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“A lovely, quiet break from the busy city.”
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Ratan Vilas
Ranked #2 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a lovely break from the bustle of busy Jodhpur. Great service, lovely rooms and an excellent restaurant. It was too cold, at the time of our visit, to make use of the swimming pool but as the weather got warmer the pool would be a welcome addition to the facilities on offer.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This a family run heritage Hotel, the owners live there hence it is very well maintained and taken care off and most importantly -you feel at HOME. The whole experience of being in this hotel is so welcoming , relaxing and homely.

The rooms:
They have well appointed interiors, the beds are excellent & so is the linen. The rooms are all airconditioned. The bathroom is mordern.

Dinning:
There is a tent outside the lawn where the food is served. Its a beautiful cosy tent in the garden since there are a lot of trees in the garden its pleasent to sit in the tent and have your meal.

Food & Drink:
Excellent , fresh, healthy & homely food. they serve alcoholic beverages

Swimingpool:
Its relaxing lazy pool, perfect after a long day in Jodhpur sun. Its only 4.5 ft deep so safe for even non swimmers.

Common Area:
At the main entrance of the proprety there is pleanty of seating area with WIFI connection where you can sit and relax or read a book. Other common areas in fornt of each room is also great but unfortunately no wifi here. The graden, by the pool, the main entrance are the best places and most importantly thanks to the tall trees the hotel has its privacy from the busy city outside.

Location:
Its just 10 minutes drive to all the best places in town, its bank in town yet away from all the noise and crowd.

Hospitality & service
This is simply 5 star without any doubt. The family who owns the property lives here hence their personal attention is there on everything. This is what makes you feel as if you are in home away from home when you stay at the Ratan Vilas.

Room Tip: There are wasps in the area so be carefull when you keep your room door open.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank SonySimhan
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Loved this place! Couldn't stop taking pictures of it! Beautiful garden, courtyard, indoor and outdoor dining. Best place we have stayed so far. Our room was huge with huge bathroom, comfortable bed and sitting area. Very romantic place.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lucyrennell
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very good location about 10 mins drive from the old city and Sardar Market and Clock Tower.
An old house built around 1920 for a maharaja. It is very 1920s/colonial in feel and layout and has been converted into a very pleasant hotel by the grandson and great grandson of the original owner.
We were in Room 107, upstairs, overlooking a courtyard, very quiet. Very large room with nice seating area and huge, high twin beds, set together to make a huge double bed - very comfortable. Very spacious slightly old fashioned bathroom, good shower over a large bath tub.
There is a beautiful swimming pool set in a sort of walled garden which gets all the sun and nice sun loungers. A lovely spot for a light lunch or a drink.
Surrounding the main house is a large verandah, shaded and cool and again great for drinks and snacks.
Main meals are taken in a very large, pretty Indian marquee and we had a la carte dinner on both nights and found the food good and service attentive and friendly. Prices for Indian wine and G&Ts very good.
The manager is a most charming and efficient man - a credit to the hotel and we also had the pleasure of talking severaltimes to an elderly gentleman who turned out to be one of the owners. (members of the family still live here).
For a tranquil and convenient central base in Jodhpur, this excellent value, would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you are staying in Jodhpur, this hotel is a must.

Location wise is fantastic, you are a 10 minute tuktuk ride from the city clock, however the minute you drive into the gates at Ratan Villas you feel a million miles away from the chaos outside.

Ratan is such a beautiful hotel with a fab clean pool and lovely little eating area for breakfast and dinner. The rooms are huge and extremely clean.

The staff are excellent. Such a great value hotel, and extremely reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We are 3 weeks into 5 week rail trip. Overall, this ticked all the boxes... and more. It was a shame to leave. The attention to design detail; food quality which encouraged us to explore the Rajasthan menu; the super clean swimming pool; friendliness from owner through all the staff. It all added to a textbook experience. Great memories.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MarcoPolo888
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Ratan Vilas is a very nice and clean place to stay, a oasis in busy India. The rooms are nicely furnished in colonial style. A good place to relax is the beautiful and well maintained garden with a pool. Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Heidi-Freiburg
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Additional Information about Ratan Vilas

Address: Loco Shed Road | Near Bhaskar Circle, Jodhpur 342001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#2 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#4 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range: $72 - $1,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ratan Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ratan Vilas was built in 1920 as a private residence by Maharaj Ratan Singhji of Raoti, Jodhpur. The villa is being managed as a hotel since 2000 by Ratan Singhji’s great grandson, Brijraj Singh. The guest rooms and the common areas are well appointed and arranged with care. Ratan Vilas as a place to stay offers its guests an eternal old world charm seamlessly blending with the modern comforts and an authentic experience of the legendary Rajput hospitality. ... more   less 
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