I had booked our room in Cambay Sapphire, Gandhinagar. The hotel is a huge red building and is a five-star luxury hotel. Set in the midst of the city where the proximity to several sightseeing places is within minutes of drive, this was exactly the kind of place a person should go to relax and rejuvenate.
The hotel is two-storey building with about 180 rooms in total. It is actually a spa resort with several amenities that are available are spa facilities, golf course, yoga and meditation centre along with ayurvedic treatments. The types of rooms available are the Executive Suite room, Presidential Suite room, Executive room, Superior room and the Standard room.
The lobby of the waiting room has beautiful decorations with great big chandeliers. The front desk staff is very friendly and finished all the formalities in a jiffy. I had booked us a Standard room with an extra bed and having done the required formalities, the bellboy took us to our room.
The room was spacious with a colour television, refrigerator and a telephone. The bathroom has a shower and the receptionist informed us that we would get an ironing board and iron, if needed. The bed was spacious and there was a small desk with a telephone on the side of the bed.
After freshening up, we crashed into the bed and were asleep in no time. We woke up early the next day and went down to the hotel’s restaurant. We found that there were three choices of restaurants for us- Cambay Cafe, which offered beverages, snacks and desserts. At the “Sip Juice Bar”, we could order juices and smoothies. The “Indus multi-cuisine restaurant” has varieties of Indian, Continental and Oriental food choices.
We ordered ourselves a coffee and later took a half hour walk as a part of my daily exercise. I saw that there was a swimming pool at Cambay Sapphire, Gandhinagar and swimming being my passion, I made a mental note to use the pool one of these days. The hotel has four conference rooms for business and other purposes and two party lawns for weddings and receptions. What a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location.