The Oberoi, New Delhi
What We Love
- The rooftop Cantonese restaurant, Taipan, has amazing views of the city
- The lobby patisserie and delicatessen sells croissants rivaling any in Paris
- Walking distance to Humayun’s Tomb, an excellent example of early Mughal architecture
- Spa therapists are rigorously trained in both Western and Eastern techniques
What To Know
- Popular with business travelers
- The location is in the heart of downtown, but you’ll still need a car or taxi to get anywhere
- The concierge will arrange for a car and driver for you to tour the best of Delhi
- Be sure to drink only bottled water
- Golf Course
In New Delhi cars and trucks and sacred cows jockey for position on the streets, and everywhere you go you’re assaulted by blaring horns, noisy sirens and the occasional moo. But enter the five-star, 282-room Oberoi, smack in the heart of the city, and you’re immediately soothed by the calm of the lobby, the scent of fresh flowers and the smiles of the friendly staff. Repeatedly a contender for the title of best hotel in India for its opulent decor (paneling, pillars and chandeliers) and superlative service, this elegant property was the first hotel in the world to introduce 24-hour personal butler service.
Bed and Bath
All the rooms are comfortable and spacious, if a bit typical for a modern luxury hotel, decorated in muted colors and contemporary furnishings. But each one features a large picture window that provides great views of the city, including the lush Delhi Golf Course behind the hotel. A pillow menu, a choice of daily newspaper and a DVD player all come standard. The snug granite bathrooms are stocked with signature Oberoi toiletries.
New Delhi has a subtropical climate, so take advantage of the Oberoi’s impressive outdoor pool, with its 20 chaise longues under umbrellas. You might also want to try an Ayurvedic treatment at the 9,000-square-foot spa, which follows ancient Indian holistic traditions that have been around for 5,000 years. The dining options include Travertino, an upscale Italian restaurant, various Asian cuisines (sushi, tandoori) and Taipan, an award-winning Cantonese restaurant up on the roof. Oddly enough, if you want real Indian food you’ll have to explore the town. Luckily, the Oberoi is smack in the middle of all the best shopping and dining in the city, and everything is just a quick cab ride away.
In the Area
Many guestrooms overlook Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century example of Mughal architecture. It’s as beautiful as the Taj Mahal. Go see it up close. Dilli Haat Marketplace is a permanent food plaza and craft bazaar that sells wares from all over India. For jewelry, mosaics, hand-painted boxes, furniture and art, head to Cottage Industries Exposition Ltd. It’s all authentic, and they’ll ship your purchases home. Shop for fresh spices and the best teas at Mehar Chand & Sons, in the Old Delhi market. Hidden in a courtyard in Kinari Bazaar is Akhil Nahar, which has the finest semiprecious gems at wholesale prices (they’ll make you jewelry, as well).
How to Get There
The Oberoi New Delhi is by far one of the best hotels I have stayed in.
From the minute we arrived to the day of checkout the service was perfect. We were greeted with a beautiful bouquet of roses a cake for my birthday. The room was pristine and the team went above and beyond for every request we asked.
My partner unfortunately felt unwell on our last day and we were so grateful to the team especially Chef Deep who made up a helpful remedy to take on our journey along with a box of treats for myself.
I have to mention the executive lounge was very pleasant to sit and enjoy a few canapes and a champagne or too. The team are very generous and keep the variety of delicious complimentary canapes flowing (this is only available complimentary if you are staying in a suite).
You can control the whole room from an IPad including viewing who is at your door, blind controls, lighting, request a film and complimentary popcorn was delivered.
The whole team at Oberoi New Delhi made us feel very welcome and comfortable including the greeting from the General Manager on our arrival.
Oberoi you are the best thank you for making our holiday special ???? from Mr Badhan & Miss Olliver
Luxurious comfort and wonderful service .
Excellent restaurants and the most comfortable beds !
Spacious rooms and attentive staff - tranquil atmosphere and beautiful surroundings..... enjoying our visit thoroughly .
Beautiful both oberoi downtown and the one near the airport clean Modern. The restaurant the one near the airport amazing. You have all type of food to. Choose from oberoi downtown has a Michelin star great ambience
Both are family a and business oriented
Magnificent view and modern features
The personnel amazing and very friendly
I do recommend this place with my eyes close
Oberoi are five stars and I can say also it can be 6 star hotel
Thank you for making our stay so agreeable and friendly