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WelcomHeritage Thengal Manor
Ranked #2 of 12 Jorhat B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Could have been great!”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We spent one night at Thengal Manor en route to Majuli Island. Thengal Manor is situated outside Johat. The property was built in 1929 and therefore has the style of the Edward Lutyens bungalows in Delhi. It has been recently restored and, we are told, it is the more representative property of the period amongst 2 other properties under the “Welcome Heritage “ management (Burra Sahib’s and Mistry Sahibs bungalows). The property itself and the grounds are excellent. However the cleanliness, lack of attention to detail, average food and initial cool reception shows the weakness of remote management. Every room and hallway is stuffed with family heirlooms and while one is happy to dine under the gaze of an occasional antelope or tiger, we found the collective gaze of uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters all over the house cuts your appetite. The rooms are tastelessly cluttered with bric a brac that collect dust.
Considering the price of the stay, Thengal is bad value for money. It could be excellent and worth every rupee if it had the right woman running it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 April 2010

This is the second WelcomHeritage hotel I've stayed in in Eastern India and both have been disappointing. I would describe this as a bed and breakfast and wonder if it would be better if it was family run. It is a lovely house with 5 spacious and beautiful bedrooms and a nice front porch for relaxing in the evenings. However, the house is simply not well maintained and not what I would expect from an ITC run facility. Unfortunately, it is not kept very clean. There are stains on some of the furniture. The bathroom towels are worn and stained. They try to be first class but don't quite make it. For example, while they use very nice china that must have belonged to the owner of the manor, they then mix in newer uninteresting serving ware ruining the effect of eating off old china. Service is average. We called ahead one day and ordered lunch since we were running late and had a very short time to eat - they forgot half the order. The food was so-so. We had sandwiches several days and the bread got more and more stale - made me wonder if they bought a fresh loaf on our first day and just used the same loaf through the entire stay. The Queen size bed was very comfortable, but unfortunately, the AC would run only if the voltage stabilizer ran and it was so loud I couldn't sleep. So, I turned off the AC and the room was stuffy. Unfortunately, there are no screens on the windows, so I couldn't open them for the cool night breeze without being attacked by mosquitoes. The house is also very noisy - I could hear everything my colleague said and did in the room next to me - and the kitchen staff were very noisy in the mornings. The grounds could be very nice but they are not well maintained. They are building a pool in the front of the manor that destroys the view from the porch. The worst surprise, however, was the 10% service charge - I've traveled a lot and rarely have I been billed by a hotel for a service charge. If the service had been great I would have been happy to pay; however, service was average. While I would have been happy staying here if it was described as a simple B&B and the price reflected it, for the price and with an ITC label, I expected much better. No more WelcomHotels for me.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Thengal Manor

Property: WelcomHeritage Thengal Manor
Address: P.O Jalukonibari, Jorhat 785630, India
Region: India > Assam > Jorhat
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Jorhat
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,755 - ₹ 11,014
Hotel Class:3.5 star — WelcomHeritage Thengal Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amidst the typically Assamese village of Jalukonibari, stands the 72 year old Thengal Manor in Jorhat. Thengal offers you the unique pleasure of gracious living in the lap of nature. Plush suites of single and double bedrooms with baths and dressing rooms attached. In addition there is a sitting room, dining room, lounge. kitchen and pantry. Feel the ambiance of colonial days as you relax in the period furniture and decor. A sense of dejavu pervades when you realize that this was the lifestyle of pioneering Assam planters. ... more   less 
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