Ashok Country Resort

May 17, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Ashok Country Resort
30 Rajokri Road
Kapashera
New Delhi 110 037
Delhi
India


http://www.ashokcountryresort.com/


Quiet And Relaxing Countryside Feel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: May-2013
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $550 per person.
- $400 Accomodation 5D4N
-$150 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: India President's House, India Parliament / Sansad Bhavan, National Museum, India Gate & Rajpath Avenue, Delhi Gate, Connaught Place, VIP Road, Qutub / Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, Chandi Chowk, Bahai Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lodi Gardens, Gandhi Smriti, Garden Of Five Senses, Purana Quila / Old Fort, Safdarjung's Tomb, Tughlaqabad, Akshardham Temple, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, ISKCON Temple / Hare Krishna Temple, National Agricultural Science Museum, National Rail Museum, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, India National Zoo, Jantar Mantar


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, 2 Conference Rooms, Swimming Pool, Health Club, Doctor On Call, Laundry Service, Satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi, Gymnasium, Hair Dressing And Styling Service, Babysitting Service, Secretarial Service, 1 Restaurant (Piccadilly Restaurant & Bar), Lounge, Mimasa Spa, Currency Exchange


Hotel Activities: Swimming, Exercise Work Out, Massage, Spa, Internet Surfing, Hair Styling, Hair Cuts, City Tours


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Ashok Country Resort



Introduction
Located just a 10 minutes drive away from the Delhi airport, Ashok Country Resort is a quiet and relaxing place whose main business is a transit hotel, where tour groups come in to stay 1 night, before heading out to other parts of Delhi. However, it is also a pretty good place for an extended stay, and for business meetings.



Ambience
The external ambience of Ashok Country Resort is excellent, with European style exteriors and well manicured lawns. Similarly, the interior is also well designed, combining timeless European influences with modern Indian design and artwork. On closer inspection though, Ashok Country Resort does show its age, as upholstery is dated, and corners of furniture or the flooring looks worn out.



Room
As a 3 star hotel, Ashok Country Resort is quite good. Rooms are well equipped, though furniture is somewhat dated. Cleanliness isn't the best, as the rooms tends to be slightly dirty in places, and the bathroom had worn out tiles. While comfortable and functional, more particular or demanding customers may find the rooms at Ashok Country Resort to be untolerable due to the lower standard of cleanliness here.



Food
Food at the Piccadilly Restaurant & Bar in Ashok Country Resort is excellent. The chef is especially skilled at producing traditional Indian / Delhi / Muglai cuisine. However, the available range of options at the buffet is rather limited, and doesn't change much on a day to day basis. This is fine as most customers are only transiting through, and rarely stay at Ashok Country Resort for an extended period of time. But as I was here for nearly a week, the food quickly became repetitive.



Service
Service at Ashok Country Resort is good. Staff are polite and efficient, and all of them are able to converse in English. However, the room service is rather limited by the menu, and generally isn't that good. Thumbs up though, for their network with public transport operators (cabs / taxis), as they only use trusted people to ferry guests around. These people are trustworthy, and you'll be quite safe with them.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Ashok Country Resort are somewhat standard things you'll expect to find in a hotel; swimming pool, gymnasium, spa, etc. The real highlight here are the arranged city tours, as Ashok Country Resort is only about a hour's drive or less away from the major attractions in Delhi, India. Alternatively, you can ask the staff at Ashok Country Resort to hire a cab driver who can speak English as a guide for you.



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Ashok Country Resort 01 - Room



Ashok Country Resort 02 - Corridor



Ashok Country Resort 03 - Piccadilly Restaurant & Bar



Ashok Country Resort 04 - Main Foyer



Ashok Country Resort 05 - Lounge



Ashok Country Resort 06 - Entrance Garden



Ashok Country Resort 07 - Bathroom



Ashok Country Resort 08 - Small Conference Room



Ashok Country Resort 09 - Swimming Pool



Ashok Country Resort 10 - Main Garden & Dining Lawn






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