At a Glance
Outside dining area lends itself well to evening atmospheric lighting
A good location to base yourself to explore the surrounding area
Afternoon tea on the lawn
Dhaba restaurant, rustic atmosphere and wholesome Northern Indian cuisine
Ye Old Bakery, patisserie offers a delightful selection of cakes, pastries and chocolates
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Due to temperatures and precipitation, Delhi and much of northern India can be an extreme place to visit during certain months of the year. The hottest months of the year are May and June, during which time temperatures can get up to 40°C. The coldest months are from December until February whilst the monsoon season is from the end of May through to August. During this time although the the temperature cools, the humidity is very high, and rainstorms are frequent. It is not advised to visit during these months. The best season to visit is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and very cool, making it great for sightseeing.
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Built in 1952, The Claridges hotel is a small and personal property with a lovely lawn, a perfect setting to enjoy a sundowner. Claridges central location provides easy access to Connaught Place and the shops and sights of Delhi.
The Claridges hotel has been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950s. The hotel is a low-rise building, divided into two wings. The interiors of the New wing have been recently renovated with well-appointed rooms and suites with modern facilities. Rooms feature air conditioning, 24 hr room service, LCD TVs, wireless internet connection, tea / coffee makers, a mini bar, electronic safe and Italian marble bathrooms.
A new General Manager has brought recent renovations including refreshing the exteriors and atmospheric lighting which transforms the property in the evenings. The good choice of restaurants and bars attract a buzzy clientele, although in the daytime the hotel is favoured by local businessmen. A new sushi bar is cosmopolitan and sophisticated, and the outdoor Mediterranean restaurant, Sevilla, has a magical ambience as it is set under an arborium. At the front of the property, there is a lovely lawn for afternoon tea and to the rear of the property, there is a swimming pool and health club.
Some of the sights located nearby include the India Gate, the Humayun Tomb, (the first Mughal Garden Tomb built in the 16th century), Purana Qila and Rashtrapati Bhawan, designed by Lutyens where the Viceroy once lived and now the official residence of the President of India. Others further afield include the Jama Masjid mosque, Qutab Minar, the Red Fort (the seat of the Mughal Empire) and the Bahai Temple.
Claridges offers a good value, comfortable and elegant base from which to visit the city.
The Claridges hotel offers 131 Rooms and Suites, renovated rooms are in the New Wing. Rooms offer an elegant combination of classic and contemporary design which are quite attractive, however the en-suite bathrooms are rather small. Rooms feature air-conditioning, 24 hr room service, LCD TVs, wireless internet connection, tea / coffee makers, a minibar, electronic safe and Italian marble bathrooms.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the Claridges hotel. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. A babysitting service can also be arranged on request.
Services include a doctor on call, a chauffeured limousine for hire, currency exchange, laundry and dry cleaning, travel desk and wireless internet connectivity. A babysitting can also be arranged on request.
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and a good choice of restaurants and bars. 'Pickwicks' is a multi cuisine all day diner, 'Sevilla' offers authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine in the arborium, 'Jade' serves specialities from mainland China and 'Dhaba' resembles a rustic Indian highway eatery offering a taste of Northern India.
The Claridges hotel offers complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness centre. Spa treatments are charged additionally.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
The Claridges was built in 1952 and still retains much of its charm from that era. Its a much smaller property and is surrounded by beautiful lawns, making you forget that you're in the heart of a very busy city. The rooms are quite simple here but are clean and comfortable. There's also a great selection of restaurants to choose from, including the hotels popular Dhaba restaurant which serves traditional North Indian fare.
Susie Reynolds (Staff)
For those not requiring the level of extravagance offered by some of the pricier hotels in the city, The Claridges offers a comfortable and elegant base from which to visit the city. Rooms are well appointed and a good variety of venues to drink and dine are on offer.
Emma Neale (Staff)
For me this hotel has a great atmosphere. I absolutely loved the Vodka themed bar Aura which plays host to the trendy Delhi Set and I also loved the unique North Indian High Way Cuisine themed restaurant Dhaba where guests are invited to experience genuine style street food and eat with their hands if they wish!
Delhi by night
Delhi has some of the most amazing restaurants. We always keep our ear to the ground about the latest places to dine, and speak to all our guests about dinner reservations before they travel.
Delhi Street Food Tour
Head to Old Delhi's most famous market, Chawri Bazaar, and discover the incredible sights and smells. Your foodie tour will take you around the narrow streets, where your guide will talk you through the variety of delicacies on offer.
Explore New Delhi
Explore New Delhi, the area that Britain constructed between 1911 and 1931 as their new Imperial capital in India. Think of leafy, wide avenues, and white-washed bungalows. See the vast Rajpath, the Parliaments Buildings and Humayun's Tomb.
Explore Old Delhi
Explore Old Delhi on foot and rickshaw, visiting the Jama Mosque, Kinari Bazaar and Khari Baoli to get a taste of the traditions of this medieval city.
India by Train
A train journey in India can be an exceptionally rewarding experience. You see the life and soul of India in its many stations, as well as fantastic views of India's countryside.
Old and New Delhi
Take a full day exploring both Old and New Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb.
Salaam Baalak walk in Delhi - Paharganj
During Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk, you will be guided by a young adult who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining Salaam Baalak Trust. Your walk will give you a unique perspective and at the same time empower a worthwhile programme.
The Mughal Gardens
Take a stroll through the beautiful Mughal Gardens located in the President's Palace in Delhi.
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- Delve into the unbelievable food scene in Delhi, whether it’s a table at Indian Accent, consistently rated the number one restaurant in Delhi, or sampling fire paan on the streets around Connaught Place
- Enjoy a champagne breakfast on your balcony at the Oberoi Amarvilas and watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal in style
- Stay in boutique properties oozing with charm and a real sense of style and luxury
Location & directions
Located in the heart of New Delhi, this 3 storey low-rise hotel is set on 3 acres of land, and is located in close proximity of the business district, diplomatic mission, shopping and cultural centres and historical landmarks.
How to get there
Fly into Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. From there, The Claridges is only 45-minutes by car.
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