Nothing fancy, good place to stop off before flying, great food next door
on Feb 5, 2017
We booked the Delhi Darbar Inn for one night the day before we were due to fly out from Mumbai as we didn't fancy a several hour drive to the airport from Ellora/Nasik.
It was a fairly last minute booking, but we managed to get three twin rooms on the 2nd floor. Unfortunately we had to change one of our rooms as it stank of urine, the AC controls were missing and the unit didn't work when staff did find the controls, and the bathroom door would not lock. It took them a little over half an hour to find a new room, same floor but a bit further down the corridor. The chap that was responsible for changing our room was a bit of a grump.
Later on the smell of urine reappeared, and then the smell of manure arrived and permeated the whole hotel. Turns out there is a big cattle shed directly behind the hotel.
The rooms are basic, and a bit grubby, no television, but they're perfectly fine if you just want somewhere to stay for one night close to the airport. There are also a couple of gift shops next door if you need to do any last minute panic-buying for loved ones and don't want to pay airport prices.
We had dinner in the restaurant adjacent to the hotel, and the food was fantastic. A few of us were playing it safe with our meals because we had a 10 hour flight to look forward to the next day. I had some of the dry paneer tikka, the vegetable biryani and the special mango falooda (basically a regular falooda with almonds and granola in the bottom). It was all delicious, and although I didn't try anyone else's dishes they were all raving about the food.
The only negative about the restaurant was that we felt pressured into leaving towards the end of our meal. The maitre d said something angrily to one of the waiters and gestured towards our table, moments later the waiter appeared and plonked a "reserved" sign down on our table. Another waiter came to start taking our plates away before everyone had finished eating the food on them. We had to ask for a menu to look at deserts, rather than being offered them.
Fair enough it was a very busy place, and there were a lot of people milling about outside waiting to be seated, but staff shouldn't be making paying customers feel like they have outstayed their welcome.
The hotel is located right alongside the main highway into Mumbai, so there is lots of traffic noise to contend with it you get a room at the front. Also the restaurant is very busy until late, so the forecourt is very noisy with customers and drivers hanging around and porters guiding cars out with a whistle.
Good Hotel To Stay and Dine In
on Jan 19, 2017
Hotel is situated right on the National Highway. Good place to stay in and has restaurant as well. Decent Rooms and they also have Honeymoon suites in the hotel. Easy access to Virar, Mumbai and Thane. Just couple of kms. far from Mira Road.
Great Food and Great Banquet...!!
on Dec 4, 2016
Nice place on NH8 Great Staff Dastarkhaan with family is awesome place to spend good time. Banquet here is very nice for wedding purpose. food is also good. It is located in Mira Road just near higway so there is no problem for any one to travel.
Attractive place on Highway but lack professional service
on Nov 9, 2016
On the way to Marve beach on one of the Sunday we happened to drop in at the restaurant of Delhi Darbar Inn.It was around 3 pm.Since it was lunch time we tried some regular food.Main attractioon of Sunday was Nalli Nahari so 0rdered this alongwith one veg item.After 15 minutes the service boy came and told that Nalli Nahari is finished. Alternatively grilled fish was ordered.In place of grilled fish besan coated fried fish was delivered.As it was already getting too late we had no choice but to force eat whatever was given.Neither the service nor the taste of food was worth the wait and stop.
Superb Value for money
on Mar 28, 2016
I paid £18 for a double room with air con, the room was basic but clean, they had a food restaurant next door, it is very close to the airport well about 30 minutes by taxi.
You have your own toilet and bathroom.
The internet is very very very slow
PS no TV