The Taj rooms are beautiful. My favorite part of the room is the glassed bathroom with both a tub and a shower.
Service-wise, you are offered fruit and tea or coffee to your room when you first check in, which is a very nice touch.
In regards to the location of the hotel, there isn't much going on around. It is long stretched of roads surrounded by walled in embassy buildings, so there isn't much to look at except for walls.
The hotel is very big with hundreds of rooms, too big for me, but despite this, the overall service manages to make it feel more personal.
One brilliant move on the part of this hotel is the universal power outlets that don't require a power converter (certainly not for American electronics that I had with me). BRILLIANT!
Two negative things: One thing I noticed is that during breakfast, not everyone got the same level of attentiveness and service.
Second negative thing is that at a hotel of this caliber, it is truly irritating to have to be nickeled and dimed in regards to wifi usage. Wifi should be free or already built into the hotel price, not $12 for 24 hours (Jan 20th, 2012). Although the welcome tea is a very, very nice and settling gesture, I would forgo that for free, strong wifi.
Despite this, this is definitely a 5 star hotel, but the two negatives mentioned above and the boring surroundings and the big size of the hotel makes it more of a 4.5 star establishment to me. The hotel is very shielded from the craziness of Delhi outside, which can be a good thing based on your perspective.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern crescent-shaped hotel situated on 6 acres in the diplomatic enclave, 15 minutes from city center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Palace New Delhi
- Hotel Taj Palace
- Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi
- Hotel Taj Mahal Palace
- The Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi
- Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
- The Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi