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The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Sawai Madhopur
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
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21 reviews
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“Amazing small hotel”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Small resort with luxury tents near Ranthambhore tiger reserve. Amazing experience from the momment you arrive and are greeted by the 2 resident elephants and a rose flower petal shower. Beautiful grounds, amazing luxury tent rooms and impecable service. The food at the cozy indoor- outdoor restaurant is great. The best pain et chocolat we have ever tried is made freshly for breakfast by their amazing pastry chef. The general manager Ratna Malhotra makes you feel like you are a guest of honor in her own home. The experience is enhanced by the incredibly unique opportunity to see tigers in the wild literally 10 feet away from you! The hotel provides twice daily runs in the tiger reserve( jungle) with a naturalist guide. In one of the tiger safari runs, in an open jeep in the middle of the jungle, my wife lost our camera. We realized it once we were out of the park on our way back to the hotel. We mentioned it to the hotel staff but were convinced there was no way it would be found. The next day, we left to our next destination, another Oberoi property in Jaipur. We were shocked when the next morning at Jaipur, they presented us our camera which was recovered in the jungle by the Vanyanvilas staff and delivered with the next train to us! Simply amazing!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful and detailed review on the Trip Advisor.

On your behalf, I have personally conveyed your compliments to our team, especially the pastry Chef for the wonderful pain au chocolat and they have conveyed their heartfelt appreciation for your very kind words.

A stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. We are glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our facilities and services and specially our dining experience.

We put in a lot of effort to train our team at offering highly personalized, intuitive and unobtrusive service to all our guests and positive feedback on service from patrons like you is our biggest reward! I am glad that we were able to find your camera and deliver it on time in Jaipur.

My team and I are happy to know that the majestic tiger put up a wonderful show for you and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience.

Thank you

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I have just returned from an amazing trip to India and the Far East where we stayed at several really good hotels but I can honestly say that the best one that we stayed in was the Oberoi Vanyavilas at Ranthambore. The service was absolutely outstanding - from the welcome that we received from the Manager to breakfast under the mango trees after a lovely drive into the jungle looking for the elusive tigers.

The food was excellent and the service was second to none. We loved the luxury tents and the ambience of the whole place was superb.

I have to comment on the ladies on reception who sorted out a couple of problems that we didn't even notice regarding transport. The body warmers, blankets and hot water bottle that were supplied to my wife and I were just a lovely indulgent touch. A big thank you to them and of course to all staff who were just brilliant.

I would also like to thank the elephants and Mahouts for their welcome after the game drives - a lovely touch.

If this sounds like an Oscar winners speech then I can only apologise but it was a truly Oscar winning performance. Thanks to all concerned.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful and detailed review on the Trip Advisor.

Relaxing ambiance paired with personalized yet unobtrusive service is what we always aim to offer to all our guests. I am glad to know that our facilities, activities and services met your expectations and made your stay enjoyable.

On your behalf, I have personally conveyed your compliments to our culinary team, the front desk team and the mahouts and they have conveyed their heartfelt appreciation for your very kind words.

We are truly honored by you considering us “The Best” and our services “An Oscar Winning Performance”. Thank you so much for the same.

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of your continued visits and assure you the best of the Oberoi hospitality.

Thank you

Best regards
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I don't even know where to begin with this hotel. We were here in December for a few days. This hotel has amazing rooms, bathrooms, grounds, service and restaurants! All the staff were attentive and went out of their way to make every guest's stay perfect. My mother noted at breakfast that she couldn't eat bread and one of the waiter's noted this and provided a special meal during lunch for her (without asking). The housekeeping staff were also very considerate - they noted that our room was cold and wanted to make sure everything was fine. They also provided hot water bottles in our beds to keep us warm. One of our sinks cracked due to boiling water and it was replaced before we returned to the room. These are only a few instances (there were many more) that show how on the ball the staff were. The spa was quite nice - big private rooms and bathrooms with nice decor - however, the ayurvedic massage was so-so. Overall an amazing stay! We are already planning our return back to this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful and detailed review on the Trip Advisor.

Relaxing ambiance paired with personalized yet unobtrusive service is what we always aim to offer to all our guests. I am glad to know that our facilities, activities and services exceeded your expectations and made your stay a perfect one.

On your behalf, I have personally conveyed your compliments to our team, especially food and beverage and housekeeping and they have conveyed their heartfelt appreciation for your very kind words. We are really happy to note that our little guests also enjoyed their stay with us.

I have also shared your constructive feedback with the SPA team about the Ayurvedic Treatment. We will definitely work towards improving it further.

My team and I look forward to the pleasure of your continued visits and assure you the best of the Oberoi hospitality.

Thank you

Best regards
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Los Altos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

we took our ten year old twins to ranthanmbore for the tiger safari and stayed at vanyavilas for 3 nights in january 2013. its a little piece of heavan in the middle of the forest...you are transported to a world of pampering where no request is too big!the luxury tents were truly amazing set amidst acres of greenery,with birds and peacocks calling out,at the same time with all the creature comforts.my daughters were really blown away by the personalised cookies in the tent upon arrival and bath slippers that were actually their size:)there were plenty of fun activities for kids post the jungle drives...bird watching,block printing,mocktail making,henna artists,gardening.there was nothing more the staff coud have done to spoil us at vanyavilas,with the attention to detail and extremely attentive customer service,a lot of credit for which should go to the genral mgr Ratna malhotra,who was very hands on at the vilas.
the food was fantastic,fresh ingredients and we sampled a lot of regional specialties along with international fare.
there would be bonfire and folk music in the gardens in the evening which was quite nice too.
we didnt spot any tigers but were still sad to be leaving so soon.this was the highlight of our indian vacation.thank you for not just a wonderful stay but a memorabe experience!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful and detailed review on the Trip Advisor.

We are honored by you for considering us as a ‘Little piece of Heaven in the middle of the forest’.

Relaxing ambiance paired with personalized yet unobtrusive service is what we always aim to offer to all our guests. I am glad to know that our facilities, activities and services exceeded your expectations and made your stay a memorable one.

On your behalf, I have personally conveyed your compliments to our team, especially the Chef and they have conveyed their heartfelt appreciation for your kind words. We are really happy to note that our little guests also enjoyed their stay with us.

My team and I really look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon again for some more beautiful memories and definitely to see the tigers this time.

Thank you

Best Regards
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this incredible property feb 9-11 at the end of a theee week trip in India. We chose to stay here last as we knew this is the best property within the Oberoi collection.
Everything was perfect, the tent, the meals, the service. We felt special and pampered all throughout out stay. The food was absolutely fantastic, different menu every day, fresh ingredients.
The GM was very hands on and incredibly welcoming. Her team definitely follows her lead and together they operate quite a special place.
Thank you for the wonderful memories!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank EGHMX
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review on the Trip Advisor.

We are honored by you for considering us as the ‘Best within the Oberoi collection’.

Your beautiful feedback on service, our team and the food at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is very encouraging and the same has been shared with the entire team. We put in a lot of effort to train our team at offering highly personalized, intuitive and unobtrusive service to all our guests and positive feedback on service from patrons like you is our biggest reward!

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon again for some more beautiful memories.

Thank you

Best Regards
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had a two night stay as part of a tour of India, and wished we could have stayed longer. Service, staff, hotel and food were exceptional. We went on three safaris and saw a tiger on our last safari which was the jewel in the crown.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review on the Trip Advisor. Your kind words of appreciation motivates us to strive for excellence in all aspects.

Your beautiful feedback on service, our team and the food at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is very encouraging and the same has been shared with the entire team. We put in a lot of effort to train our team at offering highly personalized, intuitive and unobtrusive service to all our guests and positive feedback on service from patrons like you is our biggest reward! We are glad to hear that you did see a tiger as well.

My team and I eagerly look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon again.

Thank you

Best Regards
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CA
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We recently stayed at Vanyavilas for two nights. Of course, all of our Oberoi Hotel stays were amazing, but under Ms. Ratna Malhotra's direction, the customer service and atmosphere exceeded all others. By example, she sets the tone. She's a shining star in Oberoi!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank concon60
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VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your compliments with us, they are really very special. Your kind words of appreciation motivate us to strive for excellence in all aspects.

We put in a lot of effort to train our team at offering highly personalized, intuitive and unobtrusive service to all our guests and positive feedback on service from patrons like you is our biggest reward!

My team and I really look forward to welcoming you back soon again.

Thank you

Best Regards
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Property: The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Address: Ranthambhore Road | Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
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Location: India > Rajasthan > Sawai Madhopur District > Sawai Madhopur
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Spa Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Vanyavilas 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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