New Delhi hotels worthy of a Maharaja

Quite oppulent.

by Rashmi Chugani

India’s capital is one of the world’s most populous cities. New Delhi receives one of the highest number of visitors every year, due to business and tourists. Whatever your reason for being there, make sure you stay in one of the top hotels. You’ll feel like royalty.


Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg

This white block is located "a little out of the city center," between the Delhi Golf Club and Humayun’s Tomb.

- Condé Nast Traveler

The Claridges New Delhi 82

12 Dr Apj Abdul Kalam Road

With over half a century behind it, this elegant old-fashioned hotel... provides good access to local life.

- Frommer's

This little-known guesthouse is a jewel, Delhi's only combination of style and affordability, where hospitality and attention to detail are second to none.

- Fodor's

The Leela Palace New Delhi 80

Diplomatic Enclave

The Leela Palace opened its doors in October 2011 and has quickly established itself as one of the best hotels in the city.

- concierge.com

Staying here is your best opportunity to rub shoulders with sophisticated, down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable Delhiites.

- Frommer's

Run by two charming Frenchmen, Amarya Haveli, in the quiet and cozy residential Hauz Khas enclave, is comfortably kitschy with themed rooms and friendly staff.

- Fodor's

This gracious establishment (built in 1931) is the best large hotel in Delhi -- certainly for anyone wanting something more atmospheric than any chain, no matter how luxurious, can offer.

- Frommer's

Maidens Hotel 83

7 Shamnath Marg

This peaceful Georgian gem is a little out of the center of Delhi, but it has more character and charm than most of the big hotel competitors.

- Frommer's

Taj Mahal Hotel 84

Number One Mansingh Road

This opulent, slightly brash hotel has an exciting atmosphere, award-wining restaurants and a range of superefficient amenities.

- Frommer's

The Park New Delhi 86

15 Parliament Street

They don’t come much snazzier than this place, with its super-cool lobby, ultra-modern rooms, and en-suite bathrooms screened off by frosted glass walls.

- Rough Guide

The Manor 89

77, Friends Colony West

While some will certainly like its Palm Springs-y panache, this affordable hotel retreat is a smart choice for a tranquil stay far from the Delhi crowds.

- Travel + Leisure

The Lodhi 79

Lodhi Road

- Lonely Planet

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