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Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Ranked #1 of 99 Hotels in Jodhpur
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a magnificent hotel with incredibly grand public areas, and large (very large) and tastefully decorated rooms (art deco style). The service was flawless throughout our stay - warm, personal and very efficient. The food was good (though not outstanding) but the setting and accommodative service (they made special food which wasn't on the menu for our 3 year old) made the dining experience memorable nonetheless.

Would highly recommend the Sunset Pavillion for dinner - the view is sublime, and the food is the best in the hotel too!

The Taj has done a wonderful job of transforming this palace into one of the best hotels in the world. It is hard to think of a better hotel experience. Of course it's expensive. But in my opinion, well worth it.

We also visited Raas Haveli which is the other luxury hotel in Jodhpur, ate a meal there, and saw the rooms. That is also a splendid hotel with warm (though not especially efficient) service, an unexpectedly contemprary vibe and an unrivalled view of the Meherangarh Fort. However, if price were not a constraint, I would choose to stay in the Umaid Bhawan for the sheer grandeur of the place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
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Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

An absolutely outstanding building coupled with the Taj premium hospitality, staying in this hotel is a magical experience. The proportions are remarkable and it is very tastefully done. The suites are marvellous and the service impeccable. Tea on the verandah, or even an al-fresco meal (breakfast or dinner) while the weather permits is simply divine with a view of the well manicured lawns and the Mehrangarh Fort in the background. The two beautiful swimming pools, tennis courts, badminton court, croquet, snooker/billiards ... there is enough to do just in the hotel ... and in fact at times you are tempted to just walk around the place enjoying every bit of it. The staff are very courteous and professional and in the restaurants, quite unlike the usual restaurant staff who are always hovering but whose attention you can never attract when you need them, the staff are unobstrusively there and its almost uncanny how they seem to materialize by your side just when you are about to call them. An absolute must do hotel well worth the experience!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
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Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

never seen a hotel and service like this before. one of my best stays in the world. good job taj. thanks to alka and hitesh at pillars made our stay perfect. we had a great time. the food was excellent. everything was perfect. the best in the world. we had a room facing the garden and had an excellent view.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Somaiya,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!
I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have not stayed at a better hotel or had a superior experience at a hotel. The anniversary was celebrated with a honeymoon package offered by the taj. The service and experience was immaculate dotting the i and crossing the T. Brilliant. Breakfast in bed, spa for couples, half day sightseeing at mehrangarh, shopping Hermes from manufacturer godowns, dining experience at baradari. Wow just wow!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were @ Umaid Bhawan for a wedding and stayed there for 2 nights.
The palace is very well maintained. Its huge...the palace gardens are beautiful. The property is managed by Taj hotels. Only 1/3rd of the palace is the hotel, else is the museum and the residence of the king of Jodhpur.
The rooms are grand and fabulously done with big paintings of the kings and others. Rooms are basically suites with huge sitting area as one section of the room and the other being the bedroom ofcourse with huge balconies overlooking the amazing gardens of the palace( if you opt for the front rooms with views of the fort and gardens). The rooms have huge bathrooms with double basins and there is a separate dressing area too!

The staff at the hotel is well educated and it felt like as if they were hotel management students handling the guests.
The spa at the hotel and the other facilities like the Jacuzzi and pool area are good too.
The food at the hotel was nice. Breakfast has a decent variety.

The palace is beautifully lit up in the night. The museum is worth a visit and the vintage cars on display at the palace are the icing on the cake.

Room Tip: Take a room with garden and fort view. its feels amazing to sit in the balcony and sip a cuppa with...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your feedback. I am pleased to note that the experience at the Palace met your expectations and that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I have also shared your kind appreciation with the team, as it is feedback such as yours that motivates us to achieve higher levels of service.

We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,

Ashish Kumar Rai
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here last summer for a week. The whole stay was great. The food in the restaurant was superb and the staff were willing to cook us dishes that weren't even on the menu - amazing! The spa was excellent, as was the pool. The grounds were stunning. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Also adored the desserts delivered to our rooms every afternoon! Really wonderful stay and really wonderful city! I will be returning.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

It is amazing to stay at such an elegant place. It feels like a true guest of the Maharaja when one experiences with its exquisite dining, the attentive service. The Historical Suite is classy with its stunning palace view...

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time and effort in sharing your feedback as it enables us to measure and improve our performance in our quest of providing you luxury hospitality.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you to Umaid Bhawan Palace again.

Sincerely,
Ashish Kumar Rai
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Property: Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Address: Near Circuit House, Jodhpur 342006, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur 5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the largest royal residences in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument to Jodhpur’s gallantry and romance. Guests get a taste of what it was like to live like kings. From rooms once occupied by the Maharaja. From regal pastimes like polo or croquet. From magnificent views of the palace gardens and the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. From unique themed dinners that flaunt all the pomp-and-splendour of the desert kingdom. ... more   less 
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