ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Retreat, Gurgaon
What We Love
- Over-the-top design that is reminiscent of the grand palaces and forts of Rajasthan
- The holistic Ayurveda spa brings together the best of India's wellness traditions
- The seven-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course
- Kaya Kelp spa includes a vitality pool, juice bar and daily yoga practice
- With five restaurant experiences, you'll never need to leave the property
What To Know
- Suites have rich colors and textures, vibrant artworks, carved wooden beds and furnishings that nod to the country's colonial era styles
- There’s a great kids' program available
- The resort is situated around 28 miles from New Delhi, and just 10 from India's silicon valley, Gurgaon
- Golf is a big focus here, and the course surrounds the property
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 104 all-suite palace in the “Golden Triangle” — a tourism route that encompasses Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – offers a taste of Old World India that feels a world away from the chaotic energy of the nearby Indian capital. The style is reminiscent of the grand palaces and forts of Rajasthan (with more than a little hint of the Taj Mahal), featuring grand buildings, manicured gardens and soothing water features. Suites are a far cry from the current five-star tendency towards muted palettes; instead, luxuriate in rich colors and textures and vibrant artworks, carved wooden beds and furnishings that nod to the country’s colonial era styles. Prepare to be spoiled for choice in the dining department: choose from international classics in The India Room, locally inspired Mewati barbecues at Apas Promenade or Swasthya Cuisine at Aravali Pavilion – based on a philosophy of eating the right combination of foods to enhance ‘sirath’ (internal beauty) and ‘surat’ (external beauty). If you’re looking for some suds, mosey into the Peacock Bar, where bartenders practice what they call “molecular mixology” to create one-of-a-kind cocktails. Detox later at the Kaya Kelp spa, a regal retreat that includes a vitality pool, juice bar and daily yoga practice.
In the Area
While the designing principle at Grand Bharat is to keep guests happily occupied on the grounds, there are diversions aplenty in the surrounding ranges as well. Sign up for a day of gung ho adventures at Camp Wild, near Mangar village on the border of Gurgaon and Faridabad: Day trippers can join activities like rock climbing, hiking, rapelling and ATV rides. In Gurgaon, marvel at Qutub Khan’s Tomb, a 12th century tower and mosque built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. While in town, peruse the collection at the Devi Art Foundation, a superbly curated collection of contemporary Indian art. Then stop in for some top-notch Indian and Pakistani fare at Coriander Leaf, considered by many the best eating in Gurgaon.
How to Get There
check in process very good ,rooms are cozy ,I had golf facing suit no.4005 ,fridge had only soft drinks, no juice or snacks, complementary fruit of OK quality, Bed and pillow are excellent quality, towels were not dry but overall good ambiance and food.My grey samsonite bag was misplaced by their staff and got after 5 hours due to my non-stop vigrous follow up so do not handover your luggage to staff,keep with you only as it is huge property so takes long long time to search though staff had tried their best
Was at this boutique all-suite resort property last week for a corporate do. Built like a palace, in the outskirts of Gurgaon this is a perfect weekend getaway for the entire family. The sprawling property is in the middle of lush greenery and boasts of three championship level golf courses! On arrival you will be taken by a golf cart to your suite which could be a 10 minute walk.
You can choose between the swimming pool suite (semi private) or a terrace suite. The rooms are well appointed with a living room area that opens out into a pool deck or a terrace balcony. Furnishings and facilities in the room are top-notch and befitting of royalty. A full sized bath-tub is standard in every suite with a host of bath amenities. Very impressed.
The only thing that ruined my experience on the day of departure were the incessant phone calls to the room to check my time of departure, the first one being at 11am. When I politely informed them that I have a flight at 3pm and I will depart at about 1pm, I was “reminded” that the official check our time was 12. That by itself is condescending if not downright rude especially for a property that prides itself on the “experience” and implores upon you to “rediscover” your inner self. The lady on the line then explains that they are sold out for the day and I must leave at 12. So much for the “experience” and contemplation!
When I insist on leaving at 1pm after having reminded her of who she’s speaking with, he hastily retreats and says she’ll call me again. She calls again promptly, this time apologising profusely and mentioning that I can check out whenever it’s convenient. That, I thought was appropriate and I then explain to her that in all probability I will leave at 1 pm as I have no desire to miss my flight. Just at about 1 pm, another person who identified himself as Rahul calls again and asks me if I’m about to leave. Wow! Really?! Talk about being persistent.
I can fully understand this behaviour coming from a cheap budget hotel staff. But coming from a premier property such as the ITC grand Bharat, I must say that I’m appalled. After paying north of what constitutes yearly salary for most Indian middle class for a night’s stay, the last thing on your mind is to have people call your room to ask you to leave.
While it’s a great property to head to for the weekend after a gruelling work-week in Delhi/NCR, beware of some curtness from untrained staff.
The property is beautiful but the staff is not at all courteous with there guests, even the guards have no manner to speak. The hotel staff is of an attitude that it is there property and they are not ready to compromise with you for even a bit in order to take care of your wishes for your stay. The staff is LAZY ADAMANT and ARROGANT in behavior. I would not at all recommend anyone to visit them and waste your money and also spoil your mood.
It’s a beautiful property around Delhi. Great place for the weekend with family !! Food was amazing and Mr. Bablu’s hospitality towards my family was excellent !
Rooms - must take the room with gazebo for a private sit out in the evening . And summers - the pool view room is amazing. The food near the pool side was amazing. We had angoori boti and paneer Angara which is a must.
Me and my wife chose to stay for one night in the amazing property in all respects. It was a memorable experience. Special thanks to Mr. Manav who attended us very well and took care of our small small requests.