Travel Blogs from New Delhi
When I left you yesterday, (or did you leave me?-what would a proper writer say?) anyway, I was sitting in the outdoor lounge area of the Manor Hotel, a delightful boutique hotel set in it's own grounds and surrounded by 6ft walls, electric fences and magnificent armed security men who will salute you at any opportunity. This hotel is sheer class, …
Ok - before you jump to any hasty and rash conclusions may I just say that Mr Singh is actually Commodore RD Singh (Indian Navy - Retd) my fellow passenger on the overnight train from Hyderabad to Delhi. When I finally managed to find my berth, Mr Singh was standing on the platform in his pajamas rattling off orders to anyone who caught his eye. …
Sleep was most welcome last night. None of my recent acquaintances visited me in my dreams - I slept like a baby. My comfortable bed wrapped itself around me and allowed me my best sleep since arriving in India. And,I was stlll sleeping when my car arrived for the days sightseeing. I could have kept Anil the driver waiting, they do a lot of that in …
India was an experience that definitely challenged all of our senses. At times, it was so overwhelmingly stressful that we didn't think we'd make it to Kerala. The constant noise coupled with the begging and crowds took some time to get accustomed to. Christina was ready to bail around Agra. The surrounding abject poverty and pollution can make it …
... the bags of clean and folded laundry since no one was at work today, but a few people were ironing and washing.
Lord Krishna's Birthday - Happy Janmashtami!
Today my assistant taught the class about Janmashtami, a national holiday in India. No one went to work today, but we had school, and as a result had a chance to learn about and celebrate the birth of Krishna. Krishna is a god of love and loved hanging around women. He also ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Manor New Delhi
A Modern jewel In Delhi
We cannot say enough about The Manor... the peacfull modern jewel of Delhi. It was our retreat base when we traveled through India this past summer. It was like coming back home after our travels in the northen mountains, and again back from the chaos of the south. We where treated with such warm welcomes, kindness and help from all the staff in every way. What a delight to stay in such a well maintained, comfortable and architecturally elegant space. The food is superb, as well as the service. We are so gratefull to know we have a home in Delhi !
Jodie & Antoine Khoury
Santa Fe New Mexico USA
We stayed four nights in mid June and loved the property and service at the Manor. The property is set in a very nice residential neighborhood that is a few blocks away from a main artery to central Delhi.
We stayed twice at this hotel and had very ordinary experiences both times which wasn't helped by paying more than US$400 a night for a suite which was nothing special - rather dull, no view, noisy. Perhaps the other rooms are much better value. We agree with other reviewers about the food which was very good and the restaurant has pleasant efficient staff. But on both visits we were the only ones dining and the hotel felt as though we were the only ones there which resulted in a rather dead atmosphere. The front office staff we rarely saw, but were mostly fine except for one very illmannered staff member who couldn't be bothered to greet us on arrival, and who checked us in with apparent reluctance at having to bestir himself. This is an Aman-managed property, and so should be superbly run but appeared leaderless and lacklustre overall.
Another manor fan
The Manor is not perfect - there is a train behind the hotel which can be heard and felt at times, some of the standard rooms could use a bit of renovation (rugs, etc.) It is also not a business hotel, being small and without a business center and lots of restaurants. However, so much care went into every detail: the food is excellent, the service above excellent. At the end of a day of business or sightseeing, there is the wonderful prospect of returning to the hotel, sitting on the veranda overlooking the lawn and enjoying the relative stillness in the whirlwind of New Delhi.
Fantastic little hotel
On reading the previous review I'm a bit disappointed to have missed the bollywood party. The Manor was our last stop on our first trip to India, and was a super finale. This is a great hotel, with excellent staff and superb food. The staff went out of their way to help us out with arrangements, and everything about the location, atmosphere, garden, gym, and hotel labrador was spot on. Can't recommend this place enough!
It was our first trip to India and Delhi was our first city. We were greeted at the airport with cold towels, chilled drinks and a vintage restored Ambassador car to pick us up with uniformed chauffeur!! What a way to start! The Manor is an absolutely charming and beautiful hotel situated close enough for a 10 min tuk tuk ride into the centre of Delhi but far enough out in Friends Colony to have respite from the noise. Everything about this hotel is superb. Staff attentive and helpful without being overly annoying, food incredible, roof terrace positively spiritual and rooms stylish and comfortable. Its worth every penny to stay here (even though we could only get a queen size room as all the king size's had already sold out) and it wins hands down over the more traditional hotels like the Imperial. We even saw an amazing Bollywood party on the hotel lawn on our first night at the hotel. We cant rate this hotel higly enough.
We spent two nights at The Manor and found it to be a lovely place. The staff is incredibly attentive and kind, and the restaurant was delicious. The place is immaculate, very comfortable, and serene (a rare thing in Delhi). Our room was perfect except for its small size. Considering the per-night rate, this was surprising. The hotel is also pretty out of the way: a good 30 mins. from Connaught Place, worse with heavy traffic. Since there are only 10 rooms, the hotel can feel almost too small at times, as if the staff knew your every move. Overall, it's a really fine place. Just depends on what you're looking for.
Stay at this hotel!
We loved the Manor. It really is an oasis in what can be an overwhelming city. The staff were charming and pleasant and incredibly helpful - they in fact booked our train tickets and cars in advance so we could plan our holiday independently without having to go through a travel agent. The decor is gorgeous - incredibly simple and tasteful and the beds are bliss. Tea on the lawn after a days sightseeing is to be recommended.
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in October 2004. The staff were excellent without exception.Very reasonable charge for car and driver for a day.Staff more than happy to help you plan your itinerary.Dinners were very good. Did not charge extra for use of our room until we were taken to the airport at 10pm.They even changed the linen for us.
Not cheap but worth every penny. Very pleasant welcoming atmosphere.
Wonderfully relaxing place to stay
stayed at the manor feb 04 and returning feb 05.
What a beautiful place !
Excellent staff and service.Hotel arranged shopping trip ,sight-seeing etc.We felt like we were royalty.