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Sampath Kumar Veeraraghavan
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Vazco Beach Resort Mangalore
Posted: 3 months ago
5.4
rating
13 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
We three family members (a couple and me) booked a villa in the resort for a night on 15th Feb... .. We three family members (a couple and me) booked a villa in the resort for a night on 15th Feb 2016 and arrived at the resort a little after lunch time and checked in. Though we had already told that we did not require lunch as we failed to see any good vegetarian hotels on our way inside the Mangalore city, we were so hungry and when we sought for some available dishes they could not help us and told just then their kitchen was closed and being located at the South western corner of the city and in a remote area, we were not able to go in search of any other restaurant. We hence requested the resort officials to provide us something vegetarian to eat. They said they could provide us some bread butter jam slices after some time and some pakodas which they could give us after about more than one and half hour. Further, though the villa house was appearing very nice, many of the plug points were observed not working for either charging our exhausted mobiles or fixing the good knight mosquito repellents. No doubt, they gave us the front villa with a direct sea view, we found a few drawbacks like many small ants moving on the kitchen window walls and with no sachets of coffee powder, sugar or sugar free, tea powder kept though the coffee maker was there. They provided perhaps after we demanded. The vegetarian dinner provided in the night was so bad with thick and hard chapatis and a bowl of so called 'rasam'(which was neither a sambar or rasam) with perhaps some good curds and plain rice. Again the next day morning, another shock was that water supply was not there to use for any purpose and literally we had to run to the reception as they were not responding to our mobile calls and after knocking their doors, Mr. Nithin who was the Front office supervisor came running and arranged the needful for supply of water. He also was explaining that all the staff including himself were very much new and were yet to get acquainted with the resort functioning and maintenance. We in fact, checked out of the resort even skipping the free breakfast fearing for its taste or kind based on our previous night dinner experience. Though Mr. Nitin was trying to attend to our needs he was found helpless with the given functional infrastructure. Based on his earlier email communications, we expected a very good hospitality but was not happening in practice. The plus points were: the beautiful beach shore at their opposite premise crossing a small road and their supply of coffee or snacks to the shore. The old man who was supplying us food or coffee, tea was so cordial, respectful and deserves kudos. The other main negative aspect is the absence of intercom facility to call from the villas and we had to call their reception phone no only for any requirement from our mobiles which was very odd after paying an higher tariff and Wi-Fi was missing not only in rooms but also in the reception area where it was told it is available. Overall, the experience was bad for a so called resort and highly reported reviews. May be the reason of our bad experience might be due to the reported inexperienced new staff. Perhaps the villas are very good and will be fine if experienced with many family members in a group and with an improved amenities and staff service. More » « Hide
 
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RNS Guesthouse Murudeshwara
Posted: 3 months ago
5.2
rating
279 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
We, three of our family members stayed for a night on the 14th February, 2016 at this guest house... .. We, three of our family members stayed for a night on the 14th February, 2016 at this guest house and with my almost 12 years back past experience and specifically for the beautiful views surrounding the guest house, I selected this property and booked through Yatra. Com. But we had some bad experiences and perhaps good too. The bad one was- we were given 2 rooms (Room Nos 112-corner room and 113) as I was specific for a corner room which will have 360 degrees panoramic view. As our two other family members were new to the place, I wanted them to stay in that corner room. Due to tiredness, they occupied the room but wanted the bed spreads and the pillows to be changed fresh as they were looking already used. The housekeeping persons though immediately changed the bed spreads they said they were short of fresh pillow covers as they were yet to come from wash as the previous day was weekend and more tourists had come. Our family members immediately went to sleep but failed to observe the complete dampness mark on the most of the roof part especially right upon the beds. We in the late evening after the temple visit, when requested at the reception at least to change that corner room, the counter staff expressed his inability saying that we should have observed the drawback while occupying itself which was a new bad experience for us as we used to be accommodated on such complaining in our earlier trips in different places in the past. Moreover, the main and bathroom doors, cots and even beds were observed very old and obsolete in both the rooms and the beds were hard and not soft ones. In fact, there was some dampness in the other room too which was of course to a small extent unlike the corner room given to us (Room No 112). The dampness must be a great health hazard for any occupants and as such we advised the reception people to avoid allotting that room to any tourists in future. Perhaps, Ms. Salma in the front office and the other housekeeping team members were very fast in attending to their maximum extent in solving our issues to some extent which is perhaps appreciable. But the views of the Arabian Sea at the back and the tallest Shiva idol with the Murudeshwara Temple at it's side in the front and other beautiful statues and idols were very much attractive and especially during the night with great illumination. The sunset view from the RNS premises was an extraordinary one. The officials when replying for our reported shortcomings informed us that as the management is contemplating to demolish this old block and construct a new building complex these issues are not given importance and not attended to as of now. But whatever it is, I suggested that until then such time damaged rooms are not being allotted to the tourists at least (one like Room no 112). Perhaps we are sure that we would like to visit the place again and would prefer to stay in the new premises when the same is done in future as we love Murudeshwar and the RNS premises. Note: In spite of the fact that their already existing new premises of RNS Residency is more comfortable perhaps at a higher cost, we preferred RNS Guest House mainly of our past experience of stay there and its offer of a very beautiful panoramic view of the entire Murudeshwar with the great Arabian Sea view on one side and the gigantic Shiva and other lively statues in the front along with the big Murudeshwara Temple gopuram views. More » « Hide
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Bay15 – A jüSTa Resort Dona Paula
Posted: Jan 20, 2016
6.5
rating
17 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
We a family group of 8 adults and a 6 months infant child had a 4 nights stay at this most... .. We a family group of 8 adults and a 6 months infant child had a 4 nights stay at this most beautiful resort situated right on the shore of the Odxel Beach in the (North) Goa's posh and prime locality of Dona Paula. Really it was an awesome experience at the resort for all of us as everyone enjoyed our stay over there. The crystal clear water of the beach invited us for a frequent visit to its shore on the all the 4 days especially to view the beautiful sunrise and also the sunset scenery. The nice view of the beach at the balcony behind and the pool at front of all our 4 rooms gave us a very refreshing moments on all the days of our stay. We could even collect a variety of sea shells too from that crystal clear beach. We never had such experience of collecting so many varieties of shells. In fact, a small boy was explaining in Hindi that there was a treasure of shells in that beach. The double rooms with wooden built premises, good AC facility, nice king size bed, a mini fridge and coffee maker were really awesome. The small but compact bath glass cabin with 24 hours of running hot water and nice hand and regular showers was an added attraction. The bathroom was also very hygienic with toiletries provided almost every day and with the room being cleaned every day promptly. The front desk/reception staff were so cooperative and saw that our stay was made so comfortable in all respects. Especially, we have to thank Ms. Jayanthi who evinced all interest to her maximum in ensuring the prompt and timely services provided from time to time. The efforts of Mr. Ashish from the front desk also were really appreciable and needs a special mention. It was really awesome to know their involvement in the up keeping of the resort in spite of their joining the organisation quite recently. Their services really gave us a feeling that they might be working with the resort for a longer period but was not true. The travel arrangements including the airport pick up and drop were arranged well before the scheduled times without making us to wait at all. The scenery around the resort inside was beautiful and quite awesome with some additional activities made available for the tourists like archery, shooting, etc. May be that they can add a gym too for those tourists who wish to stay a longer period for rest and recuperation. The crystal clear and clean water in the well maintained swimming pool is also an added attraction, swimming in which was an awesome and enjoyable experience for most of us. The only drawback was the time taken by the restaurant in providing the food ordered which is perhaps quite understandable as they mainly cater to the needs of the tourists who stay there only and not it is open for all walk-in people. The food provided were quite tasty and the services were really awesome right from the chief chef to the serving officials. They were all very polite and prompt. Though they provide free wifi, it gives trouble sometimes to some rooms probably due to some technical issues. But we could enjoy the wifi facility mostly. They provide different user id and passwords for each room. Overall, the stay was really awesome and wonderful for every one of us and probably for our nice cooperative infant child too. He must have also enjoyed the stay. Our hearty thanks to each and every staff member at the resort and kudos to the JUST group for having given us a 'treat' at Goa through the services of Bay15. Keep it up! We recommend to everyone who visit Goa to try this Resort with a very limited number of just 15 rooms and feel very much homely and enjoy their great personal hospitality. We ourselves feel that we will have to make another trip to enjoy the resort hospitality and peaceful stay. Room Tip: Sea view rooms are very nice, especially from 104 to 109. More » « Hide
 
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Mount Pleasant Boutique Resort Kodaikanal
Posted: Sep 22, 2015
6.1
rating
22 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
Me along with my wife and son who came from US planned to stay in this beautiful small 'homely'... .. Me along with my wife and son who came from US planned to stay in this beautiful small 'homely' resort for 2 nights on viewing its great reviews in the popular travel websites. We all the three felt like it was really a boon to stay here with the very personal attention given by its owner Mr A K Najmal in all aspects- right from the accommodation arrangements to dining including our travel requirements at fairly reasonable rates for sightseeing, pick up and drops etc. He personally supervises every requirement of the tourists who stay in the resort so as to ensure their full satisfaction. The staff who are in the resort are also well behaved, very helpful and courteous. The food prepared by their chief Mr Pushparaj were simply great and mouth watering. The 'Prime Suite' room which we three stayed was really a cosy one with a loft room with double bed cot was really a special attraction with wooden staircase. Our son enjoyed his staying on that loft room. Especially our son really enjoyed his stay more than us in peacefully attending his maths work leisurely and in a very calm atmosphere like our home. Perhaps the location of the resort is right down on a very steep lane which will definitely boost up our energy in keeping our health very much fit. The surroundings with berry fruit trees, colourful flower plants and also beautiful birds do make the resort more eco-friendly. The piano of 150 years old is a special antique and the beds in the rooms are reportedly made with feathers and are so soft. Overall our short stay at the Mount Pleasant was so sweet and memorable and it was really a 'home away home' experience for us. We strongly recommend for the tourists who visit Kodaikanal to definitely try for a stay in this small but beautiful resort. Stayed September 2015. More » « Hide
 
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Keys Hotel Kochi (Cochin)
Posted: Sep 22, 2015
5.6
rating
114 People reviewed this Hotel View all reviews
We five male members of our family stayed overnight in this hotel on our way back from... .. We five male members of our family stayed overnight in this hotel on our way back from Sabarimalai darshan. We preferred this hotel as it was on our way while coming from Sabarimalai though far off (about 34 km) from Kochi airport. The front reception counter staff were found very hospitable, helpful and courteous. In general the vegetarian part of food was not having varieties even in buffet breakfast or dinner. The rooms were well maintained and hygienic. Though the toiletries were provided, the dental and shaving kits are reportedly provided on demand only and not kept ready in the rooms. The rooms facing the back waters may be preferable for those who love nature. The hotel is situated a little inside of a highway road. Stayed September 2015, travelled with family members in a group. More » « Hide
 
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