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New Delhi, India: Best luxury hotels

By Faye Bradley 26 November 2020

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As one of the oldest cities in the world and the capital of India, Delhi has a history which includes fascinating stories and majestic empires. With its diverse culture and mix of old-meets-new, the region offers plenty to see and do. It’s also home to an abundance of luxury hotels to indulge in during your stay. Here are our top picks!

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The Taj Mahal New Delhi

The Taj Mahal New Delhi hotel is a heritage, five-star luxury hotel nestled in the heart of Lutyens Delhi. Offering legendary hospitality and service, the hotel continues to excel in its old-world grace and charm, paying tribute to its longstanding history. Perched within close proximity to the seat of government, commercial hubs, and shopping districts, the grand establishment features 292 luxurious rooms and 26 spectacular suites, all providing aerial views of the iconic skyline. Don’t forget to try the restaurants too—House of Ming, Varq, and Wasabi by Morimoto are particular standouts. There’s also the add-on Golden Keys Concierge concept—butlers on demand to cater to your every need. Unwind at the fitness centre, outdoor pool, and The Spa, to truly experience the best of the hotel.

The Taj Mahal New Delhi, 1, Man Singh Road, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India | (+91) 11 6656 6162

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The Lodhi

Located in central New Delhi, The Lodhi is an urban oasis which represents the stylish-contemporary side of India. Each journey at the hotel is designed to be bespoke, focusing on culture, cuisine, wellness, and personalised services. Situated near Lodi Gardens, the extensive parkland, the venue is within close proximity of the best of the city. With indulgent rooms and suites—some of which feature their own private plunge pools and balconies—you can expect to fully immerse yourself in this tranquil, luxury haven. The dining scene is also as noteworthy, and considered some of the best in the city—try Élan for an eclectic seasonal menu. The Lodhi is the only hotel in the world to feature its own gym with a lap pool, squash, tennis courts, Pilates Studio, Yoga, Spa, Turkish Hammam and salon.

The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India | (+91) 11 4363 3333

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The Leela Palace

The Leela Palace New Delhi thrives in luxury hospitality and service. Located within the heritage part of the city, the hotel is decked in a modern design, featuring state-of-the-art amenities to curate a royal setting. There are 194 Grande Deluxe/Premiere/Royal Rooms, 42 Royal Club Rooms, and 18 Suites, which include dedicated butler service and access to the Royal Club Lounge. Dining options include The Qube for all-day dining, Indian cuisine at Jamavar, Megu for Japanese food, and Le Cirque for Italian fine dining. Be sure to try the spa (ESPA) as well.

The Leela Palace, Africa Avenue, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India | (+91) 11 3933 1234

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The Roseate

New Delhi’s The Roseate hotel is a spectacular designer oasis, which features eight acres of garden and the longest swimming pool in the city. The uber chic lifestyle venue attracts business and leisure travellers looking for a luxury home away from home experience. Located within Aerocity, the hotel caters to cosmopolitan guests, and its design-savvy approach reigns in tourists from near and far. You can expect individual 24/7 service from the staff to cater to your every need during your stay. Relax and unwind at the stunning Aheli Spa, which features Swedish, aromatherapy, and Thai treatments, amongst others. Dine at the two blissful restaurants—Chi Ni and Kiyan. Kiyan serves Indian, Thai, and European cuisine, whilst Chi Ni features Chinese specialities.

The Roseate, National Highway 8, D Block, Samalka, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India | (+91) 11 3355 2211

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Shangri La, Eros

Part of the renowned luxury hotel group, Shangri La Eros Hotel houses 320 luxury rooms and suites, and offers spectacular views of the iconic skyline. The hotel features five bars and restaurants to choose from, and is located within a prime spot, within close proximity of shopping and other prestigious dining options.

Shangri La, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India | (+91) 11 4119 1919

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Faye Bradley


Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.