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“Beautiful, interesting heritage hotel”
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Maidens Hotel
Ranked #10 of 715 Hotels in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2009

We arrived at the Maidens very late after they confused our airport pick-up. (I notice this happened to someone else recently....perhaps they should note the theme.) Once we arrived, they were very helpful, and they settled us into our comfortable rooms. We had a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, which was included in our room package. The pool was beautiful, and the gardens were amazing. While some travelers may perfer ultra-modern 5-star sleekness, I significantly prefer the lived-in and comfortable charm of the historic Maidens. Also, I'm sure you could not find friendlier staff or better service (aside from the airport problem.) Another great attribute of the Maidens is that it is located very close to the metro station, so there is no problem quickly getting around town.

I highly recommend this hotel, and I will definitely go back whenever I have the opportunity to return to Delhi.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Things got off to a bad start when the hotel failed to send a car to pick us up from the airport as arranged. After enduring an hour taxi ride with a driver who got lost (and this using the pre-pay taxi stand in the airport!), we eventually got to the hotel. The first task was to actually convince the staff that we had booked a car at all! When they eventually checked their details and realised their mistake, they upgraded us to a suite which looked newly re-furbished. After this bad start, things got much better. The hotel is a vague throwback to a bygone age. A nice cold Kingfisher in the Cavalry Bar to take the edge off the heat of the day is a very acceptable way to spend time. The lunch buffet in the main restaurant is pretty basic and not worth the money - stick to eating in the terrace cafe. The staff were very friendly and very helpful and, when we stayed there again at the end of our holiday, they put us back in the same suite room at no extra cost. The room itself was quite modern with flat screen TV's in the bedroom and the living area and the biggest most comfortable pillows I have ever slept on. The bathroom was well appointed with a large walk in shower and a nice big bath. Everything was spotlessly clean and, after the early difficulty, it was a joy to stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

I was all excited to enjoy this hotel, as it looks really nice from the pictures. And it actually may good potentials, if you do not mind being about 8 kms. from New Delhi. I decided to go all this way from New Delhi, but, it has been a disappointing experience. I was put into a room that had no windows, as the only source of natural light was a small window made of frosted glass that was giving to the corridor !!! As a moring surprise, I wanted to use the kettle and it did not work.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

The superior rooms look terrible, without windows and not renovated. The better rooms are wonderful with old fashioned, beautiful bathrooms, and stylish decorated rooms with an extra living room. Complain, it's worth it!
The breakfast's not bad, nothing special. The location in the north of delhi's ok, but it's actually better to stay in the south, closer to the centre. If you're planning to go to Agra with the train - highly recommended - than this is the right place for you, because it's not too far from the station and the train's leaving very early in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2009

We had booked superior rooms for our three day stay, (not sure why they're called superior as they were the cheapest rooms!), however we were delighted to be upgraded to deluxe suites, which were lovely; a huge bedroom with TV, ensuite luxury bathroom, and a large walk-in wardrobe as well as an even bigger lounge, with sofas, another TV, tea & coffee facilities, minibar etc. All rooms had large windows, but with frosted glass, as they opened onto a wide communal veranda, but as the rooms were light and airy this did not bother us at all. The hotel dates back to the "days of the Raj" and is a lovely old white building, but the interior furnishings although very smart and plush and all immaculately clean were very "corporate chain hotel" style, no real flavour of India inside at all. However as we were to discover on the rest of our trip, traditional rajasthani beds are very hard, so the Maiden's well-sprung mattresses, crisp linen sheets and fluffy pillows were a luxury we missed later on! Travelling with two young teenagers we wanted to have a relaxing holiday as well as enjoying the cultural highlights, so throughout our trip we chose hotels with pools where possible. After a cold wet March in Kent and a long overnight flight, we enjoyed our first day in India relaxing in the hot sun by the Maidens hotel swimming pool. It was deserted apart from us, beautifully warm and clean and set in charming lush gardens. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly, helpful and welcoming. They helped us plan our excursions, arranged transfers and gave useful advice. We did not use the restaurant much as it was ridiculously expensive for India. Of course, big hotels do charge over the odds, but 4 burgers and cokes cost £40. When you have to rely on bottled water for all drinks and cleaning teeth we rather resented paying £1.50 a litre, when it was about 12p in the local shops. Having said that the food and service were both very good.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a custom tailored tour of India. We had a suite room which was very large, which included a double bed, 2 flat screen TVs, desk, couch, chairs, tables, huge walk-in closet, and huge bathroom. Amenities included robes, slippers, bath products and daily newspaper. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a large outdoor pool. The hotel has lots of security, both roaming and stationary. All cars are checked before entering hotel grounds. Our breakfast was included with the room each morning and was served in a small room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast included eggs cooked to order, toast, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea, and several local Indian dishes. While we were only in the hotel early mornings and late evenings, we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and service.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2009

There are few places worth staying in Old Delhi but Oberoi Maidens is an exception. The staff were very accommodating in trying to organise an early check in for us and as a result we got one of the suites with a separate living space. The room is very well appointed, as is the bathroom with a separate walk in shower. We found the staff to be very helpful and loved the location of the hotel just minutes from the noise and bustle of Old Delhi. There is also a pool which offers a refuge when it all gets a bit too much. My only criticism is that the restaurant, though good, is incredibly expensive for India - and not that far off attaining London prices.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 Shamnath Marg, New Delhi 110054, India
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:
#8 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: $135 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maidens Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 55
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