Friday, May 14, 2010

Royal Orchid, Pune, A Review

Royal orchid, golden suites, in pune is one of the best hotel in the city. The hotel is rated four star and comes quite close to the international standards. in keeping with the trend, the hotel is part of the wired world hence you can make online reservations. on the outskirts of pune, you are away from the traffic and noise with only the urban horizon in sight. The hotel is 20 minutes drive from the airport. Guess what they also have baby sitting facility! hygiene, ambiance and food are honestly value for money for a business traveller, they have conference room facility for meetings. Hi-speed wi-fi, broadband, electronic safe deposit inside the suite. Besides general facilities like dvd player, coffee maker, mini bar, shopping arcade. much as you would imagine there are no vases filled with exotic orchids anywhere in sight!

First impression, the ambiance is breezy and not clinical. Considering space is always a constraint in most indian metros, the hotel has made optimal use of its space, even aesthetically. the kitchen section has most of the amenities and latest gadgets you can heat your food, cook it grill it if that's what you want to do at the place they dont mind it at all. But the food is good, although the menu seems not very long. Indian food is alright but the rest of the food, lasagnas have the right mount of garlic and the white sauce blends well. for business travellers they have pick and drop facility, and valet parking. The pretty lavender cabs I believe are in neat care from inside as well. the other leisurely things are the swimming pool, the fitness centre and a yoga centre.

The room service was an issue although by indian standards it is still better than most. The definition of good food is so relative that some people will think that there is lot of scope for improvement even the length of the menu. an Indian nri traveller as well as the mere mortal janata does prefer Indian food no harm in adding a few popular items.

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