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Kolhapur Malalaxmi temple

Hrishikesh Nalgirkar
@ KolhapurPlan was to stay at some OYO hotel near Mahalakshmi temple so that early morning on the next day we could take God’s blessings. So I booked a room on OYO app. Even got confirmation from OYO customer care regarding hotel check-in. But to our surprise, when we reached the property at 9pm, the hotel receptionist told that the rooms are overbooked and he cannot provide one. He also told that OYO directly confirms the customers about room availability without checking with the hotels. This was certainly a moment of anger for us. The OYO customer care representatives were unsure of resolving this and tried to convince me by providing accommodation at some other property. This situation certainly dented my opinion about Startups. I felt the startups in India are still growing, far from professionalism and legal repercussions.We fortunately got a new hotel nearby and that completed our journey for the day.We woke up to a new morning next day, Sunday. Visited the temple in wee hours to avoid long queues. Completed our religious activities in calm and serene atmosphere. Looking at the long queue while leaving the temple, we thanked the God.After checkout from the ‘non-OYO’ hotel, we went to the popular ‘PHADTARE MISAL CENTRE’.