Having seen a few of these already I have started to see a pattern.
You arrive, you ask how much (variable answers depending on season, who's answering o the availability/non-availability of a rate card) and then are shown the room. We always insist on a window (hooray!). Everyplace has a has had a western style toilet. A blessing.
So checking in involves a form (doesn't everything in India?) - where are you from, where are yo going to next, passport number, visa number (I know both of these off by heart now). We go to the room and the inspection starts.
Usually you can see how your mosquito situation is going to be like by checking out the various wall splatterings. We scope out a way to hang our net (not easy in some places) and check to see if we have running (clear) water. We hit the streets.