We walked into Unique International after a disastrous arrival at Smyle Inn which was just opposite (see my other review).
There's nothing to get very excited about either way when it comes to this hotel. It's relatively clean (although with alarmingly stained bed sheets) and the bathroom isn't bad for a budget hotel in this area, but the TV blares constantly from downstairs, the staff are somewhat grudging (and bizarrely obsessed with refusing to give out small change), the manager is a bit sleazy, and it's just not a very inspirational place to be.
However, we only stayed at this place for one night before transferring to a third hotel a few doors away (turn right as you leave the Unique International and it's at the next corner - it's called Cosy Inn or something) which was much nicer and cheaper. You definitely need to shop around if you're staying in the Paharganj area - everywhere will drop their prices if you aren’t impressed with the original quote, and in the end - given that everywhere charges a similar bottom rate - it's just a case of going from alleyway to alleyway and picking the least depressing and filthy room (can you tell i'm not a big delhi fan??). Would definitely recommend going for something a bit newer if possible - not much renovation/maintenance seems to go on in the delhi budget hotels, so the newer the better. every single hotel we walked into had rooms available, so i got the impression that reserving something before you arrive in delhi isnt essential.
this side of the main bazaar was good to stay on though as although it was an alleyway it was quite light at night and busy enough to make you feel safe, but not so much so as to be as noisy as most other pahaganj/main bazaar hotel locations.
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