Monday, 19 September 2016

Divya Tripathi - Visit to Dehradun AVB0097158

It is a nice lake facing hotel with large rooms and good staffs. There are duplex cottages. Houseboats keep passing the resort whole day. Staffs are prompt. The entrance of the resort is beautiful. There is a swimming pool and beside that a lawn is there where you can relax. Ayurvedic massage is good. But due to lots of noise in the reception area sometimes there is distraction as you need a calm and quiet atmosphere for body massage.

Fishing experience and tribal dance arranged in the evening is nice. Complimentary sunset trip is arranged by hotel boats. There is Table Tennis, carom, cricket etc. Cycles are also available for roaming around. The sunset cruise does not take far away but it is relaxing to see the atmosphere and the sunset from the lake. Rooms are clean but with old furnitures. Staffs in the reception area are helpful.

There is a tip box so no need to pay individual tips. Check in is smooth Check in time is 11 AM. If you arrive early they will try their best to allot a room then only..Bathrooms are small and needs renovation. Showers do not work properly. Bathrooms are disappointing. Poolside rooms are avoidable as those can be noisy.

Food is just average with less varieties. Room service is costly. There is no food below Rs 250 and non-veg starts with 350 without taxes. Service in the restaurant is bit slow. They don’t serve dinner beyond 10.30. They do not have licence for alcohol. So they serve it only in rooms. But there are people who ask you about your opinion about food every time which means they want customer satisfaction. For kids there is a swimming pool nothing more. There is gym, board game and speed boat facilities are there. Reception people give useful hints about walking down the nearby village for a local experience.

Outdoor area is well laid out. There are many places to sit and relax. Layout of the rooms is good. Some are on the lakefront whereas others are in the interiors of the resort. There is a bird sanctuary trip organized by the hotel. It is inside a thick rainforest. It is not a luxurious resort and 4 star mark cannot be given.The resort has potential but alteration is needed.

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