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“Historic Charm”
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Maidens Hotel
Ranked #11 of 716 Hotels in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Historic Charm”
Reviewed March 25, 2008

I found the Maidens to be a great hotel. If you are visiting Delhi as a tourist, this is the place for you. It is full of colonial charm, great service, and has beautiful grounds and landscaping complete with roaming peacocks. The room was very large with traditional décor. The breakfast was good. Architecturally the building is a delight. It lacks some of the modern elements you would find in a business hotel- it is a historic building with some creaks and old fashioned elements, but that is what I found best about it. It is a relaxing oasis that connects with India’s history and is also near the Red Fort and other attractions. On the same trip I stayed one night at one of the modern business hotels downtown where I paid more and wished I was back at the Maidens.

  • Liked — Well maintained historic building
  • Disliked — The television
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
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Presteigne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2008

We arrived at 04:00 hrs at the Maiden Hotel, it looked very impressive. Very clean and grand considering what lay in the streets outside. We were given a room on the ground floor which was huge, albeit a little on the sparce side.
The bed was a king size but the matress was as hard as nails. We had a seperate dressing room area and a large bathroom. On the whole it was clean but it could have done with a lick of paint. I didn't like the fact that there were no windows, only two frosted ones that if opened would look out into the corridor.

On the whole I was relatively pleased with the room until I saw my dads room. It was beautiful. He had a marble shower with gleaming gold taps, fluffly towels and dressing gowns. The bed was like it was fit for a princess. As we were on a VJV tour and had all paid the same money I was a little put out about this. I got my husband to ask why we had a basic room and he didn't. We were told that he had had an upgrade!!

I accepted that and tried not to moan anymore.

Breakfast was a real treat. Boiled eggs were made to order and the spread of fresh fruit was mouth watering. The breakfast room over looked lovely green well kept gardens. The staff were a little on the aloof side, but very attentive.

The evening meal was a buffet, the food was hot and plentiful.

The surrounding gardens were well kept with an ambundance of flowers. The swimming area was secluded but the water covered with dead flies!!!

On the whole a good hotel, if you pay the price for an upmarket room to complete the experience.

  • Liked — The colonial look from the outside and the lovely reception area which was full of huge fresh flowers
  • Disliked — The sparce cold room that I had
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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221 reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2008

I spent two nights at The Maidens, upon arrival in Delhi. Nearly everything I'd previously read about the property, turned out to be my experience exactly. The frosted window facing the courtyard/walkway gave one the feeling of an inside stateroom, on a cruise ship. Some what confining. The room & bthroom were both large. There was a terry cloth covered step you had to use to enter the tub/shower because of it's height, plus the "rising" shower curtain when one turned on the shower, was some what of an inconvenience. Beautiful bathroom, but everything ended up WET because the shower curtain floated. The lack of individual temperature control for the air was not good. The electrical power fluctuated and went off several times, during our visit, leaving one in the dark. Overall, the property, grounds, etc. are well maintained, be it somewhat antiquated. Breakfast (furnished) was merely breakfast, nothing to write home about. Would I return, yes. Location not ideal, but the hotel was very nice.

  • Liked — Clean, large, well maintained property.
  • Disliked — Lack of air control and loss of power.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2008

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights at the start of our holiday. The public areas of the hotel are well maintained and have a colonial feel to them. The food was good and the staff friendly and courteous. Our room was large with a separate area for storing cloths and where the mini bar was located. I would say that it could have done with a little work as the decor did seem a little tired. Our room also had no window, but I don't know if this is true of all the rooms at the hotel. We had a wander outside, but there is very little within walking distance in the way of bars and restaurants, so we ate exclusively at the hotel. Prices, as you would expect, were expensive compared to eating out in Delhi, but still cheaper than you would expect to pay in England. The Red Fort is close by. Over all, I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Liked — The colonial style and feel to the place.
  • Disliked — Our room had no window to the outside world.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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lb,il
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
78 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2008

Lovely old hotel with character and colonial feel in old section of Delhi. Large rooms. I ordered from the menu in both restaurants and found the food to be excellent.

  • Liked — colonial feel
Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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Pasadena, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed February 29, 2008

The Maidens Hotel is a very pleasant colonial style hotel in Delhi. As other reviews have said, there is not much within walking distance but in a city as massive as Delhi it’s impossible to be central to everything. The location is fine and everything you could possibly want to see is a relatively short taxi ride away.

The hotel rooms are huge. They are well kept and well cleaned. Nothing too fancy but certainly above standard for India. There were no real windows in our hotel room but we never felt as if we were boxed in. The frosted windows to the hallway serve their purpose and there is plenty natural lighting and windows throughout the hotel.

We found the food in the hotel to be rather pricey but of above average quality. The hotel bar is small but a very nice place to relax and have a cold Kingfisher after a long day of sightseeing in the hectic city of Delhi (talk to the bartender “Richard”, he’s a fun guy). The morning breakfast was great. They have a nice mix of traditional English breakfasts and Indian cuisine plus endless cups of nice strong coffee. They also serve some great fresh squeezed watermelon juice.

From what I gathered, the entire hotel was filled with older (senior) British tourists. There was nothing wrong with this but you may feel more like you’re in England than India at some points while at this hotel. That said, there were a number of Indian functions taking place while we were there (weddings. parties, dinners, etc.) so it must be well liked by the upper class locals.

The hotel staff (more so the front desk) is a bit inept. They just seemed to be missing a beat but I’ve never been one to get overly agitated with hotel staffs. Be assertive when you need to and they will accommodate your requests. Just a heads up, they will have no recommendations for eating outside the hotel. Definitely make it a point to research some restaurants if you plan on eating out. Moti Mahal was a very good restaurant. Don’t let the surroundings scare you away.

Overall it’s a pleasant place. Don’t let negative reviews make you think this place is cockroach pit. The hotel is clean, the food is good and the staff is average.

  • Stayed February 2008
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New England
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2008

The Maidens is a lovely old-fashioned hotel. The rooms are large and very clean. The breakfast that came along with the room was ample although not terribly exciting. The hotel staff was very helpful and the backyard of the hotel often has a wedding going on which is quite fun to watch. You cannot walk anywhere from the hotel but taxis are easy to get and there is a subway stop somewhere not too faw away.

  • Disliked — In the cooler months you need more blankets!
  • Stayed February 2008
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Additional Information about Maidens Hotel

Property: Maidens Hotel
Address: 7 Shamnath Marg, New Delhi 110054, 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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in New Delhi
#18 Romantic Hotel in New Delhi
#33 Business Hotel in New Delhi
#38 Family Hotel in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Maidens Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 55
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