Everything about the Manor is " .... it would be excellent if only...". To start with the staff are some of the best trained staff I have experienced travelling in India... except they didn't really have any idea what to do about a wheelchair user (it is very common to experienced this in India). Being well trained they called the hotel manager at 1am! This manager must be several cuts above the average hotel manager in India to deal with things like this at any time.
They found a room that we could actually get the wheelchair into the bathroom and helped us as best they could but the truth of the matter the hotel has recently changed management and they had not yet worked out what to do in providing a proper disabled access room but at oleast they recognised that this needed to be dealt with soon.
The area is a very posh gated residential enclave slighted blighted by a nearby fly-over. Apart from this the area is very green and very safe.
I thought the hotel was overpriced for the lack of facilities and any special redeeming features. The wifi is over-priced and given that the hotel lacks a gym, library, games room, pool or any other kind of entertainment it should have some good complimentary items to make it feel 'special' and justify its price. I have stayed in a Meridian hotel for a little over half this price.
There are no restaurants or shopping within walking distance and so you will need your own car or to order taxis to get anywhere.
We looked at the menu which was certainly more interesting than average but also very pricey but as we had a car we decided to eat out. I have heard their restaurant "Indian Accent" is very good. Certainly the breakfast was very nice though I am not sure whether a black-carpet is suitable for an eating area. We could see crumbs on the carpet and the table had a stained table cloth. Everything was good quality but the details were wrong. The jam was nice and not the usual Kissan chemical sugar but in little plastic sachets! I am not keen on plastic sachets of butter and condiments in up-market establishments. I had an excellent scrambled egg on toast. This was served on a granary bread which is not very common in India. My wife had a masala dosa that was too oily but otherwise tasted reasonably good. The coconut chutney was far too sweet as they had added that coconut cream you get in tins for Thai food ...not very fresh tasting as it made it a sticky gooey consistency,
There is a nice area outside for eating with charcoal braziers to keep the chill off. I expect it would be a nice place for a romantic if expensive dinner but not really a hotel suited for families with young children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis in the centre of Delhi, the 2-storey, 16-room boutique hotel is set in landscaped gardens and has been completely redesigned as a contemporary luxury hotel. The Manor's emphasis on quality, understated elegance and comfort is apparent in public areas contrasting cool Italian mosaic flooring with warm, rich wood paneling. Combined with service that is friendly and efficient, the Manor is the perfect retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Manor Hotel New Delhi