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).
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Our stay was amazing. The room was very well presented and the facilities were outstanding. The breakfast was delicious and a must try is the avocato toast. The staff was very friendly and the restaurants always presented us tasty food. The swimming pool had a nice touch as it plays music bellow water. I loved our stay. Thank you Oberoi for welcomming us so nicely in Delhi.
Since the moment i entered this hotel.. it was like I've entered into a completely different world.. the hospitality of this hotel makes you feel so special .. incredibly attentive and helpful staff who will go beyond their limits to make your stay comfortable!!
Amazing! Thank you so much for this memorable experience!
Fantastic hotel with incredible service, wonderful staff (seriously attentive !). Loved the pool, steam room and Private Lounge. Great breakfast. Incredibly efficient staff. They welcomed us with Birthday Cake and Rose Petals in our bath and we had a surprise complimentary upgrade on the room.
Best in class
Wonderful hotel where time stops still. This hotel underwent a recent renovation which was well worth the investment. It is clean, beautifully decorated with friendly, helpful staff. Surrounded by a luscious garden and golf course, the hotel also boasts a swimming pool. Food is good too - try the buffet in the 360 restaurant. Highly recommended.
Family stayed for one night in transit from visiting other parts of India. This hotel was amazing. Excellent staff were helpful. The car service to/from DEL airport was seamless and comfortable. Pool area was relaxing. Rooftop bar fun. (Only ding was maybe turn the music from the club down a little bit at night as could hear it in hotel room.) Service was all Oberoi. Would definitely stay here next time we are in Delhi.