You know that booty call from out of town that you've been trying to schedule all summer? It just got easier. Say spank you to the brand new Bloomsrooms Hotel in Jangpura, which offers cool, clean, well-designed accommodation at inexpensive prices (but not by the hour, alas). It's also a good place to gently offload annoying relatives at, or move in to during a power cut. Fruit of the bloom, indeed.
Designed by French interior studio ultra confidentiel (they did the Mini Cooper showroom as well), the two-storied hotel is conveniently located next to Jangpura Metro station, with a cheery yellow gate and porthole-esque windows punctuating its white façade. All the staff wear yellow t-shirts too, and the manager who showed us around sported a daffodil tie.
Walk in and you'll be greeted by a sprawling map of the Capital, also rendered by ultra confidentiel, with illustrations depicting Delhi's (private) parts. Not quite to scale, but it still adds to the overall whimsy. The hotel also offers free high speed wi-fi; an iMac on each floor; an Amici cafe serving breakfast buffet exclusively for hotel guests; and a shuttle car to nearby Metro stations, Khan Market and Humayun's Tomb. There isn't, however, airport pick up or drop off facility yet, nor a pool or conference room.
Bed and Butter
The first of what the manager tells us will be a Delhi chain —no plans to open anywhere else in the country yet—the hotel was unoccupied when we visited, but has a capacity of 40 rooms. The second floor is still being fine tuned though, so at the moment, there’s only 28 rooms in circulation. Most of these are standard rooms for two featuring either queen sized or bunk beds. There are also rooms for the single traveler with a rather Spartan bed tucked into their sides.
The rooms themselves follow the hotel's yellow-and-white colour scheme, with minimalist boxy designs. Apparently, the beds are their biggest draw, bouncy Cloud mattresses perfect for nocturnal activities. Other features we like: a shelf under the wall plug point, so your cellphone doesn't dangle mid-air; a reading light with switch above the pillow; bathrooms featuring rain showers and separate dry and wet areas.
All in all, perfect for the hot and friendly visitor you've been meaning to invite into town. Enjoy!
Getting there: 7, Link Road, Jangpura, call 47725666 or visit the website here, compact room approximately Rs 1500 per night.