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The Leela Palace New Delhi
Ranked #1 of 716 Hotels in New Delhi
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“Stay at the Leela Palace they treat you like royalty”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to New Delhi 3 weeks ago and stayed for 4 nights at the Leela Palace Hotel. It was fabulous! You couldnt even open a door yourself they were there as soon as you went to open it. They also had the facility of a company car and also their own taxi service. We used the taxi service to visit all of the local sites such as the red fort, the tombs and then found us a rickshaw to go around the old town which was something i will never forget. You are being cycled around with cars, taxis, tuk tuks, motorbikes all merging into the same street with cables hanging down above!! we hired their company car to take us to the Taj Mahal which was a two and a half hour drive but really worth the money to travel in luxury. The Taj Mahal was everything and more! The hotel had a pool on the roof which we used every evening after sight seeing. They provided you with bottles of water, towels as soon as you stepped onto the roof. The restaurants in the hotel were fabulous. we tried the indian cuisine and their recommendations were fantastic. we tried their bar meal for supper one evening and the prawns were sumptious. If you are planning to come to Delhi the Leela Palace is definitely the hotel to stay in. The staff couldnt do enough for you. We stayed here before going to Goa! So pleased that we did!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kaydn215
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at the Leela for 3 nights prior to touring around the Golden Triangle. We arrived late so they did our check-in in the room. Room was a reasonable size but well appointed. Bathroom is excellent and spacious - bath with TV which i like. Service throughout the hotel was excellent. Breakfast in the Qube was very good. We had dinner at Megu (Japanese) and Le Cirque (Italian) - both excellent. The wine list is extensive - wine is expensive in India but there are good value wines to be had. Oliver the excellent sommelier can help you with the best choices. We have stayed at a lot of pretty good hotels around Asia and the Leela would be near the top of the list. For the price we paid it would be easily the best value especially when compared to hotels in Hong Kong where we live. The hotel is in the diplomatic area but access to Delhi sites is pretty easy given most people will have a car and driver. We can't wait to go back and given how much we enjoyed the sites in Delhi it won't be long.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The Leela Palace is a great place to stop over when flying into Delhi before flying on elsewhere.

The food is excellent and even the coffee comes with extras and is beautifully presented.

The pool is always welcome, security is high, and the pedicure is just the best with tea brought to you on a tray whilst you recline being pampered.

The staff are welcoming and friendly, and so helpful.

When I wanted garlands made up to take to Udaipur it was done so quickly and they were brought to me to inspect - beautiful!

The only downside = if you go outside to have a cigarette and want a drink with it, it's a no no, either - have a drink, or - have a ciggie! I like both together, as do most people.

India has got very hot on this aspect but it's hilarious when you see the state of some of the streets and general lack of hygiene outside.

Sort this one out (provide an area to do both as we do here please) and you have a great hotel in Delhi!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Fantastic in every way. Fababulous service, accommodation, food, facilities, etc. what more do you want. I went with my son, daughter and wife.. We wanted for nothing, great holiday & would recommend to all!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

WOW! Lovely being back after a year and good to see that the high standards are still in place. Equally happy to see the extremely professional Pratik has joined this hotel from another Delhi 5-star hotel that we used to stay in before The Leela. Good move. Breakfast is a treat and the staff friendliness is a big plus. I left a generous tip because the hotel has a shared tip policy which helps a lot. My experience with other hotels in this regard was not as good. Wish that I could remember more names because I'd love to dish out more kudos. The hotel is near the diplomatic enclave. Tip: This time we used a hotel taxi and it was worth the money. A BIG thanks to management for keeping up the standards. I look forward to returning. Our meal at The Library was excellent and they go over and above to please their guests.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We are on an extended business trip/holiday in India and the Leela Palace was where my husband had to attend a conference. I really wanted to stay at The Imperial so was disappointed when we were booked in here. Wow! did I soon change my mind. Right from the very start arriving from Dubai at 4 a.m were we met with such fantastic service and attention to every litlle detail. The room had everything you wanted and was extremely luxurious with lovely little touches like homemade biscuits and sweets under glass domes and a full bowl of good fruit. The bathroom was fantastic with 2 basins and a large, and very comfortable, bath with good products. The only slight irritant was the very weak hairdryer with no nozzle. Luckily my fast turbo hairdryer goes everywhere with me as I very rarely find one in any hotel!

Breakfast the next morning has to be one of the best we've both experienced. You can even choose your own juice which is made in front of you and the choice from the buffet is amazing with all the pastries and the coffee being of the highest quality. Can't really find fault here at all with such incredible staff in a beautiful hotel.

The position is probably not the best in Delhi and there are no grounds to walk around in, just a small garden with lovely f lowers. The rooftop pool had an amazing view over Delhi and was kept heated to 28 degrees which was good as it was quite cold when we were there.

We loved the bar which made incredibly good cocktails and had a very good atmosphere but did not get round to trying any of the restaurants . All in all we had a very good stay here and would certainly come back again when next in Delhi although we also love the Imperial so it would be a difficult choice!

Room Tip: We were on the 7th floor. The view was just on the road. Maybe it is worth checking if there is a...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

With this review, I would like to reinforce all the positive reviews that have been given to this hotel in tripadvisor. The hotel is beautiful and elegant from the moment that you arrive. The staff are very attentive, helpful, and friendly. The room were we stayed was quiet, comfortable and elegantly decorated. This is among the best hotels where we have stayed in terms of elegance, overall experience, and amenities. The swimming pool is outdoors and has a great view of Delhi. Unfortunately, we did not use it as the weather was not optimal. We tried 3 of the restaurants and were pleased with the presentation and quality of the food at the Japanese (Megu) and Italian/French (Le Cirque) ones. The breakfast buffet is good but not very impressive as some other local hotels. We were surprised to receive a delicious chocolate cake at each restaurant when they overheard that we were celebrating a birthday. It was a really nice (and delicious) touch. We plan to be back to this hotel.

Room Tip: I do not believe that we got a "special" room. In fact we stayed in the third floor by the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#1 Spa 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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