I am going to Delhi next weekend, and will be arriving around midnight in terminal 3. I will then be taking a domestic flight to Chennai in the morning, leaving at 6:45 from termianl 1D (domestic). Where can I go to have a short sleep between arriving from Europe and checking in for my onwards flight?
The Eaton Smart transit hotel according to its website does not cater to passengers flying out of 1D.
I have business tickets, Eurobonus gold and a Priority Pass but it seems the T3 lounges are all in the departure area, and with check-in for my domestic flight opening only 2 hrs before (04:45) presumably I can also not access the lounge in T1D until that time.
I would be willing to go to a nearby hotel but with the pick-up and drop-off I am not sure it will be possible or worth it, timewise.
Have any other travelers encountered this challenge and know about any good solutions? 4 hrs on a bench in a public place in the middle of the night sounds less than tempting...