Stayed here in Jan 2013 with the family.
We had a 2nd floor river view room (almost all rooms are river view). It was very spacious and had a decent sized balcony to sit out and enjoy the scenery. There were all the modcons available like a flat screen TV, aircon, wifi (for a steep price) and cell coverage...if you so require.
The bathroom had some issues with it: the shower glass partition is too small, so water goes everywhere when one showers, and secondly there was a foul smell that came and went from the drain...which we informed the staff about several times but they weren't able to fix the issue, instead blaming it on diapers our 2 yr old had used...this was the one negative experience staff-wise.
The hotel itself is located on the river bank, which makes for a great view and also provides some wildlife viewing from the room balcony itself...a lion came by for a sip of water on one of the days we were there. There are large common areas everywhere, which were quite nice as well...but it was quite cold in the evenings, so we didn't use them much. I didn't see an elevator anywhere, so people that can't climb stairs should opt for a room on the Ground or 1st floor. Our room was on the 2nd floor and the 5-6 daily walks up the steps made for good exercise.
The restaurant had a standard buffet, but the quality of the food was very good. This is something we have had issues with at other Taj hotels recently but the food here was tasty. The cook even cooked up some special food for our 2 yr old. The staff in the resto were also very courteous and helpful. The food is not too pricey...much less price than other Taj's (Vivanta/Taj Palace) we have stayed.
The front desk staff we also very nice, except for one minor issue involving repeated early morning wake up calls for the safari one morning, which were not required.
The pool looked inviting but it was too cold for a dip during our stay.
The hotel also arranged our safaris, a trip to Somnath, and the transport to/from Rajkot airport. These were good, except the car on the way back to airport had no aircon, which made for a hot drive...but again the drivers were courteous and safe.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel and suggest a 3.5 star rating for it. Taking away points for the bathroom smell and the star not doing anything about it.
2nd floor river view rooms are good and spacious...don't need to book a suite. Opt for Ground fl...
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