Hi, this is Manish & Shilpi's (my wife) bed & breakfast. We are a cosy homestay just 30 minutes from the New Delhi International airport.
This is a private bedroom in our 5-bedroom villa, in a clean, green and safe gated community. The complex has round-the-clock security and 24-hr power backup. The room has a private attached bathroom with hot water facility & an attached back garden that is great for some quiet reflection.
The room gets plenty of natural light and fresh air. There are large cup-boards for storage. The room (email hidden)-dorm decor with posters of the Beatles & Pink Floyd.
We run a small creative studio from our place and would love to show our canvas over some 'masala chai'
Now, ours may not be the most central of the B&Bs, but it certainly is amongst the most friendly and quirky homestays.
My wife, 8.5 year old son and myself love to host travelers from around the world. With us you can rest assured of a safe and comfortable stay in Delhi.
We help our guests ( be it business travellers or tourists) with all that Delhi, Gurgaon and India has to offer.
We help our guests navigate the complexity of India, help them with their shopping, share local tips on travel, places to eat, new hang-outs, a recipe of a home made dish, selecting an Indian handicraft gift, help buy some good budget wine or some basic yoga/ ayurveda lessons :)
You'll see from our guest reviews how we've hosted people from various parts of the world. And I am proud of how we endeavor to make the experience a very special one for each of our guests.
You may also want to browse through our Trip Advisor Reviews here - (website hidden) - We are rated No. 1 by Trip Advisor and just received the 'Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012.
The closest metro train station near our house "Huda City Metro Station" is at a 15 minute ride by auto-rickshaw from our home. The auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) typically charge about INR 70 - 80 for 2 people. You can also take a shared tuk-tuk for INR 15-20.
There is a direct metro train from 'Huda City Centre' to central Delhi (Connaught Place / Rajiv Chowk) which takes about 50 mins, and the ticket per person is around INR 25.
Huda City Centre - Qutub Minar is Rs 18 (15 min)
Huda City Centre - Green Park is Rs 21 ( 30 min)
So to reach central Delhi from our home takes about 60 mins, and costs around Indian Rupees 100 ($2) per person, 2 pax - INR 125 only.
- Can arrange pickup for our guests from the airport by our reliable driver for $20 / ride.
But you will have to tell us in advance.
Most famous places likes Chandni Chowk (Old bazaars, food streets & spice market), Red Fort, Old Fort, Dilli Haat( for Indian handicrafts), India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, Janpath are accessible by the underground train /metro. Since HUDA City is the starting station, you get seats easily.
We can also loan you our Metro Card so that you don't have to queue in the line to purchase tickets. Queues here can be a bit intimidating :-)
We can provide help with planning trips to quick getaways from Delhi like - Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Mussoorie.
* Fresh linen, blankets, towels and pillows, Wi-fi included in room tariff.
* In case of an emergency, can even loan our laptop and ipad!
* Full-sized bed for 2 people. One additional single bed can be put in the room to accommodate a third guest.
* Can help with laundry.
There are a shopping centre with Cafe, Medicine store, daily grocery store, etc. at walking distance from our house.
There are at least 3 restaurants / food joints close by. There (email hidden) ( with a micro-brewery) 20 minutes drive from our place.
Kingdom of Dreams - the broadway style Bollywood themed entertainment park is just 15 minute drive and a must see for the young at heart.
If you have work within Gurgaon, this is how we are placed.
We are very close to Medi City/ Medanta (5 min), Hero Honda Chowk (10 min), Golf Course Road (10 min), IFFCO Chowk (10 min), Galleria market (15 min), Pathways School(15 min), MG(Mall) Road (20 min), Udyog Vihar (20 min), Manesar (20 min)...
In case this room is booked you could try the others
Grand Room - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68143
Puraani Jeans - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68140
With our rooms, you can expect
- Attached balcony or garden with most rooms
- Clean kitchen with dining area
- Healthy breakfast spread
- Home cooked exquisite meals in less oil ( you can request Shilpi for her zero sugar Banana ice-cream)
- 24 hrs power backup
- 24 hrs water supply. Hot during winters
- Private en-suite bathrooms with every room
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Digital TV in each room
- Club facility with gym and swimming pool(nominal charges)
- Car rentals can be arranged
- We can also do your laundry for reasonable rates
- Hair dryer, iron & ironing board is available
- DVD & MP3 facility as well (upon request)
- Beauty & spa services (upon request)
- Yoga & Meditation (upon request)
In case you are interested in Indian cooking or a food tour, we have friends that can arrange that for you..
If all this sounds too good or an over-promise, give us a try :-)
----About my family----
My name is Manish ( pronounced Mm-neesh) and am an ex-advertsing planner. Used to work for JWT, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett & Digitas. Now for the past 2.5 years I run this B&B along with my wife - who has an HR background and is now an executive & life coach.
Our 8 year old son is a gadget, PSP, X-Box, cricket buzz and loves to chat with guests.
We have now hosted guests from almost 28 countries from US to South Korea and Sweden to Czechoslovakia.
We love great stories, humour, warmth and a helping hand. Cinnamon - our B&B has made our lives richer.
We would love to host you!
We have somebody ( our cook & care-taker) home most of the time! So there is always someone around whenever you need any help.
Please, if you are a first-time Airbnb user or do not yet have any reviews, take a few minutes to write a few sentences about yourself when you inquire about the room.
We live close by the property and like to know a few details and fun facts about the people who come and stay with us.
Look forward to hosting you and your family.
Great experience! Like staying with friends. Manish and his wife Shilpi are great hosts who go the extra mile to make your visit as easy as possible. We had great conversations over breakfast, which gave me new perspectives on life. They helped me find my way around Delhi, even lending me their driver a couple of times, which - for a woman travelling alone - was tremendously reassuring. I got home cooked meals every day. The house is located in a quiet, gated community, surrounded by pretty gardens. I felt totally safe and wholeheartedly recommend this homestay.
We loved our stay in India and really enjoyed the time at Manish's B&B.
he was always quick to respond prior to booking and coordinated a dinner that we also had with other international guests staying at one of the houses. There was a hand-off of reins between Manish and the on-site family we met, and confusio regarding the room he confirmed to us by messages and the actual room we received.
Overall the stay was very good. Thanks, Manish!
Great find! Cinnamon stays feels like an oasis of calm in Delhi. A bit out of the way if you're planning to see typical Delhi sites but a much appreciated calm. Dinesh, Manish and Shilpi were all very helpful at any time of day. Thank you!
Getting to India was a bit of a culture shock. Once I reached Manish' place I felt right at home. It is very pleasant and comfy. I met Manish wife and son they are very nice and educated people. Manish wife has lots of connections and she is very helpful when I it comes to informing you about all you need to know about India. I had a great stay and would definitely visit again. Great memories!
I spent three nights at Manish and Shilpi's house on a short research trip. I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. I felt a bit shy at first about asking for assistance, but they were immediately curious about my interests, offering suggestions and information to help me make the most of the time I had there. Their home is lovely, clean and taste-fully decorated, yummy food. The room I slept in had a beautiful four poster bed, soft mattress, and its own bathroom. I felt quite comfortable just relaxing at the house in-between outings. They have reliable, honest staff, including their driver, Manoj, who was kind enough to introduce me to his family and the nearby village. Manish and Shilpi manage to cultivate a warm, welcoming, small town atmosphere in the midst of a burgeoning city. I will definitely try to stay here the next time I'm in Gurgaon.
We spent our first night in India at Manish and Shilpi house. It was very pleasant to have such a comfortable room after 20 hours of flight. The breakfast with the all family was a very nice and friendly moment. A great welcome to India !
We spent a few days at Manish and Shilpi Sinhas’s Airb&b place at ELDECO Mansionz, Gurgaon, recently in the peak of summer.
We were made to feel fully at home by Manish and Shilpi. They went beyond the extra mile to meet all our needs. Our room and bath were kept spotlessly clean and tidy.
Since we did not always want to eat out, we were treated to homemade lunch and dinner prepared by their very efficient and
trained staff. Incidentally, breakfast is complimentary and sumptuous. With power backup, the air conditioning never went off and that was a blessing with the outside temperature above 40C.
With their knowledge of local conditions, Shilpi and her staff were most helpful in arranging local public transport, indicating where the local super market is located and even arranging home delivery of medicines at night.
We could go on and on about how comfortable we were. But let us sum it up by saying most emphatically that we now know where to stay on visits to Gurgaon in future.
I cannot praise "Cinnamon Stays" highly enough! It only took 20 minutes from the airport, I received a very warm welcome and my room, with four poster, antique bed, was beautiful. Manish, his wife and staff were extremely helpful at all times. Staying with them was like home from home. The food was delicious and plentiful, the location was private, calm, very secure and a haven in a very busy metropolis. Do not look further, from an experienced traveler, this is the place to stay. Thank you Manish and everyone there. Melanie
We stayed for two nights on a trip that was a mix of work and pleasure. The house was easy to find, and we were welcomed by two warm house managers who took care of us through out the stay. The room we got was big, clean, and comfortable for the two of us. The house itself is huge and very tastefully decorated. Hopefully, we get to spend more time in the house next time! Thanks for a wonderful stay :)
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