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Hotel Ajanta
Ranked #63 of 713 Hotels in New Delhi
Reviewed 12 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and then had to move to another hotel because I really could not stand this one. The shower in our room has nothing to isolate itself from the rest of the bathroom, not even a curtain, so everytime we had shower, the floor got very wet, the bathroom did not even have proper tiles. And the water temepature at the shower was only warm, not hot enough for bathing. On the bed there was only a carpet, no quilt. In this season, even in India, these conditions could easily lead to getting cold, which my wife did.

We followed one of the suggestions from a review which says guests should try to get a room with window which we did. But only found we were awaken during 5-6am in the early morning by the noise outside. We asked our friend who was also staying in the hotel but in a room without window. He said the noise level was OK, but the room was quite suffocated without good ventilation.

In terms of food, the restaurant at the hotel offer a big range of cuisine from international, Thai to Indian food. Our experience was Indian food was OK, but do NOT try their international offering. I had the worst ever pizza and sandwishes at this restaurant. Also the hygiene is problematic there, the same table cloth is used again and again, if the surface is too dirty, they just flip it over for the next group of guests, then flip again...

All in all, I will definitely not stay at this hotel for future trips to India though its rate is relatively competitive. People can pay a little more but stay at a much nicer hotel than this one. Another boutique hotel I moved in after this hotel actually was quite nice, room rate was 1000 rupees more than Ajanta hotel.

Oh, BTW, they tend to charge the full amount when you check in, which they claimed to be the common policy for Indian hotels, but the other hotel I moved in afterwards did not charge a cent until I checked out on the last day.

Room Tip: room with window or without window, doesn't really matter as they are both bad
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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HotelAjantaDelhi, Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2012

Dear Guest,

We have e-mailed you twice on your personal e-mail ID to further inquire about your complaint.
However, having received no reply we have decided to refund half your room rent.

Please be assured that we take all complaints very seriously and will do everything to make amends.

Our regards

The Hotel Ajanta Team

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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Stayed there in late December....After repeated request before arrival for the superior room. Room not ready upon arrival...was told to wait 2 hrs but ended up waiting for 10+ hrs. Paid for superior room but got some other cheesy room. Even though breakfast was complimentary with the superior room....the staff tried to charge us for everyday that we were there. They wanted to charge a full day taxi rate 1500 for a drop off that was 15 minutes away.......later agreed to do it for only 400 rupees. Some misc charges on the bill on the last day that you leave and they just want to give you the total amount. They get surprised when you ask for receipt. I would NEVER stay here again. This hotel will try to steal money out of you any way they can specially if you are a foreigner.

Room Tip: Even though you might have paid for a better room....they will try and put you in a cheesy room. As...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank John C
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

This hotel is located in a very busy, noisy area of Delhi but despite this we had a mostly enjoyable stay. The staff are friendly and not too in-your-face and the room was spacious and clean. It was however a very noisy room as the windows didn't quite close properly & there seemed to be a big hole in the wall which was just boarded up. There was a wedding in the courtyard next door on one of the nights we were there which was very loud until about 2am - this wouldn't have affected us so much if the room had been sealed properly.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Hannah M
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HotelAjantaDelhi, Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2012

Dear Guest,

We are extremely grateful to you for sharing the positive review here. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. The suggestion is highly appreciated as we always believe that we could always benefit from the valuable comments from our guests. We would be happy to rectify the issue at the earliest and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We look forward to serve you even better during your future visits to the city.

Warm regards
Team at Hotel Ajanta

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Ajanta Hotel had the basic amenities. The mini bar had cheap food which was great for budget travelers like us. They have two restaurants, one in the ground floor and a new one on the roof top which was pleasant.

However, they don't clean the rooms. Outside was also crazy.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank monique730
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HotelAjantaDelhi, Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent stay with us and sharing the feedback. The positive comments are appreciated. We always offer our best services for the satisfaction of our guests and ensure that complaints are dealt with promptly. We apologize for the highlighted complaint regarding rooms. We would have happily assisted, had the complaint regarding the unclean room brought to our notice.
Please give us an opportunity to redeem ourselves on your next visit to the city.
Warm regards
Hotel Ajanta Team

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

We booked Hotel Ajanta before leaving the states. I'm sure it's possible to have a similar experience to ours for less money, but we were pleased with the helpful staff, airport pick-up (included in "superior" room rate), good food, safe feeling, travel and tour plans to Agra. We had no trouble with our booking, but we did check often with them before we came when we saw reviews with comments about having trouble there. Staff was especially helpful checking and solving a domestic air travel problem we experienced. The hotel is rather basic by western standards but quite acceptable to us.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs. Paharganj is noisy.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelAjantaDelhi, Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Dear Guest
Thank you for sharing the review following your recent stay with us. The kind comments regarding our staff have been passed to the team and are received with great pleasure.
Hotel Ajanta is a commendable budget option with a key location in the capital city. We always plan the tariffs and amenities keeping in view the very needs of a budget traveler. In this respect and all the praiseworthy aspects that you have also noted, we can proudly confirm that we have hardly any competent.
We look forward to welcoming you back with us to enjoy an even more enjoyable stay.
Warm regards
Hotel Ajanta Team

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Had no problems with reservations like previous reviewers and arranged pick up from airport arrived on time. Staff were courteous apart from rooftop "restaurant" staff and the day we were leaving when we required a taxi and reception staff would not order one!, Room was basic and wasn't cleaned. We ate at the hotel as there didn't seem to be may reatuarants in the area to be fair this hotel was cheap for Delhi so you only get what you pay for! However wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank montywood
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HotelAjantaDelhi, Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your recent stay at Hotel Ajanta and sharing your feedback with us. The kind review about our services and staff are quite encouraging.
Hotel Ajanta is a commendable budget stay in Delhi and the team strives to give away the most pleasant experiences to our guests. If the complaint about the room would have been brought to our notice, we would have gladly assisted you in shifting to a more hygienic room. We regret the inconveniences and we assure you that the details would be enquired into with due seriousness at the earliest.
We hope to see you with us to witness our improved services.
Regards
Team at Hotel Ajanta

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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Best hotel by far the room that i had got had wooden flooring split ac lcd screen great shower no power cuts what could i have asked for all that for a great value for money. Restaurant at the ground floor is a bit expensive and so is the room service but other than that the hotel taxis were affordable as well.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank amitahuja1981
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HotelAjantaDelhi, General Manager at Hotel Ajanta, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

Thank you for your stay at Ajanta Hotel.
Your complimentary service shows your stay was enjoyable.
Most of our rooms have been done up really well and it is a pleasure to see how they are appreciated.
Hope you visit us again.

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Address: 36 Arakshan Road | behind New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi 110055, India
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Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#41 Best Value Hotel in New Delhi
#41 Business Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range: $32 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ajanta 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ajanta is a colonial fully renovated hotel with all modern facilities, the minibar, LCD TVs, ACs, coffee / tea makers, 24 hour room service, safety lockers, etc. Airport transfers, taxi and tour services are also available. We are very centrally located near the railway and metro stations and also close to Connaught Place, Jama Masjid, museums and shopping centers. Our in-house bakery and restaurant offers a variety of cuisines for all tastes. Ours is a family run hotel specially preferred by families and single women who find it safe and welcoming. We are proud to say that word of mouth has made us a recipient of so many prestigious awards and the first choice (in the Luxury Budget category) for guests coming to Delhi. We feel privileged to welcome our guests to The Ajanta Hotel. ... more   less 
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