This hotel is fine for a short business stay.
Posted Nov 17, 2014
Had I known that Surya Palace Hotel was still doing renovations, I would never have booked a 3-week vacation there. I have returned home tired. Out of the 3 weeks I had exactly 3 mornings when I was not awakened by noisy guests outside my door by 7AM in the morning. And at 9 AM on all days, including Saturdays and Sundays, the construction crews began pounding on their renovations. It went on all day until 6PM; endless hammering, grinding sounds, and pounding with demolition tools. The corners of the room were dirty, the bathroom had slime mold in the corner by the shower, which I cleaned myself immediately since I am allergic to mold. When I in my usual custom wiped the walls with my washcloth after the shower, the back of the shower wall gave off brown stain, similar to hard water stain, as if it was never cleaned before. Even though the bathroom appears to be remodeled not too long ago, it is showing a lot of wear and tear already, due to poor construction work. I.e. the mirror moved each time I opened the door, and upon inspection I found that it was not screwed into the wall. The final day there I ran across two nasty cockroach type bugs that were camping out in the information book on the desk. I left them on the floor for the staff to find when they cleaned next. The food was excellent and the courtesy staff was well trained and friendly. There is no washer and dryer to do ones own laundry, as noted in the online hotel description .