Surya Palace – an established and a well known build in Vadodara has been there for the last 30 years. It has set its huge benchmarks for services and hospitality in the city. Surya Palace has now rebranded itself to Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. The property has built its reputation in local and quality hospitality in the market.
This hotel is the first Grand Mercure to launch in the state of Gujarat. The hotel has 146 rooms including six suites. The room features modern design aesthetics equipped with in-room facilities like mini bar, wifi access and many more facilities. The rooms have vibrant Indian colour combinations. With the range of guest rooms, Grand Mercure has 6 suites including 1 presidential suite which has an international interior.
The all – day dining Azure restaurant at the hotel presents variety of culinary experiences with multiple selections of cuisines. I loved the food there and more than that paintings which makes the restaurant even more memorable. The restaurant has amazing designed interiors which made my dining experience even better. They also have a bakery in the hotel which provides great range of delicacies with gourmet experience and refreshing beverages.
For assorted nature of celebrations they provide a range of 15 banquets and meeting rooms for the conferences. Providing the basic royal amenities, Grand Mercure also provides with the luxuries like a fitness centre with well – equipped modern equipments, an open – air swimming pool to relax and refresh.
The Grand Mercure sculptures designed in the porch are carved out of the single stone which was told to me by the manager of the hotel. I saw different sculptures at various locations in the hotel when I roamed around. The manager also told us that the artworks, paintings and the sculptures are the main attraction for the people and the visitors which are designed by various famous painters and a person who got Padma Vibhushan.
The hotel has an exclusive on – property wine shop which has a great range of wines. I loved it personally. For a solo woman traveller, this hotel provides amazing facilities.
Grand Mercure is located at a short distance from the airport. It offers great hotel international service standards with all the warmth of Indian Hospitality. Grand Mercure is inspired by the great contemporary Indian design aesthetics. If you have time when you are visiting, the hotel can make arrangements for you to visit Pavagarh, which is a beautiful hill station nearby.
Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace in total carries a rich culture, art and heritage of the city.
A must visit.