Ritz Inn:
  Ahmedabad, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (18 reviews, 4/5)

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  • 4/5 (Based on 18 reviews)

this hotel has good service and good facilities.was here for official visit . would like to be there while holidaying.

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  By amit_083 on Apr 04, 2010

Rooms were great, just a bit dark, otherwise felt like an international hotel. Close to station. 15 mins from centre. Nice and quiet in room. Bakery just outside and moti mahal good tandoori restaurant next door. The restaurant had good dosas. The breakfast was fine if nothings special.

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  By JoW2009 on Jan 01, 2010

first the best part of the hotel the bathroom were really very clean and better many 5 star rated hotel in India
I had stayed In le maridien before the only difference i found was le meridein is 5 star with highly priced room tarrif and is in a remote kind of a locality and also it is big hotel the lobby and the other open areas are big
while ritz inn 3 star rated hotel with a decent structure and perhaps the best of the structure in that locality tyhe room tarrif are reasonable and also the lobby
But if you talk about every thing else it is the same i.e the rooms ,service, well trained staff, always helpfull
I shifted my preference from le meridien to ritz as i found i payed more for a very little in return as there was not much of a difference between this two
Also if you plan to visit the Hotel use thier free pickup and drop service if you donot want to get harrased by rickshaw fellows

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  By ankit1986 on Mar 03, 2009

Probably the best overall hotel I stayed at in India, and most hotels I was at were about twice the 2000 rupee price of this one. The location is a bit shaky near the train station (but this neighborhood is better than most near train stations, there is no train noise, and obviously its super-convenient if you are taking the train.

Free airport transfers, immaculate, business-class rooms with even the finishes done well (many rooms in allegedly fancy Indian hotels are done in by unfinished exposed concrete, shabby materials used for bathroom fixtures, etc.) Excellent service by staff that understand and speak English well (again, not a given even at twice this price) and a good on-site restaurant

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  By TravlerJC on Dec 12, 2008

We were met at the airport and taken to the hotel in a lovely car far superior to most Indian transport. The driver drove calmly and carefully (very unusual, almost no hooting). The whole ambiance was beautiful and the decor of the room was impressive. The only problem was the noise. The hotel is very close to the station and the trains seem to hoot all night. The 24 hour check out was great for us as we had arrived late at night and so we didn't have to worry about leaving in a hurry next day.

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  By sbtimes2 on Mar 03, 2011

Ritz went out of their way to ensure I was safe since I was travelling solo woman. Anyone making a reservation at Ritz should be aware that they provide free transportation to/from the airport and the train station, which is a great advantage. There is a bakery within the hotel that is delicious, worth trying out.

45

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  By Travellin... on Feb 02, 2011

We have searched many hotels at Ahmedabad. but this hotel is uncomparable with any 3 / 4 star hotels. Food is also excellent.

Even we feel better services.

thank and advise you maintain the same services

45

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  By DJ123Mumb... on Jun 06, 2010

I choose this hotel as it is near the airport. It is located on a noisy Station Road (very near to the railway station), the traffic in front of the hotel can drive you crazy. But the reception staff was cordial and welcoming. The room was very clean and calm and despite the heat and chaos outside.
Hotel provides the complimentary breakfast at the restaurant. The food was tasty with affordable price.The hotel is Wi-Fi enabled but have to pay for the usage which is expensive. The hotel staff were excellent.
Nice hotel if you are here for a short functional trip.

45

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  By lcpta on May 05, 2010

Its a great place to eat and enjoy, its has a great dishes for eating and very tasty and i would recommend the place for eating out and it has good service also.

45

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  By ArpitU on Apr 04, 2010

i stayed at the ritz inn from 11th to 14th of June. The one main reason for me to choose this hotel was the reviews written , and true to what others who stayed here felt , i was impressed. the most impressive thing was the complimentary pick & drop from the airport. i reached Ahmadabad at 11.45 pm , & true to what the hotel said , the pick up was there even before i landed. basically had a good stay in there, the rooms were average but nice & clean ,the air con was good for the ahmedabad heat , the staff were friendly ,the breakfast was good & so was the food there(though only veg.) & importantly all at a very good price.
to put it simply , i was impressed by the stay there.

45

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  By munafpate... on Jun 06, 2009

The Ritz Inn looks like a decades old art deco property that's been restored, but in fact was built just a few years ago. The designer obviously understood art deco well and has filled the rooms with nicely detailed fittings and pieces of furniture which combine functionality with style.
The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and clean, and a bargain at the price of around Rs.1500 for a single and 2000 for a double. Complimentary rides to and from the airport / railway / bus station are an additional facility rarely found in hotels below luxury grade.
The service is friendly and the vegetarian restaurant reasonable, though if you are a carnivore like I am, no veggie restaurant can be of much interest to you. Veggie here means no eggs, by the way, so don't expect your complimentary breakfast to include a masala omelette.
The road on which Ritz Inn stands is very noisy and traffic clogged, being a short distance from the main rail station. My room on the thrid floor kept most of the noise out. Choose a room on as high a floor as possible. The room smelt of tobacco smoke when I first entered, but that soon disippated.
A tip that has little to do with the hotel: Ahmedabad doesn't have a developed tourist industry, possibly partly because of prohibition on alcohol consumption in Gujarat state. As a result, most of the auto rickshaw drivers are clueless about important tourist sites. You're likely to end up far from your intended destination if you aren't careful. On my last day there, I found a rickshaw driver named Mohammed who has an excellent knowledge of the city and showed me a few gems that weren't in my guidebook. Many hotels in the city have his mobile contact, and I strongly recommend you get him to take you round.

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  By tsetse on Mar 03, 2007

Zentral gelegen, ganz in der Nähe des Bahnhofs. Gehobenes Hotel mit gutem Personal und leckerem Essen, das auch aufs Zimmer gebracht wird. Kleines Negativum: Die zentrale Klimaanlage (wie bei vielen der grossen Hotels).
Ein kleines Extra: Nebenan gibt es eine leckere Konditorei (sehr zu empfehlen sind die Kekse).

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  By SebaFra on Jul 07, 2011

We booked for a family of 4. Very disappointed to be allocated a double bed and a thin mattress on the floor. The TV did not work and shower did not stay on. Power cut out twice during stay. On a positive note, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. More of a business/conference hotel for locals.

35

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  By shonabret... on Jul 07, 2011

Hotel ritz inn is a good hotel near Ahmedabad Railway station. Room are quite decent and proper clean. Hotel staff is good and room service is excellent. I enjoyed my stay.

35

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  By vinay_shu... on Aug 08, 2010

The hotel is decent at the affordable prices it has to offer. It also offers a pick and drop facility to airport within the cost. Although being located in the City so people don't like to travel to this side from Amdabad. The best part is it also near the railway Station Kalupur. One can also enjoy non veg at Moti Mahal next door.

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  By Deva_9 on Dec 12, 2009

I think tsetse's review from March is an excellent review of this hotel and I agree with most of the review. I had some problems with the hotel, but because of the poor quality of other hotels in this city and the absence many tourists I will rate this hotel better than I would if it were located in a more popular tourist city.

We found our way off the train in Ahemdebad and fought off the Taxi drivers that were probably the worst I had ever experienced. We finally found two auto rickshaws to take us hotel hunting. Dev let these drivers take us to two hotels they recommended. The first one was in back of Le Meridian. It was awful. Every room smelled as if they kept a lighted cigarette going in them all the time. The rooms were tiny and not even fit for back packers. The second hotel we went to was even worse and the bathrooms smelled of feces. Both were as nasty and dirty as the rickshaw drivers that delivered us to these places. I wondered why Dev was taking the advice of these characters.

We finally went to the first of three hotels picked out by Suresh. This hotel was named the Ritz-Inn. When we were checking out the first hotel above, my wife had walked across the street to the Le Meridian and really wanted to stay there. For some reason, Our Indian friend did not want us spending 9000 INR for the night at this fine hotel. The Ritz was relatively clean and was beautifully decorated as noted in tsetse's review. True to past experiences at Indian hotels, the relatively nice facade was all this place provided. The staff at the front desk seemed to go out of their way to make our experience there uncomfortable. They showed no concern for my distaste of their 60 INR per hour charge to use their internet on their computers (by India standards this is alot although it only amounted to $1.30). In fact they lied to me when I asked if there was an internet café close by to go to to just check my email. They told me it was ten kilometers away and we found it within a block of the hotel the next day. They showed no concern for my objection of not including breakfast in the fare (as tsetse received an inclusive breakfast, this decision may be customer dependant). They refused to exchange money here.

The restaurant was beautifully decorated, but dirty. I watched waiters replace dishes on tables after customers had left without wiping down the tables. They charged 120 rupees for their breakfast buffet, but only 60 INR for a similar cooked to order breakfast without all the stuff found on the buffet we just don’t eat. The wait staff is poorly trained and occasionally dirty, but very nice and willing to help.

The front desk staff refused to offer a suggestion on a restaurant outside the hotel and told my wife, “We recommend this restaurant.” Strangers in a strange town, we were lost as to where to get a nice relaxing meal at a clean restaurant. The travel desk man was the nicest and friendliest person at the hotel. He went out of his way to help us with a kind smile and his best broken English. He recommended the restaurant next door, the Modi Mahal. He said we could even have the food delivered to our room through room service. The Modi Mahal was a meat restaurant and the hotel only vegetarian. The travel desk man even went and got us a taxi to go to the Le Meridian when we opted here for dinner.

The room we chose was the one queen size bed room that smelled the least like an ash tray with burning cigarettes. All the other rooms we looked at (4) carried a much worse smell of cigarettes. The room seemed otherwise very clean with marble floors throughout. Even the bathroom was clean. The worst part of our room though was the broken toilet seat that kept sliding off. In addition, the kind room cleaners left a single sheet of toilet paper on the roll with no extra replacement. What a wonderful surprise to sit down to. We had to call down several times for towels and the soaps were really of poor quality.

The hotel is next to a Muslim restaurant on one side, the Modi Mahal, and a bakery next door on the other. Both are very popular in this town and people were eating at both places until all hours of the evening. We tried the Modi Mahal and were treated to unwashed water glasses, an unwashed tea cup and cool rice (a red flag the rice has been sitting around breeding bacteria). In addition, the soup Paula ordered was so spicy hot, she could not eat it even after preparing her tongue eating spicy food the past week. We ate maybe a spoonful of food each, paid the approximate $5 tab and left. It did not seem to bother the workers that we did this and they showed no concern about the untouched plates we left. Our Indian friend who ate here without us because the hotel staff gave him false information of our whereabouts enjoyed his meal here.

There was no minibar in the room, only an empty refrigerator. The last straw for this hotel was when we were getting ready to leave. One of the staff knocked on the door as I was showering and presented Paula with her clothes. She was shocked. They had taken a bag of dirty clothes we had set in the corner of the room with our luggage. The clothes were placed in a plastic bag we found in the room and this bag of clothes was sort of hidden away with our luggage. We were told that we were to put this bag on the bed or by the door, with the form filled out in order to get it washed. We did not do this. They had taken this small bag, and rush washed the clothes to the tune of about $20 US without our knowledge. This person had come into the room and I had no idea he was there. I was in the shower and started to come out, but luckily my wife stopped me. After he left I came out and I found out what had happened and was quite upset. The manager finally came up. They have a way of invading your personal space and just walking into your room at some Indian hotels. I blocked the manager and his henchman from entering and spoke to him outside the room. I told him of our treatment by his front desk and that they had no business taking our laundry like that. The manager apologized and said that he even noticed me waiting outside the hotel for three hours the day before looking “confused”. He said he thought about going to me to see if everything was OK, but he never did. I said that I felt unsafe here. I told him that the evening he saw me, they told my friend I was not in the room when I was and delivered his note to me one and one half hours after my friend had left it. They did nothing to make my stay here easier, only more difficult. I felt that his last minute appearance, just before our checking out to try to make up for a bad stay was disingenuous.

Even with all the problems, this is probably a good choice of hotel if you don’t want to pay the higher rates at the Le Meridian (I’d consider paying the higher rates there). I looked at two other hotels before this one. This hotel room was very clean except for the cigarette smell. The AC worked OK. The internet is high priced here. They offer no money exchange. The front desk offers no help or advice to people experiencing this strange town for the first time and you feel all alone here. It is a poor respite for the weary and if you need some extra comfort, safety, and familiar surroundings, you won’t be happy here.

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  By Stompper on Dec 12, 2007

It was the worst experience ever. We had checked in early after getting off the train & they NEVER mentioned it was 24 hour check out- therefore we were expected to check out exactly 24 hours later. We would never have stayed otherwise. We tried to negotiate the time and even were willing to pay for a late check out but it they were charging a full night rate to check out just a few hours later!!!!

During this discussion the desk staff were really aggressive, threatening ( shouting, banging counter) and I felt downright terrified in this hotel!! Never experienced anything like it in all my significant travels in India. After the 'run- in' with the desk staff my husband popped out to get water and soon after housekeeping came banging at the door despite the do-not-disturb sign and that fact we had just checked in and had not requested any service. I really felt it was a move to intimidate me as they would have seen my husband step out.

The bathroom was very run down and shower was a mere drip. All the room are smoking even though they tried to pass them off as 'non smoking'. It was evident that the room we were given was smoking and when we said this. We were told it was non smoking despite there being a very strong smell of smoke and an ashtray in the room. When I pointed this out I was aggressively told by the bell boy that 'All Indian men smoke" while still maintaining it was a non smoking room!!!!!!!

My recommendation is to avoid, avoid avoid.

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  By Jimi_11 on Apr 04, 2011

- awful filth neighbourhood
- choked sink
- dishonest put me in a deluxe room when i paid for super deluxe
- no frig in room - despite being told so
- not served toast at breakfast
- EXTREMELY NOISY ROOMS - SHOCKING
- no hot water on both days - barely lukewarm - at all times
- no toilet paper - had to ask for it
AVOID

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  By wearytrav... on Dec 12, 2008

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Executive

Room facilities :
  • Mineral Water
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Study Table
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
What is included :
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Mineral Water Bottles

USD 68

all inclusive

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Double

Room facilities :
  • Mineral Water
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom Toiletries
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Study Table
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
What is included :
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Mineral Water Bottles

USD 90

all inclusive

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Dining:

The multicusine restaurant of the hotel offering gastronomic delights to its guests, with a menu extensive enough to satisfy a gourmet. This cosy split level tastefully decorated restaurant where the food is at its best, tastiest and fastest, is open from sunrise to midnight offering a specially selected spread which you always wanted to eat. Also the selection of an executive luncheon which changes everyday.