In four-star hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
All rooms (100%) should have Air-Conditioners.
Suites - minimum 2% of room block with a minimum of 1.
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 36 square feet.
Some rooms should have bathtubs.
Hair Dryers should be available in rooms.
Safe keeping should be available in rooms.
Minibar / Fridge is mandatory in rooms.
Heating and cooling to be provided in public areas and temperature should be between
20 to 28 degree celsius.
Grade A cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant cum coffee shop open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., one speciality restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Grade B cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 24 hr room service.
Note: The Ministry of Tourism may review and revise the cities falling under the Grade 'A' & Grade 'B' from time to time.
Grade A: Delhi*, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad.
*Delhi would include the hotels falling in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
Grade B: Cities in the rest of the country excluding Grade 'A' cities.
There should be a bar present at the hotel premises.
In the kitchen, wet garbage area to be air-conditioned.
Percentage of supervisory staff should be minimum 40% and hotels of 4-Star category should have formally qualified Heads of Departments.
Percentage of skilled staff should be minimum 30%. The supervisory or the skilled staff may have training or skill certification as follows:
i. Degree / diploma from Central or state IHM's / FCI's or from NCHMCT affiliated IHM's or from other reputed hospitality schools.
ii. Skill training certificate issued under the guidelines and scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
Staff restrooms (Separate for male and female employees with bunk beds, well-lighted and ventilated), staff locker rooms and dining area are mandatory.
Paid Transportation on call - guest should be able to travel from hotel.
Shoe cleaning service facility to be provided for in-house guests.
Newspapers should be available in the rooms.
Shop / Kiosk: 4-Star to have minimum one utility shop.
There should be Under Belly Scanners to screen vehicles.
Each bedroom door fitted with lock and key, viewport / peephole & internal securing device. A safety chain / wishbone latch is acceptable in place of viewport / peephole.
A telephone for incoming & outgoing calls in the room is Mandatory. Four-star hotels should have direct dialling and STD/ ISD facilities.
In-room internet connection / data port is mandatory in 4 star hotels and there should be WiFi wherever possible.
There should be a business centre for business meetings. This should be a dedicated area.
(This provision may be relaxed for resort destinations, tourist and pilgrimage centres).
Resort is situated amongst the green and dense forest of Amboli. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast is very tasty, though lunch and dinner are not available at the resort, the same can be arranged from a nearby restaurant . . Night Safari and early morning bird watching activities were very exciting. The owner, Mr. Hemant Ogale, is an avid nature lover, great photographer and an expert on butterflies. He has photographed and documented the lifecycle of many different species of butterflies found in Amboli. Listening to him sharing his experiences about the wildlife in and around Amboli is an added attraction of the stay Looking forward to visiting Whistling Woods again in monsoon.
The location of the hotel was good. It was located inside the city. The staff behaviour was professional. Rooms were really spacious and neat. The look of the hotel was extraordinary. There was a bus stand nearby. All the basic amenities were in good working condition. I had food in the hotel, they provide only vegetarian food but the food is really delicious. I did not face any difficulty in check-in and check-out. No leisure activities provided by the hotel. They did not arrange any sightseeing trip but we had our own vehicle and arranged by our own. It was a relaxation trip with my family. It was value for money and I would recommend for other travellers. They have a very spacious parking area.
The hotel service was good and the staff were good
The hotel was good and very conveniently located. The destination was excellent. The booking and front office was good. The hotel service was good and the staff was good. The room was excellent. The food and drinks were good. I didn't avail any activities in the hotel. It was a monsoon adventure trip with friends.
The rooms at Whistling Woods Resort Amboli Goa are charming, generously sized & overlook a thick forest... to add more to the relaxation there are garden hammocks which lull you to sleep in the cool breeze.. totally an amazing experience..
Best Experience: All the rooms at Whistling Woods Resort Amboli Goa are equipped with Color TV (cable but only a couple of popular channels to watch) 24 hrs Hot Water supply (Electric Geyser)
We were in Amboli in December. Whistling Wood was very good ambience, Service and food quality. Mr. Hemant was very nice and humble person who owns this hotel. Amenities was well maintained don't expect luxurious amenities. Service offered was very good and up to date. I will recommend this hotel for Families who look for relax and calm environment.
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