I had been wanting to stay at this hotel since 2004 and perhaps my high expectations had got the better of me. We stayed here for 4 nights. The room was very clean and beautifully decorated in a colonial style. There was a very comfortable huge bed. After taking in the wonderful decor of the room the noise from the outside metro work caught my attention but the lady that showed us the room guaranteed it would stop in the evening and not cause us any problem during the night. Unfortunately that guarantee didn't hold any weight. In the very early hours of the morning We were woken by the sound of heavy machinery and a very noisy digger. We did complain the next morning and asked to move room which was finally done with minimal inconvenience. Breakfast is fantastic and you can pretty much have whatever you can think of. From the breakfast room you can sit outside and have a lovely view of the garden but it had been blocked off with a marquee due to a function. I find this very frustrating but it seems to happen in a lot of Indian hotels. We have eaten lunch and dinner here and tried every restaurant. The afternoon tea is brilliant and they replenish anything you want. Pool food is very good, they do a great lamb burger. The Italian has a lovely intimate setting however the slow cooked duck I ordered was very tough. The Indian restaurant appeared badly run and the service was very ad hock. I had ordered a second glass of wine and after chasing the order twice it finally came after we had finished our meal. The waiters seemed to be rushing around and it felt very un-relaxing. The food was very tasty though. Apparently it has been voted one of the top restaurants in the world by Conde Neste Traveller, which we were very surprised by.
The gym is well maintain but very small. The hotel offer complimentary yoga sessions in the morning which were ok. Outdoor pool area large and has many sun loungers. The pool water temperature was as warm as bath water which felt very strange not to be able to cool off.
All in all I still love this hotel and would return if the opportunity did arise.