Stayed here a few days on business. The accommodations were sparse but the linens and rooms were clean. If you are looking for a very basic room to stay in this is it. The paint is peeling and you can tell the building has been there a very long time. The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. The food in the restaurant on site is good to very good. Room rates include Breakfast tea/coffee and dinner which is a bargain for the price of the room. Someone unaccustomed to travel in Urban India may be in for a shock considering the area this building is in. Let's just say that not too many will want to go for an evening walk in the neighborhood of the building. It's a little tricky to find the place our Taxis had a hard time locating it. But there were several helpful people around to ask.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YMCA International House and Programme Centre provides accommodation and also serves as a Programme Centre. The services provided are a/c and non a/c rooms with a Modified American plan, which includes early morning tea/coffee, breakfast and dinner after the check in time 1200 hrs. Our cuisine caters to a variety of tastes comprising of Indian, Continental, Chinese and Oriental. The other facilities are flat screen TV, the Internet (WiFi provided complimentarily), seminar facilities at the 5 conference rooms and a quiet room to meditate. The programs currently offered are basketball, skating and badminton coaching. A one-year diploma course in Hotel and Catering Management with In-house training / practical and lectures included. A very recent feature is the sponsorship for cancer affected children for their post-operative care at the St Jude's Care Centre. ... more less