Just came back from a self driven road drive to Mandarmoni from Kolkata.
Guys, all of you who want to save themselves, please avoid this place. We stayed at Hotel Dreamland, just beside Sonar Bangla. The local people here have a tie up with the hotels, and you have to enter the hotel crossing a trail of mud and sand. Seemed it was dug up so that your car gets stuck in that. Following the scenario local people will gather around you, and just look at you like vultures waiting for the prey to die. Finally you have to ask for help! You have to pay them whatever they ask you for. And all of this happens just in front of your hotel, and they wont offer you any help! If u r lucky, you may see the watchman of the hotel taking commission from the local people. This is tourism at its worst. On top of that, the hotel A/C of DREAMLAND doesn't work. The TV doesn't work. We had to make atleast 10-12 calls before they fixed the A/C. When asked about the TV, they said it doesn't work in any of the rooms. There is not even a hotline in the room, and we had to every time use our own phones to call them for service.They serve simply fried fish(plain fried in oil, what we Bengalis call "Mach bhaja") in the name of fish fry. I will never recommend DREAMLAND. If you really want to travel Mandarmoni, by car, then settle for hotels which have entrances from the back, and not from the beach
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Dreamland Mandarmani, West Bengal