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The Oberoi Vanyavilas
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Ranthambhore Road | Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur 322 001, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Sawai Madhopur
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“True paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is an extraordinary hotel. I understand completely why it is considered one of the very best in the world. The staff is superb. The grounds are glorious. The "tents" are amazing. The restaurant fantastic.
We did see two tigers -- which made the safaris so worthwhile. But the amazing hotel made the journey to this part of India worth it by itself.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities provided met your expectations.

Your generous indication of our performance will be a source of inspiration and encourage us to achieve even higher standards.

We are happy to note that you had good tiger sightings.

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Thank you and best regards
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We had a beautiful tented room. Simply stunning . The restaurant was fantastic.We were very fortunate and had several sightings of tigers. Our only disappointment was the spa was difficult to attend as so booked up. Suggest you pre book before arrival. Went on great fun picnic on hotels elephants. A magical vacation

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities provided met your expectations.

Your generous indication of our performance will be a source of inspiration and encourage us to achieve even higher standards. We are glad to note that you enjoyed the elephant ride.
We apologize for not being able to take your Spa appointment as we were completely booked. I shall make sure that next time when your room booking comes in we proactively take your spa booking in advance.

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Thank you and best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

After driving all day we were tired and did not know what to expect from a jungle resort. But to our much surprise as soon as we arrived we were greeted by the GM, her staff, cold scented wash cloth and a cold drink. The property is small but is awesome. The tents are better than many 5 star hotel rooms. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. The Rajastani dinner cooked for us by Chef Vidhu was a delight we soon will not forget. Our girls got an experience of a lifetime when they had water splashed on the by the two pet elephants. The rose petals at night were a nice touch. Thank you Ratna.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are happy to learn that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities provided met your expectations.

Your generous indication of our performance will be a source of inspiration and encourage us to achieve even higher standards.

Your special comments about Vidhu, the team and our Mala and Laxmi are highly appreciated .

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Thank you and best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Hotel is very good
Food is very good
Plantation is very good

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, June 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your generous feedback.

We are happy to learn that your visit to our property was pleasant and comfortable and that the facilities provided to you met your expectations.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon again.

Thank you and Best Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Since 2003, in late May I have made my 3rd trip to Vanyavilas...It was fantastic as usual, but I want to talk about the new things on this trip. We went in 2009 but did not see a tiger so we had to have another trip! Anyway, I see improvement over the years. This latest trip included some nice touches - flowers saying "Welcome" or "Goodnight" spelled out, outside your door..."Come again" written in gold on a large broad leaf, etc. small touches that make the trip nice. They also have new robes with the Oberoi Vanyavilas logo on it with a tiger, which was a must buy! Also, we took the elephant ride on the hotel property which was fun, and we haven't done it before. One staff member suggested we go "wash" the elephants. So, they took us down to the staff quarters (down the street) where the elephants stay, and we got to hose off the elephants, they offered me to get on the elephant and the elephant sprayed water on me. It was truly a one-of-a-kind, unique experience and made the trip. Only two negatives was the SPA was a little hot due to the heat (it was 115), and I arrived at the hotel on my birthday but they failed to take notice. I would say the elephant experience made the trip, even with us seeing a tiger. Good trip over all!

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  • Stayed May 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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, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, June 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities provided met your expectations.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you at the SPA.

We are really sorry to have missed your birthday. Please accept our belated best wishes. We hope that you will consider to come back and celebrate many many more birthdays with us.

My team and I eagerly look forward to welcoming you back again at The Oberoi Vanyavilas.

Our Warmest Regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

First of all service is on a high level in all India. But in Oberoi Vanyavillas it is more than 5stars. You will feel like nowhere, they treat you as a honored royal guest and care about any single thing. Very thoughtful, eager to help and nice staff. Especially thanks a lot to GM Ratna for her attentiveness and help, who also advices a few good places nearby and in Jaipur for great Indian-stuff shopping
Furnishing of room is awesome. Every detail is thought-out. Gorgeous design with local Indian colors and very modern at the same time. Bathtub in the middle of the bathroom area is fantastic! Very romantic for couples. Patterns and pictures of tigers softly ingrained into the interior design will remind that you are in a middle of jungles. Cozy private terrace where peacocks came to visit us sometimes is a nice place to chill out :)
Beautiful gardens of the well-maintained hotel area, flowers, big number of birds and small animals will make you feel like in a fairy-tale.
Swimming pool is beautiful, clean and works day and night
Food is very good, for Indian and western selections both. Even if you want something special out from menu list - it is not a problem and chief may cook it as you wish.
Not nice thing is the internet. But it is typical for all over india hotels:( I think to charge so much in such luxury place is not fair.
Unfortunately we didn't see a tiger on our safari-ride. Which means we must to come back once again :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your compliments with us, they are really very special. Your kind words of appreciation motivates us to strive for excellence in all aspects.

We put in a lot of effort to train our team at offering highly personalized, intuitive and unobtrusive service to all our guests and positive feedback on service from patrons like you is our biggest reward!

A stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. We are glad that you loved the tent experience! I am glad to know that our facilities, activities and services exceeded your expectations and made your stay a memorable one.

Thank you for your valuable feedback with respect to the internet.

We are honored by you considering us as ‘More than 5 stars in India’. Thank you so much once again!

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon again to us and yes to see the tigers!

Thank you

Best Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

More than perfect on all aspects -- service, rooms(tents), location, food, cleanliness, courtesy....
Not only does the place make you feel on top of the world (lietrally so, when perched on the watch tower in the property). Much has been said about the hotel already, but I'd like to highlight what we'd never forget-- the feeling of treated like family not only by the GM, but all the staff! My son was delighted to receive a lovely surprise gift with a personalised message the night before leaving. They also packed a food hamper for us as a departing gift as we were driving down to Delhi! I'd recommend the Vanyavilas experience not just for special occassions, but to convert one's regular vacation into a special occassion to remember!

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, June 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind feedback.

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the facilities provided met your expectations.

Your generous indication of our performance will be a source of inspiration and encourage us to achieve even higher standards.

I hope this will tempt you to return to us again!

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Thank you and best regards
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Address: Ranthambhore Road | Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur 322 001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Sawai Madhopur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
#1 Spa Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Vanyavilas 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Hotel Sawai Madhopur
Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambore
Oberoi Sawai Madhopur
Sawai Madhopur Oberoi

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