Pros – beautiful property, western amenities, upscale and accustomed to western travelers, breakfast included, hotel restaurant excellent, quality beds/linens
Cons – internet not included/pricey, a little staid and stuffy/formal, the location was too far from city center which caused some headaches getting to/from places – rickshaw drivers didn’t quite know where it was or refused to go that far, 45 min from airport
Recommended? It might be easier to stay at a hotel near Connaught Place, which is more central Delhi. Given the culture shock that is India, a familiar western chain hotel may feel like a really good thing at the end of the day!
Pros – great location within 5 min on western gate of Taj Mahal, helpful staff will arrange free transport from train station or airport, restaurant on property had very good food dinner/breakfast, clean comfortable rooms, wifi included
Cons – Challenged with accepting credit payments (might have been a one time thing), the secondary location (across the street from the restaurant/cafe) was down a dirt alley that seemed a little sketchy after dark and was not passable by car or rickshaw, horrible pillows