About our trip: We 3 were on a family pilgrimate trip to Kollur and Udupi and chosen this hotel as out transit acccommodation at Mangalore. Selection of hotel: Having no past experience, we selected this hotel based on reviews in Travelguru.com and tripadvisor.com for which we need not have to regret. Hotel experience: Ours was a one day stay and it was very comfortable. We selected a premium room based on review seen at Tripadvisor. The hotel is centrally located and very near to Mangalore railway station. We paid Rs. 20 for auto. The hotel is following 24 Hr checkout policy which is helpful for customers. Room was ready at our arrival and the reception staff was very friendly and co-operative. We could check in the room in just 5 minutes. The room was amazingly clean and spacious. My 5 year old child found enough space to run and play in the room. The bed, bed linen and pillows were perfectly clean. The room had a LCD TV with big screen, mini refrigerator and coffee/tea maker which were of much use to us. Bath room was very spacious, clean and having all accessories like shampoo, comb, soap, dental kit, shaving kit and towels. Bath room fittings were excellent and easy to operate. There was no bath tub but that made no difference as we hardly use it even if it is there. 24 Hr hot/ cold water was available. To be true, we found this bathroom much superior to many of the 4 or 5 star hotels we stayed in the past. Only shortcoming we observed was the lack of a hairdryer which would have been an icing on the cake. Food: We had buffet breakfast from the restaurant which was complimentary. There were 3-4 varieties of dishes mostly south indian. Food was not so excellent but not bad also. As we were on the move for whole day, we could not experience lunch/ dinner in the hotel. Other services: We availed taxi facility also from the hotel desk for our travel to Kollur and Udupi. The services and rates were very reasonable and transparent. The driver provided was friendly and experienced. Night stay: Our night stay in the hotel was very comfortable with no noise observed even though the room was facing main road. General: The hotel does not have a covered parking but have own open parking space for 5-6 vehicles. It did not matter us as we were not travelling in own car. Overall the experience was very nice and a pleasant surprise especially because we booked there with no previous experience. At the price what we paid, I am sure we received 200% returns. Plus points: Prominent location, Courteous and helpful staff, Neat, Clean and Spacious room with all necessary amenities. Same is the case of bathroom which needs special mentioning. Minus points: Food variety and taste needs improvement Suggestions for improvement: A Hair dryer in bathroom can be provided.