Located in the heart of the city, The Claridges has been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950's. Set on 3 acres of land, the hotel is a low-rise building with only three floors. It is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping & cultural centres and historical landmarks.
We like this place because it has style and character. It's not stuck in the 1950's but uses some of the best gracious design features of that time, carefully updated to modernity.
Claridges has several different restaurants including Jade, a superb Chinese restaurant, and Sevilla with a Spanish and Italian theme. My personal favourite is Dhaba which is their North-Indian wayside cuisine restaurant, complete with a local truck embedded in the wall as part of the dÃ©cor. Yes, they've brought a roadside cafe into a 5 star hotel!
The rooms at The Claridges are amongst the most spacious in Delhi and are a blend of the classic and contemporary. The hotel offers a wide choice of accommodation ranging from well-appointed spacious deluxe rooms to suites, some with their own private terrace. The guest rooms overlook the swimming pool, landscaped gardens and the surrounding diplomatic avenue.
Open: The Claridges is open all year.
Location: The Claridges is located in a quiet neighbourhood of New Delhi a short distance from the centre and close to the business district, historical landmarks and shops. Driving time from the international airport is 35 minutes and from the domestic airport 30 minutes.
Rooms: The hotel has a total of 140 rooms and suites comprising deluxe rooms, cabana rooms, premiers rooms and deluxe suites. All are air conditioned and have TV, phone, Wi-Fi internet access, tea and coffee makers, minibar, safe, desk and en-suite bathroom with marble walls and floor and a glass shower cubicle. There is 24-hour room service.
Activities: Sightseeing in and around Old and New Delhi, shopping, relaxing at the hotel.
Facilities: There are 4 restaurants between them serving North Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean and continental cuisine. The hotel also has a patisserie and a bar, open from 6pm. Snacks can be enjoyed in the garden. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a health club and a beauty salon. The hotel offers a currency exchange, a business centre, executive lounge, travel desk, shops and laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
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