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Flight leaves Heathrow at 17:30 on the 13th and arrives 06:20 the following day.
Arrived early around 7am... …
Breakfast is cheese sandwich and banana.
Waiter says "Tea ... no".
He omits to mention that it's also
"Coffee, no. Eggs, no. Full English Breakfast.. no."
I ask "What the problem with the tea is ..."
He walks away saying "Tea ... no".
They do this interesting thing where they just keep smiling, shaking the head and …
This is just a quick one.
Apologies to Customer Services. Failed to mention you all by name. There's Ruth, Clare, Joanne, Suzanne, Karen. Jo and Laura (not the one whose true identity is being witheld). Oh and Ruth. Can you pass Jo my love and hopes that she gets better very soon?
Wendy tells me she hasn't been able to post a …
Day 4 Tuesday 15th
This blog might be a liitle long! And it will, I promise, not include very much of our days travel. There wasn't much.
Last night we set our alarms to get up and catch the 06.15 to Agra to go to the Taj Mahal. It went tits up. Woke up at 04.30, hit a button for another half an hour and then next thing I know it's half …
Day 3 Monday 14th
First! Sorry this is the 3rd blog for most and the 4th for some today. But we're off to the Taj Mahal tomorrow, the train leaves at 06.15 and doesn't get back until 22.30 so reckoned I wouldn't get the chance to blog tomorrow.
Wake up at 03.00. Can't get back to sleep. Nor can ow am ya (who I've decided to revert to …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Yatri House New Delhi
One night stay at Yatri
Sanjay delivered as promised. His driver met us at the airport despite a 2 hour delay on our arrival. Room was clean if basic, Dinner was provided and a taxi was ready at 5am to take us to the station.
Good solid base
Stayed here in Feb 2007.
The good things about the hotel are:
- its quiet location and fairly tranquil garden
- the helpfulness of the staff
- the owner (Sanjay) being able to arrange airpirt collection, taxi's to take you around Delhi
- the clean, comfortable room and bathroom
- the fact that you can trust the staff - we left for a couple of days to return to find everything in our room in perfect order.
There are not a lot of negatives, but being able to hear our neighbour's bathroom activities very clearly from our bed was a little off-putting. It also appears that the rooms are cleaned once every two days, fine by us, but it might not appeal to all.
Good basic hotel in prime location
Basic hotel, guest house. Clean and simple. Continental Breakfast available in the garden. Free internet access in office, await your turn.
Best feature is proximity to Connaugh Circle, one stop away by Metro, nearest station RKR Marg
Sanjay the owner can be helpful with rental of taxis, autos, guides etc but is quite taciturn. House staff are friendly.
Pre -arranging cab with hotel to pick you up at the airport makes arrival in the middle of the night easier.
On arrival to Delhi I stayed at Yatri House's sister property: onelinkroad. It is not as central as Yatri House but very close to the Oberoi Hotel and other sights. Having stayed in fair share of different hotels/properties in Rajasthan, I am absolutely convinced that onelinkroad is one of the best. Not in terms of luxury, of course, but it is invaluable if you just want some peace, quite and comfort on arrival to a new, unknown city.
The property is essentially a flat with 3 bedrooms (un-suite) managed by a "butler" figure whose name I, unfortunately, forget. He is a very pleasant chap and has the most polite manner dealing with guests. You can order breakfast every morning (included), tea/coffee at any time or, with his help, order a take away in the evening. He is always there to help.
Unfortunately, there is no garden but that does not really matter. The room is very spacious, clean, everything is new, however, do not expect impeccable luxury. I didn't so I was impressed, not disappointed. Bathroom was clean and well-appointed. New sheets, new towels, a safe-deposit box in the wardrobe and unlimited free use of internet. Perfect!
On the way out of Delhi, I stayed at the Yatri House. Again, the room was fine although rather basic and not as good as the rooms at onelinkroad. The garden and breakfast were excellent.
If I had to choose between Yatri House and onelinkroad, I would stay at onelinkroad again. There is nothing wrong with Yatri House, it is just that the other property is newer, better and has this "proper apartment" feel in a small block of flats.
Yatri: Be Careful!
We used Yatri as our base, returning every few days from Shimla, Rajasthan etc. Although I had agreed room prices with Sanjay well in advance of arrving, when we were given our bill, a huge amount had been added. This was for a/c, even though the original ( and much lower!) agreed price had specifically included a/c. Sanjay's reply to my objections were to ask if I had the proof - ie the emails. I didn't of course, as he had seemed very straightforward when we were emailing. The place itself is nice, but i'm planning another trip and I'll stay at the Metropolis Tourist Home. Unfortunately, we only found it on the last day of our stay - even though it is only a short walk from Yatri- and the staff are very friendly, the place is vibrant and there's even a really good rooftop restaurant!
Above average for advice but not for the room
We stayed here in Jan where we spent our first two days and our last when we returned from touring. It was great to be collected from the airport hassle free by one of the owners drivers and indeed the Yatri is well situated and in a quiet location. Be aware though that If you are brave enough to get a pre paid taxi from the airport it will cost 125 rps where as Sanjay charges 700 rps. To be fair the owners driver has to park and will wait no matter how late the flight. We found the rooms basic but OK but our experience was spoilt when we returned after 15 days touring to dirty sheets obviously previously occupied which we discovered too late at night to do anything about. This was a shame as although the sheets etc had seen better days and were grey etc on our previous visit they were obviously clean. I also think in fairness the owner Sanjay would have been furious with his staff if he had known. We did mention it the next morning but were greeted with blank looks. Generally speaking we found the rooms slightly more expensive than others of a similar standard but the help of the owner compensates when you arrive for the first time in Delhi.
We found Sanjay to be a very straight speaking and imformative business man. He gave direct and useful info without any hidden agenda which proved to be invaluable. We used one of his drivers (AShu) who proved to be a bonus. Not only a skillful driver but clearly intelligent and keen to please and learn. His manner was perfect - he was happy to make conversation and have a laugh with us but he never crowded us but was always there when we needed .Not sure we would have accepted the car though if we had inspected the tyres properly as they were smoother than a you know what, which didn't seem to bother Ashu in the slightest.
I would say, help and advice above average but the room average. Overall a good experience spoilt by our last night.
Quiet peaceful place in Dehli!
when we arrived in Dehli, we thought "what an ugly noisy dirty place". Then we arrived to the yatri house hotel: it was clean, peaceful, no noise, kind people. The rooms are basics but really clean and comfortable. The scrambled eggs at breakfast are excellent. The receptionists can help you to book buses, taxis... After our trip through rajasthan we came back for one night to the yatri and were pleased to stay there for our last night in india. I think this hotel is a good solution for a nice room not too expansive
Peaceful, basic and clean
This is a quiet place with a little front garden and a lovely back yard, off the busy Punchkuin Road at the end of a dead end street.
We stayed at Yatri House for one night in Feb 06. This small hotel is set in a lovely garden, which is well cared for. The room was large but fairly basic however the bathroom was new and very clean. The showers were great, with lots of hot water!! Every attempt was made to make us feel welcome during our stay. There was a computer available for guests to use for free whenever they wish and the owner, Sanjay, was able to help us out with a driver for our trip round the Golden Triangle, accommodation on our return to Delhi, airport transfers and recommendations for good restaurants in Delhi. All were extremely reasonable and reliable.
We found our stay at Yatri House to have a real calming effect on the madness of Delhi and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Only downside was the price, which whilst it was not at all expensive, it was more than some of the other hotels were looked at.