Who doesn’t like the feel of fluffy bathrobes after a long warm soak in the bathtub or complimentary chocolates that melt in the mouth? The courtesy of bought luxury with expensive, but worthy, holidays are always a little better with indulgence. Here is our list of the best luxury hotels in Delhi to make your stay in the capital a royal affair.
The Oberoi is known for its harmonious mixture of tradition and sophistication. Having exquisite service, interesting interiors, and a multitude of cuisines, this one was the first to introduce a 24-hour personal butler service. As it is really close to the airport and many tourist attractions, it has an edge over the others. It’s exciting range of dining options like rooftop dining, world cuisine, and Italian food are what will interest all you foodies out there. Moreover, this is home to India’s first and Delhi’s most popular state of the art gourmet store.
The Lalit, an edifice of 18 stories, is every tourist’s dream come true. Set in the city’s proximity to shopping hubs, conference centers, and monuments like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, you will save a ton of time and money while strolling around the city. Along with basic musts like gymnasiums and a spa, this hotel has out-of-the-box services of laundry service, a shopping arcade, in-room dining, foreign exchange and even a limousine service!
The preferred choice for visiting heads of State and other dignitaries, Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel is one of the most widely admired hotels in the city, and in fact in all of India. You can choose from no less than 294 rooms, including 27 suite accommodations such as their The Taj Club, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites, and the deeply impressive Grand Presidential Suite, which is revered as the most luxurious suite in the country. The Taj Mahal Hotel hosts the finest fitness centers, business centers, and lounges on its premises to make your stay more comfortable. You can also contact the staff to book an incredible massage, or to quickly arrange a trip for you. That said, you don’t need to go far to enjoy a delicious meal: the restaurants at this hotel are not only rated as the best in India, but the best across all of Asia. Try Varq for truly oustanding Indian cuisine, or Wasabi for an exemplary Japanese menu. After your meal, top off your evening with a nightcap at Rick’s.
The Roseate is a package of myriad adventures in one setting. Rooms that present luxury accommodation, the latest technology, and contemporary furnishings give you the urban aura. The lush green ensconce of thousands of matured trees lets you rejuvenate with nature and gracious Thai hospitality makes it an unconventional presence. The Roseate Lifestyle Executive is a round-the-clock butler to meet your needs and answer questions. It has everything ranging from a spa, pools, and fitness gyms to restaurants, bars, lounges, and much more. This can be your “everything” experience.
Located in the Diplomatic Enclave, the Leela Palace is an outstanding hotel inspired by the architecture of Luytens. This butterfly-shaped building seamlessly mingles brilliant architecture and majestic Indian culture: the gorgeous suites are divided into four segments where you’ll be treated like royalty – or another type of world leader, if you opt for the intensely luxurious Presidential Suite. Each suite offers its lucky guests rich wooden furnishings, elegant textiles, beautiful bathrooms with plush bathrobes included, and modern amenities such as a mini bar and TV. The Leela Palace also houses several award winning restaurants: sample the international and Indian buffet at the Qube, or dine at the impressive Le Cirque or MEGU from New York. Drinks can be enjoyed from the two bars in the hotel. After a heavy workout at their state of the art gym, take a dip in the rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool which offers spectacular views of Delhi. A stay at the palace is pure luxury every step of the way, from the moment you touch down at the airport: guests are transported to the Leela in a huge fleet of BMWs, or you can opt for a Rolls Royce detail instead. Presidential, indeed!
The Grand has a grand architecture beautifully spread across 10 acres of lush green lawns. Having a resort-like setting, it has a modern structure that spells comfort in the central location of the city, which makes it easily accessible. Well-furnished rooms, business suites, presidential suite, and serviced apartments are the leisurely choices that leave guests in a dilemma. With ample essentials like gymnasiums, yoga, a pool, and a Jacuzzi, it also has the largest pillar-less banqueting facilities available. It also has a Spa Oasis so you can get over your holiday blues and fully relish the holiday spirit.
The Lodhi, formerly known as ‘The Aman,” is a blend of exuberance and equanimity. With zeal visibly brimming in the restaurants, courtyards, and public areas, it gives you the perfect space to enjoy cultural festivities and exhibitions. The serenity and peace offered in its seven-floor environment balance your holiday with an aura of personal warmth and comfort. It features plunge pools in all rooms, a spa with Shirodara treatments, yoga and ayurvedic therapies, cooking classes, and a magnificent library.