Booked a Dbl A/C room through the WBTDC office at BBD Bagh (as the web booking service was malfunctioning at that time).
Turned up at the tourist lodge at 11 am. The room was not ready. Left the luggage and went out for a walk. Came back at 12.30. Were showed to the room which had windows facing the back of the kitchen and the open air garbage dump of the hotel. Asked the reception to show us another room. Were told, there is none left!
But that was just not true! Our friends booked another A/C Dbl but couldn't come. Technically there room was available as they did not have the time to inform the Tourist Lodge that they were not coming. However, decided not to argue!
We paid Rs.1400 + Taxes for the room. Here in TripAdvisor, fellow member PDUTT is saying that he enjoyed complimentary breakfast. We were not offered any! The service in the Dining room was also very erratic! There was some sort of training going on where (probably) hotel management students from some local institute were learning to serve food to each other!! Had to wait till the mess was cleared!
The plumbing in the bathroom of our room (particularly the shower) was pathetic. The plumber came all right but was not of much help.
The hotel staff tried to appear helpful, sans the Manager, who always adorned the reception desk and did nothing. But courteous staff hardly makes up for mismanagement and below average service.
Considering the rich heritage of Bishnupur, it has the potential of becoming a major tourist attraction of Bengal, provided the tourism department can manage their show well.
- Also Known As:
- Bishnupur Tourist Lodge Bankura, West Bengal