This is 'the' best VFM hotel ever seen. Actually the rooms are better than the premium hotels in Daman.
The hotel is in the heart of the city (!!!) and is 3km from the beach.
Service and food are OK.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
I was actually about to stay in another hotel, but there was some problem with the booking and i ended up in Hotel Emerald. It's in the Nani Daman town, close to beach. From outside, it looks like it's going to cost you a lot. But it's not. It's a cool, excellent budget hotel with all rooms Air Conditioned, nice bathrooms,fast and good room service, nice menu, a good lounge, great bar and excellent staff. All rooms are equipped with satellite television, phones even in bathroom, small refridgerator, nice cupboards. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Corridors well lit and clean. Food is excellent, especially the Desserts. No complimentary breakfast, but if you pay for one, it's wonderful.When you walk in you'll be well greeted and be provided with a small pamphlet with all train timings from Vapi (the nearest railway station) and the places to visit and the distance to those places. Walk into the bathroom and you'll find a whole kit with Tooth brush,tooth paste, soap, shampoo,a comb and even Shaving Set!! 24 hours running hot water. But the water is a bit brackish. You won't feel completely fresh even soon after a bath. One problem that i found was with the check-out time which is 11 AM. That's a little bit disturbing, making this not good for a holiday location. Let me add a very important point. NO BED BUGS/Mosquitoes/ House flies unlike many other budget hotels out in the same locality. I would recommend this to all business travellers and those holiday goers who have no problem in checking out at 11 AM!!
My family just decided to hop on to Daman to spend the New Years and we drove there all the way from Mumbai. I did try calling some hotels for bookings but most of them were either fully booked or didnt have a prior booking facility. But most of them assured me rooms saying that Daman had lots of hotels as it is a holiday hotspot, so I should get a place to stay even without prior booking. And they were right. Daman is loaded with a lots of hotels fitting every budget.
Hotel Emerald is on the Sea Face Road, Nani Daman centrally located in the market place and a stones throw from the rocky beach. Infact most of the hotels mentioned in trip advisor are just adjacent to each other. Hotel Emerald has a very cosy family feel to itself with the interiors a bit glossy but yet beautiful and modern. They also have a lift inside for the two floors. We took the deluxe room on the first floor whose biggest selling point was the bathroom tub. When on vacation with children, thats all the kids want in their hotel room. The room is also tastefully done complete with a wall painting and false ceiling. The sheets and the towels were also clean. We were three adults; myself, my husband and MIL and also two kids. But the room was spacious enough to accomodate all of us with an extra bedding. The bathrooms were clean and spick with all the signature toiletries as a four or five star would provide. We also had a fridge in our room. There is no view from the room but I aint complaining.(See room snaps) The staff was also courteous and helpful.
Breakfast is not included in the tariff but the room service was adequate. We ordered for a south indian snacks for breakfast half expecting sweet sambhar gujju style but were sure surprised to receive the perfect crisp dosa and spicy sambhar like in an udupi joint. Even the puri bhajji was delicious. The restaurant near the reception is very tastefully done, infact I would say the designer has poured his heart out into the decor. Very nicely color coordinated with great fittings. And the food is also worth a try. And oh yes, they also have free internet connectivity in the room, which was very useful for us.
And what makes me most happy was that it wasnt exorbitantly priced (unlike the other hotels we visited) considering we had gone on New Years and that too being a weekend. Just a little marginally over the normal tariff. All in all Hotel Emerald really did make my New Years special.
We were 3 friends who stayed in The Emerald for a day. The hotel's ambience was Good. The room was spacious and luxurious for the tariff we paid. The best part was the food. No complaints. They make everything good from Rotis to rice to continental. Hats of the the Hotel Team. They made our stay very memorable.
the hotel is right in the town.
the restaurant serves good food, you dont have to look anywhere else.
co operative staff.
overall a very pleasant experience.
Hotel is located in near to Devka beach,
It is on commercial location of Daman, so shopping is easy