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“An Oasis of calm” 5 of 5 stars
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Ratan Vilas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loco Shed Road, Near Bhaskar Circle | Ratanada, Jodhpur 342001, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 93 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“An Oasis of calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is such a beautiful hotel, a real oasis of calm in a vibrant and busy city. As you enter the drive you see the immaculate gardens and the swimming pool. Its small and very friendly and you eat dinner under the stars in the inner courtyard.
I was travelling through at the time but would have loved to have stayed longer. If you get to stay here wrap yourself in its atmosphere and enjoy every moment.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My friend and I arrived in the middle of the night (4:30am after we had planned to arrive around midnight), and the staff was up and welcomed us in warmly - and even helped us negotiate with our pushy driver! We slept soundly in the charming room and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The rooms and property are lovely - tastefully done, simple, clean and with lovely accents. But what really stood out what the charm and grace of the staff. Sincere thanks to them for soothing our souls and for being lovely hosts! If I ever return to Jodhpur this is where I will stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel is simply outstanding value for money. It is a heritage hotel and the charm is omnipresent. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We loved it. Rooms are nice without being overly luxurious. The swimming pool is lovely and has been superbly and discreetly integrated in the property. This is a place you wish you could stay longer at and simply enjoy being there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in Ratan Vilas. The staff were helpful, pleasant and attentive. An excellent place from which to explore Jodpur. While not out and about we basked by the pool in an oasis of tranquillity.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Rooms are good and service staff are helpful. Food is excellent. Rooms are the antique type, the way you find most heritage kind of hotels. No internet(wi-fi) as you need to opt for theirs. Mostly foreigners as I saw. But overall better stay options.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

They have an excellent property. The whole place is very serene and beautiful. Rooms are big enough, have good storage provided. Bathroom is very neat and has hot water throughout the day. they have an outdoor restaurant with a bonfire which makes the winter dinner just perfect. Food is good.. Even the buffet breakfast. Tasty and sufficient. The staff is extremely hospitable. My only regret is that we had just stayed for a day. We went to Rajasthan in december 2012 and Jodpur was our first stop. The stay in Ratan Vilas was definitely a perfect beginning for the trip. I really thank them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a brilliant hotel for the price- staff were attentive but not at all overbearing. Rooms were basic but spotlessly clean, with a comfortable bed and LCD tv. The ambience of the hotel was also excellent- lovely breakfast and dinner. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Loco Shed Road, Near Bhaskar Circle | Ratanada, Jodhpur 342001, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#6 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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Ratan Vilas Jodhpur
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