Ten-Second Takeaway

Amarya Villa is nestled in a central South Delhi neighbourhood, and is a residential house converted into a nine bedroom homestay of sorts.

City Stay

Delhi has no dearth of homestays, making the idea of living in a South Delhi neighbourhood {thereby getting to live like a local}, their biggest draw. And whereas, there’s nothing like the manufactured, mass produced, sanitary confines of a luxury hotel {or chain of it}, we like to encourage visitors to Delhi to get a true taste of its complex landscape.

The Space

amaryasEach room at Amarya Villa is themed on Navratna, India’s nine auspicious gemstones, and painstakingly designed to live up to its caption. The villa comprises two three-storey houses, redone, complete with large bay windows, a sunlit atrium, a stunning terrace {where meals are served}, private verandas and a garden. We loved their candle-lit terrace complete with soft white canopie and earthen seating.

What to Expect

Like most packages, expect breakfast to be a part of the deal; this is served all day long and features some of the choicest freshly baked breads, crepes, farm fresh eggs to order, organic muesli, breakfast cereals, fruit, and juices. Owned by a French family, you can expect some top-notch quality, especially given their competitive pricing.

Other basic amenities include Wi-Fi, in-room dining, drop and pick-up service, massage therapist on request, in-room electronic safe and plasma screen with satellite cable, housekeeping, currency exchange, babysitting services on request, laundry service, room service, hot and cold water and a 24-hour kitchen.

Centre of the Action

Only drawback? They’re in a bustling neighborhood, and so a quiet tranquil time might be hard to come by. But hey, no other way to get a true taste of the capital. Ask while checking in, which room gets the least noise, in case you’re looking for a relatively quiet time. They’ll help with cabs, travels and tours, and have general tourist information available.

Why We Recommend it

What stands out is their level of service, and attention, for when you might contemplate the amenities vis-a-vis their pricing. We mean like a cell phone on hire for the duration of your stay and a book collection you can pick from!

Where: A-2/20, Safdarjung Enclave

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 11 41036184, or write to amaryavilla@amaryagroup.com

Price: Rooms start at INR 4,900 {single} and 5,350 {double}. Get full rates here.

Find out more here.

Note: We recommend checking prices based on your travel dates, since their rates are revised based on seasons, and other special offers and discounts.