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
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
Parking on site
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Sleek 15-room boutique in South Delhi with an ayurvedic spa and a top-notch restaurant
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.