This could have been the best hotel that I stayed during my 30 days in N India. The room was large and clean, no windows, the bathroom was large and had a good supply of hot water. However, the stay was spoilt by the noise from redevelopment of the upper floors. Working from 6:30am to 12:30am despite complaints we weren't moved to another room till the third day and then had to endure noise from a noisy family checking out at 4:30am, shame.
6 of us spent 5 nights here February 2017. We were 2 minutes from the Sikh Gurdwara the Golden Temple. Easy access whether you wander over at 4 am or 9 pm (it is open 24/7).
"Lovely" and all of his staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. All the meals were excellent. We had breakfast every day and three dinners.
The guide they provided, Jassi, was fantastic. Best guide I've had anywhere in India.
The hotel has created a beautiful yoga hall that has high ceilings, great lighting, and even has a gong! This hall could easily accommodate 15-20 people. It was quite comfortable with space heaters.
It's not the fanciest hotel, nor do the rooms have stellar views (though the roof does) but if you are looking for convenience, getting to really connect with locals and have service when you need it, I recommend Hotel Sarovar Regency. I will be back! First picture is Lovely who oversees everything and third picture is our tour guide.
The winner is the location. Its next to the Golden Temple. we went to the temple so many times.
About the room - it is not cleaned properly, you can see dirt in corners, under bed and besides the tables. I had a toddler and got to look at all these for hygiene and safety of my child. I requested the bedsheets were to be changed as they seemed soiled and the new ones were no better. The staff is polite and courteous and promptly responded to change requests, but seems that their laundry department has issues.
The food is ok, it was perfect one day (when we paid separately for it) and was a bit raw on the days it was included with our stay package.
Amritsar has traditionally been a one night stand for Indian and Sikh pilgrims visiting the Golden Temple. The single western hotel in town is the Ramada, very nicely appointed. However, the Hotel Sarovar is one of the few independently owned hotels that is committed to coming the true Indian experience with the amenities that international tourists expect. What they already have is the singularly most engaged, friendly and helpful staff I have come across in my many travels. It is critical to have excellent local guides in this city, and the Hotel Sarovar has at least 2 of the best. The hotel is right in the middle of the Golden Temple area, a 3 min walk. The rooms are spacious and clean. There is simple room service and the food traditional vegetarian and delicious. The 3 of us went downstairs to breakfast each morning to our own private dining room, already laid out with all the possible menu choices and our own dedicated server. Fresh fruit, traditional omelettes, pastry and breads. The value is well worth it and most importantly, the sense of safety and integrity that we three women experienced throughout our three day stay.
Hotel Sarovar is nice and quite place, almost on the doorsteps of Harmandir Sahib. One will really enjoy their stay in a hotel where they can just walk-in to almost all the places they want to visit in Amritsar, it can be Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Town Hall, Hall bazaar, Kapdaa Market, and many famous and nice food joints. You name it and that is just few steps away. The staff is good and cooperative. I didn't got chance to try food in hotel, but I think usually no one will return back from Amritsar roads and market empty stomach :)