We stayed as a family of 4 in two rooms over the weekend. The property in itself breathes opulence and old world colonial charm. The wooden furnishings seem to be solid teak wood or mahogany and are wonderful. The grand dining room is a phenomena in itself along with the lovely chandelier at the entrance. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the basic rooms which we took had a lovely bed room, a powder room, a well appointed bath room and the back door opening out to a pristine verandah. Here are a few con's which I observed: *The in room coffee maker in Room 23 was damaged and was immediately replaced when brought to the attention of the front office. *The flush in Room 24 was not working properly which was again fixed immediately when brought to notice. *In a property of this caliber, I'm assuming all of these things should have been checked prior to the room being rented out to guests? I'm assuming this was an oversight. *When we visited the grand dining hall for dinner, I asked the usher if Ala'carte' options were available, and she said yes they were, whereas the head waiter contradicted her statement and said it wasn't since there was an event being hosted at the hotel and hence guests would have to partake of the buffet. I should hope restaurant staff should be calibrated before informing the guest? :) *In the course of the buffet dinner, I wanted a repeat of the strawberry tart and I was told that it was finished. I had counted only 6 covers since we went fairly early for dinner at around 8 PM? A five star running out of a second helping in a buffet after feeding 6 covers was a little surprising? The saving grace was Kuldeep who promptly came over and inquired and said that he could get us a tart if we waited for a few minutes, but I wasn't in the mood by then. *Kuldeep who was part of the restaurant staff was indeed a star and he was constantly uet unobtrusively present taking care of our smallest of needs. A fantastic employee and an asset to the property. *We had mentioned that we were celebrating 2 special occasions, namely my parents 35th wedding anniversary and our short yet sweet honeymoon together when we made our reservations on travel guru and I also informed the reception about this. I was a tad disappointed that there wasn't even a single special gesture from the hotel for any of these occasions. If I am asked if I will stay here again, the answer is definitely a yes for the property, but I do hope they resolve the teething service issues.