This hotel was booked by my office during my visit to Guwahati in November 2011. The structure of the hotel is quite imposing and maintenance of the exterior is also up to the mark. As you enter the hotel you will find that the lobby is also quite impressive. Check in was smooth.
The rooms are nothing much to write about, just like normal business hotels, not too large nor too small. Decor was also OK but they have a CRT TV which is a bit old fashioned.
Now the strangest part. Complimentary breakfast buffet is usually available in the restaurant but one day the authorities rented out the restaurant for some function and when I went there for breakfast I was told to have it in my room. I wasted 40 mins for my breakfast to arrive and was late for office that day. The hotel authorities could have informed guests in advance to order breakfast from room service thereby saving a great deal of time.
The menu card given in the rooms is not updated with the current rates and prices. I had ordered ice cream which was mentioned as INR 75, but when the bill arrived it was charged at INR 150. When I pointed this out someone came and told me that earlier they used to serve the Amul brand but now they had upgraded to Baskin Robbins as per MDs wish, hence the change in rates. The same person took away the menu card and returned it after some time where I found that the price had been manually altered to INR 150.
If you have a choice search for a few other hotels as I believe that for INR 2000+ per day, there are far better options available in Guwahati.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the Northeast , maintaining high standard of hygiene , refreshment and well appointed 42 rooms and suits in the heart of city and near to official minutes from Railway station this contemporary yet comfortable central Guwahati will serve as your gateway to the capital’s best . Following a substantial investment, our modern and bright lobby and corporate rooms afford premier accommodation to the experienced business traveler, while our enviable location near world-famous culture and architectural landmarks will delight our leisure guests. Our great Pragati Manor hotel accommodation gives you everything you need under one roof affordable guestrooms , excellent restaurants , and flexible conference facilities all come together in one unbeatable location. ... more less