This was one of our many impromptu holidays. Choice of hotel was simple - any hotel with a great view. Having stayed at the Evershine Keys Hotel last time which didn't offer any view, we decided on Hotel Gautam. We didn't regret the choice for the view was just amazing. We checked-in on a Friday and the place was surprisingly well occupied and looked cheerful. Rooms in the newly renovated wing (garden facing rooms) are chic and well appointed. However, the bed in our room was very disappointing. It was so hard that I am prompted to rank the lowest on 'sleep quality'. Service is good and staff is friendly. Warning!! This is a PURE VEG hotel. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel during our stay. Dinner was alright and the breakfast was a simple affair for a what they had charged us on food. The hotel has a pool but can be maintained much better. The garden area is maintained well minus the plastic furniture which is a show-spoiler. There is no in room dining facility and no a-la-cart menu. Overall it was a pleasant stay.