The biggest advantage is its nearness to the Golden temple. Its hardly 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
The rooms are smallish, and not naturally ventilated. Our room only had one small (1Ft X 2 ft) window, which opened to a wall (wall was 3 feet away !!!!)
Originally, I was told that a standard air conditioned room will cost 1200 rupees, but on arrival, it was strongly advised to take a executive room for additional 25% prize. I was wondering what would be the difference, and answer was equally educative.
The difference is
1. Executive room will have a non stop A/C even in case of power failure, while a standard room will be our of air-conditioning if there is a power failure.
2. You will get 2 itsy-bitsy packs of chips on house!!!!
Other than these 2 points, all the rooms are same ( I am writing owners words, and not my own)
After looking at the room, It was almost a compulsion to upgrade rather than a choice. As there was no ventilation at all in the room, I could not bare the thought of air conditioner being out for even a second. All this matter sounded as if the owner wanted to get more money from the guest at last moment. This is a bad business practice, and should be stopped by the owners at earliest. In my honest opinion, an uninterrupted air conditioning is a bare necessity for such a place, and it should not be an optional pricey upgrade.
Other than this issue, the place is friendly, and serves delicious food. The breakfast was good.
The place is clean, free of pests (this is really a positive point as it is in the small avenues of old Amritsar, surrounded by very old buildings).
If you are a big group, then parking might be problem, as there is place to park only one car.
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- A Decent Hotel near Golden Temple with 3 star facilities.Your Home away from home in the feet of Shri Guru Ramdass ji. ... more less
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