My colleagues and I from New Zealand stayed at the Hotel Cabbana in April 2011, as we were visiting LPU (Lovely Professional University) on business the following day. LPU is one of the largest universities in India, and Hotel Cabbana is only a 10 minute drive away. Otherwise it is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, 30 minutes out of Jalandhar on the Jalandhar-Phagwara Highway. There is nothing around it, no shops, restaurants or other facilities, although for my short stay I enjoyed the fact that my bedroom windows looked out at wheat fields instead of buildings.
The Hotel Cabbana's marketing material state that this hotel is part of Hyatt Resorts Pvt Ltd, although I saw no mention of the Hyatt lineage within the hotel, nor can I find reference to the Cabbana on the Hyatt India website, which is unusual.
The Hotel definitely attempts to live up to its 5 star billing, although there were many instances when it felt rural and isolated. Staff are only basically trained, coffee in the restaurant took ages to serve, signage in the hotel is non existant, even things like the elevator stopping on the third floor, but the sign on the wall of the hall outside the elevator stating "Second floor"... go figure.
Rooms are spacious, and I saw nothing in the way of mould or deterioration in my room, in fact I thought the room very comfortable. All of my colleagues agreed that the beds were very comfortable, and the pillows luxurious. Fittings in the bedroom are very modern, with full glass picture windows between the ensuite bathroom and the bedroom. Toiletries were reasonably basic. Wifi internet in the room was free, although strangely username and passwords only lasted for one hour at a time, and reception desk had to resort to giving handfuls of wifi login details to get people through the evening. In my room the wifi signal was very weak so an IT support person came promptly when I complained, and installed a LAN cable to get a better broadband signal.
The gym in the hotel looked large, and the outdoor garden pool looked inviting.
I didn't drink in the bar, but had dinner and breakfast in the main restaurant. There were no weddings on while we were there (although I gather that conferences and weddings are the hotel's stock business) so we had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves. The dinner buffet was substantial and delicious, and the breakfast did include continental as well as cooked selections. It took forever to get a coffee however.
Apart from conferences and weddings, I am not sure who this hotel would appeal to, as it is half an hour away from Jalandhar. It did make a very convenient location for us visiting the nearby LPU campus however.
While the hotel had some definite quirky shortcomings, it was unexpectedly upmarket in comparison to the usual hotels in the area, and we all thought it very comfortable for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “The Cabbana Resort & Spa, is a five star eco-hotel brand offering exceptional value and attractive accommodation. Cabbana Resort & Spa, superior Value, convenience and home like comfort with quality and guest satisfaction. A place where luxury pampers you. A completely furbished resort & spa that surpasses every expectation. Spread over 17 acres lush greenery , Cabbana Resort & Spa is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, comfort, recreation and peace. For those who prefer living life king size, Cabbana resort offers a grand holistic holiday therapy. Cabbana Resort & Spa boasts of 47 elegantly appointed spacious rooms, including 4 Suites offering an exclusive experience with modern facilities and services. Located in outskirts of the Jalandhar city, Cabbana Resort & Spa is surrounded by the lush green gardens with an exotic views. The hotel is a perfect blend of utility, luxury and comfort hence catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Here, the elegance is complimented with world class five star services. This centrally located hotel on the National Highway is just 15 min away from Jalandhar City Centre, 5 min from Phagwara Railway Station & Bus Stand. The hotel offers unique facilities like, Complimentary Coffee/Tea maker in room, Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all the rooms, Large bathtubs in all the rooms, Large cubical shower and vanity area in all the rooms, Hair dryers in all the rooms, Bathrooms with herbal toiletries , Complimentary usage of gymnasium and swimming pool. Packaged Mineral water in each room, Buffet Breakfast in the coffee shop, The Flavors, Daily Newspaper as per choice, Ironing board, Doctor on Call, Concierge Service, Valet Service, Business Centre, Electronic Safe, Round the Clock Room Service, Express laundry service, Diners at Hotel Cabbana have a plethora of options. Its features Flavors, The Coffee Shop ,Global Cuisine Restaurant., 888, The Bar,24x7 In Room Dining,Tea Lounge and Kitty Halls.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cabbana Resort & Spa Jalandhar, Punjab