 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ratan Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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