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“Aussies love Ratan Vilas” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ratan Vilas
Ranked #2 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
Federal, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Aussies love Ratan Vilas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Rattan Vilas is the only place to stay in Jodhpur. Its a little slice of paradise away from the bustle of the streets.Its central to all the sights..Rooms are large and comfortable. The owners and staff make you feel right at home. The gardens and grounds are outstanding. We stayed in Feb and even had a swim in the pool. The food was great..Thanks you Kishore and the staff.The owners wife gave us some great shopping tips for Jaipur....Forest Essentials an excellent soap company that Rattan uses.Thanks Ratan for an excellent stay...we will return

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank THEDONNOS
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good wishes.
I would like to thank you for staying with us and for giving us such a glowing review!
It is heartening for us to know that you loved your stay with us.
We will be delighted to welcome you at Ratan Vilas again.
Thank you.
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

My husband and I had a lovely stay here, unfortunately we only stayed for 2 nights but wished we'd had longer. It is in a very good position for exploring Jodphur and only 10 minutes drive to the airport. The reception staff can either arrange a taxi or there are Rikshaws at the end of the drive. The Hotel is a Havelli, heritage site with wonderful momentos and photos of when it was a home. It is immaculately clean with staff around continually cleaning the communal areas. The Hotel garden is beautiful and so peaceful it is hard to believe that at the end of the drive you are straight into the hustle and bustle of Jodphur. There is also a fantastic swimming pool in the garden surrounded by steamer chairs and sun loungers a brilliant place to cool down and relax after sight seeing. All around the Hotel there are quiet areas with comfy seating to relax and bowls of floating flowers. The Hotel restaurant is in an ornately decorated tent in the garden and there is a choice of buffet or a la carte each evening and a good range of alcoholic beverages, the food was delicious. Our room was a good size, clean, comfortable, well equipped and the decor made us feel like we were back in the Raj era as did the whole Hotel, simply wonderful. Thank you to all the staff especially the reception staff who were helpful and polite.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank emie-lou13
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good Wishes.
Thank you so much for such a generous appraisal – It means a lot to us!
We are elated to know that you felt at home at Ratan Vilas and eagerly look forward to welcome you again, possibly for a longer stay!
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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Brunswick, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed at Hotel Ratan Vilas for 4 nights in a deluxe room in late December 2013 departing on New Year's Day. Without a doubt, this is a gem of a hotel with very attentive and kind staff. On any future trip to Jodhpur, this is where we would stay.

Our room was spacious and comfortable, tastefully decorated in the wonderful manor of Rajasthan, spotlessly clean and the food in the restaurant was "to die for" (it was so delicious!). In addition, all staff were great but special mention must be made of Mr Williams and the front office staff.

I was ill when I arrived at Hotel Ratan Vilas and when I asked for the assistance of a doctor, Mr Williams personally drove myself and my partner to the hotel's recommended doctor, waited for us there and afterwards took us to a local pharmacy to acquire the prescribed medicines. Thereafter, for the balance of our stay, he very thoughtfully checked with us each day as to see how I was responding to the medication. We were very appreciative of his assistance and his kindness.

As regards the front office staff, they provided great support to us on New Year's Eve when at the last minute a problem arose with our airline tickets acquired online through a leading Indian travel outlet for flights on 1 January 2014 and 3 January 2014. Their local knowledge was invaluable in sorting out this problem!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Travellingrae
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was the second time that we have stayed here and it was even better than the first. This is my favourite hotel that I have had the fortune to stay at. The attention to detail, the cleanliness, the staff and the food are second to none. If you are lucky enough to visit Jodphur then you simply must stay here. Thank you all, from the cleaning staff, kitchen staff, waiting staff, receptionists, to the owners, all of you were very kind and attentive. See you again

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was on a business trip for a day and stayed over at Ratan Vilas, The property was highly recommended by a colleague and therefore I selected this place. The hotel is a heritage property and is very well managed. The service is excellent and the staff are very cooperative. Rooms are pretty clean and spacious. Would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Jodhpur. Special thanks to Mr. Babulal for helping us out with all the travel and accommodation arrangements.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MDebs
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Pretoria, South Africa
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208 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

A great heritage property in Jodhpur. The staff was welcoming and attentive. The property itself is full of charm and character. For cooling down they also have a great outdoor pool. Ratan Vilas offers amazing value for a property of such stature, one of the best in India.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Albie H
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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116 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

A lot of thought and effort has been put into the development of this fine hotel.The experience is more like staying as a guest in a very fine private house than staying in a hotel.

The rooms are spacious with lots of old pictures and photographs, good quality furniture and fabrics and excellent modern bathrooms. Because of the design of the house most rooms have no view but a new extension is underway that will offer rooms with a pool view.

The level of personal service at this hotel is far higher than any comparable hotel in this price range that I have experienced. The owners take time to talk to the guests and ensure their stay is enjoyable.

We very much hope to return to Ratan Vilas.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jot54
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Additional Information about Ratan Vilas

Property: Ratan Vilas
Address: Loco Shed Road | Near Bhaskar Circle, Jodhpur 342001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > 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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