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Castle Jhoomar Baori
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Sawai Madhopur
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This hotel is run by RTDC and is located inside the forest area. You will surely have birds and monkeys for company;Some have even seen hyenas and leopards in the vicinity! An old castle converted into a hotel, it has large rooms and excellent views from the terrace. If you are a lover of nature, this is the place for you. Facilities and services are reasonably good but don't expect five star luxury.Food is simple but good. The location is on the top of a hillock and you do need your own transportation to the gate. The stairs to the upper floors are a bit steep and could pose some difficulty for the elderly. Overall, it is pretty good value for money and I strongly recommend it. Advance booking is possible through the RTDC website and is advisable

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Jhoomar Baori is a heritage property of RTDC. Erstwhile shikar lodge of the Jaipur royalty, the castle indeed looks like a castle from a distance. It's about a couple of km inside the forest, off the road leading to the Ranthambore forest, on top of a small hillock. In fact the last bit of the road is very steep. Loaded autos possibly cannot reach right upto the entry door.
Unless you have a 24 hour vehicle, think twice whether you want to stay here. It's literally in the middle of nowhere and walking down the road may not be advisable after sundown. We heard neelgai alarm calls in the night. Obviously there was a leopard lurking somewhere.
The property's location is definitely very good and befitting a jungle lodge. It has a fantastic open terrace with distant views of the plains on the first floor. But the stair case can be a pain for senior citizens. We got a room on the top floor because that's the best. But it also means back breaking up and down travel all the time. Waiters tend to avoid attending to your calls very promptly.
Food wasn't anything great to write home about. Basic. Buffet. But adequate. The bar isn't always well stocked.
Geysers in the bathroom were a little iffy. The room was pretty large with a huge bed.

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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is a heritage property of RTDC which was once used to be a hunting lodge for the kings of Jaipur.
It has the best location of all the properties in Ranthambore and the only property which is inside the forest area. All other priperties are along the main road only.
The narrow road which leads to the hotel is very scenic and one can see almost all animals on the way to hotel. We saw deers, neelgai, a variety of birds on the way to hotel only.
This property is situated on a small hilltop so one can have a clear view if the forest reserve around. There are instances when people have seen leopard and tiger around the premises only but one has to be enough lucky for this.
The plan booked has all meals in it and the food was really good. They have everything for all age groups to cater to. Guests can also order diet as per requirement to the manager qnd they will be happy to help.
For people looking for high end luxury and amenities this is not the place for them. It is simple, clean, comfortable hotel with not many frills. What it has is awesome location and breathtaking 360 dgree views of the nature around.
Rooms are big and very well ventilated.

Overall a great rustic property in the lap of nature. Definitely worth a visit again.

Room tip - Go for rooms on the top floor, they have superb views and open area to sit out.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this place recently.. it was a different experience then other hotels.. seems like we were in castle surrounding by real jungle where you easily see deers and other animals. View from this place was amazing specially when its raining. Rooms were modernized well but still it's a castle so no elevators!!
Service was superb. Specially Mr. Raspal Singh?? (Hope it's correct) guy who take care of restaurant is vary genuine, polite and gives us warmth service.
Hope to visit this place soon..

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Don't stay here if you want all the mod-cons. This is a place to visit for its fabulous location in the forest, away from normal Ranthambhore resort life.

It isn't very luxurious, being a government-run property, but when you drive in, you can see sambhar, nilgai and chital all around. Tigers have been known to frequent the locality as well.

Situated on a hill, it has a great view of the surrounding forest, especially from the terrace.

The food is fine, though not in the class of the more expensive and luxurious private resorts.

There are no lifts, so if you choose a third floor room, you will have to walk ip. Remember that if you are old or have bad knees.

I give it three stars because that is the class of this hotel. It is five stars as far as location and proximity to wildlife - the reason that brought me to Ranthambhore - is concerned.

It is reasonably priced as well. I would stay here again.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Sawai Madhopur District > Sawai Madhopur
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Sawai Madhopur
Price Range: €196 - €317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Castle Jhoomar Baori India/Sawai Madhopur

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