The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

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Looking for a place to stay in Sawai Madhopur? Then look no further than The Oberoi Vanyavilas, a luxury resort that brings the best of Sawai Madhopur to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the resort.

Ranthambore Hotels features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to The Oberoi Vanyavilas, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur Oberoi is located a short distance from Ganesh Temple (2.1 mi) and Ranthambore School of Art (2.1 mi).

If you are looking for a good seafood restaurant, you may want to check out Basant while staying at Ranthambore Hotels.

Sawai Madhopur is also home to Jogi Mahal, a popular architectural building that is not too far from Oberoi Sawai Madhopur.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Oberoi Vanyavilas as you experience everything Sawai Madhopur has to offer.

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DGC Sekhri wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India44 contributions39 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have traveled a fair bit these last several years, including during the pandemic, domestically. I can honestly say there has been no visit that has come too close to matching this one to the Vanyavilas. It starts with Ratna Malhotra, the GM, who clearly takes personal pride in ensuring that the resort and its personnel are at the very top in terms of service and upkeep of the infrastructure. The resort and its layout of course is well-documented, but the level of attention to detail is quite something. There is thought and care in every aspect of your time at the Vanyavilas. Traveling with our now 7 year old daughter, it was magical for her to experience nature, safaris, and her interactions with members of the Vanyavilas family, from those conducting the children's daily activities, to the extremely personable team of naturalists. We extended our already long trip of 4 nights by another night, and if the hotel hadn't been booked out, we probably would have stayed another 2. The food is top-notch as well, and it's just an experience that is hard to replicate anywhere else, in my opinion. This was our second stay, visiting after 6 years.  Our next stay will be much sooner than that.
The service across the board was outstanding, as I'd mentioned, but I would like to acknowledge a few of the individuals who made our stay even better, besides obviously the GM. Srishti at check in and Sunaina at front office were great right from the start, as was Manisha who conducted the children's activities. I've already mentioned the team of naturalists and how friendly and knowledgeable they are. 
In F&B, the incoming F&B head Gobin was extremely helpful, and the service at the restaurant by Bhawna and Archit was absolutely spot on. Chef Adarsh and his team made sure to check with us how things were at each meal, and as I mentioned, the food was great. 

I could go on, but I'm sure it's quite apparent that this stay exceeded our expectations in every way. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from ratna malhotra, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such an amazing review on the Trip Advisor. It gives us immense pleasure to note that you thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality shown by the entire team. Your special feedback about the product, the team and our services is much appreciated. The twenty acres of landscaped gardens with flowing lakes throughout the resort full of flowering water lilies and enriched with climbing bougainvillea all around are the unique features of the property. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife and wildlife found within the property. The stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. We thank you for your appreciative feedback about the children activities and about our naturalist team. I am happy to note that the team at the restaurant and our Chef were able to look after you well, thereby enhancing your gourmet experience. The Oberoi Group`s Mission, Vision and Dharma inspires us to deliver efficient, personalized, friendly and intuitive service to all our guests and your recognition of Srishti, Sunaina, Manisha, Gobin, Archit and Chef Adarsh makes me proud to be a part of this amazing team! The team and I thank you once again and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra General Manager
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yotravel wrote a review Oct 2020
Mumbai, India60 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Take a bow Mr. Abhinav Beri and team! My wife and I took our first holiday since the lockdown easing. We couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate a milestone, our 25th anniversary. From special room decoration to the gifts and chocolates you and your crew made us feel so welcome, wanted and loved.

The pampering began as soon as we entered the hotel and continued until we departed. What more could we have asked for? In fact, it was way beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

Although our safaris were not booked through the hotel, we were seen off most courteously and sent off with a hygiene kit and an ice box with water and juice.

The food of course was exemplary and chef Saurabh and the F&B team were just too accommodating and caring. In our many travels and several luxury stays we haven't been met with such warmth, hospitality and care.

The naturalist, Sachin, stayed back to take me to the observatory for some astrophotography. Such a warm gesture that deserves a special mention.

Of course, the tent/ room was fantastic and serviced several times a day. We loved relaxing in the area abutting our tent.

We carry such lovely memories and gifts from you that this stay shall forever remain etched in our minds.

Albeit luxury may be limitless, you have raised the bar and I would tag "Vanyavilas" as the last word in luxury.

P.S: Fantastic sighting and safaris were an icing on the cake ;)
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All and Every
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay post lockdown on the very special occasion of your 25th Wedding Anniversary trip and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such a pleasant review on the Trip Advisor. It is indeed an excellent feedback about Vanyavilas and I am personally touched by your very kind words of encouragement. The team at Vanyavilās endeavors to bestow the best of their services and attention at all times to make the vacations of our every guest memorable. I am enthralled to read that the efforts made by the team contributed to your stay with us and that you were able to take back fond memories of your stay. Your special feedback about Chef Saurabh and the Food and Beverage team who treated you with scrumptious cuisine is much appreciated. Thank you very much indeed for your generous words of appreciation for Sachin and our housekeeping team as well. I have shared your kind feedback with the entire team and all of them are delighted to have been of assistance to you and for being given the opportunity to create an everlasting impression. My team and I will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Oberoi Vanyavilās. Please stay safe and healthy and come back soon. Thank you and Warm regards Ratna Malhotra
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atarayan wrote a review Feb 2020
London19 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A trip to India would not be worth it without a stop at this hotel. I loved every minute of it from arrival to departure and just wish we had stayed an extra night or two to enjoy the hotel facilities. We stayed two nights and had two safari drives on the second day, unfortunately we only saw a tiger from a distance but if/when i return I will definitely book my drive through the hotel as they have experienced staff that i believe will always find the tigers :-)
On our first evening one of the guides gave anyone interested a talk on Tigers, this covered all types from all over the world, I found it very interesting indeed and an added extra to get the juices flowing for what we hoped would be a successful day the next day

The rooms are exceptional, every single thing was thought about, they even provide 'extra' amenities in the bathroom, like nail varnish remover and talc.
The hot water bottle in the bed was also a lovely treat in the evening as it was still chilly when we were there. the towel made of an elephant greeted us on arrival together with the beautiful flowers made of tiger paws.

Dinner and Breakfast were also excellent.
all the staff were welcoming and friendly with a great attitude to service but I would like to point out one member that we both thought was exceptional Anirud.

final mention has to be for Lashmi, the hotel elephant who has quarters with the rest of the hotel staff, she was rescued from a circus and has lived at the hotel for 20 years, wonderful experience to be so close to such lovely animals and for her to greet us when we came back from the safari.

all in all the most amazing experience and will definitely return.

Finally I want to add that I love the 'Oberoi' policy on tipping, always a stress to carry enough smaller notes around but at the Oberoi they have a policy that you leave your tips on check out. I even tried to give some staff tips where we received exceptional service but they refused and reminded us of the policy, so much easier I just hope that everyone does remember this at check out!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are amazing
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Response from VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such a wonderful review on the Trip Advisor. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay from the time you arrived to the time you left. I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful feedback you have offered for the presentation about the wildlife of Ranthambhore. Your special feedback about the tented accommodation and the special creative touches by the team is much appreciated. The team at Vanyavilās endeavors to bestow the best of their services and attention at all times to make the vacation of our every guest memorable. I am enthralled to read that the efforts made by the team contributed to your stay with us and that you were able to take back fond memories of your stay. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you relished the food during all your meals. Thank you for your very kind and wonderful words of praise for the entire team especially for Anirudh. I have conveyed your kind compliments to him and he is overjoyed to have been able to create a wonderful everlasting memory. The entire team is indeed thrilled to have been of service to you. Our beloved pet elephant Lakshmi is also a very essential part of our team and is highly pampered, we love her and we thank you for your kind words for her too! Moreover, it is great to know that you admire and appreciate the gratuity policy we follow in our hotel. We believe in always ensuring we keep our guests ahead of all else and always hope that the small things we do are able to make a distinct difference in the experiences of our guests. The team and I thank you for your gracious feedback once again and we look forward to welcoming you back with us in the not too distant future. Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra
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Glancy Fernandes wrote a review Jan 2020
Bengaluru, India46 contributions32 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights and i must say we had the most amazing stay. Very courteous staff. Spacious Luxury Tents. Amazing house keeping services. They say its Luxury tents and they indeed are Luxury Tents. They made us feel so special and literally pampered us.
The GM of the property Ratna Malhotra was such a down to earth humble lady. She herself was checking on the comfort of the guests. Took personal interest by checking on the guests.
Our 3 yr old had Bathroom slippers, Bathrobe and some special welcome notes and that made us feel really special.

The only drawback we felt was the rates are on a higher side and mght not be afforded by all.

Over all our stay was worth remembering for our life time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All are Luxury Tents
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Response from VanyavilasOberoi, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such an amazing review on the Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in the tented accommodation. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife found within the property. The stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. Thank you so much for your very kind words of praise for the team and their courteous demeanour. It feels so special to receive such feedback from our guests and I am overwhelmed each time by the commitment of my team to create fond memories for our guests. Our endeavor is to be known for friendly, intuitive and personalized service and it is great to know that you were impressed with the personal touch in our service delivery. I have made a note of your specific feedback regarding the hotel being too expensive. In winters our rates are high however, in summers we have lower rates to offer. Please let me know whenever you are travelling to Ranthambhore next and incase I can assist you personally in making the reservation. My e-mail address for your kind reference is ratna.malhotra@oberoihotels.com. Your feedback has been shared with the team and they are extremely happy to have been of service to you and for being given the opportunity to create wonderful everlasting memories. My team and I will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Oberoi Vanyavilās. Thank you and Warm regards Ratna Malhotra
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Nakul C wrote a review Apr 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply put, this is the best wildlife resort for anyone who can afford it in the country. Small, boutique property featuring luxury tents with a cute outdoor seating area. The hospitality and service is legendary and if you are celebrating a special occasion then they will make sure it is one you never forget! Despite being in the midst of a pandemic the hotel, its staff and management made sure that we never ever felt that hygiene or safety standards were compromised, in fact it was reassuring to see their attention to detail. Personalised service is sometimes expected from a hotel of this calibre, but the Vanyavilas goes way beyond anything you expected. Kudos to everyone at the property for maintaining such high standards.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 17 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such an encouraging review on the Trip Advisor. I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful feedback you have offered for the product, the team and our services. The twenty acres of landscaped gardens with flowing lakes throughout the resort full of flowering water lilies and enriched with climbing bougainvillea all around are the unique features of the property. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife and wildlife found within the property. The stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilās is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. We are delighted to have been your favourite hotel. I thank you for mentioning the genuine hospitality and service shown by the team to ensure you have a truly memorable experience. It is a huge compliment for all of us to note that you felt safe at the Oberoi Vanyavilās. I am indeed blessed to have such a brilliant team that delivers 'moments of truth' from their heart, and with their utmost efficiency. I have conveyed your kind praises to my entire team and they are overjoyed to have been of assistance to you and for having being given the opportunity of creating everlasting memories. Your feedback will definitely serve as a great source of inspiration for my team. My team and I will look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Oberoi Vanyavilās soon again. Thank you and Warm regards Ratna Malhotra
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Deepa1980 wrote a review Dec 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India136 contributions70 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
For the first time I guess I can't find words to describe the experience. Ms Ratna the GM and the team at Oberoi Vanyavilas are a dream team. After spending some 10 months at home during and barely stepping out I called Ms Ratna to check if i could travel with my parents both over 75 years of age. She was reassuring over multiple calls and messages. I wanted to be there to celebrate my birthday and what an awesome celebration it was. The tented accommodation is luxury at its peak, they're beautifully done up and the staff keeps it really clean round the clock. I can't recall a hotel where the room would be cleant all round the day. The first day we didn't really enjoy the food but Chef Saurabh jumped in and then each meal was better than the previous one. The food was brilliant and the experience unforgettable under the keen eye of Mr Pravin, Gurdev, Roshni, Santosh.. some names I remember and some I don't but thankyou for the experience. Satish took us around the property and his love for nature and his excitement was so much fun. My father and Sachin shared stories of nature and our walk was a wonderful one. While we had booked our safaris on our own they ensured that they took care of food, tea, blankets and hot water bottles. What do I say about Ms Ratna.. she is on her feet from the time we woke up and till the time we retired. She is so pleasant and so reassuring. She makes you feel like you're staying in your own house and while leaving the property my father told her that he felt like he was leaving his family behind. Thankyou so much for the experience and for ensuing that my parents were looked after. It is an experience I would recommend everyone takes atleast once!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay post lockdown on the very special occasion of your birthday celebratory trip and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such a pleasant review on the Trip Advisor. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed staying in the tented accommodation. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife found within the property. The stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. Your special feedback about Chef Saurabh and the Food and Beverage team who treated you with scrumptious cuisine is much appreciated. Thank you very much indeed for your generous words of appreciation for the housekeeping team, Praveen, Gurdev, Roshni and Santosh. We are truly humbled by your kind words of praise for Sachin, our in-house naturalist and we are very glad that you highly enjoyed the nature walk with him. It gives us immense pleasure to note that you highly admired the amenities provided during the jungle safari. The team at Vanyavilās endeavors to bestow the best of their services and attention at all times to make the vacations of our every guest memorable. I am enthralled to read that the efforts made by the team contributed to your stay with us and that you were able to take back fond memories of your stay. I have shared your kind feedback with the entire team and all of them are delighted to have been of assistance to you and for being given the opportunity to create an everlasting impression. We believe that a truly meaningful relationship always withstands the test of trying times and having all of you with us here was a true testimony to your faith in us. The team and I thank you once again and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thank you and Warm regards Ratna Malhotra
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Rebecca Flavin wrote a review Sept 2021
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled with my husband and my 6 year old daughter and a 5 month old baby, along with 2 other families. Firstly from a safety point, the standards in place due to covid were excellent. We were asked for our covid vaccine certs on check in, there were plenty of staff continuously sanitising, and a staff member giving out masks if any guests forgot to wear theirs.
The hotel itself is amazing. Each room is designed like a tent. My daughter loved how it looked. The noise of the rain falling on the tented roof, along with the sounds of nature surrounding us was so relaxing. The rooms were spacious, so comfortable and the bathroom design and layout really nice. Everything impeccably clean. A lovely touch was the child size robe and slippers for my daughter to use. She was delighted with that.
The rooms are a nice stroll from the main hotel building, or you can be brought in the golf buggy if you prefer.
Food was delicious, plenty of choice and any requests we had were no issue. The children enjoyed tent building and roasting marshmallows, there were great activities organised for the children.
I also used the babysitter (Tshering and Kinley) on two occasions for my 5 month old and both times they were reliable and excellent with my daughter.
I would highly recommend a stay here. It is ideally located to go on safari trips, and there is plenty to enjoy around the hotel grounds itself. A climb to the top of the observation tower is worthwhile for a fantstic view. This hotel is a slice of luxury in the middle of beautiful forests. I would happily have stayed 2 more nights if time allowed. We will most definitely return here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 16 Sept 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such an amazing review on the Trip Advisor. I appreciate the fact that you were very happy with the detailed attention given to all aspects of your stay by the team in order to make your stay experience wonderful. Thank you very much for appreciating the detailed measures followed by us to maintain a healthy environment. We are glad to read from your feedback that you felt extremely safe and very well taken care of at the hotel in midst of this pandemic. I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful feedback you have offered for the ambience of the hotel. The twenty acres of landscaped gardens with flowing lakes throughout the resort full of flowering water lilies and enriched with climbing bougainvillea all around are the unique features of the property. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife and wildlife found within the property. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you highly relished the food. Thank you for your kind appreciation of the team, especially Tshering and Kinley. I have shared your kind feedback with our entire team and they are very glad to have been able to create wonderful everlasting memories. Thank you for appreciating the views from the Observation tower. The team and I thank you for your gracious feedback once again and we all look forward to welcoming you back for a long duration of this this time. Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra
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Rpk94 wrote a review Nov 2021
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My husband & I stayed at this property for our 1st anniversary and it was an absolute delight. The entire team went out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable and well taken care of. To start with the front desk staff and the GM, Ratnaji greeted us and told us all about the property and the experiences they offer. They even gave us an early checkin at 10am itself and our room was beautifully decorated with flowers and balloons on arrival. We had lunch at their restaurant which was excellent. The food at this place is scrumptious and we just couldnt stop eating. The restaurant staff too was extremely cordial. We then for a nature walk with the naturalist at site and it is commendable that the hotel is truly organic and sustainable. Our walk ended with a visit to the top of the observation tower where in we watch the sun set and it was blissful. After which we sat at the poolside and the staff gave us an amazing service. We then enjoyed some rajasthani folk music over dinner and ended the night with the staff surprising us with a cake at midnight to bring in our anniversary. Next day morning each member of the team wished us and it really felt as if we were with our family and not some people whom we met just a day ago. After breakfast we went with Shaolin, the naturalist to see Lakshmi, the elephant and it was a great experience feeding her cucumbers. Overall nothing and no one can beat the hospitality of this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 12 Dec 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for celebrating your special occasion and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such a pleasant review on the Trip Advisor. I thank you for mentioning the genuine hospitality and service shown by the team to ensure you have a truly memorable experience. I also appreciate the fact that you were very happy with the detailed attention given to all aspects of your stay by the team in order to make your stay experience wonderful. Thank you for appreciating the anniversary decorations and the cake made for your special occasion. I am happy to know that the team at the restaurant and our Chef were able to look after you well, thereby enhancing your gourmet experience. We thank you for your appreciative feedback about our 52 ft. high observation tower and our most loved team member Lakshmi! The team and I thank you for your gracious feedback once again and we look forward to your continued patronage of our hotel and welcoming you back with us in not too distant future. Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra
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Arjun, New Delhi wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The trip to Vanyavilas was our lockdown breaking trip in the last weekend before the National Park closes for the monsoons. We had a completely wonderful experience at this legendary property. The tents were truly luxurious and totally private with its own private garden and boundary wall. All meals were excellent. But what set the experience apart was the small-little details (like cleaning my car in the parking lot before departure!), the helpfulness and courteousness of the staff right upto the GM and the fully Covid-safe environment at the hotel. In fact we agreed that the hotel was a much safer place than our home and definitely our office. We were also lucky to get a private candle-light dinner at the Mango Orchard with traditional Rajasthani folk music which was the highlight of our stay. Very highly recommended especially with the tariffs so low at this time. Go grab an awesome stay experience!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from ratna malhotra, Owner at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay post lockdown and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such an amazing review on the Trip Advisor. The twenty acres of landscaped gardens with flowing lakes throughout the resort full of flowering water lilies and enriched with climbing bougainvillea all around are the unique features of the property. Our beautiful luxury tents with a private garden and patio allows interaction with many of the myriad birdlife and wildlife found within the property. The stay in a luxury tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilās is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you highly admired the outdoor dinner setup along with the live Rajasthani music at the Mango Orchard and relished the food offered during all your meal periods. Thank you for your generous and wonderful words of praise for the team for their outstanding hospitality and impeccable services. Values that drive our organization and our behavior includes care for our guests and placing our guests first by keeping their preferences on top priority, before ourselves and the organization. I have shared your kind feedback with our entire team and they are very happy to have been of assistance to you and for having managed to create an everlasting impression. We believe that a truly meaningful relationship always withstands the test of trying times and having all of you with us here was a true testimony to your faith in us. The team and I thank you once again and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon! Please remember to stay safe, healthy and this too shall pass! Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra
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Pratik R wrote a review May 2022
8 contributions3 helpful votes
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We visited this property in March 2022 and tried all the experiences the property had to offer. I will provide a review of the property and the experiences

Property: 5 on 5 stars -
The property is beautiful. And the tents are luxurious. Housekeeping is also very good.

Service: 5 on 5 stars -
The service was top notch and the best in any of the luxury resorts in have stayed at to date. The staff was attentive and proactive to ensure we enjoyed our stay.

Food and beverage: 5 on 5 stars
I hesitate to give 5 stars one food and beverages but I felt Vanyavilas has got an elaborate enough menu to keep you interested if you are staying for 3 nights (as we did) . The chef was happy to accommodate our requests for our toddler and there was no fuss or delay in meeting any special requirements/requests. I must mention their unique drinks menu where they had signature cocktails made using herbs from their on-property herb garden. I would highly recommend them.

Safari: 5 on 5 stars
Although expensive, we managed to spot 6 tigers and the guide and driver were both attentive and knew what they were doing and their way around the park. Also, we were booked to visit the best zones in the park which was one of the reasons I believe we got to spot tigers. The resort was also happy to pack some meals and refreshments for us.

Elephant experience: 5 on 5 stars
The property has a pet elephant named Lakshmi. You can meet the elephant daily at a specific time where you can feed her. Very entertaining for toddlers. They also have an optional elephant experience where they allow you to wash the elephant. Would recommend if you have small children who may be interested otherwise you can do with the daily feeding routine.

Rathambore fort: 5 on 5 stars

Spa treatment: 4 on 5 stars
The spa ambiance is nice and the treatment is as would be expected for the price.

Visit to Chambal: 3 on 5 stars
Was very hot when we visited. so would pass unless you are visiting when it’s cooler. We did see some crocodiles and one Ghariyal from a distance.

I would also like to give special thanks to the staff members who took the extra effort to ensure we made memories during our stay at Vanyavilas: Faiz, Rahul, Shrishti, and Utkarsh.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Time of visit is key to spot tigers. So do your research before booking. Chances are lower in...
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Response from ratna malhotra, General Manager at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having chosen The Oberoi Vanyavilās for your stay and for highlighting the pleasant experience you had with us through such a pleasant review on the Trip Advisor. It gives us immense pleasure to note that you thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality shown by the entire team. It is truly a huge compliment for us. Your special feedback about the product, the team and our services is much appreciated. It is a matter of great delight to note that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, from the housekeeping touches, our signature cocktails, activities with our most beloved team member- Lakshmi and the Spa services. It also gives us immense pleasure to note that you had a fantastic jungle safari and you highly admired the amenities provided during the jungle safari. We are happy to note that the team at the restaurant and our Chef were able to look after you well, thereby enhancing your gourmet experience. The Oberoi Group`s Mission, Vision and Dharma inspires us to deliver efficient, personalized, friendly and intuitive service to all our guests and your recognition of Faiz, Rahul, Shrishti, and Utkarsh makes me feel very proud to be a part of this amazing team! I have conveyed your kind compliments to the entire team and they are overjoyed to have been able to create a wonderful everlasting impression. The team and I thank you for your gracious feedback once again and we look forward to your continued patronage of our hotel and welcoming you back with us in not too distant future. Thank you and Warm regards, Ratna Malhotra
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Deepa1980 asked a question Dec 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India136 contributions70 helpful votes
How safe is it to be at the hotel with super senior citizens?
Answer from GauravGuptaa
New Delhi, India104 contributions97 helpful votes
Super safe, your in hands of best team and the head of hotel Ms. Ratna ji
Answer from Jerome
Los Angeles, California149 contributions19 helpful votes
We are very lucky to have seen tigers in Ranthambore on three different occasions. However, sightings are not guaranteed. It depends whether tigers are close to the roads or not. If they are close enough, they often cross at which point they are most visible. However, they do hide in the bushes too, either to rest or eat. That just isn’t something anyone can predict. As a rule of thumb, I would say the best times to see tigers are in the morning between 6:30 and 9:00, then, later in the day after 4:00pm. Keep in mind tigers either stay on the move or sleep. When they are sleeping or resting, they are almost impossible to spot.
Saurabh asked a question Sept 2019
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Can you pls share infant food policy?
Answer from Terryan1
Seminole, Florida31 contributions59 helpful votes
I am sorry, I do not know the infant food policy.
Answer from Whizwen21
Maidstone, United Kingdom54 contributions60 helpful votes
Hi Not very windy. Yes there are trains available. Have a great time the hotel is fabulous
S M wrote a tip Apr 2024
New Delhi, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They give a royal experience. book the jungle safari and chambal river safari well in advance as they get full. "
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Ian C wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A fabulous place to stay when in Ranthambhore"
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Tarini T wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Travel in summer. Best sightings for tigers. Avoid the rainy season. Book in advance for the best zone allocations."
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David B wrote a tip Mar 2024
York, United Kingdom114 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get involved with the wildlife walk and the tiger talks that the hotel offer. They are very interesting & a good introduction to the area."
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satyaki paul wrote a tip Mar 2024
Kolkata (Calcutta), India829 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance to get rooms it gets sold out most of the time in peak season,book in off season to get lower rates."
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PRICE RANGE
₹55,380 - ₹68,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the oberoi vanyavilas hotel sawai madhopur, oberoi vanyavilas ranthambore, oberoi sawai madhopur, sawai madhopur oberoi
LOCATION
IndiaRajasthanSawai Madhopur DistrictSawai Madhopur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ganesh Temple (6.5 km), Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (3.1 km), and Ranthambore Fort (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oberoi Vanyavilas - Ranthambore, Fateh's Cafe, and Manisha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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