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While coming back to Bangalore from a family trip to North India, Piyush and I decided to book a flight conveniently from Pune. We had a day at leisure and Piyush booked a room at a Boutique hotel E-Square.

Our trip was highly successful, a marriage in Agra, a family get together in Gandhinagar, Gujarat and we hopped to all these places by Trains. No wonder, by the time we reached Pune, we were pretty tired. Initially, we had thought of covering some place like Lonavala near Pune but my mantra for travelling with a kid is to have a relaxing trip. And so we decided against going anywhere in Pune and instead stayed in the Hotel. 

You must be thinking it would have been boring but if you have a bubbly toddler and stay in a place like E-square complex, things cannot be more entertaining. For E-Square has a multiplex, a small shopping mall, restaurants, kids zone, Food court and of course, a Boutique Hotel. Strategically located in the University area, the Hotel is 12 km from Lohegaon Airport and 5 km from the Pune Railway station. The Hotel is also in close driving proximity of Business Districts of Pune – 5 minutes from Senapati Bapat Road, JM Road & FC Road, 15 minutes from Koregaon Park, MG Road & Camp and amidst malls like Pune Central, Westside, Shopper’s Stop etc.

The rooms are very clean and professionally maintained. They have theme based suites as well – like Don’s Den (Italian), Zen & Now (Japanese). As soon as we checked in our room, I made use of the Free Wifi and Broad Band Internet available to all rooms and checked all my emails and notifications. The internet speed was good and most helpful as my daughter eats only when we play some rhymes videos on YouTube! The complex also boast of Modern workout equipments at Recharge – The Fitness Center and a rooftop swimming pool. The shopping arcade has an Archies Gallery, Crossword Book Store and a number of other stores with endless accessories! I did little bit of shopping without having to anywhere outside. As we were discussing how to spend our evening we were told about the Complimentary Movie at E-SQUARE Multiplex. It was the first time that we took Pihu to a Movie hall and the stay at hotel made it very easy for us. We went to 10:45 pm show of Avengers and Pihu was asleep in 30 minutes into the movie after asking hundreds of cute but annoying questions. Hence, thanks to a multiplex on the first floor of our hotel, our first experience of taking a toddler to a Movie was a success! I also liked the Pune crowd at the Movie as they were passing humorous comments and were responsive in the show that buzzed with life and entertainment. There is an Aspen Spa to rejuvenate yourself. 

We had our meals both at the restaurant, food court and also room-delivered before the movie. In all the stay was very, very relaxing. We had best of both the worlds – Rest as well entertainment – before we headed back to Bangalore to be in our normal routine.

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E-Square Terrace

My verdict, if you are on a business trip to Pune, you are alone and have little time for outing, or if you have to make a stay at Pune for a transit then a booking in E-square is all you need! Otherwise too, it makes a very decent, enjoyable stay especially when you are with kids and elderly parents. My 100 cents for E-square.

The trotting family thanks Hotel E-Square for this amazing experience!

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