Much better option than Paharganj
on Nov 16, 2019
After staying in Paharganj during previous visits to India, I opted for a different area of Delhi. It was a great decision. This hotel is probably a 4.5+ for the price range and location (Delhi). Gave it a 5 after staying in a few other places in Delhi this trip.
This hotel offered a decently priced airport pickup. Clean room, large bathroom, huge white towels, clean bedding. A/C worked great. Nice lighting (some muted bulbs as a pleasant alternative to harsh bright lights, and switches were by bed). There is a lift to the 2nd and 3rd floor if you need/want it. Room service daily if you want - I didn't - but at a strange time (mid-afternoon). Free breakfast has 4 options. I went with the American - very filling. Omelette, cereal, "fruit" juice, toast w/butter & jam, and tea or coffee. Sometimes a banana too. Coffee is excellent, especially considering it is instant. Tasted like filtered. You control the strength (you get a carafe of boiled water, and mix the coffee yourself - you get a good three cups!) The best free breakfast I had in India. Main negatives were no top sheet (strangely common in India - not sure why) and a slighly thin mattress, which I solved by putting my camping mat on top of the board below the mattress). Also, thin walls (seems the same everywhere), and sound carried in the halls. One night some Indian men took a room on the other side of the wall from my room and carried on very, very loudly for hours. Walls could use a lick of paint, and water pressure in the shower was poor (but water was hot. Stand there long enough, and you'll get clean.)
Staff were uniformly kind and helpful. The owner/manager can book any additional travel (the hotel runs a travel agency out of a side building), but if you aren't interested (and communicate that), they don't push you.
The Metro is a five minute walk from the hotel, as are ATMs. The Chandi Chowk area is fascinating to wander around in, which I did for hours at a time almost every day. The Red Fort is a 5-minute walk (it is at the Metro station). Another Metro is 7-10 minutes walk in the opposite direction. Old Delhi railway station is maybe 8-10 minute walk? (The location is almost just as convenient as Paharganj in terms of transport unless you are lugging around really heavy or awkward bags, but a 100rs tuktuk can take you to/from New Delhi railway station if that is the case.) The area is safe - as a solo female, I walked to and from the hotel in the dark.
The hotel restaurant served excellent food. It was delivered to your room, but in the evening, you could opt to eat on the rooftop (they will set up tables for anyone wishing to eat up there). Each night, there were people taking advantage of this. I did one night but ate in my room after that, as the air when I was in Delhi was breaking 3-year records for pollution levels.
on Sep 10, 2019
I used this time to go to Old Delhi. The location is great and the Jama Masjid market is nearby. The staff were all nice people with smiles. It is a little alley, so it may be scary for women, but there is a security uncle. The breakfast bread is small so people who eat a lot should choose curry breakfast. Thank you. (^ _ ^) v
Best hotel old delight for business travellers
on Sep 9, 2019
The hotel in the heart of old delhi. Near to old delhi market. It was very easy for me to go the market n come back. The staff is very polite and yes excellent food.even good for tourist since its near red fort and jama masjid. Will highly recommend it.
Great location.. and that’s why you’ll choose this place.
on Mar 31, 2019
We wanted to spend a couple of days in Old Delhi and after researching locations, this did not disappoint. It’s walking distance to Red Fort, and the start of our food tour, and several other attractions. The hotel provides 1 free pickup from airport per booking. There were 2 of us on different flights, so I paid extra for the second pickup, that’s fair. Email reservations, pickups all went well. The hotel staff were very friendly and eager to help – they arranged a further connection and also gave me a better currency exchange rate than at the airport. They have a basic flat rooftop from where you can see some local attractions plus the sunrise. On request they also can serve you dinner up there (and I had some nice food up there on our first night). Breakfast in the little charmless breakfast room was nothing to write home about. The room service breakfast looked MUCH nicer from a photo I saw - I think I missed out there. Our bedroom itself was a big window-less place and as a result I think the sheets and everything got a little damp from our exhalation. The hotel entrance is down a little busy alley – many reviews have covered that with photos also – I really did not find it a concern. Summary this is a fairly inexpensive place at a very central location, staff are helpful and the dinner was good. Considering all this, I’ll give it 5 stars.
Great hotel with friendly staff
on Mar 12, 2019
We moved to Tara Palace from another similarly rated hotel - both 3 star. We left the other one because it was so dirty and the staff were super unfriendly. We don’t expect luxury for a 3 star hotel, but we do expect clean and comfortable. We loved our stay at Tara Palace. The hotel is down a little alley but the signage is good. It is very near the Red Fort (we walked there) as well as the mosque and a lot of street venders. The staff were super friendly and helpful and they do have a travel desk. They were constantly cleaning the halls and stairs and our room was very clean. When we asked them to look at the noisey ceiling fan they were right on it and completely fixed it. The breakfast was great too! The staff were always helpful and ready to give us tips. Thanks for an enjoyable stay in Delhi!