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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia 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 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure of rating but I would say 2-3 star. In peak season out of around 40 rooms only 4 was occupied. Very tired place to stay and needs a major overhaul. Service was good and the added extra hot water bottles in bed whist we were at dinner was special. But as there was no heating in 4degree temperatures...

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Intrepidwildlifer, Director at Dev Vilas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It will help us to enhance the experience of other visitors by incorporating improvements. We are a Wildlife Lodge and tend to cater to visitors who expressly visit Ranthambhore for a Wildlife experience. Occupancy in Wildlife Lodges is low as we do not sell our space to people who have little or no interest in...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had time to stay one night here but loved it. When we arrived we immediately had a quick delicious lunch then left for our afternoon safari. Unfortunately we did not see a tiger that evening but did see a lot of other animals. When we returned dinner was ready (meals are included here). It was served to us...

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Jakarta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just checked out of this hotel after staying here for 2 nights. When reading the reviews, we were a bit skeptical because there are quite a number of not so great ones however we gave it a try. The stay turned out to be pleasant. The room is big with a big bathroom (a shower and a bath) and...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner to Dev Villas , it's a beautiful property done very well by Mr Balendu Singh and his wife . We couldn't get reservations in this property as it was booked . Mr Singh has a wide knowledge about the forest and animals .He is a wild life enthusiast and his knowledge about Ranthambore tigers is legendary....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dev Vilas is a beautiful heritage hotel to come back to after your safari. The staff were very attentive to every request and went out of their way to accommodate you. Wi-fi was not very good but I think that would be the same for all of Ranthambore. Food was plentiful and varied and it was nice to sit on...

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Caye Caulker, Belize
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind and generous personal attention. Staff is so very helpful. Food is excellent. Mr. Singh's love and knowledge of tigers is contagious. Highly recommend lovers of nature to book full day safari through the hotel instead regular safari. Dev Vilas offers a quiet little oasis.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $232 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dev Vilas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Dev Vilas Hotel Sawai Madhopur
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“Don't come here”
 of 5 bubbles 181RobertC, 1 week ago | 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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