Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
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Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj Ambassador New Delhi
Still known to locals as the Ambassador, the hotel is a listed heritage site built in 1945 by colonial architect Walter Sykes George in a fusion of British and art deco styles. While the early clientele included Indian royals, today the building and garden grounds have a faded glory. Guests come for the cosmopolitan, high-ceilinged rooms, refurbished by the luxury Taj chain; diligent, efficient service; terrific value for money; and convenient location next door to one of the city’s most upscale shopping malls.
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Neighborhood Vibe
The hotel is a five-minute walk to the Khan Market, a maze of upscale shops and eateries. The metro stop here takes you to the Janpath and the historic sights and bazaars of Connaught Place. The hotel can arrange a driver for a tour of landmarks including the Lodhi Gardens and Humayun's Tomb. The main railway terminal is a 10-minute drive away; it takes 45 minutes by taxi to reach the international airport.
Need to Know
Rooms: 88 rooms. From $83.
Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options: Indian, Thai, and continental cuisines are available all day at Yellow Brick Road. Larry’s China serves Cantonese and Szechuan dishes with the option of a private chef’s menu. The plush, art deco InSomnia Bar lures whiskey aficionados who pace themselves with braised lamb shanks. High tea is offered in the book-lined, colonial nostalgia–filled Luyten’s Lounge.
Spa and gym details: There is a gym, as well as a spa with Indian aromatherapy massages, body wraps, and skin polishes; no pool.
Insider Tips
Who’s it best for: Independent travelers who don’t require superluxe surroundings.
Our favorite rooms: Renovated Premium Indulgence and Deluxe Allure rooms combine modern design with Old World charm and are incredible values for money. Ask for a room with a private balcony facing the garden.
Shopping highlight: Hit the Khan Market flagship Fabindia store (Central hall above shops 20 and 21) for housewares and modern takes on the kurta and other traditional Indian garments.
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