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Fortune Resort Bay Island
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Marine Hills,Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101, India   |  
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Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Port Blair
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 hotel reviews
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“Good Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The welcome drink refreshes, replenishes and refills any person as soon as one enters the hotel. The lay outs may be rated average. Suggestion would always be to book a sea facing room for a grand view. However, the verandahs are not so big to enjoy morning beverages. Food is decent , preferably order for sea foods (Andaman Fish curry to be precise). One can enjoy the imprint on a rupees twenty note sitting at the food lounge. Room service and other similar paraphernalia are excellent. For sight seeing it is recommended not to opt for hotel service as it is too expensive (unless you don’t want anything apart from royal treatment). Overall a good experience!
I had been reading the other reviews also! But, my fellow travel mates need to understand that the place is very remote and far from main-land. This is an island where tribal people are still a plenty. Also is un-exploited and less populated. Hence, we can't expect a big deal here. Considering the commutation, support etc. from mainland ... FRB provides a pleasant staying experience overall.

Room Tip: Plan some extra bucks and plunge for a sea facing room ...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I spent 2 first and last 3 nights of a full week in the Andaman and had plenty of time to have a clear opinion on that resort.
As plus is the view over the sea and excellent Chinese food. The parc around is also ok. The personnel is polite and helpful.
Otherwise bathrooms are really poor with superficial cleaning, wifi accessible only in reception area with very slow connection, restaurant service speed is slow, salt water swimming pool looks like abandoned.
The soundproof of the rooms is also weak.
Overall a very average resort i would not recommend except for a single night if it well located for you.
The standard room was around 6000 INR per night which is at least double an acceptable price for that level.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

By far this is the best hotel of Port Blair. The location is just mind blowing and though its expensive its totally worth the money u put in.
Rooms: I'd suggest u go for sea facing rooms to get the best view of the ocean. The rooms are average with a TV, refrigerator and a decent bathroom, but what makes it sweeter is the balcony which faces the sea.

Food: Breakfast platter is good and prefer the buffet lunch/dinner as it is sumptuous and great.

Places: All places are worth a watch except the Aberdeen bazaar and Viper island
Look forward to: Ross Island and do have a tour on the island with Mrs Anuradha who has befriended all the animals on the island (see her communicate with them-its awesome)

Must see: Havelock island (Munjoh resorts- is the best managed by Mr. Avinash) for snorkelling and scuba diving. I suggest u spend atleast 2 nights here cause this place is out of the world (tour operators normally get u only 1 night here, so do request them for 2N/3D)

Room Tip: Choose the sea facing rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Overall, this is one of the better places to stay at in Port Blair as there are not 5 stars there. Still, value for money is not the greatest. I will list the Pros and Cons below:

Pros:
1. Location, Location, Location: This has been built right on the phoenix bay and the sea side rooms provide an excellent view of the same. You can sit at the balcony of your room in night and read a book with silence all around and only the sound of small waves and breeze.
2. Wood Work in rooms: Rooms give you a feel of a cottage and not of proper hotel rooms. For me, that was a plus point.
3. Breakfast: This is one of the better breakfast that you can get in Port Blair. Please do not expect a Hyatt, Goa types breakfast. As compared to other hotels in Port Blair, this is better. The best part of the breakfast is it's location. Right on top of phoenix bay, overlooking the light house, you have your breakfast, which is refreshing.

Cons:
Tariff: They know that they dont have much competition and they charge you every penny for that. I've stayed in rooms with much better services at lower tariffs. Although rooms furnishings are good because of the wood work, the TV, the cabinet etc are all so old style, something which isn't expect at this tariff of Rs8000 per night.
Washorooms: Lets just put it this way, they need to improve them.

Room Tip: Sea side rooms are the best but they charge you extra for them.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

When you walk into the hotel and all you can see is the brilliant sea, you are really and truly happy. The location is to die for and the view from both nico bar and Mandalay is great..... The lighthouse, mount Harriet, the north bay and it's connection with the twenty rupee note. You just love that... The tiny bit of trivia and a view to die for.
We also appreciated the fact that we were given a sea facing room.
However, the bathrooms are tiny, the pool is uninviting, tours are over priced and f&b leaves a lot to be desired. Also laundry takes forever.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

For the price that it charges Fortune Resort Bay Island is not value for money. We decided to rely on the Fortune brand name and booked our stay here, but the hotel let us down. The staff members are good enough and try their best to please the guests, but the rooms were a real let down. It appeared that the rooms were in urgent need of renovation.
The location of the resort is unbeatable, and with a sea view room you can spend hours doing nothing but simply gazing at the sea. However, if you compare the rooms here to any other Fortune property, you will be grossly disappointed. For example, I stayed at Fortune Metropolitan Jaipur at a room rent less than half of what I was charged here, in a far far better room. Also, the room size is a tad small for the price you pay.
Breakfast was good at the restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed in the hotel with a group for three days, the hotel location is awesome the view from the restaurant is really great. food serving is just average for such a resort, the food quality is ok but very less variety in the menu. Rooms are ok. Shower knob was broken and was not repaired in three days. Room lighting is also very dim and all pale yellow. Looks like the resort was good at some point of time but lost its charm now. Better to stay in sea shells which is next door.

Room Tip: do ask for room with front sea view and not side sea view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marine Hills,Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > South Andaman Island > Port Blair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortune Resort Bay Island 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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