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“The Maharaja lives here” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Jodhpur
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103 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“The Maharaja lives here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The Palace is Incredible. The service is incredible. The rooms are incredible, The grounds are incredible. The peacocks are incredible. Does this give you an idea. Only drawback is the train that goes by.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for your valuable feedback which will certainly enable us to measure and improve our performance of hospitality services. We appreciate the time and effort taken by you and look forward to receiving you at Umaid Bhawan Palace with the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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103 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

The staff is absolutely royal and leaves no stone unturned to let you feel like a king. The decor of the hotel is absolutely unearthly and totally enchanting. The magnanimity of the palace strikes you right at the first sight and when you enter the palace you get the first hand experience of Taj quality and eye for perfection. We explored the hotel pretty much and were left speechless at the shear brilliance of the place. The food was perfect and served in even more perfect way.Truly a heavenly experience and worth every penny!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vikanshu_B
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, June 27, 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.

Vincent Ramos
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Georgia
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109 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Words cannot describe how I felt being treated like a royal in this hotel, housed in an actual palace of ex-jodhpur royalty! The food is reaaly nice abut heavily loaded, you know with butter, fats and silver foils on some...just like the royalty had in their glory days.
The room was nothing short of a palatial chamber, that is maybe because I stayed in one of the suites. The staff are always readdy to go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable.
Only one downer though, the water from the HOT knob was just lukewarm and neither was the cold one much different from it. Their plumbers couldn't even figure out what was wrong, BUT they happily changed my suite though.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vaibhus
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for your valuable feedback which will certainly enable us to measure and improve our performance of hospitality services. We appreciate the time and effort taken by you and look forward to receiving you at Umaid Bhawan Palace with the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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Santa Barbara CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Umaid Bhawan is a must. It may not be the best hotel I have ever stayed in but I'm not sure there is one better. Over the top service was expected but I have to say that the food in the restaurants was the best we've had in India. Most of all, you are really staying in a palace. It's not an old chateau or reworked castle. It's a modern day sparkling palace and you really feel it. If I had to find anything to complain about, we were just there in mid June and some of the grand rooms aren't air conditioned so when you are walking say from your room to the restaurant you can get a bit hot...so what, it was incredible. I'd say a must for the serious traveler.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Imrahil5000
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Viincent R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur!

Thank you for your valuable feedback which will certainly enable us to measure and improve our performance of hospitality services. We appreciate the time and effort taken by you and look forward to receiving you at Umaid Bhawan Palace with the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Sincerely,
Vincent Ramos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Loved our stay at this beautiful Palace in Jodhpur.. Would definitely stay here again. May is too hot to be in Jodhpur but the Palace is air conditioned and made up for the heat. Peacocks and Peahens visited us for breakfast every morning. What a treat!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, May 16, 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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Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We went for 3 nights to Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur and it was every bit a royal vacation for us. I went with my husband and our one and half year old son. A staff member accompanied us from the airport to the hotel. We were given a traditional Indian welcome with tikka and flower garland.There was a choice of welcome drink on arrival and we were ushered into the room promptly. We didn't have to wait for any paperwork, they just took our ID's and the rest was taken care of by the hotel. The room was spacious for our son to run around. The bathroom was huge. The palace, rooms, corridors and lawns were spotless clean. Food is good, presentation flawless but the in-room dining menu could do with more options. The table set for in-room dining was great with candles and everything. We used to have breakfast at Pillars. I would give the staff points for small talk and taking interest in what we were eating and even offering recommendations. The staff was considerate, polite and extremely nice. Each one of them took special care of our son and tried to engage him or talk to him whenever he came to interact with them. They even noticed that we hadn't used the pillows from last night and changed the pillows to suit our needs. Everyone would ask about our comfort level and any requirement of ours was carried out straightaway. Room is cleaned at least twice a day which was great since it was always a mess with a toddler running around. Also I celebrated my birthday there which was made extra special with champagne and cake waiting in our room (compliments from General Manager, Ashish Kumar Rai) after I returned from my breakfast. It was fabulous!! Lawns are huge and both indoor and outdoor pool are great. The spa, I could not experience for there was no booking available for that day. Every time I walked through the corridors and central dome of the palace I could think of nothing but how beautiful and awesome this place is! But what truly makes it great is the people there, who take interest in providing you with care and comfort and for making your stay more special. A truly ROYAL experience from start to finish.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Audreyjalexis
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, May 10, 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The look of this 'modern' (built less than 100 years ago) Hotel is very spectacular but I didn't like the feeling. It was so huge it felt haunted. The Art Deco interior & the furnishings that came from London are superb to look at if you are interested in the period but cold & clinical to live in, It looks a wow from the outside & the history is interesting. It is a distance away from the Fort & the bustling market square & set in the valley below - so you don't get the wow factor of staying higher up the hill. The service is stylish & in keeping with the Grand design..

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stephanie s
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Ashish Kumar R, General Manager at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, responded to this review, May 10, 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
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 Spa Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jodhpur
#1 Business 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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