After a 17 hour flight and the usual hair raising taxi drive to our hotel, it was wonderful to be greeted by a smiling doorman and staff, even at 5 am. The disadvantage is that the hotelis a long way out of the centre of Delhi, where most tourists would want to be. However, its not far from a Metro station, which can get you pretty much anywhere in Delhi, and is an inexpensive way to get arround.
Its the equivalent of about $40/night, which is certainly not the cheapest deal, but for what we got, its great value. Unlike even some of the better hotels in India, everything is clean and modern. Endless supplies of hot water 24 hour restuarant serving pretty much what you like, with numerous choices for thecomplimentary breakfast.
Even though its situated next to one of the busier roads in Delhi, our room was very quiet. We seemed to be one of the few guests staying here(end of September), but maybe less so in high season. Its got a rooftop space, which is a nice spot if you want to get away from your room.
The staff will arrange anything, from autos, plane tickets, money exchanger, and even SIM cards for our phone.Nearby neighbourhoods are leasfy and pleasant.Bed was big and unlike the usual matress to be found in other hotels, very comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Basil the residency is a newly constructed Hotel situated in the middle of South Delhi, on the National Highway 2 ( Mathura road) connecting Agra / Noida and a 5 minutes drive to the beautiful Lotus Temple with an amazing view from our rooftop lounge. Also suitable for medical tourism - walking distance to Fortis escorts and a 5 min drive to Apollo hospital.We believe in guest satisfaction for which we make sure we provide comfort, security, cleanliness and privacy and thus keep our promise. ... more less
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