“Serene boutique escape in a graceful Delhi suburb, with 4 rooms, home-cooked food, and a warm welcome”
The 4 rooms have high ceilings, and are decorated in white or muted hues, with dramatic, stylish splashes of stronger colour. They’re filled with beautiful, interesting antiques, books and rugs, and iPod docks are a nice touch. Ensuite bathrooms have showers.
Room 1 (downstairs, a Standard) is the smallest, but still spacious, with a striking black wall and private entrance. Rooms 2 and 3, the Deluxe Rooms, are the pick. Room 2 has a large leafy terrace and a sofa for extra guests. Room 3 has a beautiful handstitched rug, and is best for families, with a small adjoining single room. Room 4, on the top floor, is another Standard room, but has a balcony and is lighter and airier than Room 1.
The dining area adjoins the sitting room, with a row of close tables for 2. Meals are beautifully presented, using local crockery, printed linens and candles at night. For breakfast, the bread is notably delicious, and there's homemade jam, fresh fruit salad and eggs on order. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes are for sale all day, as are well as light lunches (sandwiches and so on).
Every night a 3-course dinner is served - let them know in advance if you want to eat in. It alternates between Indian and European cuisine, so we had a very tasty soup, followed by quiche and salad, then a deliciously solid chocolate mousse. Another night you could be treated to chicken tikka or grilled paneer with lemon rice. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
Ask Pauline for restaurant recommendations in trendy Hauz Khas if you'd prefer to eat out.
Children are welcome, though you'd have to be careful of all the objets. The home-from-home atmosphere makes it easy for families, and food can be adapted to their needs and tastes.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
All rooms can fit a baby cot. The Deluxe Rooms can both fit 2 single beds (sleeping 4 guests in total). Room 3 has a double room and a single room plus space for a rollaway bed; Room 2 has a sofa, which can be made up as a bed, plus space for a rollaway bed.
Babysitting is available on request.