Aloft Hotel Coimbatore Review

By | December 15, 2017

While there are better hotels in Coimbatore, I had to go with aloft as I’ve to complete the targeted offer from SPG. The offer that I received was: take 1/2 paid stays and get 1/2 nights free in cat 1-5 properties. This could potentially save 40k INR by taking free nights at cat 5 properties. Additionally, there was bonus 500 points offer for each stay in Aloft as part of their “Explore More” promo. So it’s the right time to make use of all the offers!

Aloft Coimbatore / Image from Starwoodhotels

Quick Info: Aloft Coimbatore is a midscale business hotel that’s 10 mins away from Coimbatore Airport and is close to Fun Republic Mall.

Aloft Coimbatore Booking and Check-in:

  • Tariff: ~3,000 INR+GST per night

I booked Aloft Room for 2 nights and got the standard room on one day and splash room on other day. Splash room is nothing but the same room overlooking the splash, that’s how they call the swimming pool which is not so cool either. Looks like they are selling suites at cheap rates that sells easily, so they’re not interested in offering an upgrade.

As soon as I arrived the property, there was no one to take care of my luggage. I have to park my car nearby and take care of it myself. This reminds me of the hospitality at Taj, Goa when the manager in suit himself came forward to take care of our luggage.

Aloft Room:

The room was compact with fully carpet covered floor and the room A/c temperature was just perfect by default as i wish it to be. The colour, especially the dark grey paint on walls doesn’t seem to be a good choice, though aloft follows that across all their properties around the world. They had all necessary amenities in the room.

The work table looks just good but not that functional to me. I got back pain just in 30 mins of work, maybe since i got used to better ergonomic chairs for years and that’s one of the reason why i love the worktable at Vivanta by Taj – Coimbatore (not really comparing).

Aloft room fullview / Image from Starwoodhotels

Aloft Room

Aloft Worktable

Aloft Amenities

Bathroom:

Its been many years since i saw a hotel tap with salt deposit on it and i finally saw that in Aloft Hotel, Coimbatore. There were bit of salt deposits everywhere around the bath/sink area which sometimes makes it feel like a 2 star hotel. While its something that we could adjust to, the hotel needs to take proper care of the same atleast for being a Starwood property.

Aloft Sink area

Breakfast & More:

They had a decent breakfast spread in the restaurant, called “dot.yum” with mostly south Indian dishes as expected. The way they named the places are creative and good. For ex, they call Gym as “charge”.

Coming to Wifi, i generally do-not use hotel wifi as Airtel these days is generous enough to offer 1Gb/day packs which is much more sufficient for me. But when i checked the hotel wifi here, it was as good as 7-14Mbps and there doesn’t seem to be any limit on usage.

Bottomline:

I booked the stay here knowing that i’m not gonna have any wow experience as i see that from the reviews, so at-least am not disappointed. Overall, considering its rates, its a good property for quick business travel or layover near the airport but not a great choice for leisure travellers.

  • Cardexpert Hotel Rating: 3.5/5  

Have you been to Aloft Coimbatore or just any other Aloft Hotel? Feel free to share your experiences in comments below.

Author: Siddharth

A Credit Card freak minting reward points and cashback for years, started adding Airmiles in recent times. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury travel at affordable cost.

7 thoughts on “Aloft Hotel Coimbatore Review

  1. Majumdar

    Sid,

    SPG is one of the best hotel loyalty programmes. The properties themselves are good and offer great redemption potential. Cat 1 hotels (most Four Points) require 2K/3K points (weekend/weekday nights) while Cat 2 hotels (incl likes of Mughal and Rajputana) require 3K/4K points (weekend/weekday nights). One of the least known facts is that AMEX MRs can be redeemed for SPG points at 3:1 ratio. A 4 L spend on Amex PT which yields 25.5 K MRs can give you 8.5K SPG points and 75K spend on MR/Gold CC can give you 6K SPG points.

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Well said 🙂

      I’ve explored even more ways to save money with SPG in recent times, like evening happy hours, coming up in next article in detail.

      Reply
    2. Ashwin

      This is a good point, Majumdar. AMEX PT’s points are best for SpiceJet or amextravelindia site. For transferring points, better card would be the MRCC.

      Reply
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