A Home Away From Home
on Dec 16, 2013
I got this hotel through makemytrip.com.. I recently stayed there last week for 2 nights. It was really amazing to meet the owner of the place Mr. Sahani. The way he has maintained the place is just amazing. Most important factor that Mr. Sahani and his team will never make you feel that u r in a hotel or somewhere out. The staff is amazingly courteous. I mean was not having so much of expectation but they prooved me wrong. First thing its not a hotel, I would rather say Its a "Home Away From Home". Food quality is surprisingly awesome that too with an option what you want to eat. Rooms are too big even bathroom... :-).. So i decided to stay here even in my future visits. So All the best to Mr. Sahani and the Staff of Indiana Villa.. Regards / Chinmay Pradhan, Mumbai
Nice place, but not a hotel
on May 28, 2013
I got in contact with this place through Make My Trip, as I was travelling to India and wanted to visit Delhi to get to know it. This was recommended as a 3 star hotel, but it had a really good rating in Trip Advisor so I went for it. The hotel is pretty far from IGI, even though it's supposed to be near. The place is nice, it's huge and the bedrooms are really comfortable (the bathroom is really big). The people who are there are nice; the owner is the only one who speaks english and the other people just communicate with the owner if they need to speak in english (so expect some delays). They are really nice though. There's not much maintenance done (they don't clean up your room, and I was there for two days), the plug in for the cables, at least for my room, was short-circuiting a lot, and I was kind of scared. The tv is nice and the room is pretty comfortable, nicely decorated.
Now, having said that, this is not a hotel. It is a hostel, a place with many rooms, but not a hotel. It shouldn't be promoted as a hotel to foreigners, because we expect ther commodities from hotels, which this one did not have. The place is nice, but it's pretty costly (an ice-cream, two bananas and 1 soda were around 300 rupees) and it's far from the centre.
Had a good time
on Nov 1, 2012
The place is a huge bunglow which has been converted to a hotel. The rooms are very spacious. Bathrooms are also huge. Staff is very very cooperative. There is no specific menu that they have for food but you can ask the staff to make a dish and they would not decline your request.
Overall a very good experience.
Clean rooms and tasty food!
on Oct 18, 2012
We stayed at this hotel for a few days while doing some of our business in Delhi. The place is very nice. Rooms are clean and the staff is very helpful. Hot water is also there! We also had 2-3 breakfasts in. They never really offered a menu, but everything was served, whatever we asked for. Like fruit, juices, omelet, sausages, coffee, masala tea, cornflakes, toast etc. Our stay in Delhi was quite busy so we had to be out most of the time. But we also had 2 nice dinners in and watched nice movies. They do have a variety of channels in different languages. As a person of non-Indian origin, I can say that their Butter Chicken and rotis were the best. Thank you, guys, for a nice stay!
Neither antique, nor modern
on Sep 18, 2012
Even though the place is set amidst a vast lush-green property in posh area of Delhi, it is in want of professional management. The rooms are huge and so are bathrooms. But the furnishings are old (not antique) and some need urgent repair. The rooms need fresh paint and linen is faded from overuse.
The caretaker was prompt in service. And the home-made food tasted wonderful. But it is too expensive (rates are as high as a 4-star restaurant). Also all items from menu are not available all the time.
The TV (20-year old) in my room was not working and the turn-down service was not provided on my second day of stay.
Even though I liked the place very much, I would never like to stay there again till the place goes through a major overhaul.