Smyle Inn Hotel

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Chunna Chunna
9 reviews
Tikka (Hindi word for Ok) Nov 10, 2011
While this place was lacking what Westerns would considered 'standard' hotel requirements, after traveling around India, I realized this place was a pretty good deal. The best qualities this place had was that it was right off the main street so you are close to all the action. And because there are so many people around, I felt safer since there were witnesses. It was near restaurants as well as the shops. But the BEST asset was the free internet. No other hotel I stayed in India had free internet. Another poster said she had issues where they limited her to an hour but I didn't have any issues with that. It was very assuring to be able stay connected with the outside world. While the sheets were not the cleanest, unless you pay for a high end hotel, none of the hotels' have clean sheets. The location was in a back alley, which I guess can be intimidating for some, especially if traveling by yourself, but that area of Delhi is all alleys anyway. The staff was not very friendly but I don't want overly interested strangers. Breakfast was free every morning, which was awesome because I did not find this anywhere else I stayed in the two months I was in India. The manager was nice and actually let my travel buddy and I leave two days early without paying extra even though we had reserved more days. They also gave us a bigger bed (for 3) since we didn't want to stay on the ground floor room AND they didn't charge us the extra money for it. There was also hot water (about 50% of hotels/hostels do not have hot water). We paid 550 rs for a double which is around the middle ground price wise but with all the free internet, I thought it was well worth it considered I would have had to pay at an internet cafe instead. They also offer airport pickup for a price which I found very convenient and made my entry into Delhi much easier. Overall, if you are looking a cheaper place to stay and want to actually 'experience' India, (not just stay in a jazzed up hotel which you could do at home) this place was great. There were many one or two bugs but only on the floor. This is also completely normally for hotels in India. But if you are expecting pristine white sheets, a large spacious bathroom, prompt breakfast, then don't stay here. Go pay too much for a high end hotel an d stay in your safe little bubble.
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aditany aditany
14 reviews
Sep 29, 2009
I chose this based on tripadvisor reviews, it was also the only one with a single room rate through hostelbookers. i paid 460 ruppees a night.

firstly the area is pretty bad unless you are a fairly hard core hippee backpacker. or if you are in a group. getting in and out of the road where the hostel is is like running a gauntlet. these people don'e take no for an answer, and there has been at least 4 occasions where the individual would shadow me for the entire street.

the inn was down an alley way pass public and open urinals. the room itself has no AC and the air is fairly stagnant because of it being in a built up area. the overall area looked fairly clean, but not scrubbed and there is an air of neglect and inattention. the mattress has a cover but no blanket. i brought my own sheet anyway. a towel was provided, no shower stuff but that is fine. there is free internet but only for an hour, staff were pretty pervy and sleazy.

the breakfast was dire and there was no service. they also start late. i went up to the rooftop for breakfast at 7am and they were still sleeping on the floor...

they advertised left luggage space but there isn't a secure room. i ended up leaving my bags near the reception.

ooverall, i wasn't comfortable there and did not feel safe. there are definitely better options. try cottage ganga inn. someone that stopped me on my way to the hostel offered me a rom there for 350 ruppees, this isn't the normal rate, but the fact is that it exists, and you would be better off emailing the hotel directly and asking for that price.
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shahrachit says:
all ways select some branded hotels to stay.. though bit costly between 1500 Rs/day to 2500 Rs/day..
They shall have all facilities...
Posted on: Oct 03, 2009
sylviandavid says:
good to know
Posted on: Oct 02, 2009

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