HOTEL GODWIN:
  Delhi, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (211 reviews, 4/5)

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  • 4/5 (Based on 211 reviews)

Grand Godwin was perfect for us.The rooms were clean,hot shower,breakfast and rooftop restaurant.The stuff was friendly and helpful.The hotel was 5 minutes walk from New Delhi station.The area is not great,but you don't feel afraid or something negative.It was our first time in Delhi and if we come back, we will stay for sure at Godwin again.

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  By stephygeo on Nov 11, 2011

The people at the grand Godwin were not only very professional but more importantly they were able to show me a strong caring human dimension when I needed their support. The staff went out of their way to help me when I needed medical help and they followed up with me as I recovered in hospital. These people were my friends indeed when I was in need. Thank you to you all.
I hope that one day before too long I can return and see you again and enjoy a really good time there in Delhi.
kind regards,
Jeremy Bond - e-mail: [email protected]

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  By Jeremy B on Sep 09, 2011

The Hotel Grand Godwin is a very nice comfortable hotel in the middle of Pahar Ganj and near the New Delhi Railway Station. Great rooms, very high standard, well equipped! The management and the staff are well organized, they care for everything, they are friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the rooftop restaurant is rich and varied, `lecker` as well as dinner!! I can highly recommend it!

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  By juttami on Sep 09, 2011

This is one the best Budget Hotel in New Delhi. I am very satisfied with everything except sometimes the staff are annoying. But nevertheless it is one of the best Hotel in New Delhi!!! I recommend it to everybody who are in Delhi either for business or pleasure!!! THis is my third time being there and I will be coming again in a week!!!

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  By Manishtha... on Aug 08, 2011

“EXCELLENT HOTEL & TRAVEL AGENCY”
I stayed twice at Grand Godwin: Beginning of June (one night) and beginning of July 2011 (4 nights). The service is 5 stars by the highest standards. Rooms are spotlessly clean. Everything works very well in this hotel and they pay attention to every detail to be sure customers are happy. The air conditioning was perfect on very hot days. One piece of advice: if you book your arrival airport transfer with the hotel, double check with them a couple of days before you arrive, to be sure they have everything in place as you need.
On my second stay in Delhi I booked my travelling arrangements with “Grand Holidays Travels”. The agency services were excellent. I booked my traveling with Amar one of the Travel Manager and everything was implemented exactly as we agreed. Apar, another manager, checked on me to be sure everything is going well and that I am satisfied with their services. My driver, kapoor was excellent. Extremely reliable, very prompt and very hard working and dedicated. It was horribly hot and humid outside, but due to their excellent service we were able to visit many things in only 4 days: Agra with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort , Fatehpur Sikri, Old Delhi (one day), Palaces in Jaipur + Elefant ride (one day), New Delhi (one day). The air conditioning in the car was excellent and a true life saver. I am sure without making the arrangements with this traveling agency I would not have been able to visit much of this beautiful area, probably being stuck in my air conditioned hotel room, due to the horrible heat outside. I am grateful to my driver and the other people at the Travel Agency for the excellent job they did.

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  By JKVT_11 on Aug 08, 2011

I went to Delhi without a concrete time table of what im going to do each day, Saw the reviews in tripadvisor and called up the hotel to block my room, I was given a free ride to the hotel from the airport, the driver himself was very informative & helpful, he gave us lot of tips on where to go n what to do! the hotel manager Gautham was very polite, helpful & kind to guide us on what to do, how to travel, he gave us lot of tips on hindi and safety measures while vising the important busy markets. The support staff and room boy gave us a very warn room service, we didnt have any problem with a good sound sleep, timely wake up calls & arrangement of transport. I wanted to visit the taj mahal & the manager helped me to get my train tickets booked to agra & also helped to arrange a full day personalized guide to help us around agra with a rented car for a very nominal price..I strongly recommend to Grand Godwin to anyone who wishes to explore delhi with little or no knowledge about the places to visit n shop. The hotel is located 10mins walking distance from the railway station.karol bagh & cannought place is just a 10mins drive in an auto.

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  By Ramasamy... on Aug 08, 2011

Everything about this hotel was great!

I loved the room, furniture, flat TV with plenty of English channels, A/C was adjustable and very quite, hot water was running, the soap and shampoo provided, towels, sleepers (!), cleaning services.... just great!

Another plus- ROOFTOP RESTAURANT - the meals were delicious! The Breakfast with a live omelet station and 5-7 types of other dishes was amazing! Kingfisher beer - 110 Rps (compare to other restaurant price of 200 Rps).

One complaint- the Internet was not working during my three days stay (it was VERY slow). The receptionist said that they were having a problem with a server. Kinda, it is not their fault :) But even without the Internet, I would stay again here.

This is a great place! Don't waste your time- book it.

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  By 69w on Aug 08, 2011

I booked two rooms for my family of five with their complimentary pick up service from the train station which was a very good idea because we were met by some young chaps telling us that the Hotel was closed down and they could arrange a better accommodation for us at a good price. But, we kept in touch with their rep who guide us over phone and met us at the exit gate of the train station.
The hotel is situated in a busy area, but once we were in we found the hotel to be quiet from inside with the very effective air-conditioning in the lobby. We were given rooms next to each other with one extra bed . The beds are big and with very comfortable mattresses and new linen. We requested them to serve us breakfast in our rooms to which they happily agreed. The b/fast was full of variety of juices, porridge, boiled eggs, fruits , cornflakes etc...
The hotel has wi-fi internet that works fast and print outs can also be taken if required.
It is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for something near the train station and downtown area.

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  By PattyPatr... on May 05, 2011

I used this hotel on my two different visits in New Delhi and every time I found the services at par without any compromises. The hotel remains open 24 hrs which is a sign that they are aware and prepared to attend the guests arriving in the dead hours, not only that their all the departments operate round the clock. I did not know that they offered pick up service from the airport also until a couple arrived by the hotel taxi and were happy they availed it. I ordered some snacks item that night and the service was pretty quick and the items I ordered were fresh and of good quality. I did not get a sound sleep because of the street facing room and the jet leg after a long flight. But the hotel upgraded my room without any extra charges the next day and gave me a quieter room which was a bonus for me.
I saw quite a lot of overseas guests in this hotel that made me feel more comfortable. The hotel service is of high standards and so is the cleanliness. I saw their cleaners constantly cleaning the walls and floors.
I am sure to make this place my permanent address in Delhi as I will be travelling there more frequently.

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  By christooc... on May 05, 2011

Although I booked my room at the Grand Godwin through MakeMyTrip.com, I was given a free upgrade to the Grand Godwin Deluxe, which is next door to the Grand Godwin. The room was SPECTACULAR. Electrically controlled drapes, luxury shower, big screen TV. The restaurant offered delicious food at a very reasonable price. The travel desk was very helpful and took good care of me. The Internet was not free, but it was extremely inexpensive (Rs.200 per day) and worked well. I highly recommend this hotel.

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  By JMRaisin on Feb 02, 2011

Easy to find from train station or airport. location right in the heart of it. So clean i could not believe i was in Delhi. Value for money.would recomend to friends , family and anyone else.

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  By Mediaz on Jan 01, 2011

The staff at this hotel were unbelievably accommodating and nice. They went out of their way to help us, called us by name, and were incredibly nice. I had forgotten my Lonely Planet book so the hotel manager let me borrow his so I wouldn't have to buy a new one. The free airport shuttle was also a huge plus.

The area around the hotel isn't particularly nice, but it isn't bad. The hotel itself is really well maintained and quite pretty on the inside. The rooms were inexpensive, which was a huge plus. Just ask for a room not on the first floor because it can be a bit loud.

Overall, the best hotel we stayed at our entire trip.

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  By SariPoage on Jan 01, 2011

I've been travelling to India for the last 25 years and this is my favourite hotel. the desk staff are really excellent and treat their employees with respect and courtesy. Great rooms, great price (including free airport pickup), and just a stone's throw away from the New Delhi train station. I will always stay here and encourage you to do so as well

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  By MisterMog... on Dec 12, 2010

I wanted a nice place to stay that wasn't too expensive for when I first got to India, and the Grand Godwin was perfect. I paid Rs 2200 a night, which is more than double what I paid in other, smaller cities later on, but Delhi's in it's own price bracket. My room's double pane windows did an amazing job blocking the street noise. Arakashan Road is also much nicer than Main Bazaar (still busy and crowded and noisy though). At the end of my trip I also stayed and the Godwin Delux nextdoor, and it was even nicer, but more expensive, too.

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  By RoperT on Dec 12, 2010

A very nice decorate hotel in Paraganj! They have a nice roof terasse with a buffet breakfast and eggs the style you want. If it's on your budget, just go! I really like the ambiance and the food was good, good diner menu, with wine.

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  By Jeevan38 on Nov 11, 2010

I stayed there for 3 nights at the end of my trip to India. The hotel is a bit pricy, but in return you get a clean and spacious room with a king-size bed, flat screen tv, clean bathroom. It is located 5 walking minutes from New Delhi railway station. Breakfast is included in the room rate. I payed 2500 rps/night.

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  By Kugelblit... on Nov 11, 2010

We found this hotel by chance in central Delhi, a shining light in a not so shiny street !!!!Received a very good welcome and were offered ice cold water on arrival.The hotel is clean ,with attentive friendly staff. However do watch out for the in -situ travel agent who will in typical Indian sales rep style manage to conveniently forget to be truthful about other methods of reaching your next destination other than via his grossly overpriced taxi!!! This did not put us off this lovely hotel which was in the process of being refurbished and linked to it's sister hotel ..we have not revisited Delhi and so cannot comment on the changes.

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  By BODLEY_10 on Oct 10, 2010

I arrived in Delhi with no onward travel plans sorted. The travel desk at the Godwin were able to sort me out a wonderful car and driver and I was able to explore Rajasthan and make the most of my holiday

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  By Gilsb on Jun 06, 2010

The management really do their best to understand their guests needs,and do their utmost to deliver

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  By birdy47 on Mar 03, 2010

Once a year travelling in India last three years, for me there is no better place to stay in and enjoy Dehli more comfortable than in Hotel Grand Godwin.
A most friendly, competent staff, an excellent and professional service, great, beautiful rooms, especially Pharos and Victoria Suite, as well as delicious food of roof top restaurant and situated in a perfect place close to shopping centers and railwaystation , Hotel Grand Godwin is for me a perfect place to start and to finish my journey to India. and to spend some days there in Dehli.
Also my two sightseeing tours for three weeks and 12 days by car ,which i also booked at the travelagencyservice of the hotel there were totally amazing and i can recommend absolutely.Last but not least the transfer from and to Indira Ghandi National Airport booked also in the hotel always was perfect and absolutely reliable, so that of course next october there is only one hotel to stay possible for me : Hotel Grand Godwin.

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  By irisBavar... on Mar 03, 2010

I am coming at least every year in Delhi, usually with small group or alone, and I always come to GRAND GODWYN HOTEL to stay. I am totally satisfy of all service staff as well at the room service than at the roof top restaurant, including the very nice reception I always enjoy each time I am coming. The only point I wish to note as something to get better is that the hotel should be a non-smoking area because the smell of cigarettes I don't appreciate even in my personal room. By the way, I recommand strongly this hotel and for myself, I will continue to come there in all my next trips in Delhi, where I am always very happy to stay.

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  By FERBUSQUE... on Mar 03, 2010

I've stayed at Hotel Grand Godwin 5 times over the past 8 years.
Frankly, I am not sure how people can look outside the walls of Hotel Grand Godwin and make some of the comments that are posted on this website. Each time I stay, I am more than thankful for the roof over my head, the food in my mouth, and the services rendered.
Being able to stand in the lobby and look through a glass wall at the beautiful Indian culture is absolutely amazing.
Spiral staircase in the center of the hotel is architecturally stunning.
Staff completely accomodating, from entrance to exit, even helping make contacts in Delhi for the creation of my wife's wedding dress--which was stunning.
The breakfast, our actual choices: eggs any style made fresh, toast, juice, fruits, cereal, porridge, Indian breakfast (better than what is offered in most American hotels).
Rooms were clean.
Any need, request brought to the attention of staff was dealt with promptly.
We will stay here again on our next visit, and are happy to be treated as friends by the staff.

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  By srvAlaska on Mar 03, 2010

reasonable price, delux room about 2300 rupee including tax, provide complimentary airport pick up and breakfast. The room was big and clean. Hot shower was working... The rooftop breakfast was great!

highly recommend

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  By Ursulaliu on Feb 02, 2010

We stayed for two nights having made reservations through the hotel's website. Hotel is clean and beautiful. Staff is very polite and attentive to your needs. Hotel reimbursed in cash the amount I overplayed. On two occasions we needed transportation - the transportation desk provided a car with driver exactly as requested. We stayed in deluxe room on the second floor - room was beautiful, clean well decorated and furnished. Nice TV, A/C effective and quiet. Breakfast was included and served on roof top. Food was tasty and staff most helpful. I sincerely recommend this hotel.

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  By Taruand on Feb 02, 2010

I am sitting in the lobby of the grandgodwin right now. We were picked up at the airport despite the fact that our flight was delayed, everthing worked out just fine. Room is very comfortable and nice, breakfast is great.

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  By RemyV on Feb 02, 2010

This was our first time in India but we had travelled in Thailand, Morocco, and did a resort in Mexico. We loved our room as there was continuous hot water rather than a "geyser" which we had in other hotels. It was also very cold out so we appreciated having heat. The hotel was very clean. They were constantly scrubbing the tile floors, and there was a remarkable spiral staircase leading to a restaurant on the roof. We ate breakfast (which changed daily) and dinner (Great Tandoori chicken) and they served Indian wine, a drinkable table wine. The staff couldn't have been nicer. They got us a driver, Puran, a Nepali who spoke great English, who gave us a car tour to Agra and Jaipur where we stayed overnight. I suppose one could get a less expensive tour but we felt really safe and the fog was so bad that most planes and trains were cancelled or severely delayed. It takes a long time to get anywhere in India. The hotel was "excellent" for us but others (who are more travelled and perhaps more picky) might misunderstand this rating. It isn't the Meridien or the Imperial. Hotel Grand Godwin is safe, clean, friendly, and comfortable, more than I could say for Delhi in general.

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  By CravenMaC... on Feb 02, 2010

Okay, so the hotel lacks a little character, but it is extremely clean and well equipped. However, the overall package is what impresses me the most. The staff are attentive and courteous, and when I had a problem with a scammer who stole my money (a crook that sold dodgy airline tickets) they went out of their way to help me. The General Manager is a saint and even when dealing with this from the UK, he is always there to answer questions and he truly has been doing all he can to help me in this situation. They seem to really care about what tourists think of their country, and have been quite disgusted by the behaviour of this individual. I really cannot speak more highly about this place, and will always recommend it. In an expensive city like Delhi, it also very good value, too.

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  By GregfromL... on Apr 04, 2009

My partner and I stayed at Hotel Grand Godwin just a few nights ago during a holiday in India. The hotel was lovely, very grand and beautifully decorated. We opted for the deluxe (rather than semi-deluxe room) for 2400 rps a night including tax and breakfast. Our room was great - clean, comfortable and cooled with a vert quiet AC system.
The staff were friendly and efficient, booking an airport taxi for us and arranging for breakfast in our room at 4:30 am before our flight! Although the hotel says the breakfast is 'continental' it included much more than croissants and coffee. They had cereal, fruit, an egg station as well as a full range of Indian dishes. At 9:30am, when my partner and I hadn't shown up for breakfast yet, a member of staff came to our room to check we were okay! We had one evening there meal which was also good, a little pricey compared to elsewhere, but tasty. The hotel's location is fab, on a busy street in Parhaganj, about a 3-4 minute walk from the train station and from the main bazaar street. As with most Delhi hotels, it wasn't quiet at night - you could hear people out on the street outside, but it wasn't so bad that you couldn't get to and stay asleep at night. Overall, very impressed.

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  By djstorey on Apr 04, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Grand Godwin at the beginning and end of a three week trip to India. We were really impressed with the hotel it was well located, the rooms were a good size and clean and the breakfast served at the roof top restaurant was particulary good. The hotel is a 10/15 min walk from the main bazar or a 20 rupee cycle rickshaw ride and a 10 mins walk from the train station, an auto rickshaw ride to Connaught Place is approx 50 rupees. We used the hotel taxi service to collect us and take us back to the airport and we found the staff really helpful.

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  By julesneil... on Mar 03, 2009

This place is a clean, friendly oasis from the teeming madness outside. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms and linens very clean. A 'super deluxe' was 2500Rs per night and I had a big room with tiled floor, TV, coffee making stuff and an ensuite. It was a bit noisy outside, but it did quieten down a bit at bed time, but this wasn't a huge problem once the ear plugs were in place... The breakfast buffet on the roof terrace was fine although I didn't sample the evening cuisine which was available. There was an internet connection available on the ground floor, a travel desk who organised a taxi for me at a reasonable cost and an exchange desk. The hotel is only a ten minute walk from Connaught Circus along a straight road under the flyover that carries DB Gupta Road and is also round the corner from the Main Bazaar with internet cafes, small shops and cheaper hotels and guest houses.

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  By buntythem... on Mar 03, 2009

Our time in Delhi would have been miserable if we had not stayed at the Grand Godwin hotel. Our room and the service were really good. The breakfast on the rooftop restauant was fantastic. No other hotel I've stayed at in India does breakfast like the Grand Godwin.

Our room was serviced daily and we also had a newspaper delivered every morning.

The travel desk was helpful and able to sort out travel to Agra and back. We opted to hire a driver for Agra and were really glad we did this. No hassle at a reasonable price. We also hired a driver for the day to take us to Delhi fort, the Crafts museum and Santushti shopping mall.

The hotel is at a good location. We were able to walk to Connaught Place to shop at Fabindia and the official Cottage Industries shop and beyond. You really didn't need a rickshaw or taxi for this. Just keep walking down the road!

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  By NiniBug on Jan 01, 2009

Great hotel to stay at, in the less touristy part of paharganj but does not suffer from it.
The roof top bar is good too.
Rooms clean, beds comfy.
Will be going back to this hotel when I return to delhi.

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  By grahamt19... on Dec 12, 2008

At last! a clean, well-maintained hotel in Delhi with reasonable rates. After 5 weeks of travelling through India, it was so comforting to find clean linen and a well-maintained hotel where everything actually works! The hotel is on a busy street close to New Delhi Railway Station, but the rooms are quiet. Booking was a breeze with the excellent website. I paid $35 for a single including breakfast. Strongly recommended.

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  By Doublefai... on May 05, 2008

We stayed at the Grand Godwin, not the Grand Godwin Deluxe.

This hotel is a great value. The hotel lobby is snazzy w/ marble and a glass elevator. The room (single, Deluxe) was on the smaller side but was clean and nice. The bathroom also was clean. It has fast internet in the lobby. The restaurant on the top floor surprised us because it had really wonderful food and I think we had our best meal of India there!

Altogether, a great value. I paid $42 for the night. It was very, very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this place to people who are looking for a good mid-range hotel.

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  By parfum on Apr 04, 2008

What a good stay. It is really difficult to find a well priced reasonable hotel in Delhi. 5 stars go for $400+ and all the rest just have very mixed reviews. Of all the hotels this looked like the best on trip advisorand was also mentioned in Lonley Planet.

They did not disapoint. The hotel cost $50 for two for the night, so brilliant value. The hotel was clean, very nicely appointed and service good. We were in room 309, a little noisy (but we slept fine) from the street, but we wanted to look out. Just ask for a room on the side if you need very quite sleeping time.

Great location, between new and Old Delhi, right next to Connaught Place and New Delhi station.

We also booked a driver for the day through the hotel and it was excellent value rs650 for the day, 8hrs or 80km.

Breakfast was fair with a nice selection was offered on the roof. (no views)

Bathrooms and shower all in one but worked well, and this seems to be common in India.

If you are looking for nice hotel and are not wanting to pay much this hotel will deliver far more than you expect.

Staff were friendly (except for reception).

Auto rickshaw to Connaught pace will be about rs100. I think this was too much but out off all the places in India you need to watch out in Delhi. Just set a price before you leave and if you are comfortable with it, it may not be worth the argument for an extra few cents off when you convert back.

Much better than I expected

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  By Monkeyc on Jan 01, 2008

Review prepared by two senior citizen couples that have traveled extensively in the far east and limited their hotel cost to between $20 and $40 US per room per night. Stayed in this hotel on two occasions for one night each at a cost of $42 per night per room including breakfast. Found hotel to be excellent. Rooms were clean, of sufficient size, central air conditioning and heat, central hot water, and met all our expectations of a hotel in the city. Bathroom was fully adequate. Breakfast buffet on roof was adequate but not extraordinary. Hotel personnel were friendly, courteous and very professional. Hotel is located near New Delhi train station on a street that has an estimated 30 hotels. The Grand Godwin appeared to be the one of the newest and best. Ten minute taxi from Connaught Plaza. Recommend hotel highly and will stay there on next trip to Delhi. Hotel has own website and recommend booking directly through it.

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  By Dozer on Mar 03, 2007

Das Hotel Grand Godwin liegt sehr zentral inmitten des Viertels Pahar Ganj und nahe der New Delhi Railway Station an einer Straße mit sehr vielen weiteren Hotels. Eine große Wendeltreppe, sauberer Marmorboden, große Zimmer, alles sehr gepflegt: klasse! Es ist ausgesprochen gut geführt, das Management kümmert sich um alles, das Personal ist sehr freundlich und kompetent. Die Zimmer sind sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet, das Dachrestaurant bietet ein sehr umfangreiches leckeres Frühstück und Abendessen. Insgesamt: Ein tolles Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, sehr zu empfehlen!

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  By on Sep 09, 2011

Rapporto qualità prezzo eccezionale, vale 4 stelle.
Il ristorante è ottimo.

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  By on Aug 08, 2011

the hotel was very nice the rooms are spacious and clean. the shower was ok but the tv did not work well. food was good and service in the hotel was good however do not book trips from here they are overpriced and not up to standard. we went on a 23 day trip from delhi to mandawa( brilliant) to bikaner etc through to varanassi and back to delhi. while most of the hotels were lovely and service good. we had problems in a horrible hotel in varanassi where the guide and cleanliness were awfull, also in rathembore we were forced to sit a safari in torrential rain in a open top bus and not offered a rescedule or refund for any of these. when back at the hotel they were uninterested in refunding anything or offering us anthing to appologise. the driver also would not get up early enough making us late for camel safaris and other things, he also repeatedly tried to take us to overpriced jewellers and tour offices where they lied and got very rude when we told them we did not want there services. for such a 'grand tour' you expect better service and value for your money. oh and dont expect airport pickup they will not turn up!

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  By missame on Oct 10, 2011

We really didn't know what to expect when we arrived here but we were nicely surprised by how polished and clean it was and the service was friendly and helpful. We arrived early with them having picked us up from the airport, but that wasn't a problem for a couple of pounds we were able to check in straight away and go to our room for well needed sleep... With complimentary water and tea.

We were also given complimentary use of wifi.

We left after 2 nights to go to Agra and had already booked another hotel on the same road for one night back in Delhi, we wish we had stayed here again.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone as good value, clean and safe and friendly.

Thanks for making our short stay a nice one.

Ian and Claire from Tunbridge Wells, Uk.

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  By IanAndCla... on Oct 10, 2011

Clean room, hot shower, nice restaurant, near New Delhi Station and kind staff! When my condition was bad, staff was kind to me. We could have good stay in New Delhi with this hotel.

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  By Sagesse_b... on Sep 09, 2011

Stayed at the Hoki piorko first time in delhi and although a little dearer, Godwin is well worth the money. spacious clean rooms with good bath, ac, tele, windows and just a better location than the busy grand bazaar Rd. Professional staff!, but be careful of the tours as they are very dear. Breakfast was probably the best we had in India.

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  By peter d on Sep 09, 2011

Clean, bright, modern hotel in the middle of the busy area around New Delhi Train Station. Very helpful staff, good restaurant on premise, lively neighborhood, all at a good price.

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  By Reggie J on Aug 08, 2011

This hotel is excellent in terms of amenities , staff as well as location. The area is not so excellent however due to its location ( very close to New Delhi railway, pragati maidan ( exhibition centre) and airport express it becomes a convineint place to stay. Hotel amenities are excellent and staff is cordial.
Parag

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  By Parag456 on Jul 07, 2011

The hotel was nice. The staff was helpful and the travel desk as well. We stayed there for two nights, and can't complain. The restaurant was also good and quite cheap. I could say that i would come back, but that isn't the case because New Delhi wasn't our cup of tea. That fact has nothing to do with the hotel, which provided what we expected and not much more that that.

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  By gosenturk on Jul 07, 2011

Hi, I am the regular visitor of this hotel either for personal or official trips to delhi.Rooms are beautifully designed and very comfortable. Service is perfect.Food delicious.Morning breakfast too healthy. 100% accurate use of money, when I stay in this hotel. I would recommend my overseas and Indian Customers to come and stay in the Hotel and remember their trip to India for throughout their life.

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  By maninder6... on Jul 07, 2011

I stayed there from 20 th of june till 25 , I was a solo Traveler and it was kinda nice,the best part was the airport pickup which by the way was free and they only charged me for the parking like 100 rps , the location of the hotel was not that good ,but the hotel itself could cover that well enough,it was clean but not very clean it had TV,complimantry breakfast at the resturant ,wifi internet wasnt free but cheap and almost fine the staffs were friendly ,the only problem was that I never could use the phone from my room calling international destinations and it didnt work at all,try to use voip calls by internet cuz international call service was not good at all and it was expensive

I do recommend this hotel to every type of travellers

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  By Culture_e... on Jun 06, 2011

Hi sorry i meant to provide a review a long time ago. I stayed at the Grand Godwin (not the new one) for over a week i think all up during September and November 2010 while i visited northern India. On arriving in India i had a pre-trip booked hotel in Karol Barg which was not the best experience and so went looking for a hotel in or around Paharganj. Well luck was on my side when i found the Grand Godwin. The Hotel is walking distance to the New Delhi railway station and Connaught Place, great design with a cool glass elevator, the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, on one occasion i was upgraded to what i would consider the best suite which i appreciated (thanks). The rooms were clean and the aircon worked well which given the weather was a relief. The restaurant on the roof was a nice place to sit eat and watch the kites or fireworks. I cant wait to get back to Delhi and i know where i'll be staying and recommending to friends in Australia.

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  By Pickled2 on Jun 06, 2011

This is definitely an ideal place to stay in central Delhi. it is situated at a walking distance to the main train station and the downtown area. We were backpacking and so we chose this hotel mainly because of its location being close to the train station . We also saw quite a few business travelers in the hotel. The hotel has 24 hrs security at the entrance and a bell boy who helped us with our luggage. The services we availed from the hotel were very efficiently provided at a reasonable price. The hotel runs a travel desk which was very helpful in arranging transportation to visit the city.
It is a clean and absolutely safe hotel to stay in specially if you are travelling with young children.

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  By crackingt... on Jun 06, 2011

We stayed in this Hotel in the first week of this month (beginning of our India Tour) for three nights. The first two nights we were in their Hotel Grand Godwin and the third night we were upgraded to their new Hotel Godwin Deluxe, adjoining Hotel Grand Godwin.
The rooms of Hotel Grand Godwin and definitely worth the price we paid, comfy beds, good shower and polite staff. The room price included complimentary buffet b/fast and pick up from the airport. We were not sure if it would work but it did even though our flight was little late and customs took bit long.
Talking about their new Hotel Godwin Deluxe, I would say it matches the standards of any five star hotel in India, It's just the street that is noisy and busy at all times. getting upgraded to Hotel Godwin Deluxe was a treat for us. The rooms have wooden flooring, big flat televisions touch panel switches for everything, rain shower and snazzy lobby.
They offer taxi service round the clock which is very convenient for people leaving for early morning trains .
The little issue was over their room service , we had to ask several times for fresh towels and toilet paper.
We shall be returning back to Delhi for our international flight and we have already made up our minds to stay in one of their two hotels.

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  By CharlieIn... on May 05, 2011

I have stayed in this hotel quite a few times and every time I have got excellent value for money service. The rooms are neat and clean and ensure a relaxing environment after a days long work. The staff is helpful and courteous. The menu offered by restaurant, although limited, is homely and for a traveler ensures health safety.
Do give a try to this hotel in your next trip to Delhi.

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  By karnikman... on May 05, 2011

This hotel is recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide book and that is how we picked it up for your two nights stay in Delhi. The airport pick up service (complimentary) worked very well when we arrived late at night. The hotel is a great place to stay in if you are new in the city, It provides you complete information about the hotel services at the time of your check in. The room price comes with complimentary breakfast which is set up on their roof top. the breakfast is very good with a variety of dishes and choice of egg items.
The rooms are comfortable with good sheets and soft pillows. The shower is with hot water . The staff is well trained and is able to understand basic english language which was a good help . They also offered us laundry service and made sure that our beds were neatly made and fresh towels were provided daily.
We also used their travel desk for money change and got good exchange rate from them. we were also given a free copy of Delhi map with lot of information on travel to various destinations. You ask them about any city in India , they can arrange transportation for you to get there with local information about it.
The staff is ver well mannered which throws an impression of how professionally this place is run.
We will definitely use it again in future

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  By Mamamaria... on May 05, 2011

This hotel is well located.
For the price we felt it was confortable.
The breakfast is included and very good.
The restaurant offers a great variety and the food is excellent.
We really liked this hotel.

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  By EvelyneL on Apr 04, 2011

Good central location not far from New Delhi railway station. Rooms at a higher standard than other offerings in the area, but more expensive as a result. Probably worth it. The staff were helpful and professional. They were very obliging with rearranging one of our bookings. We also received free room upgrades on two nights, which was unexpected and pleasant. On the one night we stayed in the cheaper room the sheets didn't seem too clean, but they were immediately changed upon complaint to reception. Food in the restaurant was tasty and reasonably priced.
Overall, a positive experience.

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  By Stazzas on Mar 03, 2011

The Grand Godwin Hotel is located on a busy street in the heart of New Delhi, so if you want to see the hustle and bustle of a major city then this a good place to stay.

A 5 minute walk from the train station it is really handy location. The street itself is very lively, but the rooms are still surprisingly quiet.

The breakfast which was included was a great buffet type service, and i would recommend the chef's special spicy eggs to set you off to a great start for the day.

Staff are very professional and helpful and the room was clean with a nice large bathroom.

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  By charmypan... on Mar 03, 2011

This hotel is superbly located being just a 2 minute walk from New Delhi train station and a 15 minute walk from Connaught Place. The staff are helpful and the rooms are clean. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival which was an added bonus. They offer a pickup from the airport which is only marginally more expensive than a pre-paid taxi and I would thoroughly recommend it as our taxi driver did try to scam us by saying he couldn't get to the hotel which led to a lot of inconvenience and he only eventually agreed to take us there when we asked to be taken back to the airport and told him, in no uncertain terms, that we would report him. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

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  By po1011 on Feb 02, 2011

Our first few days in India were spent staying here. Would definitely recommend it.
The location is fantastic, just a few minutes walk from the railway station.
Given the craziness around the hotel is surprisingly quiet and relaxed.
Rooms are clean and comfortable.

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  By eaidoo on Feb 02, 2011

The service at Grand Godwin is without a doubt the best I have received while in India. The staff at the front desk are always friendly and offer great advice.

My friends and I had checked out at 12pm and our train was repeatedly delayed until around 11pm. The staff led us to the lobby of Grand Godwin Deluxe (next door) where we were provided with complimentary tea and coffee and a comfy place to rest.

The location is good - walking distance to New Delhi railway station and a short rickshaw ride from Connaught Place.

The room itself was pretty good. The drains in the bathroom smelled quite a lot at times, but the shower was hot and powerful.

The best part about this hotel is the 24 hour restaurant - fantastic complimentary breakfast and delicious a la carte menu, with staff who offer service one would only expect of a 5 star hotel. Amazing!

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  By Simhini on Feb 02, 2011

After a stressful first week in India we checked into the Grand Godwin. It was an amazing surprise, glass walled reception, modern furniture and friendly staff. It is by far the best value I have seen in a hotel in India yet. The room comes with small plasma tv, queen size bed (with sheets that you actually feel comfortable sleeping in), wi-fi and computers, complimentary buffet breakfast, clean bathroom and plenty of space.

We are extremely careful with our food and thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals pn their rooftop restaurant. Any call to reception is answered and they will happily come to your room to help with any issues. Laundry is also returned on the same day it is sent. My one complaint would be that the doona cover had not been changed upon one of our stays there but it was replaced promptly. One day we had a delayed train and they served us complimentary tea and coffee for hours until we left.

Overall, a great place for your money. It is a haven from the busy streets of Delhi and is our Indian home away from home. Great location too.

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  By mellow382 on Feb 02, 2011

My fiance and I stayed the Grand Godwin Deluxe for one night. With the exception of the man working at the reception desk all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. It had a cute rooftop restaurant where we ate decent meals at very reasonable prices. They also have a travel desk to help arrange transportation and currency exchange. We were overcharged for the airport pick up and they helped us to arrange a car from Jaipur to Agra for RS 5800 but probably should have only cost Rs 4500. I would definately stay here again. It was a pleasant place to stay for the beginning of our trip.

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  By taiwantra... on Feb 02, 2011

Grand Godwin was very nice hotel , well located in the Pahar Ganj aera, in walking distance of te New Delhi Railwaystation. They offered us free pick-up service from the airport and an half day sightseeing tour in a private car with driver for free. Staff is very friendly. Food and kitchen were average.

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  By boogschut... on Jan 01, 2011

after having another hotel booked upfront where they refused us with comment "no booking" we have found this hotel early morning. Receptionist offered us complimentary breakfast and very very nice and clean room. We stayed there 4 nights and definitely enjoyed. Close to Main Bazaar and Railways station with easy access to old Delhi I surely recommend. Roof top restaurant also reasonable.

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  By MichalBuc... on Jan 01, 2011

this is very good hotel . centerlly located close to railway station and new delhi metro complintery continental breakfast served every morning rooms are very clean and tidy ,room service is available , if you plan to go to new delhi india this is the place you want to stay by the way in the bottom of the goodwin hotel there is little shop which sales phones sims card he is great guy if you need phone sims card and activation go to him he is very helpful guy his name is Rajesh Kumar

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  By altruisti... on Dec 12, 2010

I've stayed at this hotel multiple times between 2004 and 2009 and I've stayed in single room, double room, three bedroom too. The staff, especially at the reception are not friendly. Its not the best location in Delhi to be staying at. If you can ignore these two issues, I'm sure that you'll be comfortable here. Though you can't be guaranteed a room availability here if you have not pre-booked. I've heard from friends that its not always a clean room, but luckily I've had a clean room and bathroom on every single visit here. I've never gone to the restaurant and never really ordered a proper lunch/dinner except a few snacks, so I don't know how they are. But otherwise its been a good stay here all these years and I would be going back to this hotel whenever I'm in Delhi.

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  By iPilot777 on Nov 11, 2010

Splurged a bit because we wanted a comfy bed and pillow and really enjoyed the Godwin for a 2-night Diwali and Agra visit. While I agree with other reviews it was a bit spendy, we got comfort in return. 200 Rs awesome wifi a day. Food was decent and breakfast included, and they made sure to have it delivered for our early mornings. They quickly responded via phone to any questions; the only problem was our taxi we had to get to Agra through their tourist desk. We weren't sure if they forgot to book or what the problem was, but our driver was an hour late and then tried to take us to a breakfast place on the way out, gas, etc... not what you want on a 3.5 hour journey!

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  By wandersmu... on Nov 11, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for two weeks during the Commonwealth Games. The location is great - a few minutes walk from the New Delhi Railway Station and the Metro, as well as Main Bazaar with all its shops. It's about half an hour's walk from Connaught Place with all its flash restaurants and bars.
The room was comfortable, the air conditioning worked well, the cable TV worked well, the wifi was quick and reliable, although expensive compared to other hotels (INR200 for 24 hours access).
The rooftop restaurant was great. There was a wide variety of food available and the waiters were happy to explain all the different dishes. Just one waiter was pushy and kept saying that 'foreigners like Butter Chicken', and when I replied that I was indeed foreign but did not like Butter Chicken, he tried to insist that I have the Continental Chicken instead. As just as firmly refused and he gave in, but this behaviour was the exception. The other wairters were helpful and friendly. There is a wide selection of food for breakfast and omelettes are made fresh to order.
Room service was outstanding. I would often come back from watching a Commonwealth Games event at 10 or 11pm, then call room service for a snack and a beer. It was always quick, fresh, tasty and just what I wanted.
The only downside during my visit was the state of the bathroom. Water leaked into it from the room above (I assume) and several times I ran out of toilet paper and soap, and had to ring housekeeping for more. It didn't seem to be replaced routinely when the cleaning was done. The towells always looked grubby.
The phone in the room didn't work and they sent a bellboy to try to fix it. When he couldn't fix it, he just gave me his own mobile phone and told me to use that for my call. An odd way of solving the problem, but it worked!
I thought it was good value, at INR1800 per night. I agree with previous reviewers that the 'travel desk' is hopeless - don't bother to use it. Laundry service was good, reliable and inexpensive. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers.

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  By Stourton1... on Nov 11, 2010

The room didn't quite match expectations after the lobby reception area, but was still ok given the price. Room was a good size and quiet, but the bathroom was shabby and needed a good clean.

Location was excellent for travellers, just 5mins walk from New Delhi train station and Main Bazaar. Lots of cheap eats in the area. Breakfast was included and was perfectly adequate.

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  By ginger_ch... on Oct 10, 2010

Very good location, about 300 metres from New Delhi Railway Station, close proximity to wholesale markets.

Well organsied hotel, clean and tidy, staff very cooperative and helpful. I stayed for 3 nights and the price is really good very much value for money.

A roof top restaurant with an AC room as well as open space for dining is good,

The room service is 24 hours, which is helpful and also I had to check out early in the morning at 0530 hours to board a train. The hotel made me sandwiches, I informed the reception the previous night

Overall a good hotel and excellent value for money

Selvakumar

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  By Selvakuma... on Aug 08, 2010

The Grand Godwin is very close to the New Delhi Train Station along with a 1000 other hotels. It's easy to be deceived by the outside looks of the building and neighborhood but don't be fooled, the Grand Godwin is a favorite among travelers for a reason. The rooms are well furnished, good sized and very private. The service is outstanding and the all you can eat buffet breakfast is a definite bonus. The only downside are the outrages taxi/auto/ and rickshaw rates charged by the locals. Ask the desk what a decent price should pay and have fun arguing.!

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  By VaranasiV... on Aug 08, 2010

We stayed there for 4 nights. 2 nights in the beginning of our trip and then we return for another two at the end. The hotel and the rooms were clean, the staff is very nice and helpful. I recommend the rooftop restaurant with very good food.

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  By zanucelbu... on Jul 07, 2010

I found this hotel while being very dissatisfied with my first hotel in Delhi, just around the corner. As soon as I walked in the doors I felt the cool, modern, and clean atmosphere. This little gem of a hotel is in the middle of Arakashan rd which is full of roaming locals and tourists alike, flashing bright signed hotels and honking cars and tuk-tuks (auto-rickshaws). It's a very short walk to the Train station in Pahar Ganj, and also near the Main Bazaar. It is a nice escape from the craziness outside.

At my time of travel the rupee was $1 CAD = 40 rs. I use rupees in my review based on this exchange.

Their rooms range from semi-deluxe, deluxe, super-deluxe, and I think there is even one better. I chose deluxe which was a bit more money (about 1800 rs for 1 person and 2100 rs for two people) but it afforded me the peace and quite of being on the side of the building near the back instead of near the front where you can hear the honking of the horns that start at 7am. I could still hear a bit of honking from my room but it was barely noticeable. Any hotel you get in this area will have at least a little noise from outside. Completely unavoidable.

The room was very clean, smelled fresh, and had a soft bed (a real mattress!) with a cozy comforter to snuggle in. The washroom was nicely sized and the temperature of the shower was pleasing - often at other hotels I had to struggle for warm water. I found the air-conditioning a little too cold sometimes so I just raised the temperature a bit.

The staff was very kind and helpful; if someone didn't know the answer to my question they would call someone who did.

Everywhere in India suffers from regular power outages and most hotels have a backup generator - the Grand's generator was usually running right away so I barely noticed when the power went out. They have an elevator for the 4 floors of rooms (an extra flight takes you up to the restaurant) and this is always running - it has priority on the generator circuit. However, I recommend taking the circular stairs, if you can; it's healthier and they are very nicely decorated.

They have wireless internet and a laptop that you can use if you don't have your own device. The internet isn't free though, which was a slight disappointment. Here is the cost breakdown when I as there: 50 rs for 30 mins, 100 rs for 2 hours, 200 rs for 24 hours. The time counter starts from time of purchase.

The food in their rooftop restaurant was great. The servers were very kind and were more than willing to give advice on areas to see and general information about India's culture. The breakfast brunch was good too; I liked the selection of food. Some reviews placed it as average but, I guess since I didn't have free breakfast brunch at other hotels, I was impressed and happy to have so much choice - juice included too!

They have a travel information desk where they can set you up on tours, trains, etc. Their prepaid taxi cost is a little pricy compared to other options but they're quick and reliable. I inquired about the airport pick-up based on some reviews I saw earlier and I was told that sometimes the airport pickup is complimentary, when vacancy is high, but normally it is an added cost.

Overall I was very happy with this hotel. It is by far not a budget hotel and I wouldn't stay there for too long if I was on a budget trip (which I was) but it is a good experience when you're missing the comfort of home or just need a nice little pampering in contrast to more budget locations (which can still be great) but with less luxuries.

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  By AntonioOu... on Jun 06, 2010

This hotel is located in The busy Arakashan Road, Pahar Ganj anc very close to the New Delhi Railway station. This hotel is mostly occupied by foreign travellors and a few of Indians know this hotel.

A very Calm Hotel in this busy road is crtainly a surprise with a courteous staff. If you need a local feel just step out and walk on the street.

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  By Dhanessh on Jun 06, 2010

If you're staying in this area the hotel is the best escape from the madness around. Clean and staff are helpful without hassling. Not the best for meeting other travellers or having a wild time but good at what it advertises. Area is a bit of a kip though! Interesting introduction to india and what you have in your head before coming so it's fine....

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  By BlackieCo... on May 05, 2010

The rooms are clean and of high standard fr the price
The breakfast is good
The employees are very kindm and very helpfull. They can answer most questions

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  By tmtindapl... on May 05, 2010

The Grand Godwin Hotel is in the busy but popular Arkanshan Rd. This is very near the centre of Delhi and the railway Station. There are two hotels, next to each other. Both offer rooms with LCD TV and are better equipped than many pricier hotels costing much much more. Room Service is available 24 hours, and the food is good. Of the two hotels the newer one is exceptional in its class , with touch light switches, super multi headed showers in spacious bathrooms, wood panelling and large LCD TV, Ask for a room at the back and you will find it one of the most peacefull places available in the area.

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  By MrIndia57 on Apr 04, 2010

We come many times in your hotel. that must be anough for you. But there is one thing we have sometimes problems with. That is the noice of removing tables, chairs and so on from the rooms above en next to us. sometimes at midnight whenn people are leaving and the boys starting cleaning. Sleeping on the 4th floor gives sometimes noice from the restaurant chairs and kitchen.
Maybee you can place something onder the furniture so the noice will be a little less??
Also internet connection is not good in the rooms. We have to go down with our laptop. Can you do something with that, so we can use our laptop in the room?
Greetings Herman and Ineke Backer

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  By Namste on Mar 03, 2010

The room was nicely decorated and very clean. Clean, smart common areas of hotel (reception, restaurant). Good food served in restaurant at reasonable price.

Area is lively but found the noise ok. Staff were very helpful with booking onward journeys. Good pick up service from the airport. Have booked again for return journey

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  By djangotra... on Mar 03, 2010

We used the Grand Godwin as our Delhi base during a recent two-week swing through India, and could not have been more pleased. Delhi can be an exhausting place to visit, but each evening we were thankful we had the Godwin to return to and recover. Both times we stayed there (for a total of five nights), the staff was friendly, the rooms were pleasant, and the place was clean.

We got into the habit of patronizing the rooftop restaurant not only for its convenience, but because it was really, really good. The breakfast buffet (included with the room rate), with its ever-changing roster of offerings, was a splendid way to start each day, and the uniformed manager and staff made sure we had everything we needed. On short notice, the travel desk arranged a one-day car and driver to Agra, complete with tour guide for Taj Mahal, for 4,000 rupees (about $100), which is a little steep, but we found it to be great value in making the most of limited time. (Just make it clear beforehand if you don't want your Agra guide to waste time taking you to local craft emporiums for shopping.)

One of the Godwin's big advantages is location. It's a short walk (through crowded streets) to New Delhi rail station and also a stop on Delhi's brand new Metro. If you're coming and going by train in this sprawling city, the convenience is spectacular. Also, the Paharganj bazaar is nearby, and Connaught Circle and the Tibetan Marketplace on Janpath are also within walking distance.

If you expect standards of well-established Western cities, you will be disappointed. Yes, the hotel's bright neon sign lights up rooms on the hotel's street side. Yes, the shower is the entire bathroom, and water gets everywhere, and you have to supply your own faceclothes. But if you adjust your expectations for Delhi, the Godwin is a wonderful place to stay that offers great value. Next time we travel to or through this city, we won't look anywhere else.

Jeff and Susan Rapsis
Bedford, New Hampshire
USA

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  By jeffrapsi... on Mar 03, 2010

Comfortable, nicely decorated and about 300 metres from the train station, this served as an excellent base for our first trip to Delhi. Staff were helpful and we enjoyed the diverse breakfast buffet.

I was particularly drawn to Grand Godwin by its spiralling, iron-work staircase, marble floors and other decorative features. These were lovely but, a feature of the open, central staircase, is that any noise from reception on the ground floor carries straight up the centre of the building, as was the case at five a.m. on the last night of four nights we stayed, when an uninhibitedly loud conversation woke me up, at the far edge of the second floor. Whether I'd just slept better and remained unaware of noise on other nights I don't know but it did seem odd that staff apparently made no effort to keep the volume down.

The location allows for a simple 10-15 minute walk to Connaught Place and shortish auto-rickshaw rides to Old Delhi or the India Gate area. We found that auto drivers on Arakashan Road presume that every tourist is a new arrival and set their fares accordingly. Most wouldn't go anywhere for less than 100 rupees and would let us walk away, as they knew there'd be another one along in a moment. Walk down to the railway station for more realistic fares (50-60 rupees to the Red Fort or India Gate).

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  By Charlotte... on Jan 01, 2010

*Grand Godwin is a fantastic hotel, such great value for money.
*Our first night was in a Super delux, as our room was not ready. It had a hairdryer and fridge and was slightly bigger than the delux we had for the rest of our stay. It also had a blocked off window so it was really quiet. The delux was road side and a lot noisier.
*The beds were fairly comfortable and the rooms were very clean.
*The restaurant is 24 hr and the food is great. Good breakfast too.
*Godwin in central location between old Delhi and Connaught place so easy to get around.
*One of my favorite hotel's on my India trip.

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  By Roopert79 on Nov 11, 2009

Stayed at the Grand for one night on our way through Delhi to Udaipur. Have stayed here before for longer stays. Our room was comfortable and clean, check-in was quick and easy, and Wi-Fi is available. The roof-top restaurant offeres an expansive breakfast. If you've never traveled in Asia the neighborhood can be disconcerting at first. But the Grand is an easy 10 or 15 minute wald to the train station, and a quick tuk tuk ride to Connaught Place for some shopping.

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  By VCSnowbir... on Nov 11, 2009

Good hotel in a nice area, near metro station and interesting spots. Especially having breakfast at the roof top in the morning is really nice.

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  By J000ST on Oct 10, 2009

I enjoyed my 3 day stay here. Room service was very kind, food was excellent and the room was clean. It's centrally located and in an interesting area of Delhi.

Only negative is that I had constant trouble with Internet (they gave me my fee back).

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  By snorerkid on Oct 10, 2009

An excellent choice near New Delhi Station. We first stayed one night in room 402 at the beginning of our tour of India. Very clean, large and comfortable room. Very good breakfast. At the end of our tour of India, we first stayed one night at Jyoti Mahal Guest House which we left because it was dirty and we went back to Grand Godwin Hotel for 2 nights in room 207 which was a little smaller than room 402 but as clean and comfortable as room 402. Price of the room : INR 2,812.50 per night breakfast included. It is true that the neighbourhood is noisy but in the hotel, it is very quiet. They have a taxi service to the airport which we used. Good service (price: INR 350 for a non AC car for a drop off at the airport). No doubt for us : the best hotel in Pahar Ganj.

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  By Nabrab on Oct 10, 2009

Ok, when you get there, you are, at first sight of the neighborhood, quite...frightened. Don't be: get off your car, make it through the crowd, the dirt, the unpleasant smells, the COWS, the motorcycles and the rickshaws and let the doorman open the door of a peaceful all-in-white-marble lobby.

Service is efficient (god they are ALWAYS cleaning for real!), rooms are not too small, when they say triple rooms they actually mean THREE beds (which is not so common in 3-stars-indian-hotels as i discovered), AC is working just fine. No view. Funny elevator.

Breakfast is not very good (don't bother trying to get something else thant a Nescafé in 90% of indian restaurants&hotels), but you can get eggs, fruit juice,tea, toasts etc no problem. I would advice to give it a try to the roof-top restaurant, non-expensive and tasty(try the Biryani, the best i've ever had). Don't forget to ask them NON SPICY, it will still have enough of flavor.

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  By Lucieandt... on Aug 08, 2009

This is the best and also the most popular hotel in the area. The main reason lead us to book there in the first place is so we can catch the early train to Agra, and late train back from Jaipur. Other than that location does not matter so much as Delhi's landmarks are quite spreadout, you would need to get a car from places to places no matter where you stay. The hotel travel desk can arrange a sedan for a very reasonable price. We take full adavntage of that, and used cars for three days to save the hassles of negotiation everytime getting into a local transportation. Overall, we are quite pleased with our stay. The room is decent, but bathroom could be better equipped to avoid the floor getting wet so easily. The roof top resturant is not bad, the breakfast was better than we expected (as we read bad review about it before we went), and dinner is even better.

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  By Janyvo on Jul 07, 2009

Generally great... clean, smart, good location but.. generally little niggles.
Firstly the food (especially breakfast) is utterly dire. breakfast is a buffet set up and was cold and generally quite disgusting. You are better off trying to get a discount by getting a room without breakfast. Evening meals meanwhle are overpriced and nothing special, you are better off going out to eat.
Our delux room was extremely comfortable and easily the cleanest place we stayed in India, but had no window and had an annoying dripping tap.
i found the service to be good.
One thing, and I am being pedantic but... laundry is overpriced and then it all comes back with a number written in marker pen on each individual piece that even now, 6 weeks later refuses to come off. It was also late coming back, turned up with extra items that I sent back.. and was promptly charged for anway.

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  By Grant_UK on May 05, 2009

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, I was a bit hesitant to book this hotel. But it was surprisingly nice, and the staff were very helpful. Our room was clean and modern, as were the lobby and the elevator. We stayed there twice, and both times the hotel arranged taxis to the airport that were reasonably priced and worked well. The restaurant was quite good (for breakfast and dinner), and open 24 hours, which was great because we arrived very late at night. Our room faced the street and was rather noisy, but that's hard to avoid in Delhi.

The hotel is located in the Paharganj section of Delhi, and walking the streets of Pharganj is quite an experience. The sidewalks are very narrow and often covered with street vendors, so it is usually necessary to walk in the street, with heavy traffic consisting of autorickshaws, trucks, cars, motorcycles, cows, bicycles, and pedestrians. We also stayed at the Prem Sagar Guest House in the Connaught Place section of Delhi (and I just posted a review of that property). Connaught Place is much fancier than Paharganj, with wide sidewalks, Western clothing stores, and easy access to the Metro. But the Grand Godwin was a much nicer hotel than Prem Sagar at a significantly lower price, and the Paharganj experience seemed more like the "real India", so I would definitely recommend Grand Godwin over Prem Sagar for anyone who needs a place to stay in Delhi.

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  By Traveling... on May 05, 2009

The hotel is conveniently located about 2 minutes by tuktuk from the train station. I chose this hotel because I needed to catch a few train from the Dehli Train Station. The staff arranged airport pickups for us twice, and they were always there waiting for us. they were firendly and attentive. They also arranged a tour and a pick up at the Agra train station, and it was well worth it. The rooms were clean as well as all the bed sheets, and comfortable. The hotel is located on a popular street were there are other hotels. They have room service, internet access for a small fee, and included breakfast. I'd recommend this hotel especially if you are looking for a place next to tre train station.

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  By snowy9020... on Apr 04, 2009

Very clean hotel room I found in New Delhi with Fare price. The staffs of the hotel, specially the front office are very helpful. All kinds of Delicious Indian foods are available. We had wonderful friendly service. My room is only US$45 per night with break first. Hot water is available. A/C and big TV worked my room. Secure airport transfers and sight visit tour arranged by the hotel. Only the thing is surrounding of the hotel is too crowded during my stay.

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  By shirajmor... on Mar 03, 2009

We stayed three times at this hotel in October/November 2008 using Delhi as our hub to explore northern India. The hotel's airport transfer is expensive, much better to use the pre-paid taxi stand at the airport (you learn this after the first time).The noisy /dirty side street location of the hotel is a bit off putting, but inside it is clean and comfortable and efficiently run. Do not confuse this hotel with the Godwin Hotel next door which is truly awful but run surprisingly by the same owners. We were informed that it is due to be demolished and rebult in 2009. The rooftop restaurant of the Grand Godwin is clean , nice staff and the food good. The included buffet style breakfast was very good. Rooms are well furnished , hot water and aircon all worked as did the cable TV (some rooms have wide screen).
There is free wireless internet in the hotel lobby or you can use the hotel computers for a small charge. Best of all, it is a 50 rupee auto-rickshaw ride (5-10 mins depending on time of day) to the New Delhi train station and not too far from Connaught Place.The hotel gets booked out so best to book ahead if you can.
All in all a good place to stay and fair value by Delhi standards.

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  By pandc2801 on Jan 01, 2009

We arrived at 3 am and after battling with a pre-paid taxi driver who suddenly couldn't find the hotel arrived with the [--]. They had us sorted and in our room. We didn't much like it so next day requested to change and did so to a front street facing room which was fantastic. The breaky was great and hearty and the restaurant even served pretty good dishes for lunch. The location is the only issue. If your female expect heaps of hassles and expect heaps of poverty. My partner was never comfortable walking the streets at night and so we only travelled by autorickshaw. If I went again I wouldn't stay in Old Delhi... and that's coming from someone who always likes to stay in the guts of things.

They organised us a driver for a day at a reasonable rate. Expect to tip at this hotel. Many hotels have communal tipping jars which is better.. pain in the ** to have to constantly stick your hand in your pocket and to have to scrounge for small notes with this in mind.

It was a lovely hotel and clean.. very clean. I still would recommend it though. Pretty good value for $.

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  By scottdami... on Jan 01, 2009

Reserving mid-range to budget hotels is rough in India, but we managed to book through laborious direct email process (bring print out to prove payment, you're likely to need it). Aside from normal odd Indian stuff, this relatively bargain hotel is fine. Delhi is a shocking, dirty din at first, so this hotel was a nice safe haven for us. The rooms were clean, bathroom okay (Indian budget bathrooms you take your chances), nice people working there, and a good spiral staircase is I think where the "Grand" part comes in...anyway, we stayed a second time when we passed through Delhi again for a night, so there you go. Indian breakfast buffets not my favorite thing, but this one was as good as any we've had so far. Hotel Grand Godwin isn't a place you'd stay too long, but just fine for arrival and regrouping a couple of days, or a stopover. We aren't the youthful backpacker types and we did well enough here. It won't do if your the oBeroi/Taj kind of traveler, but otherwise, go ahead and stay here.

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  By gratonite on Jan 01, 2009

Great location very close to New Delhi train station which was perfect for an early morning train journey to Agra or anywhere else. The hotel is on a street that runs parallel with the main bazaar but isn’t directly on it. The main bazaar street is the centre of Paharaganj and is where a lot of the guest houses, bars and restaurants are. Only takes a few minutes to walk there but quite nice to go back to your hotel to escape from it. Location great as a good base for the first visit to Delhi and could easily get a rickshaw to sights.

The main bazaar has great shopping for your typical traveller - short/long trousers which lots of European women travellers wore and a really good buy, bags, incense sticks with loads of other things. If you’ve been to Thailand then this is the closest thing to Khao San Road. More hectic as is all of India and less bars but the closest thing in Delhi. There’s also the most amazing jewellery shop that’s the best in everywhere we went in India. It’s like an Aladdin’s cave and I could have stayed for hours.

You can also buy the Indian bangles that are everywhere. There’s a lady that sits in the fork in the road and she has some great colours for about 30 rupees for 15. There are quite a lot of places to eat and drink but we found that if you trust the lonely planet you cannot go wrong. We ate first at a bar called The Gem Bar on the straight part of the main bazaar. The staff were really friendly and the food was OK but as the book says we would recommend this more for a drink rather than an eating place. Again following the book’s advice gets you a good restaurant and the Metropolis is a great choice. It’s also a hotel and from what we could see it looked OK to stay and was our second choice if we couldn’t stay at Grand Godwin. Nice rooftop restaurant and the butter chicken was lovely. Again it’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the street.

The Grand Godwin hotel includes breakfast and the freshly cooked omelettes are a good start to the day. The hotel will look after your valuables behind reception which is handy and they do change money but there’s another place down a side road opposite that does a better rate. There’s a TV in the room (not that you need it), a hot shower and the standard room and perfectly big enough.

Would recommend it for anyone on their first visit and especially for the station.

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  By Fairies21 on Dec 12, 2008

During our month-long journey through India, we were in New Delhi on 3 separate occasions. It's unfortunate we did not discover the Grand Godwin until our last stay. For starters, the hotel is a short walk to the New Delhi train station. It is also a short autorickshaw ride to many New Delhi sites such as India Gate, C.P., and museums. The rates are good, the rooms are clean, and if I remember correctly they offer complimentary breakfast.

All in all, one of the better values in New Delhi!!

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  By gsa_and_a... on Dec 12, 2008

We booked one night at the Grand Godwin, our first night in India as well as the airport taxi. (which was worth it). If our experience was good and there was no "extras" charged by the staff we would book 3 more nights after two days in Agra. Our experience at the Godwin was good, even great and we are very glad that we stayed 3 more nights after Agra. This hotel seems to be really trying to teach their staff about service and what a western tourist might be used to. The more you engage their staff, the more they are friendly and try to help. The rooms are nice and include wide screen tv's. The breakfast is delightful on top of the roof and all other meals we had there were good as well. Dehli is one crazy and intense city but staying at the Grand Godwin was a delightful experience.

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  By djaia on Nov 11, 2008

We went to India for a wedding and stayed in Delhi in the Grand Godwin before and after. For almost all of it, I am quite satisfied with the place. The rates are great and the staff (most but not all) are friendly and helpful and gracious. You may experience difficulty when you make an arrangement with one person currently on duty and then face another person on duty the next day/later in the day who has no idea of the arrangements and refuses to accept it. Perhaps ask for things in writing, signed.

Nevertheless, the hotel is wonderful. Their travel desk, though probably more expensive than hacking it yourself, is worthwhile when you consider the "hassle factor" e.g. getting off at a train station and being mobbed by touts/taxi drivers/etc. The place is clean, the rooms are wonderful and the bathrooms are very good with hot water. The food is really good and the breakfast buffet is totally worth is. I would advise anybody going to Delhi to stay in Grand Godwin. We saw some Indian people staying there as well so obviously locals also consider it worthwhile.

It's well placed in that it is within walking distance of the New Delhi train station as well as the New Delhi Metro. If you're up for it, rather walk there than get a rickshaw/taxi as they'll charge you tourist rates to go really close. You can catch the Metro to many major places and even Karol Bagh and Connaught Place (shopping). The Metro is really very nice and worth using to travel around Delhi (though not in rush hour and watch out for pick pockets). Some areas are not yet serviced by the Metro but it is ever expanding.

We had only 2 incidents worth moaning about at the hotel. We were three in a room and one of us was leaving at 8am for their earlier flight. The bathroom door became stuck and she couldn't get out. Eventually we had 5 guys from the hotel in the room trying to get the door open (it was 10 minutes before her taxi was arriving to take her to the airport). They realised the urgency and broke the door down. However, the rest of us only left at 4pm and there was obviously a shift change and the new guys apparently didn't know anything about the door. We had gone off in our taxi when they phoned the driver and asked him to bring us back to the hotel to answer for the broken door. They wanted us to pay. After some "heated discussion", someone relayed the information that the door had become stuck and that we weren't at fault.

Also, a small tip, try and avoid the number 3 room on each floor (103,203,etc) as this is directly across from the supply closet where the staff member on duty (any of them) will noisily spend his time playing cell phone games, chatting loudly to other staff, packing and cleaning, at all hours of the day and night.

Nice benefits: the plug with multiple types cell chargers already installed in case you forgot/misplaced your charger; aircon; hot water; free cold sealed mini-waters on arrival; nice tv with loads of channels; room service any time of the day or night; travel desk.

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  By LaraCeles... on Sep 09, 2008

We arrived to Delhi and took a pre-paid taxi for 200rps, we had a little argue with the driver as he was very rough with us, so I didn´t give him any tip and he wanted to hit me........ you will notice that the people generally is very rough in Delhi. We apparently book a luxury room at this hotel for 50 euros a night so the gave us a suite and I the room was so good, a room that you can find in a 4 stars hotel in europe, with plasma tv and etc... I saw the standard one and is nothing to do with the luxury one, so I recommend you to book the luxury one for 10 or 15 euros more, you won´t regret. The room was very clean and the hotel installations very good. The restaurant small but good food, and the serve a buffet breakfast very good. They also have a travel agent who can arrange you a pre-paid taxi or any other thing you need for a reasonable price. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to cannaught place and the railway station.
The only negative thing is that when was the time to check-out and pay, the recepcionist told me that the credit card machine didn´t work, who I didn´t believe, so as we didn´t have enough ruppies to pay the bill we had to pay in euros, with this transaction they rise the original price because the exchange, so I think they are use to do this with the foreigns to make more money, so if that happens to you tell them that you have no other way to pay and force them to use their credit card machine, what I should have done in that ocasion.
If you take a train to any other place, once you buy the ticket and go straight to the platform to wait for the train, do not show the ticket to anybody who ask you to see the ticket because there are so many cheaters who seem to work at the station but they will try to take you to a travel agency to sell you a new ticket just by telling you that your ticket is not valid, Do not believe them, just wait for the train to be called and get in. It is incredible that in India as you are a tourist everybody will try to rip you off, so be carefull and have a look on the travel blogs to see the experiences and taxi fares of the other people who have been already.

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  By Xavilv on Aug 08, 2008

Long but helpful review.

I have been to Delhi on a number of occasions for my personal business and on each visit, I have tried to find a new hotel that meets the following formula: best hotel + cheapest rates. Now this, for those who have been to Delhi, or any part of India, know is virtually impossible. Hotels in India are VERY expensive. A 2-Star hotel in Toronto (that's where I am from) would be classified as a 4-Star in Delhi, with the price of a 5-Star in Toronto. So when I hear or read other reviews from people who have not been to any part of India and expect so much, I can't help but smile. So here is my advise to everyone from N.America or UK or Australia or NZ or any first world country: don't expect too much.....even if you have to dish out $200/night. Don't expect the hotel that you will have booked your room in to be like one of the hotels in Toronto or Chicago or Auckland or Melbourne. Unless of course, you are willing to pay about $400-500/night. Having said that, you could get lucky, as I did on my last trip to Delhi last month (May 2008).

On my previous trip to Delhi in December 2007, I stayed at the Mehga Sheraton in Karol Bagh. Apparently, the owner of this hotel (Naresh) owns two other hotels not far from each other: the Mehga Sheraton, the Madonna and third hotel I cannot remember. The Madonna is the "top-of-the-line' from all three with rooms at about Rs.5000/night (US$ 110.00 @Rs.45 a $). The Megha Sheraton that I stayed at was around Rs. 3300.00 The room was small, the bathroom smelly, the couch stained and lots of noise. And, get this, the site advertises "Free internet". But you have to go to the Madonna hotel to use the internet, the one I was staying at does not have it. So anyhow, on my last trip to Delhi, I found this gem of a hotel. The Grand Godwin (or maybe it's the The Godwin Grand). Now again, don't compare this to a hotel in a first world city. But for the price of Rs. 1800 (US$ 40.00), this hotel was twice as nice as the Megha Sheraton and lest than half the price! Finally, I had found a gem. The bathroom was clean, the room was spacious, the service excellent, the hotel itself (rooms, lobby) very clean. And it had wireless internet that actually worked! The hotel also has a sister hotel, The Godwin, located right next to it in the Pahar Ganj area. The Pahar Ganj area itself is not very clean. Its crowded, congested and smelly. But because I was out most of the day and in my hotel at night, it didn't really bother me. The New Delhi Railway Station is about a 5 minute WALK from the hotel. Connaught Place (locally known as CP) is a downtown core with plenty of shopping and restaurants and is about 5 minutes auto-rickshaw ride from the hotel. For those people who are on a budget, I strongly suggest you check this hotel out.

A few tips about travel to India.

1. DO NOT trust information about hotels on their websites. Most of the time, it is misleading. For eg. the Internet scenario at the Mehga Sheraton on my Dec. 07 trip.
2. Most hotel managers (not all) will smile, bend over backwards for you and while doing that, will empty out your pockets. Be smart and ALWAYS negotiate.
3. When planning a stay in a Delhi hotel (or any hotel in India) NEVER book through any online consolidators (Expedia, Travelocity, etc) even if it is a few dollars cheaper. You have to pay in advance for the number of days that you will be staying and should you not be happy with the hotel after your first night, you are stuck! And recovering any money would be a nightmare, if not impossible. Best thing is to get the tel. number of the hotel, call them and book a room for 1 night. Try it out and if you don't like it, you can change the hotel. Of course, the risk with that is they may not have rooms available for more than one night. But if you are travelling during off-peak months, you should be alright. Some of these hotels, when booking, will ask for your credit card info. I normally don't give it out and almost always pay by cash.
4. Peak months in Delhi: November to February. Pleasant weather. Between May and September, it is very hot and generally off-peak months. During these months, you can most likely negotiate room rates.
5. Most hotels charge about 12% tax on hotel rooms. Be sure to ask if the rate you are being quoted includes tax.
6. Ask questions. If you are told "there is Internet connection", ask if the Internet is in the same hotel that you are staying. If they say they offer wireless internet, ask if it works. I am saying this from experience.
7. Be polite to the locals. They work very hard and are very poor. They have less than 10% of what we have in N.America or other developed countries. Negotiate with them (for eg. the rickshaw people with cycles who transport you) for the best price. But then when you arrive at your destination, give them a little more. Many times I had travelled by these rickshaws and see them sweat as they work their way through traffic and in the heat. I normally give them about Rs. 50 more than what they had asked for. And the look in their eyes, the gratitude they display just melts my heart. For me, that Rs. 50 is fractionally more than a dollar but for him, it will feed his entire family for that evening. Be generous, at the same time, be wise.
8. Finally, go to India with a totally different frame of mind. Don't expect things there to work as efficiently as in your own city. When things don't go right (and believe me, there will be many times when they won't) bear it, tolerate it and laugh it off. When you say "well...back home things are done this way or that way or this fast", you will end up having the most miserable time of your life. India is India! Period. End of Story. Be open minded and enjoy. It took me a long time to figure this out. Earlier when I used to go to Delhi, I'd want to come back back to Toronto after 3 days! During my last trip, I went to India with a different frame of mind and enjoyed my stay. Or perhaps it was the euphoria I experienced when I found the right hotel (?)

Anyhow, hope this has helped, and enjoy your trip. I will be going back in October 08 if anyone is planning a trip to Delhi around that time wants to hook up.

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  By KMfromTO on Jun 06, 2008

This small, friendly, cheap, clean hotel is by far the best option I found in Delhi in the 3-star range. Conveniently located next to the train station, it's the perfect place to stop while traveling through Delhi. They have an internet connection that doesn't work superbly well but is free. And you can make cheap phone calls abroad. The restaurant is very decent.

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  By on Jan 01, 2006

Le quartien est sympa (prés de main Bazar , le soir prendre les ruelles paralléles à main street et voir la vie de ce quartier -impressionnant et sans danger), gare centrale pratique pour A/R Agra train de 6H15) , bon service, chambre et partie commune trés bien pour un 2,5*, salle de bain moyenne mais trés correcte, trés bon rapport qualité prix.Et surtout un trés bon restaurant à prix correct au dernier étage (Tandorri trés bon)

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  By jmbpm on Nov 11, 2011

leider hat das mit dem Preis für Flughafentransfert bis Hotel inkl. nicht ganz funktioniert

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  By on Oct 10, 2011

El hotel está situado muy cerca de la estación de tren de New Delhi y cerca del Red Fort, muy conveniente. Las calles de al lado tienen muchos restaurantes y hoteles, especialmente dirigidos a turistas, por lo que se pueden encontrar muchas cosas.

Estuvimos en una habitación deluxe (o gran deluxe, no recuerdo bien) que tenía tv y aire acondicionado. La habitación era grande y limpia y el baño también aunque un poco más sucio que la habitación, pero desde luego, el mejor en el que hemos estado en Delhi. No creo que se pueda encontrar una mejor relación calidad precio.

El hall del hotel es grande y se pueden contratar muchos servicios en recepción. El desayuno es en la terraza de arriba y aunque puede hacer calor, está bastante bien, con opciones de comida india o simplemente cereales y tostadas al estilo occidental.

Si volviéramos a Delhi, volveríamos a este hotel.

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  By colivery on Oct 10, 2011

Très bon hotel sur tout les plans. Attention ne pas se fier au prix afficher pour les chambres! Ne pas acheter ticket de bus, d'avion, de train car facturez en général trois fois plus chère.

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  By on Oct 10, 2011

Pasamos dos noches durante nuestra estancia en la India. No podemos compara hoteles españoles con hoteles de la India, pero puedo decir que el hotel está muy limpio y el servicio es correcto.

El único inconveniento fue el desayuno, muy pobre. En cambio, los tresdías que cenamos estuvo muy buena toda la comida.

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  By bettyblo on Oct 10, 2011

安宿に泊まっての旅行でしたが、最終日と言うことで日本からちょっといいとこを予約していこうと思い選びました。インドの物価からすると高いかもしれませんが、同じ値段の日本のホテルよりサービスはよいです。ホテルは綺麗でベッドはダブルベッドで清掃あり、鍵もカードキー、朝食もおいしく、換金も良いレートでできました。

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  By hiratada on Sep 09, 2011

Am Ende unserer Reise durch Indien hatten wir noch 2 Nächte in diesem Hotel. Erwartungen hatte ich eigentlich keine, so war ich umso erfreuter, als ich sah, um was für eine schöne Unterkunft es sich bei diesem Hotel handelte. Und dies erst noch zu einem so fantastischen Preis. Die Reservation hatten wir eigentlich für einen normalen standart-room gemacht, da es aber zum gegebenen Zeitpunkt nicht sehr viele Touristen unterwegs hatte, durften wir in einem superior-Zimmer wohnen. Die Zimmer waren sehr schön, von der Grösse her nicht klein (aber auch nicht riesig), wir hatten je ein grosses Bett und das Badzimmer war ebenfalls recht grosszügig und modern. Auch die Lage ist sehr gut, innert wenigen Minuten erreicht man den Bahnhof, den Markt und von Restaurants wimmelt es nur so.

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  By katiswiss on Sep 09, 2011

Voor een eerste keer in India, was het best wel schrikken, maar het hotel was best goed. Afhaling van vliegveld ging goed. Wegbrengen gaf weer de nodige discussies. Gebruik gemaakt van chauffeur via hotel voor een sightseeingtour. Daarbij ook naar div. winkeltjes. Dat beviel me niet zo. Dan kan je ook gewoon gebruik maken van een eigen taxi. Is goedkoper.

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  By on Sep 09, 2011

Hotel limpio y bien situado cerca de la estación ferroviaria. Precio bueno en función de su calidad y precios de la competencia. Muchos viajeros con los que coincimos en India se habían alojado aquí y todos tenían la misma buena sensación compartida por nosotros. Hay hoteles mejores en Delhi, pero a precios infinitamente más altos. Para un par de noches no necesitas más, desayuno en la terraza incluído en nuestra reserva. Precios del restaurante carillos para India, unos 3 euros el plato, pero baratos comparados con España. La calle es paralela a Main Bazar, donde se puede encontrar literalmente de todo. El hotel ofrece además servicio de habitaciones, agencia de viajes a medida, billetes de tren y avión, cambio de moneda y recepción 24 horas. Nos vinieron a recoger gratis al aeropuerto a las tres de la mañana, sólo nos pidieron que pagáramos el párking del aeropuerto (1,5 euros). Contratamos vía booking, pero creo que si contactas con ellos puede que te salga más barato

Si tengo que volver a Delhi, me alojaré allí. Me sentí muy seguro, con buen servicio, precios razonables para Delhi y restaurante y habitaciones limpias. Casualmente nuestro chófer nos dijo que era la mejor elección aparte de los hoteles de lujo, y que personalmente él se alojaba allí cuando debía pernoctar en Delhi, y es realmente alguien que conocía el sector perfectamente. Su rival principal es el Ajanta, a apenas 40 metros en la misma acera, pero me parece que éste tiene mejor mantenimiento.

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  By leilerevi... on Aug 08, 2011

Buscábamos un hotel cercano a la estación de tren de Nueva Delhi, dado que teníamos que coger un tren a primera hora, y optamos por este hotel, que debe ser de lo mejor en la zona de Paharganj. No es barato (la triple en torno a 50 euros), pero la habitación era muy espaciosa y limpia, para los estándares indios. Así mismo, el baño estaba muy bien también. En cambio, el desayuno buffet era muy básico; si bien tuvieron el detalle de adelantar el horario una hora dado que teníamos que irnos muy pronto.

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  By miguel076 on Aug 08, 2011

Hotel pulito, zona centrale e ben servita. Colazione buona. Personale poco presente ma disponibile se richiesto. Da consigliare

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  By on Aug 08, 2011

Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour à l'hôtel Grand Godwin.Très bon rapport qualité prix.
Acceuil chaleureux et personnel courtois et serviable.
Chambres parfaitements propres, ainsi que les draps et sanitaires. Les lits sont grands et les matelas confortables.
Climatisation fonctionnant correctement.
Petit déjeuner très bien garni avec choix de céréales, fruits, jus de fruits, oeufs à la coque....
Bonne adresse que je recommande.

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  By NUSTY on Jul 07, 2011

Aunque las instalaciones del hotel son muy buenas,el trato de personal es malisimo,ya que nosotros tuvimos un problema con el equipaje y al pedirles ayuda pasaron de nosotros sin poner el minimo interes ni intencion de ayudarnos...y la verdad,es una pena q tengan a gente asi trabajando (en la recepcion del hote)porque desmerece mucho.Por otro lado,nosotros contratamos una habitacion con servicio al aeropuerto gratuito y a pesar de enseñarles la reserva donde lo ponia, nos cobraron el servicio,diciendo que no tenian coches libres pero que para nosotros buscarian un chofer por 500 rupias (y sabemos que no somos los unicos que les ha pasado esto,ya que conocimos a una chicas de barcelona a las que les hicieron y dijeron exactamente lo mismo) HOTEL=UN 10,PERSONAL=UN 0

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  By on Jul 07, 2011

翌日の早朝にジャイプールに発ったので、本当に泊まるだけの利用でした。
インド初日だし、そこそこいいホテルをと思って、決めたホテルでしたが、家具や水回りはこぎれいにされているし、とっても居心地がよかったです。
ホットシャワーもでました。
ホテルの上のレストランもおいしかった。
そして内装はおしゃれでした。

私たちは送迎なしのプランを選びましたが、
プリペイドタクシーで少し危ない思いをしたので、
送迎ありのプランを選んだほうが安心かと思います。

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  By NaokoM on May 05, 2011

Hotel en deux parties : grand luxe et luxe
Nous avons choisi la partie luxe en demandant d'aménager une chambre pour une famille de 4 personnes : 2 adultes et 2 ado.
Accueil exceptionnel et service parfait : chambre aménagée pour 3000 rp par jour. petit déjeuner compris
A ce niveau de prestation c'est un rapport qualité prix hors pair.
Seule difficulté : une climat trop puissante malgré les réglages avec flux d'air sur le lit : rhume garanti ! ... et sans climat ... intenable en mai !

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  By Inde_Coue... on May 05, 2011

Difficile de trouver meilleur rapport qualité prix sur Delhi !

Les chambres sont agréables sans êtres fantastiques.
Le quartier est très vivant et populaire.

Le staff est très serviable et sympathique. Il est par ailleurs arrangeant et non focalisé sur l'argent (nous avons fait un "late check out" à 17h sans être chargés de payer le supplément normal.... et un autre jour nous avons pu prendre une douche le soir avant de prendre notre avion).

Autre point très positif : le restaurant. Même s'il n'est pas donné (plus cher que la moyenne), nous avons élu ce restaurant le meilleur de notre séjour !!!

Le petit déjeuner fut aussi le meilleur de notre séjour et la térasse est sympa !

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  By mr_tofu on Apr 04, 2011

Dejligt hotel midt i Delhi, som ligger få minutters gang fra banegården.
Morgenmaden serveres på tagterrassen (Prøvede at kræve betaling for ekstra morgenmad, men går ud fra at dette skyldes en misforståelse).
WiFi mod betaling.
Meget rene værelser.

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  By NartoursD... on Mar 03, 2011

Na alle drukte van Delhi was het een verlichting om dit hotel te betreden. Alles was netjes, schoon en modern. Ideaal dat het hotel op loopafstand van het grote treinstation ligt. Verder is de locatie prima, tussen Old en New Delhi in. De kamer was groot genoeg, badkamer was oke. Ik heb ook een nacht in Grand Godwin Deluxe (de buren, zelfde eigenaar) geslapen. Dat ziet er nog beter uit. Maar is ook iets duurder. Wel een aanrader om daar op het dakterras te gaan eten, heerlijk. Dit hotel is een aanrader als je na alle hectiek van Delhi even rust wilt in een nette omgeving. Een prima mid-class hotel, dat mij erg heeft verrast.

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  By on Feb 02, 2011

Die Lage des Hotels ist top: 5 min zur New Delhi Train Station; auch Connaught Place, Main Bazaar und Old Delhi sind nur wenige Gehminuten entfernt. Internet-Cafe, Geldwechsel, kleinere Geschäfte sowie Restaurants in näherer Umgebung zu finden.
Die Zimmeraussatttung ist recht einfach, aber zweckmäßig. Die Zimmer sind sauber.
Die Zimmer zur Straße sind sehr laut (auch die in höheren Etagen).
Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Frühstückbuffet ist reichhaltig (roof-top Restaurant; Abendessen nicht getestet).

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  By AnnaM111 on Jan 01, 2011

到印度这样有历史的国家,就应该去住有历史的酒店而不是标准化酒店,即使是在首都,我们很庆幸找到了这家在背包客聚集地Main Bazaar附件的酒店,格局非常有特色,装饰风格传统但非常精细,尤其是楼梯,像是博物馆而不是旅馆。离新德里火车站步行十分钟就到,地铁站就在火车站的另一端,去Connaught Place打个Tuk Tuk也是50卢比(当然比当地人要高)10分钟左右。

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  By on Dec 12, 2010

L'hotel était plutot pas mal pour le standard indien, seul souci des travaux dans l'hotel avec marteau qui résonnait dans notre chambre. Après l'avoir signaler au responsable (plusieurs fois) il a bien voulu nous faire changer d'hotel en nous offrant une chambre grand luxe dans leur autre hotel juste a côté, et là c'était le grand luxe pour notre plus grand plaisir.

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  By on Oct 10, 2010

Même si mal situé, dans une rue bruyante, c’est un hôtel qui a un bon rapport/qualité prix. Les chambres sont impeccables (ca nous a changé du Jyoti Mahal) .Le petit-déjeuner sur la terrasse est agréable et bien servi, le personnel est sympa.
Point négatif, le Travel desk qui veut absolument te vendre un séjour au Rajasthan alors que tu en reviens !

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  By rapportdi... on Jul 07, 2010

Ja es ist schwer zu finden ein Hotel was günstig ist, was in der City liegt und was bezahlbar ist. Klar es ist kein 5 Sterne Haus und es ist auch nicht in jeder ecke sauber. Aber es ist OK für den Preis den man bezahlt. Das Hotel hat sich über die letzten 3 Jahre wirklich kontinuierlich den Kundenwünschen angepasst. Über die Betten kann man ja streiten, die sind halt typisch indisch und auch ein Handtuch sollte man selber mitbringen da die Hotelhandtücher ziemlich .... sind.
Die verschiedenen Kategorien die das Hotel anbietet finde ich etwas lächerlich, die Zimmer sind meist gleich eingerichtet. Nur die Zimmer in der 1. Etage sind nicht so der Hit. Die Angestellten sind sehr freundlich und helfen wo immer sie können. Für jemand der einmal nach Indien kommt und nicht in einen unbezahlbaren 5 Sterne Haus absteigen will und halt Indien erleben will wie es halt ist, für den ist das Hotel genau das richtige.

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  By Kai001 on Jun 06, 2010

Seit 6 Jahren verbringe ich jedes Jahr nach Ankunft in Delhi und auch vor Abflug nach Deutschland jeweils 2 Nächte im Hotel Grand Godwin.
Das Hotel ist sehr sauber, das Personal freundlich und hilfsbereit
Das Hotel liegt sehr nah zum Connaugh Place, bequem zu Fuß zu erreichen und man ist auch schnell in Old Delhi. Ich liebe es, durch die schmalen Gassen mit unzähligen kleinen Geschäften und vielfältigen Auslagen zu wandern. Das Red Fort ist einen Besuch wert und auch die Jama Masjid. Von ihrem Minarett hat man einen großartigen Rundblick über Delhi.
Hier kann ich jeden Streß hinter mir lassen und bin bereit für "Indien".

In einem Dorf in den Bergen Garhwals im Norden kann ich mit Hilfe von Freunden u.a. ein paar Kindern den Schulbesuch ermöglichen.

Ich bin sehr gerne im Hotel Grand Godwin, weil ich mich hier wohl fühle und jede notwendige Hilfe bekomme. So bringt mich seit ein paar Jahren immer der gleiche Nepalesische Autofahrer, sicher nach Dehradun, wo ich ein paar Tage verbringe, ehe es hinauf in die Berge geht.

Im Restaurant gibt es sehr gutes Essen , einen guten indischen Wein und das Personal bietet hier einen sehr zufriedenstellenden Service.

Ich kann das Haus wirklich empfehlen.

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  By Indien68 on Apr 04, 2010

Sehr gut geführtes Hotel. Die Rezeption ist freundlich und bestens organisiert.
Äußerst hilfreiches Personal.
Ein Auto für die Stadt kostet 750 Rs für 8 Stunden und ist in weniger als einer halben Stunde vor der Tür.
Das Frühstück ist ausgezeichnet, Buffet, sogar ein Eierzubereiter steht zur Verfügung.
Das Essen (Lunch, Dinner) des Restaurants roof top ist allerdings nicht so der hit.

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  By Hagen12 on Jul 07, 2009

Hotel bueno dentro del caótico barrio de paharganj (merece la pena darse una vuelta por las calles de alrededor para empaparse de la forma de vida india), situado en una calle estrecha llena de hoteles para "mochileros". Las instalaciones del hotel son buenas, tiene un ascensor panorámico y una enorme escalera de caracol que te lleva a la azotea donde sirven un correcto desayuno.
Las habitaciones están bien, pero la limpieza de las sábanas como ocurre en casi todos los hoteles de la India deja mucho que desear. El baño pequeño pero limpio. La habitación nuestra tenía A/C y estaba muy fresquita.
En mi opinión es un buen hotel de precio medio totalmente recomendable.

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  By noegar on Jun 06, 2009

El grand Godwin es un hotel que podriamos ubicar en las tres estrellas de oocidente, tal vez dos, esta ubicado estrategicamente en el barrio de pahar ganj, que da miedo de primera impresion pero es muy seguro y colmado de turistas, esta a 5 minutos en autoricsaw de Connaught Place y al lado de la estacion de Nueva Delhi, el hotel esta muy bien y es recomendable, tiene grupo electrogenos propio lo cual en India es un buen Plus, lo que no es recomendable es estar en el ultimo piso, ya que elgrupo electrogeno esta por arriba de algunas habitaciones y el ruido puede ser dificil de manejar, claro qque en enero que es cuando estuvimos no hay cortes de energia casi, pero en la epoca de calor es otra cosa.

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  By SLACBueno... on May 05, 2009

Estuvimos en éste hotel en Septiembre de 2008, nada más llegar a la India y después de nuestro viaje por Rajasthan antes de partir de vuelta a casa. La primera vez nos pareció un poco gris, pero tras haber estado tres semanas por India, al volver nos pareció genial. Es decir. Está limpio y adecuadamente cuidado. Nuestra habitación daba a una calle tranquila normalmente, aunque la primera noche había una celebración en la calle y no pudimos pegar ojo porque a través del ventilador del baño entraba mucho ruido, pero el resto de los días no se oía un ruido. El hecho de que incluyan el desayuno se agradece. Es un desayuno correcto. El personal es amable. La zona está igual de bien que cualquier otra.
En definitiva, recomendaría este hotel para una estancia en Delhi, ya que la relación calidad precio es buena y para ser un hotel en India esta muy bien.

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  By Lisa_liz on Jan 01, 2009

avons sejourné 3 fois dans "suite "qui ont un tres bon rapport qualité prix.
Hotel tres propre,calme et personnel bien
repas et petit dejeuner tres corrects situé dans "quartier routard" et pres du centre ville.

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  By pablodeco... on Nov 11, 2008

El Hotel es bastante regular pero quizas por encima de la media de los hoteles de la zona.
Esta ubicado en Paharganj, una zona caotica y muy cerca de la estación de trenes y connaught place..

El desayuno es normal

En Delhi es dificil encontrar un hotel decente, limpio y a buen precio... por lo general los precios estan por encima de la media de otras ciudades Indias donde se puede encontrar mejor servicio y limpieza a mejor precio.

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  By pacornic on Aug 08, 2008

Nous avons très satisfait de notre séjour à l'hôtel Grand Godwin : chambre parfaitement propre, climatisation fonctionnant et silencieuse, restaurant très bon et surtout présentant un très bon rapport qualité/prix.

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  By Mel3Franc... on Aug 08, 2008

Buon hotel a 3 stelle.
Pulito ed economico.
Ottimo ristorante all'ultimo piano.
Personale disponibile e non invadente.

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  By bobele on May 05, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. The room itself was clean however the TV did not work. The bathroom was terrible. There was only lukewarm water and the shower did not have a divide so once you had a shower the entire bathroom, including toilet, floor and sink, was soaking wet. Therefore you either had to wait for the bathroom to dry before going in or get your feet wet and then walk into your room and get the floor there wet as well. The breakfast was ok and the staff overall quite helpful. For the money you pay, i thought the hotel was a disappointment.

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  By Tash28 on Nov 11, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night at the beginning and one night at the end of our trip to Indial. The rooms are fine, and bed comfy enough, however the usual applies, sheets normally have a few stains on on closer inspection, bathrooms are a bit grim, and noise can be a slight problem, however its fine for the odd few nights. Breakfast is okay, omlette and various indian choices do fine.

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  By ChilliLon... on Oct 10, 2011

I have mixed feelings about the hotel. It took me 5 calls to book a room because the person manning their reservation desk never had any info at hand. He would ask me to call back after sometime every time i called. But then they picked me up from the airport without any hassle even though my flight was delayed by an hour. But before that they never gave me the driver's number in case I could not locate the driver. The check in was fast and the room was clean but the bathroom was exceptionally small. I would most certainly recommend that you check a room before taking it as I think I got the worse room in the hotel because I was running late due to flight delay and did not check the room. Their huge neon sign was right next to my window and their was a pillar in my room. I ordered some food in my room. I ate it and left. 12 hours later the soiled plates were still lying in my room and there was no drinking water. Thus after one good experience they gave me a bad one.So i would not recommend this hotel if you are looking for good service. But other reviews might tell you a different story. The next morning I noticed a bunch of ants in the bathroom. The complimentary breakfast is not worth writing much about. It was palatable but it lacked variety. The location is good if you are looking for connectivity. The New Delhi Railway station is just 5 minutes away and the metro station with airport link is another 2 minutes away. So I am not sure if it is a good hotel because of the connectivity and tariff or a bad hotel because of the indifferent nature of the staff, the ants and the room. Thus i am giving it a average rating as other travelers have got better experience during their stay

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  By tribalwar on Oct 10, 2011

The hotel is good.. their rooms are great.. but the area is too crowded with lots & lots of hotels...& reaching the hotel is a task...

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  By zakyshk on Oct 10, 2011

Clean. Great location. Breakfast decent.

They try to charge for Wifi, which is advertised on Agoda.com as being included. I pointed the out and they gave it to me for free.

Sheets were dirty or stained (I don't care which, I just want it fixed) and they replaced them. I was under the impression the airport drop off was included, and after confirming with them made arrangements with them the morning before my evening flight, only to have them inform me (because I asked on the advice of a fellow traveler) that I'd have to pay for the cab. This left me with little time to sort out what to do. I was very unhappy. The compromise was to have them pay for a cab to the airport metro, which worked out just fine.

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  By Violet222 on Sep 09, 2011

First of all, free pick up was not free as i had to pay for garage while waiting for me (altough my flight arrived on time).
Breakfast service was poor, even when asking for things people kept on looking at you because they simply don't like to work at all.
Neighbourhood, forgettable. While going on the other direction to the train station, we really scared a bit, it was not a funny area for tourist to hang around. Won't be reccomend it, won't be going back there.

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  By Luciana V on Aug 08, 2011

This hotel has a great location, an easy walking distance to the train station-- perfect for a day trip to agra-- and the delhi metro stop. We actually didn't realize how great the delhi metro was until our last day, but I highly recommend using it to get around the city. It also has an ok restaurant on the top. The food can be so-so (our last day the tea water had solids floating in it), but the service is super great, we asked them for ginger ale at one point and they didn't have it, and instead brought us the most delicious handmade ginger soda with actual pieces of ginger. That was amazing. The worst part of this hotel is the muzak which is playing all the time-- my friends and i were under the weather at this point and wanted to sleep in, but it starts playing at 8 am in the lobby and you can hear it in the rooms. Other than that, everything was very clean and comfortable.

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  By burntsien... on Jun 06, 2011

Frankly speaking, it was a disgusting experience. The washroom did not have a bucket/mug upon arrival. I was charged for a triple deluxe room but was only given a double bed. Incidentally, it was charged for 'No sight of bed'. Upon departure, I had given instructions to the front office to prepare the bill and was responded it will be ready after 10mins, but when I came to the lobby area after 30mins, the bill was not ready and it was said that there is some technical problems and the bill cannot be issued. I had to make the final payment even without having a bill in my hand. Dinner ordered at the restaurant came after 45mins, it was hellish waiting for the same. My son had already slept. Service is very instant for foreigners but Indians are looked down upon. Very racist hospitality. When asked for Taxi fare to Agra, each person at the front office and travel desk gave different figures. Smart card for the front door was not working and had to wait for almost for one hour to get it replaced but still had problems. Really very fishy and nasty experience.

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  By ajay_msin... on May 05, 2011

Clean and pleasant rooms. Good wi fi for a reasonable price. Good exchange rate for USD. Airport pickup and drop off - although the pick up failed to show up.

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  By DennisUSA on Mar 03, 2011

This place has clean rooms and a great restaurant. The taxi pick up I ordered didn't turn up, but this wasn't a problem as it is extremely easy and much cheaper to get an official taxi from the airport, so I'd recommend doing this. I stayed in a deluxe room, which was lovely and not bad for what I paid for it. The only issue I had was when the receptionist mentioned that they only had me booked for one night, but there was space in the more expensive one next door for my second night. I'm not sure if they were trying it on, but I kicked up a fuss and they very quickly backtracked and all was sorted.

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  By Southwest... on Mar 03, 2011

We booked this hotel on someone's recommendation, primarily because of its location. However, despite the fact that it's close to ND Rail Station and despite its grand foyeur, once we were in the room, we were quite disappointed by the stained sheets and very basic room-should've perhaps cost half its price. The breakfast on the roof was lovely, especially if one is keen on indian fare, but we found that the "Ajanta Hotel", few doors away from our hotel was much, much better, not to mention fabulous hotel called "White Klove" in neighbouring Pahar Ganj for half the money.
Also, since we took the three nights, we were supposed to get free pick up from the airport, but since they would not accept our card through their site, we had to pay for the room through Cleartip and then the management did not want to grant us free pick up but wanted to charge us 500 IRS-which is really a shame, considering that we paid 350 IRS prepaid service from the airport. Not nice or friendly, let alone flexible staff.

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  By tikiNicos... on Feb 02, 2011

A pricy place to stay for india standards but it was our first place we stayed in and arriving at 3am meant we booked it in advance.

The staff here were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious but average. Looking back at all the places we have stayed in and what we payed for them, this Hotel was not so Grand.

Our room was street facing and thus incredibly noisy. The hooting in Delhi continues all day and night.

The location was close to everything.

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  By Elizab3th... on Dec 12, 2010

I originally booked by email in advance for the Grand Godwin but ended up being "upgraded" to the hotel next door - The Godwin Delux. It didn't feel like an upgrade. The rooms seemed clean on first appearance but on the morning of checking out, I noticed a fresh blood stain at the top of the bed sheet. It had been hidden by the pillow so I had not noticed it. Disgusting! I decided to just leave it but hen we came to pay, the hotel manager tried to charge me extra for staining the sheet!!

A word of warning re tuk tuk drivers near this hotel. As it is a travellers' area, tuk tuk drivers assume you have little or no knowledge of the city and will take you anywhere and everywhere you DON'T want to go. We were told that there was no shopping area selling women's clothes in Karol Bagh, just an area selling motorcycle parts. We were driven round this area for ages, in a circle, then taken to a shop where the tuk tuk driver was clearly getting commission. Another tuk tuk driver refused to take us to our hotel until we'd been to places he wanted to take us. Price a driver at your hotel and go with them instead!

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  By carebear5... on Oct 10, 2010

Basically the hotel is good place to stay at, as the rooms are clean and not that noisy. However, the towels are grey and I think I slept in the same bed linen as the previous guest in the room. Breakfast is great with a big variety of food and the staff is also nice even though they could improve their hospitality as I got no help during my stay in organizing a dinner with a cultural program for my partner's birthday.
I had the impression that being a hotel recommended by Lonely Planet makes them think there is no need to be friendly with guests any more. I never got a smile at the reception.

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  By noraska on Aug 08, 2010

We stayed here twice, at the start and end of our recent visit to India. The public areas are well kept and appear smart. Unfortunately the rooms are not.

The first room was pretty crummy and had stained sheets and greying towels. The room was on the busy street and was only quiet between 2am and 430am. The air con and fridge were good and cold, there was a flat screen TV with satellite yet no handsoap in the bathroom. The second room was in the same location yet on the first floor and was slightly quieter: it was also slightly cleaner although we had no cold water in the hand basin.

The best thing about this hotel was the food which was the best we tried in 10 days. The restaurant is on the roof (open air or air conditioned room): breakfast is also served here.
We ate really well each night for GBP5 per head; excellent tandoori-fresh breads, curries etc. Breakfast is buffet style, not a huge selection but includes fruit, toast, omelettes and some Indian dishes each day. Service was friendly and helpful. Bottles of water (1 litre) were only Rs20.

There is internet access in the lobby (Rs50 per 30 mins). The hotel is approximately 30 mins walk to Connaught Place (which is currently all under reconstruction and best avoided).

Overall, we stayed in worse hotels whilst in India.

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  By JayneLond... on Apr 04, 2010

Complementary airport pick-up worked very well although we arrived around 2am in Dehli
Rooms are ok, pretty clean
Staff/Management are very friendly and helpful (we got our trousers shortened by a small tailor next door, staff showed us the next ATM, etc.)
In-house travel desk arranged a fairly priced car with driver for a 15-days trip through Rajasthan
Good breakfast on nice rooftop terrace

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  By cifar on Apr 04, 2010

I stayed at the Grand Godwin Hotel for 1 night as it was in close proximity to the New Delhi train station. The hotel felt safe and they offered us bottled water upon our arrival which was greatly appreciated after our long flight from the West. The room was acceptable, a good size, and relatively clean. The white linens were very old though, and in turn very stained with dirt and other stains which was not pleasant, but we were only planning on being at the hotel for 5 hours so we weren't terribly concerned. One of the great things about this hotel is that they allowed us to keep luggage in their luggage room while we traveled outside of Delhi for 5 days.
We had one major issue though with the hotel. Since our flight arrived at 1:30 am I requested a pick-up service. I confirmed our flight information but there was no one waiting for us when we arrived. I ended up having to call the hotel, and they blamed me, saying that they were there two hours ago. They had another pick-up coming shortly for other passengers but we weren't going to wait another half hour or potentially more so we ended up taking a pre-paid taxi. I later came to find out that they had told the driver we were arriving on a KML flight not on the British Airways flight I had told them we were on. In the morning when it came time to check-out, the cost of the taxi was on the bill. After an aggressive argument they finally gave in and removed the charges. Regardless, the fact of the matter remains, we had to deal with the repercussions of their mismanagement.
Like I said though, for a few hours, this hotel was completely adequate and the fact they let you keep baggage in the baggage room is worth the price of one night alone. Also, the buffet breakfast on the rooftop is good. Do note though, that this area of Delhi is very loud starting quite early in the morning. This could be a problem if you're a light sleeper.

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  By veronicah... on Jan 01, 2010

Well, this isnt a 5 star and you know it anyways as you are paying 20 pounds for a surprisingly modern double room with lcd tv etc.

Its brilliant value and great food, just dont talk to the staff, dont ask for a taxi, and dont deposit anything in their vault.

Its advisable to stay here nonetheless as its just great value, their rooftop cafe is nice too, lots of interesting people.

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  By j12321 on Dec 12, 2009

We had a semi deluxe room; we had booked it on their website a month in advance. We arrived late at night and it took a while for them to find our booking confirmation. The room wasn't too bad, by no means spotless, the usual peeling paint etc but it was pretty clean compared to some of the dives we had previously stayed in India.
The restaurant was OK and b'fast an interesting buffet affair but not awful.

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  By ReturnedR... on Sep 09, 2009

Although located in a street full of hotels, the Grand Godwin is different from most of the others in that the attractiveness of the lobby/reception follows in the rooms. Many of the hotels have a nice lobby but the rooms are not so nice. The Grand Godwin has perfectly fine rooms, although the bathrooms are a little compact. Not a problem if you don't mind the water from the shower going all over the bathroom. I guess they don't mind cleaning it up! It's well located for convenience to New Delhi train station..great if you intend to travel around India by train. The area around isn't much to look at but then again, it's only 5 mins from the Metro (5 mins from there to Connaught Square or Chandni Chowk etc). The restaurant is basic but we didn't use it apart from breakfast time. The inclusive breakfast is limited but adequate to stave off the morning pangs of hunger. The staff are pleasant and helpful and internet access reasonabely priced. It's an ok place to stay and your stay is unlikely to gave rise to any complaint. The price is a little on the high side though.

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  By DesiJat on May 05, 2009

A block away from the Ajanta where we had stayed at the start of our tour, we decided to try this place on our way through Delhi to the South.
Modern bedrooms and helpful staff. The 2000rps cost included a good breakfast, but not an airport pick-up. There is a taxi service desk in the lobby.
Good value for money

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  By tryfan on Mar 03, 2008

We had travelled to India on a previous trip and stayed in the same area, Pahar Ganj. This is the rundown, cheap traveller area and a bit of a shock if you haven't been to India before. However, the area was safe to walk around and a convenient location.
We arrived late at night and were quickly checked in and brought to our room, a couple of minutes later we were called by the front desk and they had given us the super deluxe room instead of the deluxe we had booked and paid for. They said we could move the next day. After a great nights rest and breakfast at the hotel we had our bags ready to move, but our new room wasn't ready and we wanted to go sightseeing. The hotel had no problem with us staying in the superdeluxe room until later that day. Overall the rooms (both the deluxe and superdeluxe) were a great size, with clean bathrooms. The staff was very helpful and always pleasant. I recommended this to other travellers later in our trip and they stayed and enjoyed their stay as well.

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  By loveslife... on Jan 01, 2008

This hotel was quite a good experience for us. It is certainly not fancy but more than adequate. The rooms were clean and the hotel staff were organized and helped us with our travel arrangements. We found accomadation in delhi to be either too expensive or cheap and got very strong negative reviews. This place is close to the train station which is handy and had good food at the restaurant. They picked us up from the airport our first night there which was great and had all our train tickets and flights booked and ready for us the following morning. We made prior arrangements which saves alot of hassel especially if you are short on time, everything books up fast so plan ahead either on your own or through a good agent. In all honesty Delhi is not a place where you will spend alot of time. Its a big dirty city with alot of noise and poverty however this hotel for us was a good place to stay while in transit to other places. We stayed in both regular rooms and a suite for one night. There is litle if any difference between them so opt for the cheaper rooms as you will probably not be staying long and its really not worth the extra expense. The area is close to a tourist market which is okay and there is some restaurants there. If you are choosing to stay for more than a day or two you may want a nicer place closer to tourist spots but for a day or two its a good choice for exploring and transit through delhi.

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  By Ron31 on Jan 01, 2008

My friend and I stayed in a "suite". The room we were given had no window. We asked to be moved to a room with a window, which was only granted the next day.

Both "suites" were clean and fairly spacious.

The showers were open (no door/curtain). The toilets were a bit dirty but ok. You generally have to lower your standards when staying in India.

Breakfast was served on a roof terrace. The selection was modest but tasty.

The hotel provided cheap Internet access.

Beware when checking out: I paid with Visa card and I was told that I had to pay a fee for using the card. I refused and in the end I did not have to pay the fees.

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  By AK77 on Mar 03, 2007

We arrived early morning to Delhi and a lift from the airport was arranged via the hotel (good idea especially if you come for the first time to India). We had no problems to get a room immediately (but double check at the reception the check out time to avoid paying extra). The room was fine, perhaps not up to European standards (good cleaning could help). Staff was rather helpful.
The best was the restaurant: quite cheap and really good (the most important: no problems whatsoever afterwards).
As regards location, it is only two minutes walk from the Grand Bazar and the New Delhi train station and certainly the street is slightly less crowded that the Grand Bazar.
Overall it was not a bad choice, especially compared to other hotels in the area.

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  By mpietra on Feb 02, 2007

Currently staying at the Grand Godwin Hotel until 4th Feb 2006. Booked directly after finding their home page.
The hotel is situated in the back streets of the Paharhganj district of Delhi.
As the reviewer from Canada has stated they d have internet acces but i have just been informed that they charge 25 Rupees per hour and not free as he has stated or as it states on their card.
Service in general is ok. Loads of touts once you set foot outside the hotel doors. They also have a Travel and tourism desk but the bloke who runs it seems a bit of a dodgy character. We paid 550 Rupees each (2 of us) for a tour of Agra, Mathura and Brindravan. Sure that we could have got it cheaper.
So much to write about but not enough time.
Rooms are ok but the Super Deluxe rooms dont have fridges and so you can't chill your drinks etc.

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  By Raj2622 on Feb 02, 2006

J'ai séjourné 8 jours a cet hotel, bon rapport, un peu bruillant, internet très lent, mais personnel au petit soin.

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  By on Oct 10, 2011

Das Hotel ist ganz ok, nur eine Tatsache enttäuschte mich. Ich war auf das Partnerhotel Godwin deluxe gebucht, aber der Taxifahrer brachte mein Gepäck ins Godwin. Ich wunderte mich bereits, dachte aber, dass die mich schon ins richtige Hotel nach nebenan schicken würden. Taten sie aber nicht. Ich erhielt zwar die Saphir-Suite (für Honeymooner), aber im Vergleich zum Deluxe Hotel stand dies doch weit dahinter (im anderen zog ich dann bei meiner Rückkehr nach Delhi ein)

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  By Hairyguy7... on Sep 09, 2011

Des que nous avons pris possession de notre chambre nous avons demandé a ce que draps, drap de couette et taies d'oreillé soient changés parce que sales. Personnel arrangeant mais peu qualifié. État de la salle d'eau très moyen. Pas de house keeping pendant nos deux jours de présence. Beaucoup de marbre dans la deco qui rend les corridors bruillants a tout instant surtout quand il y a de la musique d'ambiance....wifi payante.... Buffet de petit déjeuner pas très avenant si vous arrivé après 9h. Restauration moyenne dans un lieu pas toujours très net.... Beaucoup d'enfants en cuisine.... Si vous vous arrangez avec ces petits inconvénients alors on peu classer cet hôtel dans les hôtels moyens.....

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  By François... on Sep 09, 2011

Good hotel, clean, good services but located in not very nice place.
Bon hotel, propre, bons services mais situé dans un endroit pas tres beau.

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  By al1kd on Aug 08, 2011

Este fue nuestro primer hotel en India y creo que fue el de mejor calidad/precio teniendo en cuenta lo que nos costo y lo que despues encontramos en cuestion de precios y hoteles.
A nosotros no nos vinieron a buscar al aeropuerto aunque segun ellos si lo hicieron pero a otros espanoles que nos encontramos alli si les fueron a recoger aunque hay que pagarles las tasas que les cobran a ellos en el parking del aeropuerto,asi que la recogida en el aeropuerto no es totalmente gratis pero compensa ya que las tasas son 3 veces mas baratas que lo que te cuesta un taxi prepago.
En general es un buen hotel para el precio que cuesta.

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  By on Jul 07, 2011

hotel pas trop mal en rapport qualite/prix, ce n'est pas le grand luxe mais est à proximite de la gare et du marché.
Super restaurant sur la terrace bien mieux que ce qu'il y a dans le quartier, petit dej sympa, personnel agréable.

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  By cecilerom... on Feb 02, 2010

Me he alojado en el Godwin las dos veces que he viajado a la India, y por el precio creo que es un hotel aconsejable. Está en el barrio de Paharganj, a cinco minutos de la estación de tren. El hotel es limpio, de estilo clásico, las habitaciones más que correctas, y dispone de ascensor. El restaurante está en la terraza superior. Hay numerosos restaurantes en los alrededores.

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  By coleridge... on Jan 01, 2010

El hotel no esta mal. Aunque por su precio puedes conseguir hoteles mejores. Está bien situado cerca de la estación de tren.
Con ellos compramos los billetes de tren y nos dijeron que no había plazas para vendernos otros más caros (Emergency Class). Después nos enteramos que si habían plazas.

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  By Rafa_C7 on Aug 08, 2009

Llegamos al hotel sobre las 6 de la madrugada, antes habia hablado con ellos para explicarles que llegariamos pronto y que me dijesen si tenia que pagar 2 noches por llegar 3-4 horas antes del check-in, en un principio me dijeron que si pero luego me dijeron que no, que solo debia pagar una noche. El problema es que en India te dicen que si a todo, tras mas de una hora de espera me confesaron que habia que esperar a que alguien hiciese el check out, vamos que podia ser otra hora de espera o mas, asi que me fui a visitar la ciudad.

Las habitaciones estan bastante bien, buena TV, buen aire acondicionado, baño a la india, sin ducha ni nada, solo el sumidero en el suelo pero limpio. El unico problema es que la calle donde esta (Arakashan road) es muy ruidosa.

Otro dia les pedi un taxi y me hicieron esperar como 20 minutos porque se olvidaron de avisarme. Si vais no os fieis de su competencia, dadles el coñazo para conseguir lo que querais.

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  By Belve on Aug 08, 2009

Nous avons séjourné quatre nuits à Delhi à plusieurs jours d'intervalle. Voyageant à petit budget, nous sommes allés plusieurs fois les voir mais apparemment leur politique est désormais de facturer toutes les chambres au prix de la catégorie supérieure. Vu qu'ils sont dans les guides, comme le rappelle l'énorme panneau devant l'hotel, c'est facile pour eux de tirer les prix vers le haut. Finalement nous avons accepté le tarif haut et réservé une chambre à ce tarif. A notre arrivée, ils voulait 800 Roupies de plus. Nous avons du protester pour qu'ils respectent engagement. Les portiers étaient sympa, mais le réceptionniste était très antipathique... Pour 2153Roupies finalement, c'est cher pour l'Inde, et si la chambre était sympa et les draps propres, la salle de bain était basiques, et les serviettes douteuses pour un hotel à ce prix là. Après avoir passé une nuit dans un hotel miteux du quartier (rempli d'hotels miteux d'ailleurs!) nous étions contents d'aller au Grand Godwin, mais le mauvais accueil à la réception nous a tellement déçu que le plaisir à été gâché. Sinon par contre le côté positif, une terrasse pour prendre le petit déjeuner (gratuit), qui fait aussi restaurant.

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  By patonline on Mar 03, 2009

Gleich neben dem Godwin ist das Schwesterhotel Grand Godwin - welches besser ist. Sehr nah zum Main Bazaar, Old Delhi Train Station, Geldwechsel, Restaurants, Einkaufen, Ausflüge - alles in nächster Umgebung. Erst die umliegenden Preise checken-im Hotel natürlich alles teurer. Die Reception ist ein Chaos. trotz Reservierungsbestätigung klappts oft nicht. Welcome in India, sie finden immer eine Lösung...Das Personal ist bzgl. Freundlichkeit / Englischkenntnisse /Hilfsbereitschaft stark durchmischt, die Zimmer sind für die 3* Sterne OK, man soll sich nicht zuviel erwarten, Bettwäsche evtl. neu beziehen lassen, man bemüht sich, empfehlenswert das Dachterrassenrestaurant> grosse Auswahl, lecker, günstig, kein Dehli Belly. DZ lag bei € 50,-...überhöht für das was man bekommt, aber in der Preisklasse ist es in Delhi schwierig...Hotel ist auch laut (wie auch nicht?) , die 1.Nacht durchhalten, dann gewöhnt man sich. Waren schon in schlechteren Hotels in dieser Stadt...

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  By Twix75 on Dec 12, 2008

Tras haber hecho la reserva de una habitación, nos gestionaron varias compras de billetes de avion y tren cobrandonos una pequeña comision. El resultado de este servicio fue bueno.
Hotel muy ruidoso. El desayuno, normalito.

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  By Morabe4 on Nov 11, 2007

Charging Western prices does not make for a Western hotel. The sheets had a cigaret burn and I looked at three rooms before deciding which had the least amount of mildew. I could have paid a lot less for such accommodations. Especially in that awful neighborhood. This was misery for a solo female traveler.

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  By blisstrav... on Feb 02, 2011

I was denied two rooms which I have booked for two days viz. for 6th and 8th Jan'2011 though I have written confirmation of the bookings from their Reservation desk(Ms.Kavita).More importantly, I have stayed there on 6th and even some amount is due on the hotel which was promised to be paid back on 8th .I even called them at 8 pm and informed that we were coming by 11 pm and they said that there is no problem as the reservation is confirmed.But when I reached from airport to the hotel, they cut a sorry face and said that rooms are not available, what a ridiculous incidence,no logic and don't even care as where they will go at that point of time. I WANT A CLARIFICATION FROM THE HOTEL MANAGEMENT AS HOW THEY JUSTIFY SUCH INCIDENCES BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HOTEL IS DOING SO, IT IS A PRACTICE IN THIS HOTEL.WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BE SUED AND WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPENSATE ME FOR YOUR THIS ACT.GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AT THE EARLIEST, YOU CAN GET MY DETAILS FROM YOUR PEOPLE ON THE FRONT DESK AND MY STAY DETAILS ON 6TH.

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  By sakhan300... on Jan 01, 2011

I was in the Grand Godwin Hotel two nights. It was my fisrt trip to Delhi and wanted to have accommodation pre booked as i was arriving at 2 am.

Although the hall and the front of the hotel is very clean and impressive, the room i was given didnt have windows, after i refused to have one without windows the gave me another room which had a window. I had to ask them to change the bedding becasue it was very dirty and clearly had not been changed.

they charged me 1980 rupees breakfast included per night( breakfast is very basic , coffee in instant coffee).
I was in other hostel Hare Khrisna paid 500 rupees and couldnt see much difference.
I didnt find the staff rude ,they were helpful.

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  By moriarti on Dec 12, 2010

I stayed in this hotel previously in October 2009 too. It’s not worth it. This is a creep. I don’t know how could lonely planet recommend this hotel there are way better hotels that they should recommend.
The major plus+ factor for the tourist arrival is due to the lonely planet recommendation but it’s all trap.
This hotel doesn’t have a good hospitality. The staffs are all nonsense. Oh thank you god, which I knew Hindi very well. You will know what they talk about you in face of you; in Hindi I was really stunned.

Toilets are ghastly. Small mini freeze of the room doesn’t works. Asked them to changes but no response.
The staffs are all dim-witted, ignorant, and horrific.

I strictly not recommend this hotel to any travelers.

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  By EaInterna... on Nov 11, 2010

For 2310 per night, I was hoping this hotel could be a small bit of relaxation when arriving from Dehli airport after a long flight to India. I usually book a slightly more expensive hotel to settle in when visiting a poorer country so to be easier to accustomise. This hotel, while meeting my financial expectations was probably worth half the price if not less. A very average hotel, and when I arrived was told that my room was unavailable, despite booking it 2 months in advance. they offered to upgrade the room for one night for free which was fine, although the new room was most likely the original room I had booked and they had simply increased the price. A free breakfast came with the hotel but I wouldnt reccommend eating anything, with blue eggs and old toast being some of the favourites. Rooms had no windows, bathrooms were dirty and unfinished, beds were hard and the restaurant was totally over priced. When arriving at night they suggested that they had a good menu for people travelling so that they could get a meal before going to bed. 450 rupees for a main course.... now this compared to other places in the same city with 50-150 as main courses, food was good, apart from the millions of dead flies flying into the plates, and the waiter despite adding a 10% service charge at the end, was pretty annoyed when we didnt offer him a tip on top, suffice to say we did not eat there again. For this price, in India, in Rajasthan, I have staed in liuxurious accomodations. This place is the standard of a 1000 per night hotel, and it is more than double the price. Dont stay here.

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  By Wurstxxx on Oct 10, 2010

Style over substance is the best way to describe this hotel - whilst everything looks great initially, on closer inspection, nothing was as good as it seemed.

On arriving at the Grand Godwin, we were impressed by the reception and grand central staircase. On first sight the room looked lovely as well, but there was a faint smell of damp. We then realised that there was a lot of mould on the ceiling, and this carried through into the bathroom.

However, it was the service that was definitely the worst thing about our stay. The staff at reception were not very knowledgeable and quite unhelpful. As an example, on our first night we asked reception if they could recommend any good restaurants in the area. The response was that they had a restaurant in the hotel. When we said that we wanted to go out, they were unable to recommend a single restaurant, but simply told us to head to Connaught Place.

We also had problems with their service with regards to the internet usage. To use the internet, we had to buy logins for either 30 mins (Rs50) or 2hrs (Rs100), the priciest of all the hotels we stayed at. The logins lasted for 24hrs and after that the time was lost. However, what we weren't told was that after using the internet, you had to log out with a separate code, otherwise your remaining time was lost. As a result of this, I lost about 90mins worth of internet time and was told that this couldn't be refunded.

Prior to our stay, I had emailed to ask about hiring a car and driver for two days, and how much this would cost. However, I received a reply saying that the hotel had a 24/7 travel desk and it would be easier to discuss when we arrived.
When we checked in (at about 10:30pm), I asked if I could talk to someone about arranging a driver for the next morning, and the response was "Does this have to be done now?", which made me feel like it would be a huge inconvenience to speak to someone about it for 5 minutes. Not what I'd expected after being told about the 24/7 travel desk.

Instead, we arranged the car at 9am the next day, but again was made to feel like a major inconvenience when I said that we'd like the driver as soon as possible. However, the driver was excellent, very chatty and friendly, and gave us a lot of extra local colour on our drive around the sights of Delhi.

The next day, we had a different driver to take us to Agra and the Taj Mahal. On the drive back to Delhi in the afternoon, we were involved in a minor car accident and a reasonable amount of damage was done to the front of our car. He notified the hotel by phone, then, when we arrived back in Delhi that evening, the driver said that he didn't want to go back to the hotel, as he was afraid that he would be fired for the accident. Instead, he tried to drop us off at the back of the hotel, and directed us towards a dark alley that would lead us to the front of the hotel. We refused to get out there and asked him to drop us off out the front. He drove round and parked the car a few doors before the hotel, then gave us the car keys, got out of the car, and ran off, rather than have to face his employers.
We went inside and handed the keys back to reception. At no point did anyone in the hotel ask us if we were alright following the accident. They showed an appalling lack of concern for us and our safety, so we were very lucky that the accident hadn't been more serious and that none of us were hurt.

Following this, we were too tired to go out for dinner, so ate in the hotel restaurant. The waiters were incredibly pushy and wouldn't let my friend order the plain meal that he wanted, instead persuading him to have a continental chicken dish. When this arrived, the chicken was incredibly undercooked, so we had to send the dish back and order something else.

Our stay at the Grand Godwin was definitely the worst of the five hotels we stayed at on our holiday, and I would definitely not stay there again if I was to go back to Delhi.

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  By Jenfur201... on Sep 09, 2010

Their web site says complimentary airport pick-up is included in the tariff. The night before our arrival (despite hoding our reservation for a month) they sent an e-mail demanding a $30 pre-payment for the pickup.

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  By KateySydn... on Jun 06, 2010

My first stay at this hotel was not so bad - rooms were nice, in room food was very good, though the breakfast on the rooftop was quite average. My main issue with this hotel was around airport pick ups - both times I have stayed, they have been a real issue to organise. The first time they asked me to send passport details and arrival time by e-mail to confirm, which I did, only to get a return e-mail saying they could not do it as did not have the flight times. I had to really be assertive and send the details before they would accept. The second time I went to stay there, my flight was delayed around 4 hrs. No airport pick up, I rang to confirm status, they said said they would reimburse when I got back to the hotel, however after an hour waiting in a taxi queue and getting there, they said they could not reimburse it. I ended up going down the road to stay at Hotel Yuraj for a cheaper price. Can't recommend the Grand Godwin - if it wasn't for their poor attitude, it would have been a nice base to come in and out of Delhi during my 8 mth stay in India.

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  By SATCSydne... on Apr 04, 2010

I had high hopes for the Grand Godwin. Indeed, the stay started well, with what seemed to be friendly staff and delicious food at the rooftop restaurant. However, things quickly soured. The Grand Godwin is truly a lesson in how nearly everything about Delhi tourism is a game, with guests like us being the ultimate pawns. To wit:

-- The credit card machine was conveniently "broken" when we attempted to resolve our balance with plastic. A dispute with the hapless MOD revealed that, in fact, we COULD settle our bill with the sister hotel -- the "regular" Godwin -- a mere 4 feet across the street. Turned out, however, that there was a suspicious "limit" on how much we could actually charge via this method. When we asked what the limit was, they asked us how much we'd put on there -- makes no sense, right? They finally caved and told us the arbitrary limit, which we magically increased after a brief debate. Lesson here? Play the game as if you have the upper hand, as you'll otherwise be screwed by fishy swindlers like those who man the helm at the Grand Godwin.

-- One of my travel companions, a friend who lives in Delhi but has an ID with a Kolkata address, stayed with us at the Grand Godwin for a few nights. When his fiancee attempted to join us, she was met with hostility. The manager claimed that they had a policy of prohibiting "locals" from staying at the hotel. As expected, my friend asked to see the hotel's official policy on this. The manager admitted he had nothing written about it, but insisted it was the neighborhood's policy, ranting on about a particular ministry of something or another. (My friend suspects it's to root out prostitution.) Anyway, we threatened the manager with an inquiry into my friend's relative, who is a member of parliament -- amazing how she was actually able to stay the night!

-- Another travel companion got severely ill off the swordfish he ate on the rooftop. I must caveat, however, that the waiter we had was ALWAYS pleasant and attentive; obviously, he ought not be at fault for an error by the food prep staff.

-- The hotel is NOISY in the morning. Be prepared for loud noises -- knocking, banging, stepping, what have you -- due to the somewhat open design of the hotel.

So... is the Grand Godwin HORRIBLE? To this Westerner, its service deserves an F. Ultimately, if you knew how to play the game that we were forced to learn to play, then you may find it suits your needs. Just heed our warning, please.

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  By smdewart on Feb 02, 2010

After three phone calls and two e mails to the hotel before we arrived they still had not reserved the type of room we had requested and were promised. We had to battle to get it in the end, they wanted us to stay in a more expensive room. Of course no understanding or apology was displayed.

The delux room we had smelled really badly of damp, especially the bathroom. For the price they charge this is disgraceful.

We had laundry done at the hotel and they lost our special canvas laundry bag. Again not one apology and we had to ask on three separate occasions over two days if they could look for it. We kept being told they would look into it but then we heard nothing back. Also they had sewn really thick thread, almost like a small rope, into every single item - right through the fabric - leaving small holes in everything.

I needed a one page document urgently printed and after when I asked if it were possible the man at reception rudely told me to go to a cyer cafe.

Not sure what they are charging their high fee for. The room smells, the service is non-existent and the food at breakfast is ridiculous (pasta and garlic bread one morning, veggie burgers another).

You can do much, much better in Delhi for a much better price!

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  By Conortje on Feb 02, 2010

Very noisy inside and outside.
Some "super deluxe rooms" withhout window.
The restaurant on the top is not clean.

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  By lepetitco... on Feb 02, 2010

I made a reservation in this hotel a month in advance and, as requested, paid the first nights fee by credit card. We also asked for airport pickup. We arrive at the airport around midnight and were glad to find our driver. When we arrived at the hotel we were told that there was no room available and the problem was that we had paid for the next day - that is that we had not paid for the present night. We were taken to a flea bag hotel nearby. Next day we are given our reserved room and discover that we had been lied to. Our reservation was fine, but another guest had become ill and did not leave as expected. As we were the last guests to arrive, we lost the 'musical chairs' for rooms. Then, at check out, we were asked to pay the original room rate for the flea bag we had been given instead. After much negotiation and supposed calls to the manager I was able to get it down to a reasonable, but still overpriced rate. The hotel itself was good and the breakfast was very nice. My complaint was being lied to and overcharged for a room that should have been given to us gratis.

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  By bg2can on Dec 12, 2009

As per other reviews, at booking it promised a free airport transfer. After informing the hotel of our pickup time, car didnt' arrive, called up and was told that we had to pay extra and that the car would be with us in 45mins if we were willing to wait - forcing us to get our own taxi and make our own way there.

Area around the hotel is utlra poor. True this is where the budget hotels are but it's pretty dire, no pavements on the roads, did not feel safe even though we were a group of three.

Was promised internet access in the rooms for 50rupees per night, only to find that internet actually only works on the ground floor in the lobby, so anytime I had to use it I had to sit in a lobby full of ppl to use - not what I had in mind.

Rooms are ok size, there is no bath just a wet room shower, and it's clean. Breakfast on the roof top is poor, only the omlette or cereal is worth eating, the milk had congealed fat in it. Coffee is instant coffee that you make yourselves.

Travel desk - gave us a taxi which had a dodgy driver, took us to too many places (bazaars without asking, fake government travel agents that we didn't want to go, in the end we had to send him away - no refunds tho.

Overall the interior of the hotel is clean, but location, breakfast and staff service terrible. Don't trust the staff too much.

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  By middlelam on May 05, 2009

I booked this hotel on recommendations from other reviews. I am a bit surprised at the reviews that give a 3 to 5 star rating. I have traveled extensively and can say that this hotel does not deserve anything more than a 2. Stayed 3 nights and the biggest problem was the cleanliness of the room and in particular the linens. I read in previous reviews of others stating the same. The bedding on both beds had many stains and soiled areas and seems to have not been washed; bathroom was also less than adequately clean. I had a room on the back side of the hotel only to be kept up all night by barking dogs; they moved us the following day to a room that had no window. Another concern (as also in other reviews) was the fact that upon check-out I also experience the front desk asking for more money although this room was prepaid including taxes. I firmly stated I would not pay and they backed off. Location is desirable for good access to Delhi train station.

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  By kevin446 on Feb 02, 2009

We just returned from a trip around India and stayed at the Hotel Grand Godwin for 4 days. The room was clean and nice but I'd be hard pushed to recommend it.

We stayed in room 203 (no windows) and were constantly woken by the noise of other people showering in their rooms (noise came through the air conditioning shaf above our bed).

When we went to leave (at 6am), the hotel staff tried to charge us an additional fee, saying we owed a luxury tax. We showed them our email receipt as we had booked through their website (which clearly stated our online payment was inclusive of all taxes) and they still continued to demand an extra $40 in rupees. It took them about 20 minutes to begrudgingly agree that we had actually paid everything.

This really left a sour taste in our mouth and we can only imagine that they try this trick on most people in the hope of getting extra cash.

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  By neilcrump... on Oct 10, 2008

The room was reasonably clean but not free of the occasional scurrying cockroach. The hot water facilities were pathetic but otherwise the bathrooms were clean and functional. The room service was a consistent problem; I had to call to get the room cleaned. The night staff at the reception were rude and ill-trained. My offense apparently had been to check out at 6:00 AM and thus trouble their normally scheduled program of doing nothing. It should've been Monthy Pythonesque funny, except it wasn't. Word of advice: establish your superiority in the pecking order quickly and firmly, else the staff will be inclined to take you for a ride. The over-friendly tourist is an exploited tourist.

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  By tripper04... on Apr 04, 2008

This hotel will aggressively try to sell you as many things as it can in terms of guided tours, etc. The lobby is nice enough - and that's all they show you on their website. The room was dingy and smelled. When I asked about going to Agra, the hotel tried to book an exensive guide/driver and would not give me directions to the Delhi train station as an alternative - because there was no commission in it for them. They also said no trains were available - which was a lie. I was promised an early breakfast because I had an early check out and was not given the breakfast. There were other problems and the staff was unpleasant to deal with.

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  By mikeesko on Jan 01, 2008

Nice and clean hotel but do not prepay! They raised our rate when we got there although we paid a month before arriving with a credit card through their website. They gave us an 'employee room', not the superior room we booked until we paid an additional amount. While we were there every night there were travellers at the reception yelling at the front desk managers because they were asking for additional money vs. the prepaid amount so this seems to be standard practice for this hotel. The staff is not friendly and not accommodating although this scam goes against all international hotel reservation rules. Even when you show them their internet printed receipt and E-mails they won't give you a room until you pay an additional amount. This is too bad because otherwise it's a nice hotel.

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  By lonelypla... on Jan 01, 2008

Room was very dark and dingy with only one window that lead to a concrete wall. we also had a guy outside our room all of the time who kept spitting.

try to avoid as they clearly don't clean the sheets

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  By slondonma... on Nov 11, 2007

We booked to stay here 12th October 2007 on our first night in India, then again for the 20th - 22nd October 2007 for our last 2 nights.

We were picked up at the airport on the 12th October at gone midnight, and fair play to the driver, he waited a good while for us because our plane was delayed.

The check in procedure is a bit lengthy, but we eventually got checked in and taken to our room. Room seemed clean on first inspection, but arriving at that time of night, we didnt really have much choice.

The sheets to the bed however were really disgustingly dirty, but we'd thought ahead and brought our own sheets and pillow cases.

Our real problem with this hotel came with our "CONFIRMED BOOKING" for the last two nights of our holiday. I called to check the reservation, after hearing of other peoples hotel problems, and was told that we had no booking, that they had never heard of us and that we had never previously stayed at that hotel. Which was news to us!!!

The chap on reception told us (rudely) that there were no rooms free, but if we came to the hotel there might be (this we didnt understand at all). I asked for the reservation manager, who is the only person apparantly who could use the computer system, to call me and explain what was going on. Needless to say, he never called, and we found somewhere else to stay!

Incase you're interested the other place we stayed at was a b and b in the Defence Colony and it was really good - orchidretreat-bednbreakfast.com.

So if you are planning on staying here, bring your own sheets, check your booking several times and dont be surprised if they deny you exist !

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  By CMPL on Oct 10, 2007

Our stay at the Grand Godwin was simply average. Its located in the back street of Delhi and looks like a "dodggy" neighborhood. Only the day manager in the front desk seems to be helpful, the others don't seem to speak or understand english. Their travel desk is too expensive. Avoid using them if you can. The rooms are clean but the washroom do not have bath tubs or proper shower areas. If you are looking for clean washroom, DO NOT stay here. Its quite basic but cheap.

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  By on Mar 03, 2006

La información del hotel en internet crea falsas espectativas. Es demasiado caro para el servicio que da y para estar en India. La habitación estaba impecable, aunque era un poco pequeña. Además era algo ruidosa, tanto por el ruido de la calle como por ruidos del hotel. El baño, no estaba en las mejores condiciones, muy mal iluminado y con un ventilador por el que se colaban los mosquitos. El desayuno, tambien muy mejorable. Los encargados del "Travel Desk" un poco pesados. Llegamos al hotel sobre la 1 a.m. y a las 2:30 a.m. nos llamaron a la habitación para reclamarnos el pago del transfer del aeropuerto y cuando lo pagamos intentaron vendernos un tour por la India!

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  By on Aug 08, 2010

I travelled with my boyfriend to India last year (Sept 2010). We pre-booked this hotel online since it was recommended by the Lonely Planet. We're not the greatest fans of pre-booking but we arrived by airplane in the middle of the night and didn't feel like strolling around Delhi then to look for a hotel. They picked us up at the airport (as requested) and over-charged us for that (which is a common thing in India so we were not surprised about that). The hotel is located in the older/poorer part of Delhi, in the middle of a street with Indian businesses (little shops, public hairdressers, small street cooking places) which we thought had quite its charm and was fun to experience. However, the hotel was not. The room we stayed in had no window, wasn't cleaned very well, and the bathroom wasn't clean either. Terrible shower, dirty floor, dirty sheets. There is just nothing really good about this place. The hotel staff try to rip you off, service is not that great, and even the breakfast was below expectations. Dinner at the hotel was ok, but way better at other places. Upon our return to Delhi we stayed in the Wood Castle, which is WAY better value (clean, great service, very good breakfast, super-friendly hospitality and amazing value for Delhi). All in all, the gran godwin is not worth its price. There are WAY better bargains in the city. This hotel is not even worth half its price.

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  By InekePari... on Jul 07, 2011

This is the first of two reviews - you must read both.
Booked this hotel and airport transfers 7 months before required. Promised a large car (4 people with luggage) was sent the smallest car in the world with a driver that continually spat!!! Taken to another hotel as they had no rooms so demanded that we were taken to the Godwin as we were meeting someone. When we arrived we were assured there were no rooms so taken over the road to the Tourist Lodge - disgusting - but had no choice as location was prime importance. Left luggage with Godwin as we were going on trip for 5 days. Was positively assurred that there would be rooms for us when we got back to Delhi - they were not booked - we had to rebook from Agra. They also demanded payment which I refused as I wanted to sort everything out upon my return. I think that less well-travelled people would have given in to their demands. I firmly believe that this under manager - smalll guy - dark hair and bushy moustache was conning us. He is a disgrace to the hotel. He even tried to over charge us for the filthy hotel that he put us in but we knew the rates so that didn't work. If I owned the Grand Godwin I would fire him.

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  By LindaLoo0 on Mar 03, 2011

According to their website, they have a complimentary pick-up from the airport, then they asked me for 400 Rs as parking fee! I checked on line, and found the parking fee for the airport is only 50-100 Rs (but I think, even this 100 Rs should not be afforded by the guest!) , I questioned them about this 400 Rs, then they changed to say, parking fee is 100 Rs, this 400 Rs is for my rickshow! Even a cheaper budget hotel will not pick up their guest with a rickshow from the airport! And they charged so much about it! So at the end I refuse to book a room there.

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  By simbada on Feb 02, 2011

This hotel had few promised amenities. The "quiet" double room we had was old, dingy, had stained sheets and was on a busy street. There was no safe, no fridge, no hair dryer, not even a shower curtain. We elected to pay almost 40% more to upgrade to a "luxury room". This room was bigger, but lacked the same amenities. The wireless internet was very weak and it took almost 30 minutes to send one email. The only thing this hotel had was a close proximity to the New Delhi Train Station. Although its less than 2km away, if the hotel calls you a taxi to the train station, they'll overcharge you big-time. Don't waste your time.

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  By rwede on Mar 03, 2010

The hotel is situated in the heart of Old Delhi so you are surrounded by thousands of people, cows, tuktuks and beggars. The hotel lobby and spiral staircase looked good but it is all down hill once you enter the bedroom. We stayed one night, 27th Jan 10 our very first night in India. The bedroom was hot and stuffy and the aircon you could only set to heat. The bedding hadn't been changed and we put our sarongs over the pillows. Although the toilet had a sanitised tape over it, indicating it had been cleaned, this definitely wasn't the case.

The evening meal and breakfast on the roof top were fine.

We complained and our Indian tour operator also rang and complained on our behalf. When we arrived for our second one night stay on the 11th Feb we had hoped for an improvement but we were bitterly disappointed even though we had been 'upgraded'. This room was even worse than the previous one.

Long black hairs on the pillows indicating bedding had not been changed.
Both TV and fridge did not work.
Room was extremely hot and stuffy with no workable aircon and no outside windows or light. It felt more like a prison cell.
We had constant noise throughout the night and an extremely shabby bathroom.
We therefore refused to go back to this hotel for our last night in India and our tour operator found us other accommodation, Thikana Homestay, a world away from Grand Godwin. We only wished we had known about it earlier.

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  By angieManc... on Mar 03, 2010

Stayed there last year when Delhi was the first stop on the India trip and I wanted to make sure that we had a reservation somewhere before we arrived. The rooms were OK, not splendid (relatively clean, though). Substantially overpriced, however, compared to those in hotels on the same street (including those with larger, nicer, cleaner, rooms). We were there for several days, so re-negotiated the price after the first day based on comps, but then the management did not honor that when we checked out.

I am Indian, but grew up in the US, and my travel partner was American, so not sure if this was because of tourist gouging or just horrible service. Anyway, if you make any agreements on price, make sure you (a) get them in writing and (b) have management sign off immediately, or you're screwed.

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  By mexicalid... on Nov 11, 2009

I made a reservation weeks before arriving in Delhi and specifically asked for a driver to pick me up because it was my first time in India. They sent me a confirmation with booking and pick up driver but upon arrival on the airport nobody was there.

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  By Lightwork... on Jul 07, 2009

dirty, shaky, shady and old.... absolutely inadequate for most travellers. perhaps ok for some very low budget low demand backpackers and some locals....
we left it on the second day to find another hotel and fortunately Incredible India guys helped us greatly with rearranging hotels for us in different cities. It was especially great to have them help us in the middle of the night, when we arrived from the airport first day. Note that initially whole trip was planned by myself without any help from them or other tourist agency. I ran into them at night, when looking for the hotel and they helped.

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  By VZF on Jul 07, 2009

The bedroom was terrible, very dirty and we found some cockroaches in the bathroom.
The receptionist was a trickster, we booked it in advanced paying and they didn't keep our reservation, when we arrived in the evening we found that our room was sold and they tried to give as a lower category room for the same price, after one hour of argument we got the room we had booked.
The breakfast wasn't good.

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  By evamartin on Jul 07, 2009

wow, I am writing this from the lobby of the hotel unable to sleep because of the infernal noise from constructions going on in front of the hotel and my room.
What an awful place! Stay away at any cost. When I arrived, my reservation wasn't honored. However, they offered me a "better room" for the first night. They don't actually have the room they offer and want to make you pay extra. Given the roon isn't really expensive it is not much , but the attitude behind that makes you feel not welcome at all. Well, I won't pay extra...
They don not appreciate your business. The place is located in the slum areas around Delhi central station. Exiting and interesting!

I'll be looking for another hotel tomorrow, don't waste your time here.

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  By roommate7... on Jun 06, 2009

It the damaging for me when i was arrived in India. I booked the hotel , they inform me your pickup is free at the time booking. But there is no taxi for me at airport in midnight. When I reach the hotel. Guy behind the front desk was sleeping. Next day I book the taxi for Delhi sightseeing hotel book the taxi. He charged very high price to me 50USD. Breakfast quality is very bad. They charge me the room rent also high 1800INR + 22.5 Tax for one day. I check the room rent out side of this hotel was 800INR double and single with breakfast. 50% paid to touts and autoriksha drivers. I can't recommend to any single lady, couple, senior citizen to stay this hotel

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  By ananys on May 05, 2009

Don't bother making a booking. If the hotel is full, they'll give away your room to anyone walking in off the street. You can confirm your booking, tell them when you will arrive, leave a copy of your passport, do everything they ask and they still will not hold your room for you.
I watched them give away a room 5 mins (!) after a guest booked it - in person - while he was down the street getting his luggage!
At the hotel next door they told me this happens several times a day, every day.
The staff at the GG reception is positively useless.

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  By AGardi on Jan 01, 2009

Hotel is ok but the team is a very big problem. If the manager is not there it's not possible to find a solution. Twice we had to pay more that was agreed. If we didn't we have missed our planes.

Whatever is your agreement on the prices, even by mail, they finally oblige you to pay the standard prices. As people at the reception change regulary during the day, you never meet the people you dealt with

I met people at the reception that was upset because they have booked on the net, but reception didn't book the rooms. And the hotel was full ... One day There was a girl arriving at midnight, she had to find an other hotel, despite her booking !

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  By ramseshub on Sep 09, 2008

I tried to check in to the hotel but encountered unprofessional, discourteous and rude staff at the front desk. I was asked for a picture ID and I gave my international driver's license. The hotel manager sent it outside the building to get a photo copy. I waited for over 20 minutes to get back my license. Meanwhile, I paid the advance for the room and my personal details were entered in the hotel register. When there was no sign of the hotel staff returning with my license, I was told that the license will be delivered to my room and I could now check in. But I insisted that I get my license back before I move in to the room since I did not want to take any chances with it. At that point the hotel manager told me rudely that my ID was not good enough and wanted a copy of my passport. I was told that his name was Joginder Sharma. I expressed surprise at his behaviour and called for his supervisor who apologized and offered to help me check in. But Joginder Sharma kept on arguing that he has to follow the rules of the hotel. I asked him why he accepted my driver's license for an ID if he needed the passport and he did not have an answer. Needless to say, I refused and moved to another hotel.

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  By sanjaykis... on Sep 09, 2007

We originally stayed in this hotel for a few nights in Jan after being recommended to it by a couple we met at another establishment. They had pre-warned us that the sheets, although apparently cleaned, did have some mysterious stains - as if they'd been stored on a floor, and that was certainly the case. However, having seen and heard many horror stories about Delhi hotels we figured that wasn't too bad, and at least the showers were hot, it was conveniently located to New Delhi station and breakfast was included (even if it was fairly ropey!). So we decided to book it for our last night in Delhi before we flew back to the UK. Well, that was a mistake. First they claimed that they had no deluxe rooms booked - even though they'd confirmed our booking via email only 2 days before - and tried to charge us for the a Super Deluxe room. When we refused and pointed to where they'd handwritten the correct room booking in their reservation book, they agreed to charge us the rate we wanted - which was lucky because Super Deluxe and Deluxe are exactly the same! Sheets were revolting - covered in pubic hairs and clearly not laundered in between guests. We demanded they replace all the bedding and towels, but even then the sheets were still covered in hairs. It was all so gross I barely slept. At 1500 rupees it's not a cheap hotel for Delhi so I would definitely recommend NOT staying here, EVER!

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  By Paupy on Mar 03, 2007

Ci sono venuti a prendere all'areoporto come concordato ma poi (erano le quattro di mattina) non volevano darci la stanza per non so quale disguido. Alla fine ci hanno dato la prima stanza dietro la Reception dove si sentivano tutti i rumori dell'Hotel e della strada. La mattina abbiamo disdetto le altre notti e ce ne siamo andati di corsa! Il personale è antipatico e lento! Appena entrati nell'Hotel al mio ragazzo è entrato un insetto nella maglietta. Insomma, se potete, evitatelo!

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  By Nausica M on Aug 08, 2011

pick up all'aeroporto appena arrivati, la camera non era disponibile e ci hanno dato una migliore allo stesso prezzo, nel gemello hotel Godwin Deluxe. bella stanza, design contemporaneo e pulitissima.
al ritorno a fine vacanza la sorpresa, la cifra è lievitata da 38 a 54 euro per la stessa stanza (avrei dovuto andare via) pur con sconto, e sorpresa ulteriore, attenti a non macchiare le lenzuola, per un piccolo alone hanno applicato 1000 rupie (16 euro) di costo "per lenzuolo non recuperabile" (basta la conegrina, e a quella cifra in india compri 1 vestito di lusso).
tutto ciò comunicato con estrema scortesia e maleducazione dl personale. non lo consiglio per la non correttezza della gestione!

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  By xaires on Aug 08, 2011

Habe ein Monat vor Ankunft per Internet gebucht und eine Bestätigung per email erhalten.
Als ich am 22.12.06 in Delhi ankam, wurde mir gesagt, dass alle Zimmer belegt sein und ich nur eine Suite für 150 USD bekommen kann. Der Angestellte war absolut unfreundlich.
Also: besser ein anderes Hotel suchen!

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  By Ralf-Somm... on Feb 02, 2007

habe vom Grand Godwin eine schriftliche Bestaetigung der Reservierung erhalten. Zwei Tage vor Ankunft habe ich angerufen und nochmals auf unser Ankommen hingewiesen. Sprach mit 3 Personen der Rezeption, keiner konnte eine Reservierung finden. Der vierte meine, wir koennen kommen alles ok. Bei Ankunft um 13:00 waren die beiden Zimmer nicht verfuegbar und es wurde uns vorlaeufig ein dreibettzimmer angeboten. Um 17:00 war die eine suite dann beziehbar, dia andere immer noch nicht. Grund fuer die Verzoegerung konnte nicht genannt werden. Die Rezeption war dann froh, dass wir dann anstatt von der zugeagten 2. Suite ein normales zimmer genommen haben.
eine Etage besteht aus 8 Zimmern. Jeweils 4 normale Zimmer zur Strasse und 4 Suites zum Hinterhof. Direkt an der Ausgangstueren der Suites ist die Etagenkueche. Hier wird bis um 2 Uhr morgens und ab 6 uhr in der Fruehe Geschirr gespuehlt, gepoltert und es finden lautstarke Unterhaltungen der Angestellten statt. Tueren werden laut zugeschlagen und wenn im Nachbarzimmer jemand den Lichtschalter betaetigt ist dies lautstark zu hoeren.(sehr duenne Waende)
Erhielt von der Rezeption den Anruf, dass der Taxifahrer nun da sei. Nachdem dieser nicht auffundbar war habe ich bei der Rezeption nachgefragt, da wusste keiner was von dem Anruf vor 5 Minuten.

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  By Feige on Oct 10, 2006

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