The Imperial Hotel
2017

The Imperial Hotel

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, Central Delhi, New Delhi and NCR, India, 110001
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    9.1
    Exceptional
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Excellent hotel , wonderful service + great value for money"

    Edward

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    May 22, 2017

    9.4
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 91% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Imperial Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 140 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location - 80 meters from city center
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  • Connaught Place780 m
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib890 m
  • Rajpath1.34 km
  • India Gate1.8 km
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan2.2 km
  • Red Fort3.9 km
  • Humayun's Tomb4.8 km
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham6.03 km
  • Lotus Temple8.95 km
  • Qutub Minar11.69 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 8 hours ago

    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportIndira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
    Distance to airport11.9 km

    Rooms available at The Imperial Hotel

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Imperial Room
    Imperial Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Heritage Room
    Heritage Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double...
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    Heritage Suite
    Heritage Suite
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    • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double...
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    Grand Heritage Room
    Grand Heritage Room
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deco Suite
    Deco Suite
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Luxury Suite
    Luxury Suite
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    • Room size: 79 m²/850 ft²
    • 1 queen bed
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    Imperial Room
    Imperial Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Standard Room(Heritage)
    Standard Room(Heritage)
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Executive Room
    Executive Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Deluxe Room
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    What people love about The Imperial Hotel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Gorgeous hotel."

      Toni

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      January 6, 2019

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Lovely staff, beautiful rooms, and we loved using the spa."

      Toni

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      January 6, 2019

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "We had a very beautiful spacious room with a very large bed + one comfy extra bed for the four of us (2 adults + 2 kids)."

      Caroline

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      February 20, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Love this place!"

    Susan

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    June 3, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great hotel indeed."

    Wei

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    September 5, 2018

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    9.1
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities9.1
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.4
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ian from Australia
    Couple
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Brilliant”

    This hotel is simply the experience of a lifetime. Everything is beautiful and the staff excellent. I can only say to go to this hotel and enjoy! Fantastic! Both restaurants were and experience of excellence.

    Reviewed April 27, 2019

    Dear Ian, Many sincere thanks for your kind review and recommendation. I am glad that you had a memorable experience and were impressed by the staff and beautiful property. We take pride in taking care of our guests and are very pleased that your expectations were highly met. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM

    Responded May 14, 2019
    The Imperial Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    cara from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    The only place to stay in Delhi, fabulous!!”

    The Imperial is a super stylish and comfortable hotel with superb staff. We were upgraded to an Art Deco suite as soon as they realised it was my husband's birthday. Flowers and a delicious chocolate cake followed, all delivered by beautifully mannered and uniformed staff. The suite was extremely spacious, light and elegantly decorated. The pool area is beautiful, again with staff immediately on hand with towels and bottles of water. The spa is great with complimentary use of hydrotherapy, steam room and sauna. Breakfast was literally a wall to wall feast served in the beautiful 1991 Brasserie with everything you could possibly want, including a 'doggie bag' if you fancied taking out some of the yummy cakes you couldn't quite manage to eat! We were slightly disappointed with the food in the evening at Daniell's Tavern. It was our last night and we wanted a special Indian meal, but somehow the vegetarian thali lacked some of the depth of spices we had encountered elsewhere.

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anne from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    An Indian institution”

    Terrific attention to detail in this fabulous hotel. Great staff. Seemed in some ways a little more of a museum than hotel.

    Reviewed May 08, 2019

    Dear Anne, Many sincere thanks for your kind review. I am very happy to hear that our services & attention to detail made such a positive impression and that you had a memorable experience. We take pride in taking care of our guests and are very pleased that your expectations were highly met. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM

    Responded May 11, 2019
    The Imperial Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Norman from Singapore
    Group
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Could do better!”

    Booked four rooms for two nights. Two rooms were smoking rooms despite requests for non-smoking one of which had no hot water. A third room had sanitation "difficulties" and we all experienced small, niggly things - like continuous failing of the door access cards - which should not happen in Delhi's best hotel. It didn't happen at the JW Marriott at the airport and it shouldn't happen at The Imperial.

    Reviewed November 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Timothy from Thailand
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Amazing Hotel - but not my style”

    If you like the style of an old colonial hotel, then you will love this hotel. If you prefer a more modern styling (like me) then you will find this hotel stuffy and crowded. By crowded, I mean there was too much attention from staff. I arrived at 10pm. I interacted with four staff members, who were directly involved in my check-in. Some may love this level of care and attention. I found it crowded and overwhelming. Would have preferred less attention in exchange for more speed. The room is also over crowded. Pillows, furniture, cords, buttons, controls, lights. Too much in the room. Hard to find a space to sit and work. Picked 10 pieces of promotional paper off my bed. Punchline - this hotel will be loved by those that like the older style, colonial, heavy on staff type of hotel. Which is not me

    Reviewed September 06, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Imogen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    The Grande dame of Delhi”

    It was my second visit of the trip and I was welcomed back and upgraded.. which is always lovely.. they remembered me and asked how my adventures had gone. Everything was seamless and to perfection.. Breakfast deserves a particular mention.. exceptional selection and some of it even healthy.. the cinnamon swirls are a triumph.

    Reviewed July 28, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Imogen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Jasmin ”

    Wonderful service particularly Megha.. I had a fabulous room..249 had great swim in the pool and particularly impressed by the breakfast selection.. healthy and innovation..excellent restaurant manager Charles also deserves a special mention

    Reviewed June 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from Australia
    Family with young children
    Grand Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Opulent and historic...an experience in itself”

    This is the second time I have stayed in the Imperial and it is well worth the money. This hotel oozes history - it is where Nehru used to meet Gandhi to talk about India's independence. The rooms are superb, breakfast amazing, and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Love this place!

    Reviewed June 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pierre from Switzerland
    Couple
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    For years top-standard, charming personnel, fabulous breakfast buffet!”

    For the fifth time we've enjoyed the amazing hospitality of this facility! It has become rare that hotels are able to uphold the high standards - nevertheless the Imperial always feels just like home. We've enjoyed our two nights like the first time. The close proximity to the Connaught Place (only 10 mins away by foot) with the small restaurants between the white pillars of the recently renovated arcades is amazing. It was also very kind that we could stay in the hotel until 3pm on the last day of our stay since we had our flights at midnight. The hotel's own paid driver to the airport made the experience perfect. We can also recommend the restaurant within the hotel called "Spice Route". The thai curries are extremely tasty. After a long time the WiFi access is now also included. For years we consider this hotel the best in Delhi which it will remain - especially after our interesting discussion with the Assistant Sales Manager Divan Ghai. We are looking forward for our next stay.

    Reviewed November 01, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Heritage Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Colonial charm outweighs modern traveller minimums”

    ambiance, room details, security

    My three days ok but I RESENT their dated approach to wifi. I paid around 240 on Agoda for my room per night and was shocked that all wifi has to be separately and expensively purchased. Perhaps this makes them 4 star? Breakfast was. O more than ok, although their freshly baked baguette was very good. Service at breakfast needs better supervision. Lots of men in finery, but they do not seem to focus on guests. I would not choose the Imperial again.

    Reviewed August 23, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eros from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    stay for 2 weeks.”

    everything. except for the slow drain. but this gives it character

    I am disappointed. Disappointed that the love of my life was not with me to explore this hotel. to look at each of the 5000 pictures. to try every item in every restaurant. I had only 2 nights. and it was hurry burly this is not a hotel for the business traveler. it is wasted on the businessman. its a place to rest. recharge. to fall in love. again. and again. to absorb the positive energies of the universe. to calm the mind. to write the next great novel. so to all, do not come here if you are to do business and then leave again the next morning. stay an extra day or two..or better yet, come and stay two weeks. those who are burdened are unburdened. those who are stale can get inspired. and most of all, bring someone. fall in love.

    Reviewed July 23, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Douglas from United States
    Family with teens
    Grand Heritage Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    Classic hotel experience in Connaught Place”

    Heritage feel, quality food, historic building and art

    Very pleasant stay at the Imperial this time around (despite ongoing construction at the entrance, in Feb. 2014). The historic buildings and colonial era feel are omnipresent, supported by helpful and courteous staff. Restaurants are delicious, if - like so much in Delhi these days - costs are high.

    Reviewed September 02, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Business traveler
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Wonderful experience”

    Beautiful facility, old world charm with very modern features, great ambiance

    This is a wonderful hotel. It was built in the early 1900's while India was still a colony of the British. I have stayed in several hotels built in this era but the Imperial is second to none. The ambiance was fantastic. There were many reminders of the British Raj era but all the facilities were very modern and luxurious. In fact I did not see any defects in the facility or the service. It was a wonderful experience. The staff was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and my only regret is that I was only able to stay there for one night.

    Reviewed June 05, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Douglas from United States
    Family with teens
    Grand Heritage Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Into the lap of luxury”

    Comfort, reliability, staff competence

    This was my first return to the refurbished Imperial, as I was last there in 1993. A grand old hotel that mixes colonial style with art deco, awash with palpable luxury. Gorgeous prints abound, fantastic environment, price though... do you really want to pay these prices to enjoy the hallowed halls? Currently Metro construction outside main entrance (Jan 2014) makes foot travel less than comfortable...

    Reviewed January 21, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    allan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    island of tranquility and beauty”

    wonderful ambiance and architecture

    arrived at the imperial hotel after a long overnight train journey.i immediately felt uplifted and started to relax as my cab entered through the front gates of the property. the architecture and landscaping of the grounds is stunning. checking in i found the staff to be most friendly and professional. the decor of the inside is beautiful. the gallery type corridors are filled with art, sculpture, and artful flower arrangements. a stay at the imperial makes one feel as though they are special.

    Reviewed January 30, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Elisabeth from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

    Gracious icon in the heart of delhi”

    fine elegance, superb food, professional service,

    We always enjoy to enter the Imperial Hotel, as the first sign of quality is the soft jasmine fragrance that wafts towards you in the beautiful lobby. The service is professional and efficient, and the decor and elegance of the Imperial Hotel just makes you feel like you are staying in a palace. The food is nothing short of superb, and the restaurants' ambience leaves you sitting for ages just enjoying to be pampered. The rooms are fine and spotless, with the softest French bed linen and old-world furniture. What more to say? A stroll in the beautiful manicured gardens beneath the soaring palm trees, listening to Delhi birds singing their hearts out? A swim in the pool, and others say the Spa is like no other.

    Reviewed August 30, 2012
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Elisabeth from Australia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    Impeccable gracious style”

    attention to detail

    The Imperial Hotel is a Delhi Institution. It sums up the grace and beauty of Mother India, from the decoration and style of the Raj, to the attention to detail and politeness of the staff. The moment you enter the cool spacious lobby and are greeted by the fragrance of Jasmine oil, you feel you will be pampered and made to feel relaxed. I have been visiting the Imperial to eat for more than 30 years, and only sometimes do I stay there, but when I do, I feel nurtured and enveloped in comfort and hospitality.

    Reviewed July 09, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    RYOKO
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2011

    Beautiful Hotel”

    Staff are friendly and polite.

    I highly reccomend this beautiful hotel with a nice pool and spa. You can use sauna, steam sauna and jacuzzi for free. Staff are very friendly and polite. Lovely smell of flowers around rooms.Very relaxing.

    Reviewed July 22, 2011
    8.3
    Excellent
    Cesar from Philippines
    Group
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2010

    Charming hotel with old world service”

    Beautiful hotel complex with good location. Very near Connaught place and Fabindia
    Excessive preposterous but brusque service

    I was warned that service in the hotel is curt so I arrived with no expectations for a friendly hotel. I was surprised that although generally this is the prevailing atmosphere, there are some staff who are friendly. The room was comfortable with a walk in closet and wonderful bath. However for the price I expected more like ipod speakers, flat scree tvs, bidets. The restaurant staff was very eager to please. There were three staff waiting on our talbe during a buffet dinner. We were even asked if things were okay by the head waiter about four times which is a bit excessive in my opinion.

    Reviewed January 06, 2011
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anita from United States
    Solo traveler
    Imperial Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    SIMPLY AMAZING”

    The Imperial is beautiful, luxurious and simply amazing. Every detail is thought through here with the utmost care given to customer comfort. It's like the staff takes you in with a warm hug and treats you with genuine warmth and care. Hands down, the best hotel to stay at in Delhi. And the location is amazing, so close to many sights and lots of great shopping. Delhi traffic can be horrendous so you save a lot of time not stuck in a cab. This is now my third time staying here and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed August 26, 2018
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    • Janpath Metro Station is within 0.14 km