What We Love
- Some rooms come with outdoor courtyards or terraces
- Yoga and meditation on the terrace or lawn
- The Indian Accent restaurant is a highlight
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- An intimate escape with just 15 rooms
- Sprawling Delhi is best navigated by car, but traffic is very heavy; leave time when traveling
- Guests booking a three night standard rate stay between October 15 2015 and March 31 2016 receive a free airport transfer
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a tree-lined street in the residential neighborhood of Friends Colony, the Manor Hotel is a calm escape in dizzying Delhi. Housed in a modern bungalow, the 15-room boutique property feels intimate and peaceful, just the kind of place you’d want to return to after a day of touring the city’s sights, from the Qutb Minar to the Red Fort. Clean lines, mod design and several uniquely Indian touches set the tone. The sun-filled lobby invites guests to linger, with photography books and games like chess, as does the upstairs terrace, where sipping cocktails at dusk is almost mandatory.
Bed and Bath
The 15 guestrooms at this former Aman property are outfitted with dark wood furnishings, hardwood floors and deep soaking tubs or green granite showers. Some feature Murano glass lamps and black-and-white photos on the walls, while the lime-green and gray bed linens provide subtle pops of color. The rooms are relatively small (starting at 140 square feet), but all come with some outdoor space. Manor Rooms and Manor Junior Suites have private courtyards, while Manor Suites have private terraces.
The crown jewel is the Indian Accent restaurant and patio, from which you might spot parrots or other birds dotting the back lawn, which is full of hibiscus flowers. Start the day by mapping out your sightseeing over a hot breakfast of parathas (potato-stuffed breads), dosas and toast with fruit jam. Come dinner, dig into chef Manish Mehrotra’s innovative menu, which features such dishes as kashiphal and coconut shorba with basil oil, and homemade paneer lasagna. The Zehen spa is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offers a range of holistic healing therapies, ayurvedic treatments and yoga sessions.
In the Area
Go on one of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage’s weekend walks through city districts such as Chandni Chowk, a vibrant thoroughfare-cum-street-bazaar in Old Delhi. Delhi is known more for historic sights than green spaces, but the Garden of Five Senses and its central Khas Bagh is a local favorite for escaping the crowds. Climb the minarets at the red sandstone and marble Jama Masjid, the country’s largest mosque, commissioned by Shah Jahan, who also commissioned that other famous building, the Taj Mahal.
How to Get There
We had the most amazing day at The Manor! My girlfriend and I came here for a few nights and it was the perfect getaway in the busy city. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious clean and comfortable. The best part of the hotel was the amazing food! The restaurants were exceptional and we were happy to eat here every night. Also, the hotel had fast speed wifi which was perfect for us as we travel and work! We will definitely be back the next time we are in New Delhi!
When you are driving towards the hotel you won't think that such a beautiful building can stand in this neighborhood of Delhi. When you arrive you are checked in within seconds and they will directly show the rooms which are suburb. The bathroom is very good. With a rain shower and a bath tub. The bed is laying verry comfortably En the couch is also great. However it can be verry hot in the room when you arrive, the airco is taking care of that, and the room temperature will be better within 10 min. The restaurant in the hotel must get a Michelin star soon. The food is so good, flavourfull, cooked to perfection and a real surprise in your mouth. The hospitality of the staff is also verry good and they are willing to take all the feedback you have. The garden is beautiful as well however we kind of missed a place we're you could sit dry when it rains to read a book or something. Overall this was a great experience. When you want to have a great hotel in Delhi, this is the one!
As a MODERNIST, I get my hair blown back by clean lines and a well thought out design. This place is tops. Always on the list of best hotels in the world, this takes things to the next level. when you couple the lush layout with Indian Accent you get the best food and lodging in India, and quite possibly the world.