Ranbanka Hotel, Jodhpur
Near Circuit House
Ranked 11 amongst 377 hotels in Jodhpur
Ranbanka Hotel Reviews
I went to Ranbanka palace during off season (ie in June) with my friends ... Got a superb upgrade ... Since the hotel is in the heart of the city, the forts and gardens are quite close by ... The staff was very helpful and humble ... Though the pool isn't that great, you still get the feel of a heritage property. There's a small complex right next....Read More
Excellent hotel situated at a very good location in Jodhpur. Got a Very good Deal from Make My Trip. Com for this hotel. Check In was smooth even at late night. We were travelling from Jaipur to Jodhpur and were supposed to reach at 11 : 30 PM. We made a call to the hotel reception from the train itself and told them about our arrival time and requ....Read More
Hotel is very good and I loved everything of my stay. Good food. Cleaned room. Good air conditioning. Food was awesome. Swimming was fantastic and I loved each and everything. Check in system was fast.
The best part of Ranbanka Hotel was the location. It's close to the palace and our daily hangout for the two night stay "on the rocks". The thali at the hotel is worth every rupee. It's the most amazing marwari thali I've tasted. They serve you with love. The hotel restaurant is very good. The pool inviting and the music playing in the corridors so....Read More
Cable TV reminds you of 80's as the picture quality is still the same in this hotel. The bed mattresses are also of that era. Needs renovation and lighting all around. The property itself is good but the service needs upliftment. Oh! The Breakfast also needs to be worked upon - if you ask for Pancakes - the waiter will say - 30 min please.
The ambience of the hotel was good. The hotel was located nearby the city. The behaviour of the staff’s was average. The service was good. The room facility was not good. The room was so small. I didn't take food from the hotel. I didn't check activity in this hotel. I had visited this hotel for family trip. Railway station was nearby the hotel. I....Read More
The activity was not conducted by the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family. The overall experience of the hotel was good. The hotel was located in the city. The appearance of the hotel was nice. I had booked this room by online. The check in and checkout was on time in the hotel. The service was on time in the hotel. The behaviour of the....Read More
Swimming pool, gym and spa was available in the hotel. The hotel was located nearby the railway station. The appearance of the hotel interior and exterior was good. I had visited this hotel for official trip. There was no delay in check in and checkout. I had booked the room in advance. The behaviour of staff’s was good. The service was provided on....Read More
We have a good comfortable stay, the rooms and the property was really nice. Food was also superb. Only problem was that the bathroom latch was broken in the room. Value for money and would love to go there and stay again.
I didn't use the activities in the hotel. The allotted room was good in the hotel. The behaviour of staff’s was co-operative and friendly din't the hotel. The service of the hotel was good. The food quality was very good in the hotel. The variety of food was available in the hotel. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The garden was availab....Read More
Top Reviews of Ranbanka Hotel
After much research, my wife and I settled on Ranbanka Palace for our first visit to Jodhpur, and we're not disappointed. The hotel looks and feels as described in the photos and reviews. The hotel is centrally located, and all places of interest (airport, clock tower, market, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, etc.) are 10-15 minutes away from the hotel. The staff at the reception desk was courteous and efficient. They also upgraded us to a higher room, which I'm guessing is a standard policy, but was a pleasant surprise nonetheless. The rooms are clean and tastefully furnished. We were particularly impressed with the bathroom, which had a bathtub and premium fittings. Food at the hotel, though a tad expensive, is good, as long as you stick to Mughlai/Indian. The Murgh Makhani we ordered the day we arrived was divine. Chinese cuisine is best avoided at the hotel. There are several other restaurants nearby where you can try Chinese, On the Rocks being one of them. The breakfast spread is satisfactory, but there's nothing that will set your tongues wagging. The two highlights of the hotel are the beautiful lawn and the swimming pool. The lawn has a stage, which hosts a live musical performance every night at the lawn, featuring local folk singers and a talented santoor player on alternate days. Both performances are enjoyable, and the musicians are more than happy to sing/play songs requested by the guests. However, this does get repetitive if you stay longer than 2 nights. You'll also find a pair of adorable turtles roaming about on the lawn. But they are shy and can be a bit hard to find :) The swimming pool is an absolute delight to be in and is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. The pool also has a lovely gazebo overlooking it, where you can laze around all day. I suggest a cup of masala chai while you sit there with your favourite book. A word of appreciation for the staff at the hotel: the front desk staff are polite and helpful. They even gladly agreed to our numerous requests to click photos :) The waiters and housekeeping staff are also well trained and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. It was my wife's birthday and I had requested for a cake and flowers to be delivered to our room at the stroke of midnight. Both requests were fulfilled on time and with a smile. All in all, Ranbanka Palace is a great place to stay at in Jodhpur. Prices are slightly on the higher side but are totally worth the warm hospitality and peaceful stay you will get in return. Jodhpur tips: 1. Taxis and autorickshaws are very expensive in Jodhpur (A 10 minute auto ride will cost you anywhere between 100 and 300 rupees). Public transport is virtually non-existent. So bargain hard or you'll end up spending a fortune on transport. 2. The Mehrangarh Fort is the best thing about Jodhpur. Keep aside a full day to visit the place. Entry to the fort is free, but you need a ticket (100 rupees) to enter the museum, which is well worth it. You can hire an audio guide (more like a Walkman with earphones) which has prerecorded instructions to guide you through the fort. This is especially useful for foreigners and those who are interested in knowing the history of the fort. Entry to the fort closes at 6pm and guards make sure all visitors in the fort exit by 7pm. Auto Rickshaws are hard to find late in the evening, so it's a good idea to book one in advance. 3. If you're an adventure sports lover, you can't miss the flying fox ziplining experience at the fort. It's simply mind-blowing, and for 1,800 rupees a person, it's a complete steal. Don't miss this for anything in the world. Even if you're not so adventurous, give this a try and you won't regret it. Be sure to book online in advance though. There are limited slots available, which fill very fast especially on weekends. I strongly recommend a slot between 5 and 6 to enjoy the mesmerising view of the old city and the beautiful fort at sunset. 4. Keep aside an entire evening for shopping in the old market near the clock tower. I strongly recommend Ganesh Handicrafts for their excellent range of handicrafts and shawls, at reasonable prices. After you're done shopping, head to Indique in the old city for a rooftop dinner with an exquisite view of the fort. Your trip will be incomplete without this. 5. If you have time (and money) to spare, book a camel safari in Osian. The rustic beauty of the rural landscape, along with the thrill of watching black bucks, peacocks and numerous other animals in their natural habitat, is unforgettable. If you stay overnight, you can enjoy a traditional meal and folk dance performance by a campfire. You can also go dune bashing in the desert. But these activities cost a pretty penny. We didn't go for the Bishnoi village tour but I hear that too is quite enjoyable. Hope you have a great stay in Jodhpur!
I visited Jodhpur in August'15 for business purpose where I found Ranbanka Hotel. The Hotel was located at very good location near Circuit House overlooking the beautiful Umaid Palace. Hotel also had a Mall and movie theatre adjacent to it. I booked the deluxe room in the hotel but when I reached to hotel they welcomed me very warmly in their traditional style " Khambha Khani" and they upgraded me in their Club room. Initially I booked the room for just one night but I liked hotel so much, that extended for two more nights!! Ranbanka is not a 5 Star property but no where less in providing 5 star services to its guest!!! Clean and beautiful. Breakfast was included in my package otherwise the food was little expensive, but tasty. They create lovely ambiance in the lawn outside the restaurant area every evening with candle light dinners, Bar & Barbeque. Also the local artists perform the folk music everyday. I also liked their swimming pool and club area. Hotel also offers few shops of souvenirs and handicrafts for which the city is famous. All the staff was very helpful and safe, they have taken well care of me being a lady that too alone in totally new city. I loved the way they use to tell me "Hukum". I truly enjoyed my stay in Hotel Ranbanka and appreciate the management of hotel for extending such a good hospitality. Worth staying!
Travelled to Jodhpur with the friends and stayed in this hotel. We simply loved it. Beautiful hotel, lovely garden, great food - choice of buffet or menu in evenings. Food was available with all varieties from different areas of the complex. Comfortable and spacious room, spacious wash room. Good view from windows. Staff of this hotel was excellent and very accommodating, helped us in every way. Nice swimming pool, good spread of breakfast. Good evening programs. Hygiene place, ideal location, value for money. Definitely going to visit again.
I wish I had a picture right here to share but unfortunately I don't have one right now. The hotel was better than what I had expected it to be. The hotel staff takes the cake with the wonderful hospitality they displayed. They were well trained and always ready to help. The food was good but I personally believe that there is always a scope for improvement, that does not mean that we did not enjoy what was offered. In addition to the restaurant of the hotel there were a few other places close by that offered excellent food. Due to certain constraints we had to visit Jodhpur in the month of May which is not an appropriate month to visit Jodhpur. It is too hot for sight seeing, but if sight seeing is not the objective and one wants to enjoy a relaxing and pleasant vacation then this hotel is excellent place to stay. The pool is not really one of the hotel's best features but is adequate for a dip in the evenings.
Very friendly and accommodating staff. We had requested for an early checking but that was not possible because the hotel was completely booked the previous night. There were good and refreshing rooms available which we could use in he interim. We had a reservation for their deluxe room. The room was very spacious and the bathrooms were clean and up to the mark. Because of the winter season, we had requested a heater being made available. The room service made this available to us soon. We had a wonderful experience staying here. Highly recommended this hotel!