Hotel: Prince Polonia Hotel
Prince Polonia Hotel has crappy rooms with crappy beds. Well, at least this is what we have experienced with this hotel. Yes, you may find several positive reviews of this hotel online. In fact, these are what got us into booking a room in this hotel. But, check the posting date. They are all reviews written years ago, like 2002 and such. Apparently, things have changed much there.
In addition, despite how close from Connaught Place it says itself locates on its website, I found it quite remote and inconvenient. There isn’t much near the hotel, no sightseeing spot, night market, or restaurant, whatsoever. So unless you take a taxi or rickshaw, you can’t go anywhere. And our driver had a hard time finding the hotel.
Their standard room costs Rs 1190. We could find better deals in this price range.
Breakfast in Prince Polonia Hotel tasted so-so, but it’s complimentary, so that’s good 😀
The surrounding area (not too exciting huh)
Hotel: Hotel Blue Sapphire
Some staff there have bad attitude. But the hotel is located in a very convenient area, where night markets, Mc Donald’s, and Indian restaurants are just a block or two away. Furthermore, money exchange service and long distance call service are just right across the street.
So everything around the hotel is just too convenient for us to resist. We simply forgot about its bad customer service and stayed in this hotel for its location. Since we didn’t have to deal with the staff besides during check-in and check-out, it’s not a big deal.
Its price is fair, with standard room costs Rs 1290. And rooms are decent, with hot shower and a/c.
There is a night market about 2 blocks away from Blue Sapphire.
I found a henna tattoo artist and a nice dry fruit store in the night market.