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Colonel's Retreat
Ranked #3 of 1,128 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2012

My sister and I stayed here for four nights as we began a month long trip in India. This hotel was a great way to ease us into the hustle and bustle that is India. We felt very comfortable here and it quickly became our home away from home. The roof top dining is a wonderful feature and we ended up eating supper at the hotel every night as opposed to venturing out into the streets of Delhi. The staff was very polite, though hard to find when they were not scheduled to serve meals. There were also a bit of language issues, but those can always be worked around. We had a massage here as well and it was fantastic. I highly recommend treating yourself. All in all we had a great stay, some small recommendations would be cleaning the rooms. I'm sure we could have had someone clean our rooms had we asked, but we shouldn't have to ask. We stayed four nights and didn't have any clean towels and the floor in the bathroom was always wet from the shower and eventually became dirty because of the dirt from our feet after a day in the streets.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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ghori90, Owner at Colonel's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Thank you for your lovely review. i am glad you liked out new Spa. You did try the Jet Lag as well as Rejuvenating massage. These are new additions and our guests are loving them. You loved our home style meals. When you are on the road ,incessant Restaurant and Hotel food can leave you craving for freshly made home style food. And as in any cuisine in the World , home style food is so much better than commercial stuff.

I am truly sorry your room was not cleaned every day. We pride ourselves in our cleanliness standards and these are mentioned in almost every review. We follow a simple system- if you choose to leave your key with us, we will clean your room. If you keep you key with you, we will not clean the room . Again, my apologies this was not clear to you. Do come again and you will certainly get some of the cleanest rooms you can find anywhere.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

a one night stopover on our way home from India - arrived at 11.00pm tired to find the most comforting place I have ever stayed in India. Homestay style accommodation - bedroom off a large lounge area - wonderful bathroom (with bath - HOT water and a hairdryer). Suburban area with roof terrace to enjoy delicious breakfast and the most welcoming staff to attend you.
Arun (I felt I actually knew him by the time I arrived) on hand to advise. CR offers a warmth not found in hotels, with homely style and excellent facilities. Thank you all at CR.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have been travelling in India for 15 years and have stayed everywhere -- Rs 100/night to 5 star hotels. Colonel's Retreat offers the best of all worlds -- a convenient, beautiful, comfortable place to stay with the ambience and charm that the big hotels lack, and at a very good price for the location and quality. The place is impeccably clean, the bathrooms have been renovated to perfection (full baths! hot water on tap all day long!), the beds are comfy and the rooms are large and bright -- there is also the bonus of fast and reliant wifi and full satellite television. The staff are fantastic -- very helpful and polite, but also totally respectful and unobtrusive. Hearty breakfast is included and served whenever you'd like it, and lunch & dinner can be arranged as well; overall food was tasty, nicely spiced without being too hot, and very reasonably priced. The location is also unbeatable -- under 10 minutes walk to lajpat nagar, defence colony markets, tons of autorickshaws and taxis around, and well situated int he city. I cannot recommend this place highly enough -- and I'm never staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Colonel's Retreat is a comfortable welcoming bed and breakfast conveniently located in the Defence Colony part of New Delhi. The staff are hospitable, the food excellent, and the accommodations clean, comfortable, and the bathroom facilities (for the wary traveler) familiar to westerners. Internet is available as well as common areas to sit with your fellow travelers and get tips on what to visit. The staff and owners are all great and will happily help you see the best of Delhi.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jess A
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Fantastic B&B! Warm, friendly staff and lovely, clean rooms. Yummy breakfasts that are included as well as home-cooked meals available on demand. Personal touch and numerous visits from the owners. What more could one ask for? Really felt like a home away from home!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Arun (owner) is very pleasant, and cooperative

he has 2 houses in Defence colony (D-264 and D-418)
Note: Some rooms have a balcony

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Owner is cooperative and responsive
Clean
has in-room safe
Good food, available At any time
Good ac and fan
Excellent location
Solid Internet (when working)
Quiet except pigeons in the morning


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Tub leaks
Hard beds
Bed siZe queen, not king
Light at 6am without a way to darken, not good if you want to sleep later than 6am
Pigeon noise at 6am
Ok service, had to go down 2 flights of stairs when needed someone
Internet was out for 2 days
2% surcharge when using your credit card to pay for the room

We had a problem with the water fluctuating in temperature. After many calls it never really got resolved and we just dealt with it. Arun gave us a discount as compensation.

Because the owner was pleasant and cooperative, cleanliness, and location, we would definately stay here again.
Because of the water and internet problems we experienced, I gave this 4 stars instead of 5.

Miz

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ghori90, Owner at Colonel's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Hey thanks for the detailed review- you stayed with us 11 months ago. The internet would have taken a day to get fixed - we haven't heard anyone complain in 2012. Hope to see you again sometime .

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was my fourth trip to Delhi and my fourth stay at Colonel's Retreat. Driving in from the airport felt almost like coming home. It's great to see the same staff year after year, and they continue to do a wonderful job. Breakfast is always quick and tasty, and they were able to accommodate my occasional early starts. The rooms are clean, and they respond promptly to concerns. Arun always checks in to see how things are going - it's refreshing to see the owner taking such a personal interest in his establishment. He's made some interesting changes since the last time, although I didn't get to check out the spa. I will be back next year!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank McDepth
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Address: D - 418 | Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 1,128 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range: $43 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonel's Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great favorite with business travelers and overseas tourists alike, offering a truly comfortable, elegant place to stay. Colonel's Retreat has been lovingly created by people who are frequent global travelers themselves and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality. All rooms are air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, refrigerator, free wi-fi, electronic safe. Attached baths, with hot and cold running water. ... more   less 
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