How much you will pay for two boiled eggs? Rs 20 or Rs 30! Let’s assume you are a top-class fancy hotel, it can be Rs 100? or it may be Rs 200 considering that you are in a great atmosphere. But what will you do if you are served with Rs 1700 bill? And the humble omelettes come along with it cost Rs 850/.
In Rs 1700 you can buy a medium-range watch or a pair of shoe in discount or even discounted Levis jeans. But in the JW Marriot Hotel’s Four Season restaurant served exactly the same. When two friends ended a simple breakfast of boiled eggs, omelettes, toast and juice, they got a bill of Rs 6938.40, enough to buy a low and android mobile.
The hotel has not yet clarified but the Twitterati had a field day as it came right after the two banana episode when Rahul Bose was served with Rs 442.
Last month, after Bollywood actor Bose, highlighted how the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandigarh billed him a staggering Rs 442, including GST, for just two bananas, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said the hotel did nothing “illegal”.
“Unlike a retail store where bananas can be purchased at market price, a hotel offers service, quality, plate, cutlery, accompaniment, sanitized fruit, ambience and luxury, and not the commodity alone. Coffee available at Rs 10 at a roadside stall could be served at Rs 250 in a luxury hotel,” the Association had explained.
So moral of the story is, do not order even boiled eggs in five-star hotels without checking the menu.