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Review: Hotel Annamalai, Pondicherry

Hotel Annamalai, Pondicherry

Hotel Annamalai is one of the modern day hotels in Pondicherry. Conveniently placed in the heart of the city, this is a great place to stay if you are looking for a hotel with all modern facilities like swimming pool, bar, buffet breakfasts, capsule lift.

Pros:

capsule elevator

Location: Great location , although not in Heritage town, yet it is centrally located and for anyone travelling to Pondy by bus from Chennai, there is a bus stop very near to hotel. One could walk to the hotel from the bus stop. The hotel has an auto stand right next to it and also the bus terminus is at a distance of 15 mins.

Rooms and amenities: The hotel is well equipped with all modern amenities, rooms are spacious and have air conditioning, tea makers & mini fridge as well. The hotel also has a capsule elevator, something that is not so commonly found in hotels nowadays.

Others: There is a swimming pool in the terrace, and a restaurant with bar facilities. The hotel also helps in arranging for a scooty if required for at a reasonable price. The breakfast buffet is pretty decent as well.

Staff: In general the staff can speak and understand english and hindi and is pretty hospitable and helpful.

Cons:

Although the it is a little under maintained.  I found the water to be not so clean and also there is no strict rules about costumes in the swimming pool. While I was at the pool I had a few guests who went into the pool with t-shirts and briefs. Maybe this explains the not so clean water.

Also the fact that the hotel is not in Heritage town steals away the charm of staying in Pondicherry and waking up to the typical french architecture.

Review: Eee Cee Hotel

Eee Cee Hotel in Shillong: 

Situated at the heart of Shillong, Police Bazar, at a stone’s throw from the central point of the market, the location is as convenient as it can get. Floored in wood finish it looks and stands out as pretty classy and colonial.

Pros:

Location: It is located right at the center of the city and it the best place to stay location wise.

Restaurant: They also have a restaurant which serves some of the best food in the city and definitely try out their bakery, really delicious bakes.

Cons:

Cost: The Standard double bedroom costs Rs 2000 (approx.) in off season. I found this a bit on the expensive side given the hotel amenities.

Staff: The staff seemed lazy in general, only after repeated reminders did we get our issues addressed

Room service: The room service is pretty slow and the food served in room service was not upto the mark unfortunately

Website: http://www.ecshillong.com/the-eee-cee-hotel/