Travel Blogs from New Delhi
Day 2 in New Delhi. This 6 hour exposure to the more northern areas of Delhi was quite dramatic. Locally known as old Delhi - the locals wish to maintain the " old world charm". "Old" comes from the fact that this was the initial city usurped by subsequent ruler who (typically) developed another area to claim as his own. We certainly had a grass …
The area that we stayed in was beautiful and most streets were lined with huge trees and small gardens - Delhi, the garden city. The Jamma Masjid and red fort area is special. We went there by cycle ricksaw - what an experience! Highly recommended! Our driver Joshi took us around to most of the popular sites and a fair number of curio stores but he …
We arrived from Mumbai in the evening? The flight was very pleasant and the food was good. The Ashok was such a big jump in quality from the other two hotels we stayed at and it was good to experiece 5 star service in India? Overall, we rate service very highly and we were impressed by all the people that we met during this trip. Undettered by …
Adrianjl stayed here on Mar 9, 2011 during their trip titled: Adrian's Travel Blog.
I had a two-night trip booked to Delhi and Agra through Semester at Sea. The trip left the second day so my first day was spent in Chennai. We took auto rickshaws everywhere. These were 3-wheeled mopeds with a boxed enclosure and a 3-seater bench. Driving in India could be described as nine lane roads with buses, cars, rickshaws, motorcycles, …
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Reading the earlier reviews of the hotel I had second thoughts of visiting this hotel. But I must say my decision was worth as this grand hotel property is truly ....worth visit. I was staying in other hotel and just visited it over dinner with my friend who was staying there. The restaurant we had dinner was excellent...their night out place was also toooo good i must say.
Lastly when i visited my friends room I made up my mind that i have to come and stay here atleast for next couple of days. I was on club floor and its truly satisfying. You urself feel royal while staying here.
I will definitely return to this hotel on my next visit. Friends ...its highly reccommended ....do make ur plans.
I visited hotel ashok as a guest when one of my friends hosted a party at the disc . I had few inhibitions in the begininng because this was my first time in Ashok. I have visited almost all the discs at 5 stars in New Delhi and found them really happening.
Best hotel of this region
i thoroughly enjoy my stay at the ashok. I was on the club Floor and highly recommend durbar and frontier for dinner.
warm people with a helping attitude. and service with a smile.
I visited this Palacial hotel first time and liked it lot.
I visited New Delhi for first time ..and liked this hotel i stayed in. Ashok Hotel has excellent view and really grand property. Suite i stayed was also gud. Has great variety in food outlets and disco is good. Service bit concern but rest was very staisfactory.
Would not return
staff not helpful and quite rude. rooms quite basic, not very clean. towels clean but grey colour. the bar very very expensive. we think it should have a rating review!
A shock - not Ashok
This surely must be the worst hotel of this grade, not only in the world, but in the entire Galaxy. I endorse every complaint that has been aired on Tripadvisor. The rooms are a disgrace and the staff's only aim is to prise as much money as possible from the guests by whatever devious means available. Please will tour operators stop sending their customers to this overpriced, unsavory establishment. Given the choice of the Ashok or Norman Bates Motel Motel I think I would choose the latter.
Avoid at all costs
The only nice thing I can say about this hotel is that the grounds are pretty. But it is best to stay outside. Sleep under a tree, anything but stay in one of the rooms!
When I walked into the room, I was overcome by the smell of mold. If it wasn't meeting my group the next day, I would have moved to another hotel immediately. My room was over the kitchen, so I hear banging of dishes and pots and pans all night.
The room was oppressive- dark, no windows, and dirty. There were no tolitries in the room- no shampoo or soap. Forget about a hairdryer.
The ultimate event happened when my group arrived the next day- a rat ran past one of the group in the hall. It was one of the worst hotels I have ever seen
Stay away from this hotel. I just stayed there and it was very, very, very dirty. The carpet in the room and hallway was so dirty that it was grey/black and starting to "pull away from the wall". The shower curtain had a red mold on it, the walls were peeling, the rooms smelled horrible. The towels were grey and had holes in them. I was afraid to sleep on the sheets! The furniture was old and dusty. The place gave me the creeps. I needed a hair dryer and the one they brought was cracked on the handle...broken more or less. We had a seminar in their meeting room and the wiring in there was awful -- exposed wires, plugs that had been fried. The pool/spa was unusable due to construction. One of the people in our group tripped and fell on a 1/2 step leading to the conference rooms -- no surprise at it is a safety hazard. The service in the resturant was slow. The owner/guy who sat at the conceige desk looked like he was from the mafia. I got bit in two places while sleeping from who knows what!!! The marble stairway in the foyer is dirty as well as the walls..........stay away...horrible.
Ashok hotel Delhi was a shock to a group of 23 UK Kuoni travellers on 1/2/05. All requested a hotel/room change on viewing the rooms presented. Reception staff very unhelpful. At first they insisted that there were no other rooms availble in the hotel until they had all 23 members complaining. Then they managed to 'find' some rooms which were a slight improvement. A few of of the travellers need to change again. Unfortunately the 5* deluxe title must not be believed on travel websites unless you think that damp patches, blood stained bedsheets, dangerous plug sockets and rude staff are desirable. Most of the money has been spent on the lobby area and having unhelpful staff posted on each floor. The rooms look like they have not been updated from the 1970's and look like they have not been cleaned in the last 30 years! I guess you should expect this level of quality from a government run hotel! Reception staff called on of our group an idiot in Hindi but unknown to them one of us could speak Hindi! Next day a group of arriving US tourists were complaining about the rooms and were told that no-one had complained the day before! Breakfast was a joke. Unheated scrambled eggs, no cups, no service! 2* standards with 1* service.