Gurugram is home to some big-name luxury hotels, but if an elegant boutique accommodation is more suited to your taste and budget, then there are options aplenty for that too. Whether you’re travelling here for business or leisure, these small but sophisticated places are worth checking into.
Leisure Inn West Gurgaon, Gurugram
Barcode Bar at Leisure Inn West | Courtesy of Leisure Inn West, Gurgaon
Leisure Inn, located in Gurugram Sector 14, boasts 60 rooms, including 56 standard and four suite rooms. For food and drinks, there’s the Bar Code lounge bar, Outback Bar & Grill restaurant as well as an all-day dining café. But the fancy rooftop swimming pool is certainly one of the hotel’s biggest USPs. If you don’t feel like eating in, you can head to the nearby Cyber Hub, which has a variety of dining options. After dinner, you can also watch a musical at the Kingdom of Dreams theatre, which is only about five kilometres (3.1 miles) away from the hotel.
Gurugram has rapidly established itself as a key financial and industrial centre in the country. For those travelling to the city for work, the location of jüSTa is quite ideal as three of Gurugram’s major business centres lie within 15 minutes from the hotel, including the Global Business Park, DLF Corporate Park and DLF Cyber City. Depending on your budget, you can choose from four different kinds of rooms, with the Luxury Rooms, which come with a private balcony, being the most spacious and the most expensive among them.
The Atara is a small but trendy boutique hotel with services equivalent to those provided by luxury accommodations. There are 15 rooms in this hotel, all of which are tastefully designed with posh Italian furniture in place. They really believe in tailor-made services, and every detail – from your newspaper of choice to bespoke meal plans – are available at The Atara. You can request vegan and gluten-free meals at the restaurant here as well.
The Fern Residency is a trusted boutique hotel chain in India, and its Gurugram establishment was launched in 2013. There are 42 well-designed and comfortable rooms in the hotel, with two categories of accommodations to choose from – Winter Green and The Fern Club. The former is their standard room, and the latter has extra amenities such as free high-speed Wi-Fi and access to the exclusive Fern Club lounge. The location of the hotel is also a plus point; it lies close to many major office complexes in the city.
The Habitare group has four hotels in Gurugram, catering to every style and budget preferences. The Habitare Boutique Inn is mostly preferred by business travellers, and rightly so because it’s at a prime location and has all the amenities required for a pleasant stay in the city. The hotel has 26 well-equipped rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant called Habsign, a gymnasium and a spa where you can relax and rejuvenate after spending the entire day sweating it out in meeting rooms.
As one of Gurugram’s finest boutique hotels, Clarens features all the amenities to ensure that your stay in the city is a memorable one. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa that offers Thai, Swedish and Ayurvedic massages. One of the best things about Clarens is its multi-cuisine restaurant Lorenzo, which has been well reviewed by both hotel guests and city diners.
Whether it’s the location, décor, comfort, food or amenities, Park Inn Gurgaon scores extra points on every aspect. The hotel is close to business complexes, shopping centres and other attractions in the city, including the Kingdom of Dreams and Leisure Valley Park. You can dine at the in-house restaurant, Cafe 55, which serves an array of international cuisine, and in the evening, you can grab a drink at the Lounge Bar, which stays open until 11 pm.