The property (4 stars): The overall feel was good. The reception, restaurant, stairs, lobby was decent. Only the canteen/mess that they run for regulars near the entry, right beside the restaurant looked a bit awkward.
Rooms (5 stars): Great ambience considering the budget. I took an a/c double bedded room (I didn't need the a/c since nights were quite cool in December end and I was out of the room all day :-P). The room was large, comfortable, very well lit with basic n sober furniture, television [not LCD :-( though] and a wide window. Bed and linens were pretty good though not comparable to the ones you get at a 5 star property ;-).
Bathrooms (3 stars) The bathroom was average, nothing to boast about. It was western with decent fittings. But it lose out it points coz hot water was not available 24 hours (I was there in winter). It came only for 2 hours in the morning. Could be a deal breaker in winters.
Location and convenience (3 stars): 1 minute from MGM hospital. Away from the railway station, bus stands and markets. But not too far. Takes between10-15 minutes by cab from the railway station or bus stands. You will however get an Udupi restaurant and some decent family Bars n Restaurants nearby (10 minutes stroll). Cabs and Autos available round the clock(I got one at 4am in December winter) on the main road at 5 minutes walking distance. You may find it difficult to find for the 1st time. Just give them a call, if you face difficulties in locating it(I had to call twice). It's located on the inside road bang opposite to the main gate of the MGM hospital.
I would not complain much about the location. I enjoyed the walks on the silent streets at 1am in the chilly winter nights.
Restaurant (4 stars): The in-house Signature restaurant was good. We liked the food. Loved the Veg Lollys a lot. Everything served was hot n fresh.The menu though was limited.
Staffs (4 stars): Nice, helpful, friendly, but slow on doing everything. This applies to reception, room service and restaurant.
Cost (5 stars): It was a real Value for Money.
I booked 4 nights(December 23 to December 26, 2011) through Cleartrip and got the below deal:
Room Rate Rs. 6,400.00
Taxes & Fees Rs. 640.00
Cashback Rs. 2,000.00
Total Rs. 5,040
It was a great deal considering the Christmas season.
VERDICT: It's a nice, comfortable stay with no-frills if you are searching for a decent value for money accommodation. I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Vijay Residency has been completely designed and furnished to be the ultimate destination for living experience with a contemporary style and luxury. The hotel welcomes you with a luxuriously appointed Twelve Guest Rooms, Multi cuisine restaurant Conference Hall café lounge elegantly designed with a host of innovative features. Hotel Residency located in the Heart of the city, fifteen minute drive from Aurangabad Airport and Railway station. Each individual has their own preference and criteria in choosing the most suitable rooms in the hotel for different purposes. Hotel Vijay Residency having a right place that matches the requirements and needs, in addition to enjoying an outstanding experience that is a guarantee to a maximum personal satisfaction. At Hotel Vijay Residency we deliver a unique personal experience that we call it the ultimate living experience. It is characterized by a well-structured room layout, rich color selection and artistic design and unique touch that create a memorable piece of quality experience. The ultimate living experience has shaped our unique character to be distinctive in the memory and enable our guests to recognize the extraordinary artwork. Yet relaxed designs provide a "Home-Away-From-Home" feeling. Our aim is to provide the privilege to our guests to feel the Elegant Lifestyle, see and touch the comfortable luxury, stimulate the natural inspiration and gain unforgettable moments while sharing the passion of living, joy and dreams. ... more less
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- Hotel Vijay Residency Aurangabad, Maharashtra