The hotel could have done much better if the managerial and service staff were of a little sunny disposition. The hotel looks pleasant enough from inside and out. The elevator is rather small. We preferred taking the spiral staircase. There are sofas at every landing in case you want to rest.
We were a large group – my friend and I were allotted Room 203. Fairly spacious; the window opened on to an old dilapidated building whose structure still contained traces of its once glorious past. The room contained twin beds, bed side stands, a table and two chairs, a luggage rack, a cupboard, but still there was enough room to move around. The bed linen, though clean, was old and frayed. As the hotel provides room service (you can order on intercom), previous guests had left signs of misuse on the menu card; anyway, we didn’t try room service. As I said before, the service staff didn’t seem very friendly; however, we got good service from one named Mahadev.
The bathroom/toilet was middling, usable. The no-slip tiles were a big comfort. Yes, upgrading the infrastructure and better cleaning of the fittings would have earned the hotel more kudos.
The dining hall is located on the terrace; partly alfresco, partly covered; with an adjoining kitchen. The kitchen staff were rather surly and there never seemed to be enough ration stocked – we ordered three portions of ‘jeera aloo’, a fairly simple dish but we were finally served two portions; on inquiry we were told there was not enough potato to go around; if they had at least informed us in advance, we could have ordered something else. But probably it never occurred to them. Others in our group too had similar experience. The hotel’s neighbourhood do not have any dining options, so unless if you’ve already dined before coming to the hotel, you are left with no option but to eat here.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Nila Solapur, Maharashtra