I have stayed at The Claridges on a number of occasions over the past few years. Previous stays have been variable - from great to average, but I'm happy to report that my recent visit (August 2013) was extremely pleasurable.
The level of service I experienced was excellent - from front desk, to housekeeping, and restaurant staff. All were terrific. I entertained a business client to dinner in Dhaba. Both my guest and I were delighted with food and exceptional service. Bravo!
My room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped, and had everything a business traveller would need.
Location-wise, The Clardges is ideal for both business & pleasure. Close to the main tourist sites and amenities, and a relatively short drive to the International and Domestic airports. For guests happy to take the Metro, the Racecourse metro station is just a short walk away, but if a taxi is your preferred mode of transport, there is a plentiful supply at close at hand to whisk you away to your chosen destination.
Despite some renovation work taking part at the time of my visit, I was really impressed with this beautiful, art-deco style property, and would have no hesitation in recommending guests to add The Claridges to their short-list of hotels in New Delhi