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The Leela Palace New Delhi
Ranked #1 of 716 Hotels in New Delhi
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“Absolutely loved the palace”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Wow!!! This hotel is simply stunning. The room was immaculate with a spacious and luxurious bathroom. Treats were left in the room every day, and the service was constantly of a high and professional standard. The rooftop pool is very cool, and is a lovely way to cool off in the heat. The brunch was excellent and located in a very modern and airy dining room. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

I love visiting India and the Leela Palace is the icing on the cake. It is grand and opulent and like paradise when you have been outside in 45 C temperature. Staff are incredibly helpful and so courteous. I'm definetly in heaven today.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Like all hotels in India, prices will vary by season. I was lucky enough to book when rooom rates were lowest but I would happily pay the highest rate they charge because the quality of the service in the Leela is priceless. The hotel is relatively new. It is open only two years and the classic architecture and interior design encapsulate state of the art electronics in the rooms and elsewhere. The attention to detail, cleanliness and staff-to-guest ratio are without equal anywhere I have stayed in North America or Europe. The breakfast buffet is varied and imaginative but I would echo other reviews about restaurant pricing which is over the top. A two course Indian meal for two with no drinks in the Jamaya Restaurant cost in excess of $50 per person. I can eat an equally good Indian meal in a Montreal restaurant for half that price. My internet was offered to me free by enrolling in the Starwood Preferred Guest program which saved me $100. This was a nice gesture at check in and something I really appreciated. Like other hotels in India, quoted prices are before a plethora of additional taxes which border on the ridiculous (carbonated beverage tax - make sure to order still instead of fizzy water!). I was also impressed that there were no sneaky charges at check out. Everything was as expected. I only had two disappointments: wireless internet outside the rooms did not work well enough for me to be able to access my remote server which affected my ability to work, The second was the very disappointing packed breakfast we were given on our last day. We had foregone the amazing breakfast buffet and in its place we got a bottle of water, a small carton of apple juice, three small muffins an apple and a banana. I'll just get up earlier next time!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

Everything was top notch, only complaint is the price of a ride to the airport. The infinity pool on the roof top is a great way to recharge. Breakfast buffet is the best i have had in years.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

The Leela palace is absolutely amazing. From the moment I arrived at the airport to the moment I left Delhi they were excellent.

Location: in the diplomatic area so very central and not to long to get to most key areas. The central Connaught place is about 10/15 mins traffic depending.

Room: High quality, well furnished. Immaculatly clean and with every amenity you would wih for and more. If you don't have something you need they can get it. Bed was very comfortable with full pillow menu. Bathroom was huge with his/her sinks and a massive shower and bath with TV in it. Fruit, chocolates and local treats alternated and left every day were a nice thing to come back to.

Restaurants: I went to the Le Cirque was was brilliant and had very good views from the open top roof seats. Food was sensational however the price was a little high I felt. The qube which was where breakfast was also very good and had a full spread of foods from around the world. Taste was also a lot better than I was expecting after looking at the menu. Breakfast was first class and a full buffet spread. They had a few interesting things to make them different here like a honey comb!

Service: High standards of service at every level. Staff would do anything for you and this extended to departure at the airport where they completed check in for me. All staff always knew my name which is a nice touch.

Others: Didn't get a chance to use the gym but had a look around and it looked good and well equipped. Business centre were good and unlike other 5 star hotels they didn't charge for flight check in which is a huge bug bare of mine and was good to see.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed 3 nights and it was the best hotel, service and room experience I have had since a long time!!! The only place to stay in Delhi
All staff are extremely good trained! The restaurants are great, we have tried only the Indian and the main restaurant next time I will try for sure the others as well!

Have stayed in a Club Floor room and it was a dream from check in to check out! the lounge one of the most beautifully decoratdet ones....
I can saz only the best about the hotel.... There is nothing else to say just fantastic!,,

Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

As a monthly visited to Delhi I went to see the hotel and have to say the decor and service is outstanding BUT we donned at le cirque and the food was bland and sent my wife's chick back and eventually cancelled it. The parma ham was boring and cheap ham. The house special leave salad had no flavour.the restaurant and bar are very nice but the food was terrible in fact even worse considering the price.
The iitalian manger looked fed up and just complained to us how difficult it is in delhi.....should have researched before coming?
Seriously stay away also the Japanese restaurant was visited by a party od friends in April and all were ill the following day....Do not eate here or waste your money

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tamir_Kobrin, General Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi, responded to this review, May 24, 2012
We thank you for the feedback. It is most unfortunate that your experience at Le Cirque was, as you described; moreover that our guest maitre d’ from Le Cirque NY, conveyed his displeasures, with you, which is very unfortunate.

We are committed to excellence and hence, Le Cirque has been and is recognized as the finest establishment in the city, today. We will take your feedback as learning and improve on areas that need to be improved. For your benefit and general information, I list below the many accolades and awards Le Cirque received, to date (less than one year in operation) from various publications and food critics. Thank you.


1. Best restaurant in 5 star Property and Best Fusion chef in India, by Food and Nightlife Magazine 2012

2. Best Hotel Restaurant India, by Travel & Leisure, India & South Asia 2011

3. Best European Restaurant in Delhi, Times Food Guide Award 2012

4. Restaurant with the Best wine List, by Time Out Restaurant Awards 2011

5. HT Crystal Vir Sanghvi’s Awards, Best Opening, 2011

Tamir Kobrin
General Manager
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Property: The Leela Palace New Delhi
Address: Diplomatic Enclave | Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110002, India
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Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#3 Family 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 five complimentary food & beverage presentations round the clock, round trip airport transfers in our luxury BMW fleet and complimentary use of meeting rooms up to 2 hours for its Royal Club guests. ... more   less 
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