We stayed with Shanti Home on four separate ocassions during our recent visit to India. It is located on the west side of Delhi on a residential side street back from the main road and is very convenient for both airport. Husband and wife team Rajat and Sanjana run this hotel and the front desk is headed up by the remarkable Pooja. Thank you Pooja for accomodating us at very short notice (due to a 7-hour train delay which culminated in us missing our flight to Varanasi) and also for re-booking our flights with a "service" charge.
We stayed in the following rooms: "Benares", "Kashmir", "Bombay Talkies" and "Oh Calcutta", the latter being the largest room in the hotel and faces the very busy Jankak Puri road) "Bombay Talkies" had a jacuzzi bath. Our favourite rooms were "Benares" and "Kashmir", purely because they were a little quieter in the mornings, but hey, you don't come to India for a lie ins do you!
The delightful rooftop restaurant serves both Indian and international dishes and food is available 24hrs/day. Food from the tandoor is available in the evenings only. The restaurant staff were charming and services was excellent - chairs lifted in/out for you, fresh tablecloths used each time, torches available for those who needed a little help reading the menu! As well as the large bottles of Kingfisher and iced glasses there was also a selection of local wines - would recommend the Sula sauvignon blanc. This was 1600 rps a bottle - relatively expensive as beverages go, but hey, India is not known for it's wine consumption so it's not surprising and we did pay 1000 rps more for the same thing in Agra!
Unfortunately we were not around long enough on each visit to avail of the spa facilites but did use the complementary, modern, internet facility.
There is a metro station about a 10 minute walk away and although the metro itself was very clean, I wouldn't advise anyone that doesn't have a very strong constitution (and preferably no sense of smell) to atttempt to walk it!
Make no mistake, if/when we are next in Delhi, Shanti Home is where we will be heading to rest our weary heads - it was truly delightful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 exclusively designed rooms & suites, Shanti Home in New Delhi is perhaps the only choice for the discerning traveler looking for more than just a room. Shanti Home reflects India's spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition & contemporary sophistication Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to create an experience that is warm and intimate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanti Home New Delhi
- Shanti Home Hotel New Delhi