The correct name of this hotel in Ahmedabad is a Radisson Blu Hotel.
This happened last month. We booked a night at this hotel for a very senior director of our company. We went by the brand name. This is a brand new hotel in Ahmedabad.
Boy, were we in for a surprise.
a) The hotel gave us a complimentary early check in. We later realised that perhaps we were the only people staying in the hotel.
b) Location – absolute city centre. It is the only luxury hotel on or near C.G. road.
c) Though the breakfast episode at the hotel was very funny, we ordered dosa, poha and watermelon juice. These things were good. No complaints there.
d) Hotel lobby, restaurant and the room were very clean, as expected.
e) The hotel staff were friendly.
a) We went for breakfast to the coffee shop. The buffet was missing. There was no buffet because most of the rooms were not occupied. The staff told us to order whatever we liked. So we asked for a menu card. Behold, there was no menu card. They did not have a menu card in the coffee shop. One of the staff started to name the food items that they could make for us. We could not contain our laughter (but after that person had left). It reminded us of some road side ‘dhaaba’. We did order, but we never ate at the hotel again.
b) The basement parking was a work in progress. Not what is expected from a good hotel at all.
c) The basement parking entry and exit points (one and the same!), are an accident waiting to happen. No thought has been applied in their design.
d) The lifts, though present, do not work in the basement. One has to walk up to the lobby and then take the lifts.
We were allotted room number 702. Now you would assume that it would be on the seventh floor. But you know what, it was not the case. We went up and down the floors and finally found this room on the ninth floor!! When we spoke to the reception about this, they simply said that this was because the first two floors had conference rooms and business centres. We laughed and laughed at their innocence and the planners’ incompetence.
May be they will sort it out as time passes. But all this was damn funny.
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