(Note: This hotel has been recently renovated in 2011).
Guesthouses and mid-range budget tourist hotels in India are pretty consistent throughout. Despite the price hikes, you never feel like you’re getting much more for your money. The shift in quality is always subtle.
In Delhi, budget hotels run around $6-20 USD/night and if the sheets or towels don’t look dirty, then you’ll get charged for toilet paper or the pillows will tempt smells of someone’s head. By my third night in Delhi, the waft of urine in the surrounding alleys of noisy Paharghanj got to me. I checked out the government hotels in Connaught Place, but the ones I saw looked either, shady and occupied by too many local men or stifling, like a prison cell without a window. Upon an Indian friend’s recommendation, I took a taxi the suburbs of Delhi and stayed at a hotel, which charged $30 USD/night.
Yes and no.
With hotels, it’s the little touches that count, don’t you agree?
The bathrooms in this hotel are spacious; they have western toilets and hot water.
Of course I’ll never get used to the handicapped-like shower stall accompanies all Indian and Nepalese bathrooms. And I still haven’t figured what the large plastic tub and dipping cup are for when you have a shower.
Sometimes, it’s just all part of the adventure another country!
750, 751 Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014, India
Location: Near Hotel Rajdoot (Distance from other sites: 15 Km. from Airport, 3Km. from Pragti Maidan, 5 Km. from Connaught Place, 6 Km. from New Delhi Rly. Station, 1 Km. from Nizamuddin rly. Station, 5 Km. from Nehru Place)
Location map here.