My husband, his parents, and I traveled India for 2 weeks. We stayed 3 nights at The Central Court and this was by far the worst hotel we stayed at.
After a long trip from L.A. to Hyderabad we couldn't wait to get to the hotel and go to sleep. We arrived to a pleasant lobby at 2 AM and experienced an efficient check-in, which was must appreciated. Then began the downward spiral. When we got to our 1st room it was awful. The room was filled with a strong bug spray (the industrial strength kind) odor and the bathroom was filthy. The overall condition of the room was so bad, we opted to sleep on top of the covers with our clothes on. After finally falling asleep, a few short hours later we were woken by the noise of traffic. I got up to look out the window and saw our room faced a major road.
Since I couldn't take the smell of the room any longer and was too scared to shower, I walked down to my in-laws room (at the other end of the hotel) to see if they had a better night. Nope. They couldn't sleep either because they were in the last room in the hallway which shared a common wall to the stairwell, which they heard banging the entire night. The most interesting part of this morning...as I was walking to my in-laws room a cleaning crew was in another room with the door open. I peeked in to see what it looked like and was immaculate (or so it seemed at the time). I was wondering why, since the hotel wasn't full (but some sections were under construction) why the receptionists put us in these dumps. I called the front desk and asked to be switched. Of course I got the "it's not possible right now, but we'll see what we can do." I told my in-laws and they went downstairs and took care of the situation. After some negotiating, 2 new rooms...Problem solved or so we thought. The new rooms, beautiful on the surface (totally redone), still had the bug spray smell, had bugs (I killed at least 12), and the backside of the bathroom door still displayed signs of the old funk. While trying to find the source of all the bugs, my husband opened the closest and there were about a dozen or so more.
The positive elements of the hotel: Breakfast is included with the price (highly recommend the coffee), reasonable rates (however cleanliness is compromised), but for about the same amount I think you can get a room at Hotel Golkanda. We drove by the Golkanda (but didn't go in) and it looked nice. More secluded, but still convenient, and looked well maintained. Nice bowl of water in flowers in the lobby.
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