Golden Sarovar Portico - A Boutique Hotel in Amritsar
Sarovar Hotels stand for excellence in hospitality and service. Having reviewed several properties of this group, I realized the warmth and care was consistent in each hotel. This time I planned a visit to the Golden temple city, Amritsar with my mother and simply admired the way the staff took care of us.
We travelled via a Shatabdi train that leaves in the morning. After a journey of 6 hours, we reached Amritsar. The arrival to the train station was on time and we were received by our driver, who welcomed us in a traditional manner and escorted us to the cab. The journey from the station to the hotel is barely few minutes. We reached the hotel around 2.30 pm.
The Golden Sarovar Portico stands tall with an opulent design and remarkable space. It is positioned in the heart of the city giving easy access to travelers to all the major attractions. It is a calm oasis in a bustling city placed in the affluent Ranjit Avenue, sharing space with luxury bungalows and villas.
Upon arrival at the hotel, we were welcomed by the General Manager. The politeness of the staff is very evident in the way they greet you and offer a welcome drink. After feeling at ease in the pristine lobby, our check-in process initiated.
The Golden Sarovar Portico has ….. rooms that are built aesthetically and finished with elegant furnishings. Each room has wide glass windows to usher in light and thick drapes to ensure privacy. The Bathrooms are spacious, all tiled in white with bath essentials and a nice shower corner with a glass door.
The carpeted and hushed hallways are nice and welcoming. Other facilities of the hotel include muti-cuisine Restaurant/coffee shop, fitness centre, bar, roof top restaurant.
The hotel has one restaurant that offers buffet and an extensive a-la-carte menu featuring Indian and continental cuisine.
We stayed in the hotel’s nicest room, equipped with a big wardrobe, comfortable chairs facing a large window offering a nice view of the street, a writing desk with stationary, a huge bed with extra soft pillows and bed spreads, a large bathroom with luxury essentials and a mini bar. We actually enjoyed spending time in the room as much as we did out of it.
After freshening up, we reached their restaurant that had a mix of traditional and continental cuisines. My culinary experience at Golden Sarovar was average. We were however happy with the warm service offered by the server who ensured our experience was good.
My two days experience at the hotel was a success owing to the eminent driver who ensured we visited the destinations on time.
The golden temple was of course was on the top list. It is always advisable to ask the driver to park in the parking area of the temple. There are two lanes that lead to the Golden Temple. A narrow one has two wheelers trying to fit in and pedestrians struggling to move. Opt for the other wider lane that has a beautiful market that has a wide variety of dupattas suits, shoes and more.
The Golden Temple is a must visit place. The neatness is commendable and the purity of this place is worth walking all the way. It is best to visit the temple in the evening when the lights glitter and gleam and bring out the best of the temple.
We also visited the popular markets of Amritsar and shopped the local papads and pickles. We missed visiting the Wagah border as there was shortage of time. Our excursions around the city were fantastic and we loved each bit.
Each time we returned back after a chaotic sightseeing, the warm reception of the staff simply took away our tiredness.
Facilities and Services include:
- Airport transfers/ pick and drop
- 1 Restaurant and a Bar
- In Room Dining
- Fitness Room
- Outdoor Parking Lot
- 24-hour Security
- Free Wi-Fi
If you’re looking for business hotel or a place to enjoy with family, this place is the perfect choice. Neat comfortable rooms, Fitness Center, Restaurant and Bar options on site ensure you have all the comfort and relaxation you desire.
369 Green Avenue, Near District Shopping Complex, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab 143001
Phone: 0183 515