The Connaught

Address: 37 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, 110001, India | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the N.D. Charge 2 area of New Delhi, is near Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), National Gandhi Museum, Metro Walk Mall, and Delhi Golf Club (DGC).
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Connaught New Delhi

          Reviewed by meckley

          Nice Hotel

          Reviewed Jul 13, 2014
          by (33 reviews) Bemus Point, NY , United States Flag of United States

          We didn't stay on the hotel much. We checked in and went to bed. the hotel was clean and the staff were very helpful. We are coming back in a week and have no problems coming back.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews The Connaught New Delhi

          Expensive & not worth it


          The only good thing about this hotel is its central location. Shops & restaurants are within 5 minutes walk. Rooms are small, not very clean and decor/facilities need urgently updating. A 2 star hotel for the price of a 4 star.

          Reasonable hotel for short stay


          Stayed here for 3 nights in March 2006, the positives are: good location, clean rooms, clean toilets, attentive staff, prompt room service.

          The negatives are: small room, small toilet, old key cards to open room doors.

          Overall its slightly better than most other delhi hotels, should be priced less.

          Recomended for short or medium stay.

          Clean but basic & no frills.


          I agree with the previous review. The hotel is ok if all that you are looking for is bed, breakfast, shower and off you go for your Delhi tour and shopping. Clean but basic & no frills. We arrived at almost midnight but check in was hassle free. The counter staffs were awake, attentive and helpful as were all the other staffs we encountered during our 3 nights stay.

          But try to avoid rooms on the 3rd floor facing the hotel's courtyard. Look out of the window and you will be greeted with the view of the roof of the hotel's foyeur. Not a pretty sight. This is where the generators, aircond compressors and laundry steamers are located. Some kind of renovation work on the roof top is being carried out too. We requested for a room change and only got one on the eve of our departure. By that time we were already too exhausted too move.

          To end, the hotel would have been better value if the rates were 25% less.

          Good location


          The hotel is just off Connaught Place which is 'central' Delhi. This is a good place to be. The hotel is basically a 'shower and sleep' hotel. The hotel appears to be in the process of refurbing. Our first stay was on floor 2 which has modern 'boutique' style rooms which were clean and tidy but quite small. The second stay was on floor 6 which has older rooms which were satisfactory but had seen better days. The price was the same for both. The hotel bar and restaurant were ok but there are better venues around the area. The hotel changes money at a reasonable rate but will only change around $100 US of travellers checks in one go meaning you need to keep changing them every morning and evening.

          It's OK


          Rooms were small but nicely decorated and clean. Breakfast was included and it was quite good. Staff was efficient.

          A Room Lottery


          Had 2 seperate stays here on our recont tour of India.

          First time was fine, rooms are small, but equipped with everything you need. Food OK, and staff are pretty friendly. Really good location, only 5 minutes walk from Connaught Place and Pallika Bazaar for shopping. Quite happy with the hotel.

          Second stay we arrived late, to find no hot water and a broken bed. Left it for the night, and they went it to fix the next day - next day still the same and problem was never fixed as we left the day after anyway. Room was much grubbier, but food still OK. Sems to be a lottery depending on your room!

          Ok For a Couple of Nights


          We stayed a couple of nights at the Connaught on arrival in Delhi. We found the staff to be helpful and courteous throughout. The room was smallish but clean and comfortable. It was not too noisy at night which was a plus given its proximity to Connaught Circus. It was over priced (75 per night) but, from our experience, nothing like as bad as some of the previous reviews have indicated.

          An overpriced dump. 2 star or less.


          A dump. 2 star hotel at best.

          I arrived late at night on November 4th 2005, and paid the list price of INR 5000 (+ tax) for a room. At that price I expect a good hotel; what I got was substantially less.

          The carpets were stained and rough, and there was a piece of broken glass laying next to the bed. The room was small, as was the bathroom; the bathroom door kept getting in the way. Water pressure was bad, and the showerhead was severely corroded. Fortunately they provide a bucket to fill up for showering purposes.

          The bed was short, the windows were dirty - there was a deck outside, but that was covered with pigeon droppings. I didn't stay outside for more than a minute for fear of getting hit myself.

          The aircon unit was built out over the hallway; as a result, the hall lights leaked in through the vent, giving one the impression that some maintenance guy was inside watching one sleep. The aircon was also noisy.

          The TV remote was held together by a large quantity of electrical tape. The hotel stationary is made of that rough recycled paper; eco-friendly, but not what I look for in an expensive hotel.

          A tiny bottle of mineral water from the minibar was INR 65, with tax. Breakfast was mostly indian fare - which would have been fine, had it been tasty indian fare. Instead there were a few drab dishes that I avoided. The omlette was acceptable.

          The final insult? They called me at 9am to ask when I was checking out. 3 hours before checkout time.

          Total bill: INR 5677 for a single night's stay and a bottle of water. They billed my credit card for 6000 and gave me the rest back in cash.

          This is especially galling after spending time in Bangkok - where a room like that would cost INR 1000 or less. In the business area. And have better food.

          Garbage never again


          where do i start.

          paid for 4 star price.

          not even 2 star rating.

          Dirty allover rooms, bathroom worst..

          Rooms had bugs, bathroom full of fungus

          Breakfast lousy inluding service.

          I had to pay under the table to be moved to a different room.

          Management and front desk couldnt be bothered with.

          We had worst expirience in our life.

          First time in India not agood start.

          Do not book this hotel @ 4 star pricing.

          Onlly if the rate is $50.00 us.or less.

          Spoke to managing director he was not intrested .

          So Mr no more foreign guest of mine will book with your hotel

          Air conditioner blow dirt dust and pungent sewer smell.

          Bugs and Dirt and dead bugs all over the room.

          If you book t his hotel check out the room .

          and price should not be more than us$ 50.00



          centrally located and decor to a reasonable standard. Room service was speedy and the restaurant had a good range of food.

          Reception poor, not interested in resolving problems.

          rooms at rear overlook the hockey (field) stadium and they are out practising at about 07:30 in the morning.

          we were only there for one night, and the hotel served it's purpose, but I wouldn't rush back there

          TripAdvisor Reviews The Connaught New Delhi

          3.00 of 5 stars Good

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