I have always enjoyed my time at Delta Darbar as one does not have many options. The service is great. the lady who owns it personally ensure exceptional service. Then there is this Indian guy, Pintu, in the restaurant who is settled here and is a great example of service excellence. The amenities in the room are very good. They need to ensure that the channels available in the restaurant are also made available in the rooms.
I have stayed here twice before on business and both times found it met all my needs as a lower-cost option. The breakfasts were good, the restaurant had Indian vegetarian options, the rooms were clean and the beds were fine. There was a plumbing issue in one of the en suite bathrooms but other than that, no issues. The staff were kind and accommodating - when we didn't have enough of one currency to pay they let us pay in a mix of currencies rather than make us go out in the cold to the bank! It is a quiet and tranquil place to stay with fine, basic rooms and good Indian food.
The Delhi Darbar is located very near to Khorog Park which is a big advantage as this is the city center. I had a spacious room with desk, wardrobe, air-condition, TV, bathroom with shower and hot water. The floor of the room is covered with carpets. The Indian owner/manager is very eager to address any shortcomings and requests. Breakfast is offered with a choice of meals and served at the Indian restaurant. The room was clean, no complaints, however, there was mould in the bathroom. The free WiFi is not very fast and also interrupted several times but this has to be expected in a remote area like Khorog. The staff is friendly and helpful, I stayed for 5 nights and felt comfortable.
Travelling to Khorog, a remote location in Tajikistan I was prepared to stay in a decent hotel with clean accommodation. This hotel was not upto the mark, there was very loud music playing till late at night, the floor of my room creaked when walking on it and the toilet was so shabby, towels looked dirty. My friend even had skin allergy because of the unclean bed and spiders inside the quilt, which I think should have been checked before giving us the room. The breakfast offered by the hotel was clean and hygienic, so no complains on that.
Of the two places in the centre of town Delhi Darbar has less character than Lal Inn but it is less expensive and the service is warmer. The owner, an Indian married to a local Pamiri, is very eager to please and quick to address any request -- for example, when I complained about the internet connection he installed a router directly in my room (it worked much better after that). And they do your laundry for free!
The restaurant serves decent Indian food.