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The Imperial Hotel
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Staying at the Imperial is like being transported back in time to a more genteel era. The public areas are filled with historical paintings and antiques. You feel the sense of history all around.
We checked in early after an overnight flight and were given a room straight away. Always a nice gesture which we really appreciated. The check-in was quick and friendly.
Our room, an Imperial room, was beautifully presented. It was spacious with a high ceiling, dressing room and a luxurious bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well.
We enjoyed the breakfast in the 1911 restaurant. There was a good choice of Indian and Western foods.
We particularly enjoyed the swimming pool which was very refreshing after a bit of sightseeing. We would, however, have preferred a larger and more varied choice of food on the poolside menu.
We ate at the Spice Route, which we enjoyed very much. We also liked the ambience of the Patiala Peg bar for pre-dinner cocktails.
At check-out there was a little confusion about whether our reservation included local taxes. The Front Desk Manager offered to sort it our after we had left as we had a flight to catch. He was true to his word and it was settled in our absence. We would like to thank him for that and praise the Front Desk staff in general.
Next time that we are in Delhi we will definitely be staying at the Imperial. It was worth every penny.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

You could spend hours just looking at the artwork, particularly paintings and prints in this historical place. The Imperial is largely a business hotel but has an excellent pool and spa. The standard of service, food served is excellent. San Gimignano, the Italian restaurant, has won several prizes yet I was still surprised to have eaten the best Carpaccio ever. Sadly, the grand 1911 bar has been turned into a sports bar. Pumping bass and flickering pictures of the rednecks is not what I expected in a classy bar. The bookshop is very good, the Patisserie rivals any in Paris in terms of quality, the souvenir shop is simply terrible, however.

All in all, while the service might be as good in other rival business hotels none will have the history of the Imperial. A great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank ManchesterRay
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

After a back breaking ride from agra, the imperial awaited us like a star in the night sky, the ever friendly door keeper just kept on greeting all of us without a frown. Luggage was taken to our rooms even before we could get in. The cosy rooms and the much needed hot water was just too soothing for my body. The staff were just too courteous and attended to our every need. And of course the restaurants in the hotel are just mindblowing.

The Imperial does give you that imperial, rich feeling.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

This is by far the best place to stay while visiting Delhi. The hotel is in the centre of everything! The ground floor is terrific - the afternoon tea superb - the dinning an ultimate experience - the rooms are simply lovely!! The gardens are well kept and the service is great. There is a lovely bakery with goods not easily found in and around Indian hotels in general. Exercising is a treat with individual attention given to anyone wishing it. It is royal treatment and a must stay at least once in a lifetime!!

Room Tip: All rooms a quite different but the garden rooms are terrific!
  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed in Imperial 5 nights during which w enjoyed the elegance of the hotel and attentivness of its service a lot. We had a groundfloor room which was very comfortable, clean and elegant, although I felt a bit too small.
The hotel has a very nice swimming pool which offers a possibility of proper swim. The service was very attentive and sometimes funny (once I was politely 'refused' the morning toast until the toast manager is back :-)

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Arek L
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