It had been really long since I took a break to travel outside Delhi, while my peers chose the hills, I chose the city of Nawabs! After weeks of rigorous planning, me & my friend Charuta zeroed in Renaissance Lucknow Hotel for our stay, mainly for its beautiful location & easy connectivity with the airport!
Our trip started with a major delay of our flight and we ended up reaching the hotel quite late. Also, as soon as we stepped in Lucknow it started raining after which we decided to spend our day exploring the beauty of this 5-star property. And trust me, it was a great decision!
At the first glance itself, the hotel offers a very modern contemporary ambience with its extremely spacious reception area which also includes a Coffee & Cakes corner featuring an assortment of freshly baked delicious cookies, cakes, pastries & more, alongwith your favourite cup of coffee!
We stayed at the Deluxe City View Room which had these beautiful floor to ceiling windows giving us an ethereal view of new Lucknow. Looking at the city getting drenched in the rain while we sat relaxed in our beds was one of the best parts of this stay! We were welcomed with a personalised note, and a set-up of desserts, dry fruits.
The second half of our day began with trying their lunch buffet at L-14 (their all-day dining restaurant). I absolutely loved the minimal yet vibrant décor & the food was extremely delicious, with plethora of options to choose from!
For the rest of the day we decided to utilise the property & chose to play dress up & did a couple of shoots before we were invited to head towards the Sky Bar for their #SkyBarProject, an every Saturday soirée that we were glad to experience. Got to see a whole different side of Lucknow’s night life!
This was followed by a scrumptious breakfast buffet wherein we had various cuisines on display & each dish deserved a thumbs up.
We spent the rest of the day scouting the city & meeting its people!
For the night, we were suggested to try Sepia, their Lucknowi cuisine restaurant. The royal vintage interiors & authentic Awadhi style dishes cannot be summed up here & I’ll be talking about it in a separate post.
For me the hotel clearly defined hospitality with their staff being extremely polite & courteous not just towards us but we noticed them to be similar with each & every guest present there. I would definitely like to give a mention to the chefs specially Chef Balvinder Pal Singh Lubana who left no stone unturned to make our food experience worth remembering all our lives!
While checking out the hotel we were gifted a vial of itr as a souvenir, so we basically carried the vibe of Lucknow & Renaissance sealed in it with us back home!
Stay tuned for more pages from my Lucknow Diary!
Much love :*