Near Delhi train station
on Nov 12, 2019
Good hotel, close to Delhi Train Station but in a side street and not too noisy. Good eating places just around the corner. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good value for the money. Rooms clean. Foyer and reception very clean.
on Nov 5, 2019
Amongst a sea of awful hotels around New Delhi Railway Station, the Prime is an amazingly welcome option. Everything about our stay was excellent, including check-in, service, rooms, showers, complementary drinks and fruit/biscuits, and ESPECIALLY the price! Yes, you’ll pay a few pounds less at some of the neighbouring options but guaranteed you won’t get anything of this high quality.
Very highly recommended if you need somewhere close to the railway station.
on Nov 2, 2019
The hotel is situated within walking distance of the New Delhi railway station down one of the back streets. The hotel itself was very comfortable and staff helpful for the price. The bed was particularly comfortable. The rooftop restaurant was also affordable and good service. The only downside to the hotel is the streets outside. It's quite an impoverished area and unless your used to India a bit of a shock to the system. It is a great location for the station. Now a word of warning re the station. Be aware there are a lot of pick pockets about and scammers. Two of the top scams are you will be approached on the platform and your ticket will be demanded for inspection, your the told it's invalid and you have to follow them to an outside office. They are not railway employees they muck you about until you miss your train then sell you a car journey to your original destination. They are aggressive and believable. ONLY show your ticket to the conductor onboard the train. It hassled ask for the station police. Second one is when you arrive and try and get a taxi or tuktuk. They will tell you the road is blocked to your hotel due to a protest and you need a pass from the police. They then drive you around the area for a few hours and build up a high bill for the fare.
Great Central location for your intro to India!!
on Nov 1, 2019
We booked the Prime Balaji before we arrived in India, we were a little apprehensive because of the location it is right in the centre of Paharganj, but it is great if you really want to see India, it is within walking distance to CP or Connaught Place, we stayed here when we first arrived in India and were a little surprised because within 150 metres you will see everything, from amuptee beggars to a Mcdonalds Restaurant. When we arrived back in Dehli after 25 days we thought of staying at the Prime Balaji but they were booked, they offered to allow us to keep our bags at the hotel and use the resaurant prior to our airport departure, they were great!!!! I would highly recommend this hotel, the staff were great and very friendly. If you are coming to New Dehli and are then travelling elsewhere in India this is a great safe base to get your bearings and then proceed with your adventure!!!
All in all, if I return to Delhi, I think I would choose another hotel
on Nov 1, 2019
When I planned my trip to India and chose this hotel in Delhi, I trusted the mention "New Delhi railway station" attached to the name of the hotel. This - I thought - would have favored my transfer to the hotel on arrival in the city, my departure for DLI airport on the last day (the New Delhi station and the airport train terminal coincide) and above all my movements inside the city, via the Delhi Metro station of the same name.
However, this was not a real advantage. In fact the New Delhi railway station (and the subway station) are 500 m away (and maybe even more), but above all those 500 m.are unpleasant to walk, first through a messy, noisy and dirty neighborhood, then on the road bridge that crosses the railway yard, plagued by hellish traffic and also dirty. So much so that, on the last night when I had to return from the metro station to the hotel, a tuktuk driver refused to transport us, precisely because of the heavy traffic on the rush hour; and I had to look for another driver. So most of the time I anyway used a tuktuk for my trips from the hotel to the metro station and vice versa.
These observations, nevertheless, don't concern the intrinsic features of the hotel: it is comfortable, clean, the rooms are high standard, the breakfast service and the breakfast room are acceptable, there is a tourist office attached to the hotel lobby. It is precisely the context that is problematic.
For three days / two nights in a double room, we paid 5538 Rp. (about 71 euros at the time). However, the final bill has doubled (about 11,000 Rp.), for the following reasons:
- We arrived at the hotel early in the morning, got off the night train from Jodhpur, and purchased our breakfast for this first day, which was obviously not included.
- On the third day, our plane from DLI left at 3:25 am, so we asked to use our room until late night. This involved paying another full night.
- A dinner for two at the hotel restaurant was included in the bill, as well as the taxi transfer from the hotel to the airport train station (therefore, a short distance)
It is worth noting that for all these services I received a receipt with the grand total, without details about the different iems. It didn't seem to me correct procedure; but already our taxi was waiting outside, so I didn't feel like starting a discussion.
All in all, if I return to Delhi, I think I would choose another hotel.