We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Relaxing oasis with friendly service”
Review of Devi Bhawan

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Devi Bhawan
Ranked #5 of 96 Hotels in Jodhpur
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing oasis with friendly service”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

After a hairy night train ride we arrived at Jodhpur airport at 5am in the morning, and our hotel manager met us in the berth of our train and took us straight to the hotel to make sure we were safe after we had contacted him to let him know we were a bit worried - already a level of service that astounded us! We arrived at the hotel and didn't have to check in, we were taken to a room to get a few hours sleep (until 10) and then we went and had a lovely breakfast out in the gardens before check in. Here we could begin to fully appreciate the beauty of the hotel. The gardens are stunning, with swing seats, water lily ponds, spreads of grass to run around on, beautiful flowerbeds and a fabulous pool where we spent many an hour swimming. It was so quiet, and it smelt of nature and incense. Every room opens onto some kind of private sitting area in the garden which was idyllic.

The service in the restaurant was with the best of intentions, although at breakfast each morning lots of items were forgotten, and cutlery not brought etc, but it was more endearing than annoying. We handed in our keys to get the room serviced each day, but were always perplexed by not being given many towels (one each, plus a hand towel) which was odd considering there was a swimming pool and most hotels provide a few hotels and automatically give you more if you ask (we were told we could not have more).

There was good free wifi connection and TVs in each room, which was a blessing when it rained for 3 days straight! There is a nice lounge to relax in, and you can get snacks from the restaurant throughout the day. We ate a couple of nights in the restaurant, where there was a good thali. I would suggest, however, that the hotel should really make the most of the setting, and perhaps expand the outside area of the restaurant onto the small grassy area by the lily pond, and adorn tables with tealights and flowers and really work on the quality of the food. I believe that this way they would attract people to eat here that are not guests at the hotel. It would be a simple and inexpensive thing to do and the night experience at the hotel would be wonderful.

We had a day trip with a driver and guide organised by the hotel, which was a really great experience!!

The room we were in was big, but very very dark, with poor lighting. Also, when it rained, the rain leaked through the walls of the room and there were very large damp patches on the walls. This does need sorting out and it meant we didn't want to spend much time in the room because it was damp and dark.

I would say that for the quality of the room the price of the hotel is a little high - we stayed in similar and better hotels with similarly nice settings for less money. It was also a little way out of town, so you had to organise means of transport in. However, the gardens and the effort the staff of the hotel put into making it a nice stay for us meant we weren't too worried. Perhaps the hotel should offer more towels and a slightly lower rate and then it would be perfect :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank operadiners
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

981 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    591
    294
    67
    22
    7
See reviews for
241
340
68
103
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (144)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you like to stay for a nice and quiet bungalow experience, this is the place to stay. Really liked the property. Rooms are quite hidden in the garden and a very nice sit out just outside the room. Quite well located from the main market and the fort. Decent food and moderate price. Try getting a room in the first floor if possible. Room is very spacious and the toilet is as big. The owner welcomed me by my first name the moment I entered the reception, he does his homework well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank HKBangalore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a cool oasis in a very hot climate. Our room was tucked away at the back of the property and initially there was building going on next door - sledge hammer non stop! There were also ants in the bathroom, but I was able to get a staff member to spray them and they weren't a problem after that. Apart from that, the staff were friendly, the gardens and pool beautiful and the bed comfortable. Quite a good place overall - quaint is a good description!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MelbourneJanine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Devi Bhawan is located a short distance away from the main market area of Jodhpur which is a huge advantage as you are spared the noise. Its location amidst lush gardens is something which has an added advantage. If you like greenery, you can spend a good amount of time in the garden. It is a small family run property so you get your moments of solitude. We stayed in the standard room but as we were there only to sleep, we did not face any problems. The pool is an added delight especially in summer.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Avid1_Traveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gießen
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I already wrote I revise for this hotel. But today a wired story happened there.
After 9 days I was checking out and paid my bill cash. After paying I still had a bundle of Rupees in my pocket. I went back to my room and took a nap because I had still some time before I had to leave.
On my way to the airport I got a call from Rekesh (the manager) that I left money in the room - the boy found 25.000 Rupees. I was confused and thought this must be the money which was still in my pocket after I had paid and it slipped out during my nap. What honest guys! I told the driver to turn back, took the money and gave the boy a good tip.
In the evening I counted my money and came to the conclusion that I have much more than I was supposed to have. I called Rakesh and wanted him to ask the boy once more where he found the money, if it was really in my room and so on. We found out that the boys found the money in my room already the first day after my arrival under my pillow. They let it there each day when they made the room and thought that this was my vault (good one!). But it was not under my pillow. It was under the pillow of the second bed which I never have touched… The guest who had the room before must have left it there.
25.000 Rupees is a lot of money and you can imagine the temptation the boys had to stand each day. In any hotel in the world this money would have been gone - at latest after I had left. This is a proof that you can absolutely trust the guys from this hotel and a new reason why I book there again and again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank Stefan_Foster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

After looking a loads and loads of places we settled on Devi Bhawan in Jodhpur. And we are so glad we did. It's a quaint little property with the perfect number of rooms, which helps maintain the calm and peaceful surroundings. The rooms are very clean and the lovely. Brightly decorated keeping with the Rajasthani style. The staff is extremely helpful, we arrived at 6 am from Jaipur and they had the room ready for :) The food is lovely and we had a nice quiet candle lit dinner one night and that has to be my favorite dinner from our rajasthan travels. If I go back to Jodhpur, I would definitely stay at Devi Bhawan again. It has the nice old world charm of a family run and personal guest house and the staff and facilities are that of a hotel ! perfect blend! It is a little far from the main Jodhpur area and the market and the fort but its so peaceful that we really didn't mind it! Awesome awesome value for money!

Room Tip: We stayed at the Standard rooms and it was really nice, but the deluxe room looked lovely :)
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank nayanac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shanghai
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Nice quite hotel with nice Gardens and good swimming pool.
Ask you for an extra charge if you don't pay with cash but with the card.
Very poor food choice in the restaurant and breakfast options. Staff is not guided properly by the management that is never around.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Punetita
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Jodhpur hotels
0.7 mi away
Ratan Vilas
Ratan Vilas
#2 of 96 in Jodhpur
1,229 reviews
4.6 mi away
WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
0.9 mi away
Ajit Bhawan
Ajit Bhawan
#7 of 96 in Jodhpur
928 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
RAAS
RAAS
#3 of 96 in Jodhpur
991 reviews
5.2 mi away
Bijolai Palace-A Treehouse Palace Hotel
5.6 mi away
Mandore Guest House
Mandore Guest House
#8 of 96 in Jodhpur
429 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Devi Bhawan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Devi Bhawan

Property: Devi Bhawan
Address: Ratanada Circle,Defance laboratory Road, | Ratanada Area, Jodhpur 342006, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jodhpur District > Jodhpur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Jodhpur
#4 Family Hotel in Jodhpur
#7 Romantic Hotel in Jodhpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Devi Bhawan 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Devibhawan is family run heritage property with 24 well appointed a/c rooms with all modern amenities in each room,in house restaurant serves fresh home cooked food to guests staying here,also have swimming pool,all major cards accepted and travel desk for all your travel arrangements. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Devi Bhawan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Devi Bhawan Jodhpur
Devi Bhawan Hotel Jodhpur

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing