Having stayed at the Prince Polonia on three seperate occasions in the last two years and in three seperate rooms I feel uniquely qualified to comment on the place.
The first time we stayed there around 18 months ago we had a good stay. The rooms were clean, the location central, the majority of the staff helpful and the food palatable.
Around a month ago we stayed and had a similar experience, although it has to be said that the manager (the son of the owner I believe) is a miserable git to the extreme and has a habit of speaking to his staff as though they are scum.
At the end of our trip (about a week ago) we stayed again.
We had seperate rooms this time because my partner wouldnt stop coughing. This time her room was terrible. It was very dirty and she found a cockroach running about.
What's more there was large rodent poo in the bathroom sink and on the bathroom floor. When I phoned reception they sent someone up who cleared it up and then claimed that the rat wouldn't be back...hmm. I insisted that she get another room and after some grumbling and shouting from the boss to his staff she made the switch.
My room by contrast was very nice and only about $8US more, had a big clean bathroom and good aircon and no rat poo or roaches.
In conclusion, if you're going to stay here make sure you spend a little more and get a better room. Ignore the miserable manager who'll do his best to spoil your stay and instead talk to the nice older man (his father and owner?) and the younger guy in the travel agency in reception who are friendly and helpful and booked us train tickets over the phone from the UK.
Oh, and don't guarantee that the pool will have water in it, it seems to change on a daily basis.
PPS visit the little family run shop over the road the kids are the greatest salesmen and you'll walk away with stuff you didn't even know you wanted....
- Also Known As:
- Prince Polonia Hotel
- Prince Polonia New Delhi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the busiest trip of Pahar Ganj, there are some quiet hotels situated away from the Main Bazaar, Prince Polonia is one such place. We believe once you stay with us, you will become our guest forever. ... more less
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