Close to airport but not much else going for it
on Dec 25, 2017
I booked to stay here because I had a very early morning flight and didn't want to have a long taxi ride at 3am. When I arrived the place seemed deserted except for the guard who had to call a member of staff to check me in. They seemed a bit surprised to see me but my booking was on the system and they did have a room for me although they kept me waiting while they put the finishing touches on it. The room they gave me was next to the reception and was reasonably clean and well furnished.
The main staff member I dealt with was very helpful and polite, he checked me in, arranged my taxi for the following morning and took my dinner order with great efficiency.
The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept on in India - a deep soft mattress with a thick warm duvet and fluffy pillows.
The food was delicious although a bit slow to arrive. I had Dahl and a veg curry and both were hot, full of flavours and very generous portions.
In the half hour after I entered my room staff members barged into my room 3 times without knocking and it was clear they weren't used to having anyone stay in that particular room which was agacent to the reception.
The bathroom windows looked out onto the street with no frosting or curtains which meant that anyone walking down the street would have a full view directly into the shower - I had to hang a towel over the window to guarantee privacy. However, most of the other rooms seem to be on a higher level so this probably isn't a problem for them.
There was a constant low hum from a motor of some kind, perhaps an air conditioner from another room, that vibrated through the room all night.
Just as I was going to bed the biggest gecko I've ever seen emerged and slowly made its way across the wall and behind the curtain (it must have been at least 20cm long). Fortunately I quite like geckos but it's not what you expect in a place like this.
My biggest complaint which is the reason for me giving a low rating is that I was charged 500 rupees for a ride to the airport that took exactly 5 minutes. The driver was clearly someone who worked for the hotel, or at least a friend, as he was asleep in the reception when I came out of my room in the morning. Without any other options for transport to the airport I was forced to pay the grossly over inflated rate which after paying £49 for the mediocre room is quite frankly plain rude.
I would only recommend staying here if you really need somewhere close to the airport for one night. Otherwise look for something better even if it's further away.
on Nov 19, 2017
Well maintained. Value for money. Peaceful place. Good customer Service. Situated at wonder location. Very close to Bogmolo beach.
Perfect for business traveler. Good food as well. Enjoyed my stay. Can be recommended for long stay.
No longer Leisure Vacations - just Cliff Resort
on Apr 6, 2017
I stayed here for one night to catch an early flight. I had booked through Orbitz a month before. The hotel was hard to find. There are no signs out front. They had no booking for me. Apparently they stopped working with Orbitz two years ago when it changed hands. I got a room for 3,000 Rupees cash. The room was fine. The grounds of the hotel are run down. The toilet has no flush - there was a plastic bucket in the shower to fill.
There is a LOT of noise from aircraft taking off from the airport.
Excellent value for money
on Apr 4, 2016
This is a well located no frills hotel, pretty close to the airport. The staff is all very pleasant and keen to please. Good size room with effective airconditioning, LCD TV, twin beds, wardrobe, etc. Bathroom with toiletries.
The breakfast was simple but adequate with fruit, eggs, toast and jam, tea, coffee, milk and cereals. There were also some puris and bhaji that I did not try but others were apparently enjoying!
The signage along the road is poor and so the place is difficult to locate - the directions given by OYO Rooms are totally wrong. Can unhesitatingly recommend to friends.
Great stay at best price
on Dec 29, 2015
If anyone is planning to stay near airport, please do not think twice before booking this hotel. The staff is really very helpful. Rooms are neat and clean. No problems with any kind of service whatsoever.
I was a little worried after reading reviews from fellow travellers but all my doubts were put to rest with my stay on christmas week of dec 2015.