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“A very large and expensive sauna”

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WelcomHotel Grand Bay
Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Visakhapatnam
Certificate of Excellence
Jeypore, India
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A very large and expensive sauna”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

After a great stay during our earlier vacations we decided to check-in again at this hotel last week for a vacation. I was rudely shocked that the air-conditioning did not work in the lobby, restaurants and in the rooms.

I was sweating in the rooms with the thermostat for the AC kept at 15 degree centigrade.

This hotel has a serious design flaw that does not allow the AC to cool the hotel or they have a major break down in the AC plant. Either case they should not be keeping the hotel open with AC not working.

Vizag is a very humid city like any city on the beach and this non functioning AC in the hotel was not helping at all.

I must confess that the hospitality was great, but sweating on the outside and also in the hotel negated all the good hospitality.

I would never stay there until they fix the AC issue.... I would recommend that you call and check status before booking in there....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for sharing your experience with us.

We apologize for not having met your expectations on the point highlighted and assure you that we have already initiated corrective steps to ensure these are not repeated.

Thanking you once again for your valuable feedback We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality.

Regards

Samir Pandita
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2014

My stay at the hotel was a good experience. Though the hotel is not exactly on the beach, however, you can get fair amount of sea view. The food and room were good. RK beach is just 500m away and morning walk on the beach is very refreshing. I was part of 40 member group staying in the hotel. We requested for A/C bus and the same was provided very next day at reasonable cost. However, service breakdown for large group was observed. The room service such as pressing requirements, laundry, baggage service etc. could not cope up to the large group which may be noted by the management and may be remedied.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for sharing your experience with us.

We apologize for not having met your expectations on the point highlighted and assure you that we have already initiated corrective steps to ensure these are not repeated.

Thanking you once again for your valuable feedback We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality.

Regards

Samir Pandita
General Manager
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Kolkata
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel after looking at and rejecting a few other hotels recently on the second week of April, 2014.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It was very comfortable. The rooms and the service were impeccable Every member of the staff was very courteous and responsive to my requests..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience. We are happy to learn that your stay with us was enjoyable and memorable. Your appreciation is what encourages and motivates us in making every moment a "WOW" experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality. your home in the “City of Destiny.”

Samir Pandita
General Manager
WelcomHotel Grand Bay
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have been traveling to Vizag City for a long time and I stay for a week to 2 week at a time. This time I chose WelcomHotel Grand Bay. I am well satisfied with the Hotel. This hotel has a the feel of a European style hotels. The entire staff are very professional and courteous. They are very helpful. The Bed is awesome!!! They provide various kinds of pillows based on your preference. They keep the room clean all the time and in the night they come by and fix the room again and provide special Sleep napkin...you must try it! Good Shower with hot water.

Food is great for foreign travelers...I recommend giving more choices for foreign travelers with less spicy. Also, giving more options on the buffet menu and changing them daily. But, If you ask the Chef is very happy to make anything you want.

I gave 4 stars because of their WiFi Policy. As a business traveler, I am looking for FREE Wifi. I really wish they make it free rather than charging a fee and all kinds of taxes on top of it.

The beach is couple of blocks away and you can see it from your room. Lots of shops near by. Very quiet and comfortable than staying in the city. If you haven't stayed here you should give a try.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Abraham T
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for appreciating the hotel, its location, the view, the ambience, and our staff!!
Your review has been shared with the entire team, for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration.

Thank you indeed for the review!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality

Regards

Samir Pandita
General Manager
WelcomHotel Grand Bay
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Need to improve in the upgradation of room facility. At ITC MARATHA or Sonar Bangla we dont get such small rooms. Also I am yet to receive my membership card which I have asked for a 6 months before & do get sms & mails basis the membership number.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Nilanjana M
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Hyderabad, India
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have been Staying in Grandbay Vizag for the last 8 months and have visited almost 15 times and 28 nights. The stay is awesome and the welcome experience, Service and comfort are awesome and priceless.
in simple words it is the feeling that you are not missing your Home..

Room Tip: Dont choose options as every room gives you similar experience and you get it as you feel it.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are happy to learn that your stay with us was enjoyable and memorable. Your appreciation is what encourages and motivates us in making every moment a "WOW" experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality. your home in the “City of Destiny.”

Warm Regards

Samir Pandita
General Manager
WelcomHotel Grand Bay
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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Rate this hotel as one of the best providing best quality services. Rooms are always well made. Food provided is of high quality. The location is one of the best. You always feel at home and the same time spend the value time.

Room Tip: "It should be sea facing room,"
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Vipul0304
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WHGrandBAy, General Manager at WelcomHotel Grand Bay, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for appreciating the hotel, its location, the view and the ambience.
Your review has been shared with the entire team, for whom it has been a tremendous source of inspiration.

Thank you indeed for the review
We look forward to welcoming you back to the warmth and indigenous hospitality.

Regards

Samir Pandita
General Manager
WelcomHotel Grand Bay
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Property: WelcomHotel Grand Bay
Address: Novroji Road, Visakhapatnam 530002, India
Location: India > Andhra Pradesh > Visakhapatnam District > Visakhapatnam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Visakhapatnam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — WelcomHotel Grand Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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