We were 2 families with young kids looking for a night to stay after a visit to the Imagica Theme Park and on our way to Mahabaleshwar. We saw the really attractive rate for a '5 star' hotel on booking.com and booked it.
All in all, our stay was not bad... the room was nice and large, the general service (except in the restaurant) was good and for a night's stay, it was quite comfortable.
But, it was definitely not a 5 star property. The hotel shares a lot of facilities with the interconnected VITS, which is supposed to be a 4 star property and that is what creates a lot of the issues. For eg. the gym is in VITS and you have to pass through the restaurant of VITS and go into another elevator to finally reach it. The Gym itself was horrible - no air conditioning, dusty equipment, no towels or water and quite a few non-working machines.
The hotel itself seemed to have run out of money before it could be fully completed. You can notice a lot of half finished things all over.
The worst was the bathroom design. Its nice to have a separate shower and tub area, but not if the shower makes the entire bathroom dripping wet! And, there is no way to prevent it.
We had their morning breakfast. The food was delicious, with a nice spread. But, a lot lacking in service. There were no glasses for the juice and when they did come, there were just a few. No napkins at all and it took ages to get, even when you asked for them.
It was ok for us, as it was good VFM. But, I would not choose the hotel if I were on a business trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orchid & Convention Centre - An Ecotel Hotel in Pune. This 350- room hotel is strategically located off the Pune Bangalore Highway and adjacent to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex making easy reach of business & leisure traveler to stay. All the guest rooms are fully air conditioned with Wi-Fi internet access, attached bath, telephone and television. The Orchid is an ideal base for visiting areas such as Hinjewadi IT Park, Baner, Aundh & Pimpri Chinchwad. The Boulevard - 24 hours coffee shop serves delicious Indian, Continental and Asian cuisine with a fine selection of spirits & wines. The hotel offers banqueting and conventional space of upto 73,000 sq.ft. making it ideal for large social and corporate gatherings and product launches. ... more less
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