Delhi Journals

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous - Delhi Hotels

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A travel journal to Delhi by koshkha

The Imperial Photo, Delhi, India More Photos
Quote: Delhi is one of my very favourite cities and this Journal contains reviews of hotels where I've stayed in the past 4-5 years.

The Imperial

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Hotel | "Probably the Best Hotel in India"

The Imperial Photo, Delhi, India
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The Imperial is one of the world's greatest hotels. You don't have to say 'The Imperial Hotel, Delhi' any more than you'd have to call Raffles 'the Raffles Hotel, Singapore'. The Imperial was the first of the almost legendary 'Four Maidens of the East' - the Strand Hotel in Rangoon, Raffles in Singapore and the Great Eastern and Oriental in Calcutta are the other three. About 6 years ago we took a tour round Rajasthan with a group of strangers who soon became good friends. When we returned to Delhi in search of a bit of luxury and a slap-up dinner after two weeks of incessant 'rice and daal' we booked the 'Spice Route' restaurant at the Imperial and loved the restaurant so much that going ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 19, 2009

The Imperial
JANPATH
Delhi, India
91-11-51501234

The Oberoi - New Delhi

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Hotel | "Out of the Way and Out of This World"

The Oberoi - New Delhi Photo, Delhi, India
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In November 2005 I had a really tough business trip to India to launch a range of new products in Mumbai and Delhi. We worked like demons and if you believe in karma, then staying 4 nights at the Oberoi New Delhi must have been payback for every good and worthy thing I've done in my life. It's a dream of a hotel and one that really lingers in my mind long after my visit. THE HOTEL The Oberoi New Delhi has nearly 280 rooms and suites. When I visited they were charging top-whack of about £180-220 per night - partly because they were full due to a summit between the President of India and the President of Indonesia - well, if it's good enough for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, it's goo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 19, 2009

The Oberoi - New Delhi
DR ZAKIR HUSSAIN MARG
Delhi, India
91-1124363030

Hotel Madonna

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Hotel | "My favourite mid-price Delhi hotel"

Hotel Madonna Photo, New Delhi, India
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Why the Madonna? The price was good - $83 per night including taxes (always make sure the taxes are included in Delhi as they can add a LOT to your bill) was not so low as to make us worry about the quality but not too high to blow the budget. By booking direct with the hotel we were able to get a price that slightly beat all the on-line booking agencies AND got a free airport pick up thrown in as well and we didn't have to pay in advance. The location was excellent - just a 5 minute walk to the Metro Station and close to (but not IN) the Karol Bagh area. The website made the place look clean and tidy and it was clear that the hotel had been refurbished fairly recently. Hubby s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 29, 2009

Hotel Madonna
53/7, Old Rajinder Nagar (Near Market)
New Delhi, India
+91 (11) 42432803

Metropolitan Hotel

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Hotel | "Great Staff, Calm Setting"

Metropolitan Hotel Photo, New Delhi, India
Quote:
I love Delhi and nothing gives me more pleasure than to stay a few days in this fabulous city where I never seem to run out of things to do. The only problem is that finding affordable hotels can be a complete nightmare. A few years ago I discovered the secret to getting a bargain on a good hotel in Delhi. It's very simple; you have to go at the peak of the summer when nobody else wants to be there. Suddenly when the temperature shoots up and the monsoon is about to arrive and nobody with half a brain would choose to be in Delhi, THEN you really can get a bargain.On this particular trip we'd started out by spoiling ourselves with a night at the Imperial, a truly beautiful and very memorab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 19, 2009

Metropolitan Hotel
Bangla Sahib Road
New Delhi, India

Jaypee Siddharth

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Hotel | "Never Again! Only Suitable for the Deaf"

Jaypee Siddharth Photo, New Delhi, India
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In June 2006, my husband and I went to India to go trekking in Ladakh. Our trip included three nights in Delhi at a hotel called the Jaypee Siddharth - one night at the beginning and two at the end. I did a lot of hunting around for Delhi hotels because we needed extra nights before and after the tour. What most people probably would have done would be to get the tour company to just book extra nights at the Siddharth but the location - on paper at least - was so absurdly inconvenient and the price offered was so high that we went elsewhere. I'm very glad we did.Don't get me wrong, the Siddharth isn't a BAD hotel - but it is a hotel with serious problems. Some of these have a finite life-s...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 19, 2009

Jaypee Siddharth
3 Rajendra Place
New Delhi, India
+91 (11) 2576 0000