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“Alka and Alka Annexe are Different” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alka Classic
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Block: P-16, Connaught Circus, New Delhi 110001, India   |  
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Ranked #200 of 593 hotels in New Delhi
Bangalore, India
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“Alka and Alka Annexe are Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I like this hotel because it is situated next to Saravana Bhavan Restaurant. You get authentic south Indian food in Saravana Bhavan. Alka Hotel Rooms are smaller in Size, but worht for the money paid. It's in CBD Connaught Place. Closer to Station, Well connected to all modes of transport. Don't get into Alka Annexe, it's not good at all. Renovation is in progress over there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Sebastin Blore ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My thanks to the cook: breakfasts and dinner were delicious - fresh, home-cooked food. All the staff members are very polite and everyone is so friendly.

Management must be doing something right. They will greet you respectfully whenever you pass them. The staff in the dining area are just awesome. They are so eager to please and will go to extreme lenghts to satisfy you.

I must give this hotel my thumbs up for delivering the best service we have received a professional services from their travel counter (Destination India Travel Center). They are real professional and helpful for your next destinations for car rental, and train tickets and flight tickets. I will recommend their best service to my friends and Hotel Alka which is city center and affordable pricing. Their WI-fi is totally free.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear India Toursim Expert ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you read the Lonely Planet guide, you might think this hotel is a fun hotel and a little funky --a bit tacky, but charming. That is what we thought when we tried to get a room here after a long trip back from Jaipur. We entered to find a disinterested receptionist who gave us a key to check out the room ourselves. After walking down a long and dark hallway, we found a man missing most of his teeth (with breath to match the sight) who told us he'd show us the room. It was small and neat, but clean is another story... Upon closer inspection, we noticed suspicious spots on the bedspread and a strange perfume (we can only assume what it was masking). We were tired, didn't want to get back into Delhi traffic, and almost convinced ourselves it would be ok. However, when we went back down to the front desk to check-in, we both couldn't bring ourselves to do it. We ended up finding another hotel in the same general neighborhood that was soooo much better--Apartment 52. It was well worth the extra 500 rupees...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. The room wasn't amazing, there was a window that doesn't open so the room is quite dark. The room was however clean. Breakfast isn't great unless you like boiled eggs every day. Booked the room through Expedia and when I arrived there was no reservation. Never found out if that was the hotels fault or Expedias. When I checked out got presented with a bill for tax as the rate I had paid Expedia was apparently incorrect. Had a flight to catch so after 45 minutes of arguing I gave up and paid the bill or risked missing my flight.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Situated on Connaught Circus, the Hotel Alka is well positioned. My room was small, had no windows and so was dark and a bit drab. However, it was clean and tidy. Service was with a smile and not intrusive. Brekkie wasn't anything to write home about but I also dined at the Alka's vegetarian restaurant one night - food was good as was the service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I stayed there 4 night, ovrall is average, the location is good, breakfast is ok, others just average including the service, I booked on their websit 4 nights luxious classic room but they give me executive room without any explanation and compensation, before I check in they take me to look at several room non of them are luxious clssic room, maybe there are guest already in I guessed.
airport pick up service thank goodness they remembered, but they forgot meeting me at the railway station in the midnight one day, that cauing a lot of inconvience to me after 1 hour they found a car to pick up me. not recommended strongly just average

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pozzallo, Italy
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We loved our stay at this lovely hotel, the staff are obliging and cheerful, the lady general manager always happy to help with enquiries and tips about travelling around the city. Loved the Indian food and bar. Rooms were clean, and linen fresh and crisp. No nasty bugs or other inconveniences. Wish my room had some windows to allow some sights of the city. Over all well located in the center of the town and withing walking distance to many places of interest and the railway station. We can recommend this place to all our readers, who wish to stay in the heart of the city.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Block: P-16, Connaught Circus, New Delhi 110001, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#61 Business Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka Classic 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alka Classic, an ancient boutique hotel in Delhi traces its origin to the early decades of the twentieth century imbued with classic mannerisms. . Nestled in highly elite environs, it exudes elegance, grandeur, tradition and the contemporary feel as well. The hotel is totally committed to providing excellent services, pleasant and memorable stay to its discerning customer, be it from the international trade, corporate world, or the excursion tourism. With contemporary design blended with traditional hues, the hotel is a picture of class altogether. At Hotel Alka, fine hospitality and guest comfort are the foremost concerns, as we want you to experience the Indian hospitality. Located in main business centre of Connaught Place, New Delhi, Hotel Alka provides an environment of unparalleled beauty and luxury. Hotel Alka is proud to provide guests with the finest in accommodations and services. The building, which has retained much of its old world charm, is one of Delhi's most important landmarks. For the past several decades, it has been the favorite haunt of travelers from all over the world who love to soak in its colonial charm ProximityStrategically located in the heart of the city, Alka is 20 km from airport, only 150 meters from the Airport Express Line Metro Station, 10 minutes drive from New Delhi Railway Station, and a few minutes’ drive from the international exhibition ground and most of the embassies ... more   less 
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