On an impromptu trip to Pune last week, I made a hurried online booking at Hotel Ketan, which turned out to be a really good spur-of-the-moment decision.
There is a comfortable lobby on the ground floor and polite staff who make check-in a quick, painless affair. Their prices are pretty reasonable. You can check it out here
The rooms are again, spotless with a big, soft comfortable bed, big screen TV, a little cupboard and desk + chair. I don’t know about all the rooms, but ours had our own private balcony, surrounded by trees. It was probably towards the back of the hotel as there was a quite a lot of noise coming from below.
I opted for a non a/c room, which was really cool and breezy. One doesn’t really need an a/c in Pune… with the awesome weather and all!
Most importantly, the bathrooms are way beyond what you would expect in a hotel like this one, but they do need to install a shower curtain.
Coming to food, they have a decent selection to choose from for their complimentary breakfast. The lunch and dinner menu is great but the food is pretty average. However the service is prompt and keep filling up the jug of water in the room whenever you call for anything. It’s the little things
Other services they provide are free wi-fi, laundry, electronic safes, parking, car hire and car wash as well as full generator back up.
Tons of eateries nearby – from street food to fine dining. The road is pretty lively due to all the colleges around. Just down the road is this place *cue breaking glass
All in all, it’s nor a star rated hotel, but who cares? This is one hotel I’m parking my bags at every time I go to Pune.
Cleanliness – 9/10
Service – 8/10
Location – 9/10
Food – 6/10
Facilities – 8/10
- There is no elevator, so if you are a senior citizen or have one travelling with you, book a room accordingly.
- Okay-ish for families, but there are no play areas in the vicinity.
- Avoid the road-facing rooms if possible