New Delhi hotels worthy of a Maharaja

Quite opulent.

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.

This intimate bed and breakfast next to a lush park offers five individually decorated, air-conditioned rooms, each themed around one of India's states or regions.

- Travel + Leisure

With a driveway lined by 24 towering signature palms and turbaned sentries at the door, The Imperial will instantly transport guests back to the glamour of India's Raj

- Star Service

The Manor 87

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 Park New Delhi 85

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

Taj Mahal Hotel 90

Number One Mansingh Road

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

- 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

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

The Leela Palace New Delhi 85

Diplomatic Enclave

The only truly grand hotel in the capital, which will wow even the most jaded jetsetter.

- The Telegraph

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

- Frommer's

The Lodhi 84

Lodhi Road

This stylish boutique-hotel fills a void in the capital city that is left from the larger or classier high-end properties

- Star Service

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

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