Every once in a way we need a weekend away from the madness and chaos of the city. A weekend to relax, unwind, gorge on some delicious food along with some lovely company. My last weekend at The Deltin, Daman was filled with all those ingredients…and more. It was a weekend where a bunch of bloggers got to live out the Deltin experience courtesy the Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI). Read on for a two part blog post on my amazing weekend: one covering the hotel and its amenities, and another doing justice to the food it offers.
After a 4.5 hour long drive from Mumbai to Daman we arrived at the sprawling property filled with lush green trees where the hotel is situated. It has 176 spacious rooms, three pools, and other amenities such as a gymnasium, spa, salon, and business center. It also boasts of two restaurants and one lounge, but more about that later.
What makes The Deltin stand apart from other hotels is that it shall house India’s largest Casino staring October this year. Spread over 60,000 square feet the casino shall have 1,000 gaming positions, including 250 slot machines, and international games such as Roulette, BlackJack, Poker etc. (Source Courtesy: www.deltingroup.com). Unfortunately when we visited, the casino was being constructed and kept under wraps.
We arrived at The Deltin in style, and were handed over a glass of bubbly in addition to the keys of our individual rooms.
The rooms were spacious and had all the basic amenities that most luxury hotels offer. A sprawling kingsized bed with uber-soft pillows that I wanted to sink into, and never get up! A large flat screen television and an easy chair completed the room. My room opened up into the view of the swimming pool. I wish I had a balcony attached so I could’ve lounged around there. There was also a mini-bar stocked with drinks and munchies, which was a tempting affair but expensive nevertheless.
Special mention to the art work adorning the entire hotel and the rooms which were created by my favourite Krsna Mehta (of IndiaCircus fame) for The Deltin. All the paintings had an underlying casino theme.
I judge a hotel room by it’s bathroom and this one passed with flying colours. We were spoiled for choice with a huge bathtub and a jet shower cubicle. Also luxury Ayurveda brand Kama supplies the toiletries to The Deltin. Plus points there.
The entire hotel is done up in a recurring casino theme. Everything from the large chandelier adorning the reception to the names of the restaurants has something to do with the casino. Rightfully so considering it’s their main attraction, but somewhere I thought it gets too much.
The Deltin has three pools. The first is a large a lazy-river shaped pool with a sunken bar at the end (which was yet to start operations). I loved the lounge chairs which were sunken in the water for those who want to lounge get inside the pool without actually having to move around. They also have a shallow kiddie pool and a private pool for one of the suites. One of the greatest regrets of my life shall be not bringing my swimsuit on the trip.
Among other facilities that the hotel offers is a state-of-the-art gym. I wish I had one of these back home. They also have a salon (which is not yet operational) and a gaming room.
They have about four banquet halls of varying sizes. They clearly want to target the wedding/ corporate crowd as potential clients.
I got a chance to try out the in-house spa and opted for a foot massage. It was a decent massage and she could have applied a bit more pressure to my tired out feet. However, the spa was at par with any other spa in the city in terms of decor, cleanliness and professionalism of the staff.
Overall I had a comfortable stay at the hotel with its five star amenities. We never felt the need to step out of the hotel property since there was so much to do there. Special mention to the staff for being so courteous and warm. More ranting about my Deltin experience and the food it has to offer in my next blogpost. To be continued…