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“Overpriced”
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Hotel Diplomat
Ranked #278 of 727 Hotels in New Delhi
Reviewed 2 February 2012

For our first hotel in INdia for a 3 month trip, we wanted to land in luxury to settle in for a few days. For the price we thought this would be seriously decent accommodation. For starters we had to be moved rooms twice as the rooms were just filthy - layers of dust everywhere, and had not been cleaned recently. HOt water was dubious but eventually did arrive. Location was also very far out - further than we expected which meant lots of tuk tuks. The staff were friendly however and this was an ok place to stay but they charged too much for what it was.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Hotel Diplomat has a very nice location. The price seems a little too expensive at first but the quality of rooms are very good and the staff is polite. The food is also up to the standards expected from a hotel of this quality. I would recommend it to anybody who is able to afford the rates. Its a good option and has a great location in the lush green and quiet area of New Delhi.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

stayed for one night before an early flight

room was okay but a bit stuffy.

staff was very unfriendly.

restaurant is in a dark corner of the room

very easy to reach the airport

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

At the time of my reservation I booked a car to pick me up at the airport and was assured by the manager that all the necessary arrangements had been made. However, when I eventually arrived in New Delhi, early in the morning after a long and tiring flight, no-one was there to meet me. I was later told at the hotel that they had no record of any car being booked.

I then found that nothing in this hotel seemed to work quite as it should. Perhaps the most annoying problems were the fact that the tv regularly cut-out and It took about 5 minutes for the water in the shower to warm up. In addition, the rooms were very noisy and you could hear other peoples alarms going off. I felt that I could never really relax.

This feeling of unease was further exacerbated when I asked if I could leave a suitcase in storage at the hotel for a couple of days whilst I was away in another part of India. I was amazed that the initial reaction was to refuse even though I would be returning for two more nights.

On the positive side the staff were friendly and the location was good. Overall, however, I would say that a lot of improvements need to be made before the management can come anywhere near to justifying the prices they charge.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Blankko
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

Stayed here for two nights on a business trip. The hotel and rooms look NOTHING like the web site and I'm not sure where those pictures come from. So don't expect anything like that.

It is being renovated (apparently this has been going on for many months now) and is therefore both noisy and dusty. The first night, I had to change room late at night because of some loud mechanical noise in the room. The room phone did not work. Room amenities are poor.

Overall it was not a good stay. This hotel is not comfortable and I would not recommend it. Next time I will spend more and stay at a proper hotel.

The upside is that this hotel has a decent garden and the breakfast is quite good.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Diplomat

Address: 9 Sardar Patel Marg | Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi > Chanakyapuri/Lutyens' Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #278 of 727 Hotels in New Delhi
Price Range: ₹ 6,624 - ₹ 11,885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Diplomat 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst lush greenery , the 25 room Four star Hotel located on 9 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave Chanakyapuri, is a reflection of contemporary sophistication, luxurious elegance, exquisite Interiors, Impeccable service and unparallel hospitality with a myriad of amenities makes it the capitals finest Boutique Hotel. The Hotel offers you marvelously designed 17 deluxe rooms and 8 Suites with quality interiors and decor where no two suites look alike.The Hotel boasts of housing one of the most elegant and stylish restaurant, Olive Beach. done in classic white and brilliant blue, offering true Italian cuisine with its fashionable eclectic crowd, busy bar and its exotic Mediterranean menu. ... more   less 
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