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“Oasis of calm in a busy city”
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Lutyens Bungalow
Ranked #16 of 1,076 New Delhi B&B and Inns
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“Oasis of calm in a busy city”
Reviewed 17 January 2011

We stayed in this lovely B&B for several nights and I can't say enough about the good value for money - the rooms were clean but basic, tv, AC, and phone in each. The bathroom was attached - simple but adequate hot water and good pressure. The breakfast each morning in the garden under the tree with the parrots was my favorite time of day - and when I requested a proper desi breakfast instead of the cornflakes and toast - it arrived with a smile and in 5 minutes. I am going back again this year as a solo traveler and won't hesistate to chose the Lutyens Bungalow to stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

I've just returned from my third stay at this lovely place in four years. I was on my own, but the owner, Shukla Nath, made me feel very welcome and at home. The place seems to attract really fascinating people from all over the world and dinner conversation round the big dining table was always edifying!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

I absolutely loved my stay there. This place make one feel at home in a big foreign city. The food is excellent, the welcoming also, with no problem at the airport and a very fast transfer. My room was great, decorated simply yet nicely. The view was out back, not the best if one wants to enjoy the front garden. Internet worked really well. The food was excellent. The location is perfect, walking distance for the Khan market if one wants to go out shopping, otherwise, close to the main administrative centres. The energy of the place is fantastic. Really, will be back on my next trip to Delhi.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

Delhi can be hot, crowded, noisy and a bit too much - so this guesthouse is an ideal retreat from a day's sightseeing. It has a wonderful garden, a pool, satellite TV, air con and wifi. The breakfasts are lovely - sitting outside with dogs, squirrels and bird life (including an eagle which regularly landed on the bird bath). Suppers are light vegetarian fare with an 'honesty box' approach to the fridge which is stocked with beer and soft drinks As well as two seperate nights here during a three week tour of nothern India, we spent an unscheduled six days when Iceland erupted - and the owners were incredibly accommodating, even when we did not know from day to day when we would be leaving.

It's not cheap but is no more expensive than a mid-range hotel in Delhi and likely to have far more character. The pool makes it worth the money - especially if you are travelling with kids - and, if you are travelling alone, the atmosphere is far more welcoming than an anonymous hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

Within certain circles (mine included) this is a little treasure hot spot in the midst of challenging Delhi esp in the pre monsoon heat. My stay there started with a tiff with the owner. It was settled when I gave up knowing that my concern was not being heard -- and never would be. Oh well. I turned that around by buying a swim suit and thus fully enjoyed the pool again and again. Our room was lovely albeit overpriced. The food was overpriced and nothing fancy but home cooked. Mostly people love this place in Central Delhi so close to most things including the well known "Khan Market".

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

I stayed here with my partner and 2 children (aged 14 and 10) at the start and finish of our trip to India. The location and the vibe are great. The guesthouse is tucked away in pleasant gardens, away from the hussle and bussle of Delhi. The kids loved the pool and the garden. We met some great people here, many of whom were staying in India for several months or were frequent travellers to India. We also enjoyed the simple and reasonably priced vegetarian home cooking for breakfast lunch and dinner.
The only negative i can think of is that the accommodation and facilities were rather basic and the price seemed a bit expensive for this type of guesthouse, however interesting.
If you like something different and are not on a tight budget, this might be the place for you. If you like your creature comforts and the facilities of a full service hotel, then maybe not..

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

What an Oasis to find in the middle of New Delhi. It is like being a guest in someone's home, with a wonderful garden full of bird life and a swimming pool and they have there own nusheries selling plants. Initially it seems very expensive for the very basic rooms but it has alot of freebe extras which are real plus points....There is free tea & coffee put out in the garden all day and the breakfast included in your room is fantastic, best being the home made jam and marmalade (produce presumably from their garden!). You can help oneself to cold drinks and beers at a very reasonable price from the fridge and its up to you to write down what you have. It is not very near anywhere except the lovely Lodi Gardens which you can walk to but a ten minute taxi ride to Khan market etc.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Lutyens Bungalow
Address: Prithviraj Road, New Delhi 110003, India
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Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 1,076 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lutyens Bungalow 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lutyens bungalow, a heritage property built in 1937, located in the plush environs of Delhi, has sprawling gardens, a playground and swimming pool. It is excellently located, within strolling distance of the Lodhi gardens and Safdurjung Tomb, and within 5 kms of a host of must see attractions. All rooms are air-conditioned and comfortable, with attached bathrooms offering all modern amenities. Our free wifi, sumptuous breakfast (included) and reasonably priced delicious meals are much appreciated. Do come and stay with us to enjoy India's warmth and hospitality. ... more   less 
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