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“Very cosy, elegant, friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colonel's Retreat
Ranked #3 of 1,049 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very cosy, elegant, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This clean as a whistle guesthouse in Delhi was a delight to stay in. The decor was really easy on the eye too. Nice touches like a selection of books to read in the drawing room...
Food was really tasty and served with affection. The set up is suited for tourists (on a more leisurely pace) rather than biz travellers. So, check out is a bit slow and unprofessional. Otherwise, all-round lovely stay.
The owner is a nice gent who makes his own banana bread. :) Luckily they even had a small park next door if you like morning walks. But there was a major sewage problem (neglect by Municipal authorities?) around there, which made walking an olfactory challenge. Not in anyway related to Colonel's Nest's high standard of cleanliness.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank greenbarbette
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ghori90, Owner at Colonel's Retreat, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
I am glad you liked some of our original art.

I think the problem you speak about was exacerbated by the monsoon and has been fixed since.
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Comfortable, homely, clean-with all the facilities and a wonderful staff, we had a very pleasant stay at Colonel's Retreat, Def Col, New Delhi on our way back home to Toronto from Delhi. The place tucked away in a quiet peaceful locality in the heart of Delhi was an added bonus. The lunch served to order was delicious and homely, in fact the entire stay had a homely touch to it with a very helpful staff. We would definitely get back here whenever we touch India and Delhi and will ask our friends and family to check in here whenever in Delhi for a clean, homely and warm stay in Delhi.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Reena D
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We took our first trip to India in January and were very fortunate to have booked our stay in Delhi the the Colonel's retreat. The staff and the owner's were attentive, helpful and helped us make the most of the time we had in the capital. We were also provided with a packed lunch for our drive to Jaipur. We will absolutely stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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2 Thank Karl G
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

After a poor experience on our first night in Delhi, we changed our last nights to the C.R. and what a godsend that turned out to be !
Firstly the place. Good rooms comfortable in a quiet location and a good place for first/last nights in Delhi. The breakfast on the roof top was good with Banana bread and pretty well what you wanted. Service was excellent.
On our last morning just before departing for the flight home my wife was taken very ill and needed to see a doctor. The staff were absolutely great, arranging taxis, doctors appointments etc. taking messages from our Insurers, faxing, printing etc. When we had obviously missed our flight they put us into another room, made food, drinks etc. and as we were allowed to fly they arranged taxi to airport. Most of this was done without question of charge and from a very sympathetic point of view . We cannot speak highly enough of the staff particularly the lady who helped. When the worst happens you can only hope that someone will help - they can and did - a massive thanks and we WILL see you again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank edwin t
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Bardolino, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a beautiful experience at the Colonel's Retreat, the location is perfect for visiting the most interesting points in New Delhi, people are very gentle, the rooms are very clean, breakfast is delicious and we'll come back absolutely next time we'll go to New Delhi. If you need to stay in Delhi then look no further than the Colonel's Retreat. Diego

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diego_Italia
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Alicante
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133 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at Colonel's Retreat last October and again this year. The rooms are lovely, spacious and fresh and really clean. Coffee and tea makings, tv, air con etc. On our last night's stay we did not arrive from the airport until 1.00 am but the staff were there waiting for us and settled us into our rooms immediately. We were returning home to Spain early as one of our party was ill and Colonel's Retreat staff could not help us enough. Thanks to the owner, Arun Khanna for his support.

If you need to stay in Delhi then look no further than the Colonel's Retreat.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlicanteMac
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have stayed in Delhi several times now and I can say without a doubt that the Colonel's Retreat was far and away the best experience I have had. The helpfulness of the staff and the attention to detail is amazing. The food (which is all cooked from scratch after you order it) is exceptionally good. If you enjoy coffee than this is the place for you, every morning I would enjoy a pot of quality coffee (the best I have had in this hemisphere of the world). Rooms were very clean and the location is great for visiting all of Delhi's sites.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chris Y
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Property: Colonel's Retreat
Address: D - 418, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 1,049 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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