Lets see what was good first: rooms spacious enough, air conditioning worked (but noisy - what do you expect), bathroom all functional. TV worked if you want 97 Indian channels, the other 3 were: twice BBC entertainment and ESPN sport. All this could be expected in an Indian hotel.
What was not so great, and in fact was very poor for a hotel costing the £40 we paid (advertised at £57!) were:
the restaurant: We were told when we rang and asked if the restaurant was open late as we were arriving at 10:30 pm. The reality was a little different; it is called the Citrus Court, it is an over lit room with plastic chairs and simple tables. The food looked very unappetizing and to cap it all it closes at 11:00. OK there is room service - but what does one do with a group of business men. So we went around the corner to the Silver Inn Hotel which is very good (look it up on trip advisor) and has great food and staff. And I quote from their web site "& perfect venue for business Lunches, Get-Togethers and Parties." well it might be if it served any alcohol! No beer, no wine, nothing (our Indian friends tell us less than half of Indians are teetotal so this is not a religious thing).
The cleanliness: There wasn't any - cleanliness I mean. Towels, sheets, curtains all dirty, bathrooms sort of cleaned but last maintained 50 years ago so nothing quite works properly.
Breakfast is basically only Indian - and limited, apart for toast and jam.
As I said at the start - a great hotel for £20.
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