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“Refreshing stay!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   South Point, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744106, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Port Blair
Gurgaon, India
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6 hotel reviews
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“Refreshing stay!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel on our return from Havelock for a day. The rooms were good with great views.

All the rooms were sea-facing and you can easily access the beach from the hotel premises. The hotel has a covered deck where you can feel the cool sea breeze and have your meals.

The amenities are good - gym, pool & a games room.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here twice during our honeymoon in the Andaman Islands and each time was the same: pleasant.

Our first stay was in a premium room, which had a lovely view over the sea and a balcony to walk out on but possibly the most uncomfortable bed we had every experienced. The granite-like bed was the only downside to an extremely nice room and is what maybe holds this review back from a more glowing review.

On our second arrival, we requested to look at another room to check the softness of the bed. We found the bed in a downgraded room marginally more comfortable, so decided to downgrade to get a better night's sleep. Still, this room was nice, but lacked the sparkle of the premium room. It also lacked blackout curtains, so we were awake at around 4:30, which is standard sunrise in Port Blair.

Food: the restaurant was above average, with their Indian cuisine really standing out. The breakfast was tasty and the evening menu extensive. However, we ventured into the Chinese section of the menu, ordering some vegetable noodles and regretted our curiosity when the food was served: the noodles were over-peppered but seemed to lack flavour. However, I would point out this was an outlier compared to the quality of the other food. Moral of the story: stick with local cuisine and you can't go wrong!

Staff: the staff were very attentive and always smiled. No real complaints to be made here: they satisfied every need we had in our stay.

Location: the location of Sinclairs Bay View was, in our opinion, excellent. We found the walk into town relatively easy (~2km) and very pleasant on a warm evening. It was also nice to be away from the noise of town and an easy Rs. 60 tuk tuk back to the hotel.

Summary: Definitely worth staying at. The location is convenient, staff attentive and (Indian) food worth the money.

Room Tip: wifi only in lobby. Good street food 10 steps from the hotel
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great property by the bay. The view from the rooms is amazing. Especially the sunrise is beautiful. We stayed there for two nights on the first visit. The room is spacious and well lit. I believe they have only one type of rooms. Recommended if you get rooms with series 4 and 5. 401 to 404 and 501 to 504. Rooms with series 3 are at reception level and the bay view may not be very clear. The above mentioned rooms offer a perfect view of the bay. The rooms from 405 onwards do have a bay view but not very sure how good the view is.

The first overnight stay was awesome. In the morning, (sun rises at 5 am!!!) it became overcast and what a fantastic view it created outside the room. Do have a look at the few pics posted.

The hospitality is also great. Right from the security, bell boys, front office, F&B, housekeeping. All sections score well. Prompt and courteous. And lobby has free wifi ;-). Bayview, the restaurant is also good. Breakfast is served here and so is lunch and dinner. Food quality is good. Spread of breakfast is modest but certainly tasty.

I am a die hard fan of Taj and ITC and was excited when I realised that there was an Fortune Bay Resort, of ITC group. When we went for a dinner there, I was tempted to stay there due to their famous hospitality. So I went and checked the rooms. Sorry to mention that I was thoroughly disappointed. The rooms were very small. The front office person accepted that the rooms are small and mentioned that they are planning expansion. My son's first reaction was that he said he did not like the room (He's barely 2.5 yrs old) as he realised that the room was tiny. So, we actually decided to not book a room for one night at Fortune bay when we return from Havelock.

Hence, the conclusion is that Sinclair is definitely a superior property. Rooms are much bigger and modern. It is certainly worth the money. Value for money as they say.

Room Tip: I believe they have only one type of rooms. Recommended if you get rooms with series 4 and 5. 401 to...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Bjavin,

Thank you so much for posting your feedback following your recent stay, we appreciate that you took the time to tell us and others about your experience at Sinclairs Bayview.

I am delighted that you chose us over the other hotels, and simply thrilled that you enjoyed the experience. We know how incredibly important holidays are for our guests and we are always grateful when we have the opportunity to play a small part in making your vacation memorable. Your kind words is simply music to our ears and the very best feedback we could ever ask for.

We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Regards,

Bikram Gupta
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel..with an amazing view..super friendly staff..with great quality of service..I had a great time at the hotel..and cherish every moment of it..Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! :)

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Anannya,

I am very happy to read that we were able to play a part in making your holiday experience memorable, thank you for choosing the Kensington.

I am thrilled that you were particularly impressed with staff, thank you for highlighting their service in particular. I will be very grateful if you could recommend us to your friends, and family.

I hope to welcome you back soon and look forward to meeting you when you return.

Regards,

Bikram Gupta
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for two nights in transit to Havelock island. The rooms were neat and clean. It has a good view. The prices we paid were for a suite room that could sleep 4 but we got a room with a loft made in it.
Since it was just a night it was ok. The loft portion is quite squicky and the step raisers steep.
The hotel lift and access to rooms is a bit inconvenient but it did not bother us too much.
The hotel staff were polite and helpful but the breakfast spread needs improvement. The southindian idly was a disaster . The eggs and sausages were good.

All in all a average experience for the the price paid.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms have a good view of the bay and Ross Island
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Akhil,

Thank you for choosing Sinclairs. Our number one priority is to create a real “home from home” experience for our guests that is personified by great customer service, hopefully it will ensure our guests will always want to return.

Your wonderful feedback is therefore incredibly motivating and I am delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for highlighting our weak points, it helps us to understand our customers better, and we shall look into improving this. Sorry for the inconvenience that this caused you.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,

Bikram Gupta
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a very nice hotel and the view is so awesome.the quality of service offered by the staff was a good one . the atmosphere and the surrounding areas are very nice. the room is just awesome and sood

Room Tip: "rooms are just awesome with nice beds"
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Anish,

Wow, I am delighted to read that our hotel is “awesome”, high praise indeed and arguably the very best feedback we could ever ask for, thank you!

Our ultimate goal is to deliver exceptional service experiences in a comfortable environment, where our guests feel pampered and at home. Your wonderful feedback is therefore immensely encouraging and motivating for me and my team and I am just thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us.

Thank you for taking the time to write about Sinclairs Bayview, I look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,

Bikram Gupta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well located hotel nice view bad service
food is pathetic
Over charged need to improve a lot in
terms of service
Went to port blair for four nights shifted next day to other hotel
If management cannot handle they should opt out since it is very nice property badly managed

Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Dear Sunil,

Thank you for taking the time to review Sinclairs Bayview and I am deeply saddened that your stay was not to the standard it should have been.

Please be assured that all your comments have been taken on board and highlighted with the relevant departments. Your feedback is very important to us and it is through this feedback that we can improve the services we provide.

Once again, please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointment caused and I hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Regards,

Bikram Gupta
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Address: South Point, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744106, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > South Andaman Island > Port Blair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sinclairs Bay View, Port Blair 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the Bay of Bengal, Sinclairs Bayview is Port Blair's only hotel to offer a spectacular ocean view from most of its rooms, as it blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The hotel offers 43 rooms and 3 suites, built in a series of levels, split against a sloping hillside overlooking the sea. All the rooms are equipped with cable TVs, direct dial STD telephones and modern facilities. Aesthetically designed, the rooms are refreshingly uncluttered and functional. The hotel has a lovely seaside garden restaurant, The Bayview, with an extended garden deck where guests can enjoy multi-cuisine fare. The Alto Espirito Spanish Bar with its elegant interiors and tempting selection of cocktails and snacks is best visited in the evenings. Guests can listen to soft music while enjoying a game of pool here. The freshwater outdoor swimming pool is open all year round. With a stunning view of the sea, it offers a tranquil experience. The 1,600 sq. feet Wood House is the hotel’s beautiful conference venue opening out to a lovely garden and overlooking the blue sea. ... more   less 
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