We stayed at the Gulmor for almost 5 days, there was a wedding in the family and Gulmor was the venue for almost the week-long Punjabi wedding with all its colourful functions.
The property is one which exudes an old world charmed, housed in a heritage building. It is a family run hotel therefore the personal touch is present and visible. A boutique property much akin to the ‘Imperial’ in New Delhi, each room is unique and has its own separate, one might have a pink theme with pink upholstery and curtains, another might have a beige theme and so on. This adds to the fact that you are not being handed a recycled product which makes for the stay unique and different from what you may experience at big chains or smaller franchises.
The personal touch is visible even in the service provided, be it room service or their inhouse dining hall. The staff at hand are extremely helpful and friendly. I was staying with my 2 year toddler which comes with its own set of demands and needs. I must have asked for milk for my tot at odd hours of the day and night or bread and jam at lunch time and was always met with prompt service and always a smile on the face. Which brings me to add that the hotel is extremely child friendly, a lot of the 5 stars fall short of this basic service.
Since a marriage party was staying in house, we had booked out almost the entire hotel rooms, which meant that different people needed to check –in or check-out, out of the designated time slot – this demand was well accommodated as well.
The food was excellent – which is saying a lot when you are in Punjab, where the local dhaba could out-do you. Do try out the Fish if you ever drop in for a meal.... the best I have had.
The property is geared to hosting a large number of guests – such as a marriage with its adequately decked halls or even if it be a small gets together. The service and amenities provided were impeccable.
I was travelling from overseas and as one is used to in any first world country, is accessibility to WiFi. I honestly did not expect this service to be provided, a LAN maybe but not WiFi and was pleasantly surprised that there was WiFi. This added to my convenience – I could be in India , in the thick of Punjab yet attend to my office emails on the go.
I would highly recommend Gulmor to a local traveller or even an adventurous backpacker, for business or pleasure alike. If I am ever in Ludhiana again, I shall not look past this gem tucked away in the hussle-bussle of Ludhiana City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "A garden is not only a place of beauty but a retreat where serenity reigns, it is a place which pleases the senses and elevates the mind." This is the inspiration for Hotel Gulmor at Ludhiana. Built around its own garden, the whisper of playing water and the shade of lush greenery set it a world apart. Located on the Ferozepur Road, Gulmor is minutes away from the industrial, commercial and residential areas of Ludhiana. Whether you are looking for a perfect business stay or a place to host your wedding celebrations we have all the expertise to meet your needs. As Ludhiana’s landmark Hotel, Gulmor is located just a kilometer away from the Bus Stand and the Railway Station. Facilities At a Glance: Rooms and Suites: Individually styled guest rooms with private balconies give the guests the option to choose between bed types, floorings, wall finishes and views. The Presidential Suite comes with a private Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Food and Beverage: Saffron, inspired by the rich herb, is the all day dining restaurant offering the best of Indian and Mughlai Cuisine. The menu also serves Chinese delicacies from Sichuan and Beijing and the ever popular continental specialties. The private dining rooms, lush green lawns and the comfort of your private balcony present themselves as alternate dining options. Banquets, Meetings, Conventions and Events: Gulmor offers its guests a wide array of banqueting venues from the magnificent Celebrations Ballroom (25000sft) for conventions, wedding-receptions, fashion shows and exhibitions to small breakaway rooms for distinct gatherings. The beautifully landscaped lawns have been the venue for many distinct social events, star nites and exhibitions. Leisure and entertainment: Acknowledged for its open spaces and greenery, Gulmor provides its guests with a calm and peaceful environment in the heart of a busy industrial town. Away from the hustle of the city you can enjoy a walk on our manicured lawns or play golf at the putting range in the hotel. Gardens & Courtyards: The huge magnificent lawns, lush greens, playing fountains and a species of trees, plants, ferns and shrubs amidst a grand heritage building give Gulmor its distinct identity. Guest rooms & Suites: From the very moment you arrive, a warm welcome awaits you. You will experience the family atmosphere, created by the very special relationship between the staff, management and guests. Supremely comfortable with modern amenities, our spacious guest rooms enjoy a distinctive decor and color scheme. All rooms afford private balconies and feature extravagant individually styled bathrooms that are designed to offer the ultimate in quiet sophistication. Classic design and timeless elegance of guest room interiors capture the unique character of Gulmor. Guest Room & Suites Facilities: Centrally air conditioned rooms with individual temperature control, Television with latest channels in each room, In-room broadband Internet, Telephone with direct STD and ISD dialing facility in each room, Private Balconies overlooking green manicured lawns, Golf Putting Greens, Attached bath and shower with running hot and cold water, Private Jacuzzi in the Presidential Suite, Minibar in each room, In-house Laundry and dry cleaning service, Fax facility, In-room coffee and tea making facilities, Safe deposit facility, Doctor on Call, Baby Sitting on Request, Hair dryer on Request, Complimentary toiletries, Iron and Iron board on Request, Extensive Car Parking, Chauffeur Room: A place for the comfort of your driver with TV, bath and Shower Facility. Banquets and Conferences: People have been convening, meeting, dining and celebrating at Hotel Gulmor for nearly five decades. Our experienced banquet staff will ensure your event is professionally presented, making the special occasion even more memorable. Gulmor offers an extensive range of elegant banqueting venues from the magnificent Celebrations Ballroom (25000sft) for conventions, wedding-receptions, fashion shows and exhibitions to smaller banquets for board meeting, seminars, anniversaries as well as breakaway rooms for distinct gatherings. The beautifully landscaped lawns have also been the venue for many distinct social events, star nites and exhibitions. ... more less