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Sinclairs Bay View
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Port Blair
Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is one of the more expensive hotels in Port Blair and is probably a bit overpriced compared to other hotels around Asia.

It's kind of dilapidated grandeur and it does has its charm. The old-fashioned lift is pretty cool and gives you a taste of a bygone era.

The staff are friendly and the restaurant does a pretty good buffet with a good selection of tasty Indian food. The bar is quiet but has a pool table.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view
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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 reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

When a top contributor on TA is willing to support us with such a positive review, we can only be thrilled!!! So kind of you to write and let us know of your satisfaction on so many levels.

I sincerely thank you for taking the time to appreciate us and motivate us to continue delivering quality service to all our customers.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We travelled in January 2014. We stayed here for a night only but loved it for the view it offers. rooms are not that great as per the price but the view from the room is amazing. They should work on better room service. The plus for this hotel is the sea view pool and the spa. Worth staying for a night or 2 here.

Room Tip: Take the deluxe sea view room or the priemiem sea view room.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your short and sweet review of Sinclairs Bayview Port Blair. We are happy that you were satisfied with your holiday.

We apologise for the inconvenience regarding the room service and shall look towards improving this.

Thank you for once again and do return soon.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel has planted coconut trees which are bang in front of your window where the seaview is covered.....I cant fathom this really??!!!Why would they cover up such great view. You can have better view if you are on the top floors so make sure you have them booked and confirmed. Services are very poor.Reception staff are courteous.
There are no room services except buffets. We ordered for some bread toast and milk. They sent sent us 3 pieces of toast for rs 75 plus tax!!! We asked them for a takeaway breakfast at 7 am since our flight was at 9 am. They said they will prepare sandwiches the night before we asked for fruit. First they refused then they gave us some pieces of cake and one apple after making sure to tell us that they were doing us a favour by giving us an apple!!
Food is not tasty. Restaurant staff are inefficient.Cakes were dry and tasteless. Croissant were all damp and soft. Curries were all too oily.Toaster was broken. Juices came out of tetrapacks, so were not fresh.Too many flies
We had got some medicines from chennai since my husband had a cough. when we came in from an outing the medicines were stolen. To make matters worse there are not many doctors nearby. Checkout is at 9 am so be careful when you book your tickets.
Climate is hot and sunny even in winters so make sure you have a working airconditioner in your rooms. Also make sure of keeping mosquito mats

Room Tip: choose rooms on top floor. make sure lift is working since it was broken when we stayed there
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for staying with us at Sinclairs Bayview and for taking the time to review our hotel.

I note from your review that your stay with us at the hotel commenced negatively. I wish to apologise for unpleasant issues referred in your review, in particular your dining experience, hygiene issues and our service quality. This is not the standard that we strive for here at Sinclairs Bayview and even more importantly we did not meet your expectations. I do take your comments on board and appreciate your feedback. We will look into this and ensure that they are adhered to.

It was with great regret that I reviewed your comments. It is never nice to get such negative comments, but to get them when we clearly let our standards drop is particularly disappointing. Our guests have every right to expect a luxurious stay as we pride ourselves on customer comfort.

We hope to welcome you back to Sinclairs Bayview with a hassle free experience, and are sorry for all the inconveniences caused.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was business cum personal trip. It was fantastic to be at Portblair in the month of December. The location was nice, view of my room was sea view, really pleasing to feel. All meals with sea view restaurant and Bar in the hotel. It is costly also, not the budget hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are indeed happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us and that you confirm our tagline of a “good view hotel” located just by the sea! Thank you for appreciating the views from almost every part of the hotel.

We are blessed to be located near the sea, infact we have named the hotel "Bayview" because of this.

Later this year we are renovating the hotel and introducing new facilities, so do return to holiday with us in the near future.

Thanks & Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were there for the new year's eve party. The music was lousy and too loud the array of food offered was quite good but not one of the dishes was tasty ,the desserts also were quite bad specially the cakes. We were really dissapointed. Overall had a bad time. The location is beautiful with a wonderful view on the sea, nice lawn too. the service was not very good

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

While we are proud of our unique location and excellent view, at times the noise of the music while having events do tend to irritate those guests who are not attending, inspite of the sealed glass windows. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

While that we were running at full occupancy back to back this season could have accounted for a little delay in service, however, there is simply no excuse for the behavior that you mention here. We are reviewing F&B order and delivery times and the staff who are inefficient will eventually be replaced.

We hope to provide you with a hassle free experience the next time you return to Sinclairs Bayview.

Thanks & Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Andamans are so beautiful that at least I had no time to think about the hotel as such. Sinclairs could be overrated as per few people but for me at least this place was all fine. No complaints from me and they were very attentive and quick. Just one suggestion friends, "you should start keeping some medical aid with you, at least a proper first aid box."

Room Tip: Try to get rooms as higher as possible in terms of floors with windows opening to the sea. Every mor...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the appreciation of your holiday with us. We are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday and there were no complaints as such.

It is reviews like these that motivate our team at Misty to continue their support and maintain high service standards.

We do keep a first-aid kit in the hotel and if guests ask for one, we provide them with the same.

My sincere gratitude and we look forward to your next visit with friends and relatives soon.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Great people of port Blair ...one one attraction found cellular jail ..just one market Aberdeen ...now heading to havelock island by ferry ticket price 915/ inr. Enjoyed and relax at Sinclair is amazing ...staff is soft and courteous ...but lack of knowledge....u have to drink in room they don't allow drinking at bay side or garden ...they have bar but limited options ...anyways enjoyed a lot...mr osman housekeeping man taking care of us a lot.

Stayed: January 2014
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GM_Sinclairs_Bayview, General Manager at Sinclairs Bay View, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review appreciating service of our team especially Osman, from Housekeeping. We are proud to have him on our team.

We are indeed pleased that you have so obviously enjoyed your holiday at Sinclairs Bayview and we hope you recommend us to friends/family. There could be no better marketing than a truly satisfied guest and we are thrilled that you bothered to write about your experience on TripAdvisor.

Thank you once again and we only stay motivated by your kind gesture. We look forward eagerly to your next holiday with us.

Regards,

Swajib Chatterjee
General Manager - Corporate

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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 33 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range: $133 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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