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The Leela Palace New Delhi
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Diplomatic Enclave | Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110023, India   |  
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“Great evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Very impressive but the main lobby seemed a little cramped for space.Qube : The coffee shop has great ambience and great food. Seafood risotto and thai curry are excellent. It offers Great hospitality and courtesy . Had a memorable evening .

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It was my first time in New Delhi - India and I had not expected the high posh excellence and service. The Leela Palace was exceptional an among the worlds best. The executive breakfast lounge and the surprise on the roof terrace of finding La Cirque Restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed here for one night at the end of a 7-day tour of North India. This was the only hotel in our trip that was not Oberoi. The rooms were done beautifully. Check-in was a breeze, with the staff taking us straight to our rooms, with the check-in formalities completed while we were sitting in our rooms sipping our welcome drinks. The service was great (although, it still cannot be compared to the Oberoi service). We had the breakfast buffet the next morning, which was the best breakfast we had during our entire trip. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Grout (the cement between tiles) seldom gets the credit it deserves and has probably never been discussed before on Tripadvisor - but it is important. The reason I say this is because the craftsmanship that goes into good grouting demonstrates the attention to detail and quality finish you expect in the very best hotels. The Leela Palace falls into this category. The ambiance is lavish, almost opulent, and the rooms have been finished to exquisite detail, right down to mini TVs to fall asleep to as you relax in a full size bath. And that is where you will notice (or probably not) how good the grout is.
The reason I am hung up on grout is that last week I reviewed the Lotte in Moscow and gave it 5 stars even though the tiling was poor and they had left in the spacers.
The Leela I am rating 4 even though the finish quality is better (all other things being equal). Why? Because you get slugged for paying extra for wi-fi. In this day and age there is no excuse for high end hotels to be doing this.
Otherwise this place will not disappoint.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

From the time we landed at the airport, we were picked up by the Hotel personnel and taken to the hotel. Thus saving us all the hassle of finding the transport etc
We received a very warm and professional welcome as we entered. We were given a garland and Indian style mark on the forehead for good health.
Concierge of the hotel were always aware of our presence as a CUSTOMER. Their recognition that Customer is number 1 was very evident in everything they did.
Room was very clean and contained items beyond our imagination
The food choice in all the restaurants were great and the servers were very efficient and pleasant. All our querries were personally answered by the Chef himself
Our tour to TajMahal and sigtseeing the Delhi city were well ccordinated. The guides provided were very knowlegeable in history of Agra and Delhi

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

happened to spend the last night of our trip here and it was the second Leela I had ever entered.
I found it to be really top notch and it confirmed that while all Leela's have similarities in deco and outfit, they also are wonderful in all aspects.
Nice large rooms, impressive lobby, charming athmosphere, great service... everything is just enjoyable.
A special praise needs to go to thei culinary offer. While I arrived after 7 PM on the actual Diwali night, I obviously could not get any reservation in their top end restaurant "le Cirque" and we had to settle for the multicuisine garden side "Cube".
The food quality was so surprisingly high which made it a real discovery. Well done !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed in the Leela Palace for 3 nights. Our suite was beautifully decorated; none of the over-careful beige blahness of various upscale western hotels, but color and art and design. The hotel boasts immaculate service; the staff was incredibly solicitous and helpful and the one restaurant we kept going to (the Qube; usually buffets) had delicious food. We tried ordering a la carte just once and that didn't go so well, with the meal taking almost an hour to arrive; but we had the feeling that this wasn't what this particular restaurant was set up for.

The Leela Palace is in a part of New Delhi called the Diplomatic Enclave. It's not a very interesting area to walk around in, but what I realized after a few days is that Delhi isn't really a walking city in the first place, and that this location was actually helpfully central and very secure. After meals and meetings at a few other hotels, we came away feeling we'd picked the best possible place to stay. An oasis of peace in a complicated city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Diplomatic Enclave | Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110023, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Leela Palace New Delhi 5*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leela Palace New Delhi at Chanakyapuri is located in the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave and has room sizes starting from 520 Sq ft. The hotel is close to the seat of government and houses four specialty restaurants and three bars, a multilevel spa with a fully equipped fitness center and the city's only rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool. The hotel offers complimentary broadband access of 10 mbps for its club guests along with breakfast, five complimentary food & beverage presentations round the clock, round trip airport transfers by a BMW fleet and complimentary use of meeting rooms upto 2 hours. ... more   less 
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