Friday, 3 February 2017

Simple yet luxurious

I decided to visit the land of Gandhi. As always I wanted a comfortable hotel which is not only luxurious but also central and well connected with the city.
I booked my room with Courtyard Marriott Hotel, a lavish resort in the capital city of Ahmedabad. It offers a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. It’s ideal for business and leisure travelers.
The hotel amenities and staff make every guest feel relaxed, refreshed and cared for.
The hotel offers fascinating classy facilities to make the vacation an unforgettable experience.
It’s located on the prime location in Gujarat's commercial capital. Its in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Gulmohar Park Mall, ISCON Mall, and ISKCON Temple. Vaishnodevi Temple and Kankaria Lake are
also within 5 km.
The hotel offers 164 grand rooms with four plush variations like Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and
Executive Suites. The rooms have carpet flooring with sophisticated ambience. All the rooms are centrally air conditioned. Rooms are equipped with 1 king or 1 queen bed, rollaway beds permitted, cribs, pillow top mattress, duvet and chic furniture like chair and desk with ergonomic chair for comfort. Alarm clock, safe (surcharge), & electrical outlet, iron & ironing board, complimentary bottled water, coffee/tea maker, facility of voice mail, speaker phone, and television with remote control, premium movie channels, cable/satellite & Ipod dock are the additional benefits. All the rooms have well equipped marble bathrooms with shower, hair dryer, robe and slippers.

High speed wired & wireless internet (surcharge) is provided to help the guests in remaining connected to the world.

Deluxe Rooms also offer connecting rooms and newspaper is also delivered on request. Executive Rooms have an executive access to lounge, complementary non alcoholic beverages and business services (surcharge). Both Executive Rooms and Deluxe Rooms are non smoking with connecting rooms. These rooms offer a well stocked mini bar
and mini refrigerator. Separate living rooms and well stocked mini bar and refrigerator are also offered in Executive Suites.

I decided to book the Deluxe Suite with the King Bed. This room overlooked the pool. Wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge) kept me well connected, and the flat-panel television kept me updated on news and entertainment. A minibar, a coffee/tea

maker, and a refrigerator were provided. The private bathroom has a bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Air conditioning and complimentary bottled water were included, as well as a desk with ergonomic chair for comfortable reading and writing.

Dining options include MoMo Cafe, an all-day dining restaurant and Bayleaf, an upscale north-west specialty restaurant. Java+ is a 24x7 coffee bar. 24-hour room service is also available.
MoMo Cafe is an in house coffee shop serving local delicacies and global favorites. The place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a la carte menu with appetizing Western, Asian and Indian cuisines.

The hotel has a full-service spa. There is an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café.
Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, WiFi, and wired Internet.

I enjoyed the Spa Services at the hotel.O2 has 4 treatment rooms. Services include massages, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. Body treatments like massages manicures and pedicures help to refresh and unwind after a hectic day.

The business facilities in the hotel include electrical outlet, desk level, speaker phone, voice mail and two line phone.

The tour desk of the Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad helped me in visiting the city’s main sights including the Sabarmati Ashram, home of Mahatma Gandhi.

This hotel is rated for the best value in Ahmedabad.

I must say it’s an "Amazing hotel, great staff, great food and services".

 “I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip

Mumbai calling

I am neither famous nor a celebrity. They are always shown to be enjoying life, a luxurious one at that. You need not be a celebrity to enjoy and experience luxury.
Just plan your stay at Mumbai and you can live just like the rich and the famous.
Like me you need to book your stay at Novotel a hotel located at the plush locality of Juhu.
Luxury and nature are its trademarks. The hotel is just a little distance away from the sea beach.
The luxurious interiors and the luxury of the sea view are the twin luxuries one can experience and enjoy here.
The moment I stepped into the hotel I could feel that I have stepped into a luxurious and opulent landscape.
I was welcomed by smiling members of the hotel staff who helped me put my bag through the security scanner at the gate. When I entered the main glass gate I found myself standing in a large lounge. On the left was a seating area supplied with ample reading material and fitted with a number of big screen television sets. On the right was the reception area. It is here that I presented my id and reservation papers for verification and was handed over my room key.

A member of the hotel staff took care of delivering my luggage to the room assigned to me. The room was big and spacious. It had air conditioning and a LED TV apart from
Free WiFi, a work space.
As a guest I had access to the following.
Lavish buffet breakfast
Choice of  4 restaurants
24-hour fitness centre,
O2 Spa,
Sauna and
Choice of flexible spaces for an event in case I needed to hold one. I could do all this without stepping out of the hotel.
As part of my booking I had received free wifi and free breakfast.

Watching the Juhu beach from my window was indeed a luxury that I was looking forward too.
However that is not the only place from where I could watch the sea. As a hotel guest staying at the hotel I promptly walked up to the pool and went up to the edge of the structure from where I could watch the waves and the beach.
Sitting here on an easy chair and relaxing was a luxury I was hoping to enjoy for a very long time.
The option to order a drink from a wide selection of menu only enhanced my enjoyment.

I had the option to walk past the swimming pool and go down the flight of stairs to a guarded gate. Passing through this gate gave me direct access to the Juhu beach right from my hotel.

When it came to food and drinks I had quite a few options at the hotel.

Gadda Da Vida is a Chic sea lounge where one can order a cocktail and bite into some snacks while watching the Arabian sea.
I loved eating at Gadda Da Vida as it offered not just food but also a magnificent view of the sea and I was lucky to get a seat on the out side. The food was good and the ambiance ecstatic. It felt like I was teleported to a beach side restaurant in Goa yet I was in Mumbai. It sure did feel special.
Bageecha: This place offers some fine Indian dining options.
The Square : They serve Pan Indian food the whole day.   
Olio is the place for Italian style dining and I found the pizza made at the wood-fired pizza ovens to be extra special
Sampan : When ever I wanted to eat Chinese food this is the place I headed.
Peche Mignon my favorite and Juhu's only French Patisserie, presents a lavish array of fresh and vibrantly flavored pastries and breads with a variety of chocolates.

Need I say more?
Good food, relaxing atmosphere and easy access to a clean beach a stay at Novotel Juhu Mumbai offers all this and the best part it you can just stay at the hotel and see Mumbai's who's who walk in and out of the hotel. Some are staying there, others are there for an event or meeting or simply to enjoy the good life that Novotel Juhu Mumbai has to offer.
For me this is luxury at its best.
 “I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip