Sabyasachi wallpapers, vintage lampshades, and four-post beds - Ikhaya Artisanal Boutique House, a lovely boutique hotel on the same premises as Nolita in Nungambakkam, is perfect for a fancy staycation. Hidden amidst the several residential bungalows, this property will make you feel like you are standing in White Town of Pondicherry. Boasting of six rooms named after Indian flowers, the place is truly budget meets luxury.
Enter Gulab (one of the six rooms) and you immediately get the Dutch colonial style feels with Sabyasachi wallpapers only add to the charm. Vintage ceiling fans, photographs of rural India, dreamy upholstery in contrast to the bright bedding, you are sure to feel romance if you are staying at Mogra. Next, there's Nargis - super cosy and comes with a wide, open balcony.
Want to feel like a royal? The suite room, Nalini with its four-post bed is what you should be checking into. The vintage-looking lampshades and lounge sofas further add a touch of grace and elegance. Don't miss the pantry that is attached to this one. It is equally hard to step out of Kamal, the next room, that is well ventilated and screams comfort. Call for room service and spend the day just reading a book. Last but not least is Champa that's perfect for honeymoon couples. The antique furniture here, no, actually throughout Ikhaya, further adds to its vintage charm.
But what about the food? Ikhaya Artisanal Boutique House offers continental, North Indian and South Indian breakfast options like aloo paratha, dosa, uthappam, fruits, French toast, cereal, and omelettes. There's free wifi, too. Ikhaya also has an event space and a Pinteresty boutique called The Button Thief Co in the same compound.
The rooms are priced from about INR 2,900.