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“Live Like a Maharaja” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Circuit House,, Jodhpur 342006, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 91 Hotels in Jodhpur
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“Live Like a Maharaja”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this incredible property and we loved it. The palace and its architecture is stunning with abeautiful landscape. The staff is very customer-oriented. We woul love to go back and stay there longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace!

I am pleased to note that the experience at the Palace met your expectations and that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. It is feedback such as yours that motivates us to achieve higher levels of service.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Wow! Our trip to the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur was incredible. Set high up on a hill overlooking Jodhpur, it was very impressive indeed. The grounds of the Palace are immaculate, but the inside of the Palace itself well- just breathtaking to say the least. There is room after room with beautiful portraits, furniture, jewellery china etc. everything was displayed beautifully and the palace is incredibly well maintained. There Is also the car collection for those interested in historic cars. They are behind glass, but you can see them perfectly. The collection of vehicles are beautiful restored and such an array of vehicles to see. To spend a couple of hours at the Palace is easy to do, and an absolute pleasure in such stunning and serene surroundings. From outside the Palace gates looking down on the City of Jodhpur there is a new area for housing, with the most incredible mansions being built. The advertising for these blocks of land are "Want to live like a Maharaja" - check them out - incredible!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace!

I am pleased to note that the experience at the Palace met your expectations and that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality. It is feedback such as yours that motivates us to achieve higher levels of service.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Especially the excitement nearing the hotel and the spectacular welcome ceremony I will always remember. I felt like a little princess and got special treatment with warm hand towel and little hand massage. It was really an experience and fun, though it can get overwhelming after the welcome and the next days. They have an army of personnel and they are literally running for you.

Definitely go to this hotel if you visit Jodhpur, it is great oase of peace in the madness and noisiness of traffic and claxons!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Ma'am,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to know that your stay was a good experience and you thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and its amenities. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a Maharaja or a Maharani and it appears that we were able to accomplish this goal during your stay with us. It is comments such as yours that make me proud to be a member of this team.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back and hope to exceed your expectations once again.

Sincerely,

Vincent Ramos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

From the time you arrive until you leave you know you are in a special place with special people. We were greeted with a Gujarati trumpet fanfare - & since my husband is a trumpet player the staff obliged with allowing him to have his own turn playing the trumpet & then organised for us to find one to buy!

We travel in India often & this is truly the best hotel experience. Our 12 year old princess had a cold & was treated to special drinks, pashminas, steam room & heaters to make her more comfortable.

Thankyou team at the Umaid Bhawan. You made us feel really special!

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Sir/ Ma'am,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the amenities offered throughout the hotel. Hope your little princess is fine and felt as comfortable and warm as you wished during your visit. It is the staff that brings it together, so thank you for acknowledging the hard work and effort they put forth each day. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back and hope to exceed your expectations once again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arriving from Jophpurs's teeming streets the long drive up the hill reveals this gigantic palace. It's 347 rooms were constructed by 3,000 workmen in the 30's and it's gardens required half a million donkey carts of dirt. Your greeting at the entrance is magical and, in keeping with the place, a little over the top. I won't reveal it here, you decide. The public rooms: central hall, pool, billiard room, etc. are all fantastic. The rooms, ours facing the expansive gardens from a large balcony, were quite lovely in an Art Deco style that fits the property. I believe only 67 rooms make up the hotel with one wing still occupied by the Maharaja's family. Food was quite good served on the terrace with charcoal braziers supplying the warmth on a cool night. Nice wine list too.
Is it the best hotel in India ? Probably not. It is a fantastic experience and a wonderful window into the lives of the Indian elite. If Jodhpur is on your tour, you must see this place.

Room Tip: The Maharaja was crazy for polo. Some nice polo themed things in the gift shop. I believe all the r...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with the travel community. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the amenities offered throughout the hotel. Here at the Umaid Bhawan Palace we are committed to give our guests a royal welcome and a luxurious stay and I would be happy to share your recent experience with the rest of my team.

With Gratitude for your kind patronage,

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The experience was one of a kind - the grandeur of the property , the efficient staff and the lovely weather was a perfect mix.
The food menu however could have a bit more options - the aam panna welcome drink was simply amazing

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Ma'am,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

It was truly a pleasure having you as our guest during your recent visit to Jodhpur.

On behalf of the entire team at Umaid Bhawan Palace, we are so pleased that you were able to experience our hotel and enjoy the high service and quality levels upon which we pride ourselves.

We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest in the near future!

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Such a welcome!

Greeted with a band playing, rose petals floating, cold towels, a garland of flowers a refreshing drink and many elegant and traditionally dressed smiling hotel staff.

There are are nothing but compliments for this extraordinary hotel. It is a 'must' to stay here if you visit Jodhpur.

The food is great, the staff are friendly, superbly trained and professional and anticipate every need.

The 'Palace' is beautiful inside and charmingly and tastefully furnished with historic memorabilia and art abounding.

The extensive gardens and walkways are classically and architecturally designed and maintained with beautiful precision.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you very much for wonderful review, it brings all of us great joy to know that you and your friends had a memorable trip at the Palace. I am very pleased to read your appraisal of our team, services and facilities and I know my colleagues will be equally pleased to learn of your kind remarks and recognition of their efforts to meet your needs. Looking forward to welcoming you back and hoping to exceed your expectations once again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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Address: Near Circuit House,, Jodhpur 342006, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur 5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the largest royal residences in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument to Jodhpur’s gallantry and romance. Guests get a taste of what it was like to live like kings. From rooms once occupied by the Maharaja. From regal pastimes like polo or croquet. From magnificent views of the palace gardens and the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. From unique themed dinners that flaunt all the pomp-and-splendour of the desert kingdom. ... more   less 
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