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Umaid Bhawan Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Taj Umaid Bhagwan Palace is a Palace. A majestic awe inspiring building which leaves one in no doubt that this is a special hotel. A dome which reminds me of the Pantheon in Rome, a staff that seem to thrive off doing more than expected for you, and facilities that justify the name Palace. The rooms are marvellous, tastefully furnished, they exemplify a period of opulence. I don’t wish to expose the surprises guests are exposed too, no spoiler alerts, just a word to describe them, AMAZING. I am sure you will remember your stay always. The staff are often two steps ahead of you, anticipating your needs and ready to oblige. The Maharajah still resides in a wing of the Palace, and you feel more like his guest, than a hotel guest. The beautiful garden area at the rear of the building is where some eighteen Japanese guests sat in the pavilion doing yoga every morning at about 6.00am. A “palatial” garden area some hundreds of metres deep and much wider. Peacocks wander near guests at breakfast time on the balcony, while musicians accompany you at breakfast. Can anything be more sublime? My wife and I feel privileged to have stayed in this extraordinary hotel.

I spent one night in a dream. The palace is simply magnificent, and it’s there for you. You are welcomed like a maharajah and you are immediately conquered by the amazing doom in the main hall. Rooms are big and luxurious, in a classic style. Dinner and breakfast in front of the garden, unforgettable. Definitely, a unique place, that deserves to be within the best of the world.

Amazing visit! Jodhpur is very clean and not chaotic like other rajasthan cities. Awesome hospitality at the palace. Impeccable rooms and service. Enjoy morning walks. Delicious breakfast or dinner in the varandah overlooking the garden and the city. Beautiful wedding venue or to renew vows. Perfect place to experience royalty. Can go back in a heartbeat.

This hotel makes you have a great experience . We came with a large group for a reunion ending with a private dinner in the gardens. It was to die for. The hotel staff is excellent and the food is superb. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in my life and I am a hard core traveler. Beautiful place if you have a chance to come.

We had dinner at Pillars and the experience was fantastic. Superb setting and ambience. Presentation and taste of all the food was par excellence. The service was attentive and unobtrusive at the same time. The staff is very knowledgeable and their recommendations won't disappoint. All in all, an unforgettable experience.

My review is well overdue following our stay in September, at Umaid Bhawan Palace it was a wonderful highlight of our entire visit to India! The beauty and scale is breathtaking, the amazing service and friendliness was just superb. From our trumpeted fanfare on arrival, Welcome drinks, delicious sunset dinner at balcony restaurant, breakfast, there are not enough superlatives to express our gratitude to the hotel and wonderful staff who deserve all the accolades they have received! Whilst is difficult to mention individual staff members as everyone was so very hospitable and friendly, special thanks to Chandon and Arjun at pool for their kindness We look forward very much to returning hopefully one day in the near future and highly recommend as a lifetime experience to stay here

First off, I wanted to compliment the super guest service of the following members of staff: Piyush, Alka, Sumer, Kashmira, Hitesh, Virendra, Jermin and Gordhan. The warmth and generosity of the staff and their keenness to delight is really what sets this hotel apart. You'd expect its the interiors of the palace that will wow - but actually, its their staff. The view of the palace from the outside and the drive towards it will stun you. The gardens will also wow. The interiors are gorgeous but somehow I preferred the exterior to the interiors. Be prepared for the rooms - this is not like the Oberoi who have simply built palace look alikes and so all their rooms are custom built for a hotel's purpose. This was a palace and so most rooms of the same level will be different from each other. You may be in a fantastically expensive room which is huge and plush but may not have a view. Or you may be in a room with the best view in the hotel but it could be rather small. I would suggest you speak to the hotel as soon as or even before you book to get a sense of what you want - a newly done up room, a good view, a balcony to sit in, large room size or a combination of these. Once in the hotel, they don't scrimp and keep ploughing servings, topping-up glasses and serving bites here and there without being too fussed about making sure they charge you for each gesture. Most of the staff will know you name and if you stay for a few days will know what you like and don't like. And be prepared to overeat because the staff may bring you something to try without you asking for it - just because they think you might like it! I wouldn't miss the view of the gardens and the surrounding countryside and the fort from the roof of the palace - you'll need to speak to the staff who will seek permission and then there are a number of steps to climb but it will be worth it. Its a shame they don't use this area to serve cocktails in the evenings - what a treat that would be. There is one thing I don't understand. They have these grand ballrooms which are gorgeous and used to be restaurants when ITC ran the place. Now they remain largely unused. And instead their indoor restaurant is in a relatively small and slightly stuffy room. Curious. There were a number of small gestures through our stays which made us feel special and this was much appreciated. Nice and well-equipped gym, lovely outdoor and indoor pool. Average massage.

Umair bhawan Jodhpur is really a good place. Here you can enjoy with you whole family happily. This is a place of picnic. Here you can also finds Parking facilities. Here you can get your all time mell at your budget which is good for your pocket

Pros: 1) Experience the grandiose of a palace. Well worth the overly priced rates at least once. 2) Rooms, balcony, bathroom are huge 3) Dinner at The Pillars was delicious Cons: 1) They have very few people servicing which is good in a way that you get your privacy. But if you need something, you feel the pinch. We were locked out and the door won't open. We were stuck until we found one staff who then called another to open the door. It should not even have happened in the first place. They can easily improve this kind of situation by being little modern and replacing the keys and lock with swipe locks. Even if they want to maintain the traditional feel, at least a service phone on each floor would go a long way. 2) No body, literally no body in their staff knows how to take pictures. We asked at least 5 people and no one could take a good picture. Either the pictures are crooked, not symmetrical of hazy. I am sure people coming to experience the palace hotel would often request the staff to take their pictures. 3) No line of communication between the staff. I lost my glassed in the main hall taking pictures in the evening. I asked 4-5 staff about it the next morning but they didn't know. I spent an hour searching it everywhere and found it kept in the reception. How difficult it is to inform the staff of a lost item so they know when the owner asks. 4) Not every staff is conversant in English 5) No socket near the mirrors in bathroom. My wife wanted to use her hair dryer near the mirror but alas, no socket. 6) Internet sucked - May be they can't help it if the city does not provide infrastructure 7) The power went out half a dozen times. Again seems to be the infrastructure problem of the city. 8) Lack of information/communication among staff. Every time I asked something, they would ask me to call reception or the restaurant or .... The staff could have easily called and confirmed instead of asking me to call and confirm. Coming just after staying in Leela Palace in Udaipur and paying almost double for the stay, the service was well below my expectations. e.g. I asked for the menu of the restaurants in the Leela Palace, the staff got them in 5 minutes, no questions asked. I asked in Umaid Bhawan and I was told that there is no need for the menu as they can make whatever I want. Well I wanted to see what they have in the menu! Even with the lack of expected service, I am giving 4 stars because the property is worth experiencing. You can book for dinner instead of staying and get the outside view/pictures but I am not sure if they would allow you to go inside and see/take pictures.

Our 3rd stay but first since it became a Taj hotel. Glad this hasnt compromised the hertiage feel. From arrival to departure it was truly amazing, made you feel special at every turn. The deco rooms ,suite was enormous with its own balcony over looking the lawn with the fort in the distance. Afternoon tea super and a birthday meal in the Rizala was fab and overall great value. You cannt beat a bloody mary in the trophy bar. This is true opulence and just has to be experienced, we love the place we were visiting on an indian road trip around Rajhastan and here for the riff festival. Hitesh was there at every turn and treated you like he was your mom he catered for everything. Thinking about our next chance to get back India is good for the soul and humbling even in this luxury.

Near Circuit House Road Jodhpur Rajasthan

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Umaid Bhawan Palace places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jodhpur Polo and Equestrian Institute. This 64-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in central Jodhpur and also close to Umed Garden and Mata Temple.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 64 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. LCD TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, refrigerators, and minibars.


Property features

Umaid Bhawan Palace features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 2000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Palace Room, Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Historical Suite, Suite, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Presidential, Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1522 reviews