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The Lodhi, Delhi
Why we like it
- All rooms and suites have private outdoor spaces
- The Lodhi Delhi is located on the edge of New Delhi, just south of the Delhi Golf Course and adjacent to the medieval Nizamuddin complex
- Dining options include the Lodhi restaurant for Indian and Thai dishes, along with French Kaiseki at the Naoki counter, and the Tapas Lounge
- The Lodhi Spa features eight private Treatment Rooms, Hair and Beauty Salon, two traditional Hammam Steam Baths and Bamboo Garden Relaxation Areas
- A 50-metre outdoor lap pool is overlooked by a Pool Bar, which is set beneath a colonnade and offers light snacks
- Other facilities include a lounge, wine cellar, library, cigar lounge and health centre
We loved the nearby India Habitat Centre and Triveni Kala Sangam, which exhibit paintings, pottery, sculptures, photographic art and prints by up-and-coming Indian artists.
The organisation was spot-on and A & K representatives met, fetched and carried at each venue, always on-time friendly and knowledgable. We had one driver throughout the trip - Pravin and he was a pleasure to be with.
The rooms and suites are designed with a contemporary flair, drawing their aesthetic references from local materials as well as the architecture and design of the region. Khareda stone quarried in northern India has been chosen for all the floors and is complemented by handmade rugs. Rich dark timber panels are accentuated by discreet lighting, while traditional jaali screens adorn building terraces and exteriors, lending an aura of mystery, as they have done for so many buildings over many centuries.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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