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Hotel 55
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Reviewed April 29, 2008

This hotel has GOT to be the most squalid and disgusting place i've ever seen (and i've stayed in some dives). Words cannot describe how repulsive this place really is. We stayed in Delhi for 2 nights and heard about hotel 55 from the lonely planet. The hotel website is incredibly misleading and claims to be 3 star, when I would question how it was ever classified as a 1 star. In line with other reviews, the driver never arrived at the airport although the manager was adament that he was still waiting for us once we had arrived at the hotel. They gave us a filthy, small and stinking room at the front of the hotel overlooking the road. After complaining about the noise, they moved us to the 2nd floor at the rear of the hotel. This room was also filthy and looked like a prison cell. The bathroom was full of mould, grime and limscale and the bedding was filthy. The hotel staff were lounging around drinking. Cutlery and soiled linen was strewn in the corridors and remained there the 2 nights we were there. The roof terrace (if you can call it that) is big enough for 3 plastic chairs, which were also covered in black grime and mould. Thankfully, the 1 full day we spent at the hotel was taken on a day trip to Agra. On our return (which we were dreading), the room had not even been touched since we left at 5am. I felt really unsafe, especially since there appeared to be only one entrance (the hotel is situated up 2 flights of stairs above a shop) and no fire exits. The manager was very quick to mention that the lonely planet had the star rating wrong ( they accurately classify it as a 1 star, whereas the website says its a 3 star). He told us he always recommends his website as the information in the lonely planet is wrong. Frankly, it ruined our experience of Delhi and I wish I had photos to add to my review to show how disgusting and squalid the place really is.

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed March 26, 2008

If you are expecting any kind of luxury you will be disappointed (hotel website in this case is perhaps a bit misleading), but if you want reasonably priced (in terms of its excellent location) basic accomodation than you can't go wrong. Staff were fairly helpful. All in all I was quite satisfied with what I got for my money. Could have paid less and stayed further out from the centre, but enjoyed waking up and having everything on my doorstep, seeing as it was a short stay. Though with the advent of the Metro this location advantage may become less pronounced as it takes 10-15 minutes to travel in from cheaper location.

Stayed: March 2008
1  Thank intrepidtraveller_8
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Reviewed January 8, 2008

After we were stood up at the airport by Hotel Blue (just as well they didn't turn up by the look of it from the outside) we had to wander round Connaught Place in the dark looking for a hotel. Hotel 55 was the cheapest we could find but 3000rp (about $80) for this dump was a complete rip off. We only stayed there because it was too late to be lugging our backpacks around. OK sized room, dirty bathroom, fantastically noisy both from outside and in. Anywhere else in India you'd pay about 500rp for this standard.

Stayed: December 2007
3  Thank joaozinho
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01IndiaTraveler, Manager at Hotel 55, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2008

Our One Star Hotel is approved by the Gov. of India, Dept of Tourism and most reasonably priced for our area. We are a clean, well-respected hotel. Many of our guests have returned many times over throughout the years.

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Reviewed October 23, 2007

If you enjoy staying in a windowless, grotty and filthy room smelling of gasoline, with the noise of about 10 indian guys yelling their head off until the early hours in front of your door (next to the reception), go on and book this hotel. And the guy at the reception works together with some other locals that hang around in the 'lobby' who try to scam you every way possible (they did the whole phoning-the-airline-to-reconfirm-a-flight-and-discovering-there-is-no-
reservation charade, selling ridiculously expensive 'tours' that are crap, and every other scam they think you might fall for...). This is absolutely the worst place i have stayed in while in India!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled solo
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3  Thank petijn
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01IndiaTraveler, Manager at Hotel 55, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2008

The room occupied by this guest is next to our reception area and is the LAST issued when we are filled. International guests arrive throughout the night, As for gas smell, have no idea how this could have occurred as there is no window. Thank you.

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Reviewed April 2, 2007

our hearts sank when we walked into our bedroom. it was a complete dump with a rubbish bed and whilst technically it did have an ensuite
shower, i wouldn't have washed a dog in it. bearing in mind it was costing about £40 (~$80) a night it was atrocious.

another aspect was that at night time there were permanently men sleeping in the corridor right outside our room - i don't know if they were meant to be security, but one was a really skinny old man with a big long beard, don't think he would have been much use in a fight - and you hear them talking when you used the toilet or even when you were lying in bed

also when we checked out the owner tried to charge me for 2 nights despite the fact i'd paid online for the first night. at the time i thought it was an innocent mistake but having read some of the other reviews i'm now wondering about that.

would never go near this dump again and certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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