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“Terrible old rooms but wonderful new ones”
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Maidens Hotel
Ranked #10 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2009

The superior rooms look terrible, without windows and not renovated. The better rooms are wonderful with old fashioned, beautiful bathrooms, and stylish decorated rooms with an extra living room. Complain, it's worth it!
The breakfast's not bad, nothing special. The location in the north of delhi's ok, but it's actually better to stay in the south, closer to the centre. If you're planning to go to Agra with the train - highly recommended - than this is the right place for you, because it's not too far from the station and the train's leaving very early in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

We had booked superior rooms for our three day stay, (not sure why they're called superior as they were the cheapest rooms!), however we were delighted to be upgraded to deluxe suites, which were lovely; a huge bedroom with TV, ensuite luxury bathroom, and a large walk-in wardrobe as well as an even bigger lounge, with sofas, another TV, tea & coffee facilities, minibar etc. All rooms had large windows, but with frosted glass, as they opened onto a wide communal veranda, but as the rooms were light and airy this did not bother us at all. The hotel dates back to the "days of the Raj" and is a lovely old white building, but the interior furnishings although very smart and plush and all immaculately clean were very "corporate chain hotel" style, no real flavour of India inside at all. However as we were to discover on the rest of our trip, traditional rajasthani beds are very hard, so the Maiden's well-sprung mattresses, crisp linen sheets and fluffy pillows were a luxury we missed later on! Travelling with two young teenagers we wanted to have a relaxing holiday as well as enjoying the cultural highlights, so throughout our trip we chose hotels with pools where possible. After a cold wet March in Kent and a long overnight flight, we enjoyed our first day in India relaxing in the hot sun by the Maidens hotel swimming pool. It was deserted apart from us, beautifully warm and clean and set in charming lush gardens. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly, helpful and welcoming. They helped us plan our excursions, arranged transfers and gave useful advice. We did not use the restaurant much as it was ridiculously expensive for India. Of course, big hotels do charge over the odds, but 4 burgers and cokes cost £40. When you have to rely on bottled water for all drinks and cleaning teeth we rather resented paying £1.50 a litre, when it was about 12p in the local shops. Having said that the food and service were both very good.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a custom tailored tour of India. We had a suite room which was very large, which included a double bed, 2 flat screen TVs, desk, couch, chairs, tables, huge walk-in closet, and huge bathroom. Amenities included robes, slippers, bath products and daily newspaper. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a large outdoor pool. The hotel has lots of security, both roaming and stationary. All cars are checked before entering hotel grounds. Our breakfast was included with the room each morning and was served in a small room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast included eggs cooked to order, toast, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea, and several local Indian dishes. While we were only in the hotel early mornings and late evenings, we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and service.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2009

There are few places worth staying in Old Delhi but Oberoi Maidens is an exception. The staff were very accommodating in trying to organise an early check in for us and as a result we got one of the suites with a separate living space. The room is very well appointed, as is the bathroom with a separate walk in shower. We found the staff to be very helpful and loved the location of the hotel just minutes from the noise and bustle of Old Delhi. There is also a pool which offers a refuge when it all gets a bit too much. My only criticism is that the restaurant, though good, is incredibly expensive for India - and not that far off attaining London prices.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

Stayed for 3 nights in a suite in Febuary this year, we had windows, but poor view of the car park. the room was great, with lots of space, however the service at this hotel is terrible, reception staff dont seem to care, did not tell us when messages were left for us,the breakfast room is too small to cope with the number of guests trying to use it, we asked for lemon for tea, 3 times 3 different waiters and then it was taken to the wrong table. Room service took 90 minutes, an hour and a half to get a pizza, they said the kitchen burnt the first one, they just forgot to send it.
we are going back to Delhi later this year, but wont be staying at the Maidens again.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

The Maidens Hotel is a lovely place, however we were surprised to find upon arrival that the rooms (with the exception of a few suites) do not have windows! Luckily we were upgraded to a very nice room because of a mistake made by Expedia, but the windows in our room were covered with a film. The building feels a bit like a former military site for high ranking officials.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2009

The most peaceful hotel I stayed in during my tour in India. Carpeted hallways and thick stone walls keep all the noise out. Our room was huge. Almost too big! Staff was very helpful. They helped us make phone calls and arranged to ship us a sweater we left in our room. The restaurant is delicious. We ordered a la carte, which was a bargain and delicious food. Breakfast is good, but special orders take a long time.

  • Stayed: February 2009
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Additional Information about Maidens Hotel

Address: 7 Shamnath Marg, New Delhi 110054, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#18 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#33 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#38 Family Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range: £95 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maidens Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 55
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