Kapur Guest House
Located in a peaceful part of South Delhi, on a street lined with tall, green trees, Kapur Guest House welcomes its guests with a smile. I am truly impressed with the location of this budget hotel, its neighboring houses carrying signs on their gates, informing passersby of who lives in them: there are a few advocates, a couple of supreme court judges, and a physician.
We are warmly received at the reception by a lady, whose name, unfortunately, I no longer recall. Our passports are scanned, and details entered into a huge logbook, where we also write the purpose of our visit to the city, and sign our names towards the end. It’s required by the law to give all these information.
What I immediately love about the place is that it feels you have walked into someone’s home. The reception and waiting areas have big windows through which sunlight pours in abundantly.
The room is quite big and spacious, something we weren’t expecting before coming in. Everything is nice and clean. There’s a wooden closet with ample space, a mini-refrigerator, flat screen TV, dressing table, etc. There’s also a mosquito-repellent that you can plug-in (it smelled like flowers when we turned it on); not that there are any mosquitoes in the room, I accidentally turn the switch on, thinking it is the switch to the bathroom’s light.
This is my view outside the bedroom window…
I see a couple of chipmunks running around earlier during the day, and a family of five sitting on a bench later in the afternoon. I also notice people hang their clothes to dry on the fences. As I stand there looking outside the window, I am suddenly transported back to Karachi. By the time I draw the curtains and walk back towards the bed, I tell Masood, “Let’s buy a house here.”
The bathroom is OK, with hot and cold water available. But when I turn the shower on, water is sprayed everywhere. I forget to remind them to fix it. I appreciate that they provide us with a couple of clean towels, rolls of toilet paper, small bars of soap, and shampoo sachets.
We order a vegetarian lunch, and breakfast the next day. Food is good, alhumdulillah, although I believe they can work on improving its presentation. I like how they include a big bottle of mineral water with each meal. Tea is bland. I have yet to drink a cup of decent tea in Delhi.
Everyone at Kapur Guest House is attentive, polite and friendly.
I like the hotel because…
it is close to important places in Delhi like South Extension Market, Connaught Place, Central Market-Lajpat Nagar, Ansal Plaza, Select Citywalk Mall, etc.
it is located in a very decent and safe neighborhood.
the staff is really friendly and is considerate enough to give us a flexible checkout time.
wireless internet connection.
it feels like home—peaceful and clean.
I do not like the hotel because…
can’t think of any other reason, except that they did not give us a discount at all.
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel.