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  Delhi, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (240 reviews, 4/5)

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  • 4/5 (Based on 240 reviews)

my brother and i stayed at this hotel twice during august. the rooms we stayed at were very clean, spacious, light and comfortable. the bathroom was very clean with hot water. all the people working there were extremely helpful and friendly.
the way to get there is a bit off putting, but it's worth it and safe.
the food was very tasty, vegetarian.
i would definitely come back to this hotel next time i'm in delhi.

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  By Lenka R on Oct 10, 2011

The service and cleanliness are great and staff incredibly helpful. The location down an alley is a bit off-putting but the location is great for sights in old Delhi. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Thanks for a great stay!

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  By pacmanfam on Oct 10, 2011

Myself and my partner chose to begin and end our 2 week trip around Rajisthan here. It truly is a little gem smack bang in the middle of the chaos (exciting chaos at that!) We had plenty of advice as to how best to travel around and where to visit for our first trip to India from the start, however, the hotel and its lovely staff really came into their own during our last two days in Delhi when my partner became seriously ill and was hospitalised (nothing to do with Delhi belly I assure you!) The staff were fantastically supportive, found a good clean hospital and constantly checked on us, even bringing breakfast to us one morning. They made a scary couple of days much easier to cope with and I would recommend this hotel to everyone travelling to Delhi who wants to stay in a 'real' part of the city. It is clean, comfortable and the staff are five star.

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  By Lucy R on Oct 10, 2011

I found this hotel to be very clean and comfortable. The double room was spacious, food was excellent and great value, and 24 hour room service extremely attentive (thanks Dillip!). I stayed here in the last two weeks of April but the last week averaged 42.5 degrees celcius each day so I was lucky that the hotel air conditioning was in perfect working order. This hotel is practically all marble (from Jaipur I believe). Hotel manager Pawen was very helpful for any queries I had, as was Rameez who is the tour and travel operator attached to the hotel.

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  By raleigh67 on Jul 07, 2011

The hotel is amazing value for money.
On the way to the hotel i was thinking OMG this is going to be bad. The area looked rough and the driver said it's Old Delhi. So i felt i had been ripped off.
But when i entered the hotel and found it to be an amazing place. The staff are really friendly, room service is good value for money. Area around the hotel looks scarey but in fact we had no problems.
I do recommend anyone to stay in this hotel. Just be sure you know it's Old Delhi not New Delhi.

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  By ChrisNayl... on Jul 07, 2011

We were a bit sceptical about staying in Delhi and having read reviews of many hotels we were pleasantly surprised by the Tara Palace.
From the airport pick up to the dropping off we had a great but short stay ( one night only).
The hotel was very clean and tidy and plenty of space in the room. The facilities were very good and the restaurant food was great, served with a smile and great value for money.
Although the hotel is situated in Old Delhi it was safe and everybody was very friendly and at no point did we feel threatened or hassled.
We will recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to future stays of a longer period.

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  By TheTylees on Jul 07, 2011

This hotel was an excellent choice. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the facilities were amazingly clean. I thorougly enjoyed my visit and will visit again, I recommend this place for anyone, as I am sure I will return one day. Thank you for an excellent vacation!!

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  By sfarhad3 on Jun 06, 2011

The other reviews were correct -- one wonders "Have I made a mistake?" walking down the alley to the hotel for the first time. But, you have not. This is an excellent hotel in a good, safe location from which to explore Old Delhi.

The hotel is not new, but is clean and the staff is excellent. The manager, Pawan, was helpful and prompt corresponding with us prior to the trip and was just as helpful after we arrived. A plus was the opportunity to dine on the rooftop at dusk and see and hear the city down below. There is a free computer in the lobby and a choice of Indian or American breakfast. We were very satisfied with their deluxe room.

On one weekend night some Indian guests were noisy. The manager asked about it the next morning and we told him it was a little noisy. He said he would take care of it and we had no more noise.

We went planning to stay in the hotel 3 or 4 nights and then move to another part of Delhi for 3 or 4 nights. We liked the hotel and Old Delhi so much, we stayed the full 7 nights in Tara Palace and hated to leave. We found that Old Delhi is truly THE MOST INTERESTING CITY IN THE WORLD. It is an area with mosques, Hindu temples, Sikh temples, narrow-laned bazaars, spice market, and every type of transportation imaginable. We would stand on the street corner for 20 or 30 minutes at a time just watching the people go by - and everyone was friendly.

We made a couple of trips into New Delhi on the metro. It was fast, cost about 20 or 30 cents, close by, and very crowded with friendly people. One place, Akshardam Mosque, was disappointing because it did not allow cameras and seemed more like an amusement park than a temple or mosque - more security than the airport. A New Delhi site that was extraordinary was Humayun’s Tomb.

D & M
Georgia

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  By doyicej on Jun 06, 2011

This hotel is a good choice if you like to be in crazy interesting Old Delhi. The Red Fort and the Friday Mosque are only a few minutes walk away, so are the Jain Temple and Lal Mandir. Moreover, it takes just ten minutes to walk to Chandni Chowk metro station and the metro service is fast, clean and reliable, unlike other public transportation services. The bedrooms of the hotel are pretty clean (relatively speaking) and roomy, with all the furniture you need including a fridge, TV and an ample sized bathroom. The food is fairly good, nothing fancy, but quick service and nice view from the rooftop. Wifi is available, quick and free, but only at the reception. Last but not least the staff: this is really what makes the difference, welcoming and caring, ready to help at no extra charge. This is really good value for your money in an expensive and chaotic city like Delhi

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  By thefenix3... on Jun 06, 2011

We spent four nights in Tara palace in May 2011. Service was excellent! Our plane was late but free airport pickup driver was waiting us. People in reception were so kind and helpful. Hotel is located in the heart of Old Delhi. Location may be chock for someone but when you get over that chock, you will find out that it's really the best place to see real Delhi. Old Cycle Market brings the hectic life to your front door ;) Room was clean and breakfast good enough. If I ever go to Delhi again I will definitely stay in Tara Palace!

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  By TiinaL2 on May 05, 2011

The Tara Palace is an excellent choice of hotel if you want good value for your money, friendly staff and a great location in Old Delhi.
The bedrooms are clean and plain but have all the furniture you need including a comfy bed, fridge, TV and an ample sized bathroom. The food is good with a fair selection all at a reasonable price.
Some reviews were very negative about the area, which concerned me before my stay, but for me its location is perfect. Situated right in the heart of Old Delhi near Chandni Chowk it is great for exploring the area and soaking up the atmosphere. Not only are the Red Fort and the Friday Mosque a few minutes walk away there is also Delhi’s oldest and biggest Jain Temple, Lal Mandir and a Sikh Temple round the corner. It takes just ten minutes to walk to Chandni Chowk metro station giving easy access to key destinations around the city. The spice market and many of the bazaars are within easy walking distance too. Yes a lot of the surrounding area is dirty and hectic but this is Delhi India.
The staff are so friendly and very efficient, from the laundry boy, to waiters and the ones on reception, nothing was too much for them. I was pleased Wifi was available, quick and free, it didn’t bother me it was only available at reception, rather that than have to pay. In the evening tables are set on the roof top where you can enjoy a meal with views across to the Red Fort, Friday Mosque and the temples. Although I only stayed there one night I did use the restaurant on a couple of occasions when I was passing through Delhi. On one occasion the restaurant was being painted, so they opened a bedroom up and served the meal in there. They also stored some luggage for me for a few days. They did not charge for these extra services, nothing was too much for them, they readily helped out with a smile and pleasant manner.

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  By seasonedt... on May 05, 2011

The Tara Palace is the perfect place to stay for a trip to Delhi - located right between Jama Masgid and the Red Fort, close to metro, amazing staff and service. Rooftop view is worth the price alone. Don't let the initial location throw you off (you have to walk behind a large dump to get to it), the place is clean and beautiful. If I ever go back, I won't stay anywhere else but here.

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  By whob13 on Mar 03, 2011

First keep in mind that this is a really scary section of town when you first arrive. My wife and I got there at about 11:30 at night. Didn't find it right away and never being in India before this was a little scary.
After walking in the door all my fear went away. The staff was really nice, every one always responded with "as you like". They are very accommodating. The rooms all have marble floors, and the nicest beds I slept on the entire trip. The walls are a bit thin but we slept well each night (i.e. if you are noise sensitive like me, bring ear plugs).
The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are nice enough. I think you'll have a tough time beating this place for price and comfort, you'll just have to deal with the character of the city around it.

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  By MVH3YMO on Mar 03, 2011

It is important not to be put off by the way you have to get to the hotel - down a narrow alley past market stalls, stray dogs, people rushing in all directions.

Once you are in the hotel it is one of the friendliest hotels I've stayed in.

Accommodation is a good 3 star, and is pretty quiet considering its location.

Ideally placed in walking distance from markets, the Red Fort, Delhi Main Station and others.

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  By avio984 on Mar 03, 2011

Don't let the location put you off which is down a little alley by a rubbish dump. The HTP is a basic, friendly hotel in Old Delhi. The service is fantastic, the staff are helpful & friendly. The rooms are basic but spotlessly clean with crisp, clean white sheets. We stayed in rooms without windows which might be bothersome if you are there for a week or so but for a few nights it is fine, there are a few rooms at the front with windows so request these before arrival. There is wifi in the reception area. The food was some of the best we ate whilst on our travels in India. Opt for one of the India breakfasts, delicious. We have returned again & again because of the warm reception we have received at HTP & wouldn't stay anywhere else in Old Delhi. They also offer a pick up at a very reasonable price from the airport, highly recommended & the safe & sensible thing to do on arrival.
Check out the roof top at sunrise, wonderful views & some sights that you won't forget! A great place to reflect on the magic of India. Thanks to all the staff, especially the smiling door man who definitely deserves his tips, he was there morning, noon & night . Mr Lee & Helen

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  By Helen057 on Feb 02, 2011

The Tara Palace is on the edge of Old Delhi, only yards from the Red Fort. The area is hot and filthy, the hotel cool and spotless. The staff are first rate. They set up a table on the roof for us and served us food and drinks for 4 hours as we looked at the Red Fort. Never there when you didn't want them, there when you did. Beer was so cold my German friend waited for it warm a bit. Five vegetarian courses, eight cold beers - Au$12 each, including a generous tip. The travel agent associated with the hotel speaks excellent English and gets you into good hotels. He pushes travel by car and driver but I preferred the freedom that comes with travel by train. Avoids the appalling Indian roads.

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  By jcapleho on Jan 01, 2011

When booking on line you wonder if you have done the right thing, especially if you are a solo 68yr old woman! Arriving by taxi, I was surprised by the suroundings and my taxi driver was not too happy at leaving me at the alley way to the Hotel, he would not leave his car. However upon arriving at the Hotel with a wonderful polite doorman, I found a real gem of a Hotel.
My room was so clean and immaculate, breakfast was available when I wanted it and then to find that attached to the Hotel was a Travel Agent "Rameez" was a real bonus. He organised my Taxi, sorted out my New Delhi sightseeing, and then as I had run out of reading matter, had a selection of books I could borrow and no charge!
I had some shopping to do and they suggested it might be easier with all the touts if I had someone with me so I borrowed one of the staff and we went exploring , surprising how quickly you can move when not being bothered all the time.
As I was leaving by plane that night I had an early dinner and this was served on the top floor at a specially set up table where the view was overlooking the Red Fort and I could watch kites flying from nearby rooftops. What a wonderful finally to my 5 week Indian trip.
All the staff were helpful, the doorman kept an eye on the alleyway and the locality meant it was easy to wander in the old clothing market, and the Bike Market. Old Delhi right at your doorstep. Great safe stay,could not have asked for more.

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  By Pilky83 on Jan 01, 2011

I travel alone, as a lady and this hotel is great. Free airport pickup any time.. my flight was four hours late once and arrived at 4:00 am and they were there waiting for me! the community around the hotel is amazing! I could spend days walking around the CHandi Chowk, spice market, and the maze of alleys and streets that weave together in Old Delhi. Right next to Red for and Jamma Masjid. Great food! I will only stay here whenever I come to Delhi. Old Delhi is where it's at.

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  By nicolenam... on Jan 01, 2011

I chose this hotel because of the following :
1.Price. Compared to most hotels in its class, it is reasonable.
2.Great previous reviews
3.It`s proximity to Major delhi Landmarks.

You have to remember that this is budget accomodation, not the hilton, but what you get for your money is brilliant. The rooms are super clean and airconditioned. Not very big, but then again, if your spending most of the day travelling, then all you need is a comfortable, safe place to end up sleeping.

The bathroom is again spotless. A shower, a toilet, a basin. Basic, yet very clean, with clean towels, and toilitries/toilet paper provided.

The hotel`s most amazing feature, is its location. I`ve read about some of the reviews, where people complained regarding the hotel being in the middle of a dodgy neighbourhood, I cannot agree. It is situated in Old Delhi, so the surroundings are perhaps a big jump from what people from other countries are used to. Old buildings and very narrow streets. But the upside to the location is the fact that a lot of the best things to see in Delhi, are almost at your very door step.

The red fort (which I shall review next) along with the Juma (Friday) mosque, is within walking distance (The fort being about 10 minutes away, and the mosque - to one of its main entrances, about the same). Even walking up and down some of the many market streets that criss cross the length of the area surrounding the hotel, are worth just walking about in.

One of the best things about the area is that there are very few people who will accost you, trying to sell you something, or beg for money etc, something that happens all the time in most other parts where you mix india and tourists.

Regarding the free airport pick up, I had written to them in advance, but sent them the wrong arrival dates, and so there was obviously no one to pick me up. But after a very quick call to the hotel, I sorted out a taxi from the airport, and I was even refunded the taxi amount. There are pre-paid taxi`s available at the airport (you walk up to the man in a booth, he sorts out your payment, gives you a receipt, you walk out to the taxi stand at the airport, and they sort you out) are a cheap and safe option.

I also ended up at the attached travel agent, running about 5 feet from the hotel (ask the reception and they`ll point you in the right direction). The gentleman sorted me out an entire itnierary, with a driver, hotels, the entire package. I know enough about costs in india, to tell you that it was a decent price, and each hotel I went to was clean, comfortable, and safe.

To end, I have a little bit of personal insight. Because I can speak the language, I was listening to a call made by a guest to reception, regarding their tv cable collection. What happened next was, reception, and I guess someone in management, actually spent the next 20 minutes running around, making calls, and really wanting to solve this problem (which wasnt major) as quickly as they could.

They treated both the guest, and his not so clear picture quality, as being something to get very fussed about. In a usual indian hotel setting, of this price range, they would not have bothered.

The next time Im in Delhi, and on that sort of a budget, I`ll stay here, no problems.

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  By Asaad27 on Jan 01, 2011

Right in the heart of chaotic Old Delhi the hotel is a real haven and a great place to return to after a day in Old Delhi. The amenities are basic but very adequate - the rooms are very clean, the beds extremely comfortable and the Indian breakfast a great way to start the day. It represents great value in a city where hotels can be very expensive. Best of all are the staff who are genuinely friendly and helpful.

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  By luskyBerl... on Jan 01, 2011

A good place to stay to experience the old city. firendly, helpful staff, very good rooms, clean efficient bathrooms, reasonable restaurant.

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  By jookjoint on Jan 01, 2011

My Mum, Dad, Wife and I spent a 2 week holiday in Goa this year and decided to take a short trip to Agra. I made the flight, hotel and rail reservations independently and the trip began with a flight on Spicejet to Indira Ghandi International in Delhi.
I had spied this hotel on several websites while looking for a budget hotel for the 2 nights we would spend in Delhi and after reading several reviews on trip advisor, thought it was worth the risk for the price.
Once booked, I contacted the hotel to request an airport pickup and received an almost instant reply confirming that a driver would be waiting for us in addition to a few safety and security tips.
The driver dropped us at the entrance to a dark alley which would have been a little scary if I had not already read several reviews which described the alley accurately, and he showed us the way to the reception.
The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is a different story. This hotel is immaculate. Large rooms and what appear to be marble floors make the hotel feel like a genuine palace.
We left for the train station the following morning at 0430 to visit Agra in a taxi that the hotel had kindly arranged and returned late that night to the security and comfort of what can only be described as an absolutely surprisingly beautiful hotel.

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  By PilotChri... on Nov 11, 2010

The area the hotel is in was very poor and run down, it was quite a shock as we had just arrived in Delhi. The hotel was down a lane which was a bit scary, but the hotel was a haven from the outside world. The room was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel has a rooftop which had great views of the Red Fort. The staff in the hotel were all very friendly and helpful especially rameez. The food was very nice also, the only complaint was the constant noise in the hotel never got a really good nights sleep.

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  By chrissie0... on Oct 10, 2010

Really great hotel, really nice, friendly and helpful people and the location is perfect for Old Dehli which is quite an experience if you haven't been to India before. Definitely worth also to mention Rameez who runs the travel agent right next door. We naively came to Dehli thinking we'd just wander around India spontaneously but at least this time of year and with the commonwealth games happening all of the trains are booked etc. Rameez organized us a really good deal to get around in a rental car with our own driver, really cheap and of course in this chaos here quite useful to have your own transport and someone who won't get killed in a second in the chaotic traffic. Tara Palace and Rameez were really as great piece of luck for us. I think Rameez's travel agency is called Adventure Starts here first. Also the hotel has a great rooftop where you can see the Red Fort and Monkeys and all kinds of interesting things.....Thumbs up!

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  By MarkOBrem... on Oct 10, 2010

If you're going to Delhi and you want a real experience of Indian city culture, go to Old Delhi - wade through the seething sweaty masses and market places. Dodge beggars, pushy vendors, and reckless rickshaws all day in the filthy heat, and then - in the evening - wind your way through the alleys to Hotel Tara Palace - a sanctuary of comfort and cleanliness.

The superb service includes free airport pick-up and 24-hour room service (great vegetarian-only menu). Breakfast is lovely (and free). Any taxi or tour is easily organised by the friendly and knowledgeable hotel reception.

Totally worth double the rates they charge.

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  By phillip_w... on Oct 10, 2010

Old/New Delhi is a hot and dirty city, with lots of litter and poverty. We loved going there, but the city can be quite overwhelming at times. The greatness of Hotel Tara Palace was in their ability to provide a clean, air conditioned, relaxing and well maintained respite from the madness outside. The staff were on duty all the time, and spoke perfect English. They helped us with our every request promptly and with a genteel manner. I would recommend this hotel to anyone- its prices are more than reasonable for younger travelers - and its so clean! trust me, once you get to India you will understand why this is important!

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  By Astarbend... on Sep 09, 2010

It was my second time in Tara Palace (I stayed there last year). For both times we start and ended our jorney at Tara. Is a very clean hotel, very calm, with great food. The staff is very friendly and always available for every query. The prices are a litle bit high for indian standards I must say... We notice a big increase at the prices! (It was the only no I can point).

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  By mariacaxu... on Sep 09, 2010

It was our second stay in this hotel, as we loved our first stay!
The hotel kept the same quality, wonderful rooms, great food and nice staff.

The location is great, and works as an hardcore introduction to the India confusion,
although the Hotel is placed on a small and quiet alley, it is right in the middle
of old Delhi's markets, and near the frenzy of Chadni Chowk.

They offer the transfer from the airport, which is of great value.

Keep up the good work!

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  By manalokos on Sep 09, 2010

We arrived in Delhi from London and had no idea what to expect and only pieced together what we could from lonely planet and trip advisor. We were thankful for the airport pick up service and for the Internet facility. The food was decent enough and the rooms were clean with aircon. It was all a bit hilarious lugging our luggage through the bicycle Market and then up the narrow lift. Brill though. The travel beuro next door were more than willing to help us plan our rajhastan trip and when we had done that we stayed in Tara palace again. We liked this hotel it s ideal fir exploring the fascinating city of Delhi.

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  By Turtle840... on Aug 08, 2010

Upon arrival at night the dark alley where this hotel is located might be a turn off--but don't let that scare you away from this wonderful hotel. We loved staying in Old Delhi and this was the perfect location from which to explore red fort (meh, not worth entering) and Jama Masjid (hide your camera or they'll charge you). A street with restaurants and bars (we visited Thugs) is only a 40 Rs rickshaw ride away for nightlife (as much nightlife as there is in Delhi).

I'm currently a week and a half into my India trip (tara palace was our first stop for 4 nights) and my favorite part so far has been to sit on the roof of hotel Tara Palace and have drinks. They don't have formal seating but they'll bring a table and chairs out for you. It is incredible--the views are outstanding. Can see red fort and Jama Masjid (better to see from the roof than pay to visit IMO) and watch kites fly, the sunset, etc. We were visited by some large monkeys one night while we read outside in the evening. Very cool overall.

Plus the price is great and the service is amazing--what more can you ask for! We hadn't planned our trip before arriving so we used the agent adjacent to the hotel to book it all and a driver--no complaints!

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  By kmf54 on Jul 07, 2010

The hotel staff provided excellent service and I would like to especially thank Rameez Ali, the in-house travel agent, who made our 20th Wedding Anniversary celebration a delight in his quick & efficient booking for us to go the Taj Mahal, something we had not planned for in our short stay, in just minutes! Truly a wonderful experience staying at this clean hotel with superb food & room service at the heart of Old Delhi with all its natural charm. Thumbs up to the Management!
Sekhar & Rosline

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  By Ganasekha... on Jun 06, 2010

Ths hotel, was such a lovely gem, hiden amoungst the hussel and bussel of old town. The alley way down was kinda scary but the security guard at the end always made us feel safe. The area is very busy but this adds to the sense of charm of the stay. Easy place to get the rickshaws into connaught Place.

They also arranged taxis to airport, and Agra. And they werent keenly priced but they were very friendly. We also got a taxi to a mad shopping centre out in some suburb for a night club, we ordered some wine before hand, and got redwine in a wine cooler...bless, it was so funny!!

On the way into the shopping complex, a guy with a spear was guarding the entrance.... that was funny....and on the way bak at 6 in the morning, we were ushered into the elevator and escorted to our rooms, they were embarrassed that we were returning so late. Thus this adds to the personal nature, and touch the hotel offered, they cared about us... i think!! Excellent!

Oh but the taxis at the train station didnt even know where the place was, it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

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  By poppyk212 on May 05, 2010

we stayed at tara twice in our trip to India. Exelent service, delicous food and nice rooms. The location is really exiting. You experience the real India!

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  By amh87 on May 05, 2010

The best hotel in my 6 week trip to India.

It was clean, had free fast internet, and close to many attractions. The best thing about the hotel though was the staff.

I arrived here as a female, solo, first timer to Delhi. The receptionist looked at me and said 'don't be terrified, we are all family here'. And he was right. All the staff were magnificent. When i lost my phone, one of them even accompanied me on the manic streets to help find it. All the room service staff were polite, and friendly. ( and mmmm the food was fabulous!)

The next door travel agent was also awesome, he organised an Agra and Jaipur tour, at a reasonable price, and the service was excellent. I the recommended him to friends who were also impressed.

If you are looking for a hotel in Delhi - stop searching, this is the one.

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  By MadamLond... on Apr 04, 2010

Stayed with friends for 3 night in Mar'10. Room was absolutely fine and clean. Red Fort and Jama Masjid are nearby within walking distance and can be viewed from the rooftop.Excellent to go up to the rooftop at sunset!.

Mr. Ramiz has his travel desk in the hotel and was very helpful and arranged travel to other parts of India too like Agra very famous for Taj Mahal, Jaipur etc...

Recommending everyone If they are coming with friends, family or alone, this is the best place to stay in Old Delhi

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  By NusratB on Mar 03, 2010

The hotel offers free hotel pick up which was there on arrival - just what we needed after a long journey. The hotel is fantastically situated close to Old Delhi sights and slap bang in the heart of Delhi. Rooms were clean and the hotel is extremely secure as there are cameras in all hallways and lift. The service was impeccable as although the hotel does not sell beer they were happy to go out of the hotel and fetch you one.
The best thing about this hotel was our last night. My back was playing up so I didnt want to get a rickshaw to a restaurant. I asked if there was anywhere within walking distance that sold beer and had a non-veg menu (the hotel is veg menu only). There wasnt but the hotel said they would go and collect a meal from any restaurant (for no additional cost) and beers also. They had menus including Karims but due to there generousity we decided to have a non-veg meal from the hotel restaurant. They set us a table on the rooftop which was fantastic - food was really nice too (see pictures).
Big thank you to Hotel Tara Palace for an enjoyable stay.
Amongst all the rubbish and chaos of Old Delhi this really was a perfect place to stay to get away from it.

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  By bignumber... on Mar 03, 2010

I want to complement the hotel staff at the Tara Palace Hotel. They are hard working and strive to meet the needs of their guests in every way. Although the breakfast menu could use an overhaul what the menu does offer and the service given by the hotel staff is more than an adequate way to start the day. My ten day stay at the hotel in January 2010 could not have been any better. If I needed direction the staff directed me, if I needed a place to eat the staff provided the name of a “good” restaurant, room service was fantastic. Although I had to access the internet in the lobby of the hotel it was always up and running. My thanks to each of you that made my stay in your hotel dollar for dollar the best value of the five weeks I was in India. If I ever make it to your part of the world again you can bet I will see you again… Thanks again for everything… Terry Hensley, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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  By mailman07 on Mar 03, 2010

The hotel provides a free pick up from the airport which was a great blessing given that after flying for 15 hours the last thing we wanted to do was negotiate with a taxi driver and try to find the hotel which is a little hard to find for the first time. The area around the hotel seems awful (which we already knew so didn't get scared) but it is very well located near three important Delhi attractions: Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, and the Chandni Chowk market. From the moment you enter service is incredible, they'll help you with whatever you want. The rooms are spacious and spotless clean. The beds are very comfortable, and our room had a tv, desk, closet, and small coffee table. The bathroom is very very clean, there is no division between the shower and the rest of the bathroom but it is very spacious and has plenty of hooks and shelves to hang your clothes and towels so it's not an inconvenience. The hot water is available 24 hours a day and you don't have to hurry your shower since the hot water doesn't run out. The hotel has a restaurant that serves delicious food plus the breakfast that is included and has like five options from Indian to Western. It also has room service from the restaurant 24 hours a day. Other than the breakfast it takes a while to get the food to you, but that's only because they're cooking it for you fresh and you can order and have them call you when it's ready or take it to you room. The waiters are incredibly nice, like I said service is impecable. Even the day we left one of them ran up and down the hotel to find me a fruit I could take with me.
A huge plus for us also was that it has a website which provides reservation and availability information instantly (no need to write email then wait for reply and also the rooms do look like the pictures in website), besides if you need to contact them they always reply fast. Also, we hired from them a car and driver for the day and all in all was the cheapest price we got for a car for several hours in Delhi.
It has one computer available with internet and printing free of charge, plus there is wi-fi free only in the lobby per India laws. Laundry is also available at a very reasonable price.
I highly recommend this hotel, it has a lot of ammenites and provides comfort you would expect to find in a pricier hotel without the large price tag.

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  By janewdc on Feb 02, 2010

I've stayed at Tara palace on two occasions. It is tucked away in the heart of old Goa down a little alley way. You wouldn't expect such a nice little hotel in this area. The rooms are very clean and the staff is extremely friendly. The hotel has an excellent travel desk, staffed by a friendly fellow named Rameez. He organized many of my day trips including a two week tour of Rajasthan. Overall I was really happy with my stay at Tara Palace.

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  By SantiGMon... on Feb 02, 2010

Great service all round - the driver was at the airport waiting when I arrived in the wee hours of the morning, the room service prompt, the restaurant food excellent and a great travel agent available right next door. Staff very pleasant and helpful at all times; most speak at least a little english. The room was simply furnished - clean bedding and bathroom, TV, telephone. On first arrival (at 4am!), I was a bit taken aback by the streetscape, but once I found my bearings in broad daylight, it was a joy to be there and I felt very safe - even as a female travelling alone. Just take the same precautions you would when out at home! The internet available in the lobby can be unreliable, the water is hot but the pressure weak, the street and lane to the hotel dirty and beggars abound - but hey, this is India. If you are looking for the heart of Old Delhi, and want easy access to monuments, temples and great shopping in the Chowk - this is the place for you. Be prepared to bargain and have some fun doing so! For me, being just across the road from Red Fort was a real highlight! The travel agent next door (Rameez), was fantastic - arranging a car and driver for my first day there to get around and see the more touristy sights. Even when I wanted to change travel plans at the eleventh hour (late at night & after he had left the office for the day), reception contacted him for me and nothing was a problem! I had arranged to stay at this hotel upon my return to the city a month later but again my plans changed at the last minute - I simply emailed and a refund was arranged for me without any drama. I will definately be returning to Tara Palace and have recommended it to others on my travels also.

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  By lovinthee... on Jan 01, 2010

This is one of the best and one of the friendliest hotels that I have stayed at. It is clean. It is quiet. The food served in the hotel is good. But, most of all, the people who work at the hotel are very accommodating and make you feel really at home.

The only debatable point is its location. On the positive side, one can pretty much walk to attractions like Jama Masjid and Red Fort (Lal Qila). But, the approach to the hotel and its surroundings, while typical of Old Delhi, is somewhat downscale and run-down. However, I heartily recommend the hotel.
SR

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  By SRANorthE... on Jan 01, 2010

For our first night in Delhi we chose this hotel Tara Palace after reading reviews and comparing different sites-we were very happy with our choice, very good and clean room, very good price,great location in Old Delhi, nice and helpful staff-never tried to sell us anything which is much appreciated in India... lovely breakftast, internet .We were so happy that we chose it again later on our journey, I do recomment to stay here- it is a pity that is not recommended on the guides-I had the Rough Guide Of course

Old Delhi streets are a bit shocking if it is your first time in India but we loved it and preferred to stay there and visit around and get lost in the alleys and the bazaar

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  By DHANRAJSH... on Jan 01, 2010

Hotel Tara Palace provides a safe haven from the bustle of old Delhi. The management of the hotel did everything to make our stay go smoothly. The airport pick worked as promised and the travel consultant helped where he could. The location was excellent , with views of the Red Fort from the roof. The restaurant provided lovely meals which the staff willingly served us on the roof. This is a great hotel for those travelling to Delhi for the first time and I would readily return to it.

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  By LondonBri... on Dec 12, 2009

If you want to have a nice stay and also feel India and Delhi , you cannot go to other place. You must stay in Tara Palace. Rooms are clean, service is very good.
They picked up us from the airport at 1.20 am for free. Then they help us to get our train tickets and also they give us some advices. You must stay here and live it. Great experience. Just walking you can go to the Red Fort, Chandi Chok, Chandi Chok bazar and also to Karim's restaurant (recommended as one of the best in Delhi and perhaps in Asia). See you around. Ale and Ale
from Argentina

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  By AleCordes on Dec 12, 2009

i have the great and good expereance of tara palace , i never feel i am in hotel , i always feel that i am in my own house , be couse i get such a beautiful wibes ,that i really feel to stay more and more , 24 hours food service , good quality of food and good sereving staff clean and neat rooms , hot water ,clean and white sheets on bed no stink no mousquitos , fresh air 24 hours high speed intrnet connections .

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  By murlirgoy... on Dec 12, 2009

This hotel was originally booked on line, as it was close to all of the wonderful historic sites of Old Delhi and the famous shopping district Chandni Chowk. We arrived safely to this hotel and were fascinated by the old world market that was just feet from the outside of the hotel. Just a hop and a skip away from the road side was the pathway to the hotel. This seemed odd at first, but as I had later discovered that this was typical of older parts of India, which this was one of them.

The doorman promptly opened the door for us and we were immidiately greeted by the smiling staff. They had our reservation and quickly checked us in and showed us to our room via elevator. Once inside our room, we quickly discovered how quite and serene it was. The room was clean, as well as the bathroom. The toliet was Western style and there was plenty of hot water to be had. The air conditioner worked like a champ.

The food and service of the restaurant was phenominal and could not compare other outside places.They accomidated my morning requests of yellow dahl and rice, even though it was not on the breakfast menu. Drinking a cold beverage on the rooftop and watching the sunset was a treat within its self.

The staff was extremely gracious and helpful. I would highly recommend this place to my friends and family as well as future travelers. As a young woman, I felt extremely safe with my new found home, Hotel Tara Palace. I plan to return again, hopefully soon than later, :)

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  By magnifice... on Dec 12, 2009

I visit Delhi every year to help with a small charity called 'Butterflieschildrights' and have stayed in several hotels. This is by far the very best place I have ever stayed in. It is clean, friendly and the food is really good. I am a female of 65 years and feel really safe. I have been made to feel so welcome and the staff are really caring. You don't need to stay in really posh hotels as there is no guarantee you will get the cleanliness or service you would pay for.
Whilst I agree that the passage way can feel a little daunting, if you smile and say namastar to every one they are fine. I will be staying here every time I come to Delhi and know it will be like coming home. What more can you want.

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  By saralcleg... on Nov 11, 2009

We arrived in Delhi as our first stop for our tour of India, although the taxi that we had arranged to pick us up was 1.5 hours late when you see he traffic its quite understandable and dont let it put you off. The alley to the hotel is off putting but again once you get to the hotel it is well worth it.
The hotel was clean and the staff very welcoming. The restaurant food is good if you dont want to venture out in the evening looking for places to stay.
The roof top is a must and if you like a beer the staff will bring you a table and chair to sit and admire the view, peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle.
A fab place to stay in Delhi - dont miss it the best bit is the wonderful welcoming staff

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  By sueb02 on Nov 11, 2009

The path leading up to Hotel Tara Palace looked shady; I was totally doubting this place, but since it was late at night I thought its better to have a room to stay in as opposed to looking for one in the dead of night. This smart decision proved to be one of many during my trip. Another smart decision was consulting the in-house travel agent – Rameez who tailor made a tour for me. One of the places he sent me to was the controversial un-safe for tourists ‘KASHMIR.’ It turned out to be a smart decision. Kashmir reminded me of the valleys I had seen during my travel through Europe. Its fresh mountain air, green open spaces, and abundance of water was a great find. Overall this trip was full of smart decisions!

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  By mcstarry0... on Nov 11, 2009

This was our first stop in Delhi and whist arriving to it is a culture shock (Old Delhi is chaos) the hotel is a clean and tidy oasis. The alley to the hotel is not the most welcoming approach but once inside it is soon forgotten.

The room was well air conditioned and clean and the bathroom was a rather dated wet room but clean and served its purpose. The shower did not always have hot water, seems to be available more in the morning than at any other time.

The rooms are basic, but adequate but ours lacked a window which meant it was very quiet but certainly not a room you would want to spend alot of time in. To be honest it was ideal room to get over a long journey - it was so quiet we slept uninterupted for over 12 hours! The AC worked very well.

The hotel has a 24 hr restaurant at good prices. The food is good homemade cooking (the sort your mum would make if you have a Punjabi mum!) very tasty, The breakfast is complimentary, if you have Indian breakfast then all is good, continental style is a little more confused, but does the job.

The staff are excellent. The hotel has a roof terrace. You can eat and drink up here and its a great place too see Old Delhi at roof top height. The location of the hotel is excellent for the Red Fort, the Mosque, Chandi Chowk and shopping and the Sikh Temple.

The hotel has a travel desk and will book train tickets for a small fee but well worth it.

Would stay here again - certainly appeared to be one of the better hotels in Old Delhi.

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  By Pootle_an... on Oct 10, 2009

It was my first time in india and i decided to go Old Delhi myself and i chose this Hotel Tara Palce and i don’t regret my decision as i was a single girl they gave me a family atmosphere and i felt so comfortable and safe...my room was very clean and food was delicious and the location was beautiful with view of Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Staff great, Special RAMEEZ helped me with some other travel isues..Deffinatly will be back again.Highly recomended for female travelers. Thanks you Rammez for all what you did for me and i will come back soon.....

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  By dianeferr... on Oct 10, 2009

The Tara Palace is a great little hotel! The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and large, and the food is good. Breakfast is included and I recommend the Indian breakfast of parrathas. The airport pick-up worked flawlessly, which was great since we arrive at 8PM.

The location is in the middle of Old Delhi, not on the normal tourist trail,i which can be intimidating for newcomers. But I walked by myself as late as 10PM and had no trouble at all. It is only blocks from the Chandni Chowk market, a classic old-style Delhi market full of wonderful surprises down the many side alleys. It is THE place to buy a sari (if you are looking) or lots of other things and is awesome to walk around. The Red Fort is also just a few blocks away and is a must-see.

If you stay here, be sure and check out the roof. It is a great place to check out another view of the city and the hotel staff will bring you tea or even your whole meal up here. For the price (and if you want to see the real Delhi) this is a great hotel and nxt time in Delhi I am staying here again. BTW, I am a 55 year old white American.

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  By padi67209 on Oct 10, 2009

We booked the first night of our tour in India and the pick up at the International Airport: they were there to wait for us, which was a good start indeed. :)
The hotel is clean, the staff efficient and helpful.
The location of the hotel could appear at the first glance not very safe, as the place is very crowed, but we felt safer wondering on foot there than in Paharganj.

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  By Kitiara31 on Sep 09, 2009

Very clean rooms, confortable after a crazy day on the streets of old Delhi, very quiet, nice and allways available staff to help you with anything you need. The location couldn't be better. Great food, we could say it was one of the best food we ate in India.
Great value for price.

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  By mariacaxu... on Sep 09, 2009

We chose this hotel because it looked quite nice for its price, and the location was quite interesting for a first contact with India, the hotel itself on a alley in the middle of old Delhi, in walking distance to the Red fort, the big mosque, and the NDLS and DLI railway stations. The rooms are clean and tidy, the neighborhood is quiet and the staff is nice and helpfull, the restaurant has excellent food, maybe the best food we ate in India, available 24h a day!

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  By manalokos on Sep 09, 2009

Our experience of this hotel started at the airport. The driver was there to welcome us, he was friendly and informative. The front desk staff were outstanding, they were friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. All our special requests had been arranged prior to arrival. The rooms were very clean and well appointed and security was very high on their list of priorities. The 24 hr restaurant and room service was a definite plus point for this property, the waiting staff were efficient and friendly. All in all, a well run hotel.
Mark Walker - Goa

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  By kramrekla... on Aug 08, 2009

My wife & I booked a flight to Delhi (from Kolkata) with a 4-day stopover on the way to Mumbai, with the express intent to see the Taj Mahal in Agra.

At first, a contact in Delhi recommended us another moderately-priced hotel near the airport, where we stayed for 2 nights. Being from America and not used to the water, we succumbed to diarrhea at that hotel, so we were anxious to move to a cleaner hotel for the rest of our 2 night stay, even if it meant paying more.

Unfortunately, when we read reviews of even hotels priced 3 to 4 times higher, but we found inconsistencies in reader satisfaction versus the star ratings and the hotel's price. So we decided to focus on reader reviews for cleanliness as one of the prime criterion for our hotel selection in addition to price.

We found that Hotel Tara Palace had high marks from most readers on this score *and* it was reasonably priced! The con that most of these readers had to say was that it was hard to find as it was down a narrow alley way in the old part of town.

We, therefore, ensured that we had the hotel manager talk to the taxi driver on our mobile phone (we got a pre-paid Airtel phone as soon as we could in India), and have his person meet the taxi at the entrance to the lane where the hotel was.

Aside from this, and the fact that the hotel is about an hour (or more depending on traffic) away from the airport, we were thoroughly pleased with the hotel, including its cleanliness, its food, and amenities, etc.

It must be said, that we picked the most expensive room
(Rs. 1800 per night (double occupancy) on the top (3rd floor) of the hotel with a window view of the old city), by-passing the lower priced ones entirely as we needed to rest and recover from our "tummy problem" and the overpowering heat at this time of the year. (The monsoons were delayed this year.)

The desk staff booked us an airconditioned private taxi to take us to Agra and back (a full-day trip to see the Taj Mahal, and definitely worth it). The train or A/C bus would have been cheaper, but you are at the mercy of their schedule and availability of reservations (which at a moment's notice can be hard), else we were open to that option, but couldn't avail of that mode of transport.

We found the room to be spacious, the bedsheets and towels and the bathroom to be clean and bright (with enough lights), and, of course, a remote controlled A/C (we had to put in a new set of batteries) and a ceiling fan. There was no bathtub, but the bathroom was clean with a hot shower (hot water upon request). (Although, the normal cold water was comfortable enough for a shower, as the outside day temp. was up to 47 deg. C.) The floors were of inlaid marble, and the entrance door to the rooms were of inlaid marquetry wood. Really gorgeous!

Room (food) service was 24/7. The food was good.

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would recommend it to most foreigners traveling on a budget.

A. B.

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  By ACB1_1 on Jul 07, 2009

This was my first trip to India and was feeling a tad overwhelmed by the population, by the heat, by the traffic, by my feelings of being so utterly different from everyone. I booked by hotel reservation well in advance, but was told by my taxi driver that he "didn't know where Hotel Tara Palace was" despite my having a good address. Finally, after asking several people for directions, I found it . It turned out to be this very peaceful oasis of friendly faces that went out of their way to be helpful and reassuring. In particular, I want to say a HUGE thanks to Rameez Badyari, a polite and knowledgeable young man who manned their travel desk. I had several places I especially wanted to visit and he helped me to logically organize my trip so that I could manage to see everyplace in a relatively short time. He booked my train tickets and hotels and suggested some off the beaten track places he thought I would enjoy seeing. I heartily recommend staying at Tara Palace and by all means talk to Rameez.

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  By skydancer... on Jun 06, 2009

First time to Delhi, so many surprises upon arrival.The last thing we wanted was a dirty scary hotel. Don't worry when you pull up and have to walk down a dark narrow street- it is back there. We LOVED Hotel Tara! Clean, quiet, good breakfast (included), nice shower, great rooftop view! We ( 2 women) woke up and walked around Old Delhi for an hour taking in the sights and ALL the people. Perfect hotel, especially for the price!!

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  By basilb on Apr 04, 2009

We're a family of five (39,36,15, 9, and 7) and we booked this hotel based on the reviews here. Here's our take:

This was our first trip to India and we decided to skip the tour groups and set it up ourselves. We booked Tara Palace online off of their website and the room was immediately charged in full on my credit card (We paid $35 per night per room). We booked 3 nights (the first 2 nights of our trip and the last night when we returned to Delhi). We booked a car and driver who picked us up from the airport but wasn't familiar with Tara Palace. After a phone call to a friend, we headed the hour drive from Indira Gandhi airport to the hotel. The hotel was called en route and porters helped us take our bags from the car and down the dark alley. OK. Let's talk about this alley a bit more. The hotel is situated in the "old cycle market" where vendors are selling their wares and tires hang from shopkeeper's hooks. Tara Palace has a large neon sign from their roof which can be seen from a mile away but when closer to the hotel, there's just a 4'x8' sign at the alley's entrance. Into the alley and you'll see closed shop doors and an old bar entrance called "King Kong" (no longer in business). The alley then does a quick left and right turn and after another 20 feet you'll get to the hotel's door. A friendly security guard opens the door for you and you're then into the tiny lobby.

The lobby had a couch, a tv usually turned to the local cricket game, reception desk, and a free internet connected computer (this can be used in 15 minute increments and was always available which was nice as the hotel didn't have wifi). Check-in didn't take long and we were soon off to our rooms, numbers 205 and 204. The hotel has an elevator but usually we opted for the stairs as it was as quick.

Now for the rooms. The first thing I noticed when I entered was the smell. The hotel must mitigate an insect problem with moth balls as the bathroom's sink and floor drain had a couple a piece. At first, keeping the bathroom door closed was fine enough (unless we wanted to use the bathroom), but after a while, I did something that I cautiously recommend. I flushed the moth balls down the toilet which got rid of the smell. Sorry, Tara Palace, that was me. Speaking of which, western toilets and TP were there and there was the ubiquitous spigot and bucket as well as a built-in toilet bidet thingy which never worked in any of the rooms. The shower needs to be run a couple minutes before getting hot and didn't have the best of water pressure. The floor is pretty much flat in the bathroom so expect to get most of the floor wet including area around the toilet. (There was also the bucket system available but since I was too embarrassed to ask the clerk how to do that, I dealt with wet floors).

The beds were adequate. The basic white sheets with a scratchy fiber sheet on top. They were relatively clean (although one room had a visible stain set-in on it, they were washed at least). The mattresses are firm but we found that to be on par with the rest of the hotels we stayed in in India (from low-end to high-end hotels). There are no extra sheets or pillows supplied in the room either.

The rooms had functioning air conditioners and ceiling fans which only work with the key inserted in the wall. We were in three rooms altogether 204 and 206 (and 216 instead of 204 on our return visit). If you get these rooms, don't expect a view from your window. To be more specific, don't book this hotel if you want a window to look out onto anything. One had a window in the bathroom which if opened would look into the hallway, the other looked into a small 4'x4' hole that went up to the roof. Also, the rooms have a dormer window over the room's door. In 205, this wasn't a problem for me as the room was L-shaped and the bed didn't have a view of the door. The other 2 rooms were square shaped and as such, the hall lights shone through the frosted glass and lit up the room.

A free breakfast comes with the room (up to 2 per room, since we had 5 people, we were charged 99 rupees for the extra). Order the american breakfast which included a one egg omelet, toast with jelly, a small bowl of corn flakes with hot milk, and mango juice.

Why, with all of these negatives, am I giving this hotel a high rating? The first is the price. Delhi's hotel prices are a bit higher than other cities and this was a good price for a clean hotel. The other part is its location.

The morning after arriving in Delhi and spending a night in Tara Palace, we woke up around 5am and took a long walk around the area. We discovered that we were very close to Chandni Chowk (about 2 blocks away). The entrance to the Red Fort is about 5 blocks away. Jama Masjid was also within walking distance as well as countless other shops as well. Once we learned how close we were to Red Fort, autorickshaw drivers who weren't familiar with Tara palace had no problem taking us to Red Fort and then we would walk the short distance back to the hotel.

Close restaurants within relative walking distance were Karim's, McDonald's and Moti Mahal (The last is recommended as it was a nice clean place that served delicious fare at reasonable prices).

On our return to Delhi, we stayed one night at Tara Palace but our flight wasn't until 1am. We talked to reception and were allowed to stay in our room for half-price until 9pm.

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  By stpauler on Apr 04, 2009

For our first night in Delhi we chose this hotel after reading reviews and comparing different sites-we were very happy with our choice, very good and clean room, very good price,great location in Old Delhi, nice and helpful staff-never tried to sell us anything which is much appreciated in India... lovely breakftast, internet
We were so happy that we chose it again later on our journey, I do recomment to stay here- it is a pity that is not recommended on the guides-I had the Rough Guide
Of course Old Delhi streets are a bit shocking if it is your first time in India but we loved it and preferred to stay there and visit around and get lost in the alleys and the bazaar

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  By inst on Sep 09, 2008

Pros:
Perfectly Clean, and they seem to clean your room everyday (a plus in India it seems)
Great Location - 5 minute walk to Red Fort, subway station, McDonalds, and ATMs
Very helpful front desk
Quiet inside
Nice construction for the price (white marble floors, etc.)
Good free breakfast included (proper breakfast, not muffins and juice boxes)

Cons:
Neighborhood is very, very dirty, and very, very poor. It's really a bit horrible your first time. Much of Delhi is that way though.

Conclusion:
Our favorite of 4 hotels we used in India, and ironically the cheapest. Aside from the disgusting neighborhood, everything about it is great.

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  By mmace1 on Aug 08, 2008

Tara Palace was our first hotel in India and it was with some trepidation that we got off our coach in Old Delhi.

The facade was not impressive - far from it; but the warmth began as soon as we walked in the door.

The accommodation was clean and the staff could not have been more helpful. The small but friendly eating area was always open and it was a treat to wander in for our tea and toast early in the morning.

Hot water was a bit dodgy at times, but staff were always willing to help us when we got into trouble.

Drinks on the roof was also a treat. All in all, a really good quality three-star hotel.

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  By gdpo on Jan 01, 2008

Cet hôtel est très bien situé géographiquement. Il se situe entre le Fort Rouge et Jama Masjid. De même, il est a proximité du marché typique de Chandni Chowk. Au bout d'une ruelle il n'y a alors pas de bruits la nuit.
Lors de l'entrée dans l’hôtel nous trouvons un endroit très propre avec air conditionné. De plus il y a un accès internet, une restauration 24/24 et ils peuvent venir vous chercher à l’aéroport selon votre vouloir.
Je recommande cet hôtel pour les étrangers souhaitant passer quelques jours à Delhi pour rentrer dans la culture indienne et visiter des monuments ...

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  By Glucie22 on May 05, 2011

The hotel was very nice. Cleaning was good and the room was very fine. The staff was very friendly and serviceminded. Nice bathroom with hot water. The only downside was the little alley you have to go down to reach the hotel - at the first day it looked suspect. All in all I can recommend this hotel and when returning to Delhi I will not hesistate to sleep there again.

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  By on Mar 03, 2011

Ottimo hotel, pulito, silenzioso, con ristorante sempre aperto e buona cucina. Il personale della reception è molto cordiale e disponibile. Ottimo anche il pickup gratuito dall'aeroporto. E, last but not least, è in una posizione splendida, in piena Old Delhi!! Davanti al Forte Rosso, a due passi da Chadni Chowk, Jama Masjid.... e, per i golosi è anche vicinissimo ad un famoso produttore di buonissime jalebi.

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  By amritagu on Mar 03, 2011

Un hotel bien situé dans un quartier typique, proche de monuments historiques, un accueil chaleureux et un personnel très serviable, prêt à se plier en 4 pour vous aider, un havre de paix aprés le plongeon des rues de Delhi chaotiques, bruyantes, polluantes et traumatisantes.

Pour le premier contact avec l'Inde, l'hotel Tara Palace reste une très bonne expérience et un bon souvenir, nous l'avons regretté durant notre périple en tombant sur des hotels de même prix et vraiment pas à la hauteur des qualités, d'accueil et de propreté.

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  By DOMDOUM on Feb 02, 2010

hotel au milieu du vieux delhi, juste à côté du fort rouge,très bon accueil, très propre et bon petit déjeuner, les chambres sont très bien et grandes
pour le jour de l'an nous avons été invité à un buffet suivi de la dégustation d'un magnifique gâteau à minuit sur la toit de l'hôtel

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  By bellou63 on Jan 01, 2010

L'arrivée à l'hôtel est peut être un peu surprenante, au fond d'une minuscule ruelle, mais on s'y fait très vite, et on apprécie facilement le quartier grouillant de vie. L'emplacement est vraiment idéal, en plein coeur de Old Delhi, à 200m de Jama Masjid et Lal Qila.
Le personnel est très accueillant et prévenant. On se sent vite chez soi, l'équipe est jeune et chaleureuse. Nos moindres demandes ont été satisfaites en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour le dire. Les chambres sont spacieuses et propres, ainsi que les salles de bains.
Le restaurant 24/24 sert un petit-déjeuner (inclus) au choix indien ou continental. Le soir, restau végétarien très bon et surtout pas cher du tout (on peut manger et boire pour moins de 2€) et le service est parfait, extrêmement sympathique.
Ils proposent de réserver les billets de train ou des circuits, mais sans insister lourdement.
Que dire, aucun reproche à faire. On ne regrette qu'une chose, c'est d'être partis!

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  By sophie112... on Oct 10, 2009

je séjourne au Tara Palace à chaque fois que je passe par Delhi c'est à dire souvent. L'exterieur ne paie pas de mine et la localisation au fond d'une petite artère à deux pas de Chandni Chowk peuvent effrayer, mais le lieu est totalement propre et offre le meilleur rapport qualité prix. Compter 30 eur.
sarah, 28 ans.

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  By doopidoop on Aug 08, 2009

Premier hotel du voyage et c'etait parfait. Un tour operator , Rameez, present dans l'hotel, tres performant qui en un temps record nous a combine un voyage sur mesure pour un prix raisonable. Pas de faux pas, des hotels confortables et conviviaux, un chauffeur prevenant et responsable. Incredible India! Merveilleux voyage.

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  By NoemieT on Aug 08, 2009

Antes de volar a Delhi teniamos ciertas dudas acerca de que hotel elegir para la primera noche y finalmente nos decantamos por el Tara Hotel y éste nos demostró que fue una elección totalmente acertada. Al llegar a Delhi a las 2 de la mañana caimos en el timo por excelncia..el taxista nos dijo que las calles para acceder al hotel estaban valladas y que nos llevaba a una agencia para que llamasemos desde alli.El caso es que hicieron una llamada falsa a lo que al pasarme el Tf y creer que realmente estaba hablando con el hotel y este decirme que no tenia ninguna reserva, tuvimos que ir a un hotel donde la agencia se cobraria una buena comisión..

Al dia siguiente fuimos al Tara y nos desmintieron que la noche anterior habláramos con ellos y que sí tenian una reserva para la noche anterior y en este momento fue cuando el Manager del hotel nos ofreció pasar la noche en curso en el hotel y ayuda por si queriamos formalizar una denuncia en la policia. Finalmente todo acabó bien y el personal del hotel fue super atento y las habitaciones limpííísimas y nuevas ( A resaltar cuando hablamos de hoteles en India), las camas inmensas, el restaurante de calidad y la localización del mismo muy céntrica y segura pese que si uno llega de noche puede creer lo contrario ya que el Hotel se encuentra en un pequeño callejón.

A la vuelta a Delhi también nos guardaron las mochilas durante todo el día sin ningún coste. Resumiendo, tras haber estado en india en dos ocasiones recomiendo EFUSIVAMENTE este hotel y es una pena que éste no aparezca en la Lonely Planet.

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  By LileBarce... on Aug 08, 2008

This hotel is very clean, the staff were very friendly and helpfull. The area is Old Delhi and very busy indeed, the passage way leading to the hotel looks awful but please don't let that put you off. We stayed here for 3 nights at the start and 3 nights at the end of our trip, both of the rooms were big and clean, the bathrooms were adequate with loads of hot water. The breakfast is fine - i found the indian option best. Very good hotel for the price.

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  By Julie M on Nov 11, 2011

Very nice clean hotel in old Delhi located a short walk from the Red Fort and the Mosque. Outside would put you off, as the hotel is located down a tiny alley at the entrance of which is a garbage dump, but the room was clean and comfortable. We picked this hotel after reading reviews saying that they were very helpful in arranging further travel. This was indeed the case. We could not find an excursion for the Golden Triangle that fit our time and date restrictions before we left, and were able, through the travel agency associated with the hotel, to arrange a trip with a private car and driver that covered the high points and at a significant saving. (Thank-you, Rameez!) The food at the hotel was good, and you have the option of eating on the roof, with a view of the Fort and glimpses of the Mosque.

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  By keen36 on Oct 10, 2011

The location is great between the Red Fort and the Mosque. If you like the atmosphere of old Dehli this is perfect. It was offering good services such as a very nice and delicious vegetarian restaurant, laundry, lodging, of course, and free internet at the lobby. Very convenient. This is a good place to stay because it is extremely near to the biggest mosque, to the red fort, and other nearby places where you can improve your India’s culture knowledge and staying in real old Delhi with certain safety.

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  By Trevorkli... on Oct 10, 2011

Cheap for Delhi standard prices.
Clean rooms, great hotel staff, also with travel agency inside.
Please note that you're in Old Delhi.
You're closed to Red Fort and very very closed to the Jama Masjid and to Karim's restaurant.
Per gli Italiani: ottimo hotel, è a Old Delhi, vicino al Red Fort e alla Jama Masjid ma, pur sempre, nella caotica Odl Delhi.

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  By AngeloMi on Sep 09, 2011

This was our first trip to India, and the first place we stayed at. We arrived at 4 am and we were shocked by the surroundings, After a 20 days trip throughout Rajasthan i can say that this hotel is definitely one of the best managed we've visited.
The rooms are anonimous but clean and quiet, A/C and fan in every room, not expensive at all but the best part is the location: it's the only hotel you'll find in the old part of the city. Sure at first it looks a bit scary to walk down the dark alley, but there are no danger at all whatsoever. They picked us up from the airport fro free when we arrived, and they brought us back to the airport for free when we left.
Great service.
Would definitely recommend this one

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  By reticulum on Sep 09, 2011

pro: great location, where jama masjid (mosque), lal qila (red fort), gurudwara sikh and chadni chowk can be reached within walking distance.
personal feeling: we do enjoy how colourful old delhi by staying here. from the roof top, all city landmarks can be seen easily. we enjoy the sunset by sitting there and feel how low the eagles can fly around us! it's excellent. clean and tidy room for two of us, very friendly and helpful staff (we watched mahabarat tv series with them and shared the similarity and the difference between indian and indonesian/javanese versions).
con: close to midnight, trucks will be loading and unloading by the side of the road heading to the hotel. but still can be accepted.

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  By ukirsari on Jul 07, 2011

We would recommend this hotel for sightseeing in Delhi. It has a great location just around the corner from the Red Fort and within easy walking distance from the Jama Masjid. The room was nice and breakfast was simple but good. Since our departure was very early on the last day, they even delivered the breakfast to our room without any extra cost. Our airport transfer did not work out, so make sure to ask for a written confirmaton of that pick-up service before you arrive. There is a travel centre on-site that can assist with any bookings you need to make for your Indian experience.

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  By recycling on Jul 07, 2011

Very friendly and reliable staff, awesome service for the price. Not a great location but it did not matter, we just wanted to stay in Old Delhi so it worked for us. You can hire the services of tour operator who's right by the hotel. Overall experience was great!

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  By chocolate... on Jun 06, 2011

Don't be put off by the little alley leading to the hotel - it is fine and you can clearly see the sign for the hotel from the main road. We had a double with an extra bed for our 7 year old son. The room was clean and simple and the food in the restaurant was surprisingly good. We didn't sleep very well but that was due to a night of fireworksas India had just beaten Parkistan at the cricket! The location is excellent if you want to be right in amongst the amazing hustle and bustle of Old Delhi and within walking distance of the Red Fort, spice market and mosque.

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  By HappyFami... on Apr 04, 2011

This was our first stop in India, and we were both pleasantly surprised! Nice clean hotel and the set Indian breakfasts were the best we had on our whole trip!!! This hotel was located down a side alley off the bicycle market near Chandni Chowk. It had great location right near the Red Fort, metro stations and Jama Masjid in the heart of old Delhi. We just loved wondering around the old streets and soaking up the local atmosphere, other areas around Delhi can be a bit touristy. Booked an airport transfer with Hotel Tara Palace, but got the times muddled up. They were very apologetic and paid for our cab which was nice. The travel advice could have been more helpful (ie not trying to sell us something) but overall the service was good, they even let us set fireworks off the roof!

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  By ReneeML88 on Apr 04, 2011

It's comfortable and very very convenient. It's walking distance from main markets and the Red Fort. The staff knows their job well and are courteous. Rooms are modest and comfortable. Total value for money. Food is also up to the mark.

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  By gchhatpar on Mar 03, 2011

Very friendly and helpful staff, rooms were clean and comfortable, breakfast was good, all in all we were happy with this hotel.

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  By carolienj... on Mar 03, 2011

I can only endorse what has been said. Don't be put off by the dark alley, even if you arrive at 5am as we did. Someone will be there to open the door and welcome you. At this price the hotel has all that you could wish for - its clean, has helpful staff, hot water, a reasonable resteraunt, e-mail and a good location full of interest. The alley is a working one and the men using it are far too busy to bother with you! Go and stand at the junction with Esplanade Road and just watch what goes on. You won't be hasseled or feel threatened and you can learn about how the porter system works! A far more interesting location the Connaught Circle and its surrounds!

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  By cravens37 on Mar 03, 2011

Although the entrance of the hotel is at the end of a small dark alleyway which could be a bit frightening, there is actually nothing to worry about (we arrived at 5am and it was perfectly fine). THe staff is friendly and helpful and the room, although a bit small, was clean and offered all essential amenities. We did not try any of the food. Despite being in the center of old Delhi, the rooms are very quiet.

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  By marionleh on Mar 03, 2011

After reading the reviews, I gave Tara Palace a try on my last business trip. Very pleasantly surprised at the quiet location in the midst of Old Delhi madness, also appreciated cleanliness, and helpful service. I'll be returning to Delhi this month and will be returning. Only downside was not close to restaurants.

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  By xenapet on Mar 03, 2011

The Tara Palace is well priced (inexpensive), but not dirt cheap. I don't like dirt cheap; cheap usually means critters too are in my room. Location is excellent for walking out the door and visiting the Red Fort, Gandhi Memorial and markets. Location is Old Delhi. The hotel is clean, good food, simple, friendly. Outside the door can be a rude awakening to a non-traveler, but this is real India. Leave valuables in your room. Wifi in the lobby is free. If you need train tickets, give their travel desk your request 48+ hours prior and pay for them. If going to Agra or Jaipur by train, book the tickets 2 or 3 days + prior to needing them. Arrive today and train tomorrow is not-happening. I booked a car\driver for 6 days; Delhi\Agra\Jaipur\Delhi, the price was reasonable at $320. Note: touring by car in India is only for the most adventurous. Take a train or fly. Our young driver was excellent, "Sam". The horror stories about driving in India are true. I would stay at the Tara Palace again.

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  By RustySmil... on Feb 02, 2011

After reading many reviews of many Old Delhi hotels we threw the dice and booked the Hotel Tara Palace for 3 nights late December 2010. While the hotel offered free pick-up, our flight delays and lost luggage caused us to miss the ride - not their fault as they waited and we didn't have a mobile to contact them. The taxi driver wandered around Chandni chowk market and had real trouble finding the hotel - he even tried to pawn us off on a rickshaw driver but we refused to get out. Eventually he found the alley leading to the hotel. As we had done our homework we expected this somewhat dubious entrance, however once inside we were pleasantly surprised to see the quality of the hotel.
The hotel staff were quick to help with everything we needed: got us a SIM card for the mobile, arranged a car and driver to Agra and gave lots of general advice about touring old Delhi.

The day we toured Agra required us to meet the driver at 6 am. The front desk asked if we wanted our complimentary breakfast delivered to our room at 5:30 am. That morning breakfast was served at EXACTLY 5:30 am. We were stunned by their promptness. And still the stories get better.

On the last day after checkout we had about 4 hours to kill before catching a train to Jailsalmer. Unfortunately it was a rainy, grey day and there wasn't much to do. We wandered back to the hotel to ask for some advice about where we could have a beer and kill a couple of hours. The front desk guy starts talking to the bellman and we are escorted to a vacant room where two Kingfishers are delivered! This is after we had checked out! This was the best customer service story of our Delhi stay. As a result we have no problem recommending this hotel for those adventurous to brave the seething masses of old Delhi.

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  By Hudgy on Feb 02, 2011

It's in the back of a back alley in the most crowded and filthy part of Old Delhi and many will have turned around and fled before reaching the hotel door. All that changes on arrival: the hotel staff are charming, the rooms clean and airy, room service is 24 hour and the food is good and safe. Wifi only in reception. Definitely a good place to stay, once you get there.

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  By strathcar... on Jan 01, 2011

We started in this hotel, game back after visiting Varanasi en ended our three weeks holiday in this hotel. The place to be. Discover an experience Old Dehli and it's people! A busy alley, with nice hard working people lead to this hotel. And......The food in the hotelrestaurant is very good (24 hours a day).

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  By AenR on Jan 01, 2011

This hotel is located in old delhi which is not the best area of delhi but it has all the historical sights in walking distance (red fort, grand mosque, red temple, chandni chowk).
To get to hotel you have to walk through an alley way but once inside the hotel is good.
To summarise in a short sentence; the hotel is value for money, the rooms and bathroom ate clean and tidy and importantly the service is excellent.

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  By shabby79 on Jan 01, 2011

On the start of our 6 weeks in India, we were looking for a clean, welcoming hotel in the midst of the action of Chandni Chowk, which is what Tara offered to us.
Arriving at 03h00 we were jetlagged, tired and hungry. Great greeting and their 24 hr room service was more than welcomed. Although located in Chandni Chowk next to the bicycle market, the hotel is in off the main road and this makes it a quiet place, which one needs to rest from the bubbling action nearby. Confortable bed, hot water and good food. Close to the metro station and all the important landmarks of the chowk. The personnel was most helpful and pleasant. Will stay again on our next passage in Delhi.

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  By telegumby on Jan 01, 2011

The location of the hotel is perfect! It is just few steps from Red Ford and in the middle of real India :) First, when we arrived there, we were a little bit scared - it was night and the hotel is not by the main street. But when we closed the entrance door we felt saved :) I would say that I was satisfied - hotel and room were clean as much as you can expect from Indians and breakfast was good.. Maybe the room was smaller than I expected it, but we were there only one night so it was OK.

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  By zuzuka_qu... on Nov 11, 2010

My friend and stayed here for 3 weeks and once you have been in and experienced Delhi you will look back on the experience of this hotel as a safe haven from the stimulus and barrage of the Delhi lifestyle. Once you step through the door there are at least three people to help you with whatever you're needs are, 24 hour room service, currency exchange and most important helping you navigate through Delhi and avoiding the scams of auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers. We made friends with the staff quickly and they all became a very good part of our experience of India.

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  By Henry90 on Nov 11, 2010

Hidden behind narrow street yet accessible. Complimentary Breakfast Has lift & staircase Free pick up from Airport.Currency Exchange.English speaking staff.
Location: easy access to amnesties ie shops & resturants. 10 to15 min ride to Connaught Place.Free complimentary Internet for 15 min only.[only for guests.]

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  By Australia... on Nov 11, 2010

An oasis in the middle of mayhem.
Great views of the mosque and the red fort from the roof terrace.
Food is vegetarian and very nice.
Despie the No Alcohol notice the staff can get you you a cold Kingfisher which was very welcome at the end of the day.
Note the road outside was closed which meant we had a bit of walk with our bags - the cost of the taxi to airport was expensive - you might want to shop around

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  By indexchec... on Oct 10, 2010

Stayed here the first 3 nights of our first trip to India. The free airport transfer was a bonus at 1am and the fact we could still get room service in the early hours was welcomed! The staff were helpful and after a minor incident with faulty air-conditioning they moved us immediately to a new room. It was clean, value for money and the staff were friendly.... what more could you want!

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  By Happycamp... on Oct 10, 2010

Very good location - though you do have to walk down a little ally way to find it. Clean rooms, modern, basic. Friendly staff but nothing above and beyond. Breakfast was good. Rates reflect Delhi.

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  By 1982loulo... on Aug 08, 2010

Hotel Tara Palace is situated in Chandni Chowk in the Old Cycle Market.
You get there via one alley on Esplanade Road.
It,s an oasis of rest and peace in roaring old Delhi.
Red Fort and Jama alMasjid on walking distance.
Metro also that close...so most places of intrest within reach.
The staff and personal are helpfull and friendly..nice pickup service from the airport(free}
Also good adress to terminate your holliday.....cheap taxi to airport ...roomrent for half a day so you can leave in the middle of the night clean and relaxed,

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  By ronaldvan... on Aug 08, 2010

hidden amongst alleys off the old cycle market lies this lovely clean hotel. rooms basic but spotless and hot water. no view from room but rooftop view is amazing. our last night the staff put a table on the rooftop and we dined up there with a view of the fort and the hustle/bustle below - awesome. price seemed spot on. famous jalebiwala very close!

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  By kel015 on Aug 08, 2010

Hotel Tara Palace is good & cheap hotel in Delhi. It is near chandni chownk.Hotel restaurant good food and good value for money. Excellent Wi-fi connection in lobby.You can enjoy cheap & good meal there.

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  By Sobamo on Aug 08, 2010

I appreciated Tara Palace more the more I travelled in India.

While the hotel was in a decidedly bad area (in the bicycle section of the city- a poor part of the city with people sleeping on the streets, etc. right outside your hotel and not particularly close to any attractions), the hotel itself was just what we were looking for.

It was a great budget hotel with clean, basic rooms. The only furniture in our room was three cots. But, it was clean. The hotel staff was very helpful, going out of their way to meet any requests and answer questions. We used the travel agent in the same building, which was helpful.

Atmosphere-wise, we spent a lot of evenings out on Tara Palace roof watching the sun set over the city with a few beers, which was always pleasant. Sort of an undiscovered part of the hotel since not many others seemed to pay any attention to the roof the whole four nights we were there.

Also, great free breakfast.

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  By dane5588 on Jun 06, 2010

The rooms are smart and decorated in a modern style (the pictures on the hotel's web site are representative of the actual rooms). Our en-suite room had a nice big double bed, TV, fan and air con. The whole hotel (rooms, bathrooms, corridors, reception etc) were really clean. The price also includes breakfast with a choice of 5 different dishes (3 Indian and 2 continental) - the poona bahji was fantastic! You also get free internet access in the lobby, there is a PC that can be used for up to 15 minutes free of charge, and also a wireless link. The hotel is located in the bicycle market area of Old Delhi only a few minutes walk from the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and the crazy bazaars. There's also an underground station only a few minutes walk away so that you can easily get into New Delhi - the line runs direct to Connaught Place. So what are the negatives? Our room (206) did not have a window on the outside world - this wasn't too much of an issue though as the views over Old Delhi aren't particularly inspiring. A lot of other reviewers have also said about the location of the hotel being on a narrow alley. This isn't ideal but the area, although it looks a little rough around the edges, is perfectly safe. In summary, a great value, clean hotel in the heart of Old Delhi.

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  By Beaverman... on Jun 06, 2010

its location is difficult to find, hidden in a dark alley in a local bazzaar (chandni chowk), next to shophouse selling metal balls (?).
Recommend that one take a taxi to find the place, rather than look for it yourself.
At least the driver can ask the locals the exact location of the hotel.
the hotel's restaurant food is tasty. the complimentary breakfast was my best during my india trip!
value for money, a good place to chill after a day of the hot buzz in delhi.
hotel standard (clean,comfortable and working aircon), except there's no fridge and they charge you for the toilet paper at 11Rs/roll. Mineral water at 25Rs. Taxi to airport 650Rs.
do not recommend to travel alone after dark. the area is pretty quiet at night, although sufficiently lit.
Staff can provide useful information and they have fast internet access!

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  By SG_F_1984 on Jun 06, 2010

The initial veiw of the approach to the hotel is disconcerting as it's down a busy narrow alleyway. The Hotel was clean, air conditioned and comfortable. The staff made us very welcome and did all we asked or expected of them. The restaurant was great as was the food. Beer can be provided if requested. Roome were of good size with attached bathrooms and western style toilets. Hot water was always available. No mosqitoes or cockroaches were found.
An enjoyable stay, close to the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid and various markets. Rameez the travel agent provided a good car with a terrific driver Jetin for our second weeks tour. Ask for Jetin he has the knowledge, he's brilliant! and made our visit worthwhile.

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  By Big36 on Apr 04, 2010

Not a good start as no airport pickup as requested through UK agent, the hotel was not informed but things were sorted out. Travelled with my wife and her sister who found the location a bit scary as we arrived at 4 AM and the hotel is up an alley off the main road, but once checked in we found it very comfortable with good modern facilities for this price range. Staff very helpful and the travel agent Rameez a great help even though we had pre-booked our travel from home. Great location for Old Delhi sights and atmosphere. We had several hours to kill between an internal flight and home flight so we booked taxis and a room for a few hours for a meal and shower etc -- but if you are going to do this, agree a price beforehand!!! My wife and I will probably use the Tara as a base next time we are in Delhi.

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  By billydogH... on Apr 04, 2010

I had asked other people who had stayed at Tara whether it was good or not. Got there and I was not disappointed. Taxi was waiting for me and in fact he pointed out alot of historic sites and rich hotels. I almost felt like I was being given a tour. Arrived at hotel and room was ready. Room was clean with hot water. Breakfast was good, even getting started with an Indian breakfast. Right in the heart of town. Walk to Mosque and Red Fort. Room service was excellent too. Stayed for 2 nights and used travel agent to get a tour of the city plus the taxi took me to my next hotel included in price. Would definitely stay there again if in New Delhi

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  By 7wondersa... on Mar 03, 2010

Stayed as a lone female traveller for one night in Sep 09. Received prompt free pickup from airport, room was absolutely fine and clean with hot water and aircon. Red Fort and Jama Masjid are within walking distance and can be viewed from the rooftop. Highly recommended to go up to the rooftop at sunset!

However, if you're on your own and not used to very very busy cities you may find it a bit intimidating. This is by no stretch of the imagination a tourist area, so you are likely to stick out and a receive a lot of attention (although mostly friendly!).

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  By Lizzle7 on Mar 03, 2010

Hotel provided pick-up at AP, never would have found hotel w/o this. It is down a dark alley and can not be seen from where we were let off. It would have been unnerving except that the other passengers were with us.
I had messed up our reservation but they found room for us. Not the best room.
Asked to be moved to twin bed room next day, this was much better. Very good location to see Old Delhi but Old Delhi takes some getting used to. Very noisy, smelly, chaotic and dirty but authentic India, exciting and interesting.
Hotel was quiet and clean. Room was adequate but not plush, bed was hard. We stayed 4 nights but spent little time in room. Wi-fi internet in rather small lobby. Good free breakfast with made to order eggs and toast. Restaurant veg only so we did not eat there. Very nice rooftop view of Red Fort. Hotel seems to be well known, several people asked us where we were staying and when we said Old Delhi, they said Tara Palace? If you can see my attached pictures the back of the hotel card has a good map of their location.

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  By bschne190... on Mar 03, 2010

Yeah, the neighborhood outside the alley entrance to this place is initially shocking, but that's what makes it all the more attractive, or interesting. Besides, its close to several sights you definitely should visit in Old Delhi.
There was free airport pickup, and aside from spelling my name wrong, it went smoothly.
The half a dozen or so staff waiting in the first floor reception was a bit intimidating but as I discovered over the next two days there, all are very helpful and polite.
My room on the third floor was huge with high ceilings and a ceiling fan, which was sufficient. I reserved an A/C equipped room but never used it.
The TV got plenty of channels.
The bathroom was large and clean but the shower wasn't sectioned off so the floor remained wet. A slight bummer.
I had a balcony that overlooked rooftops with scattered rubbish (no big deal) and people hanging out shaving or hanging laundry.
The food was pretty good (try the mushroom mutter) and they had 650-ml bottles of Kingfisher for INR120, which I later learned was a pretty good deal compared to other hotels. It won't be on the menu, so ask.
The dining room was uncomfortably quiet, so after the first night, I ate in my room or on the rooftop, where, as you can imagine, the view is pretty amazing. Red Fort can be seen clearly (barring smog) from here. Order a beer up there at night and take in the street sounds below.
There is free (first 10 minutes, I think) Internet down in the lobby.
The one bad experience was the travel agent next door, which the hotel recommended. My first dealing with him was OK. I rented a car and driver for INR1,200 for the day. He was actually pretty useful and I thought a bargain, though later I discovered hiring an auto rickshaw on the street is much cheaper (INR300 for half a day).
The trouble came when dealing for bigger plans. I hired a car and driver for 5 days to Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Pushkar-Delhi. I already had my hotel reservations except for the last night in Delhi. He arranged that for me, promising that it would be as good as Tara but closer to the airport (It was in Karol Bagh, so on location he was correct, but the hotel sucked!).
The driver, Komal, was the worst company imaginable. His answers were monosyllabic and attitude bordering arrogance. He stuck an earphone in one ear and tuned out, except when it came time for him to earn a little commission by taking me to a roadside diner with the overpriced tourist menu. Or in other words, when he shifted into pushy gear.
I was stuck with the guy for eight hours to Jaipur (Holi holiday traffic) in a small beat-up Tata sedan with no air conditioning.
On the trip to Ajmer, the driver gave me this bull about how cars weren't allowed in the city and that it was a Muslim town and nothing to look at (I sensed a bit of racism). He was pushing Pushkar because that was his commission base. From the hotel where he suggested I grab a bite to the camel ride I "definitely had to take," and then the tour guide I couldn't find my way around the small town without.
On the way back to Delhi, the car overheats and we had to keep pulling over and finally his coworker came to pick me up outside of Delhi (the stop and go traffic would have ended that car's life) to take me to the hotel, which nobody could find. Again, no thanks to the agent.
Funny thing, returning to Delhi, the first driver tried to talk me into changing my plans to include a 5 hour drive to see Taj Mahal at 630 in the morning for 1 hour then returning to Delhi for my afternoon flight to Varanasi. What a nut!
Anyway, the cost for the five days was steep--INR17,600 including one night at the Delhi hotel--but with a three-day Holi weekend, I had no choice. That was my fault, but the driver the agent stuck me with was just plain bad service.
My advice is stay away from the agents as much as possible. And definitely stay away from this one. Even the second driver called him "a bad agent."

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  By seespotsu... on Mar 03, 2010

All marble floors, hot water usually comes from the shower as well as the faucet, very good Indian breakfast or okay Western breakfast, located near Chandri Chowk, Jami Masjid and Red Fort but away from other main tourist areas, and hard to find by yourself. WiFi in lobby. Space heaters in rooms for cold nights. Airport pickup and breakfast included in price. Associated travel agent next door is quite competent and can suggest alternatives, just be sure to stress what YOU want.

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  By geotravel... on Feb 02, 2010

I stayed at this hotel with my wife for 3 nights during our trip to India. Based on good opinions I have read on TripAdvisor I booked this hotel directly via Internet (email). The price was 2200 Rupees for a double room with breakfast with free transport from the airport (other similar hotels expect around 400-500 Rupee fee for transport).

The hotel is located pretty far from airport (about 1 hour drive) in a very strange surrounding. Everywhere around, all buildings look old, destroyed and dirty. There is big market around just outside the hotel, where you can buy many different things (especially fruits and vegetables). ATM machine is also very close, we used it 3 times without any problem. Close to the ATM machine is McDonald's (we preferred to eat in Indian restaurants, but they are located farther than McDonald's).

People on the streets are very poor, usually all they possess are their clothes. On the other hand the location is good because it is pretty close to Red Fort and Jama Masjid (about 10 minutes walk to each one). We felt safe during the day, but in the evening we run back to the hotel and preferred to stay there.

The staff is helpful, they helped us to buy train tickets to Agra. The car on the way back to airport costs around 600 Rupees.

The room was ok, nothing special but clean. We were there in January so it was pretty cold, especially during the night, but the hotel staff provided us with electric heater. Good information is that we had hot water in the morning and evening - during other period of the day you just need to ask the reception.

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  By komalo on Feb 02, 2010

Loved the hotel, the staff, and room service! For the price, the hotel can't be beat. I've stayed in other hotels in Delhi and they weren't nearly as nice. The hotel is very clean -- the staff seem to be cleaning everything around the clock. The marble floors are very pretty. I appreciated that the hotel was hidden down an alley within the cycle market.

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  By kroghgirl on Feb 02, 2010

The hotel is in an alley in Old Delhi, close to the Red Fort and the Jami Mashid Mosque. Both are on walking distance and in the surrounding area of the hotel are a lot of bazaars. But for some nightlife you should go to New Delhi, Connaught place for example. There are more western style shops and restaurants. The metroline isalso on walking distance.

Although the hotel is in Old Delhi, during our stay it was very quiet outside the hotel. No sounds of cars for example.

The hotel self isn't spectacular, just a good room for an acceptable price. A comfortable room with a good bed and bathroom with hot shower. During our stay we slept in two different rooms and both the rooms were very clean. The room had a heater, which was necessary in december and january when we were there.

The food of the restaurant is actually very good. The restaurant itself hasn't much ambiance, but it's possible to eat all the meals at your own room. There are also some good restaurants in the direct surrounding of the hotel.

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  By Nicecoupl... on Jan 01, 2010

Calm clean place with roof restaurant, downsize is sitting just in the middle of the market of old Delhi with all sounds, crowd and crazy atmosphere.
Breakfast just simple and takes 40 min to be prepared, rooms between small and medium size, some have no normal windows, hot water just in 5 min of waiting,
Free pick up from the airport/
So in comparison with other hotels it is quite good and the most important quite place in the middle of the market.

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  By Rain_Mosc... on Jan 01, 2010

Travelling undoubtedly is a source of great pleasure . It is full of excitement and adventure while we travel from one place to another , one meets different types of people .observes different types of customs , learns various languages and religious practice.
During winter vacation of my son, we went to Delhi with my family to see republic prade at lal qila . Delhi is an historical city .
We all stayed at Hotel Tara Palace is located in Chandni Chowk. Within 500 meters from the hotel the important landmarks of the area are visible. Hotel Tara Palace has well furnished rooms with wall-to-wall marble floors. The facilities provided to rooms include en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, Air conditioner, color TV, telephone, internet, 24 hour rooms service. The hotel also has an in-house restaurant. Other amenities extended include 24 hours power back up, parking, airport pick up/drop, car rentals, travel desk, Flight and railways ticket booking, laundry, Lift etc.
We all visited Red fort , purana qila , Qutab Minar , Parliament house .
Hawkers can be seen here and there with small children purchasing things of thier choice . We all went to zoo . it is housed in purana qila .
There was a great hustle and bustle inside . In delhi there are many sources of entertainment . Cannount place is most important business centre.
Routine life is dull and boring we need change to dispel this dullness . Excursions and outings provide a healthy change .
I hope all of who visit to Delhi may enjoy full and have great change in life .

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  By arrow2487 on Jan 01, 2010

A really good place to stay if you want to stay in the core of the old city Delhi and do not want to spent time finding and organising what you where looking for or worry about any additional problems you may encounter while traveling abroad. Pawan, the guy at the reception, has anwers and the real best suggestions for any request you might have about Delhi, sightseeing, prices, services etc...and moreover, he has solutions for any problem you may encounter. In one phone call or a visit to the reception we got the all day driver, the appointment for the massage, the taxi to the airport, the adress for an specific shop, the information about how to go to anywhere asked, any change to the conditions of our stay, to know the fair price for this and that ...We spent 5 days there and got to do a lot and with the minimum problems thanks to his suggestions

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  By nupolar on Jan 01, 2010

Stayed three days at Tara Palace during Dec 2009. We chose the hotel for its location as we wanted to stay in the real Delhi and not a 5 star hotel far from things. The hotel was pretty much as expected. Some noise from the rooms and kitchen, but quiet from the street as the hotel is in a narrow side street. We strongly recommend to have the hotel send someone to pick you up at the airport as it will be very difficult to find on your own. The included breakfast was good, but extremely slow service to prepare, even when only a few guests waiting. Rooms are roomy and clean, no worries.

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  By Raggis on Jan 01, 2010

Although there was an intitial problem with the booking, this was sorted out and we had a very enjoyable stay. The room exceeded our expectation - very clean, extra blanket supplied on request, friendly and helpful in reception. Breakfast - service was quite slow and confused at times. The Indian breakfast was nicer (to our taste anyway) than the American breakfast, We tried both. Dinner at the hotel was very nice and only cost 264Rs for both of us. Great dinner. The hotel also has beer available and relaxing on the roof top with a beer, looking at the view was fantastic. Quite cold though! And watch out for the monkeys! Drivers were reliable for trip to and from airport organised by the hotel. Lunch at Karim's was great (about 250Rs) - queues out the door for a table. Ask reception for directions - very easy to walk to from the Hotel. Also easy to walk to Red Fort and the mosque. We took a cycle rickshaw from Red Fort - cost 200RS for 1 hour. He took us to spice market, wedding & gold bazaars, Jain temple as well as some shops in case we wnated to buy jewellery or pashminas. Not a problem as we had time and the experience was very interesting. Very chaotic area and a real experience of Old Delhi.

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  By kookycaz on Dec 12, 2009

A haven in the chaos of Old Delhi. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean, quiet rooms. They picked us up from the airport on time and free, helped arrange other taxis and onward travel. The food is good - try the aloo tomatoe! - and you can have breakfast on the roof with a great view over rooftops to the Red Fort and the Jamja Masjid.
I did lose a favourite t-shirt but feel sure this was a mistake rather than theft.

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  By springvis... on Dec 12, 2009

Stayed here with my daughter age 24.
Only thing that may put you off is approach-down a bit of an alley but hotel very visible with big neon sign.
Does what it says & above all clean-quiet (book room on top floor-301 was good)-good service-nice staff-hot water-room service-breakfast ok-good location near mosque & Red Fort-close to chaotic but good shopping.
Not elegant after Oberoi Cecil in Shimla but was only about 25 pounds.
Sheets clean.
Get out & about & mix with the locals-auto rickshaws best transport.

Fine for what you pay.

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  By RogerLeek on Dec 12, 2009

I had booked a room on-line and was efficiently collected from the airport. The entrance to the Hotel is in a dingy alleyway but the Hotel itself is clean & comfortable.Location is good, only minutes from important Landmarks. The menu is vegetarian and not great, but they are happy to obtain a take-away Non-Vegeterian from one of the most famous Curry houses located nearby called "Karims". I ordered this along with some cold beer from outside and ate whilst enjoying the view from the roof-terrace. Currency is exchanged at reasonable rates.
Watchout for pick-pockets in the markets......if somebody is pushing you from behind in a que then they are probably picking your pocket !

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  By MontySing... on Dec 12, 2009

the tara palace is an amazing deal...its in the heart of old delhi....so it might be a bit overwhelming at first..but once inside the hotel..all is good..its clean, quiet and clean.
the free airport transfer is great...just make sure you send them an email to confirm your flite and date of arrival,
one important thing..if you go to india without having organized yut itinerary..it will cost you.
we had all our travel plans done by the travel agent next door to the hotel..rameez...and we eventually realized at the end of our long journey on india..that we would have saved hundreds of dollars if we had done our own reservations ...so eventhough he is professional...he does overcharge significantly and we didnt get what we were promised (ie..hotels that sucked, etc)

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  By alberto13... on Dec 12, 2009

The alleyway to the entrance looks foreboding - It's not! The staff appear friendly and helpful - they are!. If you want the modern, 'could be anywhere' Delhi then Old Delhi is not the place. Tara Palace is in the colourful, exciting Old Delhi, a short walk from the Red Fort, Mosque, Chowk Market and efficient Metro into New Delhi. Airport pick-up efficient - Rooms are a/c, clean, comfortable, ensuite and restaurant good. The staff provide a booking service for hotels and transport. We walked around the area every evening and never once felt threatened or uncomfortable. Negatives - we honestly can't think of any.

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  By nellnbund... on Dec 12, 2009

This is a bit of an oasis in the heart of Dehli - clean, comfortable and for once did not feel like the manager was trying to rip us off! Recommended.

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  By OhNoLondo... on Dec 12, 2009

This is a good inexpensive place to stay in Delhi. The staff are considerate and helpful. The restaurant is adequate and open 24/7 which is helpful. The shuttle from the airport is included in the price and they wait for delayed flights. You can book taxis for trips around Delhi and other trips from the service next door and a taxi to the airport at the front desk. They let us keep our room for a half day payment when we had a long delay in our departure flight which was a relief. You can step outside and be right in old Delhi with all its sights and sounds.

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  By tpaulande... on Dec 12, 2009

I was in hotel 2 nights, it's very good hotel, clean and with good service. But the best was the tarvel desk, one man, Rameez. He book us one very very good Rajhastan trip, in a very good hotels and good driver. Thank you so much Rameez!

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  By holahola2... on Dec 12, 2009

Very good service, big clean rooms, food ok, free breakfast. The only downside is the price but Delhi is expensive anyway.

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  By Sosoxford on Dec 12, 2009

Had booked this hotel on the internet. We were a bit doubtful when we arrived in the dark. The area is alive and very busy and the alleyway to the hotel a bit daunting. But once inside we found a very helpfu staff and travel bureau. The bedrooms are spacious, very clean and the bedding was changed daily. The bathrooms were spotless. The restaurant served a very good selection of food. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It is an interesting if lively area to wander around during the daytime.

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  By asaph on Nov 11, 2009

This hotel is a real find. And in the middle of the noise and madness of old Delhi.
It has a very helpful staff who immediately put your fears to rest when you find yourself in a Charles Dickens like neighborhood. Some fine restaurants in the area were recommended (Karim"s with Mughal food is a Delhi institution since 1947). The attached travel agency was oneof the best I have found in a long time. The agent Rameez sorted out all my problems in no time flat and made sure that I was not taken by any taxis or touts. I will stay here again in January and get Rameez to help with all my travel plans for another month in India. He is fast at getting everything right. Better than I ma with the bookings in one spot...Just wish they had wifi in the rooms..

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  By Bangkokno... on Nov 11, 2009

Spent one day with my family here on arrival to India. They had a driver waiting at the airport. Very efficient, personable service, great rooms. You can take your valuables like laptop to the front desk for security. Tremendous views of the old city from the rooftop. Nice clean rooms with good bathroom
and prompt room service.

First time visitors might find the approach to the hotel a bit disconcerting being in a side alley near the fort, but your fears will dissolve once you enter the lobby.

Took away one star on account of the ordinary food served in the restaurant. Otherwise, its just awesome and highly recommended for anyone visiting old Delhi or catching a train from there.

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  By Noidawala on Nov 11, 2009

If you want to see real Delhi this is the place. It is a clean, comfortable well presented hotel with pleasant and helpful staff. Room pleasant but no view, aircon ok and not too noisy.
Location down a little side street may seem quite intmidating but I found this was not the case at no time did I feel at risk.
What is special is that not only can you see Red Fort and other sites from roof but the atmosphere of the area. During the day hotel located iin bicycle market which is lively. At night it becomes a fruit and vegetable market with sellers setting up pitches on the road side with camping lights to display their products. The area just comes to life and you can see the real Delhi in one place.

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  By mattparke... on Oct 10, 2009

This hotel was our first stop in India on a month backpacking trip, sure there are cheaper hostels but it was nice to have the pick up from the airport and the security of knowing someone was waiting for us when our flight arrived at night (and we were late out of the airport because they lost our luggage!!!) Everyone in the hotel was helpful and we could literally order great food at any hour of the day and the food was delicious!!! the men at the front desk were very helpful- gave us internet for free, gave us directions places, on our second day there we met a man named Rameez, that if I can remember works for adventure travel company (his office is attached to the hotel) Rameez sat down with us and we figured out exactly where we wanted to go for the month and together we decided what kind of class of hotels we were willing to stay in, we booked ALL our train tickets (which he had available for us the next day!!!) He then organized a cab to drive us for the next 7 days of our journey to Agra then on to the Rajasthan province! He was very helpful, funny and excellent with English, he will listen to what you wish to do, and honestly gives you a decent rate, throughout our whole trip if there were any issues with our booked hostels or tickets (including flights) we could contact him at any time, he really helped us two girl travelers out ALOT!!!!! Sooo many positives, only negative- make sure you get the hotels you want (ie. if you want to stay in the shopping area or if you want to stay away from other tourists, or if you want to go where all the other backpackers are!!!!! BE CLEAR!!!! Also if there is an area you want to tour and do on your own and pick your own hostel for the night, be sure to let Rameez know and he will plan around any schedule you give him!!!!!! Overall like I said a great place to start the trip and with helpful workers and their travel office to arrange your trip you should have no problems!!! We didn't and have deeply appreciated the help this company has given us!!!

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  By CdnBackpa... on Jul 07, 2009

Hotel Tara Palace website: www.tarapalacedelhi.com

Me and my wife stayed three nights at Tara Palace on two seperate occasions in July 2009 as part of a sightseeing trip (golden triangle).

Following is a list of pros and cons as well as general notes on the hotel and its service:

The Pros
- If you want to be in Old Delhi (or near the Red Fort), the location is good
- Cheapest hotel in it's class that I could find
- Very neat and tidy rooms with good airconditioning
- Away from busy streets (See notes below though)
- Check-in / out fairly easy. No hidden costs, credit cards accepted.
- As per their website no extra taxes were added later on.
- Free airport pick-up
- Complimentary breakfast (Not great, but acceptable)
- Room service menu at very cheap prices
- 15 minutes complimentary internet usage downstairs
- Elevator to all floors

The Cons
- If youve never been to India or a third world country, the location might not be suitable for you
- No leeway with pick-up / drop-off (see notes)
- Travel agent slightly pushy (but probably just doing his job)

Notes
(Please note that most budget hotels in Delhi will have some or all of these issues)
- Hot water only available one of the three days (it was 40 deg C outside though)
water pressure in shower acceptable though.
- Try not to stay on the third floor. The kitchen and restaurant are here and there is a lot of noise echoing through the corridors till the early hours of the morning.
- NIght staff can be quite unfriendly compared to the day staff
- They are willing to do a free pickup from the airport (22km away) but not from New Delhi Train Station (3km away)
- They refused to change the complimentary pick-up (that we did not get) into a complimentary drop-off at the airport (Rs300 extra).
- Late check-out will cost half the daily room rate (Check-out is 12:00)
They will kepp your bags though if you want to collect them later.
- The photos of the rooms on their website are quite accurate.
- Very little soap/shampoo are provided (bring your own)
- Toilet paper is limited, but they will bring more if you ask

Travel agent
(All hotels in Delhi has their own travel desk - they will all try to sell you the world: BEWARE!)
- The travel agent tried his best to get us to cancel our prepaid train tickets to Agra and Jaipur and suggested we hire a car with a driver from him. He said the train to Agra takes more than three hours. (It actually takes exactly 2 hours as advertised). He said a car will only take 3 hours (actually its closer to 5 hours, sometimes more). He tried to get us to cancel hotel reservations and use his reccomendations.
JUST SAY NO THANKYOU!
- We paid Rs1500 for an A/C car and driver for a full day of sightseeing. It is difficult to organise this by yourself and the agent knows this - however, this price can be negociated. Also insist that if you hire a driver, an airport/station drop-off is included.
You will still have to tip the driver as he doesnt see any of the money you pay to the agent.

Summary:
Pleasant stay in general with minor annoyances. If you can get past the location of this hotel (or even if you want to stay in Old Delhi) it is great value for the money.

General Tips for this area:
- There is a Metro train station 750m from the hotel. It can be tricky to find yourself (ask the locals), otherwise 5min by auto rickshaw, appr. Rs20-30 (you have to haggle)
- No matter what they tell you, the Red Fort is only 400m on foot. Jama Masjid is 500m away. (Get a map from the travel desk)
- Pre-paid auto-rickshaw from NDLS to hotel is Rs62. From hotel to NDLS you will have to haggle VERY hard for this price. The hotel will not go lower than Rs300 to call a taxi for you.
- There are very little taxis/auto-rickshaws right outside the hotel, you'll find most on Chandni Chook.
- It is expected that you tip everyone: Doorman, security guard (tip them when you check out), the two people that cary your one suitcase to AND from your room, waiters, etc. Always carry Rs10 notes with you, they are handy for tipping.
- For Google Earth users: here is the location of the hotel: 28°39'16.95"N 77°14'3.82"E

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  By CX15 on Jul 07, 2009

I warmly recommend the place to people who want to be in Old Delhi with security and comfort. It isn't luxurious but very comfortable (good beds, hot water, internet, good services, guardrobe with your own key....) You feel at home, all the staff is very friendly and the manager keeps to his word. We were supposed to stay 3 days and felt so much at ease that we remained till the end of our stay in Delhi.

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  By faouziMor... on Jun 06, 2009

I booked 2 nights at Tara Palace based on the recommendations from TripAdvisor and other sites. I was to arrive in the late evening and this was my first time in India, so I asked them to send a car to pick me up at the airport and sure enough, there was the guy with the sign (ny name just recognisable!) at the exit, which was reassuring.

We drove through the Delhi night and arrived at the entrance to the alleyway where Tara Palace is located - the alley looks unwelcoming, if not actually dangerous, but the hotel is there. The staff were polite, spoke good English and got me to my room with a minimum of fuss - this was about 1am by now. The room was clean and quiet - no complaints. The window opened into a small gap between buildings, so there's no view to look out on but the aircon worked and there's a roof patio which offers a great view of Old Delhi.

Breakfast is included - Western-style or Indian, as you prefer - and was perfectly OK. Tara Palace is very close to the Jama Masjid mosque and the Red Fort - there are great views of both from the roof. Old Delhi is what I'd imagined it to be - bustling, crowded, full of stimulating sights and sounds and, happily, almost entirely devoid of the tourist-oriented commercial hassle that spoils so many popular destinations. I met a few other guests while I was at the hotel and the locals in the area were generally polite and helpful, although you need to keep your eyes open when walking on the street because the traffic, especially the cycle rickshaws, doesn't follow the rules of the road that you might expect in a Western city!

I used the internet PC that's located in the reception area of the hotel to check e-mail etc, although I found I couldn't upload from my USB device - a very minor drawback. On my last day at Tara Palace, I arranged to leave my luggage while I wandered around Old Delhi and at the end of the day, the hotel called a taxi to take me on to the airport.

The hotel was reasonably priced and clean, the staff were helpful, the food was good and I had no cause to complain about anything. If you plan to stay there, you might do well to get taken there by car/taxi/coach rather than try to make your own way, as it's a little way off the main road through and you could walk right past the alleyway and not see the hotel sign.

All in all, I would be happy to stay at Tara Palace again.

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  By SteveJK on Jun 06, 2009

I stayed here twice, the first time was planned and the second was because I wanted to see more of Old Delhi. If you want to get to know Delhi properly it is your best choice - you will get up close and personal with it!

I can see that the location could be a bit intimidating on first sight but the bicycle market is a fabulous place and the people are brilliant.

The hotel was excellent. It's clean and comfortable, the staff are fabulous - they want to help and don't try to sell at all costs. The food was as good as any I tasted on my trip and the waiters were great guys.

The front of house team were also first class - you can trust their travel desk to do the best for you and to give advice without expecting a sale.

I'll be back, it's high on my list favourites!

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  By MoochMark on May 05, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Tara Palace on the first night of our 3 week holiday touring India.
Old Delhi was a real shock to the senses for me... perhaps I was a little naive. The noise is deafening, constant hooting, animals all over the place no pavements and a great deal of rubbish all around.
It would be fair to say that my heart dropped when I saw that our hotel was down a dark alleyway .... what had I done!
The hotel however was very clean. The staff were helpful and courtious, and our room was large.
Due to a cancelled flight we had to alter our booking at short notice, they were very willing to assist, care for our bags and advise us on travel plans.
As we stayed in January when it was quite cold in the evening they supplied a fan heater. We had tv will plenty of channels, a large bathroom, a comfortable bed and I would say it was very good value for money.
The walls were quite thin, so if you are a light sleeper I would recommend ear plugs!
Breakfast was nice, and we also had supper on one night which was excellent. No alcohol served here.
I didn't enjoy wandering around in the evening and there weren't really any nice restaurants around (McDonalds around the corner!)
There is free internet for guests in the lobby.
I would recommend this for people of a budget, but if you are not I would prefer to stay in Connaught Place as it is cleaner, and quite nice to wander around in the evening.
Total nights staying at the hotel 2.

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  By beccy7844 on Jan 01, 2009

probably as good as you will find in the chaotic centre of old delhi .I"ve been to india a few times so know what to expect and this hotel was certainly better than my hopes .Yes it is located in a run down area but this is truly the centre of old delhi . and the streets are buzzing with indian daily life All the facilities are clean,the rooms bright with adequate facilities the restaurant is fine the staff helpful. the price is a bargain for this standard of accom all in all a no brainer .I will recommend this to friends without hesitation

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  By chris0203 on Jan 01, 2009

This has to be the best "value for money" hotel in Delhi. The location is great for the Red Fort and in the midst of Old Delhi.

Take advantage of the complimentary airport pickup - it's good to have a driver who knows how to find the hotel as it is down an alleyway.

We stayed at the hotel on two occasions and both rooms were clean and functional. The complimentary breakfast was basic, but given the price that you pay for the room (which included breakfast) it was fine.

We would definately recommend this hotel to travellers to Delhi.

Don't be put off by the entrance to the alley way - there's a gem of a hotel at the end!

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  By Wanderlus... on Jan 01, 2009

The Hotel Tara Palace was a decent cheap hotel, right in the heart of old Delhi and very close to the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. This was the first place we stayed in India and the surrounding area was a great crash course in Indian mess and chaos.

The airport transfer we booked through the hotel was slow (it took about 2 hours before we even left the airport, we have no idea what the guy was doing) and overpriced. Next time we'd definitely skip it and taxi/auto rickshaw. Once we arrived at the hotel the driver even had the nerve to ask for a tip!

The room itself was clean and quite nice, although quite light and noisy at night.

The staff at the desk were friendly enough but very pushy and reminded us of used car salesmen. Every time we talked to them we felt as though we were being hustled in some way.

Breakfast was average.

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  By O_and_K on Nov 11, 2008

I stayed here for a week in October, 2008. Pre-paid airport pickup was prompt and as promised. The hotel is wonderfully located, if Old Delhi is what you want. It sits at the end of a small alley that looks scary at first but once you get used to the ebb and flo of the area, you see that it is busy but safe. The hotel room was very clean. The included breakfasts were solid. The desk staff was excellent. Two negatives, both avoidable: you WILL get pressed for trips, etc. by hotel people. If you want to take them up on it, I'm sure they'll do a decent job. I wasn't interested, made that clear and they very quickly left me alone. Second, I had to leave a day early and the hotel refused to refund my last day's pre-paid payment. Suggestion: don't prepay, except the first night. All in a all a great very attractively priced clean and safe hotel in Old Delhi -- one of the few.

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  By screennom on Nov 11, 2008

This hotel is new with spotlessly clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds. The staff were exceptionally friendly, they bent over backwards to assist and the restaurant food was OK. Internet is available in rooms if you have a PC and the room and laundry service was good.

There were insufficient blankets on the bed on arrival but more were secured from reception after a phone call. This seems to be common in India in that you are given one single top sheet and one single blanket for a queen sized bed. This happened several times in various places.

The location was good and central as long as you didn’t mind going down an alley (probably better for groups or couples than solos). The Red Fort and metro only a short walk away.

A very good hotel for the price and a great find in Delhi where many of the hotels are a disgrace, even if you pay much more.

We would definitely stay there again.

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  By Ouseboy on Mar 03, 2008

I arrived at by myself at night., and as a female was a little apprehensive. I was a little put off at first as it is tucked away down a lane in a not so welcoming part of Delhi. But upon entering I was given excellent, friendly warm service. The rest of our party of 14 arrvived over the next day and all received the same treatment. The rooms were clean and neat. The restaurant served tasty food and nothing was too much trouble. The rooftop terrace provide excellent views over the Red Fort. Perhaps if you were travelling solo(female) or first time to India, it is not ideal,but for couples, or groups it is fantastic. Would recommend. Internet access in the rooms plus cable TV, prompt 24 hour room service. Nearby is busy Chandi Chowk which in day is colourful and you can buy fresh fruit at markets. Nearby is Haldirans -great clean Indian fast food plus fantastic sweets! And if you must there is also a Mcdonalds nearby

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  By aunty-ji on Jan 01, 2008

Hotel was clean, with an impressive lobby,although the room was smallish, but had all the facilities there.
The historic places near the hotel like Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gurudwara Sheesh Ganj and many other places of Old Delhi are at walking distance form the hotel.
Hotel staff was very friendly and supportive but the thing which was most useful for me was the internet connection the my room as I am a techie ;-) so cant live without it.
I would like to visit this hotel again soon.

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  By Prashant... on Dec 12, 2007

Personnel tres agreable du portier au groom. Endroit calme bien que dans une rue assez glauque + la vue pas ideale. Aucun souci cependant avec les locaux. Juste a cote du red fort. Bon petit dejeuner. Pas de wifi dans les chambres mais dans le hall. on reccommende vivement.

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  By doreaux on Oct 10, 2011

オールドデリー、チャンドニーチョークのすぐそばです。ホテルは値段相応、部屋も静かで清潔感があります。路地裏にあるので夜はちょっと怖いです。屋上は眺めが最高。頼んだらテーブル出してくれて、夕暮れのレッドフォートやジャマーマスジッドを眺めながら食事ができました。
メインバザールなどへのアクセスはあまりよくないですね。私達は地下鉄をずっとつかっていました。地下鉄のチャンドニーチョーク駅へは徒歩7、8分くらいです。ニューデリー駅まで二駅三駅です。チャンドニーチョーク自体は人は多いし車は多いし、基本問屋街なのでそこまで面白くないかもしれません。

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  By accop on Oct 10, 2011

Llegamos de noche, esta en medio de un callejón en la calle del mercado, casi salimos corriendo del susto. Pero después el hotel impecable, el servicio excelente. Podíamos pedir lo que quisiéramos para comer o tomar a cualquier hora y nos lo conseguían. La ubicación es buena para recorrer el Fuerte Rojo, el Hospital jaina de pájaros, Templo Sikh y Jaina, Yama Masid, el mercado, etc. No nos atrevimos a andar de noche por la zona.

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  By AMKU on Oct 10, 2011

Hotel très bien et très propre dans le quartier de Old Delhi. Proche des sites touristiques de ce quartier (Fort Rouge, Mosquée, Chandni Chowk...)
Clim et eau chaude.
Le service Pick up à l'aéroport est très bien et le petit déjeuner inclus aussi.
Par contre il est vrai que le quartier et la rue qui mène a l'hotel laisse vraiment à désirer et ne donnent pas envie d'y aller car c'est au fond d'une impasse . Mais c'est un très bon hotel pour quand on est de passage à Delhi et que l'on a peu de temps pour visiter!
Je le recommande vivement.
Petite agence accollée à l'hotel très bien et sans arnaques pour réserver billets de train ou avion ou réservation de voitures avec chauffeur.

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  By on Sep 09, 2011

Les nuits y sont calmes, ce qui n est pas negligeable a Delhi !
Pres du Fort Rouge.
L'hotel est propre et le personnel fait ce qu'il faut : ni plus ni moins mais rien a reprocher...

Ce que j aimais moins : Hotel sans âme --> murs blancs, pas vraiment de deco particuliere.
La chambre (draps, etc...) tout a fait propre !!!
Pas d'eau chaude par contre :/ Heureusement que l'on etait en periode des moussons ou le climat est particulierement lourd et donc l eau froide est suffisante !
L Hotel est situé dans une minuscule rue qui semble un peu malfamee MAIS tout compte fait, aucun probleme !!! Elle est juste petite et etroite ce qui nous laisse avoir des prejugés negatifs qui n'en sont en fait rien ! Les habitants sont sympas et il y a toujours un "garde" devant l hotel. Le quartier autour est pauvre (old delhi) mais on sy sent bien car c est le vieux marcher.

Je recommande cet hotel. Pour nous, il nous a permis de nous y sentir bien des notre arrivee pourtant nocturne. L Inde est deja suffisemment un choc culturel quand on arrive qu il est agreable de dormir dans de bons draps au calme.

SERVICE D AEROPORT IMPECCABLE ! Contrairement à la majorité des hotels a Delhi !

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  By on Aug 08, 2011

It is the second time I visit this hotel. The service is god and the rooms are very clean.

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  By on Jun 06, 2011

si lo que te gusta es conocer el ambiente de la vieja delhi, este puede ser tu hotel. el precio era de 35 Euros la noche y nos fueron a buscar al aeropuerto segun lo pactado. Del personal del hotel, ninguna queja, buen trato.
Tienes el fuerte rojo y la gran mezquita a escasos metros andando y te permite saborear la Old Delhi, si eres más tiquis-miquis, no es tu zona

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  By joseluis3... on Nov 11, 2010

Cet hôtel allie confort et calme malgré la proximité du fort rouge. Les chambres sont confortables et, si le quartier est animé et bruyant, la situation de l'hôtel au fond d'une ruelle permet de dormir tranquillement. Le personnel est serviable et compétent .
Une terrasse permet de dîner en contemplant la mosquée et le fort rouge .
Une agence de voyage contigüe et travaillant avec l'hôtel rend bien des services (réservation de billets de trains) Bref un bon rapport qualité prix pour Delhi.

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  By Chrisphil... on Nov 11, 2010

Cet hotel est en plein coeur du vieux Delhi donc en pleine cohue, mais en plein dans la vie du quartier et près de tous les monuments de la vieille ville et de quelques très bons restaus.
Hotel propre, accueillant, avec un service de très bon niveau. Pick up gratuit à l'aéroport, internet et agence de voyage sont parmi les ressources qu'offrent le "Palace"....

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  By Alexparis... on Nov 11, 2010

インドのこのクラスのホテルは一般的に掃除ができていなかったり、水道に問題があったり、問題が多いですが、このホテルはその点問題なく、快適に過ごすことができました。デリーについて一泊目にはかなりおすすめです。無料のお迎えのサービスもスムーズにいきました。便利な場所ですし、屋上からの眺めは特におすすめです。

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  By はんた on May 05, 2010

excellant hotel, surprenant de trouver un hotel aussi clean, dans un quartier qui l'est beaucoup moins.

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  By macphil3 on Feb 02, 2010

L'hotel est bon sous beaucoup d'angles (airport pickup, personnel, proprete..) mais le prix est assez eleve si l'on compare avec d'autres qui valent autant le coup pour des 'voyageurs moyens'...si budget moyen voire reduit preferez un autre!

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  By Esteban12... on Jan 01, 2010

Auch wenn die Umgebung es nicht vermuten lässt, ist das Tara Palace Hotel eine echte Perle unter den Hotels im mittleren Preissegment. Ich habe in verschiedenen Hotels der Stadt übernachtet, welche teilweise erheblich teurer waren und weniger Service und Freundlichkeit boten. Zunächst mag die Lage in einer verwinkelten Seitengasse der immer sehr belebten Esplanade Road abschrecken, wenn man jedoch das Treiben auf dem Bicycle Market und den umliegenden Märkten als Attraktion begreift, ist die Lage optimal. Das vegetarische Restaurant erhält von mir ebenso eine gute Bewertung hinsichtlich der Qualität der Speisen, Fleischessern sei das etwas 500 Meter entfernt gelegene Karim's - eine Institution Delhis - empfohlen.

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  By on Jan 01, 2010

nous sommes arrivés très en retard à Delhi, et malgré que le transfer d'aéroport n'est gratuit que pour pour l'aéroport international, le taxi nous attendait. Le personnel est très gentil et professionel, les chambres très propres et le petit déjeuner inclu très bien

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  By ulge on Dec 12, 2009

ホテルの部屋は宿泊料金を基準にして、それなりにきれいで使いやすいです。深夜2AM着でもフロントが開いていて安心でした。場所はタクシーの運転手もわからないくらい複雑、Agodaの地図を拡大し、大通りから20.30m入った所であることを告げれば何とかなります。

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  By on Nov 11, 2009

Arrivée tardive dans la nuit ,1h30 du mat! Nous étions très content d'être attendu à l'aéroport.
Ravis des services de cet hotel. Bien situé dans old delhi.
L'agence de voyage à côte de hotel nous a organisé un circuit de 2 semaines avec voiture et chauffeur. Très bon rapport qualité prix.
Nous reviendrons sans hésitation au TARA palace.
Anne

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  By zezette50 on Nov 11, 2009

Les plats servis sont bons. Il est dommage que le cuisinier ne se lance pas dans une cuisine indienne non végétarienne.
Nous avons regretté de ne pas pouvoir goûter au moins un poulet tandori ou ticka. Surtout que, compte tenu du quartier qui entoure l'hôtel et du fait que la terrasse y est bien agréable on est tenté d'y diner régulièrement. La liste du menu non seulement végétarienne mais également très courte est dissuasive. Heureusement le cuisinier et bon et le personnel charmant.

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  By on Nov 11, 2009

el hotel muy bien la habitacion limpia y agradable, el staff bien-normal un poco mas majos que el resto en el norte de india. la situacion bien pero en una callejuela que puede intimidar un poco de noche. esta en todo el meollo de vieja delhi. desde luego volveria sin dudarlo siempre y cuando te interese old delhi y no la zona mas turistica de paharganj (que no vale nada y mucho turista) recomiendo totalmente.

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  By on Oct 10, 2009

まず、モスクを目指して、モスクの周りから伸びる小道の入り口に看板があるので、それを目安にしたほうがよい。住所を頼りに目指しても現地の人にもわからなかった。

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  By on Jul 07, 2009

Lorsqu'on arrive dans le quartier de l'hotel, on est un peu surpris par le cadre, la ruelle, l'environnement du Vieux Delhi qui font craidre un confort rudimentaire et une proprete douteuse... la seconde surprise, agreable celle la, est la qualite de l'hotel, sa proprete et confort parfaits,le calme durant la nuit, l'accueil excellent de son personnel et l'efficacite des services rendus : taxi, service en chambre etc...Le seul reproche (leger) que l'on puisse faire concerne une carte de restaurant un peu limitee. Nous sommes cependant decides a rechoisir cet hotel si nous retournons a Delhi.

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  By on Jun 06, 2009

L'hôtel est bien situé dans Old Delhi, dans un quartier très populaire. Le personnel est accueillant et à l'écoute. Snack de l'hôtel déconseillé

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  By on Mar 03, 2009

Locato in Old Delhi, a 200 mt. dal Red Fort...Zona difficile, soprattutto la sera..ma vera.... La costruzione spicca, anche se difficile da trovare, fra l'indecenza di quello che la attornia... Camera (deluxe 313) pulita, Tv, telefono, A/C, bagno e doccia funzionanti. INTERNET gratuito veloce per 24 ore..in camera...Munirsi di PC portatile. Internet con PC dell'hotel anche di fronte alla reception, ma reception angusta. Ascensore funzionante, con ventolona. Servizio in stile indiano, lento il giusto. C'è chi è cortese e chi no. Cibo vegetariano, servizio anche in camera. Discretamente buono ma insidioso, il cibo. Provato più volte il WC. Astenetevi dal prenotare attraverso l'hotel escursioni, taxi e quant'altro. Molto caro. Troppo. Non fidatevi. Fate da soli. Era previsto il free pick up in airport. Nonostante mille assicurazioni, in airport non è venuto nessuno....alle 4 del mattino. Risolto con taxi prepagato (400 rupie) e due telefonate (del tassista) in hotel per riuscire a scovarlo (30 minuti di distanza dall'airport di notte, 80 minuti in orario d'ufficio). Per farsi perdonare hanno pagato loro il rientro in airport per la partenza. Per Delhi....al prezzo pagato con hotels.com, è buona soluzione. Ricordate di non fidarvi per escursioni di qualsiasi tipo e in qualsiasi posto, taxi e tutto quello che, fuor di hotel, permette al manager di rifarsi sulla relativa economicità della cifra richiesta per la camera.

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  By on Jul 07, 2008

Personnel serviable. Convenient pour tourisme. New Delhi sans complaisance!

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  By on Apr 04, 2008

Hôtel de construction très récente, conformément aux standards occidentaux. Rien à dire sur la propreté. NI sur l'accueil amical. On est venu nous chercher gratuitement à l'aéroport. On se méfiera toutefois de l'un ou l'autre rabatteur (très fréquent en Inde) posté à la réception, prompt à vous proposer excursions ou shopping. La particularité de cet hôtel aussi neuf est sa situation: au fond d'une sombre impasse (mais pas d'un coupe-gorge rassurez-vous) débouchant sur esplanade road, à mi-chemin de la grande mosquée et de chandni chowk. Situation idéale pour visiter Delhi. A déconseiller toutefois aux coeurs sensibles: on est en effet immergé dans la rude réalité du tiers-monde. Le quartier est pauvre et délabré, mais quelle vie, quelle animation, et quelle hospitalité!

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  By michel040... on Apr 04, 2008

We had high expectations of this hotel based on the reviews in TA, so when we got there and saw the rooms were dated & in need of improvements and the bathroom had a funny smell from the drainage system, we were disappointed. Even the breakfast was below average.

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  By rickydmd8... on Jun 06, 2011

We were utterly shocked when the free airport transport provided by the hotel took so long to get us to the hotel. The traffic jam around & near the hotel was almost standstill at times. Best means of transport was by the rickshaw in this congested area.
The vegetarian menu was definitely a big negative for us. The egg biryani had only hard boiled eggs and the biryani was horrible. We could discovered on our last day that a short rickshaw ride away was Karim's. One of the best food we had and at unbelievably low price. The leg of lamb was so yum & so huge. We were so thankful to the hotel recommendation of Karim's Moghul food and also arranging for 1 of the boy to accompany us to the main road & negotiated for a rickshaw for us & gave instruction to bring us safely to Karim's. Thumbs up to the hotel manager at the reception who was so helpful and helped us to order pizza delivery on our 1st night.

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  By CWee on Apr 04, 2011

We stayed at the Tara Palace hotel in April. The hotel itself is passable. Clean enough but in a pretty nasty area of Delhi. It’s not an unsafe area just pretty filthy. It is within close reach of the Red fort, the Gandhi monument and the Gandhi museum. Wifi provided in reception only. The hotel has a very limited menu and the breakfast is pretty basic. Would recommend hotel for quick stopover but not for a stay of any length.

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  By Ade-n-Ju on Apr 04, 2011

Cleanliness is relative, this is hotel is clean if u compared it to the very DIRTY place around it, however the hotel itself isn't so clean, the sheets had alot of stains, internet only in the reception which is already so small & of course there's no privacy,
Staff are friendly , Food isn't bad, McDonalds is just minutes away

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  By Gimie2000 on Mar 03, 2011

We stayed at tara palace hotel and admittedly the area is very busy and noisy,we found the hotel staff very accomodating.The breakfasts were lovely and rooms were adequately clean.Whenever we requested hot water we were happy that within 15 mins or so we had hot water in the shower and sinks.
As our first trip to India we stayed here as the main sights were easily accessible and the whole area is INDIA LIVE !!! If you are worried by the initial look of the area,don't be.We travelled with four children ages 16 to 8 and were out til very late ,most evenings.
Had a fantastic stay and would come back again.The management was very helpful at all times

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  By zraja on Feb 02, 2011

I came late at night. If I didn't read any reviews of the TaraPalace in internet I would scream and tell the driver to drive me to the Hilton or Marriot at least. The neighbourhood is awful. TaraPalace is hidden in very small street between workshops of bicycle and rikshaw wheels, mountains of rubbish, homeless dogs and homeless people. The choice is yours - you want to be in the best location in the heart of Old Delhi or you want some luxury. I preferred the best location. And I was absolutely right to choose TaraPalace. It is located walking distance from many places of interests (Red Fort, many temples, market of spices - and it is in the very centre of Old Delhi). I stayed there 3 nights.

The staff is very friendly, rooms are clean (the bathroom stinks but it is clean - just because everything is rather old...). I can recommend the restaurant. The food is only veg - but very tasty. They also have beer (Kingfisher) if you ask;-)) You will not find it in the menu. One day we asked the staff to have the dinner on the roof - and they served the dinner on the roof. Nice people, nice view on the Old Delhi.

Next door to the TaraPalace there is small travel agency. Friendly boy will help you organize the city tour or the trip to Agra. The prices aren't very cheap but looking for some other travel agency on Chandney Chowk is the nightmare so it is better to pay and have everything organized without loosing time for searching for some other agency. The driver who was going with us wasn't friendly I didn't like him. But he did his job. We saw everything the tourist should see in Delhi (for example Humayun Tomb, KutubMinar, LotusTemple etc.- I will tell you more about these places if you write to me).

In the walking distance (about 5-10 minutes) from Tara there is the bank with cash machine, McDonalds, many shops. In the rooms there is A/C, you can use internet at the reception.

If you can forget for some nights about the luxury - I highly recommend the TaraPalace.

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  By Mr_Joanna on Jan 01, 2011

Summary: one hour drive from airport, no wifi in room, on a grubby street with absolutely no eateries, nothing in vicinity of hotel at night. With agoda, I paid $265 for three nights, included airport pick-up ($20) in an old, shabby car with no air conditioning, and they made me wait an hour for another guest's flight to arrive. Over-priced for this budget traveller facility. IF you've been staying in backback ghetto hotels, or you are an afficiando of 3-star hostelry, you would be very happy with the Tara. Staff service is excellent, on-site restaurant is good. I stayed in room 215 -- a big one. Others are small and without windows. Room was quiet enough, but curtain did not block light. Travel agent at hotel did a good job, fairly priced, but he will book you at hotels similar in quality to the Tara Palace. I was only here because many places full on account of Commonwealth Games. Could have done worse.

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  By Paubranco on Oct 10, 2010

Except for a nights sleep, this hotel is not recommended for anything else.
It's a basic hotel with ok rooms, but the location is a pain - hidden inbetween small streets and no parking. And it is a pain to find it within the market streets in Old Delhi.

We were given a room with inward facing window, meaning we looked into the hotel windows from our window. The bed was hard, but ok for a night. Rest of the room had a good and clean bathroom, AC, ceiling fan and TV. No minibar.

The breakfast and dinner in the restaurant (which is a standard hotel room made into a dining room & breakfast room) was a boring experience. They had only vegeterian food on the menu both on breakfast and dinner. We dropped that, and went out to eat instead but that was a pain itself: Since we were non-indians, we looked for a clean and acceptable restaurant in the area, which was impossible to find. The only solution was McDonalds just nearby.

Wifi was available only in reception. On the plus side, it was possible to enter the rooftop, where you could get a nice view of Red Fort and the city itself.

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  By Agatoth on Jul 07, 2010

Close to Chandi chwok. New metro station nearby. Hotel restaurant good food and good value for money. Excellent Wifi connection in lobby. Friendly staff. Stayed 3 nights. but my room was not cleaned once

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  By flissfogg on Jun 06, 2010

The staff were friendly and have done more to make your stay superb. They arrange a quick cars meaning you never had to wait more than 15 minutes. Incredible breakfast, high quality continental buffet with hot breakfast cooked to perfection to order. Free internet available in the rooms . Rooms very comfortable, spotlessly clean and cleaned daily. Great shower. Very relaxing.

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  By alex_ben2... on Apr 04, 2010

Arriving at the hotel access through the markets late at night was a bit disconcerting, to the point where some members of the party didn't want to get out of the taxi. However, after our surprise, the rooms were ok although small, location was convenient, staff members, particularly in the dining room when we asked for non-veg meals and beers were very helpful and pleasant. Overall good value.

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  By bazandee on Mar 03, 2010

Was able to book from UK with free airport pickup (had to wait half hour at airport and phone, but he did turn up). Rooms clean, shower hot, no complaints.
Immediate area devoid of restaurants, hotel meal was reasonable price and fairly prompt service. Interesting market and non touristy streets (lots of rickshaw drivers sleeping outside).

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  By cmb_10 on Mar 03, 2010

The hotel itself is perfectly OK if you are looking for a place in magnificent Old Delhi. However, the area immediately surrounding it does not seem that save at night (Esplanade Road itself is bit of a skid row and you will, moreover, have to find your way through a small alley). I would certainly recommend the place to male travelers, but not to women or even couples.

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  By DC_Thomas on Feb 02, 2010

I guess it's all about location. And with that I don't mean the shabby neighbourhood the hotel is located in, with garbage piles, busy small alleys and quite a bit of noise. I mean that it's 5 minutes from the amazing Red Fort, and very close to India's biggest mosque Jama Masjid. What can you expect from a one/two star hotel? It's clean and cheap, and the service is quite well organized. The promised airport pickup turned out to be a prepaid taxi with a hotel employee, since the company car allegedly had mechanical errors. Nevertheless, the guy was there to pick me up, pay for the taxi and guide the driver to the rather obscure alley. Return to the airport was quite a different story: (over) paid 14 dollars for a sleepy driver who nearly fell asleep several times behind the wheel, AND had to get gas just before reaching the airport...

Room is clean and orderly, restaurant is quite good, food is tasty - and I guess they don't have an alcohol license, because you have to pay your beer separate from the bill. Expect to pay at least three times as much for the beer than its real value. But rest of the food is very cheap.

Would I recommend it? Only if you're strapped for cash. It will be easier to get a cab from anywhere in Delhi to the tourist areas. But if you want to stay there, it's not really a very bad choice.

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  By flyingdut... on Feb 02, 2010

Best Thing: Location to attractions.
Worst Thing: Being totally ripped off by reception for a taxi to the airport. We knew and they knew we knew that the price quoted was way too high, but they also knew that as we were only staying for 1 night and leaving early for a flight that we had no time to arrange our own. Ended up paying 750rps for a car, when 400-500 would have been more realistic. (Pretty sure that they also overcharged us for arranging a local sim card)

We stayed at the hotel Tara Palace twice during our visit to India. Firstly at the end of November and then during the first week of December.
We booked a premium room with breakfast for both visits and for about 28 GBP per night it did the job. We had rooms on the 2nd floor overlooking the access alley and front door of the hotel. (Think it was 215, 216 or 217)
Breakfast and dinner is served in the small hotel restaurant. Choice is limited, but the stuffed paratha with pickles are really nice, as is the vegetable biryani. Portions are a decent size and the quality matches the level of hotel. It's not 5* Gordon Ramsey, but is still much better than many other places we stayed at in India.
Rooms are clean, a decent size and lockable. Ours had an on-suite, which was sufficient. Also quiet enough to sleep when compared with the rest of Delhi, although best option is to bring ear plugs just in case.
Like everything else with the hotel, service throughout is acceptable and pretty bland. (better in the restaurant than at reception.)
Free internet in reception was a nice touch and really useful for sorting out trains.

The hotel is about 30-45 minutes from the airport, 25 minutes from New Delhi train station or 10 minutes from Old Delhi Train Station. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Old Delhi train station and is about 2km. (depending upon type of transport taken) If the hotel hasn't arranged pick up from the airport, then pre-paid taxi is the best option. There are booths at the airport once clearing customs or outside New Delhi Train Station. (Located 2 minutes walk from entrance in auto-rickshaw car-park, so don't listen to drivers who tell you that there isn't one)

We stayed here on our first night in India and old Delhi is a real difference to anything we have ever experienced while traveling anywhere else in the world. The sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere are all electric and you will either embrace it or be totally overwhelmed by the whole experience. Chandni Chowk is busy with cars, buses, rickshaws, people, cattle & dogs 24/7 while Esplanade Rd where the hotel is just off is a main artery within the cycle market area. The hotel is within 5 minutes walk from both the Red Fort and also the Jama Masjid mosque. The evening light show at the Red Fort is well worth a visit.

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  By IanTatman on Jan 01, 2010

Is just a short walk away... pricier than some of the places I saw on the net but for location to see red fort not so bad if you have small amount of time, about an hour from airport...friendly staff and there is a terrace with great views of the city...

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  By AdrianJ1 on Jan 01, 2010

Decent hotel located close to both the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. The real India is right outside your doorstep here in Old Delhi, for better or for worse. Great food is never far away, whether it's street food on the Esplanade, or hole in the wall restaurants off Chandni Chowk.

Rooms are clean, fine and staff were always friendly. I would avoid the hotel food, it's pretty ordinary.

The hotel is at the end of a little alley, which can make it a bit hard to find at night ... But I am sure you can find a local willing to take you there for a few rupee if you can't find it.

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  By Tojo_the... on Dec 12, 2009

As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel is located down a dark and dirty alley off the cycle market in Old Delhi. There is a full-time security guard at the door, though we didn't feel unsafe (if I were on my own that may have been different).

You get what you pay for - the rooms are basic, dark, and small. But they are clean, cheap, and the hotel is ideally situated for visiting the fort, mosque, and bazaars of Old Delhi. The hotel is also quite noisy. Our room had a shaft outside the window that must have gone up to the kitchen, so we were able to hear people for most of the night / early morning. Also, there is a window above the door that lets light in throughout the night.

We ate in the restaurant during our stay. The hotel does not serve alcohol, but they will send someone out to get beers for you (at Rs 120 each). The food was decent and reasonably priced. Breakfast was included in the cost, and although not very substantial, it was fresh and sufficient.

I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for reasonable accommodation in Old Delhi. It is not spectacular, but it was good enough for one night.

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  By TrvlngMnk... on Nov 11, 2009

Hotel is situated in the old Delhi, meaning if you like to be in a quiet neighborhoud, forget about it. However the hotel is in a small street and rooms are quiet.
Old Delhi is really messy, and it can be a little harsh on your first day. However, it is ideally situated if you want to visit Delhi fort and Mosque.
Hotel is clean, and bed is comfortable and hard at the same time. We slept ok.
The restaurant is not good, so don't go.
Service was nice enough (not amazing though).

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  By larkov on Nov 11, 2009

Has a free pick up from the airport/kamikaze driver from the paradise of India (Kashmir) who drove wildly through the night streets of early morning Delhi. In the middle of an old quarter of Delhi which is run down is a modern hotel - extremely clean and cheap with a lot of helpful staff. Breakfast a bit poor, but the view from the terrace of Red Fort, Jama MAsjid and a Jain temple as well the life in the old quarter is delightful and priceless. A must for anyone wanting to expereince the real India at first hand.

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  By miratanna on Nov 11, 2009

Stayed for 2 nights with my girl friend and surrounding place is very crowded and noisy. Lot of poor people baggers in the area and irritate you to heights.

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  By expedia12... on Nov 11, 2009

We chose this hotel because of the reviews on trip advisor, especially the review on the travel agent Rameez that plans and books tours of the North.
Firstly we were suppose to be picked up from the airport and there was no one to meet us, we called 3 times and waited 1 1/2 hrs for a pick up.
The location of the hotel is down an alley way and it beats me as to how they managed to get the photos of the hotel that they have on their website as it looks nothing like it. I did not like the area in Old Delhi and didn't like leaving the room, i found the men in the area looked at me as a western woman like i was scum, even though i was with my husband i was still shoved on the street. I found the area to be very disgusting and dirty.

We booked a trip with Rameez and he was very helpful but i would suggest to anyone to make sure you confirm everythinhg with him and ask lots of questions. We have found that these travel agents are very quick to say no problem Madam!. We did a tour of Varinassi, Agra and Rajastan, i would recommend to take your time on the trip we found alot of the time in the mornings was driving to the next destination, you get there in the early afternoon, do your sight seeing rather rushed in the late afternoon, sleep the night and you are off again the next morning. We were assured that we can change the itinery at any time, which we did as we got too tired moving on every day, but the hotels werent confirmed and we would arrive in places like Jodhpur and the hotel had no booking for us and we ended up having to chase this up with Rameez and got a horrid room in the end with no TV and A/C that we had paid for.
They tend to make lots of excuses and pass the buck, so confirm confirm confirm!!!!!
The hotel that was booked in Varinassi was too far away from the Ghats, because you were out of the town you were at the mercy of the travel agent who works for this company, i would recommend to ask for a guest house closer to the Ghats so you can be a part of everything that is going on and not have to pay for taxi's to go everywhere.

As for the hotel the rooms are very spacious, hot water in the shower, good room service.
Just be wary booking a trip and check all details thoroughly.

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  By Gypsys40 on Oct 10, 2009

Nice and cheap hotel. The rooms are clean and you're just in the middle of old town, not so far from metro line. We stayed there 3 nights, avoid the room near the kitchen because they're always at work.

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  By ufetta on Sep 09, 2009

This hotel was out of the way, in Old Delhi. I will admit to being a little bit sceptical at first, when the taxi driver drove to this place, and pointed down a dark alley to the entrance.
Even though the location wasn't fantastic, the service was quite good. A couple of the guys spoke decent english, and communication wasnt too much of a problem. Being an Aussie, I asked for a couple of beers at 10.30pm when I arrived, and they supplied them no problem. The continental breakfast was adequate, but the resteraunt serves vegetarian only.
The first morning, talked to a young bloke called Rameez, who organized tours around the city, and to Agra ( 5 hour drive away)

Overall a decent, economical hotel. Don't expect much nightlife around. But it is good as a base to see the cities landmarks

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  By Saphelon on May 05, 2009

This place was very nice... clean with good serivces, warm shower etc... the price is a bit high. The location is tough in general (old Delhi) but the hotel certainly stands out as an oasis. It's a bit tricky to find so I would try to arrange a pick-up at the train or bus station or airport. Pretty close to the subway and Red Fort... might want try to avoid walking around in the early morning though (before sunrise)... depends what you're looking for but you will certainly see the 'old delhi side' of India

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  By matt98521... on Dec 12, 2008

Well, we needed a place for a quick overnight after flying nearly 24 hours and then having a flight the next morning. The hotel was pretty average and the walls were pretty thin. The bed was relatively stiff but we were so tired after all that flying that it didn't really matter. For the price, it was not too bad. The alleyway was a little scary coming in late at night, but was much less so in the day light. The area where the hotel is located is a bit dirty, but you won't really escape that if you spend any time in Delhi! The breakfast that was included wasn't bad, either!

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  By DAL504 on Dec 12, 2008

The staff at the hotel were very nice and willing to help us plan our trip and get us taxi's. The room was clean and quiet and the room service was decent. The air condtioner didn't work and the glass in our bathroom window was shattered, as well as some missing glass shards missing which made us nervous about mosquito's. As far as location goes, it is walking distance to the red fort and transportation is easy in Delhi. I would not stay here if I was not traveling with a man based on it's location in old delhi. We were told the area near coughnant place was a bit safer. Make sure you email and call your flight info to the hotel if you want to get the shuttle service. Looking back on our trip, it would have been worth it to pay more and get a nicer hotel to escape to after seeing Delhi. The place was pretty cheap, so I guess we got what we paid for.

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  By traveler2... on Sep 09, 2008

My weeklong stay at the Tara Palace was just alright. It also could be that I just didn't like Delhi in general and that jaded me toward the Tara Palace, but there were several things I didn't like about the hotel. But let me start with what I did like:

-Airport pickup was great. No problems here. A little more expensive than a prepaid, but you can't really complain about that.

-Hotel was clean. Rooms were made every day and soap/shampoo was replaced most days.

-A good location. Near the Red Fort and Chawni Chowk metro. Some don't like the location in the middle of the dirty old city, but I didn't really mind.

-Free breakfast! It's a nice breakfast, too.

What I didn't like:

-They seriously don't know how to make a bed. Someone needs to teach them. The sheet only covered my midsection and the blanket covered my feet. It was weird.

-I always got the feeling they were trying to sell me things. Packages and such. Every I was asked where I was going. You could chalk this up to friendliness, but it seemed to have ulterior motives.

-The guy who works the desk at night is a jerk. Not helpful at all and almost misleading. The first night I was there he told me I owed 100 rupees for using the computer for one hour. No where in Delhi charges more than 50 rupees an hour for the internet and he was clearly going to pocket the money I gave him. I didn't give him anything and told him to bill it to my room. I talked to other travelers in the hotel and they had similar negative experiences with him, also.

All in all, the stay was just ok. I liked a lot of things about the hotel but didn't like some other things. I think that puts it about neutral, right?

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  By ukpat02 on Sep 09, 2008

Clean hotel, good service depending with who you're talking, but in a sketchy location. If it's your first stay in Delhi, you'll be surprised. Not too safe during the night if you wanna go out.

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  By radiorfa on Aug 08, 2008

If what you are looking for is a clean room, then you will get what you are looking for here. This can be a difficult thing to find in many hotels in Delhi. Unfortunately, it is in a really bad neighborhood. But then again, unless you want to stay in a really expensive hotel in Delhi, it is going to be in a bad neighborhood. The location is good for some of the sightseeing. It is right across from the Red Fort and very close to some of the other sights, but don't expect to be able to wander around past sundown. The key thing for us was that it was clean.

If your taxi driver insists on calling ahead to "confirm" your reservations, it is a scam. He will pretend to call and then tell you your room is double booked and try to divert you to another hotel where he gets a hefty commission. Insist on going to the hotel. Your room is still available. This is a common scam

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  By ognid on Jan 01, 2008

good hotel very close to the fort and the markets. The view from the roof terrace is excellent, but you are in the middle of old Dehli. The place is very sure and clean but the area is pretty dirty.

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  By on Aug 08, 2011

Situado en un callejón del "Old Delhi", en el mercado de recambios de bicicletas. Llegamos a eso de la 1 de la madrugada después de utilizar el servicio de recogida al aeropuerto del hotel. El coche no te deja en la misma puerta, hay que andar unos 50 metros hasta la puerta del hotel por un callejón sucio, y lúgubre con apenas luz., con gente durmiendo por allí...la verdad, daban ganas de volverse a casa... al día siguiente al salir, la situación fué parecida, pero es el "Old Delhi"... Las habitaciones muy normales y básicas con una limpieza aceptable (visto lo que hay afuera, limpias). El servicio correcto. Tienen una agencia de viajes al lado justo en la que contratamos unas cuantas cosas (alquiler de coche con conductor, ida y vuelta en un vuelo, y ida y vuelta en tren) que aunque quisimos ir un poco por nuestra cuenta, al final nos lo montaron como ellos quisieron. La verdad es que nos dieron bastantes facilidades.

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  By andurrial... on Aug 08, 2011

L'hotel è a Old Delhi e l'impatto per noi è stato un pò scioccante (è stata la nostra prima volta in India). L'hotel Tara nonostante l'aspetto esterno e la location si difende bene, la camera era pulita, il bagno essenziale ma pulito. Avevamo aria condizionata funzionante e lenzuola mediamente pulite ( per essere in India andavano benissimo ). Lo consiglio soprattutto per chi ha voglia di immergersi nella vera India! la colazione e la cena erano abbastanza buone e il personale molto cordiale. ps: è vicinissimo al Red Fort.

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  By lisboa79 on Aug 08, 2011

スタッフが親切で、宿泊前にメールを送りましたが、きちんと返信してくれました。
空港からの送迎サービスも無料でちゃんと出迎えてくれる点が大きいです。
レッドフォードやモスクに近いので、便利ですが、場所がとても分かりづらいです。

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  By debuko on Aug 08, 2011

En 2010, j'avais été très satisfaite de l'accueil et du rapport qualité/prix, j'avais donné un avis favorable sur cet hotel, mais quand j'y suis retournée un peu plus tard, 30% plus cher, j'ai eu un petit soucis avec l'aéroport et j'ai eu besoin de leur taxi (vieille voiture) et de 2 nuits supplémentaires, là ils ne m'ont pas loupé j'ai casqué plus de 1000rps rien que pour le taxi, alors que je n'ai pas eu la prestation soi-disant gratuite à l'arrivée, je leur avait fait part de ma déception par mail par rapport à l'augmentation avant d'y retourner, "Don't worry" mais là j'ai été prise pour une carte visa supplémentaire.

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  By DOMDOUM on Aug 08, 2011

Parece que el precio de este hotel cambia enormemente de un dia o mes para otro. En mi estancia con mi marido de dos días el precio fue de 50 euros. Fue el hotel mas caro de nuestra ruta. Lo contraté por internet dadas las opiniones favorables sobre él. He de decir que lo único que tiene que merezca la estancia en él es la azotea. No está habilitada como terraza puesto que hecen la colada y tienden en ella. Las vistas desde allí son muy buenas: el Fuerte Rojo y la Mezquita de un solo vistazo. El servicio muy poco amable, te piden propina por bajarte la maleta del taxi, por subirtela a la habitación, por llevarte la toalla, por subirte papel higiénico. Yo creo que por 50 euros no tengo que sentirme incómoda por la mala cara cuando no doy nada porque me den papel. El restaurante abre 24 horas y la comida a buen precio. Está en la vieja Delhi, en un callejon no apto para aprensivos. Lo recomiendo para épocas donde no haya monzón puesto que si la terraza está cerrada no merece tanto la pena. De todas formas ya veis las diferencias de precio entre mi estancia en octubre de 2010 y la crítica anterior. Poco serio.

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  By AYEAsturi... on Oct 10, 2010

La ubicación es buena si buscas estar en la auténtica vieja Delhi ya que se encuentra en el mismo barrio de Chandni Chowk, en un oscuro callejón. No nos gustó su servicio: no eran demasiado simpáticos y, sobretodo, nos cobraron 800 rs simplemente por hacer el check in antes de lo habitual. No hubieramos aceptado eso pero nos quedamos porque era el único hotel que ya teniamos pagado. La habitación era correcta: sábanas y toallas limpias y limpieza aceptable, aunque el agua desprendía un ligero olor a cloaca. Esto es habitual y más siendo el barrio que era. Nos costó 1000 rs (unos 16 €) por adelantado: demasiado para ser India. Negociando directamente el mismo día hubiéramos conseguido seguramente la misma habitación por la mitad.

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  By tensixavi on Oct 10, 2010

L'hôtel Tara Palace est très bien situé par rapport aux principaux monuments de l'Old Delhi (Red Fort, Jama Masjid), et est constitué d'une équipe très accueillante, disponible et qui vient chercher gratuitement ses clients à l'aéroport.
Les chambres sont spacieuses et agréables, et assez propres, ce qui est rare en Inde.
Malheureusement, le quartier dans lequel l'hôtel est situé (Chandni Chowk) est très sale, car très populaire; il y a des champs d'ordure et d'immondices à la sortie de l'hôtel, d'où des odeurs de pourritures qui vous assaillent dès votre sortie...
Idéal pour un court séjour dans la capitale donc, mais pas pour plus de 2/3 nuits.

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  By on Aug 08, 2010

This hotel was the first we stayed at in India. It was a positive experience when it comes to the hotel itself. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was fine. It's no luxury hotel but one of the most comfortable beds we had in India. We always had hot water in the morning and if we needed it at other times we just called the reception and they turned the heater on straight away.
Other reviews mention the neighborhood and this is probably the only negative thing there is to say about this hotel. It's situated down a small alley in Old Delhi. As it is everywhere in Old Delhi the neighborhood is very dirty, worn down, chaotic and there are homeless people on every street. If you can accept this the hotel is great and only a 5 minute walk from the metro station Chandni Chowk.

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  By on Aug 08, 2010

L'hotel come posizione è OK, si può andare a piedi praticamente in tutta la Old Delhi. Un inconveniente è dato dal traffico per arrivarci e dal fatto che con i mezzi non si può arrivare fino all'entrata che è situata in un vicoletto dal poco gradevole accesso. Il personale è molto gentile, si possono cambiare i soldi al tasso giusto e internet funziona benissimo. Le camere e i bagni sono puliti anche se mancano di finestre apribili (comunque c'è il ventilatore e l'aria condizionata). In sintesi, un buon rapporto qualità prezzo anche se non è da rimanerci una settimana ma per soggiorni veloci. Il presonale può prenotare taxi e mezzi per visite ad Agra, Jaipur, ecc.

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  By buemuschi... on Aug 08, 2010

l'hotel est environs 8km de Connaught place , 5 km de la Gare , il est dans le quartier d'Old Delhi , donc si vous debarquez a Delhi pour la 1ere fois , cela peut faire un choc ! sinon l'hotel est tres propre , avec une bonne cuisine 24h sur 24 .

Acoté de l'hotel, il y a possibilité , de louer une voiture pour une excursion a Agra ou autre , cependant le prix de la chambre est de 2000 roupies environs et je pense qu'on peut trouver aussi cher dans un autre quartier , mais tout depend ce que vous voulez....

a recommander !

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  By MaNueLiTo... on Feb 02, 2010

無料の空港ピックアップのサービスがあったため、このホテルを利用しました。
空港からホテルまでは40分~1時間程度です(道路の渋滞状況による)。
帰りの空港までの車はホテルで450ルピーで頼むことができました。
ホテルから国内線の空港までは400ルピー(フロントの人によって多少値段に差がある場合あり)でした。
ジャマ・マスジッドとレッドフォートまで徒歩5分程で行け、マクドナルドにも3~4分で行ける便利な立地でした。ただ、ニューデリー駅方面からホテルに帰って来る時など、ホテルがわかりにくい場所にあるため、ホテルの名刺を見せてもすぐにわかるドライバーはなかなかいませんでした。
ジャマ・マスジッドまで乗せてもらって、あとはホテルまで歩くのが確実だと思います。
部屋は質素な雰囲気でしたが、十分広く、清潔に保たれており、シャワーも熱いお湯が出たので(ただし、バケツ1~2杯分くらい出しっぱなしにした後にお湯が出る)、特に問題ありませんでした。
朝食は無料で、インディアン、アメリカン、コンチネンタルから選べるようになっていました。
私が食べたアメリカンはトースト、いちごジャム、バター、コーンフレーク、バナナ、マンゴージュース、紅茶orコーヒーが出ました。
ルームサービスはベジタリアン向けのものしかありませんが、とてもおいしく、値段も安くオススメです(カレーとナンで100~150ルピー程度)。
ホテルの入り口付近には無料でインターネットが使えるPCがあります(ただし日本語入力不可)。
ラップトップを持っていれば、フロントでWiFiが利用できるようでした。
ホテルの屋上からの眺めがとても良く、オススメです!

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  By michammy on Feb 02, 2010

Tiene una ubicación interesante para conocer la vieja Delhi, puede asustar el entorno, pero no hay peligros, tan solo mucha gente.
Cumplieron con ir a buscarnos al aeropuerto y con la tarifa pactada, tiene Wi-Fi en la recepción o una PC de libre acceso sin costo adicional. Ponen un solo toallón de baño en la habitación, pero proveyeron un calefactor, lo cual es dificil de obtener en otros hoteles en India. El restaurante funciona las 24 Hs.

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  By SilvioBue... on Feb 02, 2010

Leider hat Delhi viel zu hohe Preise im Bezug auf Hotels.
Ein besseres Hotel ist das neuere Le Roi.

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  By on Feb 02, 2010

Las habitaciones no son gran cosa, ni el sitio espectacular. Pero es un hotel básico, limpio y comodo. Además su ubicación es idoneo para moverse por la vieja Delhi.

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  By bokamon on Nov 11, 2009

L 'hotel est tout à fait convenable malheureusement le quartier est très populaire et surpeuplé, les rues n'ont pas de chaussée, pas de trottoir, très peu d'éclairage, la ruelle qui mène à l'hotel est lugubre à faire peur, à l'arrivée, ce peut être une plongée un peu brutale dans la vie en Inde...Le "airport pick up" à 6h du mat s'est très bien passé d'autant que j'avais confirmé infos avion par mail la veille. mais ma cousine arrivée la veille à 4h du mat n'a pas eu cette chance et n'a jamais réussit à se faire conduire à l'hotel par le taxi qu'elle avait du prendre, elle a dormi ailleurs, pour plus cher...

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  By goldloops on Sep 09, 2009

In piena Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk) ma in un vicoletto appartato e silenzioso, vicinissimo a Red Fort e Jama Masjid, il personale è gentile e disponibile, la struttura è nuova e pulita per gli standard indiani ed il prezzo decisamente conveniente; non fatevi spaventare dall'insegna sul vicolo affacciata su Chandni Chowk!

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  By on Aug 08, 2009

L'hotel est relativement agreable, les chambres sont propres, protegees de la rue. Nous avions demande a etre pris en charge a l'aeroport et tout s'est bien passe, ce qui est une bonne chose sachant que l'hotel est situe dans une petite ruelle un peu sordide d'old Delhi.
Passe la porte de l'hotel c'est l'immersion directe dans le folie de Delhi.
Bon rapport qualite/prix tout de meme.

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  By on Aug 08, 2009

l'hotel est bien situé,les Chambres sont propres mais aucune fenêtre sur l'extérieur. Un peu bruyant la nuit,petit restaurant végétarien.Bref bien pour une ou deux nuits maxi.

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  By on Mar 03, 2008

Really wasnt impressed with this hotel. Our room had no natural light and the walls were covered with staines and damp patches. It was pretty grim, but at least its off the main road so quieter.

Staff were friendly and the location was good.

Shame the room was such a dissapointment.

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  By DorkingNa... on Oct 10, 2011

Was let down by the location,But once inside the Hotel then the personal view changes.OK for backpackers.Staff and service provided was GOOD.Also, hotel provides a FREE internet, which is VERY GOOD.There is NO,I repeat, there is no NORMAL airport shuttle/transfers from the Hotel.Hotel is located/HIDDEN in an awkward place ,so one would require assistance with airport TRANSFERS.

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  By josh01_20... on Mar 03, 2011

This hotel has staff who are trying very hard to please in a somewhat run down but clean hotel with a very unimposing entrance in a filthy part of Old Delhi. Room rates are over the top forwhat you get.

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  By geckoblas... on Mar 03, 2011

My room was extremely cold, despite the space heater I was given. And I was woken by an incredibly loud engine sound from the floor above. Also to be noted, this hotel is located in quite a sad slum which is Old Delhi, which I could handle but did not enjoy. The hotel did not have the room which I had reserved online for my first night. My second and third nights were better, in a front facing room with balcony, which was also warmer. I was also annoyed by room service which, when i ordered cold milk, brought me a glass with pieces of onion floating in it.

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  By GiuseppeN... on Dec 12, 2010

I paid 70.00 a night for three people for our first two nights in Delhi. Had we stayed somewhere else first or felt we could have gotten our money back I would not have stayed at this hotel. For me the location was bad due to the neighborhood. As we approached the hotel (the taxi driver could not take us all the way because it is down a narrow dark alley) I was hoping we could just keep going and maybe get back into a nicer area of town. The second night that our driver dropped us off it was clear he was concerned for us (three women). I was traveling with my daughter who was just finishing her 4 month stay in India and she said she had stayed in several hotels of similar quality for $30.00 a night or less. I do not recommend this hotel

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  By travelert... on Dec 12, 2010

I have just returned from 5 months travelling, 6 weeks of which were spent in India and now being in a position to compare all the places we stayed, I cannot recommend this hotel.

First, as other people have mentioned, the location is terrible. The hotel is in Old Delhi which is a tough place to base yourself anyway, especially if it's your first time to India, but to make it worse he hotel is a stone's throw from a festering rubbish tip down a dirty alley. When we went back to Delhi a second time we stayed in the area near New Delhi Railways Station which was much better.

Second, the servive left a lot to be desired. We book the hotel because they offered pick-up from the airport, but when we landed there was no-one to meet us and it took several phone calls and over an hour for him to arrive. When we finally got to the hotel, although we had booked and paid for a premium room, they only had standard rooms available and so we had to make do with a small window-less room even though we had paid for a better room.

Third, and along the same lines, is the price. When we booked this hotel from the UK we paid GBP 26.00. After being travelling for 5 months I can now see how outrageous this is! When we returned to Delhi we stayed in a comparable place in a better area for just GBP 5.00. Accommodation is India and Asia is so affordable that for the price of this hotel you could check into a really nice place.

On the plus side, the hotel's restaurant was good, but that's about all I can find to recommend it. There are MUCH better places for your money in terms of location, servive and value - don't make the mistake of checking in here.

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  By refused_u... on Feb 02, 2010

The Hotel is located in Old Delhi, near to the Red Fort. The surrounding is terrible, it might be in a slum. At night you better don´t go out of the hotel! The rooms are ok, bedding and towel were dirty, i guess they don´t change it. Food was ok, an advantage is the 24h room / restaurant service. Bathroom was also dirty, water was lukewarm but not hot. The hotel is very clairaudient, there was no sleep possible in the morning hours, you hear every word which was spoken at the corridor. For one night OK but not for longer stays. I can´t reccomend this hotel. Better stay in Karol Bagh area, there are a lot of hotels available and the surrounding is much more better!

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  By Subsurfer on Jan 01, 2010

Clean and an interesting location in the middle of a market but it is impossible to sleep.
They have the tv blasting 24 hours a day downstairs at reception and you can hear it in the rooms.
The other annoying thing is the lift buzzer.
I went for breakfast on the first day and they had jugs of water. I said mineral water and pointed at the jug. The waiter said "Yes". Then ten minutes later after I had drunk two glasses of water a bottle of mineral water turned up.
Avoid unless desperate.
They did arrange an airport pickup which was good.

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  By MAJGlobal on Nov 11, 2008

The hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff are lovely. It's located in a small alley in the back of Old Delhi which may be a bit overwhelmng for a first-time visitor, but I found it to be one of the more interesting neighborhoods in Delhi.

The service was inconsistent, which was a real let-down. I waited an hour at the airport for the prepaid pickup and when nobody arrived set out on my own. 2 hours, one taxi and one rickshaw later I finally located the hotel. Note that their booking confirmation forms have no address or phone number on them so write them down separately!

The hotel solicited information about my plans then recommended a travel agent who turned out to offer very poor value. The first day he sent a driver in a non A/C car that rattled all over Delhi. I'd asked for hotels like Tara Palace and although I was charged similar rates, got some substandard hotels in Agra and Jaipur and a replacement driver who insisted on taking me to commissioned "crafts shops" despite the owner's insistence that they wouldn't. If Tara Palace is going to quiz their guests about plans then send them to a recommended travel agent, they should make sure the agent is delivering what he promised and value for money.

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  By Ian H on Jul 07, 2008

Das Hotel ist gut, liegt sehr gut in Old Delhi, kann aber dennoch von uns nicht empfohlen werden.
Grund: Es ist einfach zu laut. Hier wird anscheind 24 Stunden vom Personal gearbeitet und leider ist dies auch jederzeit hörbar. Die Geräusche konnten nicht alle zugeordnet werden, aber es war uns klar, dass diese vom Personal und nicht von den Gästen verursacht wurden. Nur Stühlerücken um 03.00 nachts?! Warum eigentlich?? Ohropax? Hilft nicht wirklich. Wir sind nicht sonderlich lärmempfindlich, aber dies war dann doch zu viel. Insbesondere in dieser Preisklasse. Besser was Anderes suchen ist unsere Empfehlung. Wer es nicht glaubt - probiert es aus... Gute Nacht;-)

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  By on Dec 12, 2010

Un hôtel dont la réputation sur tripadvisor est nettement usurpée.
Une ambiance glaciale et spartiate.
Pas d'eau chaude le matin (ou peut-être faut-il attendre une heure pour qu'elle monte à l'étage !), impossible de déjeuner à 8h, le préposé officiel au déjeuner n'est pas encore là. Le petit déjeuner inclu dans le prix est très sommaire et près de 3/4 h d'attente pour l'obtenir.
Seul côté positif : service gratuit de taxi à l'aéroport qui a bien fonctionné.
Bref il y a de bien meilleurs hôtels à Delhi

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  By jepita on Mar 03, 2010

昨年、会社1週間の夏休みをとって、インドいってきました。
日本からエクスペディアでブックし、最初のホテルくらいは、いろいろあるから、送迎ありで取っておこう と思って、このホテルを予約しておきました。
予約などは問題なかったですが、とにかく写真と違う!!
部屋は汚かったです。 
けど、いろいろインドを1週間回って、ま~こんなもんかな って感じでもあります。

でも、ならホテルじゃなく、もっと安い ドミ系でも良かったかなと。

デリーのあのうるささ いやらしさ に、やはり1日目ですっかりマイってしまいました。

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  By 川上和貴 on Feb 02, 2010

Das Personal verhielt sich aeusserst passiv. Ich erbat im Voraus 3mal per E-Mail eine Bestaetigung fuer den Airport-Pickup - ohne Reaktion. Als ich dann anrief, hiess es, alles sei in Ordnung. Ich war dann aber nicht ueberrascht, dass mich niemand am Airport erwartete. Spaeter wurde zwar behauptet, es sei jemand da gewesen, aber aufgrund der generellen Erfahrung mit dem Service moechte die dies stark bezweifeln. Das Zimmer war sauber und soweit ok, wurde aber ueber Nacht nicht gemacht. Bitten an das Personal gingen vergessen. Eine Zugsreservation konnte ich ueber die Hotel-Reiseagentur vornehmen, was angenehm war, der Angestellte war zudem aufgeweckt. Dies zeigte sich dann aber auch darin, dass er mir fuer die kurze Taxifahrt zum Bahnhof Rs. 500.00 verrechnen wollte, d.h. mehr als die Zugsfahrt kostete! Trotz dieses Preises ging die Taxibestellung aber prompt vergessen und ich befuerchtete, meinen Zug zu verpassen. Zum Restaurant kann ich nichts sagen, da mich niemand darauf hinwies, dass ein solches vorhanden war. Die Lage des Hotels im quirligen Old Delhi nahe bei den Sehenswuerdigkeiten ist interessant, kann fuer Westler aber auch eine Herausforderung bedeuten.

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  By on Oct 10, 2009

Ho trovato in altre zone centrali alberghi a costi parecchio inferiori e con le stesse potenzialità.
Un posto che va' benissimo se si deve soltanto riposare. Letti durissimi.

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  By on Aug 08, 2009

Ett hotel som är helt omöjligt att se från gatan. Hotellrummen är små, murbruket ramlar ner från väggarna, toalettstolen spolar i evigheter.

MEN

Bra med TV-kanaler, bra service och bra pris.

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  By on Dec 12, 2008

Il est vrai que hotel est relativement propre ainsi que les chambre, le restaurant est aussi correct i, mais je trouve que le quartier est très louche. De plus le personnel n 'est pas toujour aimable , voire désagréable et pas très honnete . De plus , j'ai eu des problèmes de vol dans ma chambre (montre) donc personnel.

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  By ABDEMontp... on Oct 10, 2008

Das Hotel liegt in Alt-Delhi an einem Markt, in einer dunklen Seitengasse, hier ist es nicht empfehlenswert alleine auf die Strasse zu gehen. Für eine Nacht, bei Taxi An- und Abreise ok.

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  By on Aug 08, 2008

Staff is way too money obsessed. Taxi which I arranged through the hotel wasn't at the airport; no refund for this. You have to get to the hotel through numerous alleys; kinda dodgy if you arrive for the first time in India.

Stayed at way better places in India for 10% of the money I paid over there.

Go to Paraganj and just look for a better cheaper accommodation.

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  By traveller... on Apr 04, 2010

Up until the Tara Palace experience, I have always found Trip Advisor to be an excellent source of hotels, especially as I travel solo frequently. Having been to India some 7 times previously, the value of having somewhere good to stay for your first few days is vital, as it helps you get used to the assault on the senses that is life in India. The Tara Palace is quite simply the worst hotel I have ever stayed - rude, unhelpful, unfriendly, unwelcoming staff. On arriving I put my key in the rooms lock & it snapped - I am 50 yrs old & have opened many doors with a key in my lifetime - I was treated like a criminal after this - they would not give me a spare, & from then on I was hassled, eg. my phone would ring through the night for just 1/2/3 rings - long enough to wake you up! I could go on - all I will say is that if you are a single female traveller - do not choose this hotel! I had paid for 4 nts, I checked out after 3 and moved on to my next destination ...

15

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  By CarinaB on Jan 01, 2010

This hotel was clean, however the experience of this hotel due to its location and the hotel staff was awful. This area of old delhi is massively crowded with men who stared with contemptuous disdain or who agressively hassled us for custom/tours you name it. If this is your first night in India after a long flight I'd recommend you stay in Connaught place or central Delhi. Certainly wouldn't recommend this hotel or area to a lone female - the amount of hassle and contempt you receive is not worth it and the area could well be dangerous at night.

The hotel staff directed all comments to my (male) companion, even when I asked questions; the lobby was continually filled with around 10 men who sat about and gawked at my chest. Been to India several times before with no problems, was dressed conservatively, never had this sort of intimidation in a hotel.

The hotel manager woke us up with a phone call at 7am on our first (and last) morning there demanding to know our plans for the day, then when we went out, followed us down the street agressively hawking various tours/deals. Later he told me he had to photograph me and got out a computer camera - when I asked why he became very agressive and threatening, and only backed down when my partner intervened. No other hotel during our stay in India requsted a photo of either of us.

When we ordered room service there were four visits to our room - one to deliver the food, one to take the plates away, one to get the money and another for the change and to get a tip. Annoying.

This hotel would probably be bearable after a few weeks acclimatising and developing a thick skin, but if you're going for a couple of weeks holiday I'd advise you to pick somewhere out of old delhi, and certainly not tara palace.

15

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  By deleuze on Sep 09, 2007

schlimmste hotel in delhi!!!!! ein no go!!!! war schon oft in delhi... so was gibts nicht!!!! die lage lebensgefährlich!!!! wurden verfolgt!!!!! die zimmer :-( 207 kann man sich nicht drehen. wenn man die lichter nachts löscht scheint licht vom flur auf das gesicht!!!! geht lieber nach karol bagh!!! es gibt zimmer die 100 mal besser sind und günstiger... der preis ist namlich unverschämt für das was sie bieten..es gibt sogar hostels in delhi die günstiger und besser sind!!! personal vorallem mr pavan!!!! geld gierig bis zum geht nicht!!! internet wie sie versprechen im zimmer gibts gar nicht... bin selber schon 22 jahre in der gastronomie und reise viel überall auf der welt!!! sowas habe ich noch nie gesehen!!!! ich komme sicher nicht wieder!!! habe am schluss für ein einzel zimmer für 2 nächte 105 sfr bezahlt!!! das frühstuck das sie sowas überhaupt anbieten... ich könnte weiter machen aber ich schliesse ab mit dem hotel tara in old delhi!!! bin in einem wunderschönen hotel in karol bagh. zahle 1300 rupees mit frühstuck und badewanne... internet free im ganzen house... super kann ich nur empfehlen. freundliches personal und super super lage!!!!

15

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  By carlmexic... on Dec 12, 2009

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