La Sagrita Hotel in Delhi, India

by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 4, 2019

Review of La Sagrita in Delhi, India.

La Sagrita – Pleasant and affordable, in a tranquil, tidy, and secure area, but a little isolated.

The major attraction of this very pleasant guesthouse is the location. Within a middle-class housing estate on the edge of leafy New Delhi and chaotic Old Delhi, there are shady streets, abundant parks, and no traffic. Rooms have been recently renovated. Those in the lowest-category are a little undersized, but all rooms feature substantial sitting areas. Importantly, the accommodations are certainly terrific value for overpriced Delhi, and breakfast is included. And being a boutique-style guesthouse, service is more personable than in larger hotels.

La Sagrita – The Location

  • Address: The official address is way too vague: ’14 Sunder Nagar, New Delhi’. Head north up Mathura Road, and turn right into the well-signed Sunder Nagar housing estate at the traffic lights. Then first right, and first left to an area called ‘Park-1’.
  • Area: In the inner south-eastern suburbs. Pleasant respite, with parks, trees, nice homes, and no traffic. But not a great area outside the estate: busy roads, relentless traffic, and beggars.
  • How to Get There: From the airport, take the shuttle bus to the Aerocity metro station. Go to the New Delhi metro station and get a connection to the Khan Market metro station (1.6km from the guesthouse, 20-minute walk). Otherwise, a taxi (unmetered) to/from the airport will take about 45 minutes (20km).
  • Handy to: National Zoological Park.

La Sagrita – The Basics

  • Guests: Most guests are couples, and many are older who enjoy the tranquility and care less about the inconvenience.
  • Views: Avoid rooms on the ground floor which face walls and are generally noisier. Better views are from the higher floors, but most still face other buildings 50-100m away. Some, however, do overlook the pleasant park in front.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this boutique guesthouse in Delhi.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)11 2435 8572
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: lasagrita.com

La Sagrita – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa &, Fitness Center: Not expected or provided.
  • Other Facilities: Travel advice/bookings.

La Sagrita – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: At the back of the entrance lane, the cheerful café only serves breakfast to guests. Pleasant setting, with tables inside and out.
  • Breakfast: Included in all rates.
  • Room Service: With no proper café on-site, room service is not available.

La Sagrita – Rooms

  • Room Types: Executive Rooms • Premium Rooms • Luxury Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking may be allowed in some rooms. Ask the management.
  • Best Room: Luxury Rooms are the most spacious and feature large sitting areas and full-length windows; some with garden views.
  • For Families: Not that interested in families, but the Luxury and Executive Rooms are spacious enough for an extra single bed. The best idea is 2 adjoining rooms, but they won’t have connecting doors.

La Sagrita – Local Transport

  • Walking: Streets in the general area are comparatively very clean, safe, and quiet, with no traffic. A welcome respite from the noise and crowds elsewhere, including the main road only 200m away.
  • Public Transport: The Delhi Metro is quick, reliable, and excellent value, but the nearest station at Khan Market is not that convenient: 1.6km away (20-minute walk).
  • Taxis & Rickshaws: Taxis are white, poorly-signed, and surprisingly hard to find. Best to arrange through the hotel. None will use a meter and all are outrageously overpriced. Also available are Uber and Ola. Contrastingly, auto-rickshaws are everywhere.

La Sagrita – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    Very little worthwhile within the housing estate area and surprisingly nothing along the main road, about 200m away.

  • Oberoi – This exquisite and recently-refurbished hotel is an easy walk (1.2km) south down the main road, but take an auto-rickshaw after dark. It offers Threesixty (buffet lunch and a la carte dinner), Omya (contemporary Indian cuisine by Michelin-rated chef), and Baoshuan (super-classy and innovative Chinese on the rooftop). 15-minute walk.

Otherwise, take an auto-rickshaw to Khan Market (see below). These 3 places are very close to each other along a back lane.

Shops & Markets

  • No shops nearby, so get an auto-rickshaw (2km) to Khan Market. This is an extended area of narrow lanes brimming with better-than-normal shops and restaurants, but there is no real street market as such. Now a major attraction, Khan Market is seedy in places but does offer some well-known outlets too, such as Starbucks and Subway. 9-minute drive.

Attractions

  • The National Zoological Park is home to a wide range of Asian animals, including the famous tigers. Conditions are superior to most regional zoos, but for some, the main attractions are the vast gardens. Open 9 am to 4.30 pm daily, except Fridays. 8-minute walk (650m).

La Sagrita – The Hotel

The guesthouse is located in the middle-class Sunder Nagar housing estate.

The guesthouse is a little hard to find within a middle-class housing estate known as Sunder Nagar in the inner south-eastern suburbs.

The entrance leads to the lobby and breakfast cafe.

A lane from the roadside entrance leads to the lobby and breakfast café.

The lobby and guest lounge are very inviting.

The bright and airy lobby and attached guest lounge are instantly likable.

The lobby window oversees the lawn and garden.

A window at the lobby overlooks the lawn and garden which are between the main building and street.

The on-site cafe only serves breakfast.

The café at the guesthouse only serves breakfast to guests.

The colorful and cheerful cafe has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

The guesthouse café is colorful and cheerful, with plenty of seating inside and out.

The comfortable rooms have an understand but attractive decor.

All rooms are very comfortable. The décor and furnishings are a little understated, but still agreeable.

All rooms have large sitting areas.

Even the lowest-category rooms feature sizeable sitting areas.

Upper level rooms offer better views.

All rooms feature full-length windows, but those at ground level face walls and other rooms. Better views are from the rooms on the upper floors.

The spacious higher-category rooms are less colorful.

The higher-category rooms are less colorful but more spacious.

The Luxury Rooms have larger sitting areas than the more expensive rivals.

Luxury Rooms feature sitting areas larger than those in most hotels costing 3 times more.

The guesthouse is located in a quiet, safe and modern area.

La Sagrita is within a comparatively quiet, safe, and modern enclave of middle-class housing.

There is a park across the street.

Across the street from the guesthouse is one of many parks nearby.

The neighborhood is quiet and pleasant for walking.

The general area is very pleasant for walking, with no traffic or hassles.

Omya serves contemporary Indian cuisine at the Oberoi nearby.

The Oberoi is about 1.2km down the main road from the guesthouse. At this exquisite hotel, Omya provides contemporary Indian cuisine and a charming décor.

The authentic Chinese tasting menus at the Baoshuan are very popular.

Equally refined, and also at the Oberoi, is the Baoshuan restaurant. The tasting menus featuring cuisine from many of China’s provinces are popular.

Threesixty restaurant serves lunch buffets and a la carte meals.

The main restaurant at the Oberoi, Threesixty, serves buffets at lunch and a la carte meals all day.

The threesixty bar has one of India's finest wine collections.

The bar attached to the Threesixty restaurant boasts one of India’s finest wine collections.

Khan Market nearby has several options to eat, drink, and shop.

Not really a market in the conventional sense, Khan Market is an extended area with numerous places to eat, drink, and shop. About 2km from the guesthouse.

Khan Market has several renowned restaurants and bars.

This back lane in Khan Market is home to the recommended Beer Café, Punjab Grill, and L’opera patisserie.

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