Maharashtra’s New ‘Chotu’ Hotel Offers Stay at Just Rs 130 a Night

The budget hotel in Maharashtra’s Nagothane town can house 960 people. 

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If a ‘budget hotel' is a luxury to your pockets, think what a ‘super budget hotel' would be like.

A ‘chotu’ hotel aka Chototel in Maharashtra’s Nagothana town, some 70 kms from Mumbai, is seemingly India’s first-ever ‘super budget hotel’ to start operations soon.


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Chototel, a London-based company, provides housing solutions to the underprivileged at a cost as low as Rs 130 a night. Located on National Highway 17 (Mumbai-Goa), the hotel has 240 rooms and can accommodate 960 guests.

“We choose our locations where there is a high growth in the manufacturing, information technology or industrial sectors,” Founder Rhea Silva told Hotelier Middle East in an interview last month. “These are locations where jobs are being created, where there is greater potential for growth and most importantly where the cost of land and buildings are appreciating.”

A view of the room. (Photo: Chototel)
A view of the room. (Photo: Chototel)

Chototel can be rented for a much longer duration than an average hotel – and could benefit workers from industries nearby, including Reliance Petro Chemicals and Maharashtra Seamless.

This concept has never been introduced by any builder or even by the government before.
A manager at Chototel

The company website says that the idea was "conceived out of the need to provide quality and dignified housing solutions in a global market that fails to cater to those at the bottom of the pyramid".

(Source: Ruptly, Hotelier Middle East)

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