There were 4 staff members behind the Reception counter and yet it took long to check us in. We had a print out confirmation of our booking and yet they kept on asking "how many people were booked for & how many rooms". At one point of time I got frustrated and asked them to refer to their booking records and read through the copy of the booking in front of them which I produced...copy of booking via Expedia & copy of Grand Continental hotel confirmation they sent me.
Porter was standing there and refused to assist so we had to carry our bags inside. They quickly grabbed our bags from the reception area , took it to our rooms & stook waiting for tips. I thanked the porter but he refused to leave until I gave him a tip.
There was a Wedding going on, in front of the Reception area so music was extremely high & we had to shout while communicating. Wedding guest were walking in and out of the Wedding Hall so obviously the doors were open most of the time. There was another hall in the middle og the hotel rooms where the wedding took place at night 10pm. Loudness of the wedding ritual kept us awake.
Rooms on the ground floor was old and had this unpleasant odour/smell and we realised that it was coming from the toilet.
We reached the hotel at night & hotel restaurant was closed due to the wedding. Not good, especially with tourist travelling all the way across the world to visit Allahabad and thinking that stay at Grand Continental would be satisfactory. Upsetting indeed.
Janti from Australia
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is close to All Saint's Cathedral, Allahabad University, and Chandra Shekhar Azad …More
Room too small. Pls dont book this hotel by any chance...moreover the room rent on xpedia website is too high....it does not match with the quality of the hotel...somebody may get far better hotel at this price in comparison with this hotel.
Situated in Allahabad, this hotel is close to All Saint's Cathedral, Allahabad University, and Chandra Shekhar Azad Park …More
hotel rooms are small but sheets are not convincingly clean, bathroom of the room in which i stayed was clean so thats positive, restaurant of the hotel is good , food and beverages provided are clean and fresh and tasty too, hotel has cyber cafe inside so if we need to book airline or train tickets we can do it with ease, hotel is not crowded so you feel relaxed and staff is ok, they help you when you ask them for ant assistance, overall my stay in hotel prayag was good, but if you book a room with common bathroom then this review will not help, i booked a single bed room with inbuilt bathroom and tv, so if you book anything less than that your stay might not be as good as i have described here ;-)
pavan from bangalore
Situated in Allahabad, this hotel is close to Khusrau Bagh, All Saint's Cathedral, and Chandra Shekhar Azad Park. Local …More
I stayed in Club Kanha room & my colleague stayed in Deluxe room. My room was fine & so was my colleagues though glass of his rooms widow overlooking the hotel front required washing/ cleaning. The Club room is equipped with pleasing to eye lighting & has tea/ coffee making facility & LCD TV. Morning BF offered complimentary is Good. The hotel is ideally located in city center with offices/ shopping mall/ bus & rail depots located nearby. However, the tariff appears to be on the higher side when compared with similar or better facilities offered in downtown hotels of larger cities.
Hemant from Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Situated in Allahabad, this hotel is close to All Saint's Cathedral, Allahabad University, and Khusrau Bagh. Also nearby are …More
No one knows the Allahabad area better than the locals. Hotel U. R. is one of the most popular choices with local travelers. Another hotel worth consideration is Rahi Ilawart Tourist Bungalow, with its average guest rating of 4. Locals also like to book rooms at Hotel Samrat in Allahabad.
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