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Colonel's Retreat
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   D-418, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, India (Defence Colony)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 805 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Israel
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“I would call it B@B rather then hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Colonel's retreat is a nice small intimate place to spend some nights in New Delhi. Few rooms with a family feelings. The place is very comfortable, clean with nice staff who are ready to fullfill any request. Dinner was as good as breakfast and save us troubles of looking for restaurants in the evening.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Colonel's Retreat had the most comfortable bed in my travels through India. They provided a clean comfortable room with a pleasant staff. The room had AC, TV, tea and coffee and a very large bathroom with tub. Outside my room was a lovely shared sitting area and the artwork in the halls, etc adds to the homey feel. The meal I had on the rooftop was excellent; the best paneer I had in a month.

The location is hard to find with the road in disrepair, though my driver who is from Delhi was able to find it by asking at their other property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Colonel's retreat. It was so peaceful in a residential in that slightly crazy city... Our room was large and comfortable, breakfast was delicious (especially the banana bread!): the staff was welcoming and helpful, we enjoyed the family style breakfast, with a chance to meet people from everywhere else in the world...
Another pleasure was the neighborhood with its calm streets, a chance to take a walk and chat with local residents walking their pooches... Indians are so friendly and pleasant in general... We loved the whole experience.
One tiny negative aspect: the pillows were too narrow and we kept hitting our heads on the bedboard... we just learned to be careful!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Located in a quiet but fairly central area, it is functional without being exceptional. The best points are access to internet on each floor in a pleasant area which also contains a lounge and eating area. There is a nice roof terrace for breakfast as well. Our shower/bath leaked onto the floor which was unfortunate. Very clean, breakfast ok but had a habit of arriving in the wrong order, eggs ready before milk for cereal arrived etc, not helped by the staff's limited English.
10 minute walk to the Defence Colony market where there are a variety of good restaurants to eat in the evening. Would i stay there again..yes.

Room Tip: There is a lift and all floors have identical facilities, no room appears any better than the other...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

What a wonderful place to end a month travelling in NW India, a real home-from-home. This boutique B&B in Defence Colony is beautifully appointed, but totally unstuffy with no airs and graces. We arrived not long before midnight, but were immediately made welcome with Masala Chai and home-made banana bread. A big, comfortable bed swallowed us up after a hot shower.

The room tariff includes accommodation, breakfast, tea & coffee (not only made yourself in your room, but also made for you to sup in the lounge area), mineral water, air-conditioning, and - are you listening the big chain hotels in India - FREE Internet and WiFi!

The staff is friendly and attentive, but not in your face and the owner makes it her business to meet you at breakfast. There is plenty of advice about using the Metro (very conveniently situated), places to visit, how to get to these and their entry costs. Less than 10 minutes from Defence Colony market with a myriad places to eat, Colonel's Retreat also advises on their favourite eateries although providing tasty meals on the rooftop if you order a couple of hours ahead.

This is a haven of tasteful, modern, comfortable tranquility within easy reach of Delhi's top attractions. We'd recommend Colonel's Retreat unreservedly and will make sure we stay there whenever we visit Delhi again!

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, roomy and with comfortable beds.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

It's a great place, and the staff was very helpful. We stayed here on three separate occasions on our way in and out of Delhi.

Its easy, organized, smooth, relaxing, clean and hassle free. The staff is fantastic and the hotel was able to organize pick ups and drop offs at the airport at all hours -- even though our flight was delayed by 3 hours the driver was still there waiting for us at 4 am.

Well worth it, and you'll get great advice for getting around Delhi.

Room Tip: Try and get one that is away from the staircase as the elevator can make noise at night -- but nothi...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We arrived in Delhi from Chicago at 1:30AM and were happy to get some rest at this family owned heritage hotel. There are only 6 rooms with nice common areas on each of the 3 floors. The rooms were clean with lots of hot water and good showers. We only ate breakfast at the hotel and the food was good. The hotel is located on a quiet residential street where you can go for a stroll, or check out the fruit/vegetables being sold by a friendly farmer who brings his produce in daily. It is an excellent location and close to sights and restaurants without having to venture too far into the city. We especially liked this after a long day of sight seeing. The staff are polite, trustworthy, and accommodating. We stayed here again at the end of our tour. The morning of our flight, we needed to leave for the airport at 5:00AM. The staff gave boxed breakfasts to each of us thoughtfully prepared with passing through security in mind. Nice touch and much appreciated.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: D-418, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi > Defence Colony
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 805 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonel's Retreat 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great favorite with business travelers and overseas tourists alike, offering a truly comfortable, elegant place to stay. Colonel’s Retreat has been lovingly created by people who are frequent global travelers themselves and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality. All rooms are air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, refrigerator, free wi-fi, electronic safe. Attached baths, with hot and cold running water.Soon a spa , massage and sauna. ... more   less 
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