A 7-min walk from the metro in Defence Colony, our B&B has its own pantry, balcony & entrance, an Air Purifier, good air-con, washing machine & fast FREE Wi-Fi. FREE breakfast is included. We have 2 rooms: our 2nd room is listed as 'Safe & Cosy B&B II near City Centre'. Our local market has over 20 restaurants. We are LGBTQ friendly. We organise reliable airport pickups for late-night arrivals, which are advised as it is safer. Night pickup international airport=21 US$, domestic airport=19 US$.
Do keep in mind that our house is an old construction, built over 60 years ago, which we endeavour to keep spotless! We have recently installed a top-quality Air Purifier in our guest room to help combat Delhi's air pollution. We are also particular about what drinking water we drink as well as serve to our guests and only serve R.O.-processed water (i.e. water processed by reverse osmosis that is extremely safe for drinking). We are conveniently close to our local Defence Colony market (just a 10-minute walk), which has restaurants, bars, pharmacies, phone shops where you can buy local SIM cards and Forex shops to exchange currency. The nearest metro station called LAJPAT NAGAR, is just a 7-min walk away. Our manager Raju is always on hand to help you navigate the local area, walk you to our local market, help you get taxis or tuk-tuks, take you to a reliable Foreign exchange outlet and help you set yourself up with a local SIM card for your phone - everything you need to get you started on your India adventure!
Fondly called Dinga's Place and named after my grandfather M.J. Kirpalani who was called "Dinga" by all who knew and loved him), we're supremely central - a 15 minute drive from Lodhi Gardens, and 25-min away from the city-centre Connaught Place.
The room itself is on the 2nd floor (we do not have an elevator/ lift) and is 12 ft by 9 ft, so its not very large, but cosy, comfortably fitting 2 people. It is extremely private and fitted with all the mod-cons: heater/Aircon, TV & cable, DVD player, refrigerator, electric kettle with tea and coffee tray, and shower with geyser. It also has a little kitchenette (8 ft X 5 ft) fitted with a gas stove, wash basin and cooking dishes in case you feel like cooking! We also have a built-in wall cupboard. And a little balcony overlooking a quiet tree-lined lane where you may see Julie, our friendly doggie mascot.
At Dinga's Place, guests will have their own serviced-apartment-style room - which has a separate entrance, attached kitchenette, bathroom and lovely little private balcony. Further, you have access to a back verandah which serves as a smoking area and is also equipped with a washing machine (whose usage is free) and a drying area for clothes.
Interaction with guests
We are available every morning between 8am-10:30am - our policy is to provide guests with privacy and yet be on-hand for endless advice, sightseeing tips and general trouble-shooting. Before 8am and after 8pm - is private time for the family - but we are available for emergencies 24x7.
Other things to note
COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST BETWEEN 8AM-10AM
Our breakfast consists of fresh, simple fare such as muesli yogurt & honey or cornflakes & milk, eggs & toast & jam, seasonal fruit, tea & coffee.
You can also try an Indian breakfast (place your order 24 hours in advance), which consists of parantha (flatbread) with Indian-style scrambled eggs (bhurji) with natural yogurt and pickle.
An Early Check-in (before 12 noon on the 1st day of your booking) depends on whether there are guests staying the previous day. If we do not have guests staying the previous day, we shall certainly accommodate you!
If you require a late checkout (after 11am), please write to us. If the room is free the following day (i.e. we have no other bookings), we shall certainly accommodate you.
Visitors: Sincere apologies, but we do not permit any friends or visitors to drop in to visit you. This is entirely for security reasons (both yours & ours)!
Smokers: Please do not smoke inside the room-use the back verandah instead. This is for safety reasons as we don't have smoke detectors.
Electricity: We request guests to be vigilant about switching off the aircon, geyser, lights and fans when you leave the room to help conserve energy!
Pets: Please note we have 1 (permanent) and 3 (part time) dogs in the house!
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I am a wildlife conservationist by profession and a hobbyist writer.
I graduated with a masters degree in film and television production, but eschewed a career in film and went on to work as a travel book editor for Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Travel Guides. A lucky assignment with the wonderful organisation - Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust in Ladakh - made me lose my heart to wildlife conservation.
So I went back to university and got another degree in Environmental Management! I now write occasionally on conservation issues and travel and was a contributing author of the book, Conservation in a Crowded World (UNSW Press Sydney, 2012). I am an old friend and associate of the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust and am happiest when I'm in the bush, camera and floppy hat in tow.