Summers have set in and heading out to most destinations is going to be met with the same fate, the heat. The urge to travel is very much there but sometimes it’s good to leave the touristy stuff on the side and relax. That’s the void which Staycations fill in. When dreaming of travel and yet want to save up some money and time, staycations give the feeling in town. Relaxing and rolling around in a comfy bed, ordering room service, spa treatments and loads more leave you feeling fresh prepped up for your routine.
Staycation Weekend! Ibis hyderabad recently opened its doors and what better way to kick-start 2017 weekends. Chef Punit, Akash and the entire team made sure the stay was impeccable. The beautiful decor in true ibis style reminded me of other ibis that I have stayed before. Memories etched for 2017:) Blogpost coming soon.
Couple of weekends back we checked into IBIS HITEC, the newest property by Accor Group in the Hyderabad. A smooth check-in later, we were welcomed by chef’s special shahi tucked in the room. I’ve stayed in IBIS properties when travelling in Prague, Bangkok and loads more places around the world and have always loved them. I mostly choose IBIS for their efficiency and policy of 15 minutes to make your stay great if you have any issues.
The room was equipped with the standard Flat Screen TV, AC and Wi-Fi. But what I loved the most is the location and proximity to most usual haunts in Hyderabad. Each of the IT companies are about 10-15 minutes from the IBIS Hitec property. If in the mood to shop then there is Shilparamam, an arts and crafts village. Ethnic Festivals, Traditional jewellery and sarees and handcrafted wooden and metal wares are some of the stuff which are sure to entice you in Shilparamam.
Spice It at the Ibis Hotel offers a great selection in their buffet. There are also loads of food places to explore around Ibis. Madhapur nearby is packed with food-trucks post 11 PM serving great food. There are many restaurants around to indulge in your choice of cuisine in from Hyderabadi, Andhra, Italian, Mexican and many more.
We managed to get up early and try their breakfast buffet. A huge variety of spread that offers both local and continental meal to start your day. The staff is so friendly that they make sure you are stuffed before you head out. I loved their live egg station and their dosa station.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Ibis HiTEC. Their strength lies in their location and the great service they provide. Staycations are fun and with Ibis Hyderabad we had a great time. While leaving, they made sure we were up for the summer heat by gifting us a box of freshly cut fruits, vitamin water and chocolates. Well weekend spent after all. Thanks to Chef Punit, Angelo Martins and the entire staff for kickstarting our staycation for 2017.