Cosy home close to international airport owned by indologist

Run by Major Chandra Kant's Singh and his wife Lakshmi, is a fantastically welcoming home which really is the last word in hospitality; they have been running a homestay for over 20 years.This homestay is great for newcomers to Delhi who want to get an insight into the town, since Chandra Kant is an expert on all things historical, philosophical and anthropological, describing himself as a "self professed Indologist". The couple offer to take the guests on an impromptu tour around the sights of Delhi, focusing on whatever their guests are particularly interested in and making sure they taste examples of some of the best local food in Delhi. You would be hard pushed to find a more informed, articulate and animated guide than Chandra Kant and the tour is about getting a feel for the city rather than just trailing round monuments

The couple lives to the south of the city in Delhi NCR, a relatively new residential area which is fast becoming a hub for swish new entertainment complexes and restaurants, meaning that all is on hand without having to go further into the town. In contrast, the house itself is found on a quiet residential street, providing the city luxury of space, peace and neighborhood sociability. The couple has an inexhaustible amount of local friends who are interesting to meet if guests have time, often ensuing in an involved discussion over a glass of whiskey.

The house is full of photographs and eclectic items depicting the familys' past: they are of the Rajput cast and their ancestors lived in the opulent luxury of the Indian upper class. The homestay however has an informal atmosphere: once guests arrive they are encouraged to regard the house as their own, treated as family friends rather than visitors.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Mr Jeffrey Caddell

If it was out of 100 I would still have given 100% marks because this homestay went so far above and beyond to make and keep us happy. The hosts were so friendly and we had a great time.

Detail Ratings
Location10
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
10.00
Detail Rating
Kevin Sands Smith

Excellent hosts, above and beyong the level of service expected.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.87
Detail Rating
Stefanie Dybietz
Munich, Germany
May 2013

Great holiday

Detail Ratings
Location8
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food9
Food Variety8
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.00
Detail Rating
Susan Berry
London, United Kingdom
Mar 2014

Great introduction to India and Delhi Very welcoming hosts, a clean and comfortable home, delicious home cooked food and a fantastic tour of Delhi courtesy of our host.

Detail Ratings
Location8.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
10.00
Detail Rating
Matthew Hawkins
London, United Kingdom
Jan 2014

Good Stay

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access10
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location8
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
10.00
Detail Rating
Indra Gandhi International Airport : 12 kms
Gurgaon Railway Station : 5 kms

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