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On The House
Ranked #60 of 1,054 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vadodara, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“cool homely place”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here on our last leg of Shimla-Manali-Chandigarh-Delhi tour during peak summer. But we were happy to stay here for 2 nights. It felt like home and allowed us to unwind, relax and recharge ourselves. Overall this is a nice place to stay. Easily accessible location. Pleasant neighborhood. Cozy rooms. Good people and great food prepared in-house.

Room Tip: Terrace room is good.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I stayed over night in "on the house" guest house for an official trip around end of June 2012. It is a very good option to stay in one of the best locations in Delhi for a shot trip - official or holiday. it is an excellent choice for business travellers who are looking for a conveniently located home stay ( guest house) in a very good residential location.

Positives
- Very convenient booking system ( you can call in your booking or book online)
- Excellent location in a residential location
- Safe and secure
- Well furnished rooms with all amenities you would get in a 3 star hotel
- Located close to good eateries like Rajendra Dhaba etc
- very good wi-fi internet connectivity
- Simple but tasty home cooked breakfast

Negatives
- Room service not available around the clock. You would need to call ahead for arranging lunch/dinner
- Staff not responsive to most requests
- A bit confusing to find as located in a large residential location. will be helpful if there are some guiding signs on roads leading to the place
- AC's do not work up to the mark ( Atleast in the room I stayed)

Barring such minor issues, On the House is a very good option to stay for short trips to Delhi. Will go back for sure.

Amit

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Excellent Boutique Guest house. Very tasefully decorated rooms, and very high quality bathrooms even by best European and Amrican standards. Staff is vey helpful, attentive and give personalized service very much like English butlers in famous British novels. Breakfast is on the house and is excellent, made to your order and liking. Our two children (23 and 20) usually expect high standards when we select an accommodation, and this has become one of their favorites. Our friends back in Chicago want to try this guest house on their nexy visit to Delhi. I would gladly recommend this facility to any visitor to Delhi. By the way, the staff do light laundry as well for the guests each day.

Room Tip: All rooms are classy, but book early and try to get the Mulberry room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I stayed here in January 2013 and unfortunately there was only a space heater for the room. I was pretty cold throughout the night. Breakfast was very simple with toast, bananas and coffee/tea. Overall, it was a cute room but I was not very impressed. I would definitely urge not staying here in the winter unless they have better heating facilities.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My two children and I arrived at 3 am (as many travelers do) into Delhi. When we arrived at On The House, our room was missing the extra bed that I had booked and paid for. We had booked the Pine Room, and we put into another room. Which room we were in did not bother me, but I spent about an hour explaining that the three of us could not fit into one bed, that we had confirmed the extra bed, etc., etc. The owners were not in town, and the manager, while nice, kept insisting that our room was being used by someone else, and this would have to do.
After an hour (this is at 3 am; I am with two children alone after 24 hours of travel), he went and got some pillows, and he and the assistant spent quite a bit of time discussing how to make the bed. I finally stepped in and fashioned something for one of my children to sleep on.
In addition, Delhi was in the middle of a cold snap, and there was no heater, no extra blankets, only a thin duvet to cover the bed. We were freezing and did not sleep at all - we could see our breath the whole time. The next morning I mentioned this, and it turns out they have room heaters - we had not been offered this at all. I had to remind the staff several times to put on in our room, and it seemed to be a big hassle, although there were several lying about.
To make matters worse, I received an email later the next day from the owner were she insisted that I had received an upgrade by being placed in this room. No apology, no explanation for the lack of another bed, or the arguing with me when I arrived, or the lack of heat. I wrote back and explained that it wasn't the room that was the problem, it was the lack of what I had confirmed, namely, the extra bed. Never heard back-still no apology or explanation. I imagine, given her responses on other poor reviews, that I'll get a little smackdown here, which will prove my point entirely. My view is still that I should have been refunded that night as we did not have what we paid for, namely beds and heat, and had to ask, then argue, then wait to get them.
So, why not 1 star? Well, the caretaker is lovely and kind (Raj); the breakfast is amazing, and the place is really peaceful and quiet, albeit far away from anything.

Room Tip: The ones on the second floor are away from the breakfast noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I chose this place based on Tripadvisor reviews and even though I was there for a short time it surpassed all expectations. The owner was very responsive and helpful and the caretaker and cook were fabulous. Highly recommended. I used to stay at the Plaza lounge at T3 where the rooms are incredibly small and boring and for about the same cost and a relatively short travel time you get an authentic home away from home experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

On the House is a peaceful respite in the middle of busy and often chaotic city. It was a cosy place to return after a day of touring the city. The breakfasts were huge and delicious and the staff (Raj and Deepak) saw to everything we needed; all we had to was ask. The room was clean and the bed comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: On The House
Address: B - 4/120 | Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110002, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 1,054 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — On The House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'On The House' - More than just a place to sleep. A place to rest your soul! No hotel, however grand, gives you the feel of home like this lovely South Delhi bed and breakfast does. Centrally located in Safdarjung Enclave, it is situated in a modern park facing building convenient for morning walks in a quiet, peaceful and secure environment. It has five luxurious, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms, broad-band & Wi-fi Internet connection, In-house Library, Colour LCD TV, electronic safe & refrigerator. Welcome Drink, complimentary breakfast & Tea/Coffee anytime is 'On The House'. For other meals you can order in-house or delivery food. ... more   less 
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