We were in Delhi for the inaugaral F1 Grandprix and stayed at the hotel between the 28th and 31st of October 2011.
The hotel is located in a quiet by-lane just behind the Lalit hotel. Makes for a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. Its a 2 minute walk from Connaught Place and 5 minute walk from the metro station. Its a neat, clean, no fuss, hotel. The rooms are reasonably spacious, very clean and well equiped. The toilets too are extremely clean and good.
The Staff are friendly and serve you willingly irrespective of the time of your request. Something that is very very rare to find in such hotels usually. We checked in at 5am on 29th Oct into the room booked for 4pm checkin on 28th Oct!!!. They didnt make a fuss about the late check-in and were very pleasant when we eventually did.
The information you get from the staff and reception about where to explore for local food and shopping is very reliable and satisfactory.
If compelled to cribb, then the only points are that the plug points in the room are oddly located and there are no hooks in the bathroom to hang your clothes on!!! It doesnt have a swimming pool or gym but we werent looking for a hotel with either of these faclilities so it didnt matter. And, oh yes, I almost forgot, there is a railway line that's very close to the rear of the hotel. Avoid rooms there, but even there the windows are suitably re-inforced and cut out most of the noise from the few trains that occasionally toot a little too much!!! :-)
The food is also good at the hotel. we only had the starters and didnt consume anything else as we wanted to explore the local street food of the city.
The dust in Delhi afforded me a sore-throat that nearly ruined my trip. The kitchen staff willingly cooked up a brew made of honey, cinnanmon and ginger to soothe the irritation. I thought that was extremely thoughtful.
You can book directly or through some of the travel sites. We booked through cleartrip and were very happy with the rates we got. When booking you can speak to the GM of the hotel, a Mr.George, and he will put together a suitably priced package.
In short, a great place for business, transit or leisure travellers lookiing for a reasonably priced, centrally located, comfortable and hospitable place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the peerless world of hospitality, Hotel Emarald brings best 3 star hotels in Delhi in the class facilities for business and leisure travellers from across the world. The Luxury Hotel in Delhi is carefully designed keeping in mind the needs of guests and are elegantly furnished with all the essential modern amenities. Luxury hotel Emarald is centrally located in Delhi at Connaught Place, New Delhi's prime shopping and business hub. The strategic location provides easy access to all the major destination of the cities, which makes it a visitor's delight. In addition, it provides advantage of being in close proximity to New Delhi airports and railway stations. New Delhi is the vibrant capital city of world's largest democracy, India. Being the third largest city of India, New Delhi is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi and serves as the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Emerald is one of the finest Luxury class hotels in the Capital city. Situated at the heart of New Delhi, Emarald Hotel is located in an extremely accessible commercial spot. Founded on the concept of value for money, the luxury hotel provides accommodation in well-appointed rooms with all the basic facilities for the guests' utmost convenience. Every room is tastefully furnished in an Indo-western style with comfortable setting and large windows. Here the guests can experience a very sophisticated cosmopolitan atmosphere with dedicated services that makes every stay a memorable one. ... more less
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