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“The most expensive hotel ever - money can't buy some things!'”
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The Oberoi
Ranked #2 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
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“The most expensive hotel ever - money can't buy some things!'”
Reviewed February 22, 2010

I arrived at the Oberoi after being bumped out of The Imperial, which is aparently the best hotel in Delhi. I travel a lot for business and have stayed and some super hotels. In regards to the book out - i'll take it up with The Imperial - cancelling someone's reservation without a phone call, especially when i was paying cash is a faux on all accounts, again, i'll take this up with them. I paid 18K IR a night plus taxes which in my currency is around AED 1800 net in US dollars, i'm getting there $490 so by all accounts a very expensive hotel in my opinion.

Service - faultess, if you like being treated like a king, old school, then by all means get into it. It was phenominal service. Front office, check in in the room - decent room size, and extremely polite staff.

Age of the hotel lets it down, and it's all a bit much LV, Dior and Chanel in the lobby, lush gardens outside - but then again breakfast, so many staff, but not all that tasty. There was a gorgeous looking roast ham, i cut it, then after two minutes of cutting, i nearly lost a tooth on biting. so tough, i couldnt get through it. a weird interpretation on Eggs benedict though. i guess my real bitterness stems from not being able to eat at the Spice Trail at the Imperial!!!

Very close to humayun's tomb - that said the taxis are so cheap - honestly like $20 for 5 hours - incredible

i recommend the Oberoi - service with a smile - just a little old, i'm a mod cons kind of guy - i missed my ipod docking station

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 18, 2010

smart,Elegant withlarge rooms and friendly staff - verysecure and ideally situated for siteseeing Good restaurants

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2010

This is a decent hotel where I stayed during my visit to Delhi on some official work. It has a location advantage being close to Connaught Place, Palika Bazar. It is not far from Karol Bagh, a good shopping place.

The service is good. I did not try its in house restaurant as I ventured so many eateries in and around Connaught Place. Could not explore more as I was on official visit with a tight schedule.

Overall a satisfying stay.

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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NOIDA
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Reviewed February 11, 2010

1 of the best place 2 Hangout.i hv been to hyatt and oberoi and as the brand name suggests there is no doubt about the services and commitments of these two hotels

  • Stayed February 2010
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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Reviewed February 9, 2010

We made plans to check out as soon as we checked in. I guess we would have given it great reviews had we not stayed at the Shangri-La Eros the previous two nights. In comparison this hotel was stale, life-less, even the staff did nothing more than give a forced grin (no friendly interaction). They CHARGE for wi-fi! Like it really costs a lot to maintain wi-fi? Shangri-La complimentary WI FI. Smaller room for higher price, out of the way location (at the other hotel we walked to Janpath, Connaught, Jantar Mantar etc...).

More expensive than Shangri-La, stuffy hallways, view of parking lot, charge for wi-fi, average fitness facilities, breakfast buffet very average, ambience-none/stuffy.

Like I stated before, we actually have a standard for comparison-the Shangri La Eros. Had we only stayed at the Oberoi in Delhi, I guess we would have given it a better review like a lot of other travellers.

I have a review for Shangri La and some other hotels like Old Harbour Hotel on tripadvisor too.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Daytona Beach, FL
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

The Oberoi Delhi is a very nice hotel located close to central Delhi. From the moment you enter the staff is more than attentive and always willing to help you. They really went out of there way to help us get New Year's Eve tickets and a car to Urban Pind. The breakfast in the restaurant downstairs is awesome. The indoor swimming pool is a nice treat after a day of sightseeing. Also, the first day we arrived we had room service which was very good. The butler that's provided to every room is a great idea. I would recommend this hotel as it's a great hotel and fairly priced for an Oberoi.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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meerut
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

A wonderful oberoi is very good.Its rooms are neat and clean.I visited it first time and I see taht it was a neat hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Property: The Oberoi
Address: Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi 110003, India
Location: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#2 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#2 Family Hotel in New Delhi
#2 Spa Hotel in New Delhi
#2 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi 5*
Number of rooms: 283
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Multistory Cosmopolitan Hotel overlooking Delhi Golf Course, 5 km from city center. ... more   less 
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