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Sinclairs Bay View
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Port Blair
New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Official Trip to Andamans”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Sinclairs is not a good choice. The rooms are too old and stinky and housekeeping is too bad especially the toilets need intense cleaning. Apart from the nice scenic view the hotel is in poor conditions. Food is also not good. We were served cold food, just prepared as per our order and kept aside to be served as it is whenever you arrive in the dining hall. Restaurant was full of cockroaches. Bar is just a hall with chairs

The Hotel staff behavior towards the customers is rather cold; there is no sense of welcome or even a smile, seems very unprofessional.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with colleagues.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Sinclairs Bayview on Tripadvisor.

I am very disappointed to hear that your experience when staying with us was not a positive one. Please accept my sincere apologies for the shortcoming in service which you experienced. I assure you that I have already taken action on this issue.

We wish to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused regarding the cockroaches. I will investigate the matter fully and highlight the issues you raised with the restaurant manager and the entire housekeeping team.

We're so disheartened to hear of your disappointing experience with our food standards. With the remodel of the restaurant and bar, we have worked to ensure good food is consistently served. Please accept my sincere apologies regarding the cold food, and rest assured that we will be investigating the situation fully and speaking with our culinary team.

We hope that you will consider visiting again and allow us the opportunity to serve you a quality meal that is our standard. Again, we're so sorry you were disappointed.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed in a very nice, premier-category room on the 4th floor for 3 nights. There were 3 of us in the room but there was ample space to move about. After returning from Havelock we stayed 2 nights in a deluxe room, which turned out to be disappointing: it certainly needed some repairs.

What I liked was that both rooms had split a.c.s and electronic safes. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Wi-fi signal is available only in the lobby. The hangers in the cupboards should have been of better quality. Range of tv channels is limited and transmission is not very clear, so take along books to read.

You can hail autorikshaws from outside the hotel to travel to different places in the town; they charge Rs 30-40. The main market, Aberdeen Bazaar, is just 10 minutes or so from the hotel by autorikshaw. Prepaid taxi from the airport is Rs 120, much less than what the hotel charges.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel is delicious. We did not have lunch or dinner at the hotel but we did eat a few plates of very nice fish fingers.

Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel.

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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Sinclairs Bayview. It is fabulous to hear you had an enjoyable stay at Sinclairs Bayview.

Thank you for your kind remarks regarding our staff. We rely on our team to warmly welcome all of our guests to the hotel, and feel they do a brilliant job of this. We’re thrilled you enjoyed the rooms with the facilities. It’s a delight to know you also enjoyed your breakfast and found the food impressive.

We hope that you will also have the opportunity to make use of our Spa facilities when you visit the hotel in the future.

I would like to offer my apologies that you were disturbed by the unclear transmission of the TV. Please know that I have passed your feedback on to our management team, and we will look into a solution.

Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to your next visit.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights here. It is a very short drive from the airport. The view was excellent. The staff was nice and helpful. Food quality and taste was very good. The candle light dinner in the open air with sea breeze flowing is cherry on the top, which they arranged for us even after the booking was full.

Room Tip: Room with the bay view. Second window in Valentine room does not offer much.
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your fantastic review, and for choosing to stay with us recently at Sinclairs Bayview.

From beginning to end it was an absolute delight to read through your comments. I am thrilled that you were so pleased with your visit and impressed by our staff. It is wonderful when our team is given kind recognition, I shall be sure to pass your comments to everyone, they will be glad to hear you had such a lovely time with us.

I very much hope that we helped to make it a very special holiday for you and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sinclairs Bayview again in the near future.

Warmest regards,

Rajesh Venkatraman
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Because of the timings of the ferry to Havelock, we stayed here on the way to Havelock and on the way back. Both times the arrangements were faultless and everything ran very smoothly. Some of the rooms are being refurbished and need to be as they are looking tired. They are spacious and comfortable though and the aircon works!

Strangely you can only drink alcohol in the bar itself - not in the restaurant or on the bar terrace. Their tandoori chicken is really good.

The wifi only works in the reception area and is still very weak, but at least they have it!

The gardens are lovingly cared for and are fantastic. The views of the sea are very good.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. It was a delight to hear that the arrangements were faultless and everything went off smoothly.

Our hotel has already undergone a few changes, and the remaining rooms are planning to get renovated at the end of the year.

We are working on the wi-fi issues and these shall be resolved soon.

We hope to welcome you back to Sinclairs Bayview in the future, with a even more positive experience.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed at Sinclair's for 7 nights from 20th of May to 27th of May.

The experience began from the airport itself where the Car from the hotel was waiting for us. It was drizzling and the chauffeur was kind enough to promptly offer us an umbrella and usher us into the car. The drive to the hotel was smooth and finished within fifteen minutes.

We were swiftly escorted to the reception and were welcomed with a refreshing drink, while our bags were unloaded from the car. The check-in formalities were completed and we were escorted to our room on the 3rd floor.

The room itself was very spacious and had a wonderful view of the sea. The staff was very helpful and well versed in their jobs. The bathroom was clean and well maintained.

The place is centrally located and most places of interest are very close. The hotel will be more than happy to help you with getting tickets on Makkruzz to go to havelock island and back to Port Blair.

The hotel itself offers a wonderful array of food options, though room service is not available 24 hrs. The hotel offers Lunch & Dinner buffet as well as Ala-Carte. There are some stand alone restaurants that you would like to visit in then city,but there is plenty of options in the hotel itself.

We will definitely like to go back to stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea, Corner rooms are bigger and have an excellent view of the Sea.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your sincere appreciation of the service and facilities at Sinclairs Bayview.

We take extreme pride in our hotel and strive hard to make each holiday with us a memorable one, so such reviews make our effort worthwhile and motivate us to work harder.

Do return with your dear and near ones next season when we introduce new additional services and more guest amenities.

We eagerly look forward to your visit.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate
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kolkata
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Thanks to all staff at sinclairs for making our stay very comfortable.The package was well arranged,Everything went on schedule.Hotel was centrally located .Rooms were spacious,sea viewing and well serviced,Food was good,Pool was small but well maintained.

Room Tip: All rooms are see facing.Rooms in the main block are particularly good.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Glad to note that your stay with us far exceeded your expectations. Sinclairs Bayview sincerely tries to make every guest holiday a special one.

We truly appreciate your taking the time to review us and to recommend our excellent location, food and guest entertainment facilities.

Thank you once again and do return soon to Sinclairs Bayview for yet another memorable holiday!

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed for a night on our recent vacation to Andamans at this hotel. It is very conveniently located about 5 Kms from Veer Savarkar Airport. The prepaid booth at the airport charges Rs.120 only for transfer, prefer that, to taxis standing outside the airport or hotel transfer (if it is not complementary). Check in was smooth, however, the welcome drink can be locally available coconut water in place of extra sweet packaged juice. This is what city parched throats look for when they visit Andamans. The rooms are spread over multiple floor offering scenic view of the sea. Elevators are old and noise making. Rooms are big and tidy but bear sign of dampness. Washroom was clean but basic, city dwellers used to luxurious arrangements would be dis-appointed. We reached hotel at about 3:00 PM and when we went to restaurant to order something to eat, we were informed that the restaurant was closed for lunch. Hence we could order only sandwiches, pakora and tea. We did that but were dis-appointed with the quality and price. Evening we spent visiting Port Blair city and early morning we had our Mkkruzz to Havelock Islands. The hotel arranged us packed breakfast but I would rate it pathetic as it was plain bread with butter and jam (not fresh) with packaged tetra juice, we are used to better pack breakfast when we compare with the price we paid, for the same. We also left one of our luggage behind, which hotel courteously accepted to be kept in their clock room, till we come back from Havelock.

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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Sinclairs Bayview on Trip Advisor.

I am delighted to know that you found our serving staff to be obliging on your recent visit, and I will be certain to pass on your kind praise to them.

However, I am quite disappointed to note that your experience of our rooms and packed breakfast was not to your satisfaction. I would like to apologise most sincerely for any distress caused to you. At Sinclairs Bayview, we continuously strive to exceed all our guests’ expectations on a daily basis, and I am very sorry to learn that we have not succeeded in this instance.

The policy of our Resort is that lunch is available only at a fixed time, but guests can always order snacks and drinks. Our room service menu is also quite varied, and is always available.

I would like to assure you that I am very grateful for your helpful feedback, as it highlights the areas where we can improve the standard of our services.

I hope that you will afford us an opportunity to redress this recent negative impression and that you shall return to us in the near future.

Best Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate
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Property: Sinclairs Bay View
Address: South Point, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744104, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > South Andaman Island > Port Blair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sinclairs Bay View 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the Bay of Bengal, Sinclairs Bayview is Port Blair's only hotel to offer a spectacular ocean view from most of its rooms, as it blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The hotel offers 43 rooms and 3 suites, built in a series of levels, split against a sloping hillside overlooking the sea. All the rooms are equipped with cable TVs, direct dial STD telephones and modern facilities. Aesthetically designed, the rooms are refreshingly uncluttered and functional. The hotel has a lovely seaside garden restaurant, The Bayview, with an extended garden deck where guests can enjoy multi-cuisine fare. The Alto Espirito Spanish Bar with its elegant interiors and tempting selection of cocktails and snacks is best visited in the evenings. Guests can listen to soft music while enjoying a game of pool here. The freshwater outdoor swimming pool is open all year round. With a stunning view of the sea, it offers a tranquil experience. The 1,600 sq. feet Wood House is the hotel’s beautiful conference venue opening out to a lovely garden and overlooking the blue sea. ... more   less 
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