Hotel Sri Nanak Continental
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... good byes and headed to the hotel for a short rest. Not wanting to waste a perfectly good birthday, we departed for a night market via the metro. Early in the evening, it was busier than we had ever seen it. Joking, Brian and I laughed about getting stuck on the incredibly crowded train and where we would meet should that actually occur. And then, this happened... I have never before been so tightly squeezed between human beings. Never. I'm talking butts in ...
... you like drive"
Andrea - "yeah I drive a lot at home"
Sunjit - " how you like drive India"
Andrea - "no chance"
Sunjit - "haha - it easy drive in India you just need know 3 things - I tell you ....
1. Pray your god for good luck ( laughs out loud)
2. Always good horn
3. Always good brakes
You do that you have no problem (laughs even more) "
So there you go ..... ...
... Delhi slum about 20 miles away to partake in the Shikhar field visit that I had set up on Monday. The field visit was fantastic. All three of us, along with two representatives from Shikhar and a translator / loan officer crammed into a small shanty house that was about 75 square feet. We were given small plastic chairs to sit in, and were joined by five women inside who were the beneficiaries of Shikhar’s loans. We sat inside for about half an hour ...
... to the Imperial Hotel for High Tea. This was a wonderful thing to do. The savoury sandwiches, sweet delicacies, scones and tea were delicious and plentiful. The highlight of the day for me though was an hours performance by India's Geeta Chandran, famous dancer, called 'Gandhi: Warp and Weft'. It told the story of Gandhi in dance. She was beautiful, expressive and spectacular. I loved the score that was written specifically for ...
... the exterior it looked respectable, from inside different (see photo), old school, but clean. Now Arifa thought nothing of it but I soon sat her inside and pretty much made up for the past 1.5
months. Before she knew it I had filled up our freezer and we were heading home for steak and chips. For those heading over in the next 2-3 months – there is hope.
Kashmiri gate – maybe another time ☺
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Sri Nanak Continental New Delhi
I had flights trouble before arriving to India and all my previous reservations were lost. So we made reservations to this hotel the day before through trip advisor. Since we only had two days left and we were still all the way up in Dharamsala, we took advantage of the service and also booked a tour to the Taj Mahal. The next evening we arrived and yes, this is not Connaught Place. But everyone that works there made our stay in Delhi so much better. When I presented the reception desk assistant with our reservations to go to Agra (The Taj and all) he made the necessary calls to find out what the tour consisted of and what we would get for our money. As it turned out, it was only a driver. Then he proceeded to make better arrangements for us at a third of the price!
Our flights were that night at 1 and 3 in the morning. On returning from Agra we were allowed to return to our already checked out rooms to refresh ourselves and leave our luggage there until after dinner. I highly recommend this hotel.
Before you go there make sure to visit the hotel's web site and print out the map they have. A lot of city drivers are not so familiar with the area.
Great place to stay excellent fresh food!!
We stayed here on 19th Oct and again on 26th October. Staff great management superb...thanx for the tour! Food fantastic. If you're looking for clean rooms at very reasonable prices then this is a good bet. I will be staying here agin in March 2007...Fabulous. Raj Randhawa B'ham UK
Average/OK hotel for India
This hotel is functional and most importantly, clean. However I struggled to get hot water pretty much all of my stay. The location is on a pretty horrible street, but hey, this is old Delhi. Air conditionning is very effective but my room had no window so was a bit dark. Generally OK, but for the money I think you can get more in Delhi.
Good bet for Delhi
Clean rooms. Staff was excellent -- honest and straightforward. Reasonably priced compared to others in the area. I read the reviews of other hotels in Delhi and chose this one because nothing else sounded very good. It turned out to be a decent place. The hotel is not as central as it sounds - the roads right around it have nothing exciting for a tourist. But the hotel staff was extremely helpful in getting us transportation and giving suggestions for shopping.
Room OK, but noisy and location not great
Hotel is in Karol Bagh, a very busy and non-tourist area of Delhi 10-15 minutes by rickshaw from Connaught Place / Old Delhi. Staff were very helpful - complimentary airport pickup, bottled water and train advice. Room was reasonable, but hotel was extremely noisy during the night resulting in a poor night's sleep. Tourists would be better finding a more central hotel.
The hotel is basically OK. However when we were there the restuarant was closed for refurbishment (didn't tell us that when we booked), and there were several problems with the air-con in our room. You need the air-con believe me!
The location isn't great. Not the best part of town but only 10 or 15 minutes from Connaught circus.
The upside is that the staff are really helpful. They try very hard to meet your needs. They have modern air conditioned cars and drivers to rent for very reasonable rates (have to pay by cash for the car). It was actually cheaper to have the hotel car take us out to a restaurant, hang around until we finished and drive us back than it was to get a taxi there and a taxi back.
We received free complementary bottled water and fruit every day. Too much fruit if anything!
We are located in Karol bagh on main Hardhyan singh Road near to biggest main market in Delhi & 2 km from Cannaught Palace & it is not true that location of karol Bagh is not the best part of town .
An excellent choice!
Initially we were reluctant to book this hotel due to the relatively low price but we read the reviews and decided to go for it. We were collected at the airport as arranged and Sandeep and his staff did all they could to make our stay a pleasant one; nothing was too much trouble. The rooms have all been refurbished and provide all the facilities you'd generallly expect in a four star hotel, in the context of Delhi! It proved to be a good location, busy and congested outside but we always felt safe.
Good hotel..not a great area
Stayed here for 3 nights. The staff are really nice and helpful. There were 5 of us - and we had a massive suite which was brilliant with double bed; bunk beds and another room within.
the complimentary breakfast was fantastic with great variety. the rooms also have wi-fi internet access.
However, the power goes out quite frequently and can take a while to start again. The area is not great if you have a family as outside is mostly mechanic garages, and no families in sight.
overall it is better to stay in the connaught place area; however this hotel is great for the price.
Great Hotel!! Friendly service
What a great hotel!! Extremely clean. We had teenage kids and got a room with bunk beds which was very comfortable. The Maharaja suite was for sufficient for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The hotel has been recently remodeled and it shows. The bathroom facilities were extremely clean and well kept. It was our first visit to Delhi and the hotel staff treated us very well. They picked us us from the airport and dropped us off. Do not let anybody at the airport tell you the hotel is closed. This is a common tactic by scammers to redirect you to their commissioned hotels.
The hotel is located in a commercial center and a bit off the beaten path. However, we had no problems in renting a car or going by rickshaw everywhere. All the shopping places are relatively close by. The front desk can arrange tours and trips to anywhere at very competitive rates. The hotel manager, Sandeep, was very friendly and helpful.
We met fellow Americans at the hotel who had equally good things to say.
Overall, we enjoyed our 5 day stay at Sri Nanak Hotel Continental in Karol Bagh in Delhi.