Jungle View Resort, Ranthambore
Khilchipur - Ranthambhore Road Sawai Madhopur
Ranthambore is famous for its Tigers. Correct but the equally important thing which will savour your trip is the serenity of the place. For that reason the hotel you choose becomes significantly important. The location of Jungle View hotel distinguishes it from rest but also the friendly nature of the staff with which they served every means/ requirements of ours was commendable. I wasn't looking for any luxury but the amenities and the rooms were value for money and I left with no qualms. Rooms were in good conditions, and actually I dint spend much of my time in my room because we just enjoyed laying on the couches provided in the garden. I totally enjoyed my trip and I am looking forward to visit it again.
Away from the city rush and very near to the national park entry. Ideal for a wild life trip. The resort has a good garden and entertainment options to spend time. The approach road is little shaky for around half a KM but that is the case for most of the resorts around. Inside, the security is fine and did not feel anything amiss. Hot water available anytime. Food was good and the resort is keen to organize extra activities like bonfire, folk dance programe etc at no extra cost. Great hospitality over all. Rooms are basic but the exterior and hospitality does not give a chance to complain about.
Our purpose for the visit was relaxation and visit to Tiger safari. The Tent was excellent, barring any locker facility inside the tent. This facility they will introduce shortly. However, we had no problem without locker in the Tent. From this resort no one is supposed to be out after 8 pm. This one is located on jungle area and hence movement are restricted. The in house restaurant and food is very good. If you need / want, preferably carry your own quota of liquors with you. They offer you package deals, like pick up and drop to Sawaimadhopur railway station, booking of safari, visit to Ganesh temple.
A resort brings visions of swimming pools, activity rooms, service and amenities at your fingertips and plush comfort. By that definition, it would be a misnomer to call Jungle View a 'Resort'. If I were to classify it, maybe "tent stay" would be the closest I can think of. The place is off the main road and not far off from the edge of the jungle. However, you are unlikely to encounter animals any wilder than some unusual birds near the property. Comprising of about 7-8 tents and 4 concrete cottages the rest of the area is a large lawn which provides ample space for outdoor activity, some fun and games and a barbeque & liquor infused night of revelry with friends. The dining area is a large partly covered cottage, sadly with no fans. The tents are made from cloth and have semi constructed bathrooms with the basic bathroom fixtures. There is electricity and a portable a. C. For much needed cooling. Not much else in the room - no doors, no phone, no amenities and no tv in the entire resort in fact. No activity room or swimming pool either. So apart from the jungle safari's there is little to do inside. Add to it, the jungle problem of lots of insects and mosquitoes, so sitting out at night can also be a bit difficult. The owner Gudduji is a fantastic host though, and would help you out with everything needed at the resort and outside it. He even went out of his way to accommodate one of our requests and that was very sweet. His trusted aide Mukesh is also very helpful, but its a real shame the rest of the staff doesn't fit the bill. The sad part is they don't clean your rooms or change linen unless specifically asked to do so. So please remember to inform them well in advance to avoid walking into a messy room at night. Now coming to the other addition which is part of the package - the food. In a resort where you hardly have any options to eat out, the in house food better be great, but unfortunately it can be called mediocre at best in this case. The menus are small, and the taste is average. Breakfast involves bread butter jam along with another dish - maybe aloo paratha or puri aloo. Lunch is a purely vegetarian affair with 2-3 gravies, dal, rice and rotis. Dinner has a non veg dish in place of a veg one. So the food was certainly not its strength. What's worse, most of us had a stomach ache by the time we got through 5 meals there, so quality was not good either. And it's not that they are cheaply priced, which makes the value for money quotient very poor. So my rating would be- Rooms - 3. 5/5 Food - 2. 5/5 Service - 3/5 Activities - 2. 5/5 VFM - 2. 5/5 And that sums up a mediocre experience. Feel sad for the owner though, wish he could make it better.
The overall ambience was too good, the staff was very helping and the owner, Mr Qureshi extremely cooperative. The peace and the calm in the tent overwhelming and we were even greeted by a chameleon on the bed who sprinted away quickly.
Jungle View Resort is ranked #16 among the 92 hotels in Ranthambore with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 7, 5-star Resorts in Ranthambore. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 37 photos and 33 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Room and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,500 to Rs 7,000 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Group (43%) and Family (36%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 43% of guests enjoy the hotel's natural surroundings, whereas 32% have rated the ambience as relaxed.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Parking Facility, Restaurant, Doctor On Call and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.