I made this reservation on the fly just before boarding the plane to Ahmedabad. On arrival I was relieved to see that this hotel had a booth. A very helpful person called the hotel and arranged a car to pick us up from the airport and in about 15 minutes we were on the way to the hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located in the center of the city and it took us about 30 minutes to get there from the airport. The welcome at the front desk was very warm and the manager came out of the office to welcome us personally. He also asked us if we would be returning to the city frequently and promised us a corporate deal if we return. Since the room was booked through a website, he could not offer a cheaper rate but did upgrade the room.
The room was small but neat and clean. The bathroom was also clean and water pressure was excellent. Room service was brisk and efficient and they were eager to please. I had a follow up call asking if I enjoyed the meal. I did. They also have a 24/7 café and I had breakfast which was included in the room rate. It was a modest buffet with eggs to order. They also made some Indian food to order. The buffet while not expansive was more than adequate. Service at the restaurant was also brisk, efficient and friendly.
The front desk was happy to arrange a car and driver for us. This was done with minimum notice and they made sure we had the same English speaking driver the next day. The driver gave us a mini guided tour on the way to our meeting and took my colleague for a sightseeing tour after our meetings had ended.
Checkout was a breeze and the front desk staff asked us if we enjoyed our stay and they wanted my feedback about things that could be improved. They seemed to genuinely care about their guests.
If you want to stay in a hotel with a reasonable tariff this is a great choice. I plan on returning and staying here..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Metropole hotel is a 4 star business boutique hotel standing tall as an oasis of calm in the midst of the bustling metropolis. Located a minutes walk from Gandhi Ashram and very close to the banks of the historically significant Sabarmati river and about 5 kms distance from the Ahmedabad International airport, the hotel is a short distance from the business thourough fare of Ashram Road and has easy access to the business and shopping districts of the city. A much preferred choice of stay for visitors to Ahmedabad as the Metropole hotel offers a truly international experience yet with a uniquely Indian hospitality touch in an environment of trade globalization and growing foreign investment. The Metropole is flush with the influences of the latest in international hospitality design trends to render each floor differently. Whilst taking the needs of the businessman at heart we ensure stylishly clean, well designed and immensely comfortable living spaces. With 70 spacious and luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, The Metropole offers a contemporary international experience along uniquely modern lines. All rooms are equipped with Minibars, Teledex telephones, Ving Card Door Locks, in room Digital Safes and LCD televisions. The hotel offers 24 hour room service, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Business Centre, Fitness Centre, Currency Exchange, Doctor on Call, Laundry and Dry Cleaning services, Complimentary Airport Transfers, Valet Parking & Travel Services.It also houses 3 Dining Options inhouse :-"24/7 All Day Dining" (Coffee Shop) :- Located at the Lobby Level Serves a variety of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Light Snacks,Maincourses and Combo Meals. Being a Coffee Shop we have Buffet spread over for Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner open for Inhouse room guests as well as Walk in guests. We have inhouse specialties in coffee shop such as Kathi Rolls,Sandwiches and Won tons."Purple Lotus" (Awadhi Cuisine Fine Dine) :- We serve a varietly of Indian Clay Oven (Tandoor) Specialaties such as Kebabs,Biryanis and Mocktails.Operational for Dinner."Valentine" (Pastry Outlet) :- The 24/7 Pastry Outlet serving a variety of Desserts and exotics for feasting the sweet tooth. ... more less
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