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
I and my team enjoyed staying with you, we enjoyed the hotel and its fully equipped rooms and would like to thank you for your great service and attention during our stay at the Obeoi hotel( New Delhi) .
everything has been thought of to make our stay exceptional.
My wife and I only stayed here for one night but it hugely exceeded our expectations, The technology in the room is breathtakingly good and everything was so luxurious. An iPad controls YouTube, Netflix and Amazon as well as tv and also lighting, room controls etc. Wonderfully equipped bathroom too. Great drink and nibbles on the rooftop bar and excellent service throughout the hotel. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a suite and we only wished we could have stayed longer,
I have travelled to many countries around the globe and stayed at many hotels. The Oberoi in New Delhi, however, was simply the best. From the amazing hospitality we received as we walked through the front door to the smile that everyone had was just exceptional. I can't say enough about this hotel. It has undergone some amazing renovations in the last year and the rooms are more modern than any other that I have been in. Essentially, everything has been thought of to make our stay exceptional.
The Oberoi, undeniable the style icon of New Delhi. Reopened after a two-year refurbishment, has had an unassailable reputation as a great Indian hotel – especially for European traveler. Bill Gates, Giorgio Armani and the Dalai Lama, who celebrated his 80th birthday here, have all been here.
Set in more than five acres of land, with attractive gardens, it's off a busy road in one of Delhi's most fashionable areas, though traffic noise doesn't impinge. Here you in the middle of everything.
With sleek glamour, high end interior design and a amazing hospitality – The Oberoi keeps his promise to deliver the best service in the world.
The hotel is decorated in a mixture by Indian antiques and contemporary artwork. Nothing loud or irritating obstructs the eye. The marble lobby, overlooking cobalt-blue pools in the garden, is lined with shops. The creamy interiors of the public spaces are filled with custom-built furniture in oak and teak, in contrast to the bedrooms with their turquoise walls, peacock-blue cushions and hand-tufted rugs. All smoothly blending into the overall trendy and stylish approach.
The 220 generously-sized rooms (including 34 suites) have huge picture windows, desks, armchairs, iPad docking stations, televisions and Nespresso machines. Many rooms overlook the densely wooded greens of Delhi Golf Course; others have fine views of Humayun's Tomb, one of the city's prime attractions. You will not miss a thing here at your room and all amenities to your convenience.
The elegant staff is most friendly and helpful and equipped with manners – from the old school. Impeccably helpful and attentive – you find service at its highest level.
The spa has six treatment rooms, with holistic massage and aromatherapy (I resisted the Ultimate La Prairie Signature Gentlemen Facial) and there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a ballroom and a business centre with meeting rooms.
There are three restaurants, always packed and with most delightful food. The fine-dining Omya (it means “beautiful”) has outstanding 'contemporary Indian' menus created by London-based Alfred Prasad, the youngest Indian chef with a Michelin star.
Another Michelin-starred chef, Andrew Wong (of London's A. Wong restaurant) supervises Baoshuan, the rooftop Chinese restaurant, and there's excellent international cuisine at the rightly popular threesixty°. Lavish buffet breakfasts are served here, with a choice of 11 teas. There's also a rooftop bar with fine views and music (until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights). The breakfast is amazing and offers a international world wide food experience.
Foodies head to Omya for Indian cooking by Alfred Prasad (formerly of London’s Michelin-starred Tamarind) and Chinese restaurant Baoshuan for spicy tempura lamb. Head concierge Kartikeya Kapur knows every inch of the city, and will point you towards nearby Mehar Chand Market to pick up leather goods at Nappa Dori.
The spacious pool with dedicated service invites for a swim or sunbath. The amazing spa with stylish antique furniture, a remarkable spot, where you can go for a with blissful La Prairie facial.
The Oberoi again is a landmark in Delhi and you need to pay it a visit. Highly recommended to all travelers who go for the extraordinary!
The hotel looks beautiful after the renovation. Service is incredible and it seems like there is always someone asking you if they can help. The main restaurant is good and service is especially good with staff remembering my name after only staying there one day. Rooftop bar is very hip and great views Seems to be where the beautiful people of Delhi congregate. The gym is fully equipped and pristine. Definitely the best luxury hotel in Delhi from what I’ve experienced. Love the Taj but it also needs to update itself to match the Oberoi.