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Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions

Ranthambore National Park Road, Ranthambore National Park 322001 India
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#2 of 6 hotels in Ranthambore National Park
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
Value
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
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Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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24-hour security
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Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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English, Hindi
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Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions earns rave reviews for its service, as guests frequently commend the staff's warm and attentive approach to hospitality. The spacious, clean rooms adorned with old-world charm are a hit among travelers, many of whom also relish the regal atmosphere enriched by cultural music and traditional decor. While the hotel's cleanliness and range of activities receive high praise, opinions are divided over its value, with some guests criticizing the cost of food and additional services.
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Journey60142977508 wrote a review Feb 18
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Staying at Sawai Madhopur Lodge has been such an experience. We have been treated incredibly well - right from when we were first emailing Ajay (who sorted our safaris and transfer from Agra) to when we needed assistance at the Lodge. Manmeet was so courteous and helpful in this regard. She was always willing to help and made our time at the Lodge 10x better. We would throughly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge IHCL SeleQtion! At the outset, please accept my sincere gratitude for providing us with detailed feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj, and such feedback will prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Your encouraging feedback about our lodge is deeply appreciated, and I have personally shared your compliments with Ajay and Manmeet and they are thrilled to receive the same. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards, Amarendra N Mishra
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AD1712 wrote a review Feb 18
Mumbai, India47 contributions
Located perfectly in Sawai Madhopur and well connected to the entrances of the zones - it should be your only selection in Ranthambore . Where else can you stay where the Maharaja used to stay on his hunting missions! Beautifully landscaped with great open areas . Room sizes amazing and the warmth of Tajness super ! Any stay to Ranthambore will be incomplete of Sawai Madhopur lodge is not included . The perfect selection! Thank you team Sawai Madhopur Lodge- Amarendra, Jitendra, Chef Kanwaljeet, Magan, Ajay & team Sawai Madhopur Lodge
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. Dalal Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge IHCL SeleQtion! At the outset, please accept my sincere gratitude for providing us with detailed feedback. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us, and we are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj, and such feedback will prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Your encouraging feedback about our lodge is deeply appreciated, and I have personally shared your compliments with Jitendra, Chef Kanwaljeet, Magan Singh and Ajay and they are thrilled to receive the same. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Once again, thank you for choosing us and for sharing your wonderful feedback. With kind regards, Amarendra N Mishra
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mod8 wrote a review Feb 17
Pune, India86 contributions
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You have some properties which are just perfectly priced and excellent value - and this property is one of those. Once upon a time this was a hunting lodge for the royals. It is now taken care of by the Taj group. Extremely cozy and very laid back. The staff was exceptional and made you truly taken care of at home. Like a bigger brother whose house you are visiting. Food was excellent as well and the property was well kept and very clean. Service was impeccable and nothing was too much trouble. We were travelling as a family of 4 including 2 children and found the two bathrooms in the room both quaint and very useful. If you are looking for a laid back property where you and your kids would be really pampered and well looked after, I would highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such positive feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Having said that, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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Roam64568428900 wrote a review Feb 16
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Our Tiger safari was at Sawai Madhopur lodge and Deepak was the main man. He served us beer and wine constantly, fantastic. The Lodge was perfect for our stay in every way. Great food and drink. I would recommend this place to anybody who would visit for a Safari.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such positive feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Having said that, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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Tom P wrote a review Feb 16
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We had a great stay in this lodge. Couldn’t recommend it more. This was mainly because of the fantastic Deepak who looked after us the whole time and made sure we were always happy with the food, drink and service. All other employees including security, cleaners and chefs were also exceptional.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such positive feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Having said that, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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anilkapoorntpc wrote a review Feb 14
Singrauli, India10 contributions
Overall wonderful experience with all respected staff, Mr Zaid,Mr Noman Mr Ajay & Ms Manmeet &Mr Rajendra , Swastik a nice fellow . Food was delicious, awasome ambience, memorable hospitality. Each and every staff respects the Safari's animals, birds. Couple of holy owls visualise always at a tree on entrance of reception .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. Kapoor, Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such positive feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Having said that, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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bish153 wrote a review Feb 13
Kolkata (Calcutta), India29 contributions
There are grander hotels and fancier stays but in all these years I am yet to find staff and service at any other chain that can match Taj- there is something their HR knows that rest of us don't! Ajay Singh, Khushal at the front desk, Babu at the restaurant, the young bespectacled man at the restaurant who is a photography buff and the other senior guy at breakfast whose name I am forgetting- were all stellar. This former royal hunting retreat has only 26 rooms spread across 16 acres so it's an oasis of solitude and privacy. Beautiful rooms specially decorated for us. Lovely secluded pool area, and a very nice complimentary tea service on the semi-circular veranda overlooking the lawns. The highlight is the modest selection but outstanding food at breakfast and dinner buffets- with live roti station and folk music around bonfire at dinner!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such positive feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Having said that, we sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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SuSen wrote a review Feb 12
Auckland, New Zealand45 contributions
Very comfortable, colonial style place. Excellent food. Above all, they made sure that we were well prepared and comfortable at our safari to Ranthambhor. Loved their dedication to make the customers happy and welcome. Highly recommend if making a visit to the wildlife park.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Guest Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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Sanjay wrote a review Feb 12
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Excellent hotel. It provides full flavour of Rajasthani grandeur and hospitality. Very well curated. Very good rooms. Excellent Service. Great food - their chef is excellent. Lots of green areas and lots to do on the premises. A beautiful place for leisurely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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Georgia H wrote a review Feb 11
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Beautiful grounds with lots of space but rooms needed updating to be considered 5 star. It was extremely noisy from the streets outside the hotel. We thought the service from the restaurant was impeccable but the price of water and drinks was insane. Three bottles of water cost us 1050ind. They have filtered water in the rooms so why wouldnt they offer that to the guest. The noise and drink prices really dropped my rating.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The gym equipment was unuasable and needs updating. Most staff were very friendly and accomodating
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Dear Sir Khamagani, Thank you for posting such a kind and generous review of our hotel. I echo my colleagues’ sentiments when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and are extremely glad that you had a wonderful experience. It is our constant endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the brand Taj and such feedback shall prove to be a source of great motivation for all of us here. It is our belief that we are inspired by the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan and hope to provide our guests with an immersive experience. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. It is always our endeavour to serve our guests in a manner befitting the reputation of the Brand Taj and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. I remain for further assistance. Warm regards, Amarendra Mishra
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$291 - $320 (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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Which popular attractions are close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Nearby attractions include Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (0.3 miles), Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (0.2 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.
Are pets allowed at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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.