Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third-largest city in Gujarat. It is located on the Vishvamitra River, about 100 km southeast of Ahmedabad. Vadodara is a rapidly developing industrial city, but the past is still alive in its traditional handicrafts, culture, and legends. Today’s article on hotels in Vadodara is written by Shaeista Misarwala for her GenM apprenticeship.
Hotels in Vadadora – An Introduction to the City
The history of Vadodara shines through its many palaces, gates, and historic parks. Vadodara is known for the esteemed Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and other educational and cultural institutions, including several museums.
Vadodara alongside Surat and Ahmedabad is also known for its textile industry. It is famous for its handspun cloths.
The city is well connected to other cities by train, buses and domestic flights. Ola cabs and local Jugnoo Rickshaw app is excellent to get to places within the city. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, check out these luxurious and modern hotels in Vadodara.
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Hotels in Vadodara
1. Welcom Hotel Vadodara – ITC Hotel Groups- 5-star Hotel in Vadodara
The ITC chain of Hotels is known for its luxurious properties and high-rated services. The WelcomHotel in Vadodara offers a relaxed and pleasant stay for its guests.
This hotel is 0.9 miles from the Vadodara Station and 3.1 miles from the Airport. One of the best features of the Welcome hotel Vadodara is that it offers a year-round outdoor pool, which was built around the style of step wells of Gujarat. The hotel offers a beautiful terrace view and views of the pool.
A gift shop and a business center is available at the hotel. This unique 5-star hotel is a perfect combination of warm Indian hospitality and luxury.
2. Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace – 5 star Hotel in Vadodara
The Grand Mercure Vadodara is located in the famous Sayajigunj area. The property was previously known as the Surya Palace Hotel. It is an ideal choice for guests looking for high-end accommodation and the hotel is great for both business and leisure.
The hotel also features free Wifi, swimming pool, fitness center, and airport shuttle. Famous shopping and entertainment hubs like Inorbit Mall, Central Malla and street shopping areas like Juna Bazar and Khanderao Market are all within a close drive from the hotel.
You can try the famous vegetarian Gujrati Thali in Radhika Restaurant which is just 5 mins away from the Grand Mercure hotel.
3. Effotel by Sayaji Vadodara
There are 4 brands under Sayaji Hotel, each offering a unique stay for the guests. The Effotel by Sayaji Vadodara is near Kala Ghoda Circle in the Sayajigunj area and is perfect for a family stay. It is just 2 mins away from the station. The hotel also offers a complimentary Airport and Station shuttle.
This 5-star property is affordable with excellent services. Swimming pool, fitness center, and free wifi are some of the services you can enjoy on your trip. The Sayaji is also known for its complimentary breakfast and personalized services.
Barbeque Nation is one of the restaurants under Sayaji Hotels. It is located in Cinemall. It is an all-you-can-eat Barbeque Buffet. They serve delicious starters and Indian desserts like kulfi and gulab-jamun.
4. Four Points by Sheraton Vadodara – 4-star Hotel in Vadodara
This property is located in Fatehgunj and is just 5 mins away from Seven Seas Mall. Four Points by Sheraton Vadodara offers modern rooms with high-speed free wifi. All rooms have fitted wooden flooring with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
Four Points by Sheraton Vadodara is a 15-minute drive from Vadodara Airport and about 1.2 miles from Vadodara Railway Station.
The in-house restaurant “Rasa” offers local and international delicacies. However, you can order a-la-carte or enjoy dinner/breakfast buffet.
5. Hotel Suba Elite – 3-star Hotel in Vadodara
Hotel Suba Elite is located just 550 yards from the famous Sayaji Garden. It is one of the first modern boutique hotel with affordable rates. The property hones 50 furnished rooms, a business center, a fitness center, and sophisticated banquet facilities.
Each room in this beautiful hotel is equipped with TV, air-conditioning and a minibar. The rooms are elegantly decorated and technologically advanced.
The in-house restaurant offers multi-cuisine delicacies. You can also enjoy the freshly cooked complimentary breakfast. All in all, this hotel is budget-friendly with amazing facilities which shines through its reviews.
6. Lemon Tree Hotel Vadodara – 4-star Hotel in Vadodara
The Lemon Tree Hotel in Vadodara is in the Sayajigunj area. It is very close to the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara Stock Exchange and Sayaji Baug. The property is 1 km away from the Railway Station and approx 5 km from the Airport.
The Lemon Tree Hotel is reasonable Business and Leisure Hotel. They have 48 rooms including suites. Room categories include Superior room, Delux room Iand Premier room. It offers smart in-room amenities and a fitness center.
Citrus Cafe is the in-house multi-cuisine restaurant which serves local Specialities. Lemon Tree Hotel also offers a fitness center, babysitting, and family-children activities.
7. Eastin Residences – 3 star Hotel in Vadodara
Eastin Residencies is located in the heart of the city in an area called Alkapuri. This area is particularly known for shopping Indian clothing and Jewellery. It is 5 mins away from the railway station and 15 mins away from the Airport.
This property hones 44 residencies. Each room is stylishly decorated and has a kitchenette. This property offers long-stay accommodation. The in-house restaurant called The Glass House serves local, regional and international cuisines.
They have a fitness centre, family-children activities, and free parking. This property is great for both, business or leisure stay.
Although Eastin Residences is a 3-star Hotel it has excellent reviews and the services surpass the expectations. It’s one of the best value hotels in Vadodara.
What to Pack for India
Consider packing conservative clothing and a shawl or headscarf for women if you would like to visit religious places. Some comfortable sandals work well in India as it can be hot so they will let your feet breathe. It can get extremely hot in some parts of India and so sun cream is essential.
It’s a good idea to pack conservative clothing for India. Avoid short skirts and low cut tops or spaghetti straps. Comfortable trousers and linen tops are great. Long skirts and Maxi dresses also work really well and are comfortable with the heat. Comfortable loose cotton or linen trousers are perfect. Don’t forget your sunglasses, and pack your prescription sunnies if you have those!
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