The best part of this hotel is Location (so that should keep the Hiltons happy) It is bang on the beach overlooking the Kolaba Fort. The access allows one to walk on the Promenade and during low tides to walk across to the Fort to see 18th century Ruins and a Siddhi Vinayak Temple.
It is also one of the few hotels on the beach with AC rooms. The Hotel has obviously seen good times and is now well past its prime. The original owner made the hotel with a lot of care (design work on walls, prime chairs in dining hall, Rooms with balconies and views) but it has gone to seed now as the current owners are obviously milking it for location. The pillows tend to be dirty but they do change it on request. The AC work very well.
This is a all vegetarian hotel so only veg fare is served, not even eggs in Breakfast. While the hotel does say it will provide non-veg in rooms by ordering it from nearby hotels, it often does not happen.
But what makes the hotel stand out are the Staff. They are superb. Our requests were always satisfied in a jiffy whether asking for blankets at 11pm at night (A major plus in hotels in india) or a car wash in the morning. It was always done with a smile and they always greeted us with a smile.
For food, it is best you eat outside as there are many options in and around.
We had gone around looking at almost all beach hotels in Alibaug and this one is the best stay available if you are looking for a hotel on the beach.