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A great favorite with business travelers and overseas tourists alike, offering a truly elegant place to stay. Colonel's Retreat has been lovingly created by people who are frequent global travelers and who take pride in maintaining the highest world-class standards of hospitality. All rooms are AC , with cable TV, refrigerator, free wi-fi, electronic safe, ensuite baths. Centrally located, near several tourist sites like Humayuns Tomb, Lodhi Gardens, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Museums, Houses of Parliament, Delhi Haat. A 5 minute walk from the Lajpat nagar Metro Station ensures excellent accessibility . Taxis and Rickshaws easily available. Each room opens on to a tastefully furnished semi private lounge . The property ensures only residents are on the premises and offers exceptional privacy in the centre of a very busy City. A private roof top Dining area gives you a lovely view of the city. And the fresh homestyle food with secret family recipes is very special. Here's why Colonel's Retreat will be the perfect post-Covid host Each room individually air-conditioned, as against central air-conditioning. No contamination from other guests' breath. · Unlike a hotel, each floor is an apartment, so there is minimum contact with other guests. · You can avoid the elevator, just use the wide staircases. Physical distancing at work. · Only guests present in each property, no shops or other establishments. Minimum exposure to other people. · No carpeted floors, so keeping them clean and disinfected is easy. No large public lobby or check-in space. You can go straight to your room if you have an advance booking and minimise contact. · No buffets where they may be cross contamination. A la carte breakfasts and meals served on the dining tables or in the rooms. · Rigorous, scientific sanitising protocols in place. Once life returns to the old normal, we'll be here to welcome you once again.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

D - 418 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 India
Colonel's Retreat
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
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Indira Gandhi Intl Airport
13.2 km
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Lajpat Nagar
5 minNew Delhi Metro
Moolchand
7 minNew Delhi Metro
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Seacroft wrote a review Mar 2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia680 contributions349 helpful votes
What a cool haveli down a leafy side street. Decent sized rooms on each for the four floors leading on to a large comfortable communal lounge. On the roof is a lovely restaurant serving probably the best breakfast we had on our three week tour of Rajasthan. Dinner was great too. Service tip top.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Niriksha S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Colonel's retreat is a home away from home. I highly, highly recommend staying here. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless and clean, the beds are SO comfortable, the space is decorated with some beautiful art, and you feel super safe staying as a single woman. The staff is absolutely wonderful - booking with Esther is seamless, and the security guard is a lovely man, always kind and helpful. The little touches are what make this place amazing - banana bread in the room, high tea on the terrace and everyone goes above and beyond. Special mention for the food - breakfast is a delight with the homemade jams and bread, and we had dinner here one night and easily one of my best meals in Delhi. This has become my go to place everytime I need to stay in Delhi and I can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 22 Dec 2023
OMG ! How on earth did you put in so much detail in your beautiful review - what an eye for detail ! We are absoltely over the moon and cant thank you enough for you lovely words.
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Dona Womack wrote a review Mar 2024
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A great alternative to the international hotel! This friendly guest house is an oasis of calm in the midst of Delhi. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, the food is varied and delicious. Most importantly, nothing is too much trouble
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Louise D wrote a review Mar 2024
19 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel, situated in a secluded quiet area of Delhi. Our room was tastefully decorated with all you come to expect from a higher quality hotel. This hotel is family run and it was lovely to meet the owner at breakfast. The roof terrace is exceptional and both breakfast and evening meals were wonderful. The banana bread is delicious and we even got given some more for our onward journey. I would recommend this hotel as an alternative to any of the ‘luxury’ chains nearby.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try the restaurant on the roof, the food is excellent.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. You have described what we are so succinctly - I really dont need to say anything. Family run and with a soul ! Thank you for being so gracious
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Jerlisa wrote a review Mar 2024
Montreal, Canada12 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our fist time visiting India, and our first hotel of the trip - and what a great find! This place had everything we could have asked for - starting with the location. Walking distance to the amazing Delhi metro - yet very isolated on a nice quiet street away from the chaos. The service and food were both exceptional. Meals on the rooftop surrounded by greenery and birds singing was wonderful - and not at all what we had expected being in the city. The owner came to greet the guests at breakfast and gave us some great tips for sightseeing. As mentioned in other reviews, the elevator does not go to the rooftop terrace, but there are options to eat elsewhere at the hotel if needed. If we ever go back we will 100% go back to this hotel. All in all the perfect start to an amazing trip!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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jaclmoore wrote a review Mar 2024
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom74 contributions22 helpful votes
My travel companion could not join me but I felt safe in this small and quiet hotel. It’s in a good area but close to the metro. Breakfast and dinner was excellent. The staff are nice , rooms clean and welcoming. There is a lift but you do need to be able to walk up a flight of stairs to get to the roof top restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 10 Mar 2024
Thank you for your lovely review . In good weather - breakfast on the rooftop is lovely. There is a single flight of stairs though. However if someone doest not want to climb the stairs , we have dining areas on each floor as well.
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Mike W wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed 3 nights here and were made so welcome by Suman and her team. The breakfast and evening meals on the rooftop terrace were excellent and a lovely opportunity to meet other guests. Location was excellent with easy access to the metro station. Paula & Mike
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Mar 2024
Thank you for your lovely words . Delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are located in the central part of a very busy city . Fortunately we have a lot of greenery around us and its quiet. I hope you visit again
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Lin G wrote a review Mar 2024
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom190 contributions77 helpful votes
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This is not a high end hotel but that doesn’t matter because it’s a wonderful homely hotel with friendly staff , fantastic food served on the roof (especially the Biriani and the banana bread and chocolate cake served at afternoon tea). The bedrooms are a good size and were the most comfortable beds we slept in all trip! It is a little out of town but that made for peaceful evenings .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Mar 2024
Thats is indeed a lovely description of our homely abode - with a soul !
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Harry C wrote a review Feb 2024
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My second stay at Colonel's Retreat was great just like my first visit! The staff works diligently to assure customer satisfaction. One of the reasons is because of individuals like Victor and Naveen. They work tirelessly to make sure every customer's particular request is filled. That is because Colonel's Retreat is not a huge hotel with hundreds of guests. It is in two locations near each other. The staff makes sure the atmosphere is charming. I noticed that several couples have been coming back to Colonel's Retreat many times. I am one who will do the same. Give Colonel's Retreat a try. You too, will be writing a review like this one!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 Mar 2024
what can i say when we receive a review like this- a huge thank you. You cannot believe what a positive effect this has on each of us. Recognition of the hardwork each of us puts in - there cannot be anything more uplifting and spurs us to do more each day . My grateful thanks !
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Camper01031884617 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Colonels Retreat is just that a retreat in the heart of Delhi … and a rare gem … we have been traveling India for 20 years and stayed at all the 5 star hotels in Delhi and this is our absolute favorite …Arun and his wife Suman are incredibly gracious hosts and their team of staff are very well trained professional and friendly. The guesthouse is immaculate in understated elegance and presentation. The search ends here
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 Mar 2024
Thank you for your lovely review- we are so grateful for your kind words. As longtime returning visitors your knowledge and experience is far far more than ours. To receive such a lovely review from you is very very special. Our gratitude and thanks.
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,762 - ₹6,771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
colonel`s retreat hotel new delhi
LOCATION
IndiaNational Capital Territory of DelhiNew DelhiDefence Colony
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonel's Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Colonel's Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Shaw Brothers (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonel's Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Colonel's Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Colonel's Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonel's Retreat?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonel's Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aangan, Le Bistro Du Parc, and 1 Oak Cafe & Bar.
Does Colonel's Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Colonel's Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colonel's Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colonel's Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonel's Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (6.8 km), Rajpath (5.0 km), and Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo (6.3 km).
Does Colonel's Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.