Bed and Chai Guest House

Bed and Chai Guest House

Bed and Chai Guest House Bed And Chai Guest House Bed And Chai Guest House R - 55 Second Floor, New Delhi 110048 India
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4.5
#26 of 114 B&Bs in New Delhi
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Bed&Chai, a cozy and modern accommodation located in one of the most attractive areas of Delhi, to enjoy the best Chai (Indian tea) of the city.We are two French women who have been living in India for several years. With our experience and numerous trips all over India, we know exactly what level of comfort you need to enjoy your stay in India.

We offer several facilities:

- Free Wi-Fi

- Breakfast included with your stay

- Fully-equipped kitchen facilities

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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Kitchenette
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi

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Bed and Chai Guest House Bed And Chai Guest House Bed And Chai Guest House R - 55 Second Floor, New Delhi 110048 India
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Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Indira Gandhi Intl Airport
Kailash Colony
10 minNew Delhi Metro
Nehru Place
13 minNew Delhi Metro
1 Attraction
within 0.5 kilometers
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Juanatrotamundos wrote a review May 2020
Bologna, Italy38 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is not about the average touristic perspective of an accommodation. We were lucky enough to find this place to stay right before the lockdown started. It was a hard time for everyone full of stress and uncertainty but we found a nest in Bed and Chaï. Coraline, the owner, is a wonderful host that cares about the guests, the staff, the community and the environment. You will feel inspired just to look around the hotel and realise how much every detail is design to be comfortable, ecofriendly and committed with the vulnerable sectors of the community. I can write lots about how cute, clean, well located, etc the hotel is, but after all we went through during the pandemic in India I just would advise to choose your hotel in a place were the hosts are there for you because if things go wrong (as they can always go) you’d want to have good heart human beings taking care of you.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aaditya Paudel wrote a review Oct 2022
Kathmandu, Nepal11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room may not be luxurious or large but the comfort is what matters and 'Bed & Chai' is the perfect example. A reasonable price, comfortable room, good food, friendly staff, and friendly neighbors are precisely what you need for a good night's stay; that is exactly what we experienced. Although the food is not free, it is worth it to spend a little money to get lots of pleasure. If you are not from India, no problem, they can speak English just as well as you do. One of the best stays I ever had.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Climber51166831442 wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great staff and decor in room. Rooftop is fully decorated. Food is also great home cooked meals are available at affordable price. It is a must booked property at good location near m block market . Thanks
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Roberto M wrote a review Apr 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an 18day stay at Bed&Chai after having seen the online pictures on Airbnb and reading the reviews. When we finally checked in to the Airbnb, we were shocked at the miserable, dirty and dingy state of the place. There was dirt everywhere, no cleaning had been done in weeks. The bathroom was deplorable. There was used almost finished toilet roll and no hand soap. We later found red ants in the bathroom!
The bedcovers had old stains, the e headboard had a nail sticking out, the overhead lamp had its wire severed, the curtains were to dirty and sooty to handle.
We made no attempt to move the curtains to check out the tiny dirt and bird poop covered balcony. The kitchen was in a similar state.
Our room was attached to the kitchen and the dining area as a result we had all the cooking smells and the noise from the dining area.
The long staying guests mentioned their rooms were not cleaned in a regular basis..only when they paid the cook to clean their rooms. Unlike other properties this property took the full amount before we moved in..one can only wonder why! When I asked if we could cancel the host said we needed to contact Airbnb directly. When I read the cancellation Airbnb policy it said we could complain but needed to leave the property asap. So we started hunting for another property and with the wedding season on in Delhi it was next to impossible. We eventually found another place but need to move to yet another place for two nights as they’re over booked for a wedding!
I sent all these details and pictures as photographic evidence to Airbnb and they shared it with the host. The host refused to accept our complaint, Airbnb backed their host and out of the 420euros I spent on this filthy property, and stayed all of two nights in, we we will be reimbursed ONLY around 137 euros. Airbnb do not check any property for veracity of the description nor the photos provided by the host.
The host later had shared pictures of the property with the Airbnb but wouldn’t give permission for them to send them to me..I can only wonder why. Those pictures are probably from when the original French host ran the place.
I have written a review on the Airbnb but it probably won’t be put up as the host needs to review our stay first for it to go live. I have written directly to the host and she hasn’t answered to date. I had written to the host after the booking was made and never had an answer.
My advise to anyone considering Bed& Chai as a place to stay..avoid at all costs. A place that takes your money before you see the place and then denies all the facts and pictures is lying blatantly.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sonercolak98 wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
DISCLAIMER

We haven’t been here yet but we had made a booking through HostelWorld.

Their terms on conditions placed on HostelWorld aren’t ACTUALLY their terms and conditions.

Shortly after booking, they had sent us a text stating different terms and conditions that weren’t on their HostelWorld page.

The text stated that we had to pay the full amount before we got to the property and it had to be an online/ bank transfer and that we couldn’t cancel if we didn’t meet their new conditions, when on Hostelworld it states something completely different.

We texted them to see why this was and they responded in a very passive aggressive manner. We weren’t really bothered by this, we just wanted to know if there was a good enough reason behind the change of terms.

Long story short, the text messages got us nowhere and so we decided to call them, and what the guy over the phone told us was, he was basically worried that we were going to cancel on him and so that’s why he wanted to full amount now and that cancellations were the main why they’ve altered their terms on conditions… what?

Don’t feel like I can trust these guys right now, maybe they’ve had a rough time, but still not a way to treat customers/ guests when you work for a business that’s kinda meant to make people feel safe and welcome.

Not a business manager so you don’t have to hear me out, but in my opinion it you want your guests to be happy and in future have even more guests you may want to.

Update your terms and conditions frequently.

Be patient with customers and attentive to their queries.

Don’t have dodgy people on your communications team… or actually anywhere in your business.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: You could do better.
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Neil Ayengia wrote a review Feb 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a terrible place, not only did they cancelled my Agoda booking without any prior information they redirected me to pay from their own website. They basically convinced me to transfer the money directly into their account instead of booking online through a legit portal.

The “superior room” that I booked isn’t worth even 500 rs in my opinion. The walls are cracked, the bathroom has no window , no ventilation. There’s one tiny rusted table that’s not good for anything If you need to get some work done. There’s dog poop and pre in the terrace and on the stairs. Absolute horrible experience and I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid this place, you can get a decent oyo or any other other hotel in the same area for much...
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Ajay S wrote a review May 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio31 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is no frill. Nothing much to be said about it, amazing location though. I booked directly on their website, but when I was checking in, I saw a sign stating 10% discount for direct booking. My request for discount was promptly denied, even though sign was right there.

Breakfast is not free. Don’t be fooled by photos of tea on your bed. However I just saw booking.com listing which stated free breakfast. So in effect what you will save by booking direct, you will pay in breakfast :(. Pretty genius if you ask me.

Rooftop was the biggest disappointment though. It was what made me book this place, feeling nostalgic I guess. All the plants are dead or in the process. There are couple of cell phone tower on the roof, not shown in the photos. Charpais, traditional indian version of bed, are placed on the side.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I don’t think this facility takes all the COVID precautions I.e. sanitizing room especially door...
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Pradeep G wrote a review Aug 2021
Kannur District, India40 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Seems to be geared up towards the overseas backpackers. you have to climb some 4 stories to get to the room. No kettle available. Overpriced beverages and food. Kitschy decor made out of cheap material in the name of "Street Art". In adequate hygiene. Curtains seemed to be hanging since ages. Preferred not to shower given the condition of bathroom
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Date of stay: August 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Avoid if you can. You can get much better value at same price
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Voyager14429275412 wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had best stay in bed and chai guesthouse. Good service helpful staff and tasty food. Everything was available. M block market is at walking distance. Good cafes also nearby. We took cooking class at guesthouse, which was so fun and chef explain every step with outmost details. Thank you
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Supriya Thanawala wrote a review Mar 2013
India510 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for around a month in February because I was in transit while trying to find a permanent residence in Delhi. In my opinion, this guest house is not recommended for travelers. Other than the decor and cleanliness, there is nothing more to this guest house. It is not as comfortable as it seems like from the outset if you are an experienced traveler; there are various reasons for this. But mostly, it is because of their negative nature that I will never go back there again or recommend Bed and Chai to anyone I know.

-The owners are rude, cold, and indifferent towards people who are not European. Their friendliness is superficial, and their attitude towards Indians is not very nice at all. I was yelled at for switching on the heater in the dormitory and the living room because "it consumes too much electricity". Then why invest on heaters in the first place? And this makes me wonder about what they have to say about using their ACs in Delhi's grueling summers. When other European guests used the heaters, they were not told anything. The owners are miserly, and seem to be running the place only for their own network of people, and for a non-inclusive European community in India.

-The owner initially booked the dormitory bed for me till March, and when I told her I'd like to check out for one day and return back on the 26th or 27th of February because I was trying to set up my new house, and also because they wanted me to shift to an expensive room, she got offended and told me she could not give me a room/bed anymore. I was shocked at the way she changed colours, and refused to maintain her dignity, by speaking to me in a rude and loud manner, and failed to keep her own word which she had given me.

There are other things that I found disadvantageous with this guest house as well.

Lack of local resources:

They don't have too many local resources. The information for travelers on local things to do in Delhi is insufficient to say the least, as they hardly seem to know much about the city. Madhu, who helps them out with things and takes care of the dormitory, is from Nepal, and has been in Delhi for only around three months. He is a helpful and nice guy, but doesn't know anything much about the city at all.

Breakfast:

The breakfast is dry, has no variety, and again, does not reflect local Indian tastes at all. The tea is not true to the way tea is made in India. They don't have a sense of proportion even where adding sugar is concerned! From a European point of view, the breakfast is not good either. I have stayed in cheap BnBs in Europe when I traveled there 3 years ago, and had excellent breakfast buffets filled with fruits, vegetables and pastries in Berlin and Prague and Rome. This one is not a match to those. They have only bread and eggs every single day, and the fruit often looked like it was cut and refrigerated the previous night. This kills all the nutrition in it, and is not ecological at all.

Anti-Indian approach:

Their attitude towards India is very, very negative, and this was a major put-off for me. Most of the guests there (with some rare exceptions) were only criticising and complaining about the noise, and the traffic, and the "culture", which the owners are clearly responsible for encouraging, and they did nothing to try to get out of the guest house and their Western community to explore the city and Indian culture, despite having paid so much to come all the way. What a pity.

Space:

The dormitory bunk beds creak all night. Whenever someone would occupy the bed above mine, even a slight shuffling and turning would get noisy enough to wake me up from my sleep. There is a serious space crunch in the dormitory, and not much space to keep luggage either. There are no lockers or cupboards for the dormitory residents to keep valuable/expensive things inside. You have to live out of your suitcase. I had to always lock my expensive things, like my laptop and wallet inside my bag when I went out. There is also only one bathroom between the 8 potential guests in the dormitory, and it is uncomfortable to dress up inside. I had an important meeting to go for; the bathroom was occupied; there were other men in the dormitory; and I requested one of the owners to let me change in one of their vacant single rooms, and she refused blankly, and rudely. One of the guests volunteered to wait outside the dormitory, which is why I could finally change and leave. This can become a problem in the mornings too if you have to get somewhere on time and are staying in the dormitory when it is full. There is not even an extra bathroom in the guest house for emergency situations. All bathrooms are connected to private rooms.

You cannot have a phone conversation after 10 PM in the guest house, and this can be extremely inconvenient. There is no sound proofing in the walls and the voice travels everywhere. I would often have to go to the terrace or the balcony or the steps outside the house to talk on the phone. Despite that, the owner was rude and yelled at me! She even made a prejudiced remark about me not understanding the European need for "subtle-ness and silence". There were times I lost sleep too because of other people's chatter, but I did not complain because I always thought it would resolve itself out. It did not, unfortunately.

The only things that were good about this place was that it was clean, warm, and had a nice decor, and is located in a fabulous place (2 minutes away from GK I's M Block Market), but that's about it. The blankets were good, though I didn't find the mattresses too comfortable. I like strong, flat mattresses to sleep on because that is better for the posture of your back. The Indian guy (Ganesh) who cleans the dormitory and rooms scrupulously every day, is excellent at his work. Madhu (who is from Nepal) also does try his best to do as much as he can. But because he is not from Delhi/India, he doesn't know much about traveling within the city or where to go either. And the owners' attitude is just not correct.

For this reason, I would not recommend Bed and Chai Guest House if you are in Delhi for an intellectual travel experience, and, of course, if you are not from Europe, Britain, America, or are not friends of the owners. It's just about alright for a night's halt, but that's not the way to spend your time in Delhi if you do come here. You need to explore the rich culture of the city if you are spending money to travel all the way. Bed and Chai could have been a great cultural platform and point of interaction between people from diverse national and international backgrounds, but it isn't, unfortunately.

The bottom line: Live with a guest house or BnB in Delhi that's run by a local Indian family. They will give you fantastic local information on where to travel in Delhi and around, feed you with delicious homemade Indian food, and give you love and warmth, all in the same price, more or less. It'll make your trip much more memorable. Take my word for that.
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Date of stay: February 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Eira P asked a question Sept 2017
Brevard, North Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
Is there a restaurant? Can i order lunch? Were their places to eat close by that were hygenic? Eira
Answer from Kyra
Dominican Republic4 contributions4 helpful votes
There is a small restaurant but I never ate there as I only stayed short time. I walked about 6 mins to a very nice Nepali restaurant that was very hygienic and served very good food.
Neil Ayengia wrote a tip Feb 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place, you can get a decent oyo or any other other hotel in the same area for much cheaper."
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sonercolak98 wrote a tip Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"You could do better."
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Ajay S wrote a tip May 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio31 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don’t think this facility takes all the COVID precautions I.e. sanitizing room especially door knobs and electric switches. Buyer beware."
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Pradeep G wrote a tip Aug 2021
Kannur District, India40 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if you can. You can get much better value at same price"
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adityajohar1 wrote a tip Apr 2018
New Delhi, India26 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to book either of the two big rooms in the kitchen area or on the upper floor for an access to balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
₹1,419 - ₹2,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaNational Capital Territory of DelhiNew DelhiGreater Kailash/Nehru Place / Greater Kailash I
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bed and Chai Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bed and Chai Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Victoria's clinic (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bed and Chai Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Bed and Chai Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bed and Chai Guest House?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bed and Chai Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Veruan, The Big Chill, and Dezertfox.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bed and Chai Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bed and Chai Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Bed and Chai Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bed and Chai Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Bed and Chai Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rajpath (7.3 km), India Gate (7.2 km), and Mehrauli Archaeological Park (6.3 km).
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