I arrived at 10 PM (pretty late by Srinagar standards) from Kargil after a gruelling 16 hour road journey. Since I was too exhausted to bargain, I agreed to the owners demand for for Rs. 400 for the room. The staff was not even courteous enough to help me with my bags seeing my state. The hotel looked dark and gloomy and the room was musty with unwashed sheets and stained pillows.
The sheets were dirty but the attitude of the staff was worse. The owner demanded I pay up immediately and not at check-out which is a hotel industry norm. The next morning, I left to walk around the city as the check out time was noon. When I returned to the hotel at 11 AM, the owner pounced on me claiming I had checked out taking the keys and without informing them and they had been "looking for me" all morning. I told them it was absurd since my bags were still in the room and because they had my phone number, they could have called me easily. Also, I had already made the payment for... More
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- Gulfam Hotel Srinagar, Kashmir