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The Taj Mahal Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for one night on a business trip in April 2018. The hotel is old but elegant. in room dining is perfect and so are few restaurants. The club is old and need refurbishing but you will not regret coming here.

Lovely hotel to stay in whilst in Delhi. Very central for business. Rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. Pool area is lovely for a relax if you get time. The lounge on the eighth floor is nice for breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. Satinder, the supervisor, does a great job.

I went to Macha an in April at Taj Mahal hotel and tried farsi Sallie boti meat that was awesome and a unique recipe on its own.At late night they need to maintain temperature since they only lowered the temperature only when I told it was so horribly hot.It was overall an awesome amazing experience at Macha an.But they didn't let me visit their pool area as they told it was night and their pool area was closed. So I could not see their pool area.It was a good dining experience as I tried their Sallie boti oldest signature farsi dish. But they need to improvise more techniques to keep the environment and night time busy as the footfall is not so high at late night.This hotel and its Macha an restaurants are significantly signature places to be visited as a family or friends with during late night hours.

While not a classic hotel (the building dates back to the mid-1990s) the Taj Mahal oozes old world opulence and charm. The lobby is quite grand with fresh flowers everywhere and musicians playing throughout much of the day. The service is superb - we were greeted upon arrival by staff who took us directly to our room - no need to line up at a registration desk. There are staff everywhere to help you during your stay from elevator attendants, to pool side waiters to front doormen who will get you a cab. We found the service everywhere to be excellent but not overbearing. Our room (307) wasn't large (two smaller beds) but comfortable, extremely quiet and with everything you need for a good stay (the bathroom was well stocked with toiletries, etc.). There is master control by the bed that controls lifting and drapery. There are several restaurants (see my other reviews), a bar and a great pool area where you can order food and drink. My only criticism is that the rooms and some of the public areas are beginning to feel dated. The master control in the bedroom is several generations old and some of the wood trim and wallpaper in the room was peeling. A note on security. It is a very secure hotel. All cars have their trunks and engine compartment inspected and can't enter unless the steel security columns are dropped. There is a metal detector guests and visitors must walk through and all bags coming in are inspected. There are also staff everywhere watching comings and goings. I do recommend the Taj. A very good hotel in a good location with great service.

We had not initially planned to stay at the Taj Mahal, but when our original hotel let us down and cancelled our three night booking the Taj Mahal was allocated to us by our travel agent and it did not disappoint. Set in a pleasant garden in the heart of New Delhi, a short stroll from India Gate and Khan Market, the Taj Mahal is in an excellent location. All the staff we encountered from Front of House and housekeeping were extremely nice and efficient. There is a pool in the grounds where you can take a dip and a break from the heat of an Indian summer. The only down side is that you have to walk through reception to get to it as the lift does not go all the way down to the pool level, so you either have to walk past everyone in a damp costume or change in a small dressing room by the pool, neither of which is a good option. The food at the Taj Mahal is very good, the breakfast offered to us was in a buffet style and had fruit, cereal, pastries, international and Indian hot and cold choices, but there are also eggs made to order. We ate at Machan for two nights and although a little expensive the food was delicious and service good. The highlight in terms of food and service however was Varq, the Indian fine dining restaurant where we were looked after wonderfully by Rashminder Singh, who made the meal something special and hit an excellent balance between being attentive but not intrusive. Our room was large and had an excellent view of the Delhi skyline, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was all the facilities I would like in a hotel room; safe, TV with international channels, various power sockets that will take international voltages, mini bar, complimentary water, nice toiletries, lots of wardrobe space and reliable Wifi. The only down side to the room was that the bathroom was dated (although perfectly efficient) and some people who may want to book such an exclusive hotel would expect something more modern. The lobby of the hotel is lovely, with a marble staircase, fountain and lots of Indian artefacts and art work. There is a couple of boutiques as well. The concierge desk is excellent. They booked us a very good city tour of Delhi with driver and guide and were happy to look after our bags when we spent a couple of days in Ranthambore, to sell stamps and post my mail. The only disappointment I encountered in my stay was that I had to check out before breakfast opened at 6am and requested a packed breakfast. I was told by a manager at reception this was not possible, which surprised me as I have received them all over the world in a variety of hotel types and rarely has it been an issue. The staff in Machan made up for it by letting me in for breakfast slightly early so I could have something, albeit rather rushed. Overall though, a very pleasant stay.

This is my fourth stay at this excellent property in New Delhi. Its location is superb in an excellent part of the city. The Taj radiates old-world charm, from its lobby with spectacular new flower arrangements each day to the good-sized rooms with excellent lighting. The restaurants are also top notch, particularly the Chinese and Japanese focused options. Finally, the staff is outstanding -- always friendly and ready to go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and that your stay is a success.

I stayed here in 2017 and had a dreadful experience. When management finally learned of the situation, I was asked to let them know when I came back. This time the conference I was attending was at the hotel, so I decided to give it another try and am thrilled at the turnaround. Responsive service that was not nearly as aggressive as before, everything in my room worked properly, was spotless, and comfortable. Our meeting was also well serviced, with excellent food. I look forward to staying again on future trips.

The hotel is large with great restaurants inside. The rooms are huge and the service is great. Location is good. Would highly recommend eating at the hotel restaurant for great Indian food and enjoy the breakfast

For me, the best Taj Hotel in Delhi. In the heart of Lutyen's Delhi and close to the trendy Khan Mark. It's a better option for the luxury traveller as, unlike Taj Diplomatic Enclave, it is not swarming with delegates and conferences.

I cannot possibly make enough positive comments about this hotel. In brief, it is extremely luxurious beginning with the lobby and extending to the rooms. The hotel affords several restaurants and bars as well as a beautiful, well-maintained pool. Perhaps the most outstanding facet of the hotel is every staff member’s attention to detail and the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. In addition, the Hotel maintains a high level of security which is reassuring. I could not have asked for a better way to start my trip to India.

Number One Mansingh Road New Delhi Delhi N.C.R

Hotel highlights

  • Close to India Gate and National Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

The Taj Mahal Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like India Gate and National Museum. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 292 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Located in central New Delhi, the hotel is also near Humayun's Tomb and Lodhi Garden.


This hotel is home to 7 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 292 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Property features

At The Taj Mahal Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 4171 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2263 reviews