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“Cherished private sanctuary” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amaaya
Ranked #60 of 1,049 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Cherished private sanctuary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2010

Title: Cherished private sanctuary

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have found a room in this wonderful home tucked away in a quiet, leafy, serene pocket of Nizamuddin East, only a few minutes moments stroll from the major train station, Humayun’s Tomb and the delightful Cafe Turtle.

A few nights at Amaaya in the gracious company of Ruuma and Sylvie is a blissful remedy to weeks of travelling and staying in somewhat less salubrious lodgings elsewhere. We felt very welcome and were taken straight from the front door to a beautifully furnished, air-conditioned room where we couldn't resist taking an immediate nap. Featuring all the delights of hot water, free WiFi, charming decoration and artworks, a green rooftop garden, a sunny shared living area, fabulous breakfast and chai, laundry service, secure lodgings, etc., there's nothing much else to ask for or need. Ruuma will also go out of her way to assist with queries and help make your stay in Delhi memorable and hassle free.

Amaaya is especially recommended for amiable couples and women travelling solo.

Amaaya deserves all the raves and accolades it will no doubt receive. Like us you may wish it remained a well-kept secret!

Tip:

For very early morning/late night arrivals/departures, proceed on foot directly to the main Gate (from memory it's No. 2) -- all the other gates will be locked.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank katsuben
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2010

This was our first trip to Delhi and a friend had highly recommended Ruuma's Bed and Breakfast to us. From the first time we made e-mail contact with Ruuma, in advance of our trip, I knew that we had made the right decision in staying at her Bed and Breakfast. Ruuma took the time to respond promptly to our questions and was VERY helpful in setting up and recommending excursions and activities while in Delhi. Her recommendations for restaurants were wonderful, her drivers she arranged for us were reliable and friendly and our room was clean, comfortable and tranquil. Additional added touches such as the wonderful Chai tea that Sylvie made for us at breakfast and the beautiful rooftop patio made it that much more memorable. Ruuma is a wonderful warm genuine person who truly strives to make your visit to Delhi a memorable one. When you stay with her, you feel like you are part of her family.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KellyT65
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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

Due to the serious transport delays caused by fog in January, we had missed our next onward train connection,and we needed an urgent overnight stay in Delhi. We were recommended this delightful home-stay.It has 3 rooms- but WHAT rooms!!!! Upstairs in a very beautiful colonial building in Nizamuddin East,

Amaaya is a private home, owned by a gracious & friendly lady named Ruma. Our room was cosy and tastefully furnished. The bathroom had expensive toiletries for guest use, and shiny clean tiles. The shower was modern and had plenty of hot water. The bed, we thought, was THE most comfortable bed we had ever slept in on any trip to India-AND it had a hot water bottle tucked inside.
The following morning we woke to the sound of birds, with sun streaming in through the large windows.I went out onto the little balcony to drink morning chai- pure delight. Trees, birds and sunshine. Total serenity.
Ruma gave us the BEST breakfast, served on delicate china- everything about Amaaya is perfect. I do really recommend a stay here. Having only a few rooms available- it is wise to book early.
We eventually had to leave for Rishikesh, and I am sorry that I did not have more time there to enjoy the obvious delights of Rumas place, and her gracious, warm hospitality. But I have no doubt that I will return here, for a long stay,


Unique Qualities: Amaaya has a lovely garden rooftop terrace. It even has a smallpatch of lawn.And flowers and shrubs. The view from the rooftop is lovely.
We loved the soft eiderdown covers on the beds
The hot water bottle was welcome on a cold Delhi night
And the Breakfast was cooked to perfection-omelettes light and fluffy.Rumi can arrange onward travel for guests, and goes out of her way to make everyone feel like a friend, not a guest, and I would recommend Amaaya to anyone who wishes to have a memorable stay in Delhi. I know that I will always stay there on future visits. The personal touch is what makes the difference.



Theme: Bed and Breakfast
Internet available

Prices: US$40-80 (R3500) per room.
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Directions: Nizamuddin East is near Humayuns Tomb, in South Delhi. A lovely quiet neighbourhood.
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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elloraSydney
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Venice
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2009

Without a doubt, this is my first choice in New Delhi.
This is because of the beauty of the apartment, the great taste, the cleanliness, the professional approach, and the gentleness of the persons in charge

  • Liked — the great taste and the friendliness
  • Disliked — nothing really....
  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eeeooo
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aquitaine
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2009

We stayed one week in this beautiful place called Delhi 36, located in Nizamuddin East, one of the best areas of Delhi.
As soon we reached the place, Ms. Ruuma (the owner of the place), took care of us that was extremely warm and friendly. It was our first destination in India and she made us love the country instantly. She was extremely hospitable and even offered us to share the dinner with herself and her beautiful daughter Amala. Prepared by Sylvie, we enjoyed the Indian food as it was not too spicy and very palatable.
The rooms are large, with bathroom and toilets, everything is very clean. After one day you almost feel at home...
Don’t hesitate to ask her about places to visit in Delhi or anything in general..
About the location it was just perfect, very close to the city centre and the principles areas to visit and as well not crowed at all. Actually you feel so quiet in this place that you don’t even want to leave.
When I describe about places I stayed in during my trips I normally talk about things I didn’t like but at Delhi 36 (D-36 Nizamuddin East,[--]) everything was perfect! Definitely a guesthouse not to miss!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clem-the-Big-boy
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evathea
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2009

This is my second time staying at Amaaya, and I am Amaaya's very first paying guest. As a Westerner quite familiar with Delhi, I can't imagine a more beautiful and comfortable bed and breakfast. Situated in a quiet and elegant yet centrally located colony makes coming home to Amaaya a relief from the sometimes-bustle of New Delhi. The food is delicious, the hosts warm and inviting, and the rooms are spacious and unparalleled in cleanliness and comfort. Attached balconies that look out onto tranquil Nizamuddin were only some of my favorite perks.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank evathea
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Property: Amaaya
Address: D 36 , Nizamuddin east, New Delhi 110013, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi > Nizamuddin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 1,049 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The rooms are on the second floor. Both rooms have attached bathrooms and large park-facing balconies. The apartment is full of light and surrounded by trees. Each room is elegantly furnished and air conditioned. ... more   less 

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