We got an opportunity to stay at this amazing hotel earlier this month when Jaipur's weather was just right, not too hot and not too cold either. The hotel just added cherry to the cake by making our stay memorable. Staff is polite, warm and hospitable. Hotel is clean and serene. Buffet breakfast was the most lavish I've seen. There was a section for soaked almonds, nuts, sprouts and beans for protein freaks. Then there was cold breakfast section that had sweet lassi and namkeen lassi, fresh cut fruits, salad, cheese and raw paneer. Then there was a section for croissants, 2-3 different kinds of breads and buns. Then there was hot breakfast section which had further Continental, North Indian and South Indian breakfast. Accompanying that there were containers of fresh juice(mainly watermelon and mix fruit juice). Next to that was 3 different kinds of cereals with a choice of hot and cold milk and if this was not enough there were live counters making omlette, pan-cakes and waffles on request. Masala chai and coffee was on request too. Hot fare in the menu was changed daily and not a single day we were disappointed. We enjoyed our breakfast all three days.
Hotel in itself complies to all the standards a four star should. There were basic things like sewing kit and safety pins in the room and paper napkins & ear buds in the bathroom and then there were advanced amenities like iron and ironing board and a very spacious closet. Many hotels don't provide paper napkins after they've provided hand towels but they did. Queen bed in the room was very comfortable. Towels were changed daily and the body wash, shampoo and lotion provided were of good quality and not some cheap stuff purchased in bulk. Only complain I had in this front was room service did not replenish the stock on daily basis. After first day, we had to specifically ask each day for body wash and shampoo. They should either increase the quantity or supply it on daily basis. Another complaint I had and that is something I noticed in all Indian hotels is that people don't change the bed-sheet daily. They just make the bed and go. If not daily, they should at-least change the bed-sheet every alternate day.
Other problems we came across were AC not functioning properly. Temperature control was not functioning at all and we had to call an engineer two nights in a row so that we could sleep peacefully. Bathroom got choked easily as there was no slope for water to go so it would just stand. On third day of our stay, even tap started leaking. But I guess these were the problems only in our room because my husband had a colleague of his and his wife staying in the adjacent room and they didn't face any such problem.
Overall the hotel was just great. Rooftop swimming pool was adorable. But all the brownie points go to hotel's location. What location! There was plenty of public transport available. There were two malls nearby and Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Baskin Robbins, Cafe Coffee Day, everything in the vicinity. There was even a Big Bazar close by which was a real bliss as we did not want to use anything from hotel's mini bar. We did order for a pasta though from hotel's kitchen one day and boy,oh boy, was I surprised. It tasted like heaven. We did not expect a hotel in Jaipur to get an Italian dish so right but we were wrong :)
I'd recommend this hotel to everyone who is coming to Jaipur and wants to experience luxury in budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the historical pink city (Jaipur)Fortune Select Metropolitan is a paragon of modernity and comfort. Just 10 kms from the airport and 2 kms from the railway station, the hotel has easy access to all local attractions and commercial areas. The hotel is fully equipped with all amenities catering to the needs of both the business and leisure traveler. Fortune Select Metropolitan reflects a new vision and a standard of hospitality. It is characterized by a discreet service and modern architecture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fortune Select Metropolitan Hotel Jaipur