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Jyoti Mahal Guest House
Ranked #236 of 708 Hotels in New Delhi
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Pahar Ganj is not for everyone but we LOVE it. It's a vibrant, busy area in Old Delhi seething with life and experience. Jyoti Mahal is in an ideal location just off Main Bazaar and surprisingly quiet. The lovely big rooms with sitting area and window seats are decorated in traditional Rajasthani style and are very comfortable. The bathroom is good by Indian standards.

Very basic but sufficient breakfast is included at the rood top restaurant although the evening menu is limited and expensive in comparison to nearby eateries. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed here twice during our passing through Delhi and surrounds.
Quaint little guest house in the centre of a bustling bazaar and markets.
The staff here are very friendly and accommodating and go out of their way to be of service...at any time night or day. Nothing is too much trouble.
The rooms are comfortable, clean but basic. Each one decorated in Rajastani style decor.
Love the room keys. Very ornate...and very heavy ! Each one decorated with an image of one of the various deities.
Not exactly quiet at night. Lots of outside noise and noise from within echoes a bit, but the comfortable beds soon have you fast asleep before you know it. Earplugs are the shot if one is super sensitive to noise.
Entrance foyer is impressive with many statues and colourful divans decorated with bolsters and cushions.An interesting chandelier sparkles overhead.
It's not flash but I prefer something with character and Joyti has this ..in spades !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

The outstanding feature of the Jyoti Mahal is the friendly staff, who are helpful and obliging yet do not fawn over you or expect constant tipping as we experienced in other Indian hotels.
The rooms are comfortable and clean, with very comfortable beds, and the showers are excellent. The rooftop terrace is a great space for relaxing and for good meals.
We were two couples of retirement age and used the hotel three times over a two week period for a total of six nights. We regarded it as a safe and happy home from home while we were in India and our experience there forms part of the happy memories of our trip. We would have no hesitation about staying there again in the future or in recommending it to others.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is the fifth year I have stayed in Jyoti Mahal, Pahar Ganj, whilst passing through Delhi and have always found their booking service efficient, rooms clean and any help needed supplied by the reception staff.  In December and January the rooms can be cold with little natural light but to compensate they have a lovely roof garden restaurant or just a place to sit and chill after a day in Delhi, this year they were serving beer too which was very welcome.  I like this area as it is near New Delhi Railway Station, there are masses of shops where you can buy almost anything, restaurants etc.  yes, the area is a bit seedy but it's fun and as a lone woman I have always felt safe, just get the Hotel to organise an auto rickshaw they will be happy to help you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed here for one night passing through. Perfectly adequate for that purpose but wouldnt necessarily stay for too much longer. Well situated. Communal areas were quite open and dirty and quite tired. The food was delicious and the bed was comfortable and clean. We werent here for a luxury stay we were just passing through and didnts spend too much time here anyway.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the area that this hotel is located in. The actual place is safe and contained and the staff are helpful and will organize your taxi rides for a fair rate.
In Delhi everyone is out to scam tourists and this hotel will ensure you get to the shopping venues you want to be at.
The rooms are basic and very clean. Don't expect much. The kitchen and restaurant on the roof is excellent and a great space to sit and chat to other guests.
Get the hotel to fetch you when you arrive. That way you will reach your destination safely and without stress.

Stayed December 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

If you want a fully glass sealed air conditioned hotel then the Jyoti Mahal is not for you.

A large percentage of the communal areas (stairs, landings, reception etc) are open to the elements so expect a little dust and noise from the road outside.

Our room (101) was spacious with a large clean bed and everything we needed. Yes the walls need painting to cover the filler which has been used to repair the plaster work but this is India and if you are looking for perfection then you are coming to the wrong country.

We really liked the hotel and would be happy to return. The staff were always helpful, however it was something difficult to distinguish between staff and guests as their clothes are so casual. The rooftop terrace is delightful. Yes it's a little tatty but it's comfortable and a great place to share a beer with other guests. The food is also good and sensibly priced.

This hotel has a bit of character and I liked it for that.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jyoti Mahal Guest House
Address: 2488 - 90 Jyoti Mahal Guest House Nalwa Street Behind Imperial Cinema | Chuna Mandi=Pahar Ganj, New Delhi 110055, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#80 Business Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jyoti Mahal Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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