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“Magical place in India”
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Ratan Vilas
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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“Magical place in India”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ratan Vilas is a magical and unforgettable place to stay in India. This hotel is a perfect icing of the cake of the Jodhpur city. I enjoyed all: rooms, swimming pool, amazing stuff, but above all, the atmosphere this place has. One of the best hotels I visited.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good Wishes.
Thank you for staying with us.
It is very rewarding for us to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Ratan Vilas and we will be delighted to have you back with us.
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

The most amazing, friendly, hospitable and cleanest place we have been to on our second trip to India. We are so glad to have found Ratan Vilas, as we will be returning to Jodhpur regularly on business. We were at Ratan Vilas during the off-season, hence after a week’s stay here the staff and owners made us feel like we were part of the family. The new rooms, which according to the owners will be ready in time for the coming season are looking lovely and their patio lead directly to the nicest pool area I have seen in a very, very long time. Apparently the wi-fi reception will be considerably better in these rooms too… which is the only thing that could have been a little better, but hardly weighs in considering everything. We will definitely return and I can HIGHLY recommend Ratan Vilas to tourist and business travellers.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good wishes.
I would like to thank you for staying with us and for giving us such a glowing review!
It is heartening for us to know that you loved your stay with us.
We will be delighted to welcome you at Ratan Vilas again.
Thank you.
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

the staff was amazing and so accomodating. they kept the pool open late just so we could take a dip upon our late return from checking out the fort. they packed us breakfasts to go so we could have breakfast later on, on our early train trip that had us leaving at 5 am.

the place itself is wonderful, too. you get a fun sense of the history with all the old photos that they have up, decorating the walls. it's a beautiful place. an oasis out in the desert that feels good coming back to.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings and Good Wishes!
Thank you for staying with us.
We really appreciate your taking out time to give us such a lovely feedback.
We look forward to welcome you again at Ratan Vilas whenever you're in Jodhpur next.
With warmest regards
Brijraj
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was my first trip to India and I started with Jodhpur for simple reason , its heritage....

My complete trip was amazing and the hotel stay at Ratan Vilas was relaxing,... Thanks to the complete staff for ensuring a great hospitality experience... Rooms were good and food was great...

Thanks team and wishing you all the very best.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good Wishes
Thank you for staying with us and for the compliments.
We are all very happy to know that you had a satisfactory stay and will be delighted to welcome you again at Ratan Vilas.
With Kindest regards
Brijraj
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Although I have stayed in many different places, both budget and luxurious one, I always remember Ratan Vilas as one of the best. Once you got inside the gate, you left the hustle behind and entered an oasis of serene calmness. The property was nicely maintained and the room was very spacious and nicely furnished. It was extremely good value for money. I was surprised that for the competitive rates they charged, Ratan Vilas even had their own bath gel and shampoo which were of good quality. They even let us have a room for resting for a few hours at no extra cost before we caught our late night train out of Jodhpur.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings and Good Wishes.
Thank you for staying with us.
It is very gratifying for us to know that you found Ratan Vilas to be a serene place to stay, offering good value for money.
We will be delighted to welcome you some time in the future.
With best regards
Brijraj
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Federal, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Rattan Vilas is the only place to stay in Jodhpur. Its a little slice of paradise away from the bustle of the streets.Its central to all the sights..Rooms are large and comfortable. The owners and staff make you feel right at home. The gardens and grounds are outstanding. We stayed in Feb and even had a swim in the pool. The food was great..Thanks you Kishore and the staff.The owners wife gave us some great shopping tips for Jaipur....Forest Essentials an excellent soap company that Rattan uses.Thanks Ratan for an excellent stay...we will return

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good wishes.
I would like to thank you for staying with us and for giving us such a glowing review!
It is heartening for us to know that you loved your stay with us.
We will be delighted to welcome you at Ratan Vilas again.
Thank you.
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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Cornwall
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely stay here, unfortunately we only stayed for 2 nights but wished we'd had longer. It is in a very good position for exploring Jodphur and only 10 minutes drive to the airport. The reception staff can either arrange a taxi or there are Rikshaws at the end of the drive. The Hotel is a Havelli, heritage site with wonderful momentos and photos of when it was a home. It is immaculately clean with staff around continually cleaning the communal areas. The Hotel garden is beautiful and so peaceful it is hard to believe that at the end of the drive you are straight into the hustle and bustle of Jodphur. There is also a fantastic swimming pool in the garden surrounded by steamer chairs and sun loungers a brilliant place to cool down and relax after sight seeing. All around the Hotel there are quiet areas with comfy seating to relax and bowls of floating flowers. The Hotel restaurant is in an ornately decorated tent in the garden and there is a choice of buffet or a la carte each evening and a good range of alcoholic beverages, the food was delicious. Our room was a good size, clean, comfortable, well equipped and the decor made us feel like we were back in the Raj era as did the whole Hotel, simply wonderful. Thank you to all the staff especially the reception staff who were helpful and polite.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brij Raj S, Owner at Ratan Vilas, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Guests,
Greetings and Good Wishes.
Thank you so much for such a generous appraisal – It means a lot to us!
We are elated to know that you felt at home at Ratan Vilas and eagerly look forward to welcome you again, possibly for a longer stay!
With kindest regards
Brijraj
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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