“Beautiful and contemporary 5-star hotel in leafy New Delhi; huge rooms with private plunge pools”
The 38 rooms and suites are spread over 8 floors - and at the time of writing were the biggest hotel rooms in Delhi! Interiors are serene and unfussy, yet effortlessly comfortable: rooms have dusky-blue upholstery, suites pale grey-green. In all, beds are kings (or twins), and furnishings include a sofa and coffee table, a desk and chair, and a large walk-in dressing room.
Bathrooms are semi open-plan and huge plate-glass windows allow you to take a bath while gazing at the view from your spacious balcony, across your private plunge pool.
Accommodation on the higher floors commands higher prices, which are worth paying because they have better views. Premiers have a green view of the neighbouring golf course, the Delhi skyline and Humayun’s Tomb. Deluxes look onto the hotel gardens. The suites are a 2-bedroom version of the rooms, with a living/dining area for even more privacy.
For a full description of the rooms, see Rates
The Lodhi has 2 restaurants: Elan (open 24 hours) and On the Waterfront, open for lunch and dinner daily.
Elan runs alongside the long water-feature pool, with indoor and outdoor seating. It has a focus on Indian cuisine from both north and south - including a delicious biryani - as well as comforting Continental options. Breakfast is served here, or in your room on request. My French toast was particularly tasty, and they can rustle up a good Eggs Benedict.
The glamorous adults-only On the Waterfront is one of New Delhi's destination restaurants, with plate-glass windows overlooking a pool lit by flaming torches, and a glass-encased jetty that can be booked for private parties and functions. There's a buzzy feel thanks to its open kitchen, and the menu is pan-Asian and pan-European (perhaps teppanyaki, dim sum or Chilean sea bass).
Given the serene atmosphere, you could feel out of place with kids, but families are very welcome and under 12s are not charged. Note, though, that children under 12 are not allowed in On The Waterfront
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available, Family Rooms