If I return to Delhi, it's likely I will stay here again. This says a lot, as my nature is to try something new and different. Although not opulent by international standards, my room was clean, spacious, and very comfortable. The exceptional quality of Anika's Nest, however, is the high level of personal attention provided by the owners, particularly by Mr. Kumar. This can be very comforting in a city as intense, and sometimes overwhelming, as New Delhi.
Mr. Kumar has opinions on many subjects--tourist sites, restaurants, and life in general--which he is very willing to share. Be aware, however, that this level of attention and advice may not appeal to everyone, and you may wish to decline if it goes beyond your needs or preferences.
In my case, it proved to be very welcome. I had a midnight flight to Chicago, and after checking out, I left my luggage at the guest house for the day. By the time I returned, I was utterly exhausted by the Delhi heat, plus some combination of traveler's ailments. Mr. Kumar was extremely compassionate. He encouraged me to shower, change clothes, and relax, offering me to take me to the doctor. After a few glasses of lemonade (I declined on a beer), I felt replenished enough to travel. Kumar arranged for a taxi, giving the driver detailed instructions to remain at the airport in case I changed my mind. This is the sort of personal care one might experience at Anika's Nest, but could not possibly expect at a hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you, the international traveler, to experience an upscale hospitality of North India. Easy access to all parts of Delhi from our place. Our rooms are comfortable, with air-conditioning. Breakfast is included in price. Airport pickup, Drops, Railway station pickups - all arranged. ... more less