Monthly Archives: February 2010

Raunak Hotel review, Karol Bagh,Delhi


 

Raunak Hotel Karol Bagh Delhi

This feedback was given to me by a dear friend of mine, who happened to visit Delhi for an outing.

Unfortunately, it turned out be an outing he would remember for all the wrong reasons.

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Hotel Raunak Plaza owner has three hotels, so making fools out of us innocent ignorant non-delhites the owner managed to force us to take up rooms in one of the owned hotel (Delhi Heights) instead of Raunak plaza.

The hotel Delhi Heights is under construction and with no staff to take care of room occupants and its ready to crumble walls is begging for mercy .

To cover the gaping cracks and holes in the walls the owner has had one of his fattest buddies inappropriately fitted at the reception forcefully pitted against the creaking chair and the desk his chair reeled under his mighty weight .This guy had no idea what he was doing there and just knew how to smile at his foolishness taking 30 minutes to enter a checkin details in the register only after making sure the world outside is not falling to pieces.

Add Ons:-

The hotel did not deliver on the promised Intercomm,wi-fy internet,Early morning breakfast.

There was no drinking water served in the rooms and when you needed some you just have to scream your bowels out to get the hotel staff’s attention.Rooms had Acs to my astonishment but no remotes.So either one can shiver to death or get baked in the damp closed (suffocating enough)furnace.
There was no escape.Thanks to  my wifey dearest  that i managed to survive the ordeal  and i’ll love my wifey for that forever.

Please note that this is not exaggeration
Thanks Wifey

 

 

 

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Karim’s, Chandni Chowk


Karim's Chandni Chowk

M back in Delhi..about to be a month now..and slowly slowly m getting back to my ways..exploring and experimenting..sometimes alone, and sometimes with friends.

This week i visited FastTrax and Kababs.

Trax is a Fast food restaurant in V3S mall, Laxmi Nagar. The ambiance is quite nice with cruiser bikes on display. However the restaurant turned out to be a poor cousin of Mc Ds. While Mc D’s lacks variety, it boasts of quick service and world class quality and taste..both of which seem to be missing in Fast Trax.

Me and PP ordered Non Veg Salsa and Cheese Samosa – While Non Veg Salsa , is more like chicken kabab topped on a cold plate of salsa – somewhat edible, cheese samosa was definitely avoidable.

Our order took around 20 mins to be served but we had to go to the counter thrice to check if our order was ready – no one in the staff bothered to take the pains of informing the customers abt the order status.

All in all i rate this place 2 out of 5, and that just becoz of the ambiance.

Thats abt Saturday, on Sunday i went with Chetan to the very famous and talked about Karims in Chandni Chowk. Despite the mad rush, Old Delhi is a place worth visiting. It has a charm of it own, and after spending four years roaming arnd from place to place – Mysore, Hyderabad, and Pune, i relished it all the more.

The extremely narrow streets, the Nai Sadak, Paranthey Wali Gali, and ofcourse Karim’s.

We ordered – Mutton Burra and Chicken Seekh Kabab for starters, and Chicken Noor Jahan,Kadahi Chicken and Tandoori Roti for main course.

While Mutton Burra and the Seekh Kabab were good (definitely below expectations), the main course was  quite a disappointment. Chicken Noor Jahan was made in green gravy and didnt look appetizing at all.

Also the place is always crowded, so its hard to get the waiter’s attention. At one time we ordered Karahi chicken, and the waiter brought it in like10 secs – as if he took someone else’s order and gave it to us 😛

I wonder is it just the hype this restaurant has, or my taste buds are yet to adapt to the taste of Delhi!!??

Btw, the entire order cost just a little over 400 bucks – worth the money i would say.

For more reviews , check Traveller’s Tales

To know more about the restaurant, try Burrp