July 6, 2018

Hotel Bansi, Dwarka

6.7

Connectivity

10.0 /10

Infrastructure

8.0 /10

Cleanliness

7.0 /10

Amenities

8.0 /10

Dining Experience

0.0 /10

Hospitality

7.0 /10

Pros

  • Located at walking distance from Dwarkadhish Temple
  • Safe for female solo travelers because of being situated in the main market
  • Surrounded by various eateries serving local food.
  • Affordable for budget travelers

Cons

  • No availability of in room dining or restaurant
  • Bottled water is not available at the hotel.

During our visit to Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, we decided to stay at some place near to the temple in order to be able to experience the early morning darshan (auspicious sight of the idol of a deity in a temple). On researching, we found out that Dwarka being a pilgrimage center, has no premium hotels. So, we decided to stay at a budget hotel near the temple and zeroed down upon Hotel Bansi as it seemed to be pretty decent on its website. However, we were disappointed by the complete lack of dining service in the hotel. My rating of the hotel is  6.7 on 10. Read on to know more…

CONNECTIVITY

The hotel is situated at a distance of 2 km from Dwarka Railway Station. The famous pilgrimage site of Dwarkadhish Temple is located within walking distance from the hotel.

The Dwarkadhish Temple

INFRASTRUCTURE

It’s a typical budget hotel, the kind which one expects to mostly find at pilgrimage centers. Its official website misleads by featuring the picture of Dwarkadheesh Temple which might be perceived by a traveler as  a representation of the hotel.

The facade of the hotel

CLEANLINESS

Cleanliness was average. The bed sheet had a little dust on it and felt as if it was being reused for the second or third time. However, it was changed on request. The bathroom was clean.

AMENITIES

Room was spacious and had basic amenities like a TV with a set-top box and split AC. 24 hour supply of hot and cold running water was available. Basic toiletries were provided. Complimentary water bottles were not provided. In their place, a water camper with 2 glass tumblers was kept.

The room

DINING EXPERIENCE

To our surprise, the hotel didn’t have its own Dining Area or room service for food! The staff agreed to serve only tea/coffee and bread toast. However, we were able to have proper food because the lane in which the hotel is situated is surrounded by many eateries. We had food at Amrutras Restaurant which is a decent AC restaurant.

 HOSPITALITY

As mentioned earlier, it’s a budget restaurant and doesn’t have its own Dining Area or room service for food. So, there wasn’t much to be expected from the staff. We had ordered tea and toast and it was served to us in half an hour.

You might consider staying in this hotel if the unavailability of in-room dining facility is not a concern for you. If that’s the case,  do consider tasting the local food and shopping Gujarati ethnic wear in the main market.

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