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Driftwood Hotel & Resort
Ranked #29 of 33 Hotels in Port Blair
Reviewed 11 January 2014

The hotel is just about average. They do not change the sheets and towels. We asked them to change the sheets and they cleaned the room and put on the same sheets after just dusting them off.
They food in the restaurant isn't up to the mark but then you don't really have much choice because port blair doesn't have that many restaurants and after travelling the whole day you're too tired to go out. Tried ordering three types of chicken - Ginger Chicken, Chilly chicken and Schezuan Chicken..all of them were the same except for the fact that the ginger chicken had ginger on top of it and chilly chicken had a few capsicums on top of it. Nothing is really available. The only thing worth ordering is the Fresh Lime Soda but they're gonna take around 30 mins for that so be prepared.
They'll advise to order a few items which are almost ready( pretty much the same everyday) and discourage you to order others but in the end they end up taking more than hour for the items which were supposed to be ready. The service is not good at all. They make you wait too much.
The rooms were road facing and no windows at all which makes the room too stuffy. Never ever go for the buffet. The food is always cold .
The washrooms were just okay. There is no proper drainage and the faucets are faulty. Water gets collected in the washroom. You'll have to ask them again and again for towels and even they're not gonna change your towels.

Do NOT go for the tour package. They overcharge and cheat you.
Our holiday would have been awesome had the hotel not been so disappointing.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had booked 2 rooms in this hotel after reading good reviews about it on your site. I was in for quite a lot of disappointment. The rooms were road facing. There were no windows and there was no crossventilation. The room service from 7.00 AM onwards was very good. Sheets and Towels were not changed even once in my stay from 31dec2013 to 4 jan 2014.We had asked the management in advance to make suitable arrangements for sightseeing. We realized later that those arrangements are to make as much money as possible and not to make you comfortable.We had asked for an SUV but we were forced to use maruti omni.All four days they served a yellow dal which was very well made. Nothing else was available. We asked for a different chicken dish on 3 consecutive nights. The names were different( chilly chicken,chicken schezuan,and ginger chicken) All 3 DISHES were the same.This could have been a very good holiday in such a beautiful place but for this hotel.

Room Tip: Insist on aroom with a balconey
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Neenapatiala_Punjab
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Service and hotel quality was good. Hotel was in renovation so hot water was not available in our room. But they arranged hot water separately at early morning 6 AM. If the location would have been near sea then it would have been a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rakesh K
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Actually i wanted a sea view hotel (like bay inn) since it was my honeymoon, but because of improper arrangement of my travel agent, i landed in this hotel. I was initially disappointed but when i saw the room (suit room, no. 201) it was quite specious, neat and clean and has a balcony which faces the jungles. As i hate the city view, i liked this view. Staff is quite helpful (especially Mr Anup and Ms Jaya at reception). Food is descent. Nice bar and restaurant. If you have any problem call Anup and he will solve your problem. Room service is also good.

Then we went to havelock. After returning, we got deluxe room (no. 305). This was room was also neat clean and all amenities were new since it was recently built. But it had the road side view.

In short, its a descent hotel, descent food, helpful staff, nice bar and resto. If your travel agent ditches you by promising you a very good hotel and shifted you a bad hotel, ask him to shift you in driftwood. At least you will not regret your stay

Room Tip: Take room no 201, suit room, its big, clean, has a balcony and face to jungles.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

The hotel is nicely located. Haddo area is very close to airport. This area also has mini zoo and samudrika.
The rooms are spacious and clean. There are two type of rooms, one facing the sea and other facing the road. I had the pleasure of staying in both. The road facing rooms are more ventilated and more spacious. The view from sea facing room is not very great as sea is fully visible and little far too.
This is just another hotel but with difference is that the people. The people are very friendly, helpful and caring. The food served is tasty, hygienic and prompt. The menu is elaborate and kitchen compliments its services.
All through four nights of my stay, every time I got a call for breakfast and dinner as and when it is ready for serving.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank vinay-karanam
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Hotel staff was not at all cooperative. Rooms were very basic. we booked this hotel for 2 days then we booked another hotel TSG for the third day of our stay. which was much better and was almost the same price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank mcarajatchawla
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed in the hotel for 2 days, booking was done through cleartrip on asking the hotel about airport pickup they denied that they don't provide any pickup services. I told them to arrange a cab for me for the day so that i can visit the place again there was a no. On reaching the hotel there was only one person available at the front desk we were being alotted a normal room on insisting they shifted the room to a sea facing room from where also the sea was not visible. The bathroom was not good its floor was broken AC did not had remote no kettle in the room. There was termite dust lying on the sofa in the room and nobody came to clean that and we had to do the same ourselves. The next day i inquired about the places to visit their reply was that we don't know. They just charged me around 3000 bucks for the room which was not worth more than 1500 Rs. The guys working in the hotel were not trained for their profession and did not know the minimum necessary etiquettes. The food was also bad for a vegetarian, only jeera rice was good. The only good thing about the hotel was that its centrally located and the cost of food was not much. Overall i will not recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Deepak K
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Address: 88 Jn Road, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744102, India
Region: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > South Andaman Island > Port Blair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #29 of 33 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range: £50 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Hotel & Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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