The Imperial

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Janpath, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, 110001, India

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93%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
70%
863
Very Good
17%
211
Average
6%
78
Poor
3%
42
Terrible
1%
24

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 28% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families90
  • Couples89
  • Solo90
  • Business89
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    New Delhi's best hotel

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    Few hotels in the world impress me in the way the Imperial did when I stayed here in Feb/Mar 2009 and again in Jan 2014. Opened in 1931 in the newly built capital of the British Raj, the legendary Imperial was the city's first luxury hotel, located on Queen's Way, today's Janpath. The hotel building, designed by the architect D. Bromfield, follows Art D├ęco lines on the outside, while maintaining a mix of colonial and Victorian styles in its interior. Long corridors and spacious rooms with high ceilings are furnished with an impressive collection of Victorian furniture and 19th century sketches of Indian monuments. Every possible five star amenity is available on the grounds of the hotel, including several superb restaurants, an incredible new spa and fitness centre, and an outdoor swimming pool, all accompanied by excellent service. Staying here was such a pleasure that I found leaving the hotel rather difficult. Naturally, the Imperial is one of the city's most expensive, but discounted rates over the stated rate can be found online.

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    5 star hotel in Delhi

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    I have not stayed in this hotel but here is a brief history of the hotel:
    BUILT IN 1931/THE GRAND HOTEL WITH VICTORIAN/OLD COLONIAL AND ART DECO STYLE/STANDS AESTHETICALLY REFURBISHED TODAY. THE ONLY HERITAGE LIKE BOUTIQUE HOTEL OF DELHI ALSO KNOWN AS THE MUSEUM HOTEL AS IT DISPLAYS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF PRICELESS ART AND LITHOGRAPHS. THE HOTEL IS SET AMIST LARGE LANDSCAPED MANICURED LAWNS. * EXTERIOR CORRIDORS LOCATION DESCRIPTION THE HOTEL IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF EXCLUSIVE COMMERCIAL AND SHOPPING DISTRICT OF CONNAUGHT PLACE. MINITES AWAY FROM THE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES, PRAGATI MAIDAN, THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR AND EXHIBITION GROUNDS WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF HISTORICAL MONUMENTS, MUSEUMS, PARKS INCLUDING THE MAJESTIC RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN THE PALATIAL RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA.

    Unique Quality: Amenities found in the hotel:
    * Air Conditioning (In Room)
    * Newspaper (Free)
    * Refrigerator
    * Telephone

    * Television (Cable/Satellite)
    * Non-Smoking Rooms
    * Television
    * Daily Maid Service

    * In Room Broadband Internet Access
    * Coffee Maker
    * Balcony/Terrace
    * Mini-Bar
    It is a 5 star hotel located in Delhi, India
    Costs: $375 a person per night

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    An "Imperial" experience

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    Hotels of the turn of the century or in the early 1900`s must have been like the Delhi-Imperial: aristocratic, exclusive, luxurious and big, offering exquisite services, very much depending on your status.
    Large rooms, partly decorated with colonial and indian antiques, a colonial restaurant and brasserie as well as an Italian, an Indian and Asian restaurants leave no wishes open.
    The hotel has a large garden area, outdoor pool and several al fresco restaurants and cafes respectively. It is situated in the heart of New Delhi, close to the business and governmental districts.The hotel has also a permanent 'Art Galleries', which houses an art collection as well as antiques that the hotel has acquired over the years.

    Unique Quality: Flanked by 24 King Palms one feels imperial right from the check-in. Oldfashioned, but beautifully refurbished and very well kept hotel.

    Directions: Close to Connaught Place;airport: 17 km., railway station: 3 km.
    +91 11 2334 1234

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    Hotel Imperial, New Delhi

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    Located in the heart of the city, The Imperial is not only one of the most distinguished hotels in the city but also the oldest. The 28 king palms that line the path leading to the porch of the hotel have witnessed the creation of New Delhi.

    Unique Quality: The hotel has a discotheque, restaurants, swimming pool and provision for water sports, a shopping arcade, a health centre, a Business Centre, Safe Deposit Lockers, a beauty parlour, Sauna and Jacuzzi facilities.

    Directions: From International Airport 25 km,Railway Station 4 Km.

More about The Imperial

Colonial spleandour at its best!!!

by TripAdvisor Member mont990

Just returned from a trip to New Delhi and this hotel is simply fantastic.I checked in and out of this hotel twice and had fantastic rooms on both occasions. The service and staff were very helpful and nothing was too much of a problem to them. The general decor of the hotel is colonial spleandour at its best!! The business centre is always very useful to me for email access etc and the wi-fi connectivity they have at the Imperial is excellent. Overall I have no complaints, will be staying there again next time and would strongly recommend this hotel to any visitors to Delhi.

Loved this hotel

by TripAdvisor Member je2005

We were lucky to have two stays at this hotel at the begining & end of our holiday.

I loved this hotel a tranquil oasis set back from the hustle & bustle of Delhi, we could easily stayed here for a month.

We were booked into Heritage rooms on both our stays, wonderfully clean, fresh & spacious.

Believe you me the Imperial serves the best breakfast in India. Wonderful fresh squeezed fruit juices, good selection cereals, fresh fruit with yoghurt & home made pastries to finish off.

We were unfortunate not to be able to eat in the spice route restaurant as it was booked up with conferences. We tried the italian San Gimignano & the 1911, both of these restaurants passed our expectations. The good thing about the Imperial hotel is that they do not add chilie powder to every meal unlike others in India.

My wife & I have stayed at Raffles hotel & for me The Imperial comes a close second. Thank you Imperial I will recommend you to anyone visiting Delhi.

Looks good ...

by TripAdvisor Member Chasse13

The Imperial looks very nice indeed. Our room was nicely furnished and was spotlessly clean. However, we did have some problems with the service at the hotel. There was a blockage in the drain of the shower which we reported on our arrival. If anyone did come to investigate then we were not aware of it since the problem persisted throughout our stay. Also be careful to check that you are billed correctly for any treatments in the barber/beauticians. We also found that staff couldn't really cope with a sudden rush of people coming down for breakfast. We had to wait for a table and then waited some considerable time for the toast and tea we ordered (my fried egg never did materialise ...). Hope this doesn't sound too down on this lovely hotel, but little things matter when you are in this price range.

Though The Imperial was Great!

by TripAdvisor Member DiamondGeezers

The Imperial was the first hotel in which we stayed in India and was unsurpassed by any other. The hotel has a lot of character - the corridors and restaurants are repleat with 19th century printings and etchings. It was also spotlessly clean and the hotel staff were polite and helpful at all times. The hotel is a true haven from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast and also ate dinner one night in The Spice Route and the other night in the 1911 Restaurant. The food was delicious in both. We whole heartedly recommend this hotel.

Expensive and unimpressive rooms

by TripAdvisor Member salbags

Checked into our heritage room on 27th December which was dark dingy with dirty rug. We asked to be moved and were told hotel was full. Asked again later and was shown a room on the outside of hotel which was better but very noisy with traffic noise outside.
Main hotel restaurant and breakfast, the service was slow and miserable
Spice route restaurant, fantastic decor but food extremely expensive and have had better.
Drink prices were way overpriced.

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Address: Janpath, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, 110001, India