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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is meant to be an old hunting villa but it is scruffy in the extreme and the food is simply dreadful. There is a lack of attention to detail. In our room the painting was clumsy, the lampshade torn and the sanitary fittings tarnished. Pictures on the external walls were water stained. The dinner and breakfast buffets were limited...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights in January 2017. We had a canvas roofed lodge, which was very comfortable. Great touches such as a hot water bottle to warm the bed in the cooler evenings were very much appreciated. The staff couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. Any questions were swiftly answered, the whole site was immaculately clean...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dev Vilas is Home away from home. First thing that strikes you once you reach there is peace and tranquility. The lounge like the rest of the hotel is done very tastefully. It reflects excellent taste of the owner of the hotel Mr Balendu. Each and every guest in the hotel is very well taken care of. There is personal...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in January and the early safaris were cold. Blankets were provided for us. Brilliant. Tipping here is centralised with ALL staff getting a share once a year. Great idea. Food good and staff attentive to all requests. I would return

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Weston, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Dev Vilas for three nights. Staff could not have been any nicer. They tried to cater to our every need. Room was actually a suite with a big 4 poster bed and a separate living room. I would highly recommend this place.

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Thank Morgentaler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I traveled came to India from the United States only to spend 5 days in Ranthambore, hoping to see and photograph the wildlife. Dev Vilas was recommended to us and we LOVED it. The property is beautiful and the rooms are HUGE. We stayed for 4 nights. What we loved the most about Dev Vilas was the...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a let down. After a gruelling journey to reach it, we were looking forward to settling in and relaxing. Reception reeked of cigarette smoke, it was cold, basic and uninviting. We cleared reception and entered a courtyard area from where the rooms could be accessed. This space was pretty and looked promising. When we got to our room, as...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for over New Years, had such a wonderful time. The property is beautiful and has a very authentic feel reminiscent of an old British Raj-esque hunting lodge. We stayed in both the regular room and the 'tent.' The tent was very unique and surprisingly luxurious. The rooms are spartan in some ways but very comfortable. If you're looking...

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Komoka
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to respond to the managements response to Robert C's review. We are the other couple who you mention by name in your response. We hesitated to write a negative review in your book. The property is beautiful and your staff is excellent. The food was not very good. We wondered if it was because there are few...

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Intrepidwildlifer, Director at Dev Vilas, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We would have been very happy to accommodate you with your choice of dishes when you were here. We are located in a rural area and do try our best to fulfil the desires of guests staying with us. I wish you had spoken to any one of us during your stay her,...

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We spent two nights here mid January and wished we hadn't. Staff is friendly, but the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. Rooms were not clean, food was inconsistent and as a friendly reminder two days later we experienced severe illness from our food intake. Overall, Ranthambore is a dump, and Dev Vilas fits into this category. If you...

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Intrepidwildlifer, Director at Dev Vilas, responded to this review

In January Dev Vilas has had only 4 visitors from Canada stay with us from 6th to 8th January and they were travelling together. The comments they put down in the visitors comment register at the Hotel are completely different from what this review in Trip Advisor says. Barbara & Bob Cartwright say " Nice break to relax and good...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A traditional building in Indo - Saracenic style, inspiring romance and adventure recreating the atmosphere of the hunting lodges of the Maharajas. Dev Vilas is located nearest to the National Park entrance. Set amidst guava and mango orchards. Adjacent to 13th Century monuments, it offers breathtaking view of the Aravali hills of Ranthambhore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dev Vilas

Address: Village Khilchipur | Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Sawai Madhopur
Price Range: $225 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dev Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Dev Vilas Hotel Sawai Madhopur
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“Don't come here”
 of 5 bubbles 181RobertC, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“for people who want a feel of the safari , i would recommend the tents .”
 of 5 bubbles bhavni_merchant, Dec 16, 2016 | Read review
“Tents if you want something different. Rooms were incredible though and quiet everywhere so that isn't an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles famadven, Jun 16, 2016 | Read review
“Though all rooms are spacious, if travelling in a family, ask for the rooms with the double Queen Beds.”
 of 5 bubbles vrmshah, Jun 3, 2016 | Read review
“We had a beautiful room with a large window overlooking the gardens and pool”
 of 5 bubbles 407sashaj, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
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