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“What could have been perfect was ruined” 4 of 5 stars
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76 Friends Colony
76 Friends Colony West, New Delhi 110065, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 921 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth-WA
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49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
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“What could have been perfect was ruined”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This B&B is is a leafy community surrounded by similar large houses. It is gated and has security 24hours on the gate. It is in a guiet area but this B&B was close to the railway line and our room was on the side closest to the track and the tooting of the train horn was loud in the room, double glazing would have helped to dull the noise. The room is large and well appointed with modern furniture, the bathroom is the same a large bath and large walk in shower with rain showerhead. Our room was next to the communial lounge/tv and dining area. Should you wish to dine in you must preorder your selection off the menu by a certain time. This is not necessary for breakfast, you can order from the dining area on the morning between dining times. All meals and drinks were tasty. The owners were away overseas at the time of our visit. Our time here was ruined by the owners dogs that barked all night. They were in the undercroft area so the barking echoed throughout the building, we got very little sleep throughout the night, im not sure if this is because the owners were away, if this is so they should think of removing the dogs from the premises at this time. There is not a lot around this area but is not far to central new delhi.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Described as home from home by the owners, this is a spacious, light and comfortable place to stay, especially if you have just arrived in India/Delhi for the first time. Really helpful staff especially the driver. Loved it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was looking forward to staying at 76 and this time it did not disappoint. What makes this beautiful place so welcoming and enjoyable is the Singh family and their attention to caring for you and willingness to provide whatever you may need. I stay for over a month at a time and I love Mr. Singh's interest to introduce me to other guests that may have the same interests. As I come to Delhi for business, I arrive at 76 in the evening and I enjoy the common living area where other guests are gathered over drinks and one can join in easily. The food is great and I love the menu. The chef is accommodating to alter it for me on occasion. I often get a call from Manish, the manager, during the day to ask if I would like to order dinner, as I often forget. That's is real care. The neighbourhood is so lovely where you can take walks in the evening without security concerns, as everyone is out walking their dogs and every house has a security guard. As a woman I feel completely safe, which is so important in any city in India. I plan to return again and again to 76, as I now feel that it is my home away from home. This is totally due to the Singh family and their interest in their guests as the extension of their family. I have come to love them as my own family. I also must add that the rooms are impeccably cleaned every day and the decor is contemporary with clean lines and subdued colour schemes. Very dignified and tasteful. I just love the place!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights - 24/28 Feb. My driver had a very hard time finding the place at night
It is not close to the center and near a very congested road.
The modern building is on an elegant private road and has a very well kept small garden.Our room on the first floor was very clean and functional it was not the largest room. We had booked 2 months earlier.
The first morning was woken up suddenly by a passing train. Trains pass by very close to the hotel. I soon got used to it - also the double windows helped.
Mr Manish the manager was very kind and very helpful, thank you. The charming owner and his daughter mingled with the guests only to eager to help.
The rooms opened on to a large sitting room with a dining table - here we had our meals.
Breakfast was not served before 8.30 and dinner not after 7.30 pm - one had to order everything earlier. The portions were well presented but very small. I found the cost high for example 4 paper thin roti (chapatee) 352 rupees. The menu did not mention the further 10% tax.
We left at 7.30 am - were shown where to make some toast - no water supplied so were not able to make coffee left on an empty stomach.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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devil63358, Owner at 76 Friends Colony, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. We have tried to address the major points below:
1. 76 Friends Colony is located in one of South Delhi's most exclusive residential areas within a 10 kms raduius from the city's main tourist attractions and shopping districts.
2. Every effort has been made to restrict /mask noise levels from the railroad behind the property with the installation of double glazing / sound proof glass and other such materials. Indeed the majority of our guests have not found this to be an issue.
3. 76 is not a hotel but a family run bed and breakfast establishment with a small inventory of rooms and staff to service our guests. It is therefore not possible for us to run a 24 hour service and this is reflected in our pricing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you due to our Kitchen timings
4. We constantly monitor our food pricing and quantity and believe it is competitive with that of other similar establishments. We would like to clarify that there is no tax on the food only on the room rate.

5. For the convenience of all our guests Tea and Coffee makers are provided with condiments in all our rooms. A majority of the guests have been using tap water which is softened and filtered. Bottled water is available on request.

We look forward to being your hosts during your next visit to Delhi.
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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My Husband and I stayed here for 2 nights recently and although we were visiting a trade show this was a haven to come home to in the evenings.
From the moment we booked Manish was helpful with visa requirements, Devika was a charming host and Hoshiar who drove us every where was fabulous. In fact every staff member we came in to contact with was gracious and friendly right down to the security gentleman at the gate. I loved the fact that there were dogs on the property and they were all obviously living in clover, which was unusual after seeing all the strays in India.
We have traveled to Delhi many times and this has been our best stay as the area is peaceful and for our needs it was convenient.
We ate at the hotel every night and loved the food and if we ever come back to Delhi this is where we will stay if we can get a place after all the good comments visitors have to say.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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london
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Excellent service, the staff could not have been more attentive.
Some great tips from Devika on places to see and good shopping areas!

Our room felt very luxurious, and the added touches such as fresh fruit and flowers made it even more special.

After a tough trek in Northern India this quiet and relaxing place was just what we wanted and the shared communal spaces an added bonus as we were traveling with friends.

we we liked best:
the rooms
what we liked least:
the nearby trainline but it was not really a problem

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at 76 Friends Colony with my son, Joseph, for a week in early February. Our experience was wonderful. The manager, Manish, is conscientious and attentive. He arranged pick up and drop off at the airport in advance and was able to accommodate an adjustment in our reservations mid-trip with out problems. Our driver, Shingara, has a perfect knowledge of Delhi and navigates the traffic safely and with good humor. The owner of 76 Friends Colony, Mr. Singh is a delightful, articulate man who welcomed us to his boutique hotel as though we were family rather than clients. The food, including breakfast and optional dinner, was delicious. The rooms and the property are immaculate, modern, and stylish. I can not recommend 76 Friends Colony highly enough. Our stay in Delhi was incomparable, not only because of the city itself, but because of the efforts of Mr. Singh, Manish, and Shingara. We hope to return soon!

Stayed February 2014
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Address: 76 Friends Colony West, New Delhi 110065, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 921 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay with the SinghsTravel has been and remains our passion. During our travels to Europe, North America Asia and Africa it has always been memories of the smaller more intimate lodges that have remained. Having owned and run our own hotel (we still own The Manor which has often been voted Delhi’s most popular hotel by Trip Advisor) for most of our working careers our own B&B renews the opportunity to welcome our guests in a more intimate manner. What we try and offer is modern comforts in an ambience that feels relaxed and secure. The fact that our home is in one of Delhi’s more exclusive colony’s in a very large private plot adds to the atmosphere. We would love to share our gardens with you and for those of you who miss the dogs back home, we have some lovable ones right here. Our cook Yogesh and his team would love to cook up some special Indian (and western) meals for you. Delhi can sometimes be a bit overwhelming; from receiving you at the airport to point you in all the right places to eat and see would be a pleasure. We have many friends all over the world that came as guests to the Manor but have remained friends over the years. ... more   less 
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