We found the hotel Amber on Trip Advisor, and took all reviews into careful consideration pre making our reservation. We stayed for three nights, two consecutive nights upon our arrival in Delhi, and one further night upon our return to Delhi post spending a couple of days in Agra.
Given we were only in Delhi for a short period of time, we decided to stay at a boutique hotel as opposed to a large American chain. We knew we would spend our entire time sightseeing hence we did not require a pool, spa, gym etc... We are quite fussy travellers, hence we were looking for in a hotel in Delhi that provided good value for money, safety (two ladies travelling on their own) & good location, cleanliness, restaurant / room service, easy access to the airport and very helpful & friendly staff. The Amber did not disappoint, despite taking a gamble and relying solely upon strangers reviews on trip advisor.
I agree with other (recent) reviewers that rooms are spotless and the beds are incredibly comfortable. We stayed in two different rooms (as we stayed twice), one on the second floor and one on the third floor. We were happy with both rooms.
The choice of food at breakfast is good (depends what you are looking for / expect). The portion size is sufficient for men and women and will suit whether you are eating and then travelling to the airport for home, or heading out for a day of sightseeing. Eat what you want in short. Omlettes are great and very filling - ask for a three egg omlette. We enjoyed breakfast.
We bought bottled water in the hotel (approx 40 rps) as we knew it would be okay. We carried this around with us during the day. We were strongly advised NOT to drink out of (the refillable) glass bottles (plastic okay) and we 100% agree with this.
We had room service on two occasions and the food was fabulous. Tasty, generous portions, fresh and hot. Suited us perfectly. A good variety of different cuisines on offer too.
We didn't take advantage of the roof-top terrace, but we did take a look around. It's a nice open, comfortable, space if you fancy a drink at the end of a long day. We saw a middle age couple chilling with some drinks as we stopped by. This hotel is definitely suited to young, middle-age and travellers with young children. Business travellers too.
We arranged our own taxi when we arrived at the airport to take us to the hotel - very straight forwards - make sure you use the pre-paid taxi desk at the airport. The hotel is approx 45 mins from the airport, really not too far at all. I agree with previous reviewers that it is not that straight forwards to find the hotel, but do not let that put you off staying. We had a map (printed off the internet), and the hotel spoke to our taxi driver to provide directions to get us to the hotel. It really wasn't not a big deal.
Yes, the rickshaws struggled to find the hotel too when we were out and about sightseeing on our own. We used our mobiles and the hotel staff to guide us back safely, we also made sure to negotiate a fixed fare pre getting into any rickshaw. That is a must.
The front desk organised a taxi to the airport upon checkout for the final time. We obviously paid the tourist price but we did not feel ripped off. We tipped the hotel staff accordingly at the end of our stay.
The hotel organised a day of sightseeing when we arrived and also a driver to / from Agra. The hotel manager, Mukesh, was absolutely amazing. He could not do enough for us throughout our stay. He personally organised the car to / from Agra and negotiated an excellent tariff - way below what we would have paid for a private taxi. I'm sure he would be very happy to help other guests. The front desk were helpful, but clearly did not have his contacts - a big plus and something to be mindful of.
The front desk were super, super, super, super helpful (sometimes a little over the top for us). We put this down to 'culture' as opposed to being specific to the Amber, we did find the same 'helpful approach' wherever we travelled in India to be fair.
We would definitely stay again for a couple of days and recommend this hotel to our friends. We would recommend this to couples, friends (ladies travelling together on their own as well too) and families who are in Delhi primarily for sightseeing and business.
We have nothing negative to write about this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treebo Amber in Sukhdev Vihar, New Delhi enjoys a nice position near many corporate offices and local attractions like Lotus Temple (4.7 km) and Humayun's tomb (6.4 km). Shopping hotspots are nearby too, making it a perfect base for all kinds of travellers visiting Delhi. Moolson Coors, Uniclean,Unitech, Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, ANK Global Health, T&K consultancy, Radiant all these companies are within 6 km of the hotel. Tonnes of facilities are available at this Treebo property: Breakfast and Wi-Fi and Parking are complimentary and laundry service is available for a charge. A travel desk, ironing board and event hosting facilities are also available. The restaurant serving delicious food within the premises is a must visit. The hotel also has a cool roof top cafe that is perfect for spending time and unwinding. The hotel authorities can arrange for a spa treatment upon request. All rooms are air-conditioned and central heating is available to comfort guests in chilly winters of Delhi. Other amenities include electric kettle, LCD TV, satellite channels and free toiletries in the bathroom. Located at a distance of 18 km from Indira Gandhi international Airport and 17 km from New Delhi Railway Station. The nearest bus stop is at Vir Hakikat Rai ISBT (6.5 kms) and the metro station at Jasola Apollo Metro Station (3 kms). Popular eateries like Essence, Yum Tree, Al Bake, Chawla's and McDonald's are within 2.3 kms of Treebo Amber. The bustling hub of New Friend's Colony and its market is only 2.3 km. Fortis Escorts Hospital is an easy walk - only 600 meters away and the Indraprastha Apollo just 1.8 kms from here, making it a good option for medical tourists as well. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Amber - New Delhi Hotel New Delhi
- Amber Hotels