The bed is large and comfortable. The little balcony and main entrance are visible at the far end.The large window lets in lots of natural light......
Safe & Cosy B&B near City Centre

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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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$, domestic airport=19 US$.

The space

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.

Guest access

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

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people $13 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 2AM (next day)

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!


Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

187 Reviews

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Mario User Profile
September 2017
A private comfortable clean room. A sumptuous breakfast. I had a wonderful and comfortable stay.
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Thank you Mario for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed meeting you and hosting you. Wishing you all the best!
September 2017

Dan User Profile
August 2017
Vandana and Vinod are wonderful hosts, and Raju is an excellent and attentive manager. They made my two-week stay in Delhi comfortable and easy. The location is also very central, with easy access to most landmarks and to commercial centers for work-related stuff. The place has my highest recommendation!
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Thanks Dan for your wonderful review! We would love to host you again so please get in touch if you're ever visiting this part of the world again. Yes it has cooled down slightly - thank goodness. But it will only really cool down in October, so three weeks to go. All the best!
August 2017

Daisy User Profile
August 2017
Very comfortable stay
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Thank you Daisy! We would love to host you again! warmest wishes
August 2017

Christoph User Profile
August 2017
We had a great time staying at Vandana's! She hasn't been there, but her manager Raju was an amazing help with everything we needed! Communication with her was perfect and she gave us a lot of good tips for a great start in Delhi!
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Dear Christoph, I am so happy that you had a comfortable stay with us in Delhi. warmest wishes, Vinod & Vandana
August 2017

Bea User Profile
July 2017
My stay with Vinod and Vandana was very nice. The hosts are very kind. The house is in a very nice part of New Delhi. If i stay in New Delhi again i will ask if their place is available.
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Dear Bea, Thank you for your kind words & wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us & were comfortable. We would love the opportunity to host you again & look forward to it. All the best for your trip. best wishes, Vinod & Vandana
July 2017

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
Staying with Vinod and Vandana was a real pleasure. They are such loving and welcoming people. The room and especially location are perfect for Delhi exploration as they are actually "safe and cosy". They can help you find your way around Delhi and were happy to join you at dinner to tell you all interesting facts about the Indian culture. We would definitely recommend it!
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Danielle & Sophia, Thank you for your absolutely wonderful review. We really loved hosting and meeting you both. Hope you have settled in. If you're ever in Delhi again, we'd love to host you again. warmest wishes Vinod & Vandana
July 2017

Tao User Profile
June 2017
Nice and comfortable, you have you own room which is isolated from others. They even have an air cleaner .
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Response from Vinod & Vandana:
Thanks so much Tao for your kind words !
June 2017

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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.

Languages: English, Hindi
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