We got our own transport to the hotel as the hotel were charging more than twice the price (use the prepaid taxi booth outside Delhi airport).
The hotel is not so easy to find, it is surrounded by building work and is a single door hidden by boarding. Be sure to have the address printed so the taxi driver can read it.
The reception is a little dreary but the rooms were surprisingly good. I really love a balcony and this did provide us with a nice large outdoor area where we could have some drinks in relative peace. There is almost no view however and watch out for monkeys.
On the second day the handle fell off the door to the balcony so that morning we handed it in to reception and asked for it to be fixed. When we came in that evening it wasn't fixed so we couldn't get out on to the balcony. We asked again and waited-nothing happened so thankfully my husband opened the door with a spoon and we were able to get outside and enjoy the warm evening away from the city. No one came to fix the door in the end.
I found Connaught place much harder to cope with than any other part of Delhi. We were constantly harassed by young Delhi males wanting to take us places, markets, government tour offices, practise English, clean our ears, the list was endless and spoiled some of our time here as my husband and i could rarely exchange a sentance without being interrupted by a scam artist.
There is a great restaurant in Connught place with a roof terrace where you can escape the crowds and watch from above, I believe it is called Q-bar. It's not cheap but the location, food and beer were good.
We did not eat in the Radisson so we cannot rate that but the bar was good.
When you leave the hotel take time to remember where it is as Connaught place becomes quite confusing and if you look lost for a moment you've had it.
I would stay here again, the bed was very comfortable, air con was good and a great shower, plus your partner can sit outside on the balcony whilst he is waiting for you to get dressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in New Delhi's central business district, the Radisson Delhi Connaught Place is Delhi's first heritage, boutique, city center hotel. Only 150 metres from the Airport Express Line Metro Station and 10 minutes from New Delhi Railway Station, our 5 star hotel is near renowned shopping and attractions. Offering a level of comfort not found at other New Delhi hotels, the Radisson features on-site dining outlets, a Business Centre and a Club Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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