We were redaching Shirdi Sai Nagar Station at 0350 hrs. and were to return the same evening by 2200 hrs. That implied staying in a hotel for just 16 hrs. or so. Sun N Sand hotel was the only one that accomodated our request for one day billing, because technically all hotels have check -in/-out at 1200 hrs. and were going to charge for two days. This special check-in was confirmed.
Hotel is spick and span. All areas are very clean, smell fresh, with matching clean and fresh linen and towels....The staff is very courteous. Interaction with Amaresh and Neelesh was coordial and both are very professional.
Complimentary breakfast is a good spread - I do not know if the menu caters for Poha, Saboo Dana vada/khichadi - as we found that food was either North Indian or South Indian and Continental. Eating in Little Italiy was a treat. It was a gourmet experience. Simply superb.
Complimentary Swimming Pool, Gym, pool/table-tennis table, Jacuzi and steam-sauna provided that special relaxation. They do have good play ground for children. Though i found that Spa rates are very expensive and they did not have the lady therapist. Moreover, the pick-up and drop from/to railway station (at a mere distance of 2 kms) at the rate of INR 400 is very steep. Personally feel, it could be complimentary, as such they are making N number of trips to Shirdi Shrine
Lastly those of us, who are worried that a Thursday/holiday/week-end pilgrims would mean a couple of hours wait in the queue for Darshan can relax, as this on-line booking for Aarti/Darshan ensures that you are out after a very comfortable darshan in less than half an hour. But before you book that on-line Darshan/Aarti, one has to register.
The URL is https://online.sai.org.in
And personally we would love to stay in this hotel on subsequent visits as it is Value for money.
Om Sai Ram
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Shirdi, where history and spirituality blend seamlessly to offer an unforgettable experience. Sun-n-Sand, Shirdi’s premiere five star hotel is situated at just 5 minutes walk from the Saibaba Temple and is conveniently located, one km away from the railway station. The hotel, built on a five acre plot with beautiful landscaped gardens boasts of new richly renovated 100 guestrooms and 20 serviced apartments. Maintaining the sanctity of the pious city, this five star hotel offers strictly vegetarian fare and has a no alcohol policy. Sun-n-Sand Shirdi houses the city’s only Italian fine dining restaurant, "Little Italy" along with "Checkers," the coffee shop which serves vegetarian buffet meals and features a full service multi-cuisine a la carte menu. It is equipped with a conference room, indoor and outdoor banquet areas and the renowned "Kaona Spa." This five star hotel offers unmatched recreational facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, joggers track, children’ play area, fully equipped games room with pool table, table tennis and various coin operated games. Internet facility is available at extra charges. Sun-n-Sand Shirdi offers complimentary buffet breakfast and free shuttle service to The Saibaba Temple to all its residents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun-n-Sand Hotel Shirdi
- Sun n Sand Shirdi