Very good location about 10 mins drive from the old city and Sardar Market and Clock Tower.
An old house built around 1920 for a maharaja. It is very 1920s/colonial in feel and layout and has been converted into a very pleasant hotel by the grandson and great grandson of the original owner.
We were in Room 107, upstairs, overlooking a courtyard, very quiet. Very large room with nice seating area and huge, high twin beds, set together to make a huge double bed - very comfortable. Very spacious slightly old fashioned bathroom, good shower over a large bath tub.
There is a beautiful swimming pool set in a sort of walled garden which gets all the sun and nice sun loungers. A lovely spot for a light lunch or a drink.
Surrounding the main house is a large verandah, shaded and cool and again great for drinks and snacks.
Main meals are taken in a very large, pretty Indian marquee and we had a la carte dinner on both nights and found the food good and service attentive and friendly. Prices for Indian wine and G&Ts very good.
The manager is a most charming and efficient man - a credit to the hotel and we also had the pleasure of talking severaltimes to an elderly gentleman who turned out to be one of the owners. (members of the family still live here).
For a tranquil and convenient central base in Jodhpur, this excellent value, would stay here again.
- 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