We stayed here for three nights in Jan 2010 and the hotel at this time was still spanking new. Since there are still not a lot of reviews, I will go into some details here.
India is a tricky country to book your lodging, because when a place is dirty, it’s so filthy that you don’t want to stay for a minute. But when it’s clean and nice, it oftens costs a fortune. So unless you have a very thick wallet, you will be looking for a place that’s clean, comfortable, and most importantly, economical. Wood Castle fits the bill squarely.
Wood Castle is conveniently located in an area called Karol Bargh. It is an easy 8-min walk to the metro station, and you are 3 stops away from Connaught Place. The hotel itself is situated in a quiet lane which may surprise you if it is your first night in India. You will see dogs outside the hotel and people sleeping in tents a few doors down. But if you have been to India for even just a few days, you will know that this is typical. The street behind the Taj hotel in Mumbai looks just like this block here.
Rest assured that it is a safe area and there are plenty of convenience stores seconds away from the hotel.
The taxi driver will not know this hotel, but mention Karol Bagh and Channa Market and you will be taken to the right place.
Rooms are bigger than what the pictures suggest. The unoccupied rooms were unlocked so I peeked into many of them. We stayed in room 300, their deluxe room, and it was spacious. There is a fridge, a TV with some English channels, and two chairs. The room is spotless and the bed is big and comfortable. Bathroom is spacious but it does not have a shower stall (not atypical for this price range) so when you shower, you will also wet the toilet and the surronding area. Hot water is consistent and always running. Water pressure is excellent.
Our room faces the street so you will hear people talking outside in the morning and evening, but at night it is quiet. If you are a super light sleeper, ask for room 200. It is in the middle of the building and it will be quiet.
The folks at Wood Castle are super friendly. From day one, they welcomed us like old friends. They are sincerely accomodating. Because it gets cold this time of year, they repeatedly offered us extra blankets and a heater. On Republic Day, they invited us to a celebration dinner for free and we had a wonderful evening with great conversations.
Wood Castle has someone who is responsible for all travel arrangements. We hired their driver one day and the driver was reliable and courteous. We were never pressured into purchasing any tours.
Overall, this is a great place to stay. We shall be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are in the area of karol bagh in new delhi,Karol bagh is the centerally located i.e. heart of delhi. karol bagh is 16km from international airport, 12km froom domestic airport & 3km from new delhi railway station.We are quality focused,great in service,one of the three star amenities rooms.We have super deluxe rooms with EUROPEAN styles,with contemporary comforts to create a luxurious ambience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wood Castle Hotel New Delhi