The Taj Mahal Hotel

1 Mansingh Road, New Delhi
Central Delhi

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18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service19
  • Overall18
8
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

The lobby is beautiful, the hotel is well-located, the service is good.

What the hotel could do better:

As was my experience with another Taj property on this same trip, I was quite disappointed with the quality and comfort of the room furnishings, particularly at this property.

I stayed in a club-level room which was long overdue for a renovation. The room largely smelled of mold, the couch cushions were stained, the bottom of the bathtub was worn and dirty... I learned that their lease has expired and they are only being given 6-month extensions while the government holds an auction for the next 30-year lease. This explains their reticence in renovating the rooms; however, this should not limit the attention to detail on non-fixed items, such as bed linens, bath linens, hair dryers, curtains, etc.

On this particular trip, I stayed at two Taj properties and two other luxury hotels with the expectation of similar standards of quality across all (especially as the two Taj hotels were the most expensive). Taj did not deliver, and I do not see myself staying at another TaJ property when other 5-star options are available.

paula

Stayed November 2013

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Hotel Description

New Delhi's Taj Mahal Hotel is a local landmark, a top-class international luxury hotel, located in Lutyens' Delhi, the historic city center that is home to India's senior government officials as well as a number of millionaires and CEOs. The architecture in this district is historical and unique, and the meticulous landscaping means the city center enjoys temperatures several degrees cooler than the surrounding sprawl.

In the past, New Delhi has played the staid businessman to Mumbai's Bollywood starlet, but the recent economic boom has meant an influx of capital and a growing population of the young and rich. The nightlife still leaves something to be desired compared to Mumbai, but it is catching up, and those of a less hedonistic bent will enjoy the sense of history — the city is rich with old-fashioned Mughal architecture, and cows still wander the streets alongside the shiny foreign cars.

This is the place to stay if you are a foreign dignitary, or just wish to be treated as one. The Taj Mahal is a full-featured luxury business hotel, with top-notch conference facilities and a host of leisure services, including a pool, spa, tennis courts, and access to Delhi Golf Club. The restaurants and bars are among Luytens' finest, and the Grill Room, on the rooftop, has a spectacular view over the neigborhood's picturesque buildings and gardens.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 296 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map