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Shanti Home New Delhi Reviews
50/50 in Delhi Jan 23, 2017
Will you get a great night’s sleep, enjoy the wonderfully decorated hotel and the fantastic rooftop restaurant? Will you feel it’s a cosy self-contained hotel or will you feel it’s really far from other Well, I would say you have a 50% chance. I stayed here twice. Shanti Home was actually chosen for me by my tour company. My first stay was amazing. When I arrived I was warmly greeted in reception and, because I had arrived at 6 in the morning, I was invited to sleep in one of the lounges on an upper floor. The furniture was so large and comfortable that I slept until my room was ready. Later I was shown to my Luxury Room at the top – and most importantly – the rear of the hotel. I stayed in their room named “Backwaters”. It’s a massively wide room, has a great bed, big desk, plenty of closet space and a basic bathroom. For all the amazingly ornate rooms, hallways, lounges and the roof terrace, it is bizarre that all the bathrooms are so basic and unadorned (showers only).
The roof terrace is awesome. In the mornings they have a chef who will make you a nice omelette and the breakfast options are amazing. Lunch and dinner are excellent as well. It’s definitely a relaxing place to have a few beers and look out over the city. I stayed here for several blissful days and thought the hotel was perfect. The only thing odd is that this amazing hotel is in a run-down area. I had to search to find a local corner shop. The only other alternative dining options and any shopping required a ride of 15 minutes on the nearby metro.
Then I returned a little over a week later. I was greeted warmly with a Birthday Cake as they had noted it was my Birthday. Nice touch. This time they gave me a Premium Room called “Goa”. The second I walked into it I could hear the loud traffic outside. I was informed at reception that the other 16 rooms were taken. So lot of horns sounding all night. It’s a shame, but this put a damper on my nice meal at the rooftop Lantern Terrace Restaurant. The room was more basic, the bathroom small, and I could just hear car horns.
So if you do decide on this hotel, ensure you have a room at the rear – only. Otherwise, give it a miss and stay at the historic Maidens Hotel . There is NO chance of noise there.
• 17 individually decorated rooms in an off-pitch location. Quiet at the back (only)
• Wonderful rooftop restaurant called The Lantern – Terrace Garden Restaurant
• Beautiful lobbies and well decorated throughout
• Air-conditioned and free Wi-Fi
• Excellent staff and nothing is a problem
• Stairs and a lift
• Room types: Luxury, Premium and Deluxe
• Good beds, well decorated bedrooms, air-conditioned
• Basic bathrooms with shower and average toiletries
• 24 hour Restaurant, Bar, Concierge
• Business Center, Copying, Faxing
• Daily Lobby Newspapers, same-day Laundry and Dry-cleaning Service
• A la’carte Menu for Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
• Lantern - Terrace Garden Restaurant – excellent food and beer
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Comfortable, but not cheap May 10, 2010
This is a nice hotel that nobody seems to know the location of. Anyone who was taking me there seemed to have no idea where it was even when I gave them an address. Despite this, the hotel is very comfortable with a wonderful staff. It is a boutique hotel with such features as a 24 hour masseuse on call. The rooms have different themes based on locations throughout India. The food in the rooftop restaurant is above average and pretty tasty.
A Shanti Home away from Home Jan 23, 2009
I have to say right from the start, after two weeks in India, I arrived back in Delhi to take my flight out the next day and I was in search of comfort and relaxation. I found it at Shanti Home. This place is a gem if you don't mind the poverty down the street. At ~ $200 per night it might not be worth an extended stay unless you have some long green, but for a day and a night stay over it is worth it for style, comfort and ambiance.
The rooms all have a theme. I stayed in the Goa room. Very nice corner room. Immaculately clean, great bed, fantastic bathroom with exquisite marble. For my money this is like a compact version of a luxury suite. It's not a big room, but it's packed with amenities. I loved my stay here. Also there are common rooms in this hotel for lounging and watching TV, reading books, writing letters, or just sitting here and there. The decor of this hotel is very engaging and there is something to admire artistically all around you - in traditional Indian ways. I appreciated that. There is also a computer area for modern ways of connecting with the world. On the top level is an open air restaurant. The have a tandoor oven and it's warm and cozy at night. The food is excellently prepared. The service is slow, but who cares when this hotel offers so much. I think it is just understaffed.
If you want to treat yourself to a day and night of pleasure in Delhi, this is the place to go. The location is not so great, but is near one of the new metro lines. You have to fight your way through beggars to get there. That is the only disadvantage I recognized. But, then again, it's part of the experience. It depends on your adventure level. I think Shanti Home is a Home away from Home - An Oasis to rest in. I had some opportunity to speak to the owner. The hotel was built brand new from the ground up. All materials were hand picked and the decor hand selected. This was in an effort to reflect Indian culture. So, maybe it's a bit expensive for India, but for the value and ambiance, I would stay there again. A+
A note of guidance - Taxi drivers don't seem to know this place (they may say you should go some place better, but don't listen to them). Here is a link for guidance:
If you can, print these things and take them with you. They will come in handy!
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Shanti Home Overview
Close to the metro lines and within easy reach of major tourism and business venues, the Shanti Home offers a good solution for many types of travelers to the region. The Connaught Place shopping complex is within minutes of the grounds, and dozens of lovely parks dot the neighborhood too. The Shanti Home is located at A-1/300 Janakpuri which is only 4.6 miles from the Indira Gandhi Airport.
Each guestroom in the Shanti Home is equipped with high-speed Internet access, room service, satellite TV, climate controls, a personal safe, a hair dryer, direct dial phone service, signature toiletries, and a full-sized bathroom with tub.
Those staying at the Shanti Home will greatly appreciate the fine facilities and services, including the 24-hour front desk service, a lounge with bar service, a concierge desk, laundry and dry cleaning services, meeting and conference rooms, a rooftop restaurant, free parking on the premises, airport shuttles, a currency exchange, a spa with massage and beauty treatments, pet friendly policies, and a tour desk.
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