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Renaissance Ahmedabad Review: a snazzy 5-star hotel

In late January 2021, for the 1st time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I went on a vacation. And for that, I had to stay at a hotel in the city as I had a early morning flight to catch from Ahmedabad. I looked at hotel options for a quick stay in the city and Renaissance Ahmedabad quickly caught my eye.

Having opened around 3 years ago, Renaissance Ahmedabad is a relatively new property and is one of the five hotels that Marriott manages in the city. It is a Category 3 hotel on the Marriott Bonvoy chart, meaning you will have to shell out 15,000 Bonvoy points at off-peak time, 17,500 Bonvoy points at standard time and 20,000 Bonvoy points at peak time to secure a room for a night at this hotel.

I have made a YouTube video with my impressions of Renaissance Ahmedabad Hotel, which you can watch below:

Renaissance Ahmedabad also features in my list of Top 10 5 star hotels in Ahmedabad.

Hotel Website: Renaissance Ahmedabad

To the point

Renaissance Ahmedabad is a nice option to consider if you are looking for a quick getaway in the city. Pros: Comfortable beds, delicious food and nice ambience; Cons: The shower-area is very narrow and the area near the sink is situated at a very low height.

Location

Renaissance Ahmedabad is situated in the commercial district of Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway. It is not so conveniently located to all nearby attractions if you want this hotel as a base while you plan to explore the city.

Location: Google Maps

Check-in

As soon as I arrived at the hotel, the staff greeted me and took my luggage over to the scanning machine. Over at the check-in counter, it was a uneventful process. I was assigned my room and was given my room key. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to fill out a health declaration form. In no time, I was on my way to the room.

Lobby
Seating area in the Lobby
Check-in desks

Room

I stayed in a Club Room with Twin Beds. The room was laid out in an open plan design. Upon entering the room, the first thing I saw on the left was the area which the hotel calls as ‘Spa like Bathroom’. The whole area was spacious. There was a single sink, a separate shower cubicle and a cubicle for toilet. The middle space had taken so much space that there was not much room in the cubicles. They were very narrow. Also, the platform on which the sink was there was kind of low in height.

Toilet cubicle
Shower cubicle
Sink platform
Amenities

Adjacent to the bathroom was a full length mirror.

The beds were nice and comfortable that helped me afford a good night’s sleep.

In front of the beds was the television, the minibar, tea/coffee maker and a desk with a chair. I assumed that the minibar was kept empty owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minibar
Tea/Coffee Maker
Television

Right next to the bed was what looked like a comfortable lounger, although I did not use that due to the short span of time I had at this hotel. And opposite to the lounger across the beds was the closet. Iron, ironing board, bathrobes and a safe were present in the closet. There were plenty of charging points present in the room.

Overall, the design of the room was good except for some of the flaws in the bathroom.

Food and Beverage

The hotel consists of three dining venues: R Kitchen which is an all-day dining restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kuro – The Asian Bistro serving Japanese cuisine and Mill & Co which is a 24/7 café located in the lobby on the ground floor.

Outside R Kitchen

I went to R Kitchen for dinner. The restaurant’s ambience was nice and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant offers a buffet and à la carte option for dinner. I ordered from the menu. While I was waiting for the food to be served, I checked out the buffet.

Buffet area

The presentation of the buffet was good. There were plenty of food options to choose from and the items were nicely laid out. There was also a live station serving barbecue. One thing I noticed about the buffet was that there were no food labels present in front of the food items.

Live station

I also went to Mill & Co to check it out.

Mill & Co is open 24/7 and serves fresh-brewed coffee, pastries, mocktails, sandwiches and snacks. Although I did not eat or drink here, it is a nice place to hangout.

Amenities

I did not go to see any of the facilities present at the hotel so I am attaching the official photos of them below.

Renaissance Ahmedabad has a fitness centre open 24 hours a day. You can find free weights and cardiovascular equipments.

Photo courtesy of Marriott

The hotel has a rooftop swimming pool which is open daily from 06:00 to 19:00. Although, the pool is not open as of now, because of the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Marriott

Renaissance Ahmedabad also houses a day-spa called ‘Serena – Heaven on Earth’. It features a wide menu of soothing treatments, including massage, facials and body wraps.

There’s also a Club lounge. Marriott Bonvoy elite members and those who have purchased a room with lounge access can use the lounge.

Club Lounge

Service

Service throughout my stay was good. However, there was this one person in the restaurant from the staff who kind of had a rude attitude. Apart from that, the service was nice and friendly.

Overall Impression

Renaissance Ahmedabad is a great option if you are looking for a stay in Ahmedabad and if you are a Marriott loyalist. You will find comfortable rooms, good food and all the amenities you would require.

All the images by the author.

Have you stayed at Renaissance Ahmedabad? If yes, let me know your experience in the comments section below.

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