We stayed at the Ranthambhore Safari lodge as part of a tour group. For european standards the hotel was less than desirable. First of all, it is rather standard for cheeper hotels in India to put moth balls on the drains to stop insect coming in - so the rooms have an unbearable smell of moth balls. On top of that, the rooms had been painted (very bad workmanship at that, with paint drips everywhere) and the smell of the paint was also unbearable. The towels were not clean, and although they changed them for me,I couldn't shower anyway, as there was no hot water each time i tried to shower. They had issues with the power generated, so power would also come and go. And I only had 1 powerpoint in the room to try to charge my ph on, and that was so dodgy that it would cause the side light to flicker as I would plug in my charger and during the night the light turned on randomly, and one morning, our TV just turned on as they were trying to fix the generator i think - but it was 6 in the morning, so not how you want to wake, my daughter got quite a fright! ... But as I couldn't sleep at all it didn't make much difference to my sleep. Beds were very uncomfortable, smell was too much to bear, pillows were like rocks and I called to other hotels to see if we could find alternative accommodation! The pool also looks so nice in the photos- the reality was that the water was murky brown and I didnt even want to think of what you would catch if you swam in it!
One redeeming factor was that the staff were very hospitable. There was a wonderful dance troupe who performed traditional music and dance at one of the dinners and they did make good pancakes at breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ranthambhore Safari Lodge is a luxurious hotel located adjacent to "Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve" the most successful "Tiger Project" in the country. Ranthambhore Safari Lodge is surrounded by lush green, perfectly maintained lawns and trees. Its peaceful and natural environment works wonders on the body and mind. The multi-cuisine restaurant, created to please every discerning palate, serves a selection of International & Indian specialties with prompt courteous services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranthambhore Safari Hotel Sawai Madhopur