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“Live like a Maharaja for a week”
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Ajit Bhawan
Ranked #9 of 100 Hotels in Jodhpur
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“Live like a Maharaja for a week”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We came for Christmas and we had a wonderful time staying in a luxury tent. The staff took very good care of us. The restaurant serves delicious food and there's even a little farm with cows to provide fresh milk. The tour manager Mr Chouhan organised very good excursions and transport for us. Mr Harry Singh was a very good guide who knows his stuff and was flexible to our needs - street food and cooking class. We had Christmas night under the stars on a camel safari!!

Everyone was very warm and friendly and the facilities are great. We recommend the Ajit Bhawan for a relaxing break.

Don't short change yourself - you need a week to see Jodhpur properly. Be careful - the jewellery and antiques and textiles in Jodhpur are very beautiful and tempting. Anna and Claude

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Spent 2 nights at Ajit Bhawan. Good spread out hotel within a rustic settings without compromising on quality or comfort. Centrally located. In Winter they have a very pleasant outdoor restaurant with bonfires. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Service excellent.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Samar India: I had read many great reviews of this place that I thought it was going to be a highlight of my trip through Rajasthan. When we first arrived, the staff was very nice and I was indeed impressed with the beautiful garden and pool. The hotel is very calm, quiet, and very beautiful property. The rooms were quiet, clean, and warm and cozy... All services were very upto mark and satisfactory.. Food was awesome... staff was courteous...
Ajit Bahwan is absolutely among the best heritage hotel that you can get in Jodhpur.. I was so much in love with this place and I will definitely recommend this to others …

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

You either splurge or be frugal in Jodhpur but i decided to stay here as it was fully booked on my last trip. My room was a suite that faced the swimming pool during dinner time, you could hear the folk songs and music being played. It did not bother me but those who need quiet time, request a room away from the pool and lawn area for dinner.

It was pure luxe and the ambience was superb as compared to Ranbanka Palace which we stayed in our last visit. The bed, bathroom and funishing are impeccable and felt like your own home.

I did not like the service by the only souvenir store in this palace, sneaky and dishonest. The salesman indeed packed 2 jodphuri trousers which were 2 size bigger and the colour which apparently they pushed you to buy. I was disappointed when making the hasty purchase. I should not have trusted them to pack the colour and size which they knew and recommended me. I should have check again. It was a set of different trousers when I checked at the airport. The hotel should reconsider of letting them rent the space.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was my second stay at this property, however, I was also hosting my close family and friends here this time for my birthday weekend.

The place is spread over a large landscaped area allowing a sense of tranquil space, the owners seemed to have paid a lot of attention to design details and you are pleasantly surprised by the lush green outdoors in a state known for its deserts.

The garden and pool areas as well as the walkways are carefully crafted and maintained, the entrance to cottages is quite inconspicuous and serves well for the purpose of privacy. I cannot comment on each category, but the rooms allocated to us were large and spacious. There was a walk-in wardrobe and the toilet area had two separate wash-basins and an exclusive shower area. The toilet supplies were not as generous as you expect a property of this standard - for eg. there was just one soap and no dental & shaving kits. The second wash-basin was devoid of any tumbler and supplies. Very minor yet avoidable observations.

As for restaurants, we only used their breakfast service - all other meals were scheduled at various other upscale locations in the city. The service was prompt and efficient, the stewards were trained and adapt to attend to our specific requests. You might need to be a little patient for refills at the buffet, they could be slow or lazy at times.

Overall, a good experience and would love to keep coming back here in future!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This hotel was a large 'palace ' building but 2 brothers have split it and there are 2 hotels,each run by a separate brother. Room are in the main building and in sepate 'huts' in the grounds. We arrived after normal lunch hurs but the restaurant served us an excellent snack. First night we ate at a restaurant adjacent to the hotel called 'On the rocks' Predominately Indian fayre and very good indeed. We ate in the hotel restaurant on our second night. We ate in the open with real fires in grates to warm us. Our room was large and comfortable. Staff at the reception were very obliging. They have a lovely pool but a quick entry in the water is recommended. Good breakfast selection. Next door to the hotel is a large mall where I was able to buy an anniversary card for my wife - it cost 45 rupees !. Very enjoyable stay in an exciting city

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York, New York
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This heritage property was an incredible oasis amidst bustling Jodhpur. From the antique cars outside the plush lobby to the beautifully manicured grounds, this hotel was first rate. We stayed in an Executive Room, which I found to be a terrific value. While I didn't inspect the tents and cottages myself, they looked quite inviting from the outside as well.

Our room was large and extremely comfortable. The dining experience at the restaurant was like being in a movie. We ate alfresco in the gardens underneath the stars while Indian musicians seronaded us.

This hotel does a wonderful job of providing a heritage feel while maintaining all of the creature comforts of a western style hotel. I know some reviewers have mentioned that the hotel is far from the old city -- ten minutes by car. We had a driver (as I assume most people do) and were not inconvenienced in the least. The hotel is also extremely close to the Umaid Bhawan palace.

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Additional Information about Ajit Bhawan

Property: Ajit Bhawan
Address: Circuit House Rd, Jodhpur 342006, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
#5 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
#5 Luxury Hotel in Jodhpur
#5 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#6 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ajit Bhawan 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ajit Bhawan Palace is the residence, for the family of the younger brother of the Late Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umed Singh Sahib. Built in 1923 for Maharaj Ajit Singh, it exudes the true essence of an oasis with magical powers capable of making the worries of the world simply melt away. The Palace Resort, has the foundation of a legacy that is part of the history behind the city of Jodhpur, it is about achieving a balance between history while enriching your experience through comfort & unique original style. Must have a Joy Ride on Vintage Car when you are in Jodhpur. ... more   less 
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