As I walked into the hotel lobby, my expectations rose and I thought I would finally have some good fortune with an inexpensive to moderately priced Hotel in India. The lobby was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly, and on the spot with food, coffee, tea, and their concierge services.
They push their food service in your room too much, though. Go down the street to the noodle or tandori chicken stalls, or further down the Vasant Kunj Road (west) to the main road that intersects with it, lined with hotels and restaurants, there are some very good places there. Just try not to fall into the sewer on the way!
As I entered my room, I found the same, run-down, dilapidated, filthy room that seems to be the standard in India. The bathroom was filthy, hot water sometimes, sometimes not. The two twin beds put together to make the "king size bed" were old and torn. The bottom sheet was one twin sheet placed across the 2 beds, leaving a large gap exposing the dirty and torn mattresses under it. The sheets were dingy to say the least, and the blanket and bedspread were filthy. I stripped it and aired and sunned everything on the balcony overlooking the noisy, polluted street where the fumes from the overflowing sewage below wafted up to further assail my sensibilities.
The price was o.k. for Delhi, INR 1373 or about 21.00 per night, and that is the going price for a dirty, average hotel room.
Plus side: The T.V. worked, the toilet worked, the lights and phone worked. Yay!
But, really, why, why, why has not India learned to clean hotel rooms and that if you bill your business out to foreigners that we love the food, the culture, religion, country, but c'mon, is a little soap and water and elbow grease too much to ask? Really? It's cheap. I know you can do it!
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- Hotel Metro Tower is 10 minuetes drive from Airport. Best Hotel in the category of budget hotels. Our rate are very reasonable and our facilities are All AC Rooms, Large-spacious rooms, Wi-Fi internet facility, Laundry, Excellent services,24 hours room service, cold and hot water, Accept all major credit cards, 24 hrs vehicles available for the guest. ... more less
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