Lets start with the location. Depending on what you are looking for, this could either be great or terrible. It's centrally located, making it easy to go wherever you need. However, it's in a very noisy, kinda dirty area. You might start feeling dread as you approach the hotel in taxi. Hotel Aura is in an area where there is nothing but hotels and they almost all look terrible. Do not worry though, compared to the others Aura looks like a diamond in a pile of dung.
The interior looks modern and clean. The room wasn't the biggest, but it was fine. The room also looked very clean at first, but quickly we found a couple of small problems. Nothing terrible mind you, but a little mold in the corner of the restroom, a small stain on one of the towels, a part of the floor that would come off if we weren't careful when we walked there, a couch that looked dusty, etc.
The staff was amazing. Very helpful, very nice, very friendly. The breakfast wasn't anything amazing, but it was pretty good compared to other complementary breakfasts I've had in similar hotels. Choice of both Indian or continental breakfast. Do remember however that when asking for eggs, they suddenly seem to forget what numbers mean. If you ask for 1 egg, they'll bring you 2. If you ask for 2, they'll bring you 4.
Everything was pretty good, yet after a few days, my fiancée and I couldn't wait to leave. At first I wasn't quite sure. Was it the noise? The little details I mentioned earlier? No, it was the shower. I'm not sure if that's something generalized to Delhi or it was only this hotel, but the water in the shower was terrible. Our hair felt dirtier after the shower than before. No matter what shampoo I used, my hair felt sticky after a shower. Although it was bothering me, I'm lucky enough to have short hair, so I could live with sticky hair. My fiancée however has very long hair. I could see the despair in her eyes as she tried to brush and untangle her hair after a shower, only to see her hair stick to the brush.
All in all, this is a very good hotel, as long as you don't have long hair!
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- The Facilities and ambiance of Hotel Aura enchants the business and the leisure traveler alike the luxurious lifestyle experiences for you. Hotel Offers facilities like laundry services, doctor on call, fax, e-mail & Wi-Fi Internet facilities, elevator facilities, money changer, mini-bar in rooms, travel desk and uninterrupted power supply. Besides these hotel is also facilitated with Gym, Massage Services and Spa, Steam & Sauna Bath , Parking Facility. ... more less
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