The Piccadily Lucknow : Situated in the hub of the city, closer to the important tourist attractions in and around the place, Piccadily can be the trusted companion when you want to see the best of Lucknow for all its beauty. The exquisite infrastructure, personalized room facilities and chic- styled room décor is sure to make the guests extend the trip.
Grand Radiant Lucknow : I was visiting the Lucknow city as a part of my fashion tour and a client suggested that I stay at the Grand Radiant Lucknow. The place was prefect as it had conference and meeting halls which were apt for large meetings as well as a well designed coffee shop perfect for meeting with small groups.
Best Western Plus levana Lucknow : Visiting Lucknow and staying at this hotel was an amazing experience. The posh exteriors as well as the interiors were absolutely charming. The rooms were cozy. The good thing was the free cancellation till a certain date. I simply loved the complimentary breakfast they provided us every morning. A real worthwhile experience.
During my visit to Lucknow, I decided to visit the Charans Club and Resort . The place is spread across a wide area and has all basic amenities that one would require in a fun filled trip. It is around 15 km from Lucknow railway station and is also not far away from the tourist destinations I was planning to visit next.
It has ultra-spacious rooms with all modern amenities and I was glad that I had made this choice. The resort has a gaming section too which has a number of pool tables. Snooker and Pool have always interested me, but I have never been able to learn them completely. I tried myself against other guests in table tennis and badminton, and I must say I am really good at these two.
Full of Facilities
Charans Club and Resort Lucknow has a bar, gym, restaurant, cafe and most importantly, the thing that is of utmost importance to me- Wi-Fi. I decided to stay in AC Executive room and only returned to my room when I wanted to sleep. Most of my time, I spent near the swimming pool and in the restaurant where I tried a number of cuisines. It offers everything within Indian, Chinese, Asian and Continental cuisines.
The thing that really helped me the most was the car rental service. I really needed a vehicle to roam around the rest of Lucknow and Charans Club provided me just that. I also availed the laundry services at the resort and got all my clothes neat and clean. There is also a business centre within the resort which was actually of no use for me but if you guys want to have some kind of business meeting, then this one seemed to be a fine place.
Home Away From Home
I came back to this resort after visiting a number of places in the city and cocooned myself in the comfortable bed of my room with some cool breeze from the air conditioner comforting my body. It is a pleasant place to stay and a must visit!
Arif Castles Hotel Lucknow : I had to visit Lucknow for a fashion show and decided to book a room at the Arif Castles after much research. The ratings seemed good and when I visited there, I was completely satisfied with the standard of their services and hospitality with their friendly staff. They made my stay comfortable and memorable.
As the train arrived on one of the platforms in Visakhapatnam Junction, I took my luggage and headed towards the exit of the station. I was quite pleased with the neatness of the well maintained station. So, the next task for me was to hire a cab and find the hotel in which I had booked my room. Though the hotel “Sai Priya Beach Resort” offers pick and drop facility on request, but I just wanted to make my journey and trip a little bit more exciting.
Fortunately, there were hundreds of cabs outside the station, and the location of the beach resort was popular enough for the chauffer to understand the address. Located at Beach Road, Sai Priya Beach Resort Rushikonda is a 3-star hotel. So, I was definitely expecting some three-star treatment. Since the beach resort was located quite far from the hustle and bustle of the city, so the distance of 15 Kms between the resort and station didn’t bother me much.
After maneuvering through the city, the cab finally stopped at the main entry of the resort. Well, the first look of the resort certainly filled a new sense of excitement within me. The resort looked different and refreshing, and the roaring sound of the waves was making me more thrilled.
The lush greenery that surrounded the resort was another pleasing element. Skipping the options of wooden cottages, classic rooms, and premium rooms, I decided to go with deluxe rooms. It is needless to mention that my room had all the basic facilities like an AC, TV set, internet access, etc. The guy at the reception was quite quick and helpful. All the formalities of check-in process took just 5 minutes, and thus I was able to rest my tired body on the comfy bed of my hotel room. The bed was neat and comfortable for sure.
After relaxing like for half an hour, I called up the room service and ordered something for my breakfast. In the meanwhile, I took a quick shower and the warm water shower took away the tiredness of my body in no time. Well, the room service guy was also quite quick, and in like 15 minutes there was a plate of idli, vada, sambhar and chutney before my eyes! Which I hogged up with great frenzy!
Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam : This four star property is the best place to take residence at for a few days. The luxurious property will provide you with anything you require while on holiday. The tour desk will help with planning your trip out properly. I would come back to this hotel any day because I loved the value got for every penny I spent!
I should admit that this part of South India looked clean and green. The air was fresh and I took deep breath to enliven my senses. When we walked outside, we saw a few auto rickshaw drivers approaching us hurriedly. They competed with each other asking for our destination when we stood watching them like a prey ready to be grabbed. After some time, we saw them reach a consensus and one of them guided us to his vehicle to travel us to the hotel.
We reached the Hotel Blue Nile, Kannur, Kerala within four minutes as it was just about one kilometer from the station. Located on SN Park Road, the hotel offered four-star accommodation facility and is regarded as a business and leisure hotel in Kannur. This six-storey building offered easy accessibility to many attractions in the city.
We were welcomed at the entrance and ushered to the reception area, which was well-designed with wooden panels and furnished with matching fabric. There was a giant painting on the wall, which looked like modern art. Marvelously designed and colored pottery, big kuttuvilakku and big and small flower vases adorned the place beautifully.
The hotel offered Deluxe Rooms, Suites and Club Suites to guests. I had booked a deluxe room through the budget hotels app, which offered me a discount. The check-in took only a few minutes and we were helped by a hotel staff to carry our bags to our room.
The double room looked well-furnished with wooden interiors. On the wooden wall there were photographs of paintings and designer lamps, which gave a rich look. The large window was etched with glass and draped with beautiful curtains. The window offered the beautiful view of the street and the greenery.
The twin beds with comfy mattresses added to the intimacy. The Hotel Blue Nile of Kannur offered other facilities such as air conditioning, ironing board, laundry service, 24-hour room service, wakeup service, doctor on call, concierge service, and so on.
Being a foodie, I was curious about the food at the hotel. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant, Copper Chimney, which offered a variety of local and other national and international dishes. There is also a 24-hour coffee shop, Canopy and an ice cream parlor, Igloo for snacks and desserts.
Hotel Grand International Raipur : If there is one word to explain the Hotel Grand in Raipur, then it is grandeur modernized! Their prompt services elated me throughout the stay! The serene ambiance of the place was also one of the reasons for extending my stay. The aroma of the bakery captivated me and I never missed having cakes every day during my stay in this luxury hotel!
Who would have thought in a city like Raipur, one could find the luxurious amenities that one finds in this well advanced generation. When I arrived at Raipur railway station, I was prepared for the worst, thinking it would only be sufficient to suit my budget. But what I witnessed was way over the quality and quantity that I could have imagined.
With a subtle sign for a name board and a very simple looking building from outside, the Hotel Golden Oak Raipur was a stunningly designed lavish looking hotel with top-notch service and assistance at my beck and call. Raipur city looked like it had jumped eons of development in the blink of an eyelid.
The tech savvy world has handed me with simple Hotel booking app, which is quite easy and convenient mode of booking hotels. The suites of the hotel were of excellent taste and the ambience was welcoming and cozy to the occupant too. The services available in the rooms were nothing less than what one would find in a five star hotel at a metro city.
Traveling alone can be boring at times. With all the facilities and amenities inside my hotel accommodation, I was inspired to explore the city more during my stay. Air-conditioning to keep me cool throughout, a minibar filled with refreshments; at a reasonable tariff of course. Cable Television, In house Coffee/Tea making provision, direct dial telephone and high speed Wi-Fi for me to update my blogs.
The restrooms were spotless and so neat that it didn’t seem like I were in a hotel. I felt quite at home and pampered. What with the sofa, refrigerator, daily newspaper and even a writing desk, I felt quite comfortable. The bathroom was replenished with hot and cold water along with multiple toiletries as and when I required them.
Now it was time to sit back and relax the night and replenish my strength for my upcoming days of fun, exploring and education. A power packed meal from their multi cuisine restaurant not only tickled my senses but gave new insight to my taste buds.