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“Very clean and good price”
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Grand Godwin Hotel
Ranked #55 of 716 Hotels in New Delhi
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Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very clean and good price”
Reviewed March 18, 2009

Very clean hotel room I found in New Delhi with Fare price. The staffs of the hotel, specially the front office are very helpful. All kinds of Delicious Indian foods are available. We had wonderful friendly service. My room is only US$45 per night with break first. Hot water is available. A/C and big TV worked my room. Secure airport transfers and sight visit tour arranged by the hotel. Only the thing is surrounding of the hotel is too crowded during my stay.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2009

This place is a clean, friendly oasis from the teeming madness outside. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms and linens very clean. A 'super deluxe' was 2500Rs per night and I had a big room with tiled floor, TV, coffee making stuff and an ensuite. It was a bit noisy outside, but it did quieten down a bit at bed time, but this wasn't a huge problem once the ear plugs were in place... The breakfast buffet on the roof terrace was fine although I didn't sample the evening cuisine which was available. There was an internet connection available on the ground floor, a travel desk who organised a taxi for me at a reasonable cost and an exchange desk. The hotel is only a ten minute walk from Connaught Circus along a straight road under the flyover that carries DB Gupta Road and is also round the corner from the Main Bazaar with internet cafes, small shops and cheaper hotels and guest houses.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2009

I booked this hotel on recommendations from other reviews. I am a bit surprised at the reviews that give a 3 to 5 star rating. I have traveled extensively and can say that this hotel does not deserve anything more than a 2. Stayed 3 nights and the biggest problem was the cleanliness of the room and in particular the linens. I read in previous reviews of others stating the same. The bedding on both beds had many stains and soiled areas and seems to have not been washed; bathroom was also less than adequately clean. I had a room on the back side of the hotel only to be kept up all night by barking dogs; they moved us the following day to a room that had no window. Another concern (as also in other reviews) was the fact that upon check-out I also experience the front desk asking for more money although this room was prepaid including taxes. I firmly stated I would not pay and they backed off. Location is desirable for good access to Delhi train station.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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raymondpeterta, General Manager. at Grand Godwin Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2009
Dear Guest,

We apologize for all the inconvenience faced by you while your stay in the Hotel.

The rooms on the back side must have been noisier than other rooms but as you have mentioned that next day you were shift to another room which did not have any window, that makes one thing very clear that the necessary measures were taken to give you more comfort and room without window must have been given to you only after getting your consent in regard to the noise that disturbed you the first night should not give you another sleepless night.

As for the cleanliness of the bed sheets & bathroom is concerned, we do not allow any of our housekeeping staff to enter any foreigner’s room without the prior permission or unless the room cleaning card is hung on the door handle. Otherwise the linen of every room is changed on daily basis or more frequently on special request from any guest.

We request you to send us your room number, your name as entered in our guest registration records, your check in and check out date & time so that we can scrutinize the same with our records as we have 24 hours live recording of Front Office that can help us in verifying the extra money charging case as mentioned in the review and take necessary action to eradicate such practice if happening.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2009

We stayed three times at this hotel in October/November 2008 using Delhi as our hub to explore northern India. The hotel's airport transfer is expensive, much better to use the pre-paid taxi stand at the airport (you learn this after the first time).The noisy /dirty side street location of the hotel is a bit off putting, but inside it is clean and comfortable and efficiently run. Do not confuse this hotel with the Godwin Hotel next door which is truly awful but run surprisingly by the same owners. We were informed that it is due to be demolished and rebult in 2009. The rooftop restaurant of the Grand Godwin is clean , nice staff and the food good. The included buffet style breakfast was very good. Rooms are well furnished , hot water and aircon all worked as did the cable TV (some rooms have wide screen).
There is free wireless internet in the hotel lobby or you can use the hotel computers for a small charge. Best of all, it is a 50 rupee auto-rickshaw ride (5-10 mins depending on time of day) to the New Delhi train station and not too far from Connaught Place.The hotel gets booked out so best to book ahead if you can.
All in all a good place to stay and fair value by Delhi standards.

  • Liked — Clean, comfortable, well run hotel vey convenient for New Delhi train station.
  • Disliked — Locality noisy, dirty, typical New Delhi back street.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank pandc2801
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raymondpeterta, General Manager. at Grand Godwin Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2009
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment posted in trip advisor.

On contrary to the airport pick up matter which is mentioned as an expensive service we would not only like to make aware of the fact that though the airport pre-paid taxi charge is less expensive than the Hotel charges because there is no parking charges levied on them & there is an extra entry fee into the waiting hall where the hotel representative waits for the guests so that the tired guests do not face any sort of inconvenience or hassel at the pre-paid taxi counter and to top it all the pre-paid taxi drivers can at times be bit difficult to handle as they are very persistent in taking the passengers to a different hotel in another area in greed of heavy commission which actually is driven out from the customers pocket. Therefore, a little extra money can be considered against a safe & easy way of arranging an airport pick up through the Hotel.

We totally agree that one should not get confused between Hotel Grand Godwin and Hotel Godwin Deluxe as there is a difference between the two and upon which the management is going to take an appropriate measure soon to see that all our valued guests get the best of their expectations.

Thank You
Raymond Peter
General Manager
Hotel Grand Godwin
New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2009

We arrived at 3 am and after battling with a pre-paid taxi driver who suddenly couldn't find the hotel arrived with the [--]. They had us sorted and in our room. We didn't much like it so next day requested to change and did so to a front street facing room which was fantastic. The breaky was great and hearty and the restaurant even served pretty good dishes for lunch. The location is the only issue. If your female expect heaps of hassles and expect heaps of poverty. My partner was never comfortable walking the streets at night and so we only travelled by autorickshaw. If I went again I wouldn't stay in Old Delhi... and that's coming from someone who always likes to stay in the guts of things.

They organised us a driver for a day at a reasonable rate. Expect to tip at this hotel. Many hotels have communal tipping jars which is better.. pain in the ** to have to constantly stick your hand in your pocket and to have to scrounge for small notes with this in mind.

It was a lovely hotel and clean.. very clean. I still would recommend it though. Pretty good value for $.

  • Liked — Clean and good breaky
  • Disliked — Location if you like walking
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank scottdamion
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2009

Reserving mid-range to budget hotels is rough in India, but we managed to book through laborious direct email process (bring print out to prove payment, you're likely to need it). Aside from normal odd Indian stuff, this relatively bargain hotel is fine. Delhi is a shocking, dirty din at first, so this hotel was a nice safe haven for us. The rooms were clean, bathroom okay (Indian budget bathrooms you take your chances), nice people working there, and a good spiral staircase is I think where the "Grand" part comes in...anyway, we stayed a second time when we passed through Delhi again for a night, so there you go. Indian breakfast buffets not my favorite thing, but this one was as good as any we've had so far. Hotel Grand Godwin isn't a place you'd stay too long, but just fine for arrival and regrouping a couple of days, or a stopover. We aren't the youthful backpacker types and we did well enough here. It won't do if your the oBeroi/Taj kind of traveler, but otherwise, go ahead and stay here.

  • Liked — Convenience, nice staff.
  • Disliked — No internet working in the rooms, but worked fine in lobby.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2009

Our time in Delhi would have been miserable if we had not stayed at the Grand Godwin hotel. Our room and the service were really good. The breakfast on the rooftop restauant was fantastic. No other hotel I've stayed at in India does breakfast like the Grand Godwin.

Our room was serviced daily and we also had a newspaper delivered every morning.

The travel desk was helpful and able to sort out travel to Agra and back. We opted to hire a driver for Agra and were really glad we did this. No hassle at a reasonable price. We also hired a driver for the day to take us to Delhi fort, the Crafts museum and Santushti shopping mall.

The hotel is at a good location. We were able to walk to Connaught Place to shop at Fabindia and the official Cottage Industries shop and beyond. You really didn't need a rickshaw or taxi for this. Just keep walking down the road!

  • Liked — The breakfast
  • Disliked — Having to pay a 2% surcharge to pay with a credit card
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Godwin Hotel
Address: Arakshan Road, Near Sanjeevan Hospital | Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi > Pahar Ganj
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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#31 Best Value Hotel in New Delhi
#59 Family Hotel in New Delhi
#68 Business Hotel in New Delhi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Godwin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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Hotel Grand Godwin, a 4-story luxury & budget hotel is nestled in the heart of Paharganj New Delhi India and 2 mins walk from the New Delhi Railway Station. The hotel offers excellent leisure facilities, online reservation, luxurious rooms, travel inn hotel, heritage hotel india, cheap travel packages, travel to India's heritage places, guest house, deluxe rooms for conference events, Bed and breakfast, food bars, Tours guides to Agra, Jaipur, shimla, first class facilities rooms with internet, cabs, shopping malls, high standards of comfort and excellent rooms for business & leisure travellers for a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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