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Be brave and dive right into the cacophony of the senses that is Delhi and you'll find there's even more to this city than the sprawling, chaotic, incoherent, colourful, historic wonder you've been promised. Delhi can be confronting. But hold your nerve, join the current and you'll discover the gems of both old and new Delhi. Many of the best places to stay in Delhi are centrally located and are the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating city. But if you prefer a quieter neighbourhood we have a couple of suggestions in more residential suburbs, and if you need to be near the aiport we've found a charming property close by that's the perfect foil for the usual soulless options that you find by the transport hubs.
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Today, navigating this sprawling city is actually pretty easy. As you exit the airport you’ll find an entire of government taxis, ready to take you wherever you need to go for a few hundred rupees. Alternatively, you can be in central Delhi in under an hour and for less than 100 rupees if you travel by metro. Once there you can get about by tuk-tuk and taxi for a nominal price.
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Where To Stay
- If you're interested in museums then consider staying to the north east of New Delhi, the city's centre, with a number located just south of Connaught Place.
- If you're here on business then Connaught Place is probably your best bet, though if you want to be closer to the airport you'll want to stay in the Sarojini Nagar district.
- Old Delhi is the best area for those wanting to see the Red Fort and take in the city's rich architecture.
What Not To Miss
- Be sure to visit The Red Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years. This historic spot is located in the centre of the city and houses a number of fascinating museums, as well as boasting lovely gardens to stroll around.
- The Qutab Minar is a 73 metre tall tower built in 1193 after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. Boasting 5 storeys (made with sandstone and marble) each with their own balcony, this sight offers wonderful views of the city. A great place to discover more about the area's history.
- Wander around the National Gandhi Museum and learn all about one of India's most famous sons. Full of private photos and details about the great man's life, this is a must see if you're in the area.
- Wander the tranquil gardens and final resting place of the Mughal Emporer Humayun at Humayun’s Tomb.
- Listen to the hypnotic qawaalis every Thursday evening at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
- Ascend the 40m high minaret at Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.
- Take langars at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi’s largest Sikh Temple
- Explore Old Delhi: the beating heart of the historic city and where life exists on the street. A throng of bazaars, from its Sunday book market, to the early morning flower market, the pungent spice market and colourful wedding street.
- An oasis in the city, get lost in Lodhi Gardens amidst centuries old Mughal tombs and an abundance of birdlife
- New Delhiites number one choice for boutique shopping, Khan Market, has plenty of cafes, restaurant and bars.
The best places to stay in Delhi may not be cheap, but they will be luxurious. Plus, service is generally of a very high standard.
Best places to stay in Delhi
In Old Delhi
Capital of Mughal India, renowned for its cuisine and where you will find the grand Red Fort.
- Maidens is Delhi's oldest heritage hotel, a tranquil haven amongst shady trees, but within walking distance of Mughal monuments and the shopping of Chandi Chowk.
- Fun and homely, B-19 is a guesthouse rather than a hotel, but they serve an excellent breakfast on their terrace, and you can order more meals if you wish. Each room has its own bathroom and private terrace - some with views of Humayum's Tomb.
- Bloom Rooms offers stylish and light-filled contemporary accommodation. The bathrooms include rain showers and what's more, it's walking distance from many of the city's wonderful attractions. A great base.
- The Amber is a sleek contemporary guesthouse with the feel of a 5* hotel! You'll find plenty of natural light, marble floors and vibrant colours in this boutique spot, plus it's ideally located for exploring Old Delhi.
- You couldn’t be more in the thick of it than at Haveli Dharampura. Nestled down a hidden gully, accessible only by foot, this 19th century property is one of a kind.
- The Grand, Delhi, is set amidst lush grounds and offers chic contemporary accommodation. Enjoy gourmet meals at their restaurants after a day out seeing the sights, most of which are located just a short walk away.
In New Delhi
The capital of Commonwealth India, the highlight here is Lutyens' magnificent Presidential Palace and Mughal Gardens.
- The Claridges is another classic, calm address in Lutyen's Delhi. Set in three acres in the diplomatic zone, this traditional lap of luxury is great if you're looking for somewhere to relax. As well as all the greenery and generous Indian hospitality, this hotel has a beautifully designed spa.
- The Vivanta by Taj Ambassador is an elegant 1950s building decorated with traditional elegance. The old colonial charms run to huge rooms and balconies, marble floors and teak panelling. You're also close to the peace of Lodi Gardens and the bustle of the Khan Market.
The Best Luxury Hotels in Delhi
- The Leela Palace is a grand, palace style hotel in the Diplomatic Enclave, with all the accoutrements of luxury you'd expect from a palace: marble floors and columns, elegant rooms, enormous public spaces and a world class spa.
- The Imperial dates from the days of Gandhi and Mountbattan, but has been modernised in a way which complements its colonial and Art Deco foundations. Floors are marble, furniture is teak, and there's a fantastic restaurant and spa. There's also a collection of over four thousand artworks and artefacts, some of them highly important. There are also shops, manicured lawns and a luxurious pool.
- The Sheraton Delhi offers classy accommodation with wonderful views across Jahanpanah City Forest. Featuring neutral palettes and Indian artworks on the walls, there are also all the mod cons that you could possibly ask for.
- The Taj Palace oozes 5* luxury - offering chic rooms complete with dark hued wood panelling, marble bathrooms and large beds. Unwind in the extensive spa after a day sightseeing and make the most out of having two of the city's top eateries right on your doorstep!
- The Lalit's rooms combine modern luxury with Indian finery in a superbly central location. Boasting a top restaurant, an outdoor pool and an Ayurvedic spa, it's a top-notch city stay.
- The Lodi is a stunning spot with a lovely modern Indian style - huge rooms featuring contemporary furnishings, silk and the odd piece of elephant print. Indulge in the luxurious spa before treating yourself at one of their three superb restaurants.
- The Roseate, an architectural delight, offers large contemporary rooms with sultry burgundy tones and deep baths. Located just outside the city, this tranquil oasis boasts a gorgeous pool amidst the garden's greenery and a wonderful restaurant. All-round excellence.
- The ITC Maurya Sheraton is known as Delhi's gourmet hotel. Its renowned restaurant, Bukhara serves northwest frontier tandoori food in majestic surroundings. This is also one of this city's finest and most famous.
- The Manor is a 1950s bungalow in a lovely residential area away from the hustle and bustle. A fantastic restaurant, Indian Accent, with fusion food, relaxing roof terrace, and leafy gardens.
- The Hyatt Regency is a wonderful spot for foodies, offering a wide variety of global treats dishes for breakfast and home to the excellent TKS teppanyaki restaurant. Moreover, they offer chic and spacious accommodation.
- The Claridges offers smart traditional accommodation set in three acres of gardens. It's also home to a number of fantastic restaurants, including Sevilla - Delhi's most renowned tapas spot and one of the city's best eateries!
- The Leela Palace exudes an air of grandeur with marble floors, rugs, ornate furnishings and chandeliers. Set in a suitably palatial building, it's also home to the Megu restaurant (widely renowned as the best sushi spot in the city) as well as three other top eateries! A truly divine spot.
For great value
Delhi has an ever growning range of excellent guesthouses, that are ideal for anyone who is watching their wallet.
- Haveli Hauz Khas boasts five boutique individually-decorated suites right around the corner from some of the city's hippest spots and bars. Unwind in the courtyard garden with a cup of chai after a day out sightseeing.
Near New Delhi Airport
- The anti-airport hotel Andaz Delhi embraces the city that it calls home. Chic rooms look out onto the runway whilst helpful staff serve up one of the tastiest breakfasts in town.
- Unapologetically indulgent Roseate House’s sultry interiors provide complete relaxation pre or post flight.
Prefer an apartment or villa?
- If you think a self-catering option would suit you best then browse through the wide variety available at our online partner, booking.com.
- International visitors should fly into Delhi Airport, 9 miles south-west of the city. From the airport, you can hop on the Delhi Metro Airport Express train line opearating from Terminal 3. Trains run every 10-15 minutes, take 20 minutes to reach their destination and cost just 60 rupees (75p!).
- The best time to visit Delhi is from between October and March, when the weather is at its least stifling - with an average daily temperature of 22°C in October and 25°C in March. During summer the temperature can rise up to 45°C, and monsoon season covers July, August and September so it's probably best to avoid those months! If you want to take advantage of off-season accommodation prices then iDelhi is also lovey during Winter, as the city's proximity to the Himalayas often covers it in a mysterious but enchanting fog.
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Best Hotels in Delhi
Bloom Rooms Delhi (Jangpura Extension) 39 rooms from £45Local exploring - Located in a leafy yet central corner of Delhi this property is within walking distance of Jangpura metroGreat walks - A sunset stroll through Lodhi Gardens is a favourite pastime of Delhiites.Sights nearby - Humayan's Tomb, Purana Qila and India Gate are all close by.Restaurant - There is a cafe serving light snacks.
A modern, spotlessly clean hotel providing professional service. Rooms are smallish but perfectly formed and decorated in fresh palettes of yellow and white. Bathrooms include rain-showers and complimentary toiletries. There is a library as well as a cafe serving light snacks. Simple yet stylish. See More
The Amber Delhi 19 rooms from £46Local markets - Dilli Haat sells food, gifts and textiles from around the country.Sights nearby - Built by Fariborz Sahba, The Lotus Temple is a sight to behold.Great walks - Take a guided food tour of Old Delhi.BoutiqueRecommended by - I Escape
Maidens Delhi 55 rooms from £66Local markets - The bustling market of Paharganj is great for jewellery and leather goods.Great walks - Around India Gate at sunset with an icecream in hand.Sights nearby - Old Delhi and Jama Masjid are closeby.Swimming Pool - Large Outdoor Pool
Ahuja Residency Delhi 15 rooms from £70Sights nearby - The Indian Habitat Centre and Crafts Museum (with the lovely Cafe Lota) are closeby.Local markets - Khan Market and Janpath are within easy reach.Great walks - Around Lodhi Gardens.Recommended by - Fodors
Colonel's Retreat Delhi 6 rooms from £71Local exploring - A perfectly located spot, in the heart of townValue chic - A great value stay in a great locationLocal markets - Defence Colony market is within walking distanceSights nearby - Humayan's Tomb is just a short drive away
A family-owned six-bedroom guesthouse, nestled in a quiet residential corner of leafy South Delhi. Rooms are decorated in yellows, blues, and greens with comfy mattresses and power showers. Each floor has its own sitting-room and you're within walking distance of shops and cafes. The perfect base. See More
Bungalow 99 Delhi 6 rooms from £78City Style - Chic boutique hotel in the heart of New DelhiLocal markets - Defence Colony market, with plenty of shops and cafes is within walking distanceSights nearby - Humayan's Tomb is just a short driveBoutique
The new, chic Bungalow 99, with six-bedrooms, offers everything the modern traveller needs and is a breath of fresh air in New Delhi. Clean, modern rooms provide the perfect base for exploring the city, whether travelling for work or pleasure. Open plan living means you'll feel right at home. See More
The Grand, Delhi Delhi (Delhi,) 390 rooms from £79Local exploring - Centrally located with many of Delhi's sights on your doorstepSights nearby - The 13th century Qutub Minar is worth a visitSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestaurant - Recommended.
Within easy reach of the airport and Delhi's sights The Grand is a convenient stay. An oasis like pool lies amidst luscious grounds - plus there is a great spa. Dining is a treat with all day dining at Cascade and Asian dishes at Caraway and Woktok. Rooms are clean and contemporary. See More
Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Delhi 400 rooms from £80Value chic - A great value stay conveniently located close to the airportSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestaurant - Recommended.Spa
On The House Delhi 8 rooms from £80Great walks - Early mornings in nearby Deer Park are truly magical.Local markets - Sarfdajung Market has plenty of shops and cafes.Sights nearby - The Mughal tomb of Sarfdajung is a must visit.Full of character
Charming homestay near historic Sarfdajung's Tomb. Individually decorated rooms are filled with Oriental and Indian knick-knacks. There is a well stocked library and sitting room for guests to congregate. A buffet breakfast is served and delicious home-cooked meals are available on request. See More
The Claridges Delhi 287 rooms from £82LuxuryGreat walks - Around historic Lodhi Gardens. Join in the morning for sunrise yoga.Local markets - Janpath market is great for picking up clothes and trinkets.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor Pools
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. See More
Sheraton Delhi Delhi (Saket) 220 rooms from £82Views - Great views from hotelLocal markets - Good for local colour.SpaRestaurant - Recommended.
Although part of this world renowned chain, Sheraton Delhi's interiors are unmistakably Indian. Rooms have neutral palettes, spiced up with Indian artworks and fabrics and those views across Jahanpanah City Forest. There is a pool with waterfall, spa and fitness centre as well as global dining. See More
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador Delhi 88 rooms from £88Great walks - Lodhi Gardens, located round the corner, boasts Mughal tombs and fantastic sunsets.Sights nearby - Humayan's Tomb, India Gate, Purana Qila, The Red Fort and much more are all close.Local markets - Khan market is moments away.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRecommended by - I Escape
Haveli Hauz Khas Delhi (Hauz Khas) 5 rooms from £89Local exploring - A stone's throw from Hauz Khas and its many shops and restaurantsValue chic - Excellent value, boutique accommodation, in a great part of townGreat walks - Around Hauz Khas Forest and its tombsFull of character
Haveli Dharampura Delhi (Dharam Pura) 13 rooms from £95Great walks - Delhi Heritage Walks and Delhi Food Walks - a great way to avoid getting lost!Sights nearby - Jama Masjid and The Red Fort are within walking distance.Local markets - Chandi Chowk, Delhi largest market, is on your doorstep.Full of character
One of a kind haveli located in the beating heart of chaotic Old Delhi. A haven of tranquility. Mughal style rooms feature ornate arches, stained glass windows and benefit from modern bathrooms. Traditional Indian dishes are beautifully presented and served with a modern twist. Divine. See More
b nineteen Delhi 6 rooms from £95Tennis - There are tennis courts in the colony which guests can use for a small fee.Sights nearby - Humayun's Tomb is moments away.Great walks - At nearby Lodhi Gardens.
Taj Palace Delhi (Diplomatic Enclave,) 402 rooms from £99Sights nearby - Nearby India Gate is an iconic spot. Make like the locals and go for an afternoon stroll, ice cream in hand.Local markets - Khan Market is awash designer jewellery boutiques and plenty of bars and restaurantsGreat walks - Amidst Lodhi Gardens' ancient tombsDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
The sort of five star luxury you would expect from a worldwide name like Taj. Boasting two of Delhi's finest restaurants and one of its best spas, Taj Palace only does things in the superlative. Gleaming rooms feature large beds and modern marble bathrooms. All this plus a huge outdoor pool. See More
The LaLiT Delhi (Connaught Place) 461 rooms from £100Local exploring - Located just moments from Barakhambha Road metro this property is ideal for getting around town.Local markets - You will find plenty of Indian handicrafts from all over the country at Dilli Haat.Sights nearby - Climb up the Jama Masjid's minaret for views across the entire city.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
The quirky Grill restaurant and Kitty Su inject some fun into this bastion of Delhi hospitality. Rooms are a blend of modern luxury and Indian finery including stonework floors, embroidered silks and artworks as well as marble bathrooms. There is an outdoor pool, gym and traditional Ayurvedic spa. See More
Roseate House Delhi 216 rooms from £110City Style - A new addition to Delhi's airport hotels and one of its most luxuriousSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Spa
The Hyatt Regency Delhi (Ring Road) 507 rooms from £111Local exploring - Located in the heart of Delhi this property is close to its sights.Local markets - Dilli Haat showcases arts and crafts from all over the country.Sights nearby - Qutab Minar with its impressive views is within easy reach.Opulent
A firm favourite amongst visitors to Delhi, The Hyatt Regency excels in its dining department. With a smorgasbord of global treats for breakfast and home to TKS teppanyaki restaurant. There is a spa, gym and pool for sunning. Bedrooms are spacious with a modern, neutral decor and large windows. See More
Andaz Delhi Delhi 401 rooms from £116City Style - The uber chic Andaz chain's latest editionSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.House party feel - Be prepared to meet people.
Delhi's trendiest new hotel, conveniently located right by the airport. Embracing the city and its location, the best rooms look out directly onto the runway. With arguably one of the tastiest breakfasts in town on offer, a pool, spa and achingly cool interiors this hotel is not to be missed. See More
ITC Maurya Delhi (Sadar Patel Marg) 415 rooms from £131Foodies - Home to the famous Bukhara restaurant.Tennis - There are tennis courts available for guests to use.Great walks - Sunset at Lodhi Gardens are particularly special.Local markets - Shopping in Janpath and Connaught Place.
The Lodhi Delhi (Pragati Vihar) 40 rooms from £140City Style - With sleek modern decor and geometric lines this property provides the ultimate in chic, city style.Local exploring - So many of Delhi's most iconic sights and attractions are within walking distanceGreat walks - Nearby Lodhi gardens, with their abundance of birdlife and wildlife (and dogs!) are perfect for an afternoon stroll.Sights nearby - Humayan's Tomb and the International Islamic Centre are within walking distanceRecommended by - Great Small Hotels , Mr & Mrs Smith
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. See More
JW Marriott Hotel Delhi 523 rooms from £141City Style - A luxurious stay in Delhi's AerocitySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestaurant - Recommended.Spa
Utterly lavish airport accommodation JW Marriott brings its international brand to Indira Gandhi International Airport. Rooms decorated in cream palettes with soft silks feature huge marble bathtubs. There are several fine dining restaurants, notable Akira Back serving Japanese and Korean dishes. See More
The Roseate, Delhi Delhi (Samalkha) 50 rooms from £152Total relaxation - An oasis located between bustling Delhi and GurgaonBirdwatching - The Sultanpur National Park is a great day out for bird spotting and picnics.Sights nearby - The ancient Islamic monument of Qutub Minar is within easy reach.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
Clean lines and modern architecture one could be visiting a Barbara Hepworth exhibition. Rooms are large and decorated in sultry burgundy notes and feature deep baths. Enjoy the fine dining, a world class spa and pool. Ideally located for Gurgaon, Delhi and the airport. Formerly Dusit Devarana. See More
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Delhi 270 rooms from £156City Style - A luxury option conveniently located for exploring both Delhi and the rest of IndiaFamilies - Home to the award winning Honk restaurantSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestaurant - Recommended.
The Oberoi Delhi Delhi (Golf Links) 283 rooms from £159Local exploring - Overlooking Delhi Golf Club and minutes from Delhi's famed sights of Lodi Gardens, Humayan's Tomb, and Sundar NurseriesBusiness meetings - Providing faultless, disreet service and top notch facilities, the Oberoi is a favourite amongst business travellersSpa breaks - Equipped with two pools, daily yoga, a fitness centre and a sought after spaGreat walks - Explore the city by foot on a Nizamuddin heritage walk or wander through the beautiful mughal Lodi Gardens or Sundar NurseriesRecommended by - Tablet
So much more than just a five-star chain, this property is renowned for its exceptional service. Rooms are bright and spacious with floor to ceiling windows and contemporary Indian style. The hotel boasts state of the art clean air technology as well as fabulous dining and spa facilities. See More
The Manor, Delhi Delhi 15 rooms from £160Local markets - At Chandi Chowk, one of the largest markets in Asia, you can buy almost anything.Tennis - The nearby Friend's Club has excellent tennis courts.Sights nearby - Explore Old Delhi by foot on a private guided tour.Great walks - Sarfdajung's Tomb is an impressive visit.Recommended by - Tablet
The Leela Palace Delhi (Diplomatic Enclave) 254 rooms from £220Foodies - Home to Megu, widely considered Delhi's best sushi restaurant.Spa breaks - One of the best spas in Delhi - make sure to take advantage!City Style - An utterly opulent stay in the heart of the cityLocal markets - Connaught Place has local and international brands.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection
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. See More
The Imperial Delhi 234 rooms from £257Local exploring - Centrally located with a metro station within walking distanceCity Style - The number one address in all of Delhi.Local markets - Within walking distance, Janpath displays items from all over India.Spa - Fabulou spa with an amazing list of treatments, highly recommendedRecommended by - I Escape, Fodors, Kiwi Collection
An iconic heritage hotel in Delhi whose modern updates have been done in synergy with its colonial and Art Deco interiors; think marble floors, teak furniture, and white-washed elegance. Plus there are fabulous restaurants, great afternoon tea and a large underground marble spa. See More