Frequently Asked Questions


You can book your stay at Ratan Vilas on our website. Pick the room category you want based on your requirements and budget and pay securely through our secure payment portal. You will receive a booking confirmation once your payment has been processed. » You can write to us directly at - info@ratanvilas.com » We're also available for bookings through your travel agent and on top online travel sites – Booking.com, Expedia and Agoda.com We look forward to welcoming you!

Do send us an email on info@ratanvilas.com, or write to us through our contact us form. If you want to call us instead, we’re available on +91–291–2614418 / 2613011.

Yes, our website portal allows for payments, both international and local, with valid credit and debit cards.
Yes, we always have a helpful staff member at the front desk 24 hours of the day.
Our courteous staff speaks English and Hindi and will be delighted to help you with your needs.
We do, and it’s free! Internet connection is available in all rooms and publicly-accessible areas within our walls.
The Jodhpur Railway Station is only 2km away from Hotel Ratan Vilas. The Jodhpur Airport and local bus stations are within a 4km radius.
From Jodhpur Airport, you can hop on a tuktuk if you don’t have much luggage. However, the fastest way to get to the hotel is by taxi, which takes 10 minutes on a good day.
You will find that staff at our front desk and tour desk will be delighted to help you plan your trips to Jodhpur attractions. If you’re planning in advance, do take a look at our Jodhpur Experiences or drop us a line at info@ratanvilas.com to make enquiries!
Yes, our staff will help you find the best possible deals with good quality vehicles and competent drivers for your local sightseeing and out station requirements.
Yes! We have free and secure parking on our hotel premises for guests.
We can definitely help you arrange a pick up from or drop off at the Jodhpur airport.
We can help- do enquire at our front desk for luggage storage facilities and lockers.
We have safety deposit boxes to safely store your valuables. Our luggage storage facilities are secure, as are our lockers and rooms!


Yes, we have a dining room where, much like the décor, the cuisine served is a tantalising mix of traditional Indian flavours and continental fare. You can dine in the restaurant or al fresco in our manicured gardens.
Yes, we have a bar and lounge area for you to enjoy a drink or two at a leisurely pace or with your meal.
Yes, at fixed hours. You can contact our restaurant or front office staff to enjoy a private meal in your rooms.
Yes- our outdoor swimming pool is the pride of our property and much favoured by our guests. We have sun-loungers arranged to the side for an afternoon with a book and a refreshing drink. If you’re not too keen on working up a tan, there are yet more comfortable seats in the pool-facing shaded patio surrounded by trees.
Yes! We have a lovely little boutique that’s stocked with trinkets and curios of traditional Rajasthani design, including showpieces, kurtas and gold-framed paintings.
Yes, Ratan Vilas is located in close proximity to a vegetable market, regular grocery stores and even coffee shops for a quick latte run (or you can ask our staff- we’re rated highly for our coffee!).
Ratan Vilas is a child-friendly hotel. If you wish to leave your children at the hotel, do ask one of our staff members about the childcare and babysitting services we offer.
We are happy to help arrange laundry and dry cleaning services for you if required.


We have 21 immaculately designed and arranged rooms for your convenience.
We have three guestroom categories to cater to different budgets and requirements. Courtyard Standard Rooms open out to the veranda, Courtyard Superior rooms spill out to the private inner courtyards and the pool-facing rooms (the most luxurious of the lot) have a private veranda overlooking the pristine pool.
Yes, all our rooms are non-smoking rooms and fitted with air conditioning. However, we have a designated discreet smoking area on the hotel premises.
At the moment we do not have interconnecting rooms. However, we can ensure adjoining rooms for families on prior information. All our rooms are family-friendly. We have children TV channels on offer and safety gates can be accessed upon request. Our grounds and pool are perfect for a mid-afternoon picnic and dip with children!
Each room across our three categories is equipped with a tea/ coffee maker, hairdryer, a mini-refrigerator, TV with satellite connection, a safety locker, in-room seating with a writing desk and dressing table and an ultra-clean en suite bathroom. Courtyard Standard bathrooms have a rain shower, while Courtyard Superior and pool-facing bathrooms have marble bathtubs with a separate shower area.
Yes, as our rooms are equipped with either double or twin beds. If you have a specific requirement, do make it known while booking so we can arrange it for a happy stay.
Yes, our rooms have air conditioning systems and a portable heater on hand which will keep you warm and toasty if you arrive during Rajasthani winters. You can even enjoy a hot beverage in front of an outdoor bonfire on these nights.


Hotel Ratan Vilas is situated in Ratanada, a bustling area with little shops and stores to weave in and out of. The mighty Mehrangarh Fort, and with it the thrilling zip-line point, is around 7KM away. Next to the fort is the rugged Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park which is perfect for an early morning gander around the fort in hunt of desert lakes. The milky-white surface of the Jaswant Thada cenotaph, poised beside an idyllic lake, is a short distance from the Mehrangarh fort too.

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is the other notable building in Jodhpur, though that may be an understatement! A section of it is still home to the Maharajah and his family, whilst a portion of it is now part of the Taj Hotel’s Palace Collection. The museum here is a must see as is the Maharajah’s classic car collection.

If you’re looking forward to experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city, the Sadar Market is a great place to start. It’s an ideal spot for a round of shopping, too! The unmissable Clock Tower, in the center of the bazaar, is also a sight worth seeing- climb to the top to get a panoramic view of the market and the surrounding areas.

Jodhpur is called the Sun City by many because of its almost year-round sunny weather. That said, October to March is the ideal time to visit because of the pleasant temperatures, nippy winter chill and festival celebrations.
The Indian Rupee (INR) is the only currency in Jodhpur, indeed in India. If you would like to exchange foreign currency to Indian Rupees, please contact our front desk as we will be happy to help.
Yes, very! The local people are extremely hospitable. Our hotel staff speaks English and would be delighted to strike up a conversation with you.

About Ratan Vilas

A heritage hotel today, Ratan Vilas was once the private residence of Maharaj Ratan Singh of the formidable Rathore clan, the erstwhile rulers of the Marwar region. The hotel’s architectural style resonates with that of the bygone days, with intricate carvings, criss-cross jaali patterns and a red sandstone exterior.

No- the great-grandson of Maharaj Ratan Singh Brijraj and Brijraj’s wife Namrata Singh are still in-residence in the part of the bungalow that was once the Zenana. They frequently interact with travellers and guests from all over the world and always have a story or two about their history to share.