This hotel bizarrely has a sound dying here on TripAdvisor. Let me tell you why this is misplaced.
Having booked online using the hotels reservation system, which included a down payment, we were met with blank faces at this arrangement, the fact we had paid a deposit, and the entire price of the room, which led to us having to retrieve an email explaining the arrangement.
The same man at the desk was then incredibly pushy about booking a train ticket for us, asking us to go WITH him somewhere to pay a commission of 300RS (150 per person). He sulked when we went elsewhere.
Our room (in the annexe area) involves walking past tied-up goats (and their excrement) daily (have fun in flip flops) to find a room with no hot water (not a problem, but was advertised), a poor water flow and worse of all: windows that don't shut properly, so we were forced to stuff paper and the curtains into the gaps to stop bugs.
Unfortunately decent accommodation is limited in Taj Ganj area, but I am perplexed at the endorsement of Shanti Lodge by here, Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. More
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