Bellary unfortunately doesn't have much option in staying. I thus had to depend on cleartrip and my luck to get to a decent place for staying when I descended at Bellary in the early dawn from a KSRTC bus. After waiting for almost 30 minutes an auto appeared and agreed to take me to Pola Paradise at almost double the fare (which I learnt later). The receptionist did have some rooms on offer and despite the odd hour was courteous enough to show me 4 rooms - 2 semi suits and the other 2 deluxe AC. I chose the semi suit. The rooms were bigger, the bathroom was clean (it though had an Anglo - not a typical WC or an Indian but a cross between), an a/c and an empty fridge. The rooms though had plenty of mosquitoes to give one company! (Repellents were provided)
The room service was prompt and good, the laundry was delivered in the same day with clothes really clean and the food was also good (if you are adept in South Indian cuisine, I had to adjust though!)
The room had a balcony with a wonderful view of the Bellary fort and there is a travel desk which charges nominally for its services besides accepting cards (except AMEX).
The pitfalls are no discounts provided (even if you are a regular guest), the mattress are mainly sponge and the pillows too are not comfortable, no pickups and drops and a dearth of transport option if you have to catch the late night bus or train.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOTEL POLA PARADISE is located in the Heart of Bellary city, Railway Station, New Bus Stand and Airport located within less than 2 kilometers in Its vicinity. It is a 3 acre property with ample car parking, 2 Multi cuisine restaurants including an independent Vegetarian restaurant and Bar attached restaurant, Swimming Pool, SPA, Jewellary Boutique, Business Center along with Banquet Halls and Pool side lawn for parties, 24 hour free Wi-Fi Hotspot. ... more less