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“Just another Taj property ... with Wah taj...! slogan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur

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Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5, Residency Road, Jodhpur 342001, India   |  
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Ranked #8 of 91 Hotels in Jodhpur
Surat, Gujarat, India
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“Just another Taj property ... with Wah taj...! slogan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed at vivanta taj hari mahal in September,My third vivanta property after bentota and bekal and met my expectations in all aspects...
staff.. hospitality.. food... travel desk ..activities... pool... gym.. kids room everything was just perfect
location being the best as was centrally located in city .. but just remember it is modern leisure luxury hotel and not palace or heritage property... as name indicates "HARI MAHAL" so dont get confused
I traveled with my small kids... perfect for families.. business .. and everyone

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting this positive review about your experience with us during your recent visit to Jodhpur. I am delighted that you had a satisfactory stay and you specifically liked our staff, hospitality, food, travel desk, activities, pool, gyms and the kids room. You have rightly mentioned that this hotel enjoys the best location in town.

We look forward for your continued patronisation of Taj hotels.

Best Regards
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The rooms were not quite as expected. They looked kind of stripped of her treasures with 1 main wall looking rather bare and dismal. The 1st room's TV was not clear, and the bathtub taps were not working properly.
There were cheap bamboo blinds instead of day curtains.
Food was good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for taking out time to type this review. It is dissappointing to note that we could not come upto your expectations. Though we are already commanding a very high rate of satisfaction from guests travelling from all over the world and the interiors have been immaculately designed with a dull finish to give the old fashion look. Many guests fondly mention it as an experience of an "old world charm".
However we do respect different expectations from different guests and hence we do have some rooms with curtains and a different feel. Please do mention this request in your next reservation (vivanta.harimahal@tajhotels.com) and we shall give you a room of your liking. It is only through such feedback that we continuosly improve and innovate.

With warm regards
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Taj chain of hotels, one of the world's finest, has been snapping up various properties in India and elsewhere, branding them under the Vivanta umbrella (e.g. The President in Bombay, The Blue Diamond in Poona, The Ambassador in Delhi). Jodhpur's Hari Mahal has been under the Vivanta banner for a while now, and while the hotel retains its old world feel and opulent charm, it's been spruced up to make it brighter and more cheerful. The rooms are huge and well-appointed, the gardens and little nooks and crannies, Rajasthan haveli style, are beautifully kept and decorated, and the staff are absolutely splendid -- attentive, conscientious, friendly.

My room during my recent stay had one of the most comfortable beds I've ever had the pleasure of trying during any hotel stay anywhere. The work desk was large and convenient, allowing me to scatter many files and papers across its length without documents piling up. One drawback was the lack of wall sockets in which one could charge phones and plug in one's laptop at the same time.

One slight disappointment was the lunch and dinner buffet -- the food was so-so, nothing to really write home about. This is something I've noticed at many Taj hotels of late, including the landmark original Taj in Bombay -- mediocre to just about decent buffets, although they don't come cheap. The breakfast buffet, however, satisfied, as did the staples in the a la carte menu (a good club sandwich and fries, for example).

The spa here is well laid out, but the quality of massage disappointed as well -- for Rs. 2300 one expected a superior level of service, rather than the perfunctory and tentative attempt the masseur made on the day that I chose my treatment. For those who are spa therapy connoisseurs, you may want to skip the massage here and instead try other hotels in town which have better services.

Overall, though, a most enjoyable stay -- decent value for money. Wouldn't mind returning here on subsequent visits to this lovely city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Sir / Madam,

Its a delight to read such a positive review about your stay with us. We are satisfied that you felt worth spending the money and that we are able to carry forward the legacy of Taj Hotels. Thank you so very much for the recommendations and appreciation for "Vivanta" brand. This brand has been widely accepted and appreciated. This brand was also rewarded as the most innovative Hotel Brand.
I am very happy that you liked the interiors and its old world charm. You have also mentioned that the beds were the most comfortable bed ever. Thank you again. I have also noted your cocnern on the food and spa. We shall put all our efforts togather to ensure these are attended.

I look forward to meet you in case you travel again and do not hesitate to conatct me at gmvivanta.harimahal@tajhotels.com for any assistance that I may be of.

With warm regards
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Excellent in receiveng us, we feel to be important persons. Very good installations, very helpfull and good people, very good services, very good restaurant.
Jodhpur is an excellent option to know people in India, and this hotel is highly recommendable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Sir / Madam,

I am very glad to read this postive review on your recent stay with us and that your were given warm welcome and made to feel very important. You have also liked our rooms and its installations.

It has always been our endeavor to build fond memories for our guests who stay with us and I see here that our associates have been really instrumental in making it a reality.

With best wishes
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

in total - i spent like 3 months in this great hotel.
i have travel to Jodhpur for work and i really love this hotel.
the food is great (i had breakfast and dinner every day) lots of verity and traditional Indian food.
the best thing in the hotel is the stuff! - they never say no to any of my requests (and i had some crazy ones)

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for typing this valuable review for our hotel on your long stay with us especially when it comes from a guest who stayed with us for 3 months. I am happy to note that you have experienced consistency of good service in the Hotel.

I am surely going to share this with all associates of the hotel in a special forum. This will boost their enthusiasm even more.

We look forward for your continued patronage

With best wishes
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed here with my parents, husband and kids... Very nice place ... Clean outdoor pool, inexpensive food ( by 5 star hotel standards)... Excellent staff ( Praveen and Rahul) at front desk. I magic shows etc for kids... Inhouse shopping of choori (bangles) and jooti (shoes) also not much expensive from jodhpur market... Breakfast was slightly above average(spread was not lavish) ... Otherwise food was really good...

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Madam,

Thank you for typing this positive review about your recent stay with us. I am happy to note that you particularly liked the clean out door pool, Food, our associates and the evening bazaar.

We look forward for your continued patronage.

Best Regards
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is the mid range Taj hotel in Jodphur but it is excellent. It is a beautifully kept clean and a comfortable hotel. The rooms are huge and have beautiful furniture. The art work in the hotel is also lovely and the whole place has a lovely ambience. They also have a Rajashtani puppet show when I was there and this is well worth watching.I had a very comfortable stay here and wished I could have stayed longer to enjoy some of the other hotel facilities. I had a very restful sleep here after a long day of sightseeing so give this one a look as it is well worth it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vilaas H, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Madam,

It is such a treat to read a review with a heading "Beautiful and spacious heaven" for our Hotel. Thank you so very much for detailing your experience and substantiating the heading. You have covered all aspects that an international traveller will seek and very beautifully composed for every ones comprehension.

I shall be sharing this review with all of my associates working in the Hotel so that they get even more motivated.

With Best Wishes
Vilaas Humbre
General Manager
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Address: 5, Residency Road, Jodhpur 342001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#3 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
#3 Luxury Hotel in Jodhpur
#3 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination with palaces, forts and temples, set against the landscape of the Thar Desert. Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, offers Rajasthan's legendary hospitality along with comfortable opulence. Located just 5 kilometres from the Jodhpur airport, the resort is also close to the city's vibrant bazaars. ... more   less 
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