Friend’s Colony, Delhi, India
The Manor in Delhi is a 14-bedroom boutique hotel, built in the 1950s and quite Colonial in style and is set in delightful landscaped gardens. The Manor offers a quiet retreat from the bustling heart of the city and excellent personal service.
At a Glance
The design is contemporary and fairly minimalist, with a funky Onyx Bar, and a popular restaurant serving Mediterranean and Indian food, Drift.
Small and intimate, with only 14 rooms, allowing for a personal service.
The Manor is located in Friends Colony, a quiet tree-lined residential avenue, so it is very peaceful - it is not very central although sights can be reached by short a car journey
Great Mediterranean food served at the Drift restaurant
The garden is beautifully lit up at night which you can appreciate from the lovely terrace with a delicious sundowner
Each room at The Manor has been tastefully designed with high ceilings with caramel and beige hues. Some suites offer a small private terrace. The Manor Suite at the top of the property has its own sitting room and an outdoor terrace. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Breakfast is served in the verandah overlooking the gardens.
On the top of the property there is a large roof terrace with fluffy cushions to relax or have a cocktail or two before dinner. You can then head to Indian Accent, one of Delhi's most renowned restaurants. Offering contemporary Indian food, dishes are prepared using only the freshest of ingredients. The Manor also offers a 24-hour in-room dining service serving traditional Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. After dinner you can retire to the Onyx Bar, decorated in local materials to create an atmospheric and enjoyable evening.
Although the hotel does not have a swimming pool, the hotel can arrange Yoga and rejuvenation massages. The Manor also offers an array of excursions, Old World Experiences, which include walking tours of Old Delhi, cultural experiences at Habitat World and Epicenter, Culinary Experiences, and shopping trips to Chowks.
The hotel itself is a 30-minute drive from the center of Delhi, yet as Scott Dunn provide a car and driver as standard you can easily drive around the sights and retreat back to the Manor at night. It also offers exceptional value compared with some of the larger hotels in the center of town.
The Manor is made up of 14 rooms and suites. All rooms are tastefully designed with high ceilings with caramel and beige hues. Some suites offer a small private terrace. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Amenities include either queen size or king size beds, luxurious cotton linens, complimentary high speed internet, Kama Ayurveda toiletries, minibar, TV with cable access, DVD player, in-room safe and air conditioning.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at The Manor. However, there no specific facilities available for them. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.
Facilities at the Manor include a roof terrace and croquet lawn. Indian Accent is the hotel's award-winning restaurant serving contemporary Indian cuisine, and the Onyx bar. There is yoga and rejuvenation massages offered as part of The Manor's Wellness program, and cultural tours are also available. There Manor also has a 24-hour concierge service, laundry and housekeeping service.
The hotel gives guests the opportunity to experience Indian classical music, dance, art exhibitions, and theater at the Habitat World, India Habitat Center and Epicenter, Gurgaon. Other activities also organized by the hotel include culinary experiences along with sightseeing and shopping at one of the many colorful markets.
Location & Directions
Friend’s Colony, Delhi, India
The Manor is located in the Friend’s Colony, in the South Delhi area, about a 30 minute drive to the center of New Delhi.
When to go
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.