Sunday, May 15, 2016

Central Nirvana, Darjeeling: Excellent Stay, amazing views !!

This is one hotel, which will offer you nice rooms with excellent views. Located close to the mall, so you have to hire a porter if you have luggage as cars are not allowed. Rooms are clean & amenities are also adequate except the heater. Hotel staffs are very polite & helpful. Our room (202) had a fireplace also, which we never tried. Hotel have a nicely decorated lawn facing the hills where you can spend entire day with a book, unless it is raining :)

Go for the club room, even if it costs bit extra. Room 401 is not club room but a grade higher. Connect with hotel authorities if you want to book that room. Hotel authorities will also help you with the best rates for airport/njp station transfer by car.

My rating is 4 star, not five is because of the food & the restaurant. Food is not up to the mark. You will get best foods in Darjeeling at half the price.

Overall, my stall was excellent & will definitely go for this hotel again whenever I will plan a visit to the queen of hills.

Room Tip: Stayed at room 202, which is very good with a nice view & a covered balcony.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bombay Barbeque (Thane) - A let down

After getting bored of Barbeque Nation, I thought will try this one. Got opportunity also as one of my colleague wanted to treat us here to celebrate a lifetime event in his life.

We entered, found the place bit cramped. AC not working in one section. We had a 20 people team and they could not accommodate all in one place.

Then they started with Panipuri and all those stuff which will cut down your appetite. Starters came, we liked few, but they are few in number. Prawns dish we had to ask minimum 5 times and when it came we already moved to desserts.

Main course had 4 items of which the crab you can eat. Mutton you can't chew, fish you have to swallow, forget the chicken.

Live seafood counter have all items very stale and rubbery.

Dessert section for a change was pretty good. Jalebis, basundi, cakes, icecream, gulabjamun, fruit custard and all.

Staff here are very energetic & helpful within their limits. Singing, dancing etc we enjoyed a lot. Over all and average experience, will avoid in future.