Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby M.K.Munshi from Mumbai
Great LocationPosted Jun 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
I was very satisfied.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Rutland England
Welcoming and HomelyPosted Oct 21, 2011 on Hotels.com
We stayed at Colonel's Retreat for 5 nights, having stayed previously on our last visit to Delhi. The owner Arun is most helpful and was happy to book us taxis on two occasions as well as advising us of the best pharmacy (!) and even offering to take us there in his car. The area is quiet yet convenient for the Metro for travel into the city centre or the hotel can order a taxi. The only down sides on this visit were: a) the quality of the service at breakfast which was patchy, on more than one occasion we had to go into the kitchen to ask for milk, juice etc and more than once we received a different breakfast to that we had requested. Perhaps a more mature person in attendance at breakfast time would help? b) twice we had to ask for items for our bedroom which had not been replaced - toilet paper, towels and bathmat. Having said that we will be staying at Colonel's retreat again.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Kuwait
The Colones Retreat, Defence \colony, New Delhi, IPosted Oct 9, 2011 on Hotels.com
I booked to stay at this hotel based on reviews by previous travellers. I found that the reviews were accurate. The place is neat, very comfortable. It is located in a quiet part of Delhi. The breakfast was nice, though not much variety. The staff are excellent. Internet was working. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. I would stay here again.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Durham, NC
Stay here!Posted Jun 25, 2011 on Hotels.com
This place was amazing. Everything you would expect from an expensive western hotel chain mixed with the comfort for everything you would expect from a charming bed and breakfast. It was the cleanest place I've ever stayed in Delhi. Reasonable price, friendly staff, quiet area (located in a residential area in Defense Colony a short walk from the market area), and CLEAN! The best hotel in Delhi.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Washington, DC
Attractive, calm and hospitable oasis in DelhiPosted May 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
Our stay at the Colonel's Retreat was the smoothest way possible to end our visit to India. We walked into a large living room with lovely art and a host of guidebooks on a coffee table, where we were offered coffee or tea on arrival. The room we were given was small but immaculately clean, with a very large bathroom including an almost truly unbelievable sight: a bathtub. It also had a small balcony onto a quiet street. Breakfast was a large plate of banana bread, fruit, cereal, our choice of eggs and toast, juice, coffee and/or tea. Most importantly, our host was amazing. He had a wealth of recommendations for us (including specific menu items at a local south Indian restaurant which was some of the best food I've ever had), was kind enough to give us a very late checkout given our late flight and my husband's illness, and even gave me a ride to the nearby (walking distance) shopping/restaurant center when he was headed out anyway. I had some concerns about the location when I wasn't able to get an autorickshaw the next day, but it turns out they were actually on strike so it was just a one-time problem. The hotel is about 8-10 minutes walk from Defense Colony Market, which has a host of excellent restaurants and health food stores. I could not recommend this place enough. We will definitely return when next in Delhi.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from UK
A fab base to explore New DelhiPosted Mar 23, 2011 on Hotels.com
The rooms are all delightful here; comfortable beds,exceptionally clean bathrooms (yes I confess I was worried about this in the UK as you get many depressing reports). Breakfast was good with plentiful tea, toast etc and all the staff are warm and friendly. Evening meals can be freshly cooked if ordered in advance and the one I ate was fab and such good value. I will not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend Colonel's Retreat to everyone.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
A gem in the Defence ColonyPosted Dec 8, 2010 on Hotels.com
I stayed for nearly 2 weeks, and had very few complaints. The staff was very accomodating, and the building was clean and well maintained. The Retreat is only a couple of minutes from the Defence Colony market, which has great places to eat like Colonel Kebab's and Swagath, decent shopping, and a Citibank bank machine. I also very much appreciated that a bottle of water was left in my room every day, and guests are free to take a fresh bottle from the kitchen whenever they need.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London, UK
Posted Oct 29, 2010 on Hotels.com
Colonel's Retreat is a great place to get away from busy New Delhi whilst offering a great location for shopping in Lajpat Nagar or jus tto venture out for dinner at the Defence Colony Market. There are also phone shops and an ATM here and it is also close to the Metro that takes you into the heart of Delhi for very cheap fares (avoid rush hour though as it gets very busy). The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is good. The rooms are very clean and functional/comfortable - very good by Indian standards. There are alos communal areas for Wifi and relaxing and reading the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet. Colonel's Retreat is not for your average budget traveller but when India was getting all too much it was a wlecome haven for us. We would, and did, return.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from New York
Guest House - value for the money.Posted Sep 19, 2010 on Hotels.com
This guest house is a "value for the money" - hospitality, clean linen, clean room and bathroom, internet, breakfast, AC - all minimum you need to spend nights while being out during the day.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from mainz,germany
super placePosted Aug 16, 2010
it was a very pleasant stay,the staff was very helpful,the room clean,super breakfast