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“Don't believe the 4* rating!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alka Classic
Ranked #259 of 706 Hotels in New Delhi
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“Don't believe the 4* rating!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2005

Stayed in Alka for 3 nights, do not believe the 4* rating, the hotel would be lucky to score 2* in any other countries. The room was falling apart, with mirrors all around but no natural light. The airconditionining had to be turned on by ringing up the reception. Do not ask the "travel desk" to put you in touch with an agent, as they will charge you through the nose for a "city tour" consisting of the driver ferrying you from shops to shops where they get commission. While you're at it, try to arrange your own taxis as well as the receptionists only call their chums who charge you through the nose and refuse to switch on the meter. The only good thing about the hotel is probably their vegetarian restaurant, Vega.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2005

In short - horrible location, albeit central, on squalid Connaught place - stay in South Delhi instead. Cramped, dirty rooms with no window and substandard soundproofing. Staff were rude, and were aggrieved when we didn't give them a tip. Avoid.

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Property: Hotel Alka Classic
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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