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“Absolutely Rubbish”
Review of Hotel 42 Amritsar

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Hotel 42 Amritsar
Ranked #106 of 114 Hotels in Amritsar
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Just walked into this hotel in the afternoon without having done any research as the regular hotel at Amritsar was sold out. The hotel is located right on the mall road & is at an acceptable distance from the pillars of Amritsar, namely the food joints ( the kulcha wala, the puri longi wala, makhan fish, beera chicken etc). Opted to stay at this property as it was conviniently located for the work that I had at Amritsar. The rooms are wonderfully done & are quite clean & presentable but then thats just it. The service of the hotel is pathetic & even the attitude of the staff is quite rude at times. On the day of check in at about 3:00 P.M. I enquired from the room service if I could get food. The same was answered in the affirmative stating that chilly chicken & chowmein could be done up in 20 minutes. As I was famished I ordered the same, however the same did not come until 4:15 P.M. when I reminded the room service guy of the order. The reply received was a simple & curt not available. The routine was repeated at dinner time when the calls to the room service was transferred to a large number of people who seemed that they were just not willing to serve. However the worst was reserved for the breakfast when the service was in a total mess & everyone was shouting at the waiters as even tea could not be served by them for 45 minutes. Thus to sum up you should be prepared to go hungry if you do not want to venture out for food as the reply from the room service is " bread is not available" Tandoor is not working" & similar other excuses.
The hotel has a parking at its basement which require quite a bit of driving skill as it is very steep & has a pillar right at the end. You just cant expect vallet service & infact even the shutter of the basement shall have to be opened by you when you want to drive out.
The toileteries in the bathroom was extremely basic...just 2 mysore sandal soap.
The check out too was quite a hassle as I was promised a net rate at the time of check in but then I found that luxury tax & service tax has been added to the promised tariff. The hotel also charged a retention money of half the tariff for a late check out at 2 P.M. when the entire hotel was empty.
Thus had a pretty bad experience although to be fair to the hotel the rooms are done up nice but then one feels hungry & requires basic services even in the most beautiful of places.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed at Hotel 42 on our first visit to Amritsar, and there are absolutely no regrets whatsoever. The hotel is located on a posh street and near to the shopping destinations of the city. It is just slightly far from the Golden Temple, but not too much.

The hotel's owner Mr. Sahil Pawa is a thorough gentleman who not only welcomed us personally, but also ensured that our stay and room were well taken care of. Staff of the hotel is helpful and even sourced an auto for us to be taken to the railway station!

We did not have the food here, but from what I have heard, their paranthas are definitely delicious. I would surely recommend this hotel for the budget traveller to Amritsar. Despite the VFM proposition, the hotel maintains top-class quality. Their rooms and esp. beds were quite comfortable. I would definitely stay here on my next visit to the city!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

I was there with my family on 14 & 15 th august with jeet travels I and I dont regret a bit for it rooms are good ,spacier and bright with clean rest rooms location is good and staff is quite helpfull and only drawback in this hotel is breakfast starts late after 8.30-9 so if you are early riser you need to make your own arrangements.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank chiragm1
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

I was there at the hotel on krishna janmanstami day on 22nd aug and stayed here for 1 night as suggested by Jeet Travels,Amritsar.Good Deal but Liitle bit on the higher tarriff as compared to other hotels.Persons at reception as great people.
Cosy rooms with good ambience and furnishing.Many of the room lights bulbs were fused. Bathroom basin & shower pipeline was choked & water accumulated soon which was filthy.
Very Bad Room Service though as i asked for drinking water at night and got it next morning after repeated calls. Service boy didn't even bothered to say "Sorry" even.

Located around 3 kms from golden temple & jallianwala bagh but a good area for shoppers. Complimentary basic buffet breakfast included.
OVERALL A GOOD HOTEL....

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DEEPAK S
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

I Had initially booked my accommodation with another hotel in Amritsar but later changed to this hotel on advice of some local person in Amritsar. I really thank him for suggesting this wonderful Hotel. This hotel is located on the Mall Road in Amritsar. It is slightly away from the Golden temple. But then the advantage of this is that the hotel is quite calm.

Overall the hotel is excellent. It is newly built and was just around 5 months old when I Had travelled. The interiors of the hotel are quite decent. The room I Stayed in was on the first floor and was quite spacious. The hotel staff I believe are well trained. They were very hospitable. I mean i did not need or get any spectacular service but small words before checkout like "It was our pleasure to have you here" is what made a difference.

The only drawback of the hotel was that the food in the hotel is very very expensive. But then in Amritsar you really don't want to have food in the Hotel Do you?. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Amritsar.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank TaintedBlue
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Reviewed November 20, 2010

Yesterday we guys were at this place to check out the much awaited hotel 42 . It was a great experience located at a prime place just next to the shopping hub of the city
It is very near from airport, railway station and Golden Temple

The hotel has a great interior and rooms have been designed to give you a nice sleep , though not a big place but still nice to stay at .

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank Capt_Singh
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Reviewed January 19, 2012
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ILelli
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Address: 42 Mall Road | Opp.k.f.c. Yes Bank Building, Amritsar 143001, India
Location: India > Punjab > Amritsar District > Amritsar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 114 Hotels in Amritsar
Price Range: $28 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel 42 Amritsar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel 42 Amritsar is newly built luxury Hotel in Amritsar which is located at Posh Mall Road, The Shopping Hub of the Amritsar. Hotel 42 Amritsar is the most exclusive address, now a world of luxury, elegance & gracious efficiency. Amritsar Airport, Railway Station, Bus Stand and Golden Temple in Amritsar are just minutes away from the hotel. The accommodation consists of deluxe and super deluxe rooms refurbished recently with a designer's touch, spacious lounge, travel desk, most modern amenities like cable color television (24 hours international channels), private bath and shower, direct dialing, working desk etc. ... more   less 
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