Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hotel Review - Golden Tulip Panchkula

In my previous post, I told you all about my snow filled Shimla holiday which happened earlier this month. Before I visited Shimla, I spent a couple of days in one of my favorite cities in India -Chandigarh, where I stayed at the Golden Tulip Panchkula, a lovely 4-star luxury resort located amidst the picturesque Morni Hills. I landed in Chandigarh on a sunny winter morning, and as the 40 minutes drive from airport brought me to closer to the property, I noticed the visible change in landscape with all the greenery around me. This 44 room hotel is tucked away in a quiet corner of the city and with the amazing view you don't even realize that you're in Chandigarh anymore. 

The entrance of the hotel

The lobby of the hotel
As I entered the hotel, I was greeted by the staff and management with big smiles and a grand welcome which I absolutely loved! I chit chatted with the GM Mr Arbind who told me all about the property and took me on a tour to show me all their facilities which make it the perfect destination for both families, leisure and business travelers. 

Just checked in at The Golden Tulip Panchkula 
Where there's June, there's a mirror selfie!
Following this, I headed to their their all day dining restaurant Patio Terrasse which has one of the best views in Chandigarh coupled with delicious food and warm hospitality.  At the restaurant, I was greeted by Chef Chuni who whipped up some really innovative and delicious dishes for me. 

Patio Terrasse - the all day dining restaurant
Patio Terrasse serves a wide menu of Indian, Chinese and Continental fare
I started my breakfast with a fusion dish called a sandwich dosa which consisted of dosa slices with a coleslaw filling which was unique and tasted delicious. The presentation was amazing too as you can see from the pictures below -

Set Dosa for Breakfast
Sausages with Eggs Benedict
During my stay at the hotel, I had all my meals at Patio Terrasse as their food is brilliant and the beautiful hills surrounding it make it the perfect place to dine whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. What stood out is that the staff here is extremely warm and attentive and everyone greets you with a smile and takes your feedback about the food which shows their dedication to great service. The restaurant is great for hosting private events too as witnessed a kitty party taking place in the large outdoor seating area during my stay at the hotel.

The view from Patio Terrasse
The poolside at Golden Tulip Panchkula
 The restaurant overlooks their large lawn and banquet hall which is a very popular wedding venue and coincidentally, there was a wedding there the previous night before I arrived. They also have a pool overlooking the hills but the weather was too cold to take a dip. 

As I had a long layover during my journey from Pune to Chandigarh, I was in need of a massage and headed to their spa to re-energize myself for my holiday. They have a beautifully done up spa which offers a wide range of treatments in a beautiful surrounding. I got a very relaxing Swedish massage which fixed my tiredness and charged me up for the week of traveling ahead! Their therapists are trained in a fusion of traditional healing practices as well as modern rejuvenation and well-being techniques.

Myra's Spa at Golden Tulip Panchkula

The spa at Golden Tulip Panchkula
The view from the spa 
Moving on to the most important part- THE SUITE! I was staying in this ah-mazing suite which is elegant, spacious, and has a lot of natural light along with spectacular views of lush green fields and hills all around. It consisted of a large hall and a bedroom flanked by a lovely balcony and I just didn't feel like leaving my room.

My suite!
The bedroom of the suite
The view from the bedroom
Gotta love em bathtubs!
Overall, this was definitely one of the best stays I've ever had and highly recommend you to stay here if you are planning a trip to Chandigarh. A big thanks to the Gm Mr Arbind and his staff who made my stay here so memorable. I will definitely drop by when I'm visiting Chandigarh next. 

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