Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
Today we awoke at 4:30 am. We re staying at the Jaypee Palace in Agra. We had to get up early to get to the Taj Mahal for sunrise Mr Singh, our bus driver, was a wonderful driver and got us there first Off the bus and onto an electric cart that took us close to the entrance Then walk about 50 yards and we were at the gate. Dennis and I were the …
... where the conference rooms are located. Raj, one of my teammates, stops at a paper map when I ask him where a room is, and he never figures it out.
My team took me to a delicious traditional Punjabi food (northern India). We had mutton, chicken, and a lentil dish. They were different types of curry and spices. You had a big silver dish, and small silver serving bowls where you add what you want to eat. Instead of silverware, garlic naan ...
... due to a the cravings on the temples, showing the different Kama Sutra positions. There was a total of 85 temples originally built, each housing a different god but now only 22 remain between 3 locations. The Western group is the best kept. Each temple is built with 4 parts, as in the 4 stages of life. 1st your birth and education , 2nd how to share that education with the world and do good with it, the 3rd is for reproduction and growing the community and then 4th is leaving ...
... They had the greatest smiles!
We were stalked again by groups of young, bored men, who all wanted our photos. We still aren't sure whether Nate is actually IN any of the photos, or if its just the young man and me... either way, its hard to know how to react. When its family groups who ask, and its mostly the children who seem eager to pose with the strange foreigners, I feel fine about it. Flattered, really. But, when its the group of 4-6 ...
... and a chai it was time to move on. I ascended the escalator and exited the station portal, mental guns ablaze.
There was a very wide, chaotic road between this airport express station and the real New Delhi train station with no obvious crossing visible. Buses and rickshaws careened by, street vendors - more destitute-looking than those in Kathmandu - sold their snacks and knickknacks but knew I didn't want any. It looked like there were a lot ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trident Gurgaon
WOW - A fantastic stay
I was moved from a terrible hotel to this oasis of tranquillity and beauty. The Trident Hilton takes your breath away as soon as you enter the courtyard. A wonderful picture of water reflection, black marbles and excellent service will reward your stay at this hotel. A must if you are going to Gurgaon.
The rooms are pristine, clean, elegant and modern but reminding you that you are in India with wonderful fabrics and colours.
The zaffron restaurant was exquisite. If I had the chance I would have eaten there every night!
The swimming pool fabolous, the spa and gym brilliant.
The service outstanding.
You will not be disappointed!
Best Hotel in the World
I loved this hotel. I have never seen anything like it. We were individually greeted and the check-in process was so smooth. The staff was very eager to help us and make sure that we were comfortable. The food was EXCELLENT!!!! We tired two of the resturants. The ambiance was exquisite. The entire hotel was super clean and everyone working there knew English! I cant wait to go back for another visit.
Your jaw will bounce off the floor when you see the swimming pool, the rooms are absolutely clean and very easy to navigate (if you are a frequent traveller, and jaded enough only to care about convenience) with a few design touches that make you feel you are somewhere special. The food is wonderful. Indian colleagues kept telling me the hotel has ratio of 12 staff to one guest. I do not know if this is strictly true but it certainly feels true as you struggle to open a door for yourself as you wonder about. If you are travelling on business, it really is somewhere that will make the travails of the day melt away.
Amazing,beautiful, elegant,stylish and so so good
Fabulous, extraordinary and so many more superlatives. Definately one of the most amazing hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The staff were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. It is an oasis in a busy busy world.
No doubt this is a beautiful hotel personalized attention - well at least when you check in. The hotel is ultra comtemporary and the rooms are well appointed. One thing that I did not like is that once you leave the check in area/lobby, you have to go outside to get to your room. This can be brutal in the hot India weather. Even to go to the dining room from your room, you have to go outside, and you and your clothes can quickly wilt.
WOW this hotel is incredible
Absolutely gorgeous hotel....superior service....outstanding restaurants. THE place to if you're going to be in Gurgaon for business or pleasure. The only problems with this hotel seem to be in the frequent power outages, but this is the norm for the area, and the outages are usually short-lived.
One of the best hotels that I have ever had the pleasure of staying at
You will have to go a long way to find staff more friendly than those at this wonderful hotel. From the moment you arrive you will be greeted by staff with broad smiles and hands clasped together (as if praying) with their heads gently bowed. I have been lucky enough to stay at this hotel on two separate occasions, one in September 2004 and one in January 2005. Both stays were one week in duration and both stays were equally memorable. I would recommend that you eat in the onsite Indian restaurant, which serves superb food. There is wireless access in all rooms and in the large lounge area. The hotel is world class; as good as any I have stayed in anywhere in the world.
Place is beatiful, but they overcharged me
This place was beautiful and the rooms were brand spanking new! I had awesome sleep because the bed sheets were like marshmellows. Food was excellent. My only concern, was when they over billed me for my expenses. It was almost double the amount. Was not exactly double, so I don't know how they could screw up so much? Otherwise, I would have given them a 5-star rating.
Loved the place
this is one of the best hotels i have stayed so far.stay and facilities super but breakfast was not good.shef does not know how to prepare poha which was supplied on 3rd morn.
This hotel is an absolute surprise from India. When you arrive at the hotel, you enter a beautiful lantern lit porte cochere with a black marble fountain in the center. When the bellman opens the door, you are greeted by smiling staff and before your eyes, a larger black marble pool with four fire pits in the center dazzle guests. The lobby is off the decorative pool, but is equally awing. The doors are 28 feet high, the dome is over 30 feet high, and there are huge, slender marble pillars that shoot upwards. The receptio is an intimate sit-down type. The rooms, though in a maze-like design, are luxurious, if not a little bit small. The bathrooms are clean and minimalistic, with a bathtub with a glass screen (separate shower cubicles are available in the double rooms). The restaurants (Cilantro, international; Saffron, Indian) serve AMAZING food in contemporary surroundings. The gym is state-of the-art, and the pool is large and in a beautiful, subterranean garden. The staff are very friendly and courteous. Overall, this luxury hotel is an absolute must for any traveler. It's undoubtebly worth the price tag!