If you try to find a hotel in Delhi that is somewhere between a €400 a night 5 star and a €10 flea pit, you will be disappointed. There seems to be very little in the way of nice, reasonably priced hotels in Delhi. We thought that we had done the exception with The Grand Inn - but we were sadly mistaken.
We arranged for a pick up from the airport but there was no sign of anyone when we arrived so we phoned the hotel, who gave us the driver's mobile. It turned out that the driver was waiting outside because he wanted to keep the €0.10 that you have to pay to enter the airport. Ok, we thought, these things happen, no problem at all. So we followed the driver to the crappiest car you could imagine. We were surprised it even moved when it had to go downhill. And his driving style made me wish that the seatbelts had been left in the car rather than be cut out. Still, no problem. This is India, these things happen.
We had booked a suite - and we got the one that is on their leaflet/website. Like many hotels in India the bed consists of an undersheet and a blanket - there is no top sheet. We took a look at the blanket and sheet, and decided to sleep on our sleeping bag. But no problem, this is India.
Both the room and the bathroom had seen better days, many of them in fact. But since we only slept in the room we did not mind too much, after all this is India.
We stayed in many places on our trip to India and this place was the worst. It would have been acceptable at maybe €15 a night - but you have to be the type of person who does not mind staying grotty, noisy, run down places in order to save a few quid. We had agreed a rate before we went and were expecting some tax to be added - but we ended up getting over 25% "tax" added to our bill, and paying about €65 a night. This place was definitely not worth it.
The hotel itself is a bit out from the main sights in Delhi but it is easy to get a auto rickshaw in and out (about 50 rupees) and it takes about 30 mins to Connaught Place. It is on a busy enough road, and as the other reviewers commented there is nothing to see/do around the hotel.
If I were to go back I think that I would take my chances with one of the places around Connaught Place that gets the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor. At least if it is as run down a this place you have things to do on your door step!
(it is worth noting that at the time we went there were only 3 reviews of this place and they were reasonably enough. The once written since then have been more truthful!)
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