Colonel's Retreat at the Airport is in a residential area so, on the upside, you will be away from all the honking horns in the bustling traffic of Delhi, but you will also be far from restaurants. If night-life is what you want, this is not the place for you but if you are wanting to see the local culture and have a quiet nights sleep for a great price, stay here. The hotel staff was very accommodating. Our flight arrived 2 hours later than the 1:15AM time we asked the hotel to arrange for transport, and he was still there waiting. The sleepy staff checked us in and was helpful in allowing us to eat breakfast early to catch a tour. They were flexible with us on all accounts. The breakfast was basic but good. It was a hot meal (not continental) and the staff was kind. The room was large and included bottled water and a teapot for making coffee or tea. The room was nothing to shout about but it was clean and the sheets smelled fresh. The bed was hard. The strange thing was that even though we were there for 3 days, there was no maid service nor towel change. I am sure if we asked, however, they would have done it. So perhaps that is just Indian culture. The area is pretty residential and although there is a "mall" within walking distance, it is just a bunch of outdoor stall-like stores and street food eating places. Take an Uber to another part of town to eat!