These hotels offer well-maintained rooms and flavoursome food
The Bloom Hotel Group offers good hotels in the mid-market segment. It was awarded the ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Hotel Concept of the Year’ for Bloomrooms @ Janpath in 2019.
Stay: Has king and twin rooms. There is a Junior Suite, Signature Suite and Family Suite.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioner, Restaurant & Café, Free Mineral Water,
i mac Stations, Limited Parking, Luggage Storage, Breakfast, Travel Desk, 24×7 Reception, Concierge Seervice, Daily Housekeeping, 24×7 Security, Cloud Beds, Rain Showers, Non Smoking Rooms, International Sockets, Desk & Chair, 32” TV, Digital Safe, Cloth Hanging Unit, Fresh Towels, Dental Kit, Shaving Kit, Iron & Board, Hairdryer, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning
Bloom operates in Delhi, Gurugram, Goa, Bengaluru, Amritsar, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
Explore: Delhi has an unending list, but just listing a few in and around Connaught Place—Janpath market, Jantar Mantar, Central Secretarirat, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Old Fort, Zoo, Birla Temple, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bangla Gurudwara Sahib, Baba Kharak Singh Marg with all its state emporiums
How To Reach: Delhi, the capital of India, is easily accessible via air, railways and road. From the airport, you can reach Connaught Place via metro, bus or taxi.
The hotel is located on the Haridwar bypass road, within 60-90 minutes drive from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussoorie. Sarovar Hotels & Resorts has over 85 hotels in 55 destinations.
Stay: There are 68 spacious rooms offering all the modern amenities along with personalised service. The view from my room was all sunshine, facing the road and the open fields.
Facilities: Wi-Fi is free and all the bathroom amenities are there. There is a gym and a swimming pool. The corridors are properly lit and there is an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant. The in-room dining is equally good. With a large banqueting space, the hotel can organize the entire event. Has facilities for corporate too. The hotel can help with your daily travel around town too.
The group was formed in 1994 by hotelier Anil Madhok. The range includes luxurious Sarovar Premieres, three- and four-star Sarovar Porticos and the economy Hometels. The mid-market segment is the core strength.
Explore: The famous Paltan Bazaar is where Sunrise Bakery is located. Around the Clock Tower area is chaat wali gali. Then there is the famous Ellora’s bakery near Astley Hall.
If you like walking, then try going with the group ‘Been There, Doon That?’ The walks are free and can really make you change your opinion about the city.
You can go for a picnic to Robber’s Cave or around Tapakeswar Temple. Sahastradhara falls appeal to those who love bathing in natural waters, the more religious ones would like taking the ropeway to a Sai Mandir on top of a hill. Many state and co-operative societies have showrooms here, so you could buy good stuff at pocket-friendly prices.
Mindrolling Monastery in Clement Town offers peace and the Tibetan settlement around is an experience in itself.
How to Reach: The city centre is a bare 30-minutes drive. The bus stand is nearby, as is the railway station. Also, the airport is just 45-minutes away.
Park Plaza is a Radisson Hotel Group brand, managed by Sarovar Hotels & Resorts. It is close to the oft-visited cities of Kasauli, Shimla, Chandigarh, Ambala, Jullundur, Patiala, Ludhiana.
Stay: There is the Presidential suite, Deluxe and Superior rooms, in total 104. There is even a smoking floor.
Facilities: 2 restaurants and a lounge bar, 2 board rooms, 5 banquet halls, and a lawn, Fitness centre, Spa and salon, Travel desk, Swimming pool. This pool is covered at night, has a filtration system and cleaned every four to six weeks. Free Wi-Fi, membership cards for restaurants and gym. Has wheel-chair accessibility, dry cleaning.
Essence is the multi-cuisine dining offers European and Pan-Asian fare. There is a bakery here too.
Zaranj offers traditional Indian cuisine, right from the street foods of Lahore to the thalis of modern Punjab. There’s a lot of butter, ghee, pickles, papads, rotis and raitas. You will get the North Indian favourite Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken and Missi Roti.
The hotel has arrangements for MICE and weddings. There is even a small lounge for private meetings.
Green Practices: sensor lights in the passages, which save electricity. Changing the linen only if required, of course with guests’ consent. Air conditioning comes on 90 minutes before the conference or banquet is to begin.
Explore: Shop in Elante Mall or Sector 17, Chandigarh, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Gurudwara Nada Sahib in Panchkula
How To Reach: You can take a cab from Chandigarh International Airport (14km). The nearest railway station is from Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Railway Station (16km). Or just drive through.
The hotel is located at Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, very close to the popular Pari Chowk and India Expo Centre. This is the 27th property from the Leisure Group. The group began its journey into hotels in September 1989 with The Naini Retreat, Nainital.
Stay: There are 72 boutique rooms in Premier and Superior categories. There is 24X7 in-room dining experience.
Facilities: L’attitude at the lobby level is the multi-cuisine all-day dining area. There are two indoor venues for conferences and events and an open lawn for larger events.
Explore: Great India Place & DLF Mall of India, Noida; Worlds of Wonder, Noida; Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden, Noida; Surajpur Bird Sanctuary, Ravana mandir, Village Bisrakh
How To Reach: It is 43km from the New Delhi Railway station, 50km from IGI Airport, 25 km from Ghaziabad Railway Station.
Run by women, it is OYO’s first property only for women, strategically located near Rajiv Chowk, Sector 29.
Stay: There are 18 rooms and the staffing is all women, except for the guard. There are twin beds and double beds. The bathroom has buckets too. The basics—TV, tea in the room and some fruits are all there. The colours of the room vary, it’s not all pink. And there are fans in the room too, besides the air conditioning.
Facilities: Security is an important feature as the reception door can only open from inside. There are CCTV cameras all over, including the road where one can park the car, if need be. The wi-fi is free. If you want to order food from outside, you can. Breakfast is complimentary. There is a common area to eat. Boys up to the age of 12 are allowed to stay with their mothers. You could ask for baby food, babysitting and there will be help.
You can get your own liquor. Smoking is not allowed inside the hotel.
In case you forget some basic amenities, you can buy them from the reception. You will find soap in the bathroom. You can ask for a taxi service.
Explore: Shop and eat at M.G.Road, Mall Road, Delta 105 adventure park in Manesar
How To Reach: Indira Gandhi International Airport (15.2 Km) is a 15-min drive. New Delhi Railway Station is at a distance of 29.7 km. Located close to the Huda City Centre Metro Station (1.3 km) and the HUDA Bus Stop (2.5 km).
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