Mumbai to Kerala and back – Review of Sankam, Belgaum

I was going through some pictures we took on our recent trip to Kerala and I realized I had forgotten to share this little piece with you. We did a Mumbai – Kerala – Goa – Mumbai road trip; my husband simply loves driving (not in the city though).  On our way from Mumbai to Kerala, our first stop was at Belgaum, on the Karnataka border. If we’re travelling south and need to break a journey that’s more than a day long we always stop here. We stay at Hotel Sankam Residency every single time. This has got to be the only place that was great to begin with, and actually gets better each time we go there. And just do you know, I’m a pretty hard customer to please. I’m not unreasonable, but I just think a lot of places could have better standards, if you know what I mean. But this place is great. The rooms are spotless, the rates are great and they serve up some good food at the in-house restaurant.

The dinner we had there was spectacular. These pictures don’t do the meal any justice. This is the best Continental meal I’ve ever EVER had. Even the stuff we get in Mumbai at places like Jughead’s, Candies, Out of the Blue and the like, pales in comparison. To say the least I was very pleasantly surprised. We had some roast chicken with roasted rosemary potatoes and some Veg. au gratin. Both dishes came with a side of garlic bread. Again, I can’t remember the last time I had garlic bread that was so yumm!!! The bread in itself was a beautiful loaf, before it got sliced. I’m pretty sure it was baked in-house and reminded me of a lovely loaf of Ciabatta. The roast chicken also came with some pepper sauteed veggies on the side. Everything was well seasoned, which doesn’t usually happen and the veggies and the meat was cooked to perfection. In all it was a great start to our holiday. If you’re ever passing through Belgaum and want to stop for a meal I would strongly recommend Hotel Sankam. If you do, I’d love to know what you think of it.

Happy travels!!!

Disclaimer – I haven’t been compensated for this review in any way. The views and opinions shared here are my own!!!

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