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Hotel Alka Classic
Ranked #395 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were on a official visit to Delhi and our client unfortunately booked us in this hotel because it was close to the place where we had work.....On arrival the reception did not have a clue about the reservation, the rooms are stuffy with no windows, the AC did not work, when it was complained we were shifted to another room with a creaky ceiling fan and again the Ac here too was ineffective, no response when you call the house keeping, .. the bathroom did not have a health faucet, the kettle did not work.......overall a horrible experience.. don't even think of staying here .......

Room Tip: All rooms are stuffy ............
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank suhailo74
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Suhail,

Greeting from Alka Hotel New Delhi !!!

This is reference to your review We are relay apologies for the inconvenience & what all problem you face in your during stay June 2013. We are going do some good step to do better service. But sir in future this will not repeat again to our Honorable guest.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

for me its a home away from home its my sole staying option whenever i am in delhi i recommend it because of its location, kind staff, prompt service, excellent a la carte restaurant, spacious rooms with all the modern amenities !

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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5  Thank navneetdogra
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Naveet ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Just returned from a 3 week trip to India during which we spent 3 separate nights in Delhi, all at hotel alka. Loved the hotel. It provides an oasis to return to after a day in the supercharged city. Excellent WIFI, excellent beds, excellent showers, helpful staff, great design, efficient and clean -small- rooms and the attached bath.very nice bar and resturent

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank SALVANO
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Salvano ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I was originally booked at Alka premiere hotel down the road but the internet wasn't working in the rooms, and since I'm a photojournalist, I needed internet. I thought I was going to have to walk around with all my stuff late at night to find another place, but within 10 minutes the manager or owner of the hotels came and picked me up and upgraded me to a room at Alka classic at no additional charge. And when I decided to book a few more more nights, he gave me the same rate. He was very helpful. The rooms are a bit small, but the bed is comfy and the room is clean.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank ericacamille
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Ericacamille ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I like this hotel because it is situated next to Saravana Bhavan Restaurant. You get authentic south Indian food in Saravana Bhavan. Alka Hotel Rooms are smaller in Size, but worht for the money paid. It's in CBD Connaught Place. Closer to Station, Well connected to all modes of transport. Don't get into Alka Annexe, it's not good at all. Renovation is in progress over there.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Sebastin_Blore
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Zafernoori007, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alka Classic, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Sebastin Blore ,

Greetings from Alka Hotel New Delhi ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our Hotel.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again in future.

Thanks & Regards
Zafer Hassan

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you read the Lonely Planet guide, you might think this hotel is a fun hotel and a little funky --a bit tacky, but charming. That is what we thought when we tried to get a room here after a long trip back from Jaipur. We entered to find a disinterested receptionist who gave us a key to check out the room ourselves. After walking down a long and dark hallway, we found a man missing most of his teeth (with breath to match the sight) who told us he'd show us the room. It was small and neat, but clean is another story... Upon closer inspection, we noticed suspicious spots on the bedspread and a strange perfume (we can only assume what it was masking). We were tired, didn't want to get back into Delhi traffic, and almost convinced ourselves it would be ok. However, when we went back down to the front desk to check-in, we both couldn't bring ourselves to do it. We ended up finding another hotel in the same general neighborhood that was soooo much better--Apartment 52. It was well worth the extra 500 rupees...

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JulietAlessandra
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. The room wasn't amazing, there was a window that doesn't open so the room is quite dark. The room was however clean. Breakfast isn't great unless you like boiled eggs every day. Booked the room through Expedia and when I arrived there was no reservation. Never found out if that was the hotels fault or Expedias. When I checked out got presented with a bill for tax as the rate I had paid Expedia was apparently incorrect. Had a flight to catch so after 45 minutes of arguing I gave up and paid the bill or risked missing my flight.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Block: P-16, Connaught Circus | Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#105 Business Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range: $47 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka Classic 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alka Classic, an ancient boutique hotel in Delhi traces its origin to the early decades of the twentieth century imbued with classic mannerisms. . Nestled in highly elite environs, it exudes elegance, grandeur, tradition and the contemporary feel as well. The hotel is totally committed to providing excellent services, pleasant and memorable stay to its discerning customer, be it from the international trade, corporate world, or the excursion tourism. With contemporary design blended with traditional hues, the hotel is a picture of class altogether. At Hotel Alka, fine hospitality and guest comfort are the foremost concerns, as we want you to experience the Indian hospitality. Located in main business centre of Connaught Place, New Delhi, Hotel Alka provides an environment of unparalleled beauty and luxury. Hotel Alka is proud to provide guests with the finest in accommodations and services. The building, which has retained much of its old world charm, is one of Delhi's most important landmarks. For the past several decades, it has been the favorite haunt of travelers from all over the world who love to soak in its colonial charm ProximityStrategically located in the heart of the city, Alka is 20 km from airport, only 150 meters from the Airport Express Line Metro Station, 10 minutes drive from New Delhi Railway Station, and a few minutes’ drive from the international exhibition ground and most of the embassies ... more   less 
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