Great place......you are always in Mr Jain's personal attention.
Mon, 13 Feb – Tue, 14 Feb (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Great place......you are always in Mr Jain's personal attention.
(based on 970 reviews)
A friend and I spent two nights at the Regency a base for exploring the National Park and the historic fort. The manager Ravrindra and his staff were very welcoming and helpful. Accommodations were comfortable and the food was excellent, nice pool and outdoor bar. I thought it was reasonably priced and would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends.
I stayed at this property for two nights while searching for tigers at nearby Ranthambhore Park. The hotel is showing it's age and wear but still a viable option providing basic but comfortable lodging. The main priority for visiting the Park in open air jeeps was location and this hotel was a relatively short drive to two entrance gates. The hotel provided my package with three meals a day so I did not explore the surrounds near the hotel. Overall my impression was very good considering the value this option presented. The property. The hotel is laid out around a central courtyard with a pool and bar, one end being the front entrance lobby building and the opposite end housing the dining room. A first glance the rooms layout is the result of many additions and confusing but my room was tucked back in an alcove which proved very quiet and private. It was too cold to swim (for me) but I enjoyed the nightly fire pit in the courtyard chatting with other guests and spent evenings in the hotel lounge enjoying cocktails. The reception staff was competent and aware as they spent most mornings and afternoons matching up guests with safari drivers. In the early AM snacks, tea, and coffee are set up for a pre safari snack. The lobby area also had decent wifi, as did the lounge, guest rooms did not. The room. As noted my room was tucked back in an alcove of sorts near the souvenir shop. I liked it as the room was ground floor, quiet, and had a patio seating area in front of the door. The room was clean. The bed was oaky. The bathroom was huge. Everything worked in my room. The linens and towels were well worn but clean. Minimal amenities are provided and the room had a fridge. A TV is provided but non India channels were mostly absent. Because of the odd construction the room was very dark. In reality I spent little time in the room other than to sleep and bathe, live out of a backpack, so the room was very adequate for me. The safari schedule takes up most of the day and that was the main focus for me. I would not recommend this as a romantic or destination resort. The dining: As noted the hotel package I used provided an early AM coffee and snack, breakfast, early afternoon lunch and post safari dinner in the evening. The dining experience was okay. I was a foreigner with a wariness of India sanitary standards and some 'different' taste experiences. I had to mostly abandon my vegetarian lifestyle on this holiday and the seasoning of some of the meats was too different for my tastes. That being said, I was able to survive quite well on the buffet fare at Regency. While limited the buffet layout was adequate and varied. The staff were very accommodating and realized obviously that this was unique cuisine for most guests and explained the dishes, made suggestions, and offered to adjust for guests when possible. There were some outstanding dishes at dinner with the lentil soup and roast lamb being memorable. Again I had very little experience with 'real' Indian cuisine and while being a fan of curries some other spice combinations were too exotic for me. With the ever present fresh cooked naan bread and flavorful chutneys even a picky eater would not starve. Happy to report I had no gastric problems on my entire holiday possibly by avoiding raw and uncooked foods. The standards at Regency seemed high as a staff member constantly monitored the food in the buffet section. Servers were friendly and approachable, tables and service ware were clean. The staff: As noted all the staff I encountered were friendly and professional. This is not a five (or four) star hotel but good quality service can overshadow shortcomings. I enjoyed talking to the barman in the lounge every evening and he provided some good cultural insights about life in India. A note for those planning a safari excursion: Private vehicles are not permitted in the park, only a limited number of approved vehicles can entry daily. There are two types of safari vehicles in the park - canters and gypsies. Canters are large 16-20 passenger trucks, gypsies are 6 passenger jeeps. Both are open topped (no roof). The jeeps are faster and more nimbler on the park trails - some of which are very rugged, and the seating gives better access for photography. The canters are the value option based on these shortcomings of seating and inability to move about quickly. This proved valuable on my second safari drive and successful tiger sighting - the cantors could not turn around quick enough once a sighting was made. If this is your bucket list once in a lifetime chance to see a tiger I would spend more for the jeep. The naturalist told me that the tiger sighting 'success rate' is about 30 percent per safari day. Too summarize: A quality three star hotel with friendly competent service. Clean but aging. Great base for safari trips. A good value.
We enjoyed our stay here, there was 39 of us in our tour. It was very clean even though our rooms were quite old. The food was very nice, we had plenty of choice, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The gardens were lovely.
While simpler than a luxury hotel the rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was good and so was the service. There was an outside bar and BBQ and local entertainment was offered. The kitchen accommodated the timings for an early game drive and offered tea/coffee and biscuits before departure and a full breakfast afterwards.
Basic and functional We stayed here in mid February for 3 nights, travelling as a couple privately. We were visiting ranthambore national park. We had previously spent 2 weeks touring India and had stayed in , mainly 4/5 star hotels. This hotel caters for groups. I would guess around 90 % of the people staying here were in one group or another. It was very busy, with mainly English guests. We had stayed in hotels before where there were a mix of groups and individuals, and felt that we were able to enjoy the experience we were looking for as well as the groups. Not so here. The restaurant for example was designed for groups with long tables, very much a canteen atmosphere. The food, although simple and average, had long queues as all meals were buffet. We managed a table to ourselves one night, but these were taken away when there were some big groups staying. No quiet conversation possible. The rooms were extremely basic. It appeared that they had not been decorated in a long time. They were quirky as well. You had to wait at least 5 minutes for hot water to take a shower. No luxuries like dressing gowns. The bar was very functional. When we arrived, overflow seating was provided by plastic garden chairs On the plus side, the staff were extremely friendly- in the main. Waiting to be picked up for the safaris was also confusing. We were, typically the last to be picked up, many times much later than the groups, and with very limited and poor communication about what was happening In summary, our experience is that this is not the hotel for you if you are traveling privately and are looking for some luxury. We can only assume our agents made a mistake booking us here We have told the owner what we feel and had an interesting exchange of views and he appeared to be receptive to our feedback and provided us with a complimentary bottle of wine. Our experience is likely to be different to the majority of customers who come here.
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