There is in fact not much one can find fault with this hotel which is very fairly priced.
Having previously done our research of hotels, we understood that the hotels next to the Golden temple seem to have rather small rooms. Although we only stayed one night, we preferred to walk a bit and have more space. Excellent choice.
Positive: warm welcome, rooms with tv, table and two comfortable chairs, table with mirror and chair, tea and coffee + cooker, excellent dark curtains (no one mentions them but I find that important). Having read that some rooms are quieter than others, we insisted on a very quiet room in the back. That was not foreseen for us but they happily switched. Touching was that the fruit (also free drinks and snacks) in the room was wrapped in alufolie, as well as the knife to cut it. It seems trivial but it gives a feeling of care and warmth. Overall, one had a feeling one was taken care of and one was. Transport is maybe not the cheapest but the difference makes up for the service, I guess.
We did not eat there (sandwich I ordered for breakfast was ok) but we ate in the restaurants recommended by the hotel and we got 15% off through them.
We were allowed to keep the room till our departure late afternoon and that was great.
One negative note maybe which could be avoided: the hotel is at walking distance from the station and yet it took our rickshaw driver nearly and hour and a half to find the place, asking around everywhere (by then we had seen every corner in Amritsar about three times).
We phoned the hotel, etc ... but our rickshaw man was I guess not the brightest. Anyway, be sure you know a place nearby (like the Crystal restaurant or a large hotel by the main road) and ask from there. It is about 20 mins walk to the temple and five mins to the station (we did it on foot with our luggage when leaving, had enough of rickshaws).
Our room was quiet and looked out on a nice back yard.
All in all, apart from the start with the rickshaw, a very good experience.
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- Hotel near Golden Temple & Railway Station, 24 Hours Pick & Drop Service (Chargeable), Day & Night Unique Service, 47 Luxury Rooms & Suites, 24 Hours Veg Kitchen, Fully Air Conditioned, Free Wi-Fi. ... more less
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