The Amber

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Relax amidst modern, boutique luxury at an affordable price in a tranquil, leafy corner of southern Delhi
This sleek, immaculate 20-room hotel is located in a quietly upmarket neighbourhood of South Delhi, near the New Friends Colony. Its swish, comfortable rooms are the perfect retreat for travellers seeking luxurious calm amidst this high-speed Indian metropolis.

The Amber’s gleaming white exterior and light, airy public spaces instantly soothe, while the contemporary detail has been carefully conceived to create a restful atmosphere. Mirrored mosaics glitter in the sun-filled atrium, the staff happily assist with transport arrangements and dish out local advice, and the bedrooms have dark-wood floors, muted tones and geometric fabrics. The peaceful location guarantees a good night’s sleep, as do the spacious and firm beds, fitted with crisp white sheets and soft throws. Murals and paintings by Indian artists hang throughout the hotel, giving context to the designer overtones. With stylish marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, free WiFi and 24-hour room service, The Amber offers touches of luxury usually only found in large Delhi hotels.


  • It's very good value for money
  • The spacious rooms have large beds and seating areas
  • It's close to Nizamuddin train station
  • The serene, suburban location means this is a great place to stay if you require a good night’s rest in contemporary luxury
  • The friendly, professional staff will advise on where to eat, and book taxis for you


  • It's away from the action and bustle of Delhi - you’re 30 minutes from the city centre and reliant on taxis and rickshaws
  • There's no restaurant or bar, so you'll have to go out to eat and drink
  • There's limited outdoor space - the small rooftop area is the only spot for sunseekers and its views aren't inspiring

Best time to go

The best time to visit Delhi is from October (when the city is refreshed after the monsoon) to early April. Expect a dry heat with very little humidity. Temperatures begin to rise in March and April and by June can reach a stifling 45C. The monsoon arrives in July and continues until September.

Our top tips

Warm clothes in winter are essential - early mornings and evenings in Delhi can be suprisingly chilly (particularly during December, January and February). Take advantage of the free WiFi by bringing your laptop, and pack a couple of CDs for the in-room stereos.

Great for...

City Style
  • = Recommended
  • = Best in region
  • = World favourite
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 20
  • Breakfast only (+ restaurants nearby)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service


If you’ve just arrived off the plane, or are finishing up your Indian adventures in Delhi, then The Amber is the perfect place to catch up on some sleep. Crisp white sheets, firm mattresses, new pillows and designer cushions make relaxation a priority here. The beds are probably the most spacious and comfortable we’ve seen in India and the hotel lacks the early morning clatter that's common elsewhere. Rooms on the higher floors are quieter than those near reception, though there's excellent sound-proofing from the road outside.

With teak flooring and dark wood throughout, the tone is modern and muted. The 32" flatscreen TVs sit discreetly on the walls instead of dominating the rooms, there's free WiFi, the lighting is subtle and adjustable, and the generous drapes and blinds allow you to sink into total darkness. Geometric fabrics on cushions and chairs blend with the gentle colour scheme, while work by Indian artists hangs on the walls to remind you of the world lingering outside.

Bathrooms are impressive and a welcome surprise. Decked out with Italian marble, rain showers, hairdryers and audio speakers, they're a cut above those found in some of The Amber’s more expensive counterparts. Complimentary Ayurvedic toiletries put an extra tick in the box.

Of the 20 rooms, one is an Executive, although the only perceived difference is a change in colour scheme - red and black dominate in here, as opposed to the muted tones found elsewhere.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cd player
  • Coffee tea making
  • Cots Available
  • Dvd player
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Phone
  • Safe box
  • Satellite tv
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • Tv
  • WiFi
  • Wifi internet


With no proper restaurant, dining at The Amber has its limitations. The rather formal café area (with its fabulous bright mural) seats up to 16 and is part of the lobby. It's really only used at breakfast, although Indian dishes and staples such as sandwiches and burgers can be rustled up any time of the day or night.

Breakfast is served à la carte from a thoughtful, modern menu, which blends well with the hotel’s style. Alongside the usual cereal, eggs and omelettes is bhujia (scrambled eggs with onion and green chilli), seasonal fruit such as guavas, and hot pancakes or waffles with strawberry and orange honey. Portions are on the small side though.

At other times of the day, 24-hour room service offers an in-house menu of soups, sandwiches, burgers, fries, gulab jamun (dough balls in sweet syrup) and ice cream, as well as a range of drinks including juices and lassies. There's also an extensive takeaway menu (note this requires 45 minutes' notice) with a choice of Indian, Chinese, Italian and pizza options. There's no bar (the hotel has no alcohol licence), but staff are happy to order out for you if you want beer or spirits.

Unfortunately, the hotel’s quiet neighbourhood is short on tourist-friendly restaurants, so a short journey is required to find a lunch and dinner; staff can book transport. The nearest decent restaurants are in the New Friends Colony. Getting a rickshaw or taxi here is recommended, rather than the 20-minute walk along a busy road. The restaurants centre around the Crowne Plaza hotel - Ego Thai and Ego Café are both good. Further afield, Delhi has no shortage of fabulous culinary experiences, but you'll need to venture into the centre of town to seek them out.

Features include:

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee tea making
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian menu


  • Go sightseeing. Delhi is often an entry or departure point for travels throughout the rest of India, but it’s well worth exploring the capital’s fascinating landmarks. The famous Red Fort is just north of the city centre and encompasses grand halls, royal baths, mosques, palaces and extensive gardens

  • Other sights worth visiting include the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) and Humayun’s Tomb (the precursor to the Taj Mahal)

  • South Delhi’s sights include the Qutb Minar Complex, Ashoka’s Rock Edict and the lotus-shaped Bahai House of Worship

  • Explore the city's museums. These range from the National Museum and National Gallery of Modern Art to the National Rail Museum, where opulent coaches once used by Maharajas are on display. The Tribes Museum, which celebrates the art of India’s diverse indigenous population, is also well worth a visit

  • Go shopping. Delhi is a shopper's paradise, with everything from the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandni Chowk to the more opulent retail outlets found in Connaught Place and Khan Market. Prepare to haggle and return home with some amazing and unusual bargains

  • Experience Delhi's theatre and film scene - check local listings magazines for information. The Chanakya in Chanakyapuri shows both Bollywood and Hollywood films, the India International Centre is a good bet for music and dance enthusiasts, and the India Habitat Centre holds regular free music performances

  • Make the most of the city's nightlife - there's an endless array of bars and clubs and staff will happily provide recommendations

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping / markets


Children are welcome at The Amber and cots and extra beds are available. Complimentary babysitting can be arranged on request.

Family friendly accommodation:

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available


Babysitting is available by arrangement.

Baby equipment:

Baby cots are available on request.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Kid Friendly:

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