Branded soap and cockroaches
Longing for a bit of midrange comfort, we headed straight for JK Palace after an overnight train. Well, we tried to head straight there and, three rip-off rides by two swindling autorickshaw drivers and one minor skirmish later, we arrived. The relief of a king sized bed covered in maroon satin was only temporary, as was the manager’s courtesy. This 900 rupee beaut only reconfirmed my rejection of the popular axiom ‘You get what you pay for.’ And, when the cockroaches started to scamper that night, I realised that my already sour relationship with Allahabad would never be reconciled.
Cost: 900 rupees for a double room without use of the air-con, if you bargain hard. Push to get a window thrown in.
Finding it: Tashkent Marg, Civil lines district. (See map below.)
Contact: +91 (0) 532 226 0616
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