For anyone nervous about visiting Delhi (I am one of those and I have stayed in the city a number of times now), I would strongly recommend Amaaya and its location in South Delhi. Amaaya is located in a quiet residential enclave. Although very close to Hazrat Nizamuddin station (handy for trains to Ranthambhore), Amaaya feels like a peaceful retreat from the noise of the city.
The room was delightful, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and with quite extraordinary attention to detail (including fresh flowers from the rooftop garden). The owner, Ruuma, could not have been more helpful or charming - from her speedy and friendly email replies to her advice on places to visit. A first class breakfast included the best masala omelette I have eaten in India and fantastic home made (by Ruuma) jams with toast. There's wifi in the rooms, too.
Just in case you are dog phobic, Ruuma has a Lhasa Apso. However, he looks like a small bear and behaves like a cuddly teddy and felt like an unexpected additional perk of the stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The rooms are on the second floor. Both rooms have attached bathrooms and large park-facing balconies. The apartment is full of light and surrounded by trees. Each room is elegantly furnished and air conditioned. ... more less