I was very excited to visit this hotel and finally the weekend arrived for a stay at Hyatt Place, Gurgaon. We arrived here to a warm welcome by the staff at the reception.
Soon after we checked in, our stay started with lunch at the Gallery Cafe, which was a good experience, The buffet option is really good. But in ala carte however their lunch menu felt limited with few options to choose from in each category – soups/salads, starters, main course and drinks – though the ones we tried among available options were good, including the Greek Salad, Smoked Chicken Salad, Paneer Bhurji Bun Maska, Mutton Kaleji Keema Mutter Bun Maska and Mumbai Potato Toasty Topped with Sev. The yum one was the Pandara Road Inspired Butter Chicken which after a while we ordered again.
Coming to the deserts, we ordered a Gulab Jamun Creme Brulee and an Ice-cream Sundae. The presentation of both the deserts was superb, with a DIY concept to add flavor.
Once we reached the room, things went upward from there. The room was well laid-out, with a L-shaped Sofa, study desk, closet with iron board, along with other regular amenities. The view from the third floor room we were given, was a little above average, but what better could we expect, given the location of the hotel, which stood along the narrow and busy old Gurgaon-Delhi road, with the Udyog Vihar commercial area one on side, and the old Gurgaon residences on the other.
Ours was the banquet facing, offering a decent view of the banquet garden and the main road.
After resting and lazing in the room, we took a short tour of the hotel, to check out the common facilities like swimming pool and gymnasium. They were both adjacent to each other. The pool looked nice, cosy and inviting and looking at it made us plan a venture the next morning. The gym looked good and well equipped, and the view of the pool from the gym lent it the extra sheen.
Now, time came for the buffet dinner. This time round the experience was much better. The spread was good, with a variety of cuisines and dishes, including South Indian, North Indian, Continental, Oriental etc. and a live counter for kebab. The veg kebab was awesome, and so were the North Indian items and the fish. The vegetable Biryani was my pick of the evening due to its subtle and juicy flavors. The cherry on the cake was the service, which was at Concorde speed as compared to the afternoon lunch service.
After a sumptuous meal and some lip-smacking mud pie, we were all set to hit the sack, to be set for an early wake up the next morning for a morning swim.
But to digest the heavy food, we decided to take a walk outside, within the premises of the hotel though and that was enjoyable.
The next morning, we woke up as per schedule and went for the swim we were longing for. The water, as expected, was crystal clear and luckily, we didn’t find it crowded (in fact it was far from crowded, with just couple of other swimmers, along with us). After a nice swim, it was time for some nice breakfast.
The breakfast was, again, a buffet spread with a wide variety of options. You had the healthy options such as fresh fruits, cereal etc. on one side and the sinful choices including the Chhole Bathure, Idli/Vada Sambhar etc. on another. There was a separate menu for a few on-demand dishes like Parantha, Omelette, Dosa, Besan Chila and the likes. We had whatever we could, as what’s better than having a full stomach to start your day.
We were just beginning to enjoy ourselves when our journey was nearing its end. Nonetheless, we requested for an extended check-out of an hour (1pm instead of 12pm), which gave us the time to laze around a little more and to assimilate the heavy meal that we had just emerged from.
We sat and reflected on the time spent, alternating between some soft and peppy music, played out over our JBL portable speaker and tried to soak in the remaining hours we had, at this lovely property. With that, finally, came our time to bid adieu and we left with a smile and some good moments to remember.
Plan your stay at the Hyatt Gurgaon-Udyog Vihar, if you’re up for some time away with your spouse/friends/family or just drop in for a meal, however be sure to bring some positive vibes along to add to the experience.
Inputs from : Anubhav Puri