About this listing
Welcome to a charming B & B at a prime & plush location of Delhi. Your breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee are absolutely complimentary.
Location & Proximity:
It's located near India Gate. The Khan Market metro is 12 minutes walking. Several m
If you are looking for a quite, clean, airy, safe, spacious room at a green, and upscale location in the heart of the city then this place is ideal for you.
Another special feature of this listing is that all you meals are complimentary and you need not worry about eating outside food.
The room is a part of a large apartment which has all modern household amenities, free wi-fi access, private toilet with shower hot and cold, air conditioner, and heaters for winters, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee maker, microwave oven, washing machine and a live-in maid!
We also have a large, open private terrace which is beautifully done up with thatched hut, swing and potted-plants and there is a small balcony adjacent to the room being offered.
The guest is welcome to any part of the house and accessible to all amenities mentioned above like a member of the family.
Interaction with Guests
It's a home to our small family, to which you are welcome to be part of at your own sweet will. If you need your privacy then we would of course respect that. But given an opportunity, we would love to chat up with you.
We are among the privileged few to live at such green, clean, quiet and spacious place at the heart of the city. No place in Delhi is more central than India Gate. And it's just a kilometer away from our place. This being neighborhood of high government officials and dignitaries, it's absolutely safe and secure.
One can commute to other parts of the city by economic taxi services, radio cabs, buses, auto rickshaws and metro.
All cabs from the airport to home are safe and run on meters.
Other Things to Note
Airport pick-up by the host costs:
Rs 700 (approx $10) from domestic airport
Rs 900 (approx $14) from International airport.
(Rs 300 extra if the arrival or departure time is between 10:00pm to 6:30am)
Airport drop by the host costs:
Rs 600 (approx $ 8) to domestic airport
Rs 800 (approx $12) to International airport.
(Rs 300 extra if the arrival or departure time is between 10:00pm to 6:30am)
Check-in: 12 noon
Over-staying beyond 3 hours will be chargeable @ 50% of a day's rent.
Guests over-staying 6 hours and more will be charge done day's rent.
Similar charges will be applied to guests checking in early.
Questions / Answers:
- Is there cleaning fees?
* No. It's complimentary.
- Do I have to pay for meals?
*No. It's Complementary.
- Can you have my laundry done? How much does it cost?
* Washing is complimentary but a small tip to our housemaid, Geeta will be highly appreciated. Ironing can be done by a professional lady in the neighborhood who collects the clothes from home and delivers within an hour or so.
- If I reach at midnight, will it be a problem?
* Not a problem. Just inform us your arrival details. We live in the same house. So we can either open the door for you or pick you up from the airport.
- The area is safe?
* It is one of the safest colonies in all of Delhi. Important dignitaries and high government officials live here.
- Wifi, electricity, hot water, water 24h?
- Is the place private?
* The bedroom is but the living, dining areas, kitchen and TV room are common to all in the house. We are a small family and we have only one guest room so the place is not crowded!
- Are towels, toilet paper, linen, soaps etc. provided?
- Daily cleaning?
- If I need help?
* We live in the same house. In case we are traveling, Geeta and her family who live in the adjacent servant quarter will there for help 24/7. They are extremely trusted, committed and loyal. They have been working with government officials living in this neighborhood for last 35 years!
- Do you speak English?
* We do. And our maid, though she is not fluent in the language, can communicate without difficulty.
- Smoking only on the balcony or terrace of the house.
- Consumption of recreational drugs not allowed.
- Intention to have meal at home should be informed at least 4 hours before the meal time.
- Entertaining visitors who are not checked-in, not encouraged at any point of the day and NOT ALLOWED after 8pm.
- Photocopy of passport for overseas guests and a valid identity card for domestic guests must be submitted on arrival. Please submit it without being asked.
I stayed with Shirish and Rajni for 2 days and had a very pleasant and comfortable stay. The place is neat and clean and in one of the safest/greenest areas in Delhi. Being walking distance away from India gate makes it super convenient if you want to hangout in the general area of Khan Market, IHC etc.
Inspite of me arriving at an unearthly hour of 2 AM. Shirish was there to receive me and guide my cab driver to the right address.
In my short stay of 2 days we had numerous interesting conversations. A special mention for the simple home cooked meals served by Geeta.
Would love to stay with them again if and when the opportunity presents itself.
I had a great stay with Rajni and Shirish. They were very accommodating when I called up and we realized I was arriving a day earlier than expected. While they were not there they made sure I could check in without any problem. The room and bathroom were very clean and the a/c worked well; this was especially appreciated as Delhi was experiencing a severe heatwave. As others have mentioned, the meals prepared by Geeta were delicious. Shirish helped me to arrange a day trip to Agra that was really nice and I would recommend. The house is in a quiet residential area where you can take a walk but it is also near Khan market and several historic sites. I highly recommend Rajni and Shirish’s place for your visit to Delhi.
Rajni and Shirish went above and beyond. My experience in India was a success, literally, because of them.
Not only were the accommodations charming, clean, and comfortable, Rajni and her staff offered me beautiful local cuisine, three times a day based on my diet. The meals I shared with her and her family were INCREDIBLE. It was a joy to experience local, authentic fare and to have their good company as I learned my way around India as a first timer. Delhi became a familiar city over the course, with fresh Roti and savory Biryanis at each step.
Rajni's home is located in a very convenient and safe area of the city, with quick access to Khan Market and a number of must see tourist locations, such as India Gate. I was especially grateful to be close to Khan however, as it offers a place where I could find a number of comforts I am used to in New York; for example, Coffee Bean.
On top of these ideal accommodations, Rajni and Sharish went out of their way to help me organize a photography assignment that was a critical part of my visit to India. Through their network or friends and colleagues, my hopes for this project became reality. From arranging train tickets to vouching for me to local authorities in Dhanbad, I couldn't have asked for a better production team.
If you have the opportunity to spend some time with Rajni and Shirish during your stay in Delhi, consider yourself lucky and book it! This is what traveling is all about.
My experience at Rajni's residence was very pleasant and comfortable.Rajni and her husband were very caring.They kept in touch before my travel to their place and were out and out to help in every way to make sure that me and my mom were comfortable even in reaching their address.
Their place is located in a beautiful prime central (email hidden)ere are lots of trees all around...the room is very spacious and clean...Rajni was very careful in remembering my being a vegetarian.The meals provided are excellent healthy and are served with lots of love.I was gifted a pack of a particular pickle that I had liked by Rajni.
"Geeta" the maid, is very attentive and always took care of our requirements with a smile and a positive attitude.Even Geeta's son was very helpful... He came to receive us from the Railway Station so that we dont have difficulty finding the address late in the night.
Overall the experience was amazing and I highly recommend their place to anyone who appreciates a serene location and caring hosts.
Rajni was out of town while we stayed at her home, but her maid Geeta was there. We arrived in delhi around 1am, but Rajni was still available to help guide us to her home and help us communicate with the taxi driver. When we arrived Rajni's maid welcomed us as if we lived there. We are most of our meals at home, which were delicious. Even though Rajni was not home, she was always available by phone and was very helpful. We had a prefect stay and truly enjoyed our experiences in Delhi because we stayed as a guest of Rajni.
This was the perfect way to wrap up my travels in India. It’s a wonderful, safe, family environment. It was great to be able to share several meals together and get to know the family. The food was excellent and Rajni was an incredible host.
The level of hospitality exceeded my expectations. She provided suggestions on what to do in the area, helped arrange a taxi when needed, and told me how to best negotiate with the tuk tuk drivers. I was even invited to watch a movie with everyone one afternoon before dinner.
The accommodations are excellent and it's located in a nice, safe neighborhood. It's close to Khan Market and India Gate (I walked there) at the center of Delhi.
It was an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Rajni's house is definitely a great experience: Yes, Yes, Yes, you should stay with her and her family. As a host myself, I even learned a few things.
The house is centrally located and easy to access via metro, tuk-tuk, taxi, or walking. I even took advantage of using it as my "oasis" and returning during the day for lunch and a rest before an afternoon adventure--a necessity in the city. Because it is a nice neighborhood, it is secluded and very clean, very safe. Ample tree cover provides serenity and cool air; the sounds of birds in the nearby trees was a very pleasant way to wake in the morning--much better than the honking of the streets! Be sure to have exact directions to get there from the airport, some cabbies might not know.
The apartment is clean, comfortable, and a great place to call home. Bed and bath were just right, and I was able to sleep and feel clean and confident without a problem. The WiFi was great for helping me check-in and make plans. I even appreciated getting some laundry done before I moved on.
Meals were phenomenal--healthy, flavorful, abundant and diverse--especially a great idea for any concerned with eating/drinking in India as Rajni has a top-of-the-line water filter. Sharing mealtime with the family was a great opportunity to ask questions about the city and society. Rajni and her family were able to give me great advice about what things to see and do in Dehli while there--I'm glad I took the advice as well.
Because I was meeting up with other travellers, Rajni was able to lend me an extra cell phone in case I got lost and needed her or them (definitely something I will do). She was willing to go with me and help me do some shopping for a wedding I was heading to--which I really appreciated. She even coordinated my departure taxi for me!
Lastly, I needed a bit of flexibility at the end of my trip, and I was able to make arrangements to swing through Dehli again before I departed. I am so so grateful for Rajni's hospitality and support of my adventures. Without a doubt, she and her family were some of the unexpected pleasures of my first trip to India.
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About the Host, Rajni
I am an actor, scriptwriter and a filmmaker. Raag...the rhythm of love, a feature film written and directed by me was released in theaters earlier this year. My last big release as an actor has been the Priyanka Chopra starer biopic, Mary Kom. I played the mother of Mary Kom in the film. The film had world premier at Toronto Film Festival recently.
I live with my partner who is a rock-star in his own way.
We both love traveling, hosting people and being hosted!
We are big movie-buffs, music-fanatics and foodies.