My husband and I were a bit overwhelmed when we arrived in New Delhi, however we couldn't be more grateful that we booked a room at Vandana's. The room was spacious and clean and comfortable, and our hosts Vandana and Pradeep treat you like family. They are incredibly helpful when it comes to booking travel, calling taxi's, and planning and navigating your visit to Delhi. We arrived quite late at night (around midnight) from HK, and the taxi driver could not locate the building for nearly 30 minutes, but once we found their phone number they answered the call (despite the late hour) and helped the driver drop us off, and again even though it was late they helped us to our room and got us set up. The breakfast is prepared for you whenever you are ready to eat (they have a western option with omelettes and an Indian option, all with delicious coffee or chai). The top floor rooms are the nicest, given that they are very private and open up directly to the roof garden. The main floor rooms are also nice and spacious, but the room right next to the kitchen can be loud in the morning with guests eating and coming and going, so if you like to sleep in then ask for a different option. In all though the house is in a great location, central to many of the sights and also a quick commute from the airport. Vandana's set's a high bar for B&Bs.
Vandana and her husband MADE our trip to India. They were SO helpful - they cared so much about making our time in India relaxing, fun, and comfortable. They really went above and beyond. I traveled in a group of 6 and traveled all around India. My first stop was in Delhi at Vandanas Bed and Breakfast. I had an absolutely incredible stay that was better than everywhere else I stayed in India. Vandana and her husband were incredibly responsive over email, answering all of our questions in advance of the trip and helping us to set up reasonably-priced, safe transportation from the airport. They helped us with currency exchange, planned our itinerary for 3 days in Delhi, and always made sure we were safe and getting the best price for every service. The breakfasts at Vandanas were DELICIOUS, relaxing, and available anytime we woke up. Their chai was my favorite I had in India, and their India breakfast (Paratha) was fun to try and very good. The room was spacious, clean, and the right temperature (access to AC). There was a lot of common space to relax in - including a gorgeous garden terrace with a great view of the city. I love, love, LOVED Vandanas and will definitely stay again / recommend to others.
We stayed for three nights when we first arrived in India. The location is quite a way from the city centre (10km), so it's a bit annoying as a tourist to have to travel every day. But the surrounding area is quieter and less crazy than much of Delhi. We were there with our son and there is a good playground just around the corner. There is no street noise and we were able to sleep well, unlike previous stays in paharganj. We would have appreciated a bit more communication when we checked in, eg that there is Indian breakfast as well as continental available, what time for breakfast, how to turn the AC on, that we needed to switch on the hot water to heat up before using it etc. It's not that easy to find and showing the address to taxi drivers didn't seem to help. I would recommend staying in the upstairs rooms - much more private and a view over their little roof top garden.
This was the first time we opted for bed nd breakfast in delhi , as we didn't want to spend more just for a normal night stay and most of the hotels in Safdarjung were either too pricey or didn't have basic clean room amenities
And we were at delhi specially for India Spain Davis cup ( my hubby hard core rafa fan ;) , Safdarjung was a good location very near to R.k Khanna stadium
I was not very sure if this was the right decision but as I entered house in scorching delhi summer all doubts vanished and I knew I was in the right place
It is such a beautifully decorated home , loved every single decor of the house - hats off to the choice of owner
We got terrace room which is no doubt the best and has more privacy
But even downstairs room was good with a small balcony (but try to get terrace room )
Fridge and kettle provided in common area of terrace room and in individual room downstairs
Room are beautiful , clean and well maintained
Sleep quality was awesome
Breakfast was yummy but they can increase variety in breakfast but I under stand it's not a proper hotel so limited items expected
In all it was a wonderful location , home and stay - home away from home
And I am already missing it
A beautiful flat near parks and a major university has been turned into a bed and breakfast. While it's hard to find, it may be worth the trip if you're looking for a little home away from home North Indian style. Individual rooms with private bathrooms are all air-conditioned. and while there are two sitting rooms and a small dining room, those common areas are without A/C. if you want a treat, have the North Indian style breakfast: aloo paratha (fried bread stuffed with potato) with yoghurt and Indian pickle. But if you have children, cannot climb three or four flights of stairs with your luggage, or need to pay with a credit card this place is not for you.