Hotel condition - There were two type of rooms in JADLI 'resort'. One type on the ground floor & the other one on the first floor. We were booked rooms in the ground floor ones (3 rooms) but we refrained from taking them because they were in horribly pathetic condition as far as hygiene is concerned. We eventually had to go for the slightly better first floor ones (only 2 were available for 6 of us).
Standard of the room: - The first floor rooms which we eventually took were in much better shape than the ground floor ones but in no way anywhere close to what one would consider for staying when in holidaying mood. The room in itself was pretty basic with a poor distemper (paint) job, a decent double bed & a small TV. The bathroom was clean (only on the first floor rooms) but with no provision for warm water (supplied on request), with a messy commode collar that wouldn't stay up & shockingly clear glass window that opened to the roadside with only a single sheet of newspaper ---
Continued from OVERALL OPINION: - --- stuck poorly on the glass window preventing peeping toms from having a peek inside.
Services of the hotel: - The service was slow but dinner was good. However, the morning breakfast felt bad in taste as well as looks. There were very few items available from the 'exhaustive' menu & at one time you could either have dinner or have tea - Not both. There was zilch hospitality from the meagre hotel staff. They were more courteous to a bunch of hooligans staying in the ground floor (who drank whisky in open - from the time we arrived at the hotel (04:00 PM) to 2 hours past midnight). We had no problem with their drinking but the loud music that they kept playing in their car all day, really irked us. What was more shocking was the hotel staff's inablity to shut them up. They kept bickering about the situation when we asked them to check the situation. The poor families & young women staying (unfortunately) in the hotel actually felt threatened.
Value for money: - Since we got only 2 rooms at the price of 3, in isolation, it turned out to be an expensive stay (i.e.if you don't consider that all 6 of us shared the expenses). We felt cheated rather than robbed. We even had a little altercation with the hotel caretaker who washed off his hands when we requested him to adjust the third room charges (which we didn't take due to hygeine issues). We argued only because at the time of our arrival and subsequent discussions, the caretaker had agreed to adjust the charges. Clearly, it wasn't a value for money deal for us. Even if we had got the third room, I would suggest people to spend 2000-3000 more rupees and get a better hotel to stay in.
Hotel location: - The hotel actually came a little early than we expected & on our way up to the Lansdowne market, we saw better resorts (at least 'Blue Pine', 'Kasang regency' & 'Fairydale' were better from outside). However, since we seldom go to hill stations, we enjoyed the view & climate