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Ratan Vilas

"The marble bathroom was very large and had a bath (a first so far in India)."

Ivan - April 11, 2018
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Ratan Vilas

Loco Shed Road, Near Bhasker Circle, Ratanada, Ratanda, Jodhpur, India, 342001 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum 1.9 km
Ghanta Ghar Clock Tower 2.6 km
The Step Well - Toorji Ka Jhalara 2.7 km
Mehrangarh Fort 3.0 km
Phool Mahal 3.0 km
Jaswant Thada 3.4 km
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park 3.6 km
Balsamand Lake And Garden 6.7 km
Mandore Gardens 8.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Government Hospital Ratanada 190 m
Shivam Hospital and MAA IVF Center, Jodhpur 250 m
SUBHASH CHOWK 390 m
krishna spice 410 m
India Institute of Technology 420 m
Shri Ganesh Temple 450 m
Kaanchi Jewels 680 m
Satyam Hospital and Research Centre 730 m
Sanjeevan Hospital and Research Centre, Jodhpur 820 m
Criket and VollyBall Ground 850 m

8.4

Excellent

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Excellent location
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

Value for money9.2
Distance to city center2.5 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportJodhpur Airport (JDH)
Distance to airport2.3 km

Rooms available at Ratan Vilas

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Courtyard view
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Ratan Vilas?

      Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Ratan Vilas?

      Ratan Vilas is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 350 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ratan Vilas also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ratan Vilas has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Jodhpur with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at Ratan Vilas?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Ratan Vilas.

      What are my dining options at Ratan Vilas?

      Ratan Vilas features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Ratan Vilas?

      Ratan Vilas does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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      What people love about Ratan Vilas

      • 10.0

        Exceptional

        "I would stay here again whenever i visit again."

        Neel

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        December 31, 2019

      • 10.0

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Very hospitable staff and good breakfast buffet"

        Shalendra

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        August 1, 2019

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "Overall summarising the stay to be delightful."

        Rajiv

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        February 27, 2021

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      9.3/10
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      9.3/10
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      Overall rating:

      9.3

      Exceptional
      425 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.3
      Facilities
      9.1
      Location
      8.4
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      What travelers say they love:
      Really lovely people, very welcoming and we were looked afte...
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      More about Ratan Vilas

      More about Ratan Vilas

      This tranquil resort is the home of Maharaj Bharat Singh and his family who still live in the beautifully converted red sandstone mansion. The Ratan Vilas is just outside Jodhpur in a quiet garden, a kilometer and a half from the train station and three kilometers from the airport. The huge rooms are stylishly decorated with antique furniture, artifacts, and historic photographs, and the bathrooms are exceptionally clean and well maintained. The hotel serves spectacular Indian and international cuisine in its dining room and under the stars in the ornate candlelit courtyard. Sometimes, Rani Vimla Kumari, the Maharaja’s wife, puts on fabulous cooking demonstrations for the guests. To continue with your reservation at Ratan Vilas, please enter your arrival and departure date into our secure online form.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Swimming Pool

      19 mentions

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      10 mentions

      Breakfast

      7 mentions

      Internet

      4 mentions

      What they offer

      9.6

      Exceptional

      "The hotel was well managed, following all covid rules."

      Rajiv

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      February 27, 2021

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      Food and dining

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      Buffet

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      Restaurant
      Cuisine:Chinese, Indian, International
      Menu:Buffet

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      Reviews of Ratan Vilas from real guests

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      9.0
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      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities9.1
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.8
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.2
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      <6 Below Expectation (3)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Gavin from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Superior Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2013

      Finally a hotel that gets it right!”

      Comfortable, relaxing and courteous

      we stayed here for one night to end a week-long trip around the region. we were exhausted after lots of sightseeing and adventures, and the hotels we had stayed in so far had been one challenge after another (rock-hard beds, no hot water, food poisoning...). but within 5 minutes of arriving at ratan vilas we felt all our worries wash away. guided under umbrellas from our taxi and brought a nice hot welcome drink on arrival, ratan vilas ticked all the boxes and more. our luggage was promptly brought to our large room, an extra bed was swiftly installed and - very importantly if you travel with children, but something that almost no hotels think about: we were given towels for all four of us without having to ask. there room was tastefully decorated, the bed very comfortable with plenty of pillows, there was lots of space to put your clothes away, the tv worked well, there was hot water at any time, they provided water bottles for the room, there was an extensive selection of toiletries, the restaurant served a good range of dishes, the pool was clean, the garden perfect for the kids to run around in (or to relax in if you travel solo), the service was courteous and efficient. the hotel is located outside of the main tourist hub of the old town, and so if you want to be in the thick of jodhpur and be able to walk to the sights near the clocktower area and the fort, it may not be as convenient, and you won't get the amazing fort views that you do in some properties. but comparing the quality of accommodation we had in that part of town, we would not hesitate to choose ratan vilas again.

      Reviewed February 20, 2013

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Delano from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Air Conditioning Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      A splendid oasis in the desert!”

      Our stay at Ratan Vilas was one of the highlights of our time in India! The welcome was wonderful, the staff were ever so friendly and helpful, the room was beautiful, food was excellent, and the entire space just a joy to experience. Coming back to our room after a hot, exhausting day traipsing around Mehrangarh Fort felt like returning to our own little sanctuary. The only slight downside was the pool closing a bit too early (7 PM), which meant we didn't really get to use it because we were always out sightseeing and eating during the day and early evening. And the wifi wasn't always the fastest, but that's pretty much the case India-wide, and is ultimately such a minor thing. All the good things made up for the drawbacks many times over, and left us with a feeling as warm as the May sunshine. In sum, we highly recommend staying at Ratan Vilas if you're in Jodhpur. For the very reasonable price of a room, this is perhaps one of the best values in all of India.

      Reviewed May 21, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Benjamin from Germany
      Business traveler
      Superior Room
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2014

      Best stay in India... ever!”

      friendly, helpful, clean

      The most amazing, friendly, hospitable and cleanest place we have been to on our second trip to India. We are so glad to have found Ratan Vilas, as we will be returning to Jodhpur regularly on business. We were at Ratan Vilas during the off-season, hence after a week’s stay here the staff and owners made us feel like we were part of the family. The new rooms, which according to the owners will be ready in time for the coming season are looking lovely and their patio lead directly to the nicest pool area I have seen in a very, very long time. Apparently the wi-fi reception will be considerably better in these rooms too… which is the only thing that could have been a little better, but hardly weighs in considering everything. We will definitely return and I can HIGHLY recommend Ratan Vilas to tourist and business travellers.

      Reviewed June 23, 2014

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Kira from Australia
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

      A beautiful hideaway to rest and relax - we didn't”

      The staff where exceptional, the beautiful facilities and the food!

      To sum it up - the best place we stayed in India!! By no means was Ratan Vilas the most fanciest establishment that we stayed in during our visit to India, but it was by far the most memorable and enjoyable stay of the trip. It was the small details that made the stay so special; things like the exceptional customer service, the immaculate facilities, the on site restaurant and the peaceful nature of the venue that made Ratan Vilas a small slice of paradise in what can be a very busy country. You truly felt like you could just escape here for an afternoon and enjoy the beautiful weather and the peace of the venue! During our stay, my partner also got very sick from drink bad bottled water on one of our visits to the local tourist attraction. The hotel staff were extremely supportive, even making the effort to come and check to see how he was doing during the day he was bed ridden. We would both highly recommend Ratan Vilas to anyone planning on visiting this part of beautiful India. In fact, when we return; we'll be visiting again! Thanks again Ratan Vilas and your fantastic staff!

      Reviewed September 24, 2013

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      June from Australia
      Group
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

      A gem of a place”

      Large rooms, outstanding service

      this is a small hotel, previously a mansion residence, set in a lovely large garden in a quiet locality. it has a wonderful ambience, with its large comfortable rooms, furnished with antiques, set around pretty courtyards. having stayed at ratan vilas on previous occasions, it was a pleasure to have another opportunity to stay there again. the owners and management have an outstanding attitude to service. our train was more than two hours late, and we arrived at the hotel after midnight. our car was met at the end of the drive and we were offered a meal. we thought it a bit too late for a meal, but accepted the offer of tea, which was delivered to our rooms. we ate at the hotel for all our meals over the three days of our stay, and found the food and service to be very good. breakfast is served in a garden marquee, and other meals in one of the tiled courtyards, with fire pits on cold winter nights adding to the atmosphere. the people attending the front desk went to extraordinary lengths to assist me with my enquiries, and followed up to ensure that everything had occurred as arranged. nothing was too much trouble. amazing service! the hotel is very near the railway station, and trains can be heard through the night. even so, it is much quieter than many other similar hotels in jodhpur in the old city. this place is truly hospitable, and is excellent value for money.

      Reviewed February 08, 2013

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Till from Germany
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

      Lavish garden and great hotel”

      a garden and a lot of space to relax

      The Ratan Vilas was easily the best hotel we've had during our journey through Rajasthan and Delhi. Its great garden provides a lot a space to sit and relax after hot days in the city. The service is excellent, and the cuisine offers the best of Rajasthan, both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The rooms were finely decorated with old photos from Jodhpur and big enough to sit and read a few lines before leaving for the bazaars, the magnificent fort or the other attractions of Jodhpur. The value for money was also the best we've had during our stay in India.

      Reviewed September 23, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sophie from France
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

      Lovely and relaxing hotel with amazing service”

      Swimming pool, garden, quiet, heritage house, great room with AC

      We stayed for two nights at Ratan Vilas and I can't but recommend this place to anyone going to Jodhpur. I was hesitating at first as the hotel is not in the city centre but I was so glad I ended up booking it. The centre of Jodhpur is lovely but extremely hectic and often smelly. It felt so great after a day of strolling around the bazars to be back in this peaceful haven. The restaurant was really good and offered a wide range of indian and continental option. Breakfast was great. Above all the service was impeccable. These people do everything to make your stay pleasurable. I really recommend it to anyone.

      Reviewed September 06, 2012

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rajiv from India
      Family with teens
      Super Deluxe Pool View
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

      Best place to stay in jodhpur”

      The hospitality and location are extremely perfect. The hotel was well managed, following all covid rules. I would highly recommend to stay at ratan Vilas whenever traveling to jodhpur. The areas were properly santized atleast twice a day with cleanliness at high standards. The food was delicious. Overall summarising the stay to be delightful.

      Reviewed February 27, 2021

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Julie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

      A haven of tranquility”

      Excellent staff, beautiful gardens, luxurious rooms

      I cannot fault our stay at Ratan Vilas. It is excellent value for money. We were tired and weary when we arrived late at night. We had a complimentary pick-up from the train station and were provided with food and drinks regardless of the hour.The staff are so helpful. We needed to arrange a driver to take us on to Udaipur and this was arranged no problem. It was reasonably priced in a spacious air conditioned car, which took us to Ranakpur on the way, a visit not to be missed. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

      Reviewed April 21, 2014

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tyler from United States
      Couple
      Standard Air Conditioning Room
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

      Oasis in the City”

      Wow! This place was amazing! Far above everywhere else we have stayed with regard to cleanliness. The pool is absolutely beitiful and the grounds and facilities are very well kept. Descendants of the original family that built the place still live onsite and you can tell they care about preserving it. The food was also quite good, which I can't say about any of the other hotels we've stayed in here. Amazing service with some of the friendliest staff in India. Highly recommend Ratan Vilas!

      Reviewed September 23, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Jatin from India
      Couple
      Standard Air Conditioning Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      heritage hotel with a homely feel”

      spacious rooms, beautiful garden and pool

      I stayed at ratan vilas for 3days, two nights and was really pleased with the hotel and the service. It is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet easily accessible from all the major tourist attractions. The rooms in the hotel are spacious and nicely decorated. The pool is lovely and well-maintained. There is no spa facility though. Winters are the best time to visit jodhpur, as you could spend hours basking in the sun and reading a book. A candle-light dinner is laid out every evening, however the food isn't good. Wi-fi is way too slow. However, they make up for it with a homely ambience and really humble staff. The owner is a very sweet person to talk to and he himself makes sure all his guests enjoy a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this property if you plan to take a short relaxing break.

      Reviewed February 01, 2013

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Marta from Spain
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

      Great hotel with swimming pool”

      Service, peaceful, swimming pool

      Ratan Vilas is a great hotel, perfect for relaxing a couple of days during a trip around Rajasthan. Swimming pool is great, and rooms are big and very clean. While stayng there, it was my birthday, and they gave us a big cake with my name in it! The woman who owns the hotel was very nice, and she had some cake with us.

      Reviewed September 08, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Trudie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

      Beautiful hotel and great service”

      Space, character and cleanliness

      We stayed at the Ratan Vilas for two nights. We arrived from Jaipur feeling slightly frazzled. Driving up to the hotel was like finding an oasis. The place is beautifully presented, very very clean, and the food delicious. The pool area is stunning with a super changing room, and lovely loungers.

      Reviewed February 18, 2013

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Gavin from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

      My second stay and not my last”

      Clean, tranquil and friendly

      It was my third time in Jodhpur and I have stayed in another hotel here previously, but since I stayed at Ratan Vilas I will not choose anything else. Staying here after experiencing the dust and hustle and bustle of the outside world was such a sanctuary. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food menu has a lot of options. The room was comfortable and clean. The pool is a lovely place to recharge your batteries before heading out again.

      Reviewed July 09, 2013

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Mohindar from India
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      Lovely hotel - had a great experience”

      Large rooms, hospitable

      I had booked Ratan Vilas for my parents who are both senior citizens and they had a fabulous stay. Out of all the hotels that I had booked for their Rajasthan trip ( across 4 cities), they rated Ratan Vilas as the best - both in terms of comfort and hospitality. They were especially happy with the large sized rooms and the space in the hotel.

      Reviewed November 16, 2012

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jacqueline from United Kingdom
      Group
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

      We had a wonderful stay at Ratan Vilas”

      An oasis of calm amidst the mayhem of India. The staff couldn't have been more friendly without being overbearing. The gardens, pool area and courtyard were perfect for relaxing.

      We loved Ratan Vilas, from the courtesy pick-up from the train station to the wonderful spacious rooms, free wifi, beautiful gardens, outdoor restaurant. We didn't want to leave!

      Reviewed March 24, 2014

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      8.0
      Excellent
      germano from Brazil
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

      Great atmosphere”

      Nice and spacious room; clean; big pool

      Hotel is in a nice building, with courtyards, gardens, big pool and spacious and clean, light rooms with everything you may need. Bathroom is good, with good shower and hot water running all time. Food is also really good and service is courteous and nice. Ratan is far from the city, but this is better, because means less noise. You'll need a cab or tuk tuk to go to the city and this is something they could improve, their cab service. The cabs and drivers they arranged us were expensive, with old cars and couldn't speak english very well. To a day trip in Jodhpur it's ok, but to a long trip (as we did to Jaisalmer) it was an issue. But we highly recommend this place.

      Reviewed December 12, 2012

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Saumya from India
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2012

      Nice cozy hotel with a beautiful garden and pool”

      Homely hotel, good location, peaceful

      Our stay at Ratan Vilas was very comfortable. The hotel is located in the main city but still is very peaceful. The staff is courteous and helpful. However, the service in the restaurant is a bit slow. The pool is a highlight at the hotel.

      Reviewed November 07, 2012

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Shagun from India
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

      Great choice”

      Had a wonderful stay. We drove from Delhi and I'm usually worried about parking the car. Ratan villas had ample parking within their hotel compound. Staff was extremely courteous and the rooms were quite comfortable. Hotel is just outside of the city centre .. So loved the location.

      Reviewed July 10, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      PHILLIPP from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

      Little hidden gem”

      Beautiful gardens with the swimming pool set in them and set back from the road.

      This hotel is a little out of the town, but still only 10 mins by auto rickshaw to the fort. The location is perfect as the rickshaws are cheap and after the bustle and heat of the day it is lovely to retire to the lovely swimming pool set in the beautifully landscaped quiet gardens. The staff cannot do enough for you and the rooms are large and comfortable and very clean. Our travel bag ripped and they sent it off to the tailor to be repaired at a cost of 50 rupees (60 pence). Brilliant service and it was back with us in a couple of hours. One extra thing I would like to mention about the staff and this hotel is; on checking out they wanted us to pay for the bar bill in cash if possible (which was no problem)and the other costs were ok on our visa bill. We paid cash for the bar bill, but didn't realise until we were at the train station, that in error they had taken the full amount out on our visa bill aswell. They had obviously also realised the error, and as we were sat on our train waiting to leave the station, the gentleman who had made the error when checking us out came walking down the aisle on the train looking for us. He had raced down on his moped to come and pay us back the money he had over charged in error. How many hotels would do that for you!!!! We were very impressed. If in Jodhpur again we would definitely stay at this hotel and promise that you will not be disappointed if you stay there.

      Reviewed May 29, 2012

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