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The Imperial Hotel
Ranked #10 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
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“Wonderful Hotel”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Excellent, clean, quiet hotel. Service was wonderful. Only problem was intermittent power outages lasting less than one minute. Generators kicked in as needed. The staff was extremely helpful. Breakfast was in the 1911 restaurant which served a nice mix of Western and Indian dishes. Dinner was eaten in both the San Gimignano (Italian Restaurant) and the Spice Road Restaurant. Both were superb.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Well worth repeating: if you are lucky enough to be in Delhi on a Sunday your should have brunch here. The food (mix of Indian, Japanese, Thai, French with foi gras and all, Italian, etc) is of course very good but the experience of eating here is unique, largelly because the hotel is beautiful and the service is legendary. Do arrive early to have a peek around the beautiful art deco building and the lavish British Raj style interior. The price of the buffet is reasonable at around 40 US dollars per person with coffee. For any who have eaten buffet lunches in Bangkok, especially at The Oriental or The Sukhothai, this place is very much up their level. Loved it!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

The staff were very attentive and the facilities excellent. While only there for 2 nights we had a lovely time. Breakfast and dinner were lovely and pool attendants attentive. Bath a little shallow if anything. Rooms a good size and well appointed. We would certainly recommend it as it has a colonial style, but all the mod cons.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Absolute luxury and great location close to the heart of Delhi, was easy to walk up north and be in the thick of the nightlife. The Spice Route restaurant inside was awesome, awesome, awesome, probably the meal of the vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

A testament to the British Raj, this hotel is worth the price of admission.

Located in the green and pleasant Connaught area of New Delhi, this low-rise (3 storey) white building sits in lovely gardens. The driveway is lined by regal Palms.

Service is exceptional throughout the hotel, from the elegant Doorman to the pool attendants. Unusually well trained and observant they excel at anticipating your needs.

The interiors are immaculate with marble flooring and strategically positioned rugs. Corridors are light and bright and walls are adorned by paintings and drawings of Indian architecture and life.

Rooms are well thought out and equipped, with bright and functional bathrooms, pleasant furnishings and modern equipment. We stayed in Heritage and Grand Heritage rooms (pre & post a 3 week journey through Rajahstan) and found them very comfortable.

Cleanliness could not be faulted. Bathroom towels were large and fluffy and bed linen was of a high quality.

Pool was large and wonderfully refreshing after a bout of Delhi-bashing. Comfortable lounges were available and staff provided bottled water (& sunscreen!) and offered a good selection of refreshments. Pool area is shaded by large trees but there are still plenty of spaces for those who wish to encourage their skin cancers.

Restaurants are numerous and lovely. The main bar (1911) is a attractive venue with plenty of seating and an extensive array of drinks on offer. The restaurants we tried (European, Indian and Italian) were excellent.

Breakfast was a pleasure and could be taken indoors or on the verandah. Food selection was extensive and varied with European and Indian selections available. Service was first rate.

The Imperial is not cheap but it is worth the price. My only issue with the hotel was the Wi Fi. It worked well but there is a (not inconsiderable) charge for use. These days wi Fi is as essential as hot water and should be a standard inclusion by all hotels, especially one as grand as the Imperial.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our first time in Delhi so decided to stay at the Imperial to experience the old world charm of India's Colonial past. We loved the hotel which is elegant & welcoming and loved the scent of jasmin that was continually wafting through the hotel so much we bought some oil to burn at home!

The staff were courteous and always helpful with a friendly smile. Our room was large and beautifully appointed and we can recommend dining in any of the restaurants. How wonderful after a busy day in Delhi to relax and enjoy the serenity of the garden and pool. We hope to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Probably the best hotel in Delhi, not cheap but you get what you pay for.Excellent service, beautiful hotel and swimming pool.An oasis in a city like Delhi.Nicely situated at short distance of the old and new parts of town.

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Property: The Imperial Hotel
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 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#7 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#8 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#8 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#12 Family Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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
Hotel Imperial
The Imperial New Delhi
Grand Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Palace Hotel

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