So, apparently we spent our time in Jodhpur in the wrong hotel, i.e NOT the royal palace. Had it not been for it to be so prominently located on the top of the hill while driving into town, we wouldn't have noticed.
Our hotel, at a more central location in the new town, was secluded and really beautiful. Our room was large, very well decorated, with a nice view of the pool (as the main picture suggests)
The meals were excellent. I also tried the spa and was quite happy. If you are in Jodhpur and want a place that is not a royal palace, I can really recommend the Hari Mahal!More