First and foremost, it's not a hotel, one may call it a guest house but it's a serious let down for travellers who are looking for some kind of luxuries with star facilities.
Why Govardhan Tourist Complex: Its right at the footstep of the only attraction in the town, the Buland Darwaza- Jodhabai Palace complex,
The Owners are very warm and ensure every effort to make you feel home, we especially loved the gesture when an indian preparation was served during the dinner complimentary which was prepared by the owner himself.
It has a nicely done small lawn right in front of the rooms,
But the best what i liked was the fact that the owner, Mr Saurabh Garg was waiting at the main entrance while we were getting late in the night on our way to the place from Jaipur, I got delighted to see a small boy handling over a red rose as soon as we entered the premises, I simply loved it.
The staff is courteous, and ask for the meals on their own, never witnessed even a single incidence of any misbehaviour with us or any other guests during our stay.
Food is just palatable but as you don't have any other options in the town, you better have them here only.
Rooms are clean, and the one given to us was moderately big, and i liked the fact that it already had an extra bed as i had requested before we checked in.
Property seems to be safe, though it remains open most of the time from the front.
On the minus side, The place has a Bad electricity setup, whether it is Power back up, or the electricity fittings.
I stayed here for two nights, we all were extremely tired after a long trip, and boy, i had bad sleep on both the nights. The Power keeps coming and going which i can easily identify with because i share the same state with Sikri, but there are NO inverter connections to the fans, you will literally wake up due to heat and will have to walk down to the reception, wake up the guy there and ask him to start the generator, the same night it happened one more time when the boy at the reception told that due to the long run of generator he had to turn it off, fortunately the power supply appeared and we could sleep thereafter.
While on the first night, the ceiling fan was sounding horribly which was fixed the next morning after complaint, only for the new issue to let in the following night :)
My washroom didn't have an inverter connection either, imagine the lady who is taking bath gets a sudden light off and an absolutely dark washroom,,,,,,,,, There is no exhaust in the washroom and the exhaust set on the window of the room was nonfunctional, we had to keep the windows open to let the fresh air come in. Immediately after a 5 Star stay in Jaipur, it was probably a little too much for us.
Nevertheless if the problems related to the power are sorted out, the place is friendly and homely.
The Ceiling Starry night and the candle light dinner were cute.
Overall 3 stars for the place , a half for the owner's efforts and a Heart for Saurabh :)
Travellers Watch out : The guides take you to a place in The Dargah where Sheets are sold that are offered to the saint's Shrine, I wonder if these guides have a share in what you pay to those sellers.
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- Hotel Goverdhan Tourist Complex, Fatehpur Sikri is situated in the heart of Fatehpur Sikri and with in the close proximity of monuments, bus stand, railway station and other touristic spots. ... more less
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