We just had an overnight stay plan and this was our first visit to Guwahati. We read travel reviews that this hotel is next to the Governor's house and sounded safer than others in the central shopping area.
On the way from the airport we went straight to Kamakhya temple (on the way from the airport to city) and after the visit (took about 1 hour), went to the hotel.
The exterior are worn out (see photos) and the hotel must have have been a nice property a few years back. The hotel was not busy, check-in was easy. We negotiated and got the deluxe double room at INR 2000 (inclusive of taxes). Room has windows that look over the Brahmaputra river. We could see the sunset from the window, and also from the terrace. The hotel has a big suite for INR 4000 but didnt find it worthwhile for just an overnight stay. Overall, the maintainenance is poor.
We ordered food into the room and it was well done and tasty. Service and housekeeping was prompt too. Very friendly people and the manager organised a drop to the bus stand (INR 150) for us to take a taxi to early Shillong next morning. The hotel car driver also negotiated the Shillong taxi at INR 800.
The manager mentioned that renovation was planned in this year. It would be good to check if the renovation is complete as then this hotel could return to its lost glory of the past.
- Also Known As:
- Bellevue Hotel Guwahati