As one hotel manager put it... we are selling only views, the rooms are complimentary! The location is up a small hillock next to Dal Lake. All rooms are lake facing. The restaurant has a 180 degree panoramic view of the lake through floor to ceiling windows!
But now for the downsides. No gym, Spa is under construction, swimming pool is perpetually under maintenance, staff is not well trained. In the huge bathroom where they put 7 towels of different sizes, they forgot to put a single towel on one of the days! They kept saying that a baby high chair was on the way from maintenance but it came only on the last day. The in-room dining waiters woke us up at 11 pm to clear the dishes even though we told them to pick up the stuff the next morning. They religiously & intrusively check the minibar twice a day! But the staff is otherwise cheerful & they seem to want to help or make things right.
With zero entertainment and/or recreational facilities on site & premium pricing taj still wants to charge an exorbitant Rs. 600 per day for Internet access!
But again this hotel is only about it's views. Even the tulip gardens are visible from the hotel!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking