Hi, this is Manish & Shilpi's (my wife) bed & breakfast. We are a cosy homestay just 25 minutes from the New Delhi International airport.
This is a private bedroom in our 3-bedroom villa, in a clean, green and safe gated community. The complex has round-the-clock security and 24-hr power backup. The room has a private attached bathroom with hot water facility & an attached back garden that is great for some quiet reflection.
The room is spacious with plenty of natural light and fresh air. There is a beautiful hand-painted canvas on the wall of the famous Munshi Ghat in Benaras. Our studio has done this canvas. In case you fall in love with it, we could make it for you as well :-)
We run a small creative studio from our place and would love to show our canvas over some 'masala chai'
Now, ours may not be the most central of the B&Bs, but it certainly is amongst the most friendly, cosy and quirky homestays.
My wife, 8.5 year old son and myself love to host travelers from around the world. With us you can rest assured of a safe and comfortable stay in Delhi.
We help our guests ( be it business travellers or tourists) with all that Delhi, Gurgaon and India has to offer.
We help our guests navigate the complexity of India, help them with their shopping, share local tips on travel, places to eat, new hang-outs, a recipe of a home made dish, selecting an Indian handicraft gift, help buy some good budget wine or some basic yoga/ ayurveda lessons :)
You'll see from our guest reviews how we've hosted people from various parts of the world. And I am proud of how we endeavor to make the experience a very special one for each of our guests.
You may also want to browse through our Trip Advisor Reviews here - (website hidden) - We are rated No. 1 by Trip Advisor and just received the 'Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012.
The closest metro train station near our house "Huda City Metro Station" is at a 15 minute ride by auto-rickshaw from our home. The auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) typically charge about INR 70-80 for 2 people. You can also take a shared tuk-tuk for INR 15-20.
There is a direct metro train from 'Huda City Centre' to central Delhi (Connaught Place / Rajiv Chowk) which takes about 50 mins, and the ticket per person is around INR 25.
Huda City Centre - Qutub Minar is Rs 18 (15 min)
Huda City Centre - Green Park is Rs 21 ( 30 min)
So to reach central Delhi from our home takes about 60 mins, and costs around Indian Rupees 100 ($2) per person, 2 pax - INR 125 only.
- Can arrange pickup for our guests from the airport by our reliable driver for $20 / ride.
But you will have to tell us in advance.
Most famous places likes Chandni Chowk (Old bazaars, food streets & spice market), Red Fort, Old Fort, Dilli Haat( for Indian handicrafts), India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, Janpath are accessible by the underground train /metro. Since HUDA City is the starting station, you get seats easily.
We can also loan you our Metro Card so that you don't have to queue in the line to purchase tickets. Queues here can be a bit intimidating :-)
We can provide help with planning trips to quick getaways from Delhi like - Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Mussoorie.
* Fresh linen, blankets, towels and pillows, Wi-fi included in room tariff.
* In case of an emergency, can even loan our laptop and ipad!
* Full-sized bed for 2 people. One additional single bed can be put in the room to accommodate a third guest.
* Can help with laundry.
There are 3 shopping malls, 2 movie halls, a 4 star hotel, 2 cafes ( Costa Coffee, Cafe Coffee Day), Mc Donalds all at walking distance from our house. The Mall also 2 ATMs. There are 2 banks across the street where you can exchange money. 3 Hospitals and a Police station are a couple of blocks away.
There are at least 5 restaurants / food joints close by. There is a happening pub ( with a micro-brewery) 10 minutes drive from our place. Kingdom of Dreams - the broadway style Bollywood themed entertainment park is just 15 minute drive and a must see for the young at heart.
If you have work within Gurgaon, this is how we are placed.
We are very close to Medi City/ Medanta (5 min), Hero Honda Chowk (10 min), Golf Course Road (10 min), IFFCO Chowk (10 min), Galleria market (15 min), Pathways School(15 min), MG(Mall) Road (20 min), Udyog Vihar (20 min), Manesar (20 min)...
In case this room is booked you could try the others
Grand Room - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68143
Puraani Jeans - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/68140
With our rooms, you can expect
- Attached balcony or garden with every room
- Open kitchen with dining area
- Healthy breakfast spread
- Home cooked exquisite meals in less oil ( you can request Shilpi for her zero sugar Banana ice-cream)
- 24 hrs power backup
- 24 hrs water supply. Hot during winters
- Private en-suite bathrooms with every room
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Digital TV in each room
- Club facility with gym and swimming pool(nominal charges)
- Car rentals can be arranged
- We can also do your laundry for reasonable rates
- Hair dryer, iron & ironing board is available
- DVD & MP3 facility as well (upon request)
- Beauty & spa services (upon request)
- Yoga & Meditation (upon request)
In case you are interested in Indian cooking or a food tour, we have friends that can arrange that for you..
If all this sounds too good or an over-promise, give us a try :-)
----About my family----
My name is Manish ( pronounced Mm-neesh) and am an ex-advertsing planner. Used to work for JWT, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett & Digitas.
Now for the past 2.5 years I run this B&B along with my wife - who has an HR background and is now an executive & life coach.
Our 8 year old son is a gadget, PSP, X-Box, cricket buff and loves to chat with guests.
We have now hosted guests from almost 28 countries from US to South Korea and Sweden to Czechoslovakia.
We love great stories, humour, warmth and a helping hand. Cinnamon - our B&B has made our lives richer.
We would love to host you!
We have somebody home most of the time! So there is always someone around whenever you need any help.
Please, if you are a first-time Airbnb user or do not yet have any reviews, take a few minutes to write a few sentences about yourself when you inquire about the room.
We live on the property and like to know a few details and fun facts about the people who come and stay with us.
Look forward to hosting you and your family!
1. Meals are not served in the room
2. No smoking in the rooms. However smoking allowed in balcony, attached gardens
3. Pets not allowed
4. Guests to give photocopy of their passport and enter their details in the guest register
Hi I am a creative entrepreneur and a brand strategist. Used to work in ad agencies for 16 years. Now run my own bed & breakfast (in Gurgaon and Varanasi). I also have my own niche travel company - unhotel. In case you want an intimate & local flavoured experience of India, ping me.
Love travelling, watching movies ( ideal is one a day) and meeting new people. Running my travel experiences company is my full time passion. Over the last 8 years I have met hundreds of wonderful people from about 70 odd countries !!!
The Granny's Inn in Varanasi is run by my mother in law. My wife and I help them with bookings and technology.
We have a small family - my wife Shilpi who is an HR professional and an executive coach is my co-partner in the Unhotel Company. We stay in Gurgaon ( near Delhi). We have a 13 year old son - Neo.
You can expect warm service, delicious home cooked food and conversation time over the breakfast/ dinner table at our place (in case we are around) - both at Gurgaon and in Varanasi.
Besides that we can offer you loads of tips on shopping, seeing new places and eating out. You just have to ask us over email. Look for Unhotel India on the web.
We are a warm, friendly, happy family that loves to welcome the world in our bed & breakfast.