Cottage on the terrace
on Dec 9, 2017
Was shocked and surprised when told on arrival our reserved cottage was on the roof. Really? The next shock- no wifi in rooms, only in the lobby area. The tiny geyser in the washroom ran out of hot water every time, had to use the bucket and mug for bathing.
No intercom in the cottages- every time you need something either you walk and shout down to the front office or order over the mobile (our limitation with international roaming).
However the staffs were very courteous and helpful, the food was excellent.
If you choose to stay here stay in the rooms which are more spacious and has bath tub.
on Nov 27, 2017
the Palace is just 20 meters from the beach. It was a large house built by the British, stylish decor with a mixture of European touch. we stayed in wooden villa with four-poke bed. the food was nice and inexpensive, but only limited range of cocktails.
awsome location and best hotel
on Nov 15, 2017
Great hotel, well maintained and at perfect location, right opposite the main beach and near to the market. So you can walk and go shopping. In house restaurant is excellent but a bit pricey. Otherwise a great experience, with good service and very good staff.
A Palace that needs a good spruce up
on Nov 2, 2017
I feel a little mean by only scoring this hotel as three stars. That is because I really enjoyed my stay here and there is much to commend the hotel. Unfortunately there are issues.
Let's start with the positives. The position is perfect, on the beach, but set back a little from the road to lessen the noise from the relentless vehicle horns.
The room was spacious and all the essentials worked well. It had a comfortable bed and excellent air-conditioning, allowing excellent sleeping conditions.
I loved the bar with reasonably priced drinks and a superb view. At lunch and dinner my wife and I enjoyed excellent food.
The staff were helpful and efficient, and very willing to make us foreign visitors welcome.
As for the negatives, all could all be addressed quite easily resulting in a much improved experience.
Breakfast was poor, particularly for hygiene. The juice dispenser was dirty as was the cutlery. The bread was exposed and speckled with flies.
In our room all the soft furnishings were tired. The curtains were faded and dull and could not be closed. The sheets, pillow cases and towels were old and grey.
So, in summary, a basically sound hotel that could easily achieve five TA stars if there was a management blitz.
Come on, Mahodadhi, you can shine!
on Oct 16, 2017
Had a great experience. Old place with decent service. Food is good. On the beach facility. Once used to be one of the best destination, need refurbishment and better service. Vast courtyard and royal era building