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The Imperial Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
1 Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Imperial is a beautiful hotel, it is everything I imagine when I think of the Colonial British rule in India. The decor throughout the property is classic and elegant. Rooms are large with decent sized bathrooms. I like a bit of history and character to a hotel, and this certainly has both. A great place to stay if in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk through these doors and the Raj lives! Occupying a former government building from British colonial days, this place is absolutely iconic. It may be the finest hotel I've ever stayed in. The building is incredibly beautiful, large, expansive, classic. The artwork is stunning and everywhere! The food is magnificent: the breakfast buffet is the size of a basketball court... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff in general were very nice, helpful and personable; the staff at Daniel's Tavern in particular were above and beyond. I miss them! The food there was also excellent. I wish this restaurant and its staff were in my hometown. I was in New Delhi for a few personal days after a long business trip, and was traveling solo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our third aniversary, due to shortage of time, wanted a weekend getaway. Inclusions in a 1 day package: 1) An experience of 1 Night Dinner specially arranged for us through "Giftxoxo.com" at Imperial in their "Nostalgia" resturant. 2) Seperate room booked by us at The Imperial : "Summer Wellness Retreat" Package crafted beautifully by hotel management. INCLUSIONS: having all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes the place is nice and clean and calm. It's elegant with a hint of kitsch in the art. But the High Tea food was mediocre and the service was lousy. The scones and cream were great but the sandwiches had stale bread with very little filling. Nice selection of tea. Only one other table was occupied and my waiter... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for both afternoon tea and dinner on two separate days. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The afternoon tea was a little disappointed compared to afternoon teas at home in England. Dinner however was fabulous and they even had a pianist play which really have the room some atmosphere as we arrived in low season so... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter booked this hotel for three nights for us before starting a tour in New Deli. The hotel is amazing, old world charm, staff cannot do enough for you. The rooms are wonderful and spacious, linens top notch and couldn't be more satisfied with the room. Buffet breakfast was included and was excellent, from freshly made omlets to light... More 

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to feel the colonial history then Imperial is the right choice of hotel. Hotel is full of character and style which will make you travel back in British Raj era. Hotel is centrally located, walking distance form Delhi's best shopping market CP. When in Imperial you must take time out to do hotel painting/picture tour.

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South Wales, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often stay at The Imperial due to its luxury and location. On our recent visit, we had booked a suite but unbeknown to us, a major fashion show was being held at the hotel on our first night. This caused us some issues as the fashion show had spilled into the corridors and ended up disturbing us as guests... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for afternoon tea and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner and had a wonderful meal. Next time we will stay in the hotel, wonderful old world feel. Tea is served in a beautiful airy room, impeccable service, a wonderful buffet of sweet and savoury delights, with proper china cups.

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