Delhi’s best hotels aren’t cheap, but they can be very luxurious, and service is generally of a high standard. Although with so many new properties opening as India’s economy rapidly expands, training has become harder and it's even more important to do your research before you arrive.
Delhi’s best hotels can be divided into ‘modern’ classics and ‘heritage hotels’, which we list below, plus one or two contemporary newcomers.
If you can’t find your idea of the best place to stay in Delhi on our list of Delhi’s Best Hotels, you could:
Modern, slick minimalism with fantastic attention to detail at this guesthouse hotel. Mirrored mosaics, natural light, marble floors, and vibrant colours. Excellent value for money in this boutique.
Colourful hotel near trendy Hauz Khas. Unique rooms feature bright wallpapers, silk furnishings and modern bathrooms. Spa and massage treatments, terrace. Restaurant serves great Indian and Chinese dishes. A central and characterful hotel from which to explore India's capital.
Delhi (Sadar Patel Marg)
A top address, known as Delhi’s gourmet hotel - renowned Bukhara serves northwest frontier tandoori food. Superb spa and rooftop pool, classically elegant rooms, and majestic dining area and lobby. Luxurious facilities with bags of character.
Delhi's oldest heritage hotel set in a tranquil haven of gardens and shady trees. Enormous rooms and a wonderful sit out terrace. Value for money in a peaceful spot, but still within walking distance of Mughal monuments and shopping in Chandni Chowk.
Classic, calm address in Lutyen's Delhi. A haven of peace and relaxation set in three acres of gardens with a lovely pool area. Contemporary classic reception rooms and minimalist rooms and suites. Beautiful zen spa, excellent restaurants and extensive business/banqueting areas. The lap of luxury.
The least expensive of the Taj group's three properties in Delhi, but by no means lesser value. Its old world charm and colonial heritage make it a delightful place to stay. Huge rooms with balconies, marble floors, teak panelling. For business and pleasure.
Delhi (Diplomatic Enclave)
A gorgeous new addition to Delhi’s luxury hotels in a superb location. An iconic palace style hotel in characterful grandeur - columns, marble floors, enormous spaces. Elegant rooms, fantastic spa, and a fabulous selection of world-class cuisine. Perfect for business or leisure.
Iconic Delhi hotel harking back to the days of Nehru and Gandhi. Sensitively updated for modern age comforts in synergy with its colonial and Art Deco foundations. Marble floors, teak furniture, and white-washed elegance. Fantastic restaurant and spa too.
A stylish, individual, and characterful home from home set in a quiet West Delhi suburb. Clean chic rooms and a wonderful roof top restaurant - great value for money. A very charming spot for a gourmet city stay.
Old style colonial charm - a rural idyll located in the area known as Lutyen's Delhi amidst acres of gardens close to Khan market and Lodhi Gardens. Lovely outdoor dining terrace, swimming pool and large, simple bedrooms. A peaceful hideaway from the bustle of Delhi. Home cooked food is served.
Delhi (Pragati Vihar)
Formerly an Aman, following its renovation, this hotel had a lot to live up to. Its style is modern Indian: ornate lattice is worked into geometric shapes, huge rooms combine contemporary furnishings with silk and the odd elephant print. There is a gourmet restaurant, idyllic pool and fabulous spa.
Delhi (Golf Links)
So much more than just a business hotel this property provides exceptional service to all its discerning guests. Rooms are decorated in dark woods and rich colours in an elegant, contemporary Indian style and feature excellent bathrooms and views. A myriad of dining options, a spa and two pools.