For lack of other interesting places to stay in Delhi, we stayed at the Taj Mahal on the first night and the last night of our 10 day India trip in March. Our tour operator, Abercrombie & Kent also raved about it. The result... a rather mild disappointment. There's no doubt this hotel is one of the best, is not the best, in Delhi. But it's a business hotel in a big city, just like in any other big cities. The entrance lobby is grand and majestic, however, the rooms are very small and blah. We also stayed in the club floor rooms, because the standard ones were sold out. The prices for these rooms were quite a bit, even by global standards. Complete rip off!! The room was tiny... no character... very boring "Hilton, Sheraton"-like standard hotel room. This was probably the biggest rip off in our entire India trip.
The restaurant downstairs, which is supposed to be one of the best in town, was very... whatever. Restaurant service was very good, however, some of the front desk staff were very rude.
One evening, we went to the newer, more modern hotel, the Park, for dinner. Granted, the Park can look like any other stylish boutique hotels you find a lot these days. We personally felt we would have been much happier at the Park rather than paying dumb price at the Taj Mahal. The restaurant was very good, too.
(See our reviews for Amarvilas, Taj Mahal Delhi, Rambagh Palace, Lake Palace, Devi Garh...)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Taj Mahal Hotel is one of the most distinguished addresses in Lutyens’ Delhi, and reflects the heritage of Mughal Delhi. Graceful architecture blends aesthetically with modern facilities. The hotel is a city landmark, centrally located, in close proximity to some key areas of the capital. The 294 rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed with the latest in in-room comforts, and all are “rooms with a view” which adds to the guest experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Mahal New Delhi
- Taj Palace Delhi
- Hotel Taj Mahal
- The Taj Mahal Hotel
- Taj Mahal Hotel India
- Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
- Taj Hotels New Delhi
- Taj Mahal Hotels
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