We did our homework, TA reviews said it was okay, great location - but we knew that having shopped in Mein Bazaar earlier that week. We got in quite late, flight was delayed from Goa. We checked in, were given rooms on 4th floor, facing the laneway and no blinds, just a light material curtain and we all just wanted a quick shower and then head to the market for last minute shopping.
That was the first downfall of Hotel Le Roi. NO HOT WATER.....
As the man who took us up to the room explained, no problem - run the water for 10 minutes (kicks in after that maybe???)... Little did we know my sister and her husband had already tried that trick and NO, it did not work.
But they persisted, 25 minutes later, water temperature was still cold, not even tepid.
They eventually 'upgraded' us. I still argue the rooms we ended up with on the first floor were the ones we booked and should have gotten anyway, quieter and nicer decor but anyway, I digress.
These rooms were nicer BUT still NO HOT WATER.... None of us managed to have even close to a warm or tepid shower that night or the next morning....
Both rooms had called reception and told the person about this problem, apparently just because you send someone to fix it, it IS fixed, ah no mate! It was not fixed.
Anyway, breakfast was pretty ordinary, I am basing that opinion on similar places we stayed at in New Delhi and other parts of India on this trip and not sure of the cleanliness of the cutlery etc either quite frankly.
We had an early start so checked out at 9am. We had booked a van to take all four of us to the airport and had a long argument with the man at reception (the same one from the night before) about no hot water - he said why didn't you tell us, excuse me, we did tell you, several times in fact!
Bottom line was his argument was the hot water was 'coming'. Well that is not any use to us, we have checked out....
In their defence they did waive the cost of the van to the airport but sorry, we won't be recommending Hotel Le Roi to anyone we know - go to Hotel Godwin Deluxe they are brilliant compared to this place!!!
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