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“There are better hotels :(” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Smyle Inn
Ranked #19 of 1,019 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“There are better hotels :(”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I am a very open minded person and understand the standards of India first hand. I have stayed in many hotels in India so, my opinion is pretty good. Smyle Inn isn't the best. I stayed at Anoop Hotel for a similar price and this was better. I think there were sperm stains on my cover at Smyle Inn (sorry to be so graphic but that is exactly what they looked like). On my arrival there were bodies everywhere in the hotel reception (I don't think they were staff!)....eeeek. Anyway, it is an overall acceptable hostel. I knew when to turn down the alley to Smyle Inn as it had 2 urinals that smelt awful!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

When we arrived we were a bit scared because you really needed to know where it was to find it, and the area seemed abit creepy with the small and dark paths from main bazaar road, but in the day we realised that it was the perfect location if you want to really be upclose to the delhi life of noise, pollution, markets and interested locals. A fascinating place. But the rooms were small, looked dirty, shower didnt work properly, and the staff could be friendlier. On the other hand, we liked the little rooftop and we found help in having a great free internetcafe in the hotel as we were new in the city, and the wifi worked most of the time.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Among the hotels during our stay in India, this smelly inn is terrible.
1. We paid for superior (expensive) room, they took us to the new wing, we thought it's newly build one, but unfortunately it's still under renovation & everywhere's dirty, toilet water on and off, noisy sounds because construction people are at work. I bet the old wing is worse.
2. Hotel staff are moody at all times, bad customer service especially the short receptionist guy in the new wing.
3. Although you can't expect hygiene in India but the hotel is just lousy.
We paid tips to staff in all hotels we stayed except this one.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed at Smyle Inn on our first night in India. It was surprisingly clean and the rooms were a good size. The bathroom was nice and the shower had hot water. We came back to Smyle Inn two weeks later as we had to fly from Delhi and we were very happy with the place. The staff were really helpful and friendly too.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emma c
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We made a booking directly with Smyle Inn for a standard room at 741R. We arrived at 11pm (as confirmed with the hotel) only to find out that we were at the wrong hotel, however that hotel was now full and we could stay in the more expensive hotel for the same price as we would check out at 5.30am.

The room on 2nd floor was okay though sheets filthy, reception provided clean sheets and towels so worked out okay. This was my first night in India, I don't understand why clean sheets aren't put on the bed when the previous guest checks out?

Wifi did not work in the room, slow at hotel computer downstairs. We didn't avail of the breakfast due to our early check out. No reduction for these things, in fact they had no change so we paid 750R fir the room!

Water was hot in shower. Room had small fridge and tv with Indian stations.

This hotel is about 8 mins walk to the New Delhi train station so a passable choice if you have an early train.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thomas M
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Additional Information about Smyle Inn

Property: Smyle Inn
Address: 916 Gali Chandi Wali, | Main Bazaar, Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 1,019 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price range (per night): ₹ 819 - ₹ 1,296
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smyle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience potpourri of colours, sights, taste and smells of historical Delhi at award winning hostel within walking distance to City Centre (Connaught Place), New Delhi Train Station, Airport Express and two Metro Stations. Discover true Delhi..... Smyle Inn is an award winning family run Hostel in Delhi welcoming international guests since 1996 . Smyle Inn is located in the heart of Delhi within walking distance to City Centre (Connaught Place), New Delhi Train Station, Airport Express and two Metro Stations. It is situated off the colourful Main Bazaar, Paharganj in a quiet street. Area is the first choice for anyone on a budget and looking to experience & explore historical Delhi. Nearby train & metro stations make your day trips to Taj Mahal(Agra) and sightseeing within the city very easy. Smyle Inn offers the best value for money with following facilities: Free Breakfast Free High speed Wi-Fi Free computers for Internet Free Delhi Map Free Travel information * Booking services for sightseeing tours, flight, train & bus at best prices * 24 hr Airport / Station pickup and drop (at very reasonable prices) * 24 hr Taxi on call 24 hr Power back up 24 hr Check in & Check Out * Laundry service at reasonable rates * Beverages and Vodafone Sim cards available for sale at the reception The common room in Wing 1 has seating for around 20 people. This is where travellers meet and interact with each other. There is a book exchange corner and computers to browse internet. Smyle Inn has standard rooms in Wing 1 and superior rooms in Wing 2. All the rooms have been refurbished and have the following facilities: * Windows opening in the street in most rooms. * Air-conditioner with ceiling fans * Telephone * Flat screen T.V with 120+ channels incl. CNN, HBO, BBC etc. * Modern private baths with H/C shower * Bath towel & soap * Writing desk and sofa cum bed in Superior rooms (wing 2). Smyle Inn is actively involved in community service through various non profit social organisations. A part of your spend at Smyle Inn, is used to bring SMILEs on the faces of underprivileged. ... more   less 
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