India – Places we’ve stayed

  • Maidens Hotel, New Delhi
    • Pros – beautiful property, western amenities, upscale and accustomed to western travelers, breakfast included, hotel restaurant excellent, quality beds/linens
    • Cons –  internet not included/pricey, a little staid and stuffy/formal, the location was too far from city center which caused some headaches getting to/from places – rickshaw drivers didn’t quite know where it was or refused to go that far, 45 min from airport
    • Recommended?  It might be easier to stay at a hotel near Connaught Place, which is more central Delhi.  Given the culture shock that is India, a familiar western chain hotel may feel like a really good thing at the end of the day!
  • Ray of Maya B&B, Agra
    • Pros – great location within 5 min on western gate of Taj Mahal, helpful staff will arrange free transport from train station or airport, restaurant on property had very good food dinner/breakfast, clean comfortable rooms, wifi included
    • Cons – Challenged with accepting credit payments (might have been a one time thing), the secondary location (across the street from the restaurant/cafe) was down a dirt alley that seemed a little sketchy after dark and was not passable by car or rickshaw, horrible pillows
    • Recommended?  Yes.  Good value, food, and location.
  • Kedareswar B&B, Varanasi
  • Infinity Resorts – Corbett, Jim Corbett National Park

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