First of all, it’s located bang in the city center at Bunder Chowk. So market is accessible on foot. The exterior of the hotel is kept well. The reception and the lounge are well maintained and kept clean. The flaws start to surface once you enter the rooms.
Ok, first of all we arrived Diu very late – after almost 18 hours of traveling. We went straight to Nagoa Beach looking for the hotels, but almost every hotel was fully occupied mainly because of the vacation and ongoing Hindi movie shooting in Diu (remake of Agneepath, starring Sanjay Dutt and Hrithik Roshan). We were offered rooms at the Rasal Beach Resort but we decided to look for some other place as they were asking a very high price for the rooms. So after almost 2 hours of search, we ended up at Khushi International.
We checked the rooms (standard and deluxe rooms – the other were occupied). To our surprise the room that they showed us was decently done and well kept. The bathroom was a shock though – totally covered in green tiles (in deluxe rooms) and stain all over the floor and the cleanliness of the bathrooms was down to zero. (the picture on their web page offers the view of the room only – the beds and furniture are what they have shown in the pictures). But we decided to get the rooms at Rasal Beach Resort – unfortunately by the time we contacted them again, they were not enough room to accommodate us all. So we ended up at Khushi International. We were too tired to look for any other place.
By the time we went back to reception to get the rooms booked, yet another group was intending to book the rooms, so we had to make the hasty decision and take the 5 Deluxe room that we needed. The funny thing is that the room that they showed us was the best of all the 4 rooms. The other rooms have patches of paints missing and floors were stained. The bathroom were horribly the same all 5 rooms. the beds were cozy though. I dared to venture out in the gallery on our 3rd floor room but it was full of pigeon-poop and smelly as hell.
The restaurant was ok – the food ok. We ordered some chilly prawns but the smelly prawns that they served us were again smelly as hell. the entire dinning hall was filled with the stench of the prawns. we had to return the dish untouched. the other food was ok.
the 24 hour room service was a bit of a joke. the next day morning I inquire about the room service and the guy said I can order anything from the in-room menu. once I ordered the items the guy said that they can only offer tea/coffee/milk as there was on-going maintenance in the kitchen. A half hour later when my friend ordered for room service (from his room) he was told that they cannot bring anything to room because they do not have any staff for room –service. Now that was really amusing to me – with so called 24 hours room service.
So I am not sure if I would ever return back to this hotel.