Vatika is a good property with cosy rooms, good hygenic food and reasonable service. A basic hotel (no swinmming pool) with neat and clean rooms and ambience at affordable prices.
Six months back (November 2010) I booked this hotel through Kanak. His website potrays as if he / Ankush Group is the owner but it is not so. He is merely a broker / agent charging 2 - 3 x the actual tariff and 2x of RTDC safari charges (do online booking with RTDC for tiger safari....it is very transperant). After 100% advance, he changed our hotel to some downgraded sidey hotel and we had no choice as it was last hour change. The fact is actual owner of Vatika Mr. Mahesh and his manager Devendra had done 100% booking on their own and did not honour our booking done through Kanak as he never co-ordinated with the owner regarding our booking. He provided us some stupid lame excuse that marriage group had taken the hotel and noise would have disturbed us and so he changed our hotel even without consulting us. (but the fact was a big Gujarati family had booked the hotel directly with the owner for enjoying tiger safari....marriage functions dont happen here in Sawai Madhopur). He cannot play around with our iternary without our consent. It is so shameful and disgusting on his behalf as Kanak also never refunded the differential amount of hotel change to me despite taking almost 2x the Vatika's actual tariff. Kanak is a dark shadow over beautiful Vatika
This time (April 2012) we contacted the hotel directly and got amazing and cheaper deal. To simply put, why Kanak if you can book directly at cheaper rate...So beware...the hotel is very good...but if the payment is to Kanak / Ankush Group of Hotels, you are not booking the hotel directly and paying much higher tariff. Those already booked with Kanak/Ankush Group can cross check the tariff with hotel manager.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High quality suites with utmost value for money services. Food has been rated the best by our visitors in TripAdvisor. If you want to stay closer to jungle but still want to feel the warmth of your house, Ranthambhore Vatika Resort is the place for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vatika Resort Ranthambore Hotel Sawai Madhopur
- Ranthambore Vatika Resort Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India