Being a budget traveler I always opt for train journey and book budget hotels that offer excellent service at reasonable prices. Before I went to Patna, I booked a hotel for my stay, which was Hotel Chanakya Patna. As I reached Patna Airport, a cab sent from the hotel was waiting to take me to the hotel. The hotel was located at the centre of the city and was a 4 star hotel with all facilities. The hotel was only 4.5 km from Patna Airport and I reached the hotel within 10 minutes. I was given a warm welcome at the reception and was shown to my room.
The room I had booked was spacious and air conditioned with all modern facilities like LCD TV with cable connection, telephone, mini bar, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet connection and daily news paper. The attached bathroom was well equipped with all modern fitting and 24 hour hot/cold running water. There was 24 hour room service so that customers may have their meals sitting within the privacy of their rooms.
As it was very early in the morning, I went off to sleep after refreshing myself and having a cup of tea. I got up in the morning late, by 7.00 am. I had breakfast at the restaurant, which served complimentary breakfast to the guests. There were two in-house restaurants in the hotel called Takshila and Samrat. Takshila served authentic Indian dishes and specialized in Mughali dishes that were said to be the best in the city. Samrat was a multi cuisine restaurant that served Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. There was also a bar in the hotel called Madera, serving a fine collection of wines, beer and other liquors.
There was a gym in the hotel for those who are conscious about their health and need a workout every day. There were three conference halls with all modern equipments, two banquet g=halls and one multi-purpose hall ij the hotel, where conferences, meetings, seminars, wedding reception and social gatherings could be held. The travel desk in the hotel provided you with all information on important tourist places in Patna and the surrounding places, and directions to visit them. I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Chanakya Patna and enjoyed every second of my stay.