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Ranthambore National Park Road, Ranthambore National Park 322001 India
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 10 hotels in Ranthambore National Park
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4.4
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Sawai Madhopur Lodge – IHCL SeleQtions is the only heritage retreat amidst the wilderness of Ranthambore, one of India’s most renowned national parks and kingdom of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Spread over 16 lush green acres, it was built in 1930 as a hunting lodge for the Royal Family of Jaipur. Guests are ushered into this glamorous abode, with the promise of jungle adventures and princely legends. The crescent-shaped Art Deco mansion is a treat for period architecture fans, with vibrant colors, geometric lines, chequered floors and verandas. From the Jaipur coat of arms, royal portraits in the rooms and taxidermic wild animals on the walls, every detail evokes a majestic past, with the added luxury of modern amenities. The lush green grounds – home to a 100-year old banyan tree - have a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, an organic garden and three state-of-the-art conference and banquet venues. The lodge is uniquely positioned to offer an authentic slice of local culture. Gourmands can savour the robust simplicity of khadmurg, a whole chicken smoked for hours in a coal pit, once the staple meal of royal hunting parties. Local musicians enthrall diners on the lush lawns each evening as anecdotes of Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburg – former guests at the lodge – circulate. An unforgettable high tea awaits families/couples at Awanki Chowki, a former hunting post now converted into a spectacular dining spot overlooking the forest. The Ranthambore Safari is an opportunity to explore a fascinating forest ecosystem with trails, lakes, pre-historic ruins, ravines and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ranthambore Fort. The resident tigers are diurnal which assures more day sightings of these magnificent beasts than anywhere else in India. Another outstanding experience is a boat safari on the legendary Chambal River, from where guests can safely observe sunbathing gharials (native Indian crocodiles). Sawai Madhopur Lodge offers a safari vacation steeped in royal charm, where legends of adventure and indulgence come alive in a truly splendid setting.
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Anil Oraw wrote a review Sep 2022
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Heritage experience - old enough to experience the royalty era. Cool place to relax and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. The sound of BAT BIRD in the early morning - while they are returning to their next is something not usually found. Quality of maintenance is top of the mark. The questionnaire should be a bit less in numbers
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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divyangna b wrote a review Sep 2022
Noida, India16 contributions2 helpful votes
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Sawai Madhopur Lodge lives up to its reputation of being regal where on our arrival we were greeted with warm hospitality. The checkin was smooth and rooms comfortable, the staff friendly and eager to share information about the property and local folklores. The food was good and the team was always ready to go the extra mile to make our stay a memorable one. It was a beautiful weekend spent making wonderful memories and also connecting with the lovely staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Rj abhi wrote a review Aug 2022
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Beautiful ambiance, great service, delicious food that’s all a guest needs but we got beyond this we got a royal treatment wrapped with lots of love and care. Best place for the children and pets, no one can compete with Taj’s hospitality. We enjoyed a lot.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Shoubhik R wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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I visited this place last week of August 2022. To my surprise they upgraded my booking to suite where Raja & Rani of Jaipur used to stay. All the staff including chef Suman and f&b division (Mr Rajendra/Dipak/Krishna Ram) are extremely courteous and never fail to pamper us.They even surprised us with a candle light dinner and that was memorable experience.Also to mention, Mr.Jitendra(Manager) personally took care of the hospitality we expect from Taj group of hotels.Each and every staff ( Nityanand/Nandani/Zeeshan) were very humble and on their toes to serve us better . I strongly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Sudarshan T wrote a review Aug 2022
Chennai (Madras), India20 contributions15 helpful votes
We truly felt at home staying at the property and couldn't have asked for more! After having been on the road for over 8 weeks and having stayed at 11+ other IHCL sibling properties in Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and rest of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur was in a league of its own! Lush greenery, friendly staff and great food helped complete the circle and we absolutely cherished our 3 night stay here. Special mention to the team, including but not limited to: - Kimmat, Nandini, Zeeshan at front desk, - F&B team Rajendra & Krishnaram who are both IHCL veterans with over 34 years under the belt with the coveted black pin led by Jitendra, - Chef Sanjeev who works his magic with delectable food, - Magan and his housekeeping team including Sanjay at in-house pest control who ensured our stay was very comfortable, - Deepa at the spa And of course, Tejas Bhoite who leads by example! We can't wait to visit this property again very soon!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Madhavankutty P wrote a review Aug 2022
Mumbai, India1 contribution
I stayed four nights in August and the service was one of the best I have ever experienced. From the minute Nandani greeted us on arrival facilitating an early check in to the time we left, everything, from the safari booking to spa treatments to housekeeping to restaurant and room service, was above expectation. The staff are very warm and go out of their way to make you welcome. The property is an expanse of green with a very relaxed ambience to it. It is a perfect place for a break.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Geo Mathews wrote a review Aug 2022
New Delhi, India136 contributions78 helpful votes
We arrived on a cloudy janmashtami, snaking our way through the sawai madhopur town, unable to comprehend that amid the hustle bustle of the town,there cud be a place so calm n quite. The guard at the gate seemed to be expecting us, because as I said my name, he gave a knowing smile and quickly ushered us in. At the reception, Ms Nandani was warm,courteous n quick and completed our check in formalities in a jiffy. She also briefed us about the property, it's heritage value and the history of our room. We were given room no 2,which was called maharani room and was still given to royalty when they came visiting. The room was large and spacious, with a separate sitting area , a bedroom and a balcony. Our elder son was provided an extra bed ,plus the living /sitting area also had a large diwan. The swimming pool was just adequate and clean. We enjoyed the swim in the pool. In room dining was great, and we were given an armed forces discount on food. We walked and explored the property in the evening and were mesmerised by the expanse and its serenity. There were few guests as the core area of the ranthambore reserve eas closed and sightings were less. We also saw a lot of paintings and photos of the wildlife in the area and of the Rajas after completion their hunts. The bar had a pool table which we enjoyed playing along with a few cocktails and snacks. The whole thing took u back in time and made u a part of the history, which u cud only see in the pictures and imagine by touching the walls and talking to the staff.... The breakfast spread was quite elaborate and catered for all tastes.... Overall an excellent stay. Highly recommended... PS:there appear to be some rats in the parking area as they nibbled a paper kept in our car.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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jimhee wrote a review Aug 2022
Mumbai, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful property and very good team of staff especially Nandani and her team. Special mention for Sharif who fought for us to get seat on Canter which we had booked but when it arrived at Taj to pick us up it was full. All in all property is highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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dutchieTheHague wrote a review Aug 2022
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As a family with three sons (20, 17 and 15 years old) we had the best time in Sawai Madhopur Lodge. A beautiful historical setting that puts you immediately in the safari vibe with large and light, very clean rooms, beautiful floors, wooden furniture and historical pictures on the wall. Very large garden, well maintained, with beautiful flowers, lots of birds and a nice swimming pool. Really nice to have, especially for our boys, were also the pool table, ping pong table and the volleybal court. The staff is very service oriented and went out of their way to give us the best stay possible. Attending to all of our needs sometimes even before we would think of it with small attentions like cold water bottles before we left for the safari. The food was really great and Chef Sanjeev Suman made the most delicious meals for us. Truly exceptional was when we mentioned that our son would have his birthday the next day. The staff surprised us with a small celebration with traditional music, a freshly baked delightful birthday cake, flowers, balloons and a turban and traditional sword to cut the cake for our son. Also we got a special very delicious birthday dinner and before we left as a memory we got a beautiful picture frame with pictures of the celebration. It was really a big surprise and our son (and we all:)) loved it! Thank you so much to all the staff for our great stay with the exceptional good service and food and especially for putting this unforgettable birthday together that our son will remember all his life!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Rajani B wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions5 helpful votes
We booked Sawai Madhopur Lodge, part of the Taj group for our stay while visiting Ranathambore. Since we were flying in to Jaipur we were not sure of the type of transport service to take to reach Ranathambore. We contacted Sawai Madhopur for assistance and Mr. Nityanand provided excellent advise and we decided to use the hotel provided transport (taxi) for airport transfers. Ms. Nandhini who helped check us in upgraded our room and gave a tour of the hotel. The check-in was seamless and relaxed. The staff took time to understand our individual dietary preferences and made our stay very comfortable. My son was even given an impromptu nature tour around the premise by where he spotted Barn owls, Monkeys, Parrots, Green Pigeons, fruit bats, etc At Breakfast and Dinner the staff regaled us with stories of tiger sightings, history of Ranthambore forts, treated us like long lost family and shared so many anecdotes that we found it quite hard to believe we were visiting for the first time. The birthday surprise arranged by the staff and my family made my day!!! A very nice gesture of a gift for my son and me shows the extent to which the staff take their service to make every guest feel special!! We will definitely be back!!! We love you Taj!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vivanta by taj - sawai madhopur hotel sawai madhopur, sawai madhopur hotel, sawai madhopur lodge
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vivanta Sawai Madhopur Lodge
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanSawai Madhopur DistrictRanthambore National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions
Which popular attractions are close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Nearby attractions include Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (0.2 miles), Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (0.3 miles), and Village Women Craft (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manisha Restaurant, Vivanta by Taj - Sawai Madhopur Lodge The Dining Room, and Food Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Khandar Fort (0.8 miles).