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Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions

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Ranthambore National Park Road, Ranthambore National Park 322001 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 18/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 10 in Ranthambore National Park
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Sawai Madhopur Lodge – IHCL SeleQtions is the only heritage retreat amidst the wilderness of Ranthambore, one of India’s most renowned national parks and kingdom of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Spread over 16 lush green acres, it was built in 1930 as a hunting lodge for the Royal Family of Jaipur. Guests are ushered into this glamorous abode, with the promise of jungle adventures and princely legends. The crescent-shaped Art Deco mansion is a treat for period architecture fans, with vibrant colors, geometric lines, chequered floors and verandas. From the Jaipur coat of arms, royal portraits in the rooms and taxidermic wild animals on the walls, every detail evokes a majestic past, with the added luxury of modern amenities. The lush green grounds – home to a 100-year old banyan tree - have a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, an organic garden and three state-of-the-art conference and banquet venues. The lodge is uniquely positioned to offer an authentic slice of local culture. Gourmands can savour the robust simplicity of khadmurg, a whole chicken smoked for hours in a coal pit, once the staple meal of royal hunting parties. Local musicians enthrall diners on the lush lawns each evening as anecdotes of Queen Elizabeth II & the Duke of Edinburg – former guests at the lodge – circulate. An unforgettable high tea awaits families/couples at Awanki Chowki, a former hunting post now converted into a spectacular dining spot overlooking the forest. The Ranthambore Safari is an opportunity to explore a fascinating forest ecosystem with trails, lakes, pre-historic ruins, ravines and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ranthambore Fort. The resident tigers are diurnal which assures more day sightings of these magnificent beasts than anywhere else in India. Another outstanding experience is a boat safari on the legendary Chambal River, from where guests can safely observe sunbathing gharials (native Indian crocodiles). Sawai Madhopur Lodge offers a safari vacation steeped in royal charm, where legends of adventure and indulgence come alive in a truly splendid setting.
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Divya wrote a review Yesterday
24 contributions32 helpful votes
Yet another time when my default choice of booking a Taj hotel property proved to be a good one. There is a different quality that the staff at Taj group of hotels has which sets them apart from all other five star hotels. They are not just courteous, but they make one feel at home. The property is well spread out and not crammed. The activities are very well seleted and managed. The magic show, pottery, lac bangle making and live folk music, are all fantastic. The pool offers adequate privacy, so one doesn't feel awkward using it. Everyone from Keemat at the front desk to Deepak in the restaurant go above and beyond to make their guests have an amazing experience - a truly Taj experience. Only thing lacking perhaps were fans with sprinklers as they would have made the outdoor experience more bearable in sweltering heat and humidity. Even the performers would've had some respite
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Venkatesh Char wrote a review 25 Jun
Mumbai, India6 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our 7th visit to Taj Sawai Madhopur lodge and as always was a memorable one. Under the able leadership of Mr Tejas Bohitie,the Taj brand was on full display. Courteous staff, very helpful, very respectful and above all they make you feel at home. A great leader in Mr Tejas Bohitie and a fabulous team under him. Thank you sir and your team for looking after us and making our trip a memorable one. Looking forward to our visit next year.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Vibswathi wrote a review 16 Jun
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Great place, second home!! The most hospitable hotel in sawai madhopur. Jungle safaris feel like a secondary outing because of how great the hospitality in the resort is. Consistently excellent service , thankyou Taj.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Dantan wrote a review 16 Jun
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Have been to this place twice now in almost two months. Tiger safaris are addictive, what can I say! I am someone who's always looking for new hotels and experiences, and yet my first stay at Sawai Madhopur lodge convinced me I wouldn't find anything better in terms of food, comfort, value and service anywhere else. Room: Very comfortable and lavish. Tip: Switch off the vernadah lights when exiting or entering your room, this will help keep insects / mosquitos out when going out Service: No request is too much for the staff here. I cannot say enough about how gracious they are. Late check out, food for our toddler all our requests were accommodated. Special thanks to Deepak, Nandini, Nityanand, Gajendra, Sharif for making our stay super comfortable. Could not have asked for more Access to park: Hotel is 10 mins drive and through pucca road, which makes it easier to get in and get out. There are several hotels in the area with very poor access During one of our stays here, we also had a chance to participate in an astronomy class by ASTRODEN OBSERVATORY, founded by two young enthusiasts - Raunaq and Nivesh - who were kind enough to show us several sky objects - faraway star clusters, constellations, a red giant!! What more could one ask for. I only wish the skies and the grounds were a little darker for better viewing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Ankush W wrote a review 12 Jun
New Delhi, India215 contributions37 helpful votes
This was a very comfortable stay in the jungle. Rooms Cozy with an old world charm. Nicely spread across the lush property. Food Outstanding. Every meal was delicious. Service As to be expected - top notch Location About 10 minutes drive from entry of the safari Facilities Enough to keep your busy during non safari hours - pool, table tennis, badminton, cricket, library …. Kid friendly
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Anam V wrote a review 12 Jun
Mumbai, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a great experience! Prior to the trip, we spoke to Mr. Gajendra on phone and he was so helpful in booking our safari. Upon arrival, Robin made sure our stay was comfortable, always checking in to make sure we had everything we needed. A huge thank you to him. Kimat, Nityanand Sharif, Mazid Lokendar Pareek all contributed to making our time unforgettable. The property itself is gorgeous, very cozy. The evening music is beautiful and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend it for anybody traveling to Ranthambore.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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isa12345678 wrote a review 11 Jun
Auroville, India14 contributions7 helpful votes
I sincerely thank the team of Sawai Madhopur Lodge for the quality and the friendliness of their activities. A special mention for the Chef and his delicious food. I am extremely grateful to Mr Gajendra who with his colleagues make my stay unforgettable.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Shila Chandra wrote a review 11 Jun
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions1 helpful vote
The stay was super fantastic. Every single staff member were of great help, starting from the gentlemen at the gate,the reception,the housekeeping staff and the staff at the restaurant were generous and genuinely nice.The stay was excellent and adventures. The hotel was royal and carried heritage as Maharani and Maharaja stayed there. Food was amazingly too good and after a whole day's safari ..it was so soothing...along with songs sings by the locals and phulka and parathas made by the local ladies...very interesting way of employment. It's a must stay n experience freshness with greenary in the lap of nature.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted to note that we were able to make your visit memorable. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and have been communicated to all the members of our team and they are certainly an asset to our organization. We value your patronage and look forward to welcome you back to Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Harsh wrote a review 10 Jun
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Excellent stay and service. The team is very friendly and approachable Food is excellent and the property is very well maintained. Special mention to Miss Nandani and Pravin for their hospitality. Must visit property.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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Satish Charanpahari wrote a review 10 Jun
Patna, India62 contributions40 helpful votes
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Lush green gardens is star attraction of this property , it gives feel like staying inside the jungle area living with nature. Peacock monkeys, different birds gives a wonderful experience. Stayed at this property for two nights on 5th & 6th June 22 , warm weather but cool property. As described it was hunting house of King which later converted into hotel with 37 rooms by Taj. Ample kids play zone, cycling, gym, Spa , swimming pool add value for your money paid.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Sawai Madhopur Lodge! Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to learn you had an incredible stay with us. I have shared your positive feedback with our entire team at the Lodge. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave the Lodge with fond memories. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawai Madhopur Lodge soon. With kind regards, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vivanta by taj - sawai madhopur hotel sawai madhopur, sawai madhopur hotel, sawai madhopur lodge
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vivanta Sawai Madhopur Lodge
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanSawai Madhopur DistrictRanthambore National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions
Which popular attractions are close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Nearby attractions include Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (0.3 km), Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (0.4 km), and Village Women Craft (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manisha Restaurant, Vivanta by Taj - Sawai Madhopur Lodge The Dining Room, and Food Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sawai Madhopur Lodge - IHCL SeleQtions?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.