As you may know, I just lately did a visit to Assam & Meghalaya and the explanation why the thought of the journey initially popped up was partly to discover this property. I cherished the attractive dome design that appears just like the Kamakhya temple. And of-course exploring taj properties in itself has a pleasure in it.
So with all of the expectations, after ending our keep at Kaziranga, we needed to transfer to Guwahati for a morning flight, so felt that’s the fitting time to discover essentially the most awaited keep of the journey: Vivanta, Guwahati. However did it reside as much as the expectation? Let’s see that,
- Income fee: ~8,000 INR (now at 10K INR)
- I paid: through Taj vouchers
Other than the Taj voucher, it may also be booked through different lodge redemption portals because it’s extensively accessible on most platforms.
We arrived by night and requested for an improve by mentioning TIC Gold tier, the improve request was additionally talked about whereas reserving the property.
However we have been declined stating that the property is full due to an occasion. I used to be not shocked, as upgrades at Taj motels are normally unheard. FO executives have been fairly busy as nicely. So we lastly ended up in a small room.
For a income fee of that vary, I felt it’s very small however the cosy room was snug undoubtedly. The price is mainly due to the prime location, extra on that later. Listed below are some room pics,
A decently sized property but there have been nothing a lot to discover, however you’ve the GS Highway to discover, on which the property stands. The GS street is mainly the MG street of Bangalore for Guwahati and it homes all of the native and worldwide manufacturers of the world.
In your information, the GS street is a straight street, 15 Kms lengthy which is about ~10 instances greater than the preferred MG Highway in bangalore. I used to be awestruck trying on the by no means ending malls and upscale buying shops all alongside the GS street.
I by no means thought Guwahati was this BIG! Nevertheless, as quickly as you progress out of the street a bit, you’ll see the common scene.
Complimentary breakfast was common throughout our keep. Infact it was under the lodge commonplace.
For ex, my good friend obtained a half cooked idly and he needed to complain, however that went nowhere. No response, no replacements, nothing occurred. Not a typical Taj commonplace for positive!
However by no means thoughts, you might be spoilt for alternative whenever you’re standing on the GS Highway. We explored Khorikka restaurant for dinner to have a tasty Assamese thali.
General it was manner under my expectations and luckily we solely stayed for a day. Nevertheless, the situation is nice in the event you intend to do some buying, roam across the lengthy streets, discover eating places, and so forth. The worth you pay is mainly for the upscale location.
Additionally, it’s a very good lodge in the event you intend to maneuver out of the town to Meghalaya or Kaziranga the following day. For those who favor to remain nearer to airport or near most vacationer points of interest in Guwahati, you may want to remain at Radisson Blu Guwahati as a substitute.
To sum up, the property was having a busy day throughout our keep and lacks the Tajness in it.
That each one mentioned, I’m questioning why Guwahati nonetheless doesn’t have any Marriott motels!!