The Bottom Line
- Wireless Internet in the rooms.
- Has a travel desk to help with travel arrangements.
- Staff are courteous.
- Quite location just off the Main Bazaar in Paharganj.
- Two excellent restaurants near by.
- Hot water isn't particulary hot and doesn't last for long.
- Doesn't accept credit cards, despite what it says on the website.
- Some rooms are on the smaller side.
- 1843 Laxmi Narayan Street, Raj Guru Road, Paharganj. Ph: (91-11) 2358-2900.
- Rooms cost 900 rupees ($20) for a double with air conditioning up to 2,000 rupees ($45) for a family room with bunk beds.
- Rooms have full length mirrors, unlimited wireless Internet, TV, refrigerators, air conditioning, 24 hour room service.
- Other facilities include a travel desk, foreign exchange service, and airport transfers.
Guide Review - Review of Hotel Cottage Yes Please
The Hotel Cottage Yes Please is a hotel with a quirky name that represents great value for money. It can be found in a side street just off the Paharganj Main Bazaar, near the Imperial Cinema. The location is at the opposite end of the Main Bazaar to the New Delhi Railway Station, but the distance can still be covered quickly enough in a cycle or auto rickshaw.
I made my reservation for the Hotel Cottage over the Internet on the hotel's website. Pleasingly I received a response the same day, which reflects the hotel's efficient and courteous staff. However, when I arrived, I was told my room was occupied. The hotel's solution was to temporarily accommodate me in a large family room, which I didn't mind at all.
The interior and rooms of the Hotel Cottage are typically Indian. There's an abundance of marble that even extends to the walls, plenty of fake plants, and kitsch decorations. The hotel also seems to have a liking for curtains -- apart from on the windows, they also hang over the doors in the rooms, and in the bunk beds in the family room (which kids will no doubt love!).Rooms are clean, well appointed, and freshly painted in various color schemes. The family room is particularly interesting, with walls and curtains in shades of purple and lavender.
One of the really appealing things about the Hotel Cottage is the free wireless Internet in the rooms. The signal isn't very strong, but it does work. There's also an Internet cafe in the lobby. (Note: Since the time of this review, the hotel has started charging a fee for the WiFi).
The hotel doesn't have a restaurant but 24 hour room service is provided by the tasty Malhotra restaurant across the road, and prices are reasonable.
My only disappointments about the hotel were the less than hot water, and the front desk's demand for cash payment despite the fact that the hotel's website says credit cards are accepted.