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The Claridges

Delhi, India

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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

Claridges has a great deal of style and character. Entry-level rooms however can be a little on the small side! Why not upgrade to a clubroom for some high-tech gadgets and access to the executive lounge or perhaps request a room with a balcony.

Booked dinner at Sevilla for and magical dining experience underneath the trees in a beautifully lit venue, followed by sampling one or two of Aura’s 65 vodkas.

Explore New Delhi by going on the Claridges' cycling tour

Don't miss the Northern Indian Restaurant here. Dhaba may be small but the food is delicious, and if you give the staff free range they will take great pride in choosing the best of the menu for you.

Consider upgrading to The Claridges Room instead of the Superior Room when staying here as you’ll get a much bigger room with additional amenities.

If you’re an art fanatic, pay a visit to the hotel’s art room which features numerous pieces by Indian and international artists.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to The Claridges or take a look at our itineraries to Delhi

Description

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

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

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

Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, fitness center, 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 specialties from mainland China and 'Dhaba' resembles a rustic Indian highway eatery offering a taste of Northern India.

Activities

The Claridges hotel offers complimentary use of the swimming pool and fitness center. Spa treatments are charged additionally.

Reviews

4

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.

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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.

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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!

Experiences

  • 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.

  • 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 program.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Rajasthan

    Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Udaipur

    from $5500 pp 14 nights

    • Private driver and a range of tours and experiences all included using the best guides in Rajasthan
    • A fantastic itinerary and in depth introduction into one of the most colorful and romantic regions in India
    • No trip to Rajasthan is complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Classic Taj Mahal, Temples and Tigers

    Delhi, Agra, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench National Park & Mumbai

    from $7000 pp 13 nights

    • Includes a visit to the Taj Mahal, the Chandela Temples of Khajuraho and village safaris to ensure there is a balance between wildlife and culture
    • Follow the trail of the elusive wild tiger across India's best game reserves
    • Expert guides at all locations to enhance the experience
  • Indian Wellness Vacation

    Jaipur, Delhi & Rishikesh

    from $7000 pp 12 nights

    • Great itinerary combining Jaipur and Delhi followed by time at Ananda in the Himalayas, a total rejuvenation of mind, body and soul
    • Each treatment package at Ananda will be tailored to your needs after a personal Ayurvedic and wellness consultation
    • This two week trip is a perfect way to destress
  • Off The Beaten Track Rajasthan

    Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Ranthambore National Park, Bundi, Shahpura, Delwara nr Udaipur & Delhi

    from $6300 pp 14 nights

    • A real treat for wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore comprises over 1300sqkm of wild jungle
    • Ideal for country lovers, discover hidden gems like Bundi, once home to Rudyard Kipling
    • Expert guides throughout, get an authentic insight into the culture and history of Rajasthan
  • Simply Rajasthan

    Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pali & Jodphur

    from $3700 pp 11 nights

    • This itinerary takes in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as well as Jodphur
    • Guests can expect expert guiding throughout to discover the rich culture and history of Rajasthan
    • Take the Shatabdi Express train from Delhi to Agra to visit the iconic Taj Mahal

Location & directions

Delhi, India

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 centers and historical landmarks.

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