Stay Review of Novotel Guwahati
September 8, 2018
Novotel Hotel Experience
Novotel is a Accor brand and since I am a member of Accor group of hotels I prefer staying in there participating hotels, This is the reason I chose this hotel after a week long hectic holidays in the north east. So we can rejuvenate ourselves before our flight home. I always loved novotel as I had stayed at Novotel Lucknow and had an great experience. Here is a brief Novotel hotel experience in Guwahati.
The Location (though far from the airport but as mentioned before everything is far from the Guwahati airport) is perfect. It is located on the GS road and all the good clubs, pubs and restaurants are located nearby to the hotel. If you want to live near where the action is in the city this hotel is situated at the perfect spot for you.
2) Check in and Check out Experience:
The check in and check out experience were a breeze but only one thing was odd they said that they will not be able to provide extra bed in one of the rooms since we were 5 and were there only for one night I really did not understand the concept but finally after listening to me they provided us with the extra bed and all was well again. We also got rs 1000 voucher per person for there spa which is valid for any service you take in the spa of minimum 60 minutes.
The rooms are small in size but are really comfortable they have nice king size bed. The best part about Novotel is you will always get your room preset at a nice temperature. You need not require to turn on the ac after you walk into your rooms like other hotels where after you insert your card the air conditioning starts and then your room begins to cool down. The room is fully functional I really liked there luggage rack it is nice and away from view so your luggage does not keeps lying around. You will get all the basic amenities in the room like press, press stand, tea station, room fridge etc.
For me Bathroom is one of the main concerns while travelling as I really love a good shower after a long day of travelling or roaming around. Here at Novotel Guwahati I can say they have one of the best showers I have experienced so far. The ease of operation was good and pressure of the shower was awesome. Rest bathroom was pretty basic but has all the necessary amenities so you don’t need to carry your own amenities from home.
They have two restaurants and one bar, The restaurant at the Top is still under construction but the restaurant on the 1 floor was really good in look and feel I was not able to have dinner nor breakfast as I was there only for a day and had an early flight but from my past experience with Novotel I can say they must be serving very good food. The bar was really beautiful in terms of interiors and had a great variety of choices.
Service is always the main part of any hotel which can really make or break you experience at the hotel, but I can say they have one of the best service staff at the hotel, They are really courteous and always ready to help and make your stay a comfortable one.
7) House keeping:
The hotel room, gym,spa, lobbies etc was clean and tidy so I think the house keeping staff is also on there toes to keep this 11 floor property neat and clean but there was some plastic floating around in the pool which was because of the civil work going on at the top floor, I would suggest that during the renovation the services like pool should be closed so it does not cause any mishap to the people staying at the property.
8) Gym and Pool:
The gym and pool are located at the top of the hotel and have a great view from both of these locations. The gym is small but fully equipped for basic exercises. You are at your own risks as there is no trainer in the gym and no lifeguard on the pool. Since civil work was going on, the Pool was a bit dirty but on a good day I think the view from the swimming pool will be the best.
9) Price range:
The hotel is part of small premium hotels in India and is under Accor group of hotels. Since, it also has a good location you can expect higher price range. But, considering the safety and security plus a comfortable stay it is worth every penny you spend here.
The rooms are normally sold online for around Rs. 7500( 104.28 usd) to Rs. 10500 ( 146 usd) depending on the rush time. As I am a member of Accor hotels, I enjoy certain benefits of mixing my points and money to book the room because of which sometimes I can grab a discount of up to 50%. on my stay.
I loved my stay at Novotel Guwahati. I will recommend that you should try it out for yourself and enjoy the place. The above review is only from my one night stay. So If I have omitted anything then I am really sorry as I did not get much time. But will surely update on more of there services if i visit them again.