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Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by SyshaLal, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. SyshaLal

    SyshaLal New Member

    I will be staying at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, and as my parents live in Delhi they will be visiting me, and I would like to know if the hotel allows visitors?

    I would also like to know whether the hotel has an indoor or outdoor swimming pool and whether outside visitors can use it as well?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

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    (Images from Taj Mahal Hotel and Booking)

    What is the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi?

    The Taj Mahal Hotel is a five-star property in New Delhi owned and managed by the Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris. It was the first Taj property built in the capital, established in 1978 by the leading business company, the Tata Group. Fast forward to today, the Taj Mahal Hotel enjoys the top spot as the best luxury property in the city. It is a member of the elite The Leading Hotels of the World, an association of the best luxury hotels in the world. It is an oasis in the chaos that is of the city, your haven after a long day of touring and sightseeing, perhaps even business meetings. In fact, Dadi Balsara, the founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water, fell in love with the beauty of the hotel and the hospitality he received from the staff that he stayed here for 36 years until his death in 2014.

    Where is the Taj Mahal Hotel Located in New Delhi?

    The Taj Mahal Hotel is located to the southeastern side of New Delhi. Specifically, you would find it at the Man Singh Road, near the Southern Ridge Forest. Hence, it is sometimes referred to as the Taj Man Singh because of its location. The iconic India Gate is just a 20-minute walk from the property. Other attractions like the Purana Qila, National Museum, National Zoological Park and Humayun's Tomb are all within a 10-minute drive from the property. It is a bit further from the commercial areas of the city though so you're away from the noise or hustle and bustle of Delhi. The nearest railhead is the New Delhi Railway Station, just around six kilometres away from the property.

    What is the Overall Vibe of the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi?

    A timeless classic, that is the overall vibe that the Taj Mahal Hotel exudes. From its creamy pink sandstone facade and Mughal era exteriors, it will transport you to the bygone era. The exquisite and grandiose reception is replete with opulence, from the marble-laid staircase, to the gorgeous lattice works behind the lobby table and intricate murals on one side of the wall. Rooms and suites are also dated in design, from the carpeted flooring, vintage furnitures though newly upholstered and to the marble bathrooms. The hallways have this dark wood accents which add to the old-fashioned vibe. To balance this atmosphere, the facilities offered by the property are very much modern.

    What are the Accommodation Options in the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi?

    (Images from Booking)

    Spread over the high-rise building are 294 rooms and suites that guests can choose from. Rooms and suites either have a city view or pool view except for the Grand Presidential Suite which has panoramic city views. It was already mentioned above that the designs of the rooms and suites are on the old-fashioned side. Rooms generally have simpler interiors than the suites but still exude an old-world charm with the carpeted flooring and wooden furnishings. Suites are more opulent, having their own living room and bedroom, while the most expensive suite has a living room, dining room and bedroom to boast of. All accommodations feature amenities such as a flat-screen television, safe, tea/coffee maker, minibar and work desk station.

    Accommodation Options + Rates in Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi

    AccommodationViewRate Per NightInclusion/s
    Deluxe RoomCity or PoolRs. 9,920Room + WiFi + Taxes
    Luxury RoomCity or PoolRs. 13,415Room + Breakfast + WiFi + Taxes
    Taj Club RoomCity or PoolRs. 17,543Room + Breakfast + WiFi + Lounge Access + Taxes
    Executive Balcony SuiteCity & PoolRs. 31,303Suite + Breakfast + WiFi + Lounge Access + Airport Pickup + Taxes
    Luxury SuiteCity or PoolRs. 76,800Suite + Breakfast + WiFi + Lounge Access + Airport Pickup + Taxes
    Grand Presidential SuitePanoramic CityRs. 416,000Suite + Breakfast + WiFi + Lounge Access + Airport Pickup + Daily Cognac + Taxes
    The Deluxe Room is the most affordable accommodation option in the property. Though not as spacious, the simplicity of the room is enough to win over the guests. The bed frame is of traditional style with lovely posts by the headboard. There's a vintage style couch positioned by the window so that you can enjoy the views whilst sipping your tea or coffee. The Luxury Room has the same interiors but has more space for the discerning guests. Also present is the large windows accentuated by the draped curtains. The Taj Club Room is a good option for those who want the additional services and facilities, as it includes access to the lounge area and butler services too.

    The Executive Balcony Suite is an opulent option, as it has a separate living room, bedroom and an enclosed balcony overlooking the city and pool. The balcony even has a small sitting area slash dining area where you can enjoy your meals in. The Luxury Suite is perfect for the business travelers or those who need to entertain guests whilst staying in the property. It has a large living room area, separate dining room, pantry and bedroom. The most expensive and luxurious accommodation is none other than the Grand Presidential Suite. The entire suite has been patterned after the architectural prowess of Sir Edwin Lutyens, the engineer who largely designed the British structures in New Delhi. Staying in this suite not only means being in the laps of luxury but it would also take you through the rich heritage of India.

    What are the Dining Options in the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi?

    (Images from Booking)

    World-class dishes from local and international cuisines, that's what the dining experience in the Taj Mahal Hotel would be like. Many of these restaurants in the hotel have already been recognized by award-giving bodies for the quality of dishes they serve to guests. Whether you're in the mood for Indian dishes or maybe international dishes, rest assured that you have plenty of dining options in the property. The best part is that the management can arrange for special meals or romantic candlelight dinners, you just need to request for them in advance. Because part of an equally satisfying luxurious hotel experience would always be the palate experience, the Taj Mahal Hotel also delivers their very best in this aspect.

    Dining Options in Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi

    Dining OptionCuisine/sTimingsBest Seller
    VarqNorth Indian12:30 to 23:45Murg Sirka Pyaaz
    MachanNorth Indian, Continental and European12:00 to 12:00Keema Pav
    House of MingChinese12:30 to 23:45Crispy Spinach With Fresh Red Chilli
    Wasabi By MorimotoJapanese12:30 to 23:30Mango Avocado Sushi
    Emperor LoungeBaked Goods and Pastries9:00 to 22:00Lemon Cheesecake
    The Grill RoomMediterranean and European12:00 to 23:00Californian Prune Risotto
    Rick'sMalaysian and Thai12:30 to 1:00Mamak-Style Malay Pepper Chicken
    Varq is perhaps the most popular restaurant here, even recognized by S. Pellegrino in the 2014 Top 50 Restaurants in the World. The ambience is formal, with traditional art pieces such as oil paintings, sculptures and carvings adorning its walls. The meals here are also authentic from the North Indian cuisine but the presentations are more elaborate and modern. Do try their Murg Sirka Pyaaz, a tangy, flavorful dish made from onions, vinegar and chicken. Machan is another of the restaurants here though more laid-back in ambience with wooden furnishings and trendy lightings. This restaurant has buffet spreads for breakfast and lunch so it's your best bet for sampling a wide range of cuisines. Then there's House of Ming, with its subtle yet charming interiors of white motif and lovely lattice works all around. You can enjoy Chinese cuisine dishes from both the Sichuan and Canton variants.

    Next we have Wasabi By Morimoto, a recipient of the 2014 Best Japanese Restaurant by the Times Food Awards. With its eclectic interiors of various hued lightings and live open kitchen, it's like being in Japan right at the heart of Delhi. Don't worry, the food is every bit as authentic as the ones you get in the land of the rising sun, especially the fresh wasabi and delectable sushis. The Emperor Lounge is their cafe situated just nearby the marble staircase of the reception. It's the perfect place for having a chat with your friends or loved ones over coffee and baked goods. The last two dining options are The Grill Room, for Mediterranean and European cuisines dishes, and Rick's, which is the bar that also serves Malaysian and Thai cuisines dishes.

    What are the Facilities Offered by Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi?

    (Images from Booking)

    First up, a favorite amongst the guests, is the outdoor swimming pool, huge in size and around three meter deep in one end. Whilst the management allows for outside visitors into the rooms, the usage of the swimming pool is strictly for resident guests only. There's an on-site gym as well, with varied equipments such as treadmills, weights and more. There's a spa as well where guests can indulge in treatments or use equipments like the sauna or steam bath. Other leisure facilities such as a salon and shops can also be found in the property. Do visit Khazana, their souvenir shop where you can find handicrafts, clothes and antiques to take home.

    For the business travelers, the hotel also has a variety of halls suitable for small meetings or conferences. There are also larger venues for special events such as birthdays, receptions or anniversaries. There's a business centre too where you can find computers, printers and fax machines if ever you need to use them for work or other emergency purposes. Travel-related facilities such as travel desk, luggage storage, currency exchange, airport shuttle, shuttle and ticket booking can also be availed from the designated staff in the hotel. Also not missing would be vital facilities such as elevator, ATM, parking and car rental. Internet can be accessed from all areas of the hotel, free of charge for resident guests.

    What is the Verdict?

    The Taj Mahal Hotel is not just a five-star property in the city, it is already considered as one of the landmarks of Delhi. From the colonial rule, until the modern era, it has stood the test of time and each part of the hotel speaks of times gone by. So if you're someone who loves heritage sites, you would be in love with the old-world charm that the Taj Mahal Hotel has. Sure, it might be a bit on the traditional side when it comes to the style, but the addition of modern facilities help balance the beauty of the hotel. Further, the staff and management remains consistent on one aspect all throughout the years, that is providing for world-class services and warm hospitality for all guests who decide to stay on this luxury property.