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“A Colonial looking hotel, but an excellent one for its location during business trips to Delhi”

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Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi
Ranked #41 of 707 Hotels in New Delhi
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Mumbai
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“A Colonial looking hotel, but an excellent one for its location during business trips to Delhi”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

An old hotel that has undergone a facelift and is expecting the undergo another set of face lifts soon. The rooms are very spacious due to their colonical origin. Next to Khan market, so there are shops and restaurants close by as well. I liked the hotel cars as they were not overly priced for the kind of distances one has to travel in the NCR region.
I loved the Chinese restaurant and the lounge in the hotel!

I often stay at this property during my visits to Delhi.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The hotel offers a welcoming environment despite that the standard is rather average, or to a certain extent out dated; hairdryers are old and broken, bathrooms are in general shabby, windows can be opened, but not always closed again.
Breakfast buffet is rather poor and breakfast room is small, when there are a lot of guests it is definitely not a pleasure to eat there.
The staffs are very friendly and service minded. To some extent you get some little extras like fresh fruit, night sweets and a fresh rose in the bathroom.
The hotel is situated in a nice place, close to Khan Market and the Lodi Garden.
I can still recommend the hotel, because the staff makes up for the shabbiness.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Delhi, India
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44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Well Taj by its brand calls for quality and something different, but this was like a normal 3 or 4 star hotel. best part is its location its right in heart of city and ahas easy access to south delhi, Cp, india gate and all the VIP areas of delhi.

rooms are decent but view from rooms is nothing great to say the least. i was upgraded being a epicure plus member sso luckily my room was a bedroom with living room and that was good to have. hotel serves breakfast in a small cafeteria located on right corridor from enterance. again the breakfast was not taj standard and was not lavish..

one thing that was surely Taj standard was their service and cleaniness.

if you are business traveller need place in central delhi, need brand to back it up this is the place do not expect anything fancy by TAJ brand in this hotel though. if you need fancy stuff book Taj Mansingh 5 mins from this hotel but you ll pay almost double for that fancy stuff :)

Nice value for money hotel

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Ormond Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

I stayed at this hotel for four weeks. During that time I never had a problem or a request that wasn't handled graciously and immediately. Service is fantastic and the entire staff goes out of their way to serve you. The rooms and baths are spacious and nicely appointed. Little extras like fruit in the room and a fresh rosebud in a vase made one feel very well cared for. The location, just down the street from Kahn Market, is central and very convenient to most attractions. The food at the Yellow Brick Road is good and the breakfast buffet is lavish. The dining room staff is attentive and remembers your preferences. It is worth going to Delhi to stay here! It is probably the most positive experience I have had in a hotel in any city anywhere.

Room Tip: There are rooms of all sizes. Some are quite spacious--let them know what you're looking for.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Lucknow, India
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

Was here for a night on 29/30 July and it is very close to other five star hotels including few blocks away from towering Taj Mansingh - but this surely is royal and majestic - and preserves the old world charm... and presents a refreshing grand experience of old times!

the lush green garden will surely catch your eyes, the reception interiors doesn't really spill the beans till you reach your room. the natural lights in the room and bathroom, the play of white and colours - and old world furniture and decor - wedded beautifully with modern world technology and gadgets will surely leave a lasting imprint.

The coffee shop is absolutely brilliantly done up - it extends into an open space too if weather permits and has an air conditioned part as well. The food did NOT impress me - which is really a downside given other aspects of this hotel that does impress the guest.

It is an old property - and very old construction - but very well maintained too.

It is hardly 5 min walking distance from Khan Market (very posh Delhi market which is full of shopping and dining opportunities too! very close to India Gate area/ Lodhi area - so central for work too.

Room Tip: the room windows are really low - so be careful and draw curtains when required :)
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We stayed 3 nights here, wonderful quiet relaxing hotel, perfect after hot and busy days touring Delhi, delicious food, especially the complementary breakfast, the staff is very attentive and they found out it was my birthday and treated me with well wishes, flowers and a birthday cake!!! This kind and extraordinary service is what is missing from so many hotels we have stayed in. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Delhi!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pune
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

This hotel is not the typical Taj quality hotel. They seem to have renovated an old property or hotel. I was told I am being upgraded . The room itself had all the amenities but looked a bit outdated especially the bathroom. The gym was too small and one machine was out of order which did not leave me with many options for exercise. The buffet breakfast was quite nice and the staff in the restaurant was very warm. The plus point about the hotel is that it is in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi
Address: Sujan Singh Park | Subramania Bharti Marg, New Delhi 110003, India
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Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#28 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#60 Family Hotel in New Delhi
#64 Business Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi is an INTACH listed heritage building, built in 1945 by the colonial architect Walter George in a poetic medley of British and art deco style. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. Get set to be delighted with small surprises from the moment you enter. ... more   less 
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