I have stayed in Hotel Presidency, Kaloor during a visit to Ernakulam last week. I ended up booking this hotel because I have got a last minute deal from Goibibo.
The hotel claims that it is a four-star property and I could definitely say it is not. The hotel is a huge one and an old property situated very near to Ernakulam North Railway Station.
I struggled a lot to park my car even though there was a security guy available. Their parking space was shabby and very much congested. I did not get a warm welcome from the reception. Most of them were busy with something else and was not at all in the mood of treating their guest.
The hotel seems to be a place which is hosting many local events such as business meet ups, conferences etc.
My room was on the sixth floor and it was a deluxe room. The rooms are badly in need of a renovation. The Television was an old category one and bed/linen was not up to the mark. The bathroom was average and had a bath tub too. I have seen bath tubs are very much common in almost all the star hotels in Ernakulam. 🙂
The view from the room was good. The food menu here is really over priced. I really didn’t try the food because of this. And I was not really in a mood to order a Biriyani for Rs. 400 + tax.
No free Wifi was available, even though they claim it a Four Star Hotel. The hotel had a beer parlor as well, which will get crowded during the evenings and weekends. I did not get time to check the swimming pool.
The breakfast was acceptable and enough dishes were available including south Indian and continental. The restaurant was overcrowded because of some local events and guests.
I really don’t recommend this hotel if you are planning to stay here on holidays or with family. Solo travelers or business guys can use this as a place to transit. I really did not felt that the hotel is worth for the money they charge. Overpriced everywhere including the food and even for the basic amenities.
Tel – +91-484-2394300/2394040
Fax – +91-484-2393222
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