I have stayed at Goldfinch a couple of times in the last 8-9 months including my stay last week
This is the only place where I had to shift away from the Taj (Gateway) and actually liked Goldfinch better
The food options are quite many and good. The local dishes here are actually the best
They provide a buffet during lunch times - which I tried once but later liked the a-la-carte much more
The room (I took their suite #606) is huge, Big living room, big toilet-bath and large sized bedroom, but now (during my second visit after 8-9 months) gave a worn out feeling. There is huge scope for maintaining it a little better in terms of general cleanliness etc
There was somthing wrong with the airconditioning, even if I set the temperature at 26-27 degrees C, it would cool till 24 and make ti a little chilly for my comfort. Also the fact that it would pick up smoke smell from somewhere indicating faulty ducting / vent
The bed was comfortable with fresh linen (very important to me for a good night's sleep)
In the evening, I went to their Top floor restaurant with my office colleagues for Dinner. They had a display of fresh fish for eating and the entire restaurant was stinking (very bad!!!). They didn't even allow us to open the windows for some fresh air behind where we were sitting as "The AC was on"
Breakfast was a decent spread with more south Indian options - Overall decent!
All in all, I think the Hotel has good unutilized potential (with polite staff etc), and with a little focus on "Raising the standards" in everything, they could compete with the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Goldfinch Mangalore is a true boutique hotel and the first of its class in Mangalore. Perched in the heart of the city, this 56 room luxury hotel meets all the standards as well as the facilities and amenities that guests can expect from a pioneering luxury boutique hotel. Walk in to savor a new world of hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goldfinch Hotel Mangalore
- Goldfinch Mangalore Karnataka