Good points: Comfort, price, staff
Less good point: location
I stayed in low season, so the hotel was very quiet (it's a small place in any case). The ambiance is relaxed and informal. My room was comfortable, with a good firm bed, neat and unpretentious. The staff were eager to please, polite and helpful, happy to make arrangements on your behalf (even to the extent of an overnight trip to Agra, at a very good price); and when the inevitable couple of miscommunications arose, they were scrupulously and calmly sorted out. The rooftop terrace, though dusty and basic, gives an unexpectedly green view north towards the city.
The disadvantage of the hotel is the location. It is 30 hectic minutes into the city centre, and difficult for cabs and tuk-tuks to find on the return journey (tip: from the airport, make sure you hire a pre-paid cab, as it may take the driver 45 minutes of asking passers-by for help.) The hotel fronts on to a perpetually busy and dusty main road. There are in fact two local neighbourhoods one can walk around in. One (Sukhdev Vihar) is round the corner, away from the main road. The other (the Friends Colony, good for food) requires a hair-raising walk along the main road - only for those willing to negotiate broken pavement and dodge traffic. So one need not feel isolated. But for those wanting immediate access to Delhi's central attractions, the location will be a nuisance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Basil the residency is a newly constructed Hotel situated in the middle of South Delhi, on the National Highway 2 ( Mathura road) connecting Agra / Noida and a 5 minutes drive to the beautiful Lotus Temple with an amazing view from our rooftop lounge. Also suitable for medical tourism - walking distance to Fortis escorts and a 5 min drive to Apollo hospital.We believe in guest satisfaction for which we make sure we provide comfort, security, cleanliness and privacy and thus keep our promise. ... more less
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