In Three-starr hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
At least 50% rooms should have Air-Conditioners.
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 36 square feet.
One multi-cuisine restaurant cum coffee shop 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%.
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.
Newspapers should be available in the lounge
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. Three-starr category hotels may go through a telephone exchange.
After 17 years my husband and I decided to take a road trip alone without our kids and as it was my long held wish to experience the living history of my country we took on Our first stop was Castle Mandawa for a luxurious lunch. The Castle is well maintained with the ancient & the modern seamlessly intertwined. On one side you have the 17th century frescos in the Shekhawati style of the stories from mythology till the Maugham era and on the other the state of the art swimming pool and well appointed rooms. The staff is courteous and well trained. Food is delicious and while you wait for it to be served you can explore the various antiques displayed around the room. Summer comes early to Rajasthan so my only advice to fellow travelers would be to visit in the winter months and explore the small town of Mandawa and the surrounding Jhunjhunu district. The only thing that I would do differently next time would be to halt a night at this place.
Mandawa is a nice & small town, very narrow lanes, not many big hotels here. We stayed at the Heritage Mandawa Hotel which is a 130 years old property as we were told. We were told the Upper floor has been added in the last 30 years It's a nice & cozy place for a family stay. We stayed for a night but would have liked to stay one more. Well restored & maintained overall. The rooms are spacious. Big beds & separate space for the children to sleep Do ask to see their Sheesh quarter (Room with Mirrors all over) which is real unique. Food served was good. Staff helpful. Overall a nice stay to start our trip to Rajasthan Thank you Heritage Mandawa.
I went to this place on a spiritual trip so naturally this place turned out to be amazing place for stay. The services were prompt. The location was in middle of the city yet very peaceful and serene. Food was as we requested so, I totally fell in love with the place.
Very impressive both outside and inside! A real place for royalty! Room was beautiful and very large. Excellent food and attentive service. Icing on the cake: traditional 1 by musician and a singer during meals and the staff dress even outdoors. Breathtaking view from the top of the small towers and roofs. The pool area is beautiful. In short, a "passage" too short to enjoy this place.
It is fort that has been converted into a hotel. Very impressive and overwhelming. The rooms vary greatly in size and layout, and we slept in a large bedroom with huge bathroom that was actually bigger than the bedroom. Although it was fairly cold, they had been given the room warmed to a comfortable temperature. There was nice but relatively expensive, restaurant in the complex. The food was good but somewhat unexciting, and we therefore chose from the buffet and took a single dish from our menu. This portion was in turn so great, so we could stand to eat more. The hotel is a good choice if you want to try to stay somewhat different.
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