The Sankara was such a treat after a week long camping adventure. The rooms are on the small side, but well done and comfortable. The fitness center is one of the best I have ever seen at a hotel and even has a complimentary personal trainer. The rooftop pool was also quite enjoyable and the service was top notch. As for the area, I never felt unsafe walking around and it only took about 10 minutes to get to the city center via taxi. I highly recommend staying at the Sankara.