Due to the serious transport delays caused by fog in January, we had missed our next onward train connection,and we needed an urgent overnight stay in Delhi. We were recommended this delightful home-stay.It has 3 rooms- but WHAT rooms!!!! Upstairs in a very beautiful colonial building in Nizamuddin East,
Amaaya is a private home, owned by a gracious & friendly lady named Ruma. Our room was cosy and tastefully furnished. The bathroom had expensive toiletries for guest use, and shiny clean tiles. The shower was modern and had plenty of hot water. The bed, we thought, was THE most comfortable bed we had ever slept in on any trip to India-AND it had a hot water bottle tucked inside.
The following morning we woke to the sound of birds, with sun streaming in through the large windows.I went out onto the little balcony to drink morning chai- pure delight. Trees, birds and sunshine. Total serenity.
Ruma gave us the BEST breakfast, served on delicate china- everything about Amaaya is perfect. I do really recommend a stay here. Having only a few rooms available- it is wise to book early.
We eventually had to leave for Rishikesh, and I am sorry that I did not have more time there to enjoy the obvious delights of Rumas place, and her gracious, warm hospitality. But I have no doubt that I will return here, for a long stay,
Unique Qualities: Amaaya has a lovely garden rooftop terrace. It even has a smallpatch of lawn.And flowers and shrubs. The view from the rooftop is lovely.
We loved the soft eiderdown covers on the beds
The hot water bottle was welcome on a cold Delhi night
And the Breakfast was cooked to perfection-omelettes light and fluffy.Rumi can arrange onward travel for guests, and goes out of her way to make everyone feel like a friend, not a guest, and I would recommend Amaaya to anyone who wishes to have a memorable stay in Delhi. I know that I will always stay there on future visits. The personal touch is what makes the difference.
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
Prices: US$40-80 (R3500) per room.
Directions: Nizamuddin East is near Humayuns Tomb, in South Delhi. A lovely quiet neighbourhood.
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