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“Comfortable stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raj Palace Resort, Ranthambhore

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Raj Palace Resort, Ranthambhore
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Sawai Madhopur
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31 reviews
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“Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Raj Palace for 2 nights, arrived late by they still managed to arrange a safari for me the next morning. In between the mourning and afternoon safari I stayed at the pool, water like a bit hazy.
Breakfast and dinner where very nice. The staff actually are a nice bunch an even remember what I drank.
Rooms are huge and so is the bathroom. Sadly also no warm water in the mentioned times.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

we stayed here for 2 nights this month to base ourselves for a weekend of tiger searching ( no luck on that front im afraid!!). they picked us up from the station, dropped us off at the station all inclusive of our very reasonable room charges with also included 3 meals a day. the staff on reception were super helpful, and friendly and made it so easy for a couple travelling independent of a tour. yes i didnt manage to get a hot shower there either, but i pretty much didnt manage to get a hot shower anywhere i stayed in india so im not sure why that is a surprise. the rooms were clean and nice and the gardens were beautiful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed as part of a group tour so I'm not sure how to value our stay but for a few nights it was fine. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and huge but most in the group didn't get hot water all the time as mentioned in other reviews. We could have done with clean towels each day, it's very dusty Tiger viewing. It would have been nice to have been met with a face cloth when returning to the hotel as well.

Pool area looks ok for those few hours between visiting the national Park. Food was ok. This place is close to town which is good but I unfortunately the railway station as well ear plugs are a must for a good night's sleep!! 3 stars because of this problem

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Disclaimer: Photos for the property definitely look better but don’t give the guests seeing online a correct inside picture.

We a group of 4 adults and 2 child aged 6 years stayed for 2 nights 3 days in Nov 2013.

It is a 2 star average size property very close to sawai madhopur railway station. It has rooms everywhere. It has 2 small lawns, 1 small restaurant / bar and yes a swimming pool. There are no recreational facilities for guests. It has limited no of waiters, reception staff and room attendants.

In reception I would like to specially mention the name of Mr. Ricky who is always available and seems running the entire show. There were 2 more guys but they seemed more interested in loitering around and Mr. Ashok Meena Business Head / Owner is nowhere to be seen.

Reception lacks proper knowledge or maybe interest to help Indian guests plan their itinerary and make the best use of their stay. U have to dig out information from them. There is no availability of printed pamphlets for places of tourist interest in and around sawai madhopur.

We could only manage Jungle Safari in Canter @ Rs 700/- per person (We were offered Gypsy @ Rs 1200/- per person) & Ranthambhore fort / Ganeshji Temple in Gypsy for 6 persons cost us Rs 1500/-. Camel Cart ride for around 1 hrs cost us Rs 1000/-

Guest type in the hotel is Indian families & foreign guests travelling in group tours.

Since they have limited staff, there is No Room Service (not even tea, coffee & milk given in room) although I saw waiter taking beer / liquor etc from restaurant to rooms possibly to their group tour guests.

The hotel has fixed hours for hot water supply in bathroom i.e. morning 05:30am – 7am, 09:30am - 11am & in Evening 05:30pm – 7pm as they have diesel boilers and there are no geysers in any rooms.

All Meals are served in single restaurant. Restaurant served meals a la carte i.e. on order basis even for guests who are booked on AP plan. They serve buffet style only when they have group check in and the hotel is full. Once during our stay they arranged buffet but I feel their a la carte is better as there was no variety in the buffet.

Food served was homely type and tasty but lacked variety. We were on AP plan and got the option daily to choose 1Bread, 1Dal, 1Paneer, 1Seasonal Veg, 1Raita, Salad & papad. 1Sweet was added for dinner. Breakfast served was boiled egg/omellete, toast, paratha or puri sabzi with tea/coffee.

The swimming pool is definitely not up to the mark. The towels seemed dirty and worn out, possibly being reused? Benches around the pool were also not very impressive either.

Further there is no staff at swimming pool to look after the guests. As informed by hotel staff normally swimming pool is maintained once in a week’s time.

It has 45 rooms divided into Deluxe rooms, Cottage Rooms & Super Deluxe Rooms. All rooms have twin beds which are joined to make it look like a double bed. It is difficult for the child to sleep in between as there is a gap.

Deluxe rooms are small rooms on top of reception & behind reception. Cost on American plan (AP plan) i.e. with all meals @ Rs 4000 / night on double occupancy with 1 child without bed below 6 years. I didn’t get to see this room personally.

Cottage rooms are bigger rooms around reception on ground floor and first floor in blocks of 2 rooms each but they all have common walls so actually there are row type of rooms and not exactly a separate cottage. Room and Washroom size was big but basic. Location is surrounded by too many trees which restrict the view from window Cost on American plan (AP plan) i.e. with all meals @ Rs 5000 / night on double occupancy with 1 child without bed below 6 years. I personally saw this room and checked in on day 1.

Super Deluxe rooms are ground floor rooms in newly constructed wing behind swimming pool with amenities and size same as cottage rooms. The only difference they are new. Cost on American plan (AP plan) i.e. with all meals @ Rs 6000 / night on double occupancy with 1 child without bed below 6 years.

We had booked Deluxe rooms on AP plan with meals served buffet style with complimentary pick and drop from Sawai Madhopur Railway station @ Rs 4200 / night per room . On Check in we were upgraded to cottage rooms on 1st floor which I personally didn’t like as they didn’t offer any views from my window.

Then we went for lunch and were disappointed to know that the meals lacked variety and are on a la carte basis. When I made a written complaint to the reception, they promptly upgraded me to super deluxe rooms at the same price. So we stayed in 2 Super Deluxe Rooms on AP plan @ total Rs 16800/- for 2 nights/ 3 days with complimentary pick and drop from Sawai Madhopur Station.

On the day of check out our train was at 5:30pm and although hotel was empty we had to spend 3 hrs at the reception.

So I leave it to my esteemed readers to decide themselves whether the hotel is GOOD, BAD OR UGLY: I AM STILL CONFUSED  U PLEASE DECIDE YRSELF , especially keeping in mind the total cost.

Room Tip: None of the rooms offers any view. So i suggest book deluxe rooms, save cost and try if you can get...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed here just one recently and was fairly happy with everything, especially the service as they staff were kind and considerate. The room was also nice very clean and roomy. My least favorite thing would have been the breakfast but as I said I only stayed one night so only had the one meal

  • Stayed November 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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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed in Raj Palace , Sawaimadhopur from 1 to 5 Nov 13. The resort is big with 2 huge lawns and a medium size swimming pool. It has a big restraurant which serves food both indoors and at the verandah . We stayed in deluxe room. It was quite big & very comfertable . Had a very big bathroom too. The furnishings and linen were new & in good condition.
The resort is bang on the main road 10 minute drive to ranthambhore tiger sanctuary . The food is nice like home food. We were one of those few Indians staying in it. It's mostly occupied by foreign tourists.
The staff is very professional and looks into the smallest of needs of guests. Highly recommended for stay with family for 4 days. Price is reasonable and the stay was value for money . The best is their staff who are very nice and hospitable.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are closer to the restraurant and the lawn where the evening cultural entertainment pro...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I work with british travel company as an tour leader,in this August i was with my 4clients visiting a ranthambore and we staying in different hotel but when get hotel there was no any sign of running property and was not sensible to stay there though we have prior booking . we search comfort place to stay there but almost hotel and resort were closed ,finally i saw a raj palace and talk with owner mr Ashok meena ,he ready to give us a rooms immediately ,I was not accepting much there in off season but it was jackpot ,what a rooms ,big and cleaned ,nice house keeping and finally great great great food.helpful staff .always ready service with smile. we stayed two night there and and that was our highlight of trip .i would like to recommended it highly.and want to say thanks to all staff of resort who made our time best,though i m bit late to review. krishna bharadwaj .

Room Tip: cottages left side of reception are good, A/c having a trouble some time due to power fl actuation.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Raj Palace Resort, Ranthambhore

Property: Raj Palace Resort, Ranthambhore
Address: Ranthambhore National Park Road | Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Sawai Madhopur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
#7 Spa Hotel in Sawai Madhopur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We introduce about our Luxury Resort at Ranthambhore National Park having 50 Luxurious & Spacious Cottages and Super Deluxe Rooms offers 3*+ Wildlife Luxury Resort Services in special Rates. Our all the rooms are very neat & clean and have large space. Our all the rooms have big nice window some are in Garden View and some are pool facing, Wash rooms are very neat & clean in every room with all toiletries, We always use the Fresh Linen when we provide the rooms to our clients, We also provides the wake-up call services to all of our customers, We serve the Best Quality Indian, Chinese, Mughlai and Continental food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to all of our customers.Sir, we welcome all of our Guests in Traditional style with welcome drink. ... more   less 
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