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Hotel Raj Vilas Palace
Ranked #32 of 36 Hotels in Bikaner
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Not as good as first impressions”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

From the outside and the lobby area this hotel looks quite impressive. The rooms however are a bit disappointing being quite dull and gloomy although to be fair they were clean and the bathroom (always a bit hit and miss in India) was adequate. In short - nothing terrible just nothing spectacular either. We stayed as part of an organised tour so not sure of the price but I would not expect to pay more than about £20 - £25 for a room. Bikaner was my least favourite place in Rajathstan - not really that pleasant to walk around so would only recommend staying for one night before travelling on elsewhere. We did however very much enjoy the evening desert safari including the ride on the camel cart, meal and entertainment. Very touristy but enjoyable all the same. You can book this at any hotel or tour agent.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Perfectly located behind the Junagarh Fort, this hotel was a perfect landing pad for us during our recent trip to Bikaner.

The rooms are clean and comfortable. The view is not much to die for but its proximity to the fort is a good thing. Staff is quite friendly, though room service and house keeping does need to improve in punctuality.

The front desk was quite helpful in providing us with contact details of the local desert guides and places to see.

This hotel is a perfect budget hotel for the traveller who does not want to spend too much money on a simple and clean room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

If are looking for an economical place to stay, mainly for sleepover, this is a good option. Bedrooms are clean and quiet spacious. But otherwise, there isn't much attraction in this place. Their cultural program is more namesake. Food quality is just ok.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Noida
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed in RajVilas hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is excellent and has good ambiance. Staff are very courteous and well behaved. Room quality and food is good. Will stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2011

hotel ammonites/full STAFF/ blend with nature environment .will sure visit again & will strong recommended to friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

We stopped for one night in Bikaner and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The entrance to the hotel gives a grand first impression, but unfortunately the rest of it is quite average. The staff could be more attentive and the rooms were very "Express level". The hotel restaurant was not very impressive either.

If you want somewhere to stay for a night, this is a good hotel, but if you want luxury, I would recommend staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Jodhpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2010

After a hectic schedule fo continuous three months wandering in deserts of Thar in India, got a break to enjoy the deserts leisure time. So decided to get into a hotel which can provide me peace, tranquillity, easy access to the city, good services and incredible omnipresent ambience, and I found all of them here. The place is peaceful with good services and humble, caring staff. consists of all the modern facilities to incl, wi-fi internet services. Has well stocked bar with yummy snacks avl 24/7

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Raj Vilas Palace
Address: Near Public Park, Bikaner 334001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Bikaner District > Bikaner
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 36 Hotels in Bikaner
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Raj Vilas Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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