We took the Janshatabdi train to Haridwar but it was 2 hours late. Tired and not ready to roam around, we decided to look for Sachin International Hotel from the station gate. There was no need and it was right upfront. The rickshaws were eager to suggest other hotels (for commission they get) but uttered bad words about this hotel as we stepped in. The peak season just finishing (for new year) the rooms were available, and that too at reasonable rates. We got a nice room (not that we had much choice) and they asked for Rs 700/-. The washroom had a geyser (put on the outside and you had to ask the boys to switch in on). After the wash, we ordered dinner and though the dining hall was just alongside, we preferred to have it in the room itself.
Nothing outstanding about the food, but the convenience made up for the quality. Every room has one windowed-wall, and you can open one of them which opens in the courtyard showcasing the shops & vehicles, that form the ground floor of the hotel.
The hotel has two buildings connected with a long bridge, amply decorated with flower plants and makes a nice area to stand on.
The best thing I found out that the hotel has a standby generator that runs basic facilities like the fan and tubelight. The TV however cannot be switched on while the powercut stays.
The linen and other accessories were okay and usable.
As for Indian standards this hotel is good and do not read much into the reviews by foreigners who may have different ideas.
Situated on the main station road, and since Haridwar is not a big town, access to all tourist places is easy.