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“Absolutely the best hotel in Delhi”
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The Imperial Hotel
Ranked #11 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Imperial during her 50th birthday celebrations. From being picked up at the airport, being welcomed at the hotel, informed that we had been upgraded from the suite that I had booked to another to being checked in, in our room it was all so smooth. Have stayed at the Imperial over the last few years but this was by far the best experience. Such professionalism, such luxury you will not find anywhere in Delhi.
Centrally situated, walking distance to Connaught Place with Rajiv Chowk the metro station close by. It cost me only 15 rupees to visit The Swaminarayan Akshardham in Noida by the metro for a 30 minute journey!!
Do take time to study all the paintings all over the hotel as they will take you back in time for an enlightening history lesson.
A big thank you to one and all at the Imperial for making our stay so memorable. My wife is already planning a trip back to the hotel in July!! Need I say more.......................

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The Imperial will surely meet the expectations of the traveller who has taste. I stayed here for a night in October 2012, and the stay was, to wit, wonderful. It has all the necessary comforts of a luxury 5 star property. It is next to the commercial areas of Delhi, and if you are a tourist, the location can't get better!

The rooms have been renovated, and the distinct signature of the hotel and its class is everywhere - from the stationary to the linen, along expected lines, just done up so exquisitely. I have visited this hotel more times than I can remember, and while I lived in Delhi, this hotel always looked grand to me.

I will give it a perfect 10 on 10.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I have stayed twice at The Imperial last year (first time in May 2012 and second time in June 2012).
The hotel is ideally located and the gardens offer a peace retreat from the madness of the city!
The reception area offer beautiful flower arrangment for the eyes and the smell is vey nice.
The hotel is full of paintings illustrating the English occupation and just walking in the corridors is an experience.
The rooms we had during our 2 stays were of different categories (Grand Heritage Room and Imperial Room) and were both excellent. Rooms are very clean and well air conditionned (it was 46 degress outside so this was very important for us). The floor attendants were extremely professional, kind and helpful. The only dissapointment were the bed sheets which were not in linen! The view from the rooms is not always nice or existant so better ask for one if this is important for you.
As for restaurants, the Italian restaurant (San Gimignano) is excellent as well as the 1911. Breakfast at La Baguette were one of the best moment of our days in Delhi!
The Spa offers a large menu of treatments. I have tried the Imperial manucure and Pedicure and it was very good.
The Business centre is also very nice and well equipped, offering all the facilities required.
It was so hot outside that we enjoyed the swimming pool which for me is the main weaknesses og the Imperial. It requires a good maintenance and a profound cleaning. The sun loungers around the pool were dirty and also needed a good cleaning!
The reception staff as well as all the staff in general were very nice and professional and made us feel really welcome.
Everything was made to make us feel comfortable and we did not want to leave the place!
I will definitively go back at The Imperial one day.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I recommend staying here as it clean, cool and smells of wonderful sweet essences. Very comfortable rooms that allow the weary traveller to rest. A calm oasis from the noise and colour of the embassy district. The food is excellent, no stomach upsets.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Spent 3 nights in a grand heritage room and found it the spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The bed linen and towelling was of the highest quality. The bathroom was spacious and the drench shower actually had some force to it.

Front of house service except the concierge was attentive and helpful. The concierge was there in name but actually whilst helpful didn't have much information.

The breakfast(I would urge people to take this option) was amazing with lots of choice of cuisine, good breads and pastries and a constant flow of fresh food. The service was attentive and very helpful.

The 1911 bar was the only down spot. It is again in a great room but everything is slightly off. Indifferent service(it takes quite sometime to be noticed). Forgotten orders and mediocre cocktails. Even snacks served with the drinks (cheap peanuts and chemical tasting crisps) were bad. A bar charging these rates would be serving snacks like mini kebabs, pakoras etc along with drinks.

I would stay again but avoid the 1911 bar.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

After spending 10 days roughing it in Varanassi and Allahabad for the Maha Kumbh arriving at the Imperial was like arriving in heaven. From the moment you walk through the front door you are greeted with charm and elegance from the jasmine scented hallways to the ever accomodating staff. The hotel is graceful and the hotel service impeccable (although the service in some of the restaurants was slow at times - spice market and 1911). A wonderful way to recuperate from the difficulties that travel can bring in India. I will be back

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

I stayed here late last year on a 3 day business trip to New Delhi. The hotel was booked for me so I was not involved in the selection process, but I couldn't have been happier with this hotel. The Imperial is located in the embassy district of New Delhi and upon arrival one can't help but be impressed by the lush landscaping and throwback architecture of the hotel. Both inside and out seems to be a hold-over from the "empire" days. As with everywhere I went in Delhi, service was very friendly and outgoing, really top-notch at the hotel. Everything about the room was great - well appointed, large main room and bathroom. Imperial's restaraunts were terrific especially the Spice Route. My only complaint at all was the breakfast room which was small and quite crowded. Walking around the hotel was a pleasure looking at the many paintings and statues. I very much look forward to my return to the Imperial.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 1 Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#8 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#8 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#10 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#12 Family Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range: £224 - £517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Imperial Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 233
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel New Delhi
Imperial New Delhi
Imperial Hotel Delhi
The Imperial Hotel Delhi
The Imperial New Delhi
Hotel Imperial
The Imperial Palace Hotel
Grand Imperial Hotel

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