WHERE WE STAYED
THE HOUSE OF MG
ADDRESS:Opp Sidi Saiyad Jali | Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad 380001, India
IN A NUTSHELL: Beautiful rooms but service was a let down.
TRIPADVISOR RATING: 4.5/5
OUR RATING: 3.5/5
Being a former palace, the rooms had grand proportions, the bedroom had a swing in it and the bathroom was the size of most bedrooms. There were great touches to hide modern equipment such as wooden boxes made around the light/fan switches and a wooden antique wardrobe built into the wall – it was too small to be of use but a nice touch.
There were no blackout blinds in the bedroom and the curtains were very flimsy, unfortunately our bedroom overlooked the restaurant and busy main road beyond so light and noise constantly came into our room.
Set on a busy roundabout on a main road, opposite a well visited mosque meant it was noisy and polluted. There were several restaurants a stone’s throw away and getting a rickshaw was easy as there were plenty going past but the short moments spent standing on the “street” negotiating fares etc were pretty tense.
SERVICE & FACILITIES: 2/5
The hotel had a small but functional gym, a ridiculously overpriced restaurant – similar food served across the road at a quarter of the price – and a nice looking pool which was too cold for us to swim in.
Service was a real disappointment, simple requests needed two to three phone calls to check on, for example, it took several hours and numerous reminders before Ethan’s bed was finally delivered, meaning a delayed bedtime and all the things that follow on from that.
I did complain about the service and saw a short-lived improvement before normal (bad) service resumed.
The staff were friendly enough, especially the porters and cleaning staff.
VALUE FOR MONEY: 2/5
This was an expensive place to stay, around £125 per night for a grand suite with breakfast. If the service and location matched the standard of the rooms, it would have been money well spent but taking that into consideration, I feel like there are better options available.