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“Indian Luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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The Imperial Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India   |  
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Ranked #4 of 608 Hotels in New Delhi
Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Indian Luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi for two nights at the start of our Indian holiday.
We were made to feel very welcome during our stay. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The only slight problem there was no window as the room overlooked a staff yard and the window was blocked. Other than that everything was perfect.
There was an excellent choice for breakfast and we ate in the hotel restaurants for dinner and enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much.
We are looking forward eagarly to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments. I am glad that you had a pleasant stay with us.
Your positive feedback is a source of motivation for the team.

Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This grand colonial hotel has been extensively renovated to provide first class accommodation in the heart of the city. Service is good and the rooms are of a high standard. My only gripe is that a great deal of the old colonial character of the hotel has been lost.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments. I am glad that you had a pleasant stay with us.
Your positive feedback is a source of motivation for the team.

Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Four of us stayed three nights 22–24 February 2014 could not fault the hotel but unfortunately we choose to celebrate our coming three week holiday in india by eating at the supposed top restaurant the Spice Route within the Imperial Hotel, we came down with sever diarrhoea and for me vomiting as well overnight and the next morning, I am still suffering and spent a lot of the holiday in bed and could only eat plain rice.
Avoid at all cost unless you want to loss a lot of weight.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

I would request you to share your details with me at vwanchoo@theimperialindia.com as I would like to investigate on the matter and thus require more inputs from you. We have a Food safety and hygiene lab where food samples get tested regularly and I assure you that we are very particular about the hygiene and safety standards of the food we serve.

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Vijay Wanchoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A unique combination of luxury while keeping a warm sence of hospitality.
We have stayed in this hotel for the last day of our trip in India and now we wish we have stayed there for more than that!.
The room was absolutly amazing - well designed and very clean.
Service is fabulous and very pleasant.
We tried the italian resturant in the hotel. it was also great and very genuine
One last thing... we have booked the superior room and have been upgraded to the suite (no extra charge). a nice surprise :)

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments. I am glad that you had a pleasant stay with us.
Your feedback is very motivating for our staff.

Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A class of its own, elegant and full of charm this hotel is a happy fusion between tradition and modern needs. Great service and good restaurants, with the famous 1911 overlooking and extending into a big garden. I loved details such as the art deco lifts. And the halls, that are bright and coloured and big enough to be imposing but still proportioned far from todays Grand Hotels that remind more about shopping centres or air terminals rather than a place where to enjoy a stay

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments. I am glad that you had a wonderful stay. Your positive feedback is a great motivation for the team.

Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is simply a beautiful and stunning hotel in New Delhi and definitely among one if India's finest.

A very welcoming lobby to start off with and I simply love the rooms. Spacious and very well maintained, felt like living in a palace. The bed is very comfortable and with the high ceilings and non-carpeted flooring (not sure if it is marble or not) also make it very homely and cosy. Absolutely love the spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Housekeeping and laundry service was good too. Clean and fresh linens and very good laundry service too. Had 2 shirts laundered and very nicely laundered and pressed. 5 Stars!

Was almost 11pm or midnight and there were still very loud AV noise from the wedding, but luckily it only lasted for like 5 minutes, but hey, this is India and weddings are a big thing there!

Breakfast at 1911 was good too. Adequate spread and accompanied with good service.

Nice swimming pool as well and I love the spa too with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Wish I has more time to try out the massage and service.

I would like to stay in this hotel again for sure.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments. I am glad that you had a wonderful stay. Your positive feedback is a great motivation for the team.

Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Cracking hotel with bundles of Colonial charm and Indian Heritage. A lovely bustling hotel with spacious clean rooms - cracking restaurants for lunch and dinner - and a splendid quality of staff more than happy to help. The Pool area is lovely with the echo of
Prayers over the speakers will either relax or irritate - I like on this quick break and the location is perfect for exploring both Old and New Delhi

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am glad to note that you had a lovely stay with us.
The team will be elated and motivated to read your feedback.

Your patronage is valuable to us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Vijay Wanchoo
Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager
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Address: 1 Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#3 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#3 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#4 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#5 Family Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Imperial Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 233
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel New Delhi
Imperial New Delhi
Imperial Hotel Delhi
Hotel Imperial
The Imperial Palace Hotel
Grand Imperial Hotel
The Imperial New Delhi
The Imperial Hotel Delhi

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