Hello,Bon jour,Hola and Namstey from India.
The mention property is in newly built apartment in New Delhi India which is app 35 minutes from the airport,it`s on the fourth floor, ,it have three tidy , cozy ,spacious and airy rooms with balcony ,all rooms are also connected with toilet and bathroom, two rooms have common toilet bathroom area and one have private,there is also big living area .
Locality and Location
It`s in a residential + market area,It`s approximately 8Kms from domestic airport,14 Kms from the International airport,4Kms from the Subhash nagar metro (Underground) station, 3Kms from "Delhi cant railway station" ,15Kms from New Delhi railway station and Connaught place.beautiful Jogging park at 5 acres of land is 100 meters away,Nearest mall with cinema is app 2.5 Kms,Local Market is 0 Kms ,Three 4stars hotels at a distance of 400 meters and there is a Gym on the ground floor of the same building.
The bathrooms are equipped with western toilet ,hot running water with shower facility
Kitchen have utensils like glasses,plates,knife and fork,Also equipped with coffee maker,microwave oven, bread toaster ,drinking water filter machine and electric stove,sink etc
There is a big terrace with proper arrangement of sitting,just one floor above the mentioned apartment only for the occupants.
There is big private parking space for SUV,MUV,Motor Bikes and cycles.
Television with cable and DVD player is available in living room ,there is ceiling fan and light in every room, Refrigerator in living area.Heaters and Air conditioning can be provided with additional cost of USD 5 Per person per night.
Breakfast:Complimentary Limited breakfast on self service basis,we provide six slice of Bread, some Butter,some Jam ,Sachet of Instant Coffee/Tea maker and two raw Eggs to each person everyday,you have to prepare it yourself by using Pan/Gas stove/Coffee maker /Microwave oven provided in the kitchen area.
If you need more then above mention things for breakfast it can be order in advance and there will be additional nominal charges for that.
You can order lunch and dinner in advance,you will get home cooked less spicy Indian food while keeping in mind about your taste at a very nominal price.
The pizza delivery from Dominos and food from other local restaurant is also possible and there are some Indian,continental and Chinese restaurants at walking distance.
Transportation,Pick up and drop
We can also provide bicycles on rent @ US $1 (one) per day.*
Airport/railway station/Bus station pickup and dropping at a very nominal price,we highly recommend you to book your pick up through us.
Travels and tour
Arrangement for local sightseeing,transportation,guide,train booking,bus booking,flight booking,Hotel booking can also be done from here.
The owner who is a Lady lives on the first floor apartment in same building,if you have any important documents or valuables,it can can be kept under there custody or there is lock in every wardrobe.
There is a gate man and one dog on the ground floor of apartment,the dog remain tied with a leech during day time.
The owner will provide you two door keys and one wardrobe key,All together there will be three keys first will be for apartment door . second will be for your room,and third will be your wardrobe key.The owner will also provide you free map of Delhi and packed filter water bottle once as complimentary.
We welcome you with all from our heart to our beloved Incredible !ndia.
Thank you very much.
Very nice people. I mean Mrs Mridula and her sons.
But I can`t recommend it, sorry
Mrs. Mridula very kindly arranged our pick up at the Delhi train station which was greatly appreciated.
Pros & cons re the apartment: On the plus side - it is very inexpensive. We only met Mrs Mridula once but she was very welcoming. Her sons were around and were friendly and helpful.
On the cons side - the location is not close to most Delhi sites of interest which raises transportation costs as well as travel time. The apartment is very grungy and needs cleaning.
Mridula and her son Nitin were wonderful hosts and were more than willing to go the extra mile for me during my stay. I arrived very early in the morning (more like in the middle of the night), and Nitin was more than willing to pick me up when the taxi driver from the airport dropped me off fairly far away from their house. Nitin also set me up with a cab driver upon my departure. I'm very grateful for their generous accommodation and hosting of my stay.
Quick note: Please be aware that their place is not the most centrally located in the city, but that transportation is easy and very cheap. You shouldn't pay more than 150 rupees to go into the city center.
To start off, this place is $12. That is an amazing price. And it actually isn't that far from the airport, which is nice. Our host actually dropped us off for 600 rupees which I thought was very nice.
Now to the room: it is not nice at all. To be honest, it looked like no one had been in the apartment for about 6 months. It was incredibly dusty and dirty. The wifi (advertised on airbnb) is out. It doesn't work at all. All those DVDs and the tv that are mentioned in an earlier review? You can't watch them because the tv doesn't work. To be fair, we were told they didn't work due to water damage, but we should have been informed of this ahead of time, since they had supposedly been out gor quite a while. We actually needed the wifi due to an emergency situation that was occurring halfway around the globe. The host let me use his personal computer that sat in his bedroom which I thought was a kind gesture.
I noticed rodents running on the street in the shops near the home...a bit disturbing.
The host is not actually the woman in the picture; it is her son. Her English is poor, but she seems to be a very sweet lady. That being said, if you need help you have to call the actual host, who has a perfect command of English but who isn't the one to meet you upon arrival.
The room itself is in poor condition and there are not enough sheets for the beds. Bad airflow in the room. Obviously no A/C, which is pretty tough because the one ceiling fan does basically nothing to cool down the room. It is not a comfortable room to be in, but good if you just need a bed, don't need or want any amenities, and don't mind how humid and hot it gets.
They have a great guidebook that took a long time to make with all the needed info for the area.
It's really a home away from home. The hostess and the caretaker are very friendly. I was pleasantly surprised how well the whole setup is maintained. Everything works. There's food in the fridge, emergency numbers are in the arms reach. BTW living area is yours too. It has everything you need, TV, DVD player, latest DVDs, WiFi, fans, furniture etc. The kitchen is also fully functional.
This is where I'll stay the next time visit Delhi. Highly recommended.
I stayed two weeks with Mridula and had a wonderful time!!! Since I was traveling alone and since on this trip, I wanted a cultural experience as opposed to a white-washed touristy venue, this was perfect.
For more specific thoughts, I agree with the comments written by Sam below.
I would stay here again if for no other reason than to see the wonderful people who run this "Airbnb." They won't let any problem be ignored and will do their very best to make sure you're happy. India can be a tough country. You want to be with people who have open hearts and a desire to make you feel safe and as comfortable as possible! Thank you Mridula, Nitin, Jitin, and neighbors Neeta, and Ashna! If you're ever in the US ... you know what to do!!! :)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.