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Umaid Bhawan Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have travelled over 70 countries and stayed at many good hotels but this hotel has raised the bar of standards by a huge margin !! You are treated like royal guest or more so like a Royal !! Finding faults for the stay is almost impossible task ! we were upgraded as the hotel was not having many guests due to offseason. The room was many size over the normal apartment size and was royal in every respect !! from chocolates, sweets and bakery, whisky and Vodka all were taken care in the best possible way. The most amazing part is the service and staff !! The service comes from their heart and is unmatched and cannot be expected from run of the mill western 5 star chains and catering schools !! Your word is command here and attention is provided to the minutest of details !! I feel the terrible reviews here (though very few) are of a hotel with similar name and style of construction !! So when booking please be careful of booking the right Palace Hotel !! Thanks to Jermin, Gordhan, Myurdhwaj, Chander, Jem and their superb teams ! The welcome, the stay and the sendoff were like from Alice in wonderland ! so magical and grand !! words cannot describe the experience !!

I have written over 200 reviews on trip advisor and i have stayed at some beautiful places but this place is indescribably fantastic. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a palace suite overlooking the gardens and the pool, what a room, fantastic bed and bedding, beautiful and super big bathroom, i could sit on the loo and look out at the gardens ! The little touches were lovely, chocolates provided on silver dishes, flasks of whisky and vodka with fresh ice every evening and the attention to detail in maintaining the room was the best that i had ever seen. Breakfast was outside on the terrace, a spectacular view with a lovely breeze complimented by very attentive service, nothing was too much trouble. The porridge was to die for as was the bacon and french toast, the staff were friendly and fantastic. After breakfast we headed to the pool, i think that we were fortunate that the hotel was not very busy and people were not keen on sunbathing in 40+c which meant we largely had it to ourself. The pool staff were incredible, as soon as you sat down towels arrived and were laid out for you, rapidly followed by the goodie basket of drinks, snacks and cold towels. This was constantly replenished throughout the day, rounded off with a glass of champagne as the sun went down. I used the gym a few times, which was adequate but the gym floor was polished so much that some of my gym activities were curtailed as it was difficult to grip on the floor, even the benches slid around everywhere when you laid on them, probably something that needs to be looked at. Food in the evening, after a drink in the trophy bar was satisfactory, but if i had one criticism it was that the overall quality of the food at dinner did not match the highest standards of the rest of the palace. There was nothing to complain about, it was just rather ordinary. It is difficult to explain the overall experience of staying here, the buildings and grounds are just spectacular, service is exceptional and the staff genuinely seem to want to do the very best they can for you all of the time. This was much more than just a hotel stay it was a magnificent experience that you should experience at least once. We will be back.

a really memorable third visit where we explored more than the last was made special by a caring and a very hospitable staff...who were very warm and welcoming, humble and always ready to be a part of you ..let it be any time of the was our 10th anniversary which indeed again was made special by your staff namely Vishnu and ashutosh. Ms Namita, Jem and punit made it possible at the pillars, Rishabh was an overall package....a special mention for Punit, as he made our 5 yr old very comfortable every time we were at the pillars or the trophy bar, to such an extent that he would not eat his meal without him,...A special mention for the Executive chef Mayurdhwaj as he accepted our request for a delightful insight to his domain of cookery which, again very humbly and professionally handled, was an amazing experience....Jr Sous chef Chander singh, very humble and kind of him as he shared recipes and interesting tips on cooking out of his valuable time. Pastry chefs Santosh and Rajender showed their extraordinary baking skills which we thoroughly enjoyed and learnt alot..afetr a tiring day, coming back to the suite, and everything would be spic and span neat and clean, not even once we had to call for the house keeping, thanks to Sarita Rai and Mohan singh,....the staff at the swimming pool served with a smile, thanks to Bhom singh....finally, an overall 10/10 to the whole of umaid bhawan palace staff for keeping the standards high...thank you...

From our first to our current visit, Umaid Bhawan Palace has been our home in India. There is no place in India that deserves so much applause for its superb, unique and unquestionable level of excellence. All staff members are extremely professional and created -once again, an experience out of this world. The premises are immaculate and whoever is interested in beauty, out-of this world service, and a life in a palace needs to become a patron of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. We will return next year for our fourth visit.

This was my second trip to this luxury palace. As soon as we entered, we were mesmerised with the beauty of this grand palace. We were welcomed with grand Rathore welcome by playing drums and rose petals were showered from the top. Then we were taken to the beautiful central dome and were offered sparkling wine and mocktails as welcome drink. A group photograph of us was taken which later on was offered to us a token of sweet memories and we were escorted to our rooms. We stayed in palace rooms (Maharaja Sumer Singh Ji Suite and Maharaja Takhat Singh Ji Suite) which were huge and better than some of the suites of other luxury palaces. Rooms were equipped with luxury amenities with private sit out area and huge washroom. In the evening we went for the palace tour and our tour guide shared the history of this beautiful palace and we were told about the minute details of the architecture. We were amazed to know that the entire palace was made by interlocking of the stones and if required, it can be dismantled and refitted again. Such a marvellous beauty. They have got 2 swimming pools (indoor and outdoor). The indoor zodiac pool has been rated one of the most romantic pools but my favourite remains the outdoor pool from where you get to see the magneficient Ummaid Bhawan on one side and majestic Mehrangarh on the other. While having a dip in the evening we enjoyed the sunset and relished the mocktails and fruits offered complimentary. In the morning i did walk in the huge gardens and clicked some of the beautiful pics of peacocks, butterflies and other birds. We had our breakfast at the Pillars restaurant and the spread was among the best I have seen so far. The staff was very courteous and ensured we had great time. Best part was to have peacocks all around us which were fed by the hotel staff and the guests. Overall we had great time and look forward to visit again. One must visit this magnificent palace to enjoy legendary Taj hospitality. Highly recommended

This is the best hotel i seen ever. It's like heven this is the wonderful place for dateing couple. And one of the most think it feel us royal. Once you get in side the hotel you feel like its is your dream that is complete yet. And the best services of the hotel 24*7.

Starting from the grand palatial welcome when we arrived, the reception and personalized services at check-inn, and transfer to the rooms. Everything was the best experience ever had. Being Anniversary Day, the rooms were upgraded for us and it was a big sized suite with all best amenities therein. High Tea, Dinner and Breakfast next day - all were an amazing experience. Personalisation in terms of meals, the kind of flavour we desired, flexibility in timing, everything was just superb. The F&B team was much beyond being friendly and they cooked the meals customized to our wishes. I can remember some names - Mr. Amit, Mr. Sadique, Bhom ji, Kaushik, and the entire F&B crew was amazing. Never had such a hospitable experience ever. The Pool & Spa services were very good and personalised as well. Enjoyed swimming, Sona Bath, Steam & Jacuzzi as well. Special arrangements were made to celebrate our Anniversary - Champagne, personalized cakes and sweets (all vegetarian to suit our needs) and much more. Thanks very much to the entire team at Umaid Bhawan Palace to make this stay a truly splendid and unforgettable experience for us.

You literally feel like royalty upon your arrival at this breathtakingly gorgeous hotel. The staff was very attentive from the start and it continued for our entire 2-night stay. Beautiful room and gardens and the main part of the hotel with its huge dome, sandstone and marble construction Is awe-inspiring. Lovely pool area with compilmentary snacks and juices. Service was impeccable. A major plus to our entire month-long visit to India.

It is a beautiful palace with gardens and a museum... The museum gives us an insight into the grandeur of the rajputs...There is a well maintained collection of vintage cars in the front of the palace... Taking a guide along is recommended.

This was the last palace hotel in the Taj group that we were to visit and what a way to finish. Right from the time of our reservation, the General Manager - Ms. Mehrnavaz Avari was on the top of things arranging everything for our visit; making sure our specifications for our room and various dining options were met. We were spell bound by the architecture of the beautiful palace and it's meticulous upkeep by the housekeeping department. Everything was polished, shining, dust free even though it was a scorching 42 degrees outside. The regal welcome to the sound of drums and the warm smiles of the team by lead by Alka was most gracious. On hearing that we were bumped up to a Royal suite, our happiness knew no bounds, or we thought as that was just the beginning. Akshay who took our check in made us feel at home right from the beginning. We decided to visit the spa as we were tired from the travel. A must do for all travelers as it rejuvenates the senses to grasp more the magic Umaid Bhawan Palace has to offer. The therapists were excellent. The couples therapeutic massage is worth every penny. The indoor spa pool was most romantic. High-tea lead by Swaroop and his team in Risala was lovely. The scones were one of the best i have had in India. Chef Mayur personally came to ask what our plans for dinner were, so that he could cater to our needs. The mirchi wada is recommended for those who like a little spice. A kitchen that gets a basic mint chutney right is bound to dish out fantastic food; and that they most certainly did. Navneet who showed us around the palace was very good. A mini palace historian as we came to know of her. Chandan and Arjun at the pool were excellent. Swaroop came to escort us for dinner, that was arranged by Mehrnavaz at the Chefs studio. I can't thank her enough for what she did for us as it was our anniversary. The turban tying with the sword and swank lead by Swaroop was just amazing. The local dance group, arranged as private entertainment for our evening dinner was lovely. The food by Mayur and his team of chefs was spot on. The jodhpur murg, the chilli pickle, aloo dahiwala, makai and bajra roti is a must try. The lamb shorba was very good. Though very different from the one at Taj Rambagh at Jaipur,delicious nevertheless. Mean while Arpita and her team of housekeepers were busy creating towel art and decorating the bath tub. Kudos to her. Morning breakfast by the lawns was right out of a story book. Siddique our server was fantastic. The Eggs Benedict a must try beautifully paired with Champagne for breakfast. The 'Maharajas Special' and 'Jodhpur Martini' were delicious and very well balanced by Sawai at the bar. A trip to the Maharajas private horse stables is recommended for equestrian lovers like me. On check out we had tears in our eyes as we were touched to see so many team members gathered to bid us farewell. Never have we witnessed such true care and concern for guests. Alka once again gifting us a box of palace memorabilia, Swaroop giving us a jar of pickle and a local turban. Bespoke hospitality, the true meaning of 'Tajness'. We now know why it is the World's Best Hotel. It must be seen to be believed....

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.


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. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


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

Historical Suite, Suite, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Palace Room, Standard Room, Garden View

Twin 2 | 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 1403 reviews