The Roseate New Delhi
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, a welcome drink, a free fruit basket and two pieces of laundry per day are included in the rate
- 11 of the 50 guestrooms have direct access to the pool from private sundecks
- Ayurvedic, Swedish and Thai treatments available at the spa
- Free WiFi and "lifestyle executives" on call 24/7 from anywhere on the grounds
What To Know
- The compound is isolated; you’ll need a taxi to reach the city sights. Alternative dining options are around a 15-20 minute taxi ride away
- Indira Gandhi International Airport is four miles away; although some noise from the runway may be heard, the piped music around the pool keeps it at bay
- A luxury tax, per room, per night, will be collected at the property
- Chi Ni restaurant is open for dinner only (Monday to Thursday) and lunch and dinner (Friday to Sunday)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set in lush grounds dotted with frangipani and mango trees, the Dusit Devarana is a hip hideaway a 15-minute drive from South Delhi’s swank restaurants and boutiques. This two-story hotel is defined by water; pools of aquamarine, violet and indigo dot the eight-acre grounds, and immense sandstone pillars inspired by Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves contrast with the natural elements. The curvaceous polished concrete public spaces showcase epic art installations, including a revolving elliptical metalwork disc suspended over the foyer.
Bed and Bath
All 50 guestrooms are an expansive 646 square feet, and plum tones add warmth to wood-paneled or white marble interiors. Garden rooms have vast picture windows that look out at prehistoric-size leaves, while privacy screens slide into place to conceal a free-standing bathtub and glass-walled rain shower. Devarana rooms feature steam showers and sunken baths adorned with Asprey toiletries by the window.
In the morning you can have the Olympic-size mosaic-tiled pool to yourself, or start the day with a stretch at the yoga pavilion adjacent to the spa, which offers traditional ayurvedic treatments. The modernist Iah Bar is a delight, with a maharajah-size hammock and patio seating. The all-day Kiyan restaurant serves continental, Indian and Far Eastern dishes. Dining is either indoors, illuminated by sultry backlit amethyst panels, or alfresco by the lantern-lit water. Breakfast covers all bases, but the hot Indian buffet is a chance to try the perfect uttapam or paratha. Alternatively, head to Chi Ni restaurant which boasts a Michelin Starred chef and serves Chinese specialties.
In the Area
It’s a short cab ride to the 12th-century masterpiece the Qutub Minar, a 240-foot-high minaret symbol of victory. It’s also just 20 minutes to Hauz Khas Village (HKV to locals), where rooftop bars and restaurants attract the city’s socialites, alongside a bohemian crowd. Seek out Gunpowder restaurant for authentic cuisine from Andhra Pradesh, and dip into the shabby alleys for boutiques, galleries and quirky coffee shops. For a royal experience of the city, the hotel has a vintage car for tours to the Mughal monuments — don’t miss recently restored Humayun’s Tomb, and Shah Jahan’s Red Fort — and Edwin Lutyens’s equally majestic New Delhi.