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“Best of the Lot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Darling Residency

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Darling Residency
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Vellore
Certificate of Excellence
Pondicherry, India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Best of the Lot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

Vellore cannot offer you say a Radisson Blu or a Taj hotel, but this hotel sure is handy for a short stay.Having stayed in all the hotels in town i can definitely vouch that this ones the best amongst them.The rooms are neat and the food is good and the staff is courteous.My tip: Go for the paneer tikkas at the veg restaurent Aradhana(u wont find any better anywhere).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Frank B
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

The hotel is ideally located for people travelling to Vellore for businees at CMC as well as for pleasure to the Golden temple. The rooms are clean and neat, though there is some construction / renovation going on at the moment. The staff is very courteous and well behaved. Service as well as food quality is good. Most other decent hotels inth e city are located on the outskirts and hence this is an ideal location for business travellers. Auto's and taxi's are easily available just outside the hotel. The rooms have an excellent view of the hills in Vellore. It may better to ask for a hill facing room as the front facing rooms are towards the main road. Best to stick to South Indian food. The Bar has a wide variety of liquours.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ParagTavkar
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Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

I was in vellore briefly for a couple of days. This hotel is a budget hotel with minimum options. Its location is its biggest plus point and the food served on the terrace dining is good.

Apart from these, theres nothing much about this hotel that stands out.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank paulindia
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Maastricht
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130 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2011

Finding a good hotel in a small town could be challenging and Darling residency could have filled that void. However, its major clientèle is formed by students and probably that prevents it from getting better. Rooms are bit small and location is not inspiring. Food does offer some choice but is a poor replica of north Indian stuff.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cancerain
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Delhi
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38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

Hotel is good as per the samll town vellore. The rooms are good & pricing is fine.
The restaurant in the hotel is good & food served is good.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 1Sanjeev
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
148 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2010

Hi,

The hotel is located very well within nearby tourist spots example the golden temple, approximately 3km.
Rooms are good size. Service is not bad either.
But be cautious not to take this room facing the main road as its very noisy in the early hours of the day and till to midnight whereby vehicle horning non stop outside on the main road.
Presently there are some renovation work going of extending the hotel. So its kinda noisy and dusty.
On the plus point the breakfast are superb at the hotel restaurant.
Late check in are possible, as i checked into the hotel at around 1am, staff were helpful in sorting out our rooms and getting some refreshments for us at that time of the hour.
Nothing to shout about this hotel.
Thanks

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank swordfish01
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Gurgaon
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2010

Darling is a strange name for a hotel. The hotel has big, neat and comfortable rooms. The only issue is it is in the middle of a busy road but on the bright side it has places all around for shopping and eating.
The staff was friendly and the stay was comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank KaushikGurgaon
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Property: Darling Residency
Address: #11/8, Officers Line, Vellore 632001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Vellore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Vellore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Darling Residency 1.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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