This place has a lot of character! I really loved the look of the room. The best part, honestly, was the staff -- the owner was so very kind. You could tell she just has such a big heart. Oh, and the other amazing thing was the FOOD!!!!!!!! Some of the best I had in India. Oh I'd really love to have some Dal Makhani on their rooftop right now! The location was also really nice...on such a cute, tree-lined street. Very neighborhoody.
If you're looking for a place with character (rather than a chain) this is the place for you! However, just a few cons...the mattress was a little thin and uncomfortable (I'm an American, so I guess I'm just not accustomed to this style). And, the architecture of the house means that each room is essentially entered from the outdoors, which meant that mosquitoes would follow us in whenever we'd open the door. They did have those electronic (plug-in) mosquito killers and the mosquito-killing incense (though I had to ask them to remove the latter, because it was making me cough).
But, it's really a lovely, small, family-owned place and they'll really take care of you! And you'll eat like royalty!!!
We have stayed at the B Nineteen several times already and each time we go we grow more and more fond of it. We love sitting on the balcony chatting with friends until late at night. We love sleeping in and having a simple breakfast in bed. And of course, we love ending the day with a glass of cold beer looking over Humayun's tomb enjoying the sunset - followed by a home cooked Indian meal. Why would you stay anywhere else in Delhi?
My travelmate this past India trip had been to B-Nineteen before, organized our three times there this trip, between other excursions. An absolute delight to be able to come "home" to this lovely place each time, with charming, sweet, attentive-beyond-the-call staff. Breakfast service perfect, rooms spacious & interestingly decorated, location & neighborhood both the best.
B Nineteen is the perfect home from home in a chaotic city. It is in a peaceful gated suburb overlooking Humayan's Tomb, with beautiful views from the rooftop terrace of the nearby tombs and monuments. Since the owners are architects the decor is tastefully done and the rooms are very comfortable with everything working the way it should! The staff are very pleasant and attentive, and the meals absolutely delicious and cooked with fresh ingredients to order. We had to leave very early for a train and they obligingly provided a cooked breakfast well before advertised breakfast hours. Although there were always staff available the attendance of fluent English-speakers able to organise trips and advise on tourist destinations / activities was more erratic.
This is a pleasant B&B in a safe area of Delhi, close to one of the major attractions, Humayans Tomb. Rajive, the co-owner with his wife, was very responsive to emails prior to our arrival which enabled tourist trips to be arranged in advance. Aditi, the manager, also helped greatly with our requests during our stay. They all three speak excellent English. All the staff were very pleasant and responsive. The rooftop gives views across Delhi and in particular a superb view of Humayans Tomb (which is sometimes lit up, as a bonus). Meals can be taken on the rooftop (although the food can get cold rather quickly up there) or in your room where a sizeable table is provided. You need to order food earlier in the day so it can be bought and cooked fresh. We chose the rooftop each evening to see the setting sun (or to imagine it when the visibility was less helpful). We had a lovely room on the ground floor (called King Room with Balcony) with a patio area outside. Being a B&B there is a fairly limited menu for a longer-term stay but it was ideal for our needs. We used a car and driver to explore Delhi, thanks to Rajive setting this up for us, and he even arranged an overnight drive to Haridwar and back for us. The free wifi in our room was good although we couldnt pick it up at rooftop level. All in all, really nice people, a good area, and we would stay there again.