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“Vivek - untrustworthy”
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Vivek Hotel
Ranked #228 of 713 Hotels in New Delhi
Reviewed July 27, 2008

The a/c rooms are nice and the food decent and cheap. There are minimal creepy-crawlies, which is a bonus in backpacker Old Delhi. It's a good location near the train station and the market.

However, we don't trust the owners. They seem out to make a buck rather than take care of customers. We booked through their website, including a ride from the airport. The ride never showed (we heard another couple complaining that they were being charged for a ride that never showed). Also, they didn't have our reserved room; instead, we got placed in the sketchiest room on the top floor. We eventually got upgraded to a nicer room, but they also raised the price on us from what the website said. When we reserved the same room for our return trip to Delhi 12 days later, they didn't have that record either, even though we gave them some money up front. Until we showed them their own hand-written receipt, they didn't believe that we paid them in advance. Then we got a smaller room for the same high price. I just get the impression these guys take reservations but allow anyone to stay when they arrive and would charge you again unless you can prove otherwise.

We are seasoned travelers and have our cultural expectations in check, but when people smile at you and say something, and then turn around and do something else, you can't trust them. And trust is all you have when traveling.

I have no idea how this hotel has been in business for so long. By the end, we unfortunately trusted no one there.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights..
They have a wide range of rooms ov different cost..
had a nice stay the staff was friendly. I had issues with the Taxi i took from the airport to the hotel the staff was helpful enough to deal with the overcharging the driver for me..
The food is nice you can catch a bit ov sun on the roof...
The have WIFI which was nice i used my laptop in my room which was a plus.

All in all it was a good experience.. I would recommend the hotel for a cheap place in delhi..

Stayed: April 2008
3  Thank hannahHongKong
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Reviewed June 20, 2007

We stayed at the Vivek hotel in Pahar Ganj in November last. We chose it because we wanted to be in the middle of the busy bazaar area to experience the atmosphere of Delhi. All I can say really is avoid it unless really desperate.
We emailed our booking and had requested an airport pick up which they claimed to offer- it never materialised.When we arrived they didn't seem to have our booking but that was ok because they had vacancies...... with good reason. The room we stayed in was filthy, noisy and did not feel at all safe. There were men hanging around on each floor and in the reception area constantly for no apparent reason. My husbands sandals were stolen from the room! need I say more. We moved after one night to the Ajanta which was much nicer but also much more expensive. We consider ourselves accustomed to backpacking and staying in rough and ready places all over, but could not possibly recommend this place even to seasoned travellers!
ps the restaurant in the Metropolis hotel up the street was great!

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2007

a decent enough place to stay in .I stayed there 3 nights..paid rs 350 per night .Room was clean and had an outside window.
They have a nice terrace restaurant which is not to be missed...
all in all a pleasent stay...

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Roger-7
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Reviewed January 3, 2007

Hi all, i have just stayed in the Vivek Hotel but checked out the next day. i went just up the road to Hare krsna Hotel which was way beter for a cheaper price. Vivek was a little expensive and the rooms are just filthy. Not maintained at all. The bathroom walls are grimey. There was even some clothes left in the bathroom from the previous tenant. Where as where i am staying now, it is so much better and clean.
My opinion... avoid Vivek until they start cleaning their rooms.

Stayed: December 2006
5  Thank Jy0ti
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 11, 2017
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Stayed: May 2017
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Additional Information about Vivek Hotel

Address: 1534-50 Main Bazar | Pahar Ganj, New Delhi 110055, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi > Pahar Ganj
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #228 of 713 Hotels in New Delhi
Price Range: $16 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vivek Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1968 we have been in the hospitality business for over 4 decades. With over 60 rooms and 2 in house restaurants we are an old and a recognized establishment. Being situated in the heart of Delhi we are close to all major tourist and business establishments. The Hotel is at a 30-35 Minutes drive from the International Airport and 25-30 minutes drive From the Domestic Airport. We are at a 5-10 Minute walk from the New Delhi Railway Station. Hotel also offrs airport pickup's if requested. The Hotel Includes 3 Multi Cuisine Restaurants including a well stocked Bar, a roof top garden restaurant called 'Sam's Cafe', which is recommended by Lonely Planet .In addition, we offer facilities such as Money Changer, Travel Information desk, International Calling Facility, Laundry Service, Doctor on Call, Car Rental, Safe Deposit, Long Term Luggage Storage and an Internet Cafe. ... more   less 
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