Disclaimer: My overall ranking is average - but it is a combination of a rather good hotel in a rather poor neighborhood.
Arakashan Road (the location of the hotel) is quite an untidy road (as is typical in much of Old Delhi) in the proximity of the main train station. It is certainly walkable without luggage (and we did walk, without feeling threatened) but it is true that you walk through typical dirty Old Delhi streets.
Essentially the whole Arakashan Road is just hotels, which look very similar to each other from the outside. Krishna is no exception. I have to say that after being a bit worried when walking down the street toward the hotel, the inside of the hotel turned out to be a rather pleasant surprise. Clean lobby, and a very clean and modern room, with quiet air-conditioning and clean and renovated bathroom.
Our room was on the first (one above ground) floor, facing the street - so no interesting view and we did hear street noise during the day, but solid windows and heavy curtains reduced the noise during the evening to a minimum - we certainly had no problem sleeping.
Breakfast (included in price) on the top-floor terrace was so-so, but we did not expect much given the price we paid. The hotel provides tour services at reasonable prices (we did not use them), the laundry was perfectly fine although a bit expensive for India. The staff is overall very friendly.
If you want a nice clean neighborhood, I would recommend booking a hotel in New Delhi, somewhere around or south of Connaught Place. If you don't mind the neighborhood and still want a clean bedroom and bathroom with good service at a low price (and you enjoy eating in cheap local restaurants, which are plentiful), this hotel will do perfectly fine.
P.S. - Another reviewer mentioned a digital frame at the reception that shows a welcome message with names of new guests - they really have it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our well-established budget hotel in Delhi. All our rooms are equipped with modern facilities. The most striking feature of our hotel is its perfect location. We are centrally situated in New Delhi. We are very close to Connaught place, Historical monuments & famous Market Place. ... more less
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