About this listing
Between us and the hearth of Delhi (Connaught Place), you have the museums, Government quarters to host the Gov employees and politicians only, embassies, The President of India, ministries and houses of 10 to 100 millions USD each...
Breakfast INCLUDED / Heater for Delhi winter / 2 Speed Internet Wifi (16 and 8 MBPS) / Unlimited advices for your travel and stay in Delhi
At our place, you have real people, it is not a Bed and Breakfast managed by employees where the owner is rarely here, it is not a hotel, it is a home where you can spend time talking with the locals.
Authenticity is the word.
When you come to know the cost of the flat and houses in the posh and green Nizamuddin East, you will understand that you have a great deal in Nizamuddin East, central area :-)
Nizamuddin East is an upscale residential colony in New Delhi. It is located on Mathura Road and is home to Humayun's Tomb, one of Delhi's most famous monuments. It is considered to be one of New Delhi's greenest and most peaceful residential colonies. The colony having 286 houses, including Jaipur Estate, and 32 public parks.
About the property
1. You will have one room in a 3 rooms with private bath room/toilet and balcony for each room. (27 square meter size room + bathroom + balcony)
2. Big lounge
3. A real kitchen.
4. Private lift.
5. A terrace with view on Humayun Tomb, the monument that has inspired the Taj Mahal 100 years later.
6. The area is sure, quiet and without traffic.
7. No problem of Water, electricity or transportation.
8. Unlimited drinking water
Location – neighborhood description
1. Between 25 to 45 min from Delhi International airport. (according to Delhi traffic)
2. Prepaid Auto rickshaw stand 3 minutes walk. (No more cheating by them when you go to discover the city)
3. A Transfer from/to airport can be arranged
A. International electricity adapter
B. Travel guides (Lonely Planet, Routard)
C. Delhi Maps
D. Meals on request
E. Unlimited free call to one land line number in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, UK, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Venezuela.
or one mobile number in: USA, Canada or France.
Attractions and distance
1. 10 minutes from the heart of Delhi (Connaught Place).
2. 6 min from India Gate and the house of the President.
3. 3 minutes walk from Humayun Tomb (Private entry, only for Nizamuddin East people).
4. 10 min walk from the daily sufi music in the old Nizamuddin, full of history.
5. The Taj Mahal, Mumbai, Amritsar, south India, Khajuraho, Dehradun...all are possible via the Nizamuddin railway station, 2 minutes walk.
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In the flat, we speak French, English, Arabic and little (website hidden): We stay in touch from your first message on AirBnb, till your visit at my place, your departure and even later. Don't hesitate to contact me and ask me questions about your projects in India.
Guest Access: All our flat, parking, terrace, kitchen, Internet...
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with Guests: We Ben & Prachi are the host in this flat and our friends Sid & Kelly who are 130 meters distance from us, we help each other to manage our listings and never let our travelers alone in case of need.
Prachi is a lawyer and practice between Delhi and Pune and Ben organize cultural activities for French and Indian schools. We both need to travel for our work between Delhi and Pune where we also have our second flat. When not traveling we spend the major time at home and available to interact.
You are not alone in our flat, in case we are absent, you always have our friendly Brampal, who take care of the flat and you, he speaks English, speaks and laugh with you and never try to cheat you or be nice to have a tip. He is genuine.
It is downgrading his importance considering him just as a staff person, for us, he is a member of our family, we threat him as equal.
In all the cases, we are always available over the phone and emails to reply to your questions, help you with any thing you want, even at midnight.
You can also go and meet Sid and Kelly who are 130 meters from our place if you need anything.
It is a quiet land or peace and security to rest and recharge the battery and in the same time, we are central near to the touristic spot!
Hundred of Autorickshaw and taxis are waiting for you 4 minutes walk. And the best is that you will be a fair price since it is regulated by Delhi police. They have a counter where you prepaid your journey!
The metro does not go everywhere and during the rush hours, it is simply a hell where getting in and out might look like a American soccer show.
Other Things to Note
FREE: You have free calls to more than 106 countries (landlines) and 95 for mobile lines.
- You are considered as a short term flatmate.
-Chambre et appartement non-fumeur (Non smoking room and flat)
-Vous pouvez fumer dans le balcon (You can smoke in the balcony)
-Official check out is 11:30. (Le Check out officiel est à 11h30)
-Official check in is 12:30. (Le Check in officiel est à 12h30)
- You can Check-in earlier, if available, please contact me. (Check-in en avance possible, si disponibilité, me contacter à ce sujet)
-You have a 24h access to the house. (Vous avez un accès 24h/24 à la maison).
- You will also receive our manual by email giving you all the information about the place and around. (vous aurez, suite à votre réservation, notre manual vous donnant plus d'information sur le lieu).
- As it is an Indian Gov obligation applying on every person hosted in India, a copy of your passport is needed. The day they will stop the law, we will be happy to stop also.
I had a wonderful stay at Ben and Prachi's in Delhi. It was such a welcome change to the hotels I had been staying at for most of my time in India. I was welcomed by Brampal, who showed me around and got me settled into my room. He provided me with great information about the area, things to do in Delhi, and cooked me a lovely breakfast every morning. The room was a clean, comfortable modern space. I felt very safe walking around the neighborhood. There were great sights very close by plus it was easy to get to places further a field. I didn't meet Ben or Prachi but Ben checked in with me almost daily to make sure I was comfortable or if I needed anything. I highly recommend and would stay here again on my next trip to India.
We had a very enjoyable stay here. We felt very safe and comfortable within the apartment complex and everything was ready when we arrived, including a pick-up at very early in the morning. Most places are a rickshaw ride away but it's pretty easy to get them during the day as they hang around outside the gates and it's close to many of the Delhi spots. Also a very clean complex and a nice place to come home to after a day of experiencing Delhi madness.
Ben was also very helpful in organizing a taxi at the last minute and my husband and I are very grateful for the effort he took to do this.
The only thing I would advise is that if you leave very early in the morning (we had to walk outside the complex to get a rickshaw to the train station at about 4.00am), it's best to book something in advance.
A great experience in Delhi overall!
Aiport pick up (and drop) by Brampal was perfect. Brampal served us with all information we needed, he is a very friendly and funny guy. The room was wonderful! Big, modern and clean. Also the bathroom was very nice. Perfect for our last three days in India. Ben wasn't there but we talked to him a few times on the phone. He was friendly and very helpful. We felt very safe in the area and can recommend Ben and Prachis place!
The host: Ben was very helpful and responsive throughout our interactions, from initial enquiries, during the stay, up until departure.
The room: very spacious indeed! There is an ensuite bathroom, work desk, powerful air conditioner and a large, comfortable bed.
Overall: no complaints whatsoever - would definitely recommend and stay again. Go ahead and book with confidence!
I am back at Ben's again and very happy to return. It has definitely become my home away from home in India. Brompal was there to let me in and welcome me and everything is in perfect order as usual.
We arrived in the middle of the night and were given a warm greeting by Brampal. What a relief to have a clean, comfortable and completely modern respite in Delhi (comfy bed, hot and clean shower, clean and comfortable living quarters). After traveling around India and dealing with one thing or another being unavailable, we loved having everything we needed here. The place is nearly on the doorstep of Nizamuddin Train station, especially when you use the fence shortcut. We enjoyed exploring the markets at Nizamuddin West. Meeting Brampal and the other guest was like having a home away from home. Ben kept in touch and made sure we had what we needed.
Ben was of great help even before the trip, helping us with many of our queries regarding Delhi, helping us to book train tickets and airport transfer as well. The house manual is really helpful but a bit too long. The place is nice, located in a secluded area of Nizamuddin East, peaceful and tranquil. Rooms are nice and comfortable. Brampal was helpful and patient in answering our queries when we were staying there. We did not meet him that often though as we were out most of the time. However during our stay we had two incidents of electricity cuts which were minor and not really a problem. It was the water supply cut on the last day early morning which cost me my much needed shower before heading over to Agra :( In all still a good place to stay in Delhi, central and convenient to reach most locations. Oh, and Babu the autorickshaw driver was great! Would recommend his service anytime!
When I asked Gavin this question: "What do you mean the electricity goes once in a while? 1 or 2 minutes?" /////////////----///////////////// He replied : "Yup it just happened yesterday middle of the night and again this morning. Not really a big deal really, just curious if it is a common occurrence in Delhi" ////////////////// It seems Gavin has no idea about the difficulties of India to have 100% electricity supply. /////////////----///////////// Even Gov offices, Embassies... face electricity issue. ///////////////////// We have 1 or 2 minutes electricity cut and Gavin confirmed it. I really don't understand his complain ////////////////// Obviously, he has no clue about what is happening in other areas of Delhi and the country. It is not 1 or 2 minutes electricity cut, but 1, 2, 3 or 6 hours ! //////////////////////////////// India is 4600 bigger than Singapore and have a population 216 higher than Singapore.... ///////------/////////// For the water, we have no issue. As we have a 24h supply. ///////////////////----------////////////////// The issue we have is with travelers who leave the flush tap open and make the tank of 1500 liters gets empty. ////---------////////// the solution is very simple: SWITCH ON THE WATER PUMP in the KITCHEN during 15 minutes, the 1500 L of the tanks will be back //////////////// What we also don't understand is that Gavin kept messaging us all the time, even before his stay ////////////////-//////////// We just don't understand WHY he has not done it this time, his problem would have been solved in 15 minutes. /////////////////-///////////////// SAME information is available on our House Manual ///////////////-////////////////// With all the extra help given to Gavin, we find it a waste and have the feeling that we opened our home to the wrong person //////////////-///////////////// a person who will keep contacting you for his own benefit and interest (Train ticket, driver, what to visit, safe airport pick....) and ignore you and will not inform you when there is a problem in the house. /////// ----////////// Obviously, such people will always find time to complain later. /////////////-///////////////// Unfair comments happen time to time with unfair travelers.
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About the Host, Ben & Prachi
We have traveled to more than 48 countries till now and we understand that coming to India is a wonderful experience that should not be spoiled by dirty or unsafe, not comfortable accommodations. Full of people trying to get each Rupee you have in your pocket.
Ben is French with Arabic and Spanish roots, Prachi is Indian originally from Maharashtra (Mumbai/Bombay state).
We have also a listing in Hawaii, you will be welcomed by our friends Tony and Darweshi (On the Hawaii listing pictures). The reviews show enough that it is a great place :)
We have several listings on our profile, they are from our own house and other from the houses of friends that we know they will provide you what we write on the profile's space. Each place offers something different.
If you want to stay with us, here are our personal places:
Room 1 (Delhi): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/225797
Room 2 (Delhi) : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/459774
Room 3 (Delhi) : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/333503
Room 4 (Delhi) : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3990300
Room 5 (Delhi): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3764627
Studio (Delhi) : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1291294
Room 1 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2076983
Room 2 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2055494
Room 3 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2081540
Room 4 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3893922
Room 5 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5034690
Room 6 (Pune): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5034970
You can also have full independence and at the same time close to us if needed.
Please, check our listings, we have more places.
At our place, you are between good hands. We know what a traveler expects and our flat is providing it.
You will not be in a bed and breakfast, hotel or guest house, but you will be our "short or long term flatmate" where you can feel like home.
For an area like ours, our prices are very reasonable because we are not doing profit!
Before, we used to find flat mates via the social network or this or that online group list. They were staying with us for short or long period. Airbnb is simply an alternative way to find the same flat mates, but from all around the world!
We are centrally located in Delhi, in a historical place full of monuments and facilities for the transportation and you can't imagine, how peaceful and safe it is 24 hours a day.
Same thing in our flat in Pune, we are also centrally located, close to Osho.
A Prepaid Auto rickshaw both is few minutes from home, you will never get cheated by them while leaving our place :-) so you start your day with a peace of mind, without bargaining.
We can have conversations together and with our friends of the day, we have time where you can ask us questions, We love to reply to them. We are here to make you enjoy your first or last moment in your Indian Experience.
The calendar of each room is up to date, if you see it is available, it is really available. So you can book with peace of mind, your request will be accepted.
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