Cet hôtel est confortable, le personnel agréable mais on a l'impression de tomber dans un coupe gorge car l'hôtel est situé dans une petite ruelle sale dans le vieux dehli. Contraste important entre les abords et l'intérieur confortable et propre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
....ci sono dovuto ritornare solo perchè avevo prenotato... non credo che avrei optato per la stessa struttura dopo averla davvero vista... a volte il giudizio di terzi ci tira dei brutti scherziGenuine Expedia guest review
A PARTE LA VICINANZA AL RED FORT NON CI SONO ELEMENTI PER SCEGLIERE QUEST'HOTELGenuine Expedia guest review
"hotel tara en la vieja nueva delhi,!!"
la vijea Delhi, es fuerte, intensa, mezcla de fuertes olores!!todo eso es este lugar!! es impresionante!! el hotel es limpio, el personal excelente, todos hablan inglés, son serviciales. El servicio de bufet a la habitación impecable!! Me parece que no es un lugar para ir con niños. Tiene cafetera electrica, te dejan bananas todos los días, la lavanderia […] es muy buena y economica, como todo el hotel, muy cerca del fuerte rojo y también del mercado de especias;se puede ir caminando y es genial, son negocios donde van los indúes (no donde te llevan los guías)nosotras fuimos en invierno y tenian caloventor, es muy recomendable el hotel. PD:la agencia de viajes que esta al lado no es muy recomendable!!busquen en internet otra!!(caro, simpatico al principio, el hotel de agra de terror!!despues no se hace cargo de nada. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the worst hotel in Delhi"
11/19/14 RobertaCRO Osijek, Croatia
taxi didn't come to pick us up from the airport and then stuff lied to us that it was a festival (in the 4 o'clock in the morning?!?) and that was the reason why they didn't come. Of course, streets were completely empty and there were no sign of any festival. After that they told us that we can't order tikka masala, tandoori or any other proper meal because they don't serve meat. And they don't have hot water. Actualy, they don't have ANYTHING except dirty rooms. So we moved to Ajanta the same morning. The worst hotel i've ever seen.
"Good "bang for buck" hotel"
11/09/14 Ben R
We were picked up from the airport by a friendly driver who took us all the way to the front door, good job too as the alley way the hotel is hidden is pretty dark, dingy and foreboding. The surrounding market is so busy it's a bit intimidating and the locals will attempt to latch on to you. The hotel itself is a good budget hotel that's perfectly situated for the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid. They can help with taxis to the rest of Delhi and offer a tour (I didn't take it so can't comment but they were pretty competent in most other areas). TLDR: good budget hotel, if you want to stay in old Delhi then this is probably the best place.
"Consistently reliable, friendly and great value."
11/01/14 Jane C Manchester, England, United Kingdom
I have now stayed at the Tara Palace Hotel in Old Delhi on four separate occasions, twice with groups of students en route for the Himalayas. I have found it to be a really great little hotel with everything I need for a one or two night stay. It is great to arrive here and give students a taste of the vibrant old city and as the Tara Palace is within walking distance of the Red Fort, the Jamaica Masjid , Chandni Chowk and the metro is just around the corner it is a great location. It is not however for the faint hearted or those who like India light! This area is a teeming real place where People are busy going about their daily lives and there is absolutely no concession to Western sensibilities. The Hotel is a lovely clean oasis in amongst this slice of old India, with comfortable beds, clean linen, excellent Indian vegetarian restaurant...they will even put tables on the roof where you have a lovely view of the old city all around you. Service is excellent and it is reassuring to see much of the same staff 3 years on....Pavan is really efficient at making sure you have all the support you need for your groups arrival. If you are looking for luxury then this is not for you either. But if you are looking for a decent, clean, well run and friendly hotel in Old Delhi where you can feel safe and looked after this is the place for you. My students have all loved the contrast of the craziness of Old Delhi with the tranquility of the mountains. I will definitely be back.
"Always dependable, always friendly"
10/26/14 Koshkha UK
We made our fifth visit to the Tara Palace at the end of September. We've been going for many years and this is always where we start a holiday if we fly into Delhi. The place is super-clean, basic but comfortable and the staff are second to none. They'll help with anything you want but they won't pester you with things you don't. As 'regulars' (their term) we don't have to pay a deposit or even give a credit card to guarantee the booking. The airport pick up is free if you stay two nights or more and it's always there. The setting is surprisingly quiet for Old Delhi, located down a narrow lane in the middle of the bicycle market. First timers may be a little freaked if they arrive late at night and find people sleeping on the street, but we've never felt anything but safe. From the roof terrace you can see the Red Fort, the Jain temple, the Jameh mosque and you're a 5-10 minute walk from the Metro. There are much cheaper places but this has the perfect balance of price and quality and at around £28 for the bigger, better rooms, including breakfast, there's no reason to grumble. We love it and we'll be back again and again.
"Good Option in Old Delhi"
10/16/14 Tejas11B Mumbai (Bombay), India
Pros: 1. Right in the heart of Old Delhi next to the Red Fort (Red Fort is at 5 mins walk) 2. Close by to the main market, gurudwara, chandani chowk 3. Lots of eating options close by – Parathe wali galli, Jalebiwala, etc 4. Metro station is 10 mins walk which keeps you well connected to various places 5. Free Wi-Fi in rooms as well (do not take corner rooms) 6. Room service was good. Overall Staff was supportive Cons: 1. Located in narrow lanes, there is some work going around at the main road which caused inconvenience to reach the hotel 2. Overall rooms were average. Cleanliness in the room, bathroom & toilet was ok 3. Hot Water was an issue in some rooms 4. Hotel does not have a restaurant and serves food in the room. Found the Food rates on the higher side which you can easily avoid with so many options available in the market
"Best bang for your buck"
If you are the least bit high maintenance, this hotel is not for you. However, if you are looking for a no-frills cheap hotel, walking distance to some famous sites (Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, etc), clean, with food that won't make you sick - this is the place for you. The staff are very responsive to email, and arranged my pick-up from the airport. I found the driver without any issues and had a pleasant ride to Old Delhi. As a female traveling solo for the first time to India, I was very apprehensive when my cab driver dropped me off in a derelict alleyway with a sad looking 'Hotel Tara Palace' sign. But when I walked in the door, the hotel smelled very nice and the staff was very friendly. My room/bathroom was clean, the AC worked, and the old t.v. got a surprising number of English-speaking channels, which I appreciated due to my insomnia from jet lag. Room service is available 24/7 and they brought me a delicious chicken fried rice (Indian-style) at 2AM. Bottles of water were 20 INR which is the same price you'll pay in a store. The next morning I went to book a day trip to Agra (Taj Mahal) with the booking agent right next door. I would recommend this company 100% because I had such a pleasant experience and did not feel that I was being hustled or ripped off at all (see my review on Holiday Tours and Travel).
"Great value for money"
10/07/14 juhosuom Oulu, Finland
I have stayed a few times in Tara Palace with my wife and we love the place. Staff is friendly and the food is really nice. Some people might find the busy old town too much of a shock, especially first time visiting India, but I highly recommend staying here. Both Jama Masjid and Red Fort are just a short walk away and walking the streets of the old town is an experience you won't forget. Don't be afraid of the crowds.
"An interesting base for Old Delhi"
09/10/14 kiwitreki Auckland, New Zealand
This is a quirky little hotel that is ideal for exploring Old Delhi and Chadni Chowk. Small and basic but we found it clean and the staff so friendly and helpful. Located down an alley near the cycle market it is hard to find and not your usual tourist accommodation. we loved the fact that we could step out of the hotel and immediately be amongst the people, the noise, the busyness, the colour that are India. We enjoyed the roof top in the evenings having a drink and watching the kite flying and the family on their roof next door playing cricket. The dining roof is very small and basic and both times we were the only guests using it. Food was fine. Recommend staying here for a unique experience.
"Love this hotel"
09/10/14 Anna N Perth, Australia
I have stayed at this hotel 4 times over the last 3 years and love it. The restaurant is great, cheap and delicious. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. I love the location in old Delhi but it's not for everyone. Its the only hotel that I will stay in Delhi. One very happy customer.
"Perfect location for exploring Old Delhi!"
08/09/14 Leesree_and_Subbi Perth, Australia
Date of Stay: 13 March - 15 March 2014 A bit about us: We are a 57 year old "Mum" and 34 year old "Daughter" who regularly travel together. This was our first visit to India - a whirlwind four week trip taking in Delhi, Rajasthan, Agra, Varanasi and Kolkata. We did a LOT of research both online and via guidebooks, arranging and booking the whole trip ourselves, from flights to trains to hotels to car hire! Our travels would put us in Delhi both at the start and at the end of our tour through Rajasthan. We had worked out the sights we wanted to see whilst in Delhi and determined they really fit in to two distinct zones - Old Delhi, and the area south of the New Delhi station. To minimise our need for transport, and to maximise our sightseeing, we decided to split our time, starting with 2 days sightseeing in Old Delhi - we wanted a reasonably priced, clean hotel close to the “important” sights of Old Delhi. Our Experience: We booked a Super Deluxe room online via the Agoda website, with the price inclusive of breakfast and free airport pickup (available from the International Airport only). The Agoda website indicated that the Super Deluxe room was available with 2 single beds / 1 double bed / 3 single beds / 1 king bed with the room type to be requested as part of the booking - being a Mum and Daughter travelling together, we requested 2 single beds. We arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport via Indigo Airlines from Bangkok just after 3:30pm where we were met by a driver holding our names (we had quite honestly forgotten we had provided flight details and had not expected the pick-up, so had already purchased our prepaid taxi coupon - on the urging of our driver we returned to the taxi counter and were readily given a full refund with a smile - only one of us was allowed in as you’re not generally allowed back in the terminal once you’ve exited, and a passport had to be left with the guards who did allow the entrance after much pleading and explaining). The journey to the Old Delhi started along wide, well kept roads. As we got closer to Old Delhi the quality and the width of the roads started to deteriorate, and the amount of traffic of all shapes and sizes increased! The last 3-4 kilometers of the trip took as long as the first 18km had taken. Once we had navigated the traffic, and passed by the congested markets on the streets around the hotel, we were dropped on the bustling street just near a sign proclaiming Hotel Tara Palace. The Hotel is down a very narrow alleyway, too narrow for vehicles, which is why we were not dropped at the door - we knew this from our research so it was no surprose! Being down this alley provided excellent insulation from the noise of Old Delhi which is a busy, bustling, frenetic place. A very short walk down the clean alley, and we were greeted by a the Hotel’s security guard who held open the door - something that was done every time we approached the hotel. The lobby area was clean, but quite small, with a couple of comfy chairs and a tv. The Hotel does not have in-room safes, however allows you to register your valuables and store them in the Hotel’s safe - the hotel was very careful to wrap and seal your monies in an envelope and copious amounts of tape, which you then had to sign all over to protect against the seal being broken (this is the same system we encountered all through our travels in Viet Nam a few years ago, and in Laos two years ago). All of the staff we dealt with at the Hotel were friendly and helpful. Smiles were readily available, from the Manager, to the staff manning the small restaurant, to the boys who cleaned the rooms! The hotel had a lift, something we were to discover on our travels was quite a luxury. It was a small lift, squishy with a couple of people and a couple of duffle suitcases, but certainly a great alternative to trying to lug your luggage up their very steep staircases! Up to our room, which was a good size with a tv, a couple of chairs, a low coffee table and a little desk. Our one disappointment was the room did not have twin beds, but a large king bed. We have to say we peeked in a few rooms as we passed by, and did not see any rooms with twin beds, so suspect it may be that these are not available (we can’t confirm this, as we said we didn’t see any rooms with twin beds, however it was certainly advertised on Agoda that the hotel had twin bedded rooms). As we were only staying a couple of nights, and otherwise were very pleased with the room, we decided not to worry about asking for the room to be changed. There were two blankets on the bed, which we separated out to try to have the semblance of space - the staff took note as the next day when the room was cleaned, instead of making the bed up as one, the two blankets were folded neatly separately, one for each of us. The bathroom was wet room style, quite large and very clean. We found the water pressure to be OK, and there was plenty of hot water. We don’t recall having to run the tap for ages to get hot water, we ran it for a bit, but that’s not an uncommon thing to have to do in even some of the more fancy hotels we’ve stayed in (staying on the 7th floor of a 4 star hotel on Batu Ferringhi in Malaysia meant no water pressure and having to run the tap for ages to get hot water). On our first night our first stop was off to the open roof top to check out the views we had read so much about. Fabulous! We could see the Red Fort, the Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, the Gauri Shankar Temple, the Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and the Jama Masjid. The hotel does have a little restaurant (the menu is vegetarian only, but plenty to choose from), a hotel room that has been converted in to a clean but bland restaurant with about 4 tables. On request the hotel will readily set up a table on the roof top and serve your meal there - we could not resist, so this is where we ate our first meal in India! For dinner we enjoyed (prices as at March 2014): Aloo Gobi Rp105 Vegetable Biryani Rp110 Dal Fry Rp85 Plain Parantha Rp35 Garlic Naan Rp50 We washed our meal down with a 650ml Tuborg Beer (Rp160 - A$2.90) and a Lassi (Rp55 - A$1). Beer is not listed on the menu, something we found very common throughout our time in India, and it will not be listed on your bill as “beer” either (we had various descriptions through our travels, our favourite being “big drink”). We understand this to be something to do with liquor licensing regulations. Though not on the menu you could certainly order at the hotel - if ordering through rooms service it will come to you in its own little “beer-cosy” to disguise what is being carried on the tray. That dinner was simply the best start to our India trip - sitting on a rooftop with great food (we’ll note we did have far too much food, eyes definitely bigger than our stomachs, and we warn that the little bowls are deceptively big when it comes to serving) and great views. Breakfast was served in the bland restaurant. There was a set menu included in your room price, plus if you wished you could also order from the a-la-carte menu. The set menu included both Indian and Western options - as we were in India, we chose Indian. Our first morning included Aloo Parantha for one, and Indian fried bread with potato curry for the other (day two we both had the bread with curry as it was yum!). The location: The hotels address is 419 Esplanade Road, Cycle Market Opposite Red Fort, so is in the market area. The entrance to the alleyway is decorated with an amazing tangle of electrical wires and a rather faded sign for Hotel Tara Palace - yes, it looks a bit scruffy (and perhaps scary - well, to our family in Australia to whom we showed pics found online, but not to we intrepid adventurers) but it is quite okay! The sights we could see from the roof top are very close so the only transport you need is your feet! The amazing, bustling Chadni Chowk area is seconds away. Some people may say that the area is very dirty - yes, when we arrived it certainly was, BUT, when we headed out early the next morning all the mess had been cleaned up and the day starts all afresh. The rubbish off the streets was collected and deposited in to a rubbish sorting building (a building with 3 walls and a roof not far from the hotel, inside which you’ll see piles of rubbish with people going through and sorting it - taking out recyclables etc). Old Delhi is amazing. We had read in one of our guidebooks that the only place you should not choose to visit on your first day in India / New Delhi is Old Delhi as it is too much, too overwhelming… It is noisy, smelly (some bad and some, like at the spice market, superb), it’s dirty (sometimes!), and busy, and crazy, and we loved it and could not think of a better place in which to start our India experience!!! Hotel Tara Palace is in the perfect place to be able to step out and enjoy it all. If we are lucky enough to visit Old Delhi again, we would not hesitate to stay at the Hotel Tara Palace.
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