Want a memorable stay that's out of the ordinary? There are some beautiful boutique hotels in Delhi that are immaculately decorated and provide a high level of service. Here's seven of the best to choose from.
01 of 07
The remarkable Haveli Dharampura opened as a heritage boutique hotel in early 2016 after being completely restored. This 19th century haveli (mansion) is located in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk district, close to Jama Masjid. Not long ago, it was in crumbling ruins but now provides a glorious peek into the past. The terrace offers a superb view of the haveli and its special features, including jharokas (windows), chhatris (domes), baithaks (sitting areas) and chabutras (platforms). A cultural center brings the haveli and its history to life. There are two restaurants, including one on the rooftop with a view of the Red Fort, and 13 rooms including six magnificent suites. Expect to pay 11,000 rupees per night upwards, including tax.
02 of 07
The Manor was initially developed as a small hotel in the 1950s. It's since been completely redesigned as a contemporary boutique hotel, and was awarded Best Boutique Hotel in India by Outlook Traveller magazine in 2016. There are 15 luxurious rooms to choose from, spread over two levels and surrounded by garden. The hotel's fine-dining restaurant hosts culinary pop-ups showcasing different chefs and cuisines from across India. The hotel also offers yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massages, and organizes unique Old World Experiences around Delhi for guests. It's located in south Delhi's upmarket Friends Colony. Rates start from around 9,000 rupees per night, including tax.
03 of 07
Shanti Home is possibly Delhi's most popular boutique hotel. It has 17 rooms, all individually furnished with gorgeous Indian themes. There are also three lounges for relaxing in, ambient rooftop restaurant, a gymnasium, and a custom tailoring service on the premises. Cooking classes, henna, and Ayurvedic massages are offered too. The hotel's location, in the upmarket Janakpuri residential area of west Delhi, is a slight drawback as it's away from Delhi's tourist attractions and is around 30 minutes from the city center. However, there's a Metro train station nearby. And in case you're wondering, "shanti" means peace of mind. Rates start from 5,000 rupees per night, including tax.
04 of 07
If you feel like splurging, you'll find The Roseate to be an extraordinary boutique hotel. Opened in late 2013 as Dusit Devarana (The Roseate is its new brand), it has 50 rooms spread over eight acres of award-winning landscaped gardens. The architecture is just as remarkable. Each room has 24 hour private butler service and an iPad control system, and there are 11 rooms with private pool access and deck as well. Perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation, the hotel also has one of the best luxury spas in India. It's located on National Highway 8, around 10 minutes from Delhi airport and 45-60 minutes from the city center. Facilities include free wireless Internet. Expect to around 17,000 rupees per night, including tax.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
La Sagrita is a newly renovated boutique property with 19 rooms. It has a convenient central location in Sunder Nagar, not far from India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Akshardham Temple, and the city's other main attractions. The neighborhood has one of Delhi's top markets that's renowned for its art galleries and handicraft shops. The hotel's facilities include 24 hour restaurant and room service, concierge, business center, and free Internet. Rates start from 6,000 rupees per night, including tax.
06 of 07
If you like old colonial charm, you'll love Devna! This hotel is an intimate one with just four rooms, and its own private art collection of new and old paintings by India's finest artists. It also houses a fascinating collection of ornaments and antiques, including an old brass gramophone. Rooms are comfortable and are decorated in old world style. Devna is located in peaceful Sunder Nagar, close to La Sagrita. There's no restaurant on the premises but food can be delivered. Rates start from around 5,000 rupees a night, including tax.
07 of 07
Hotel Palace Heights has a rather misleading name -- it's neither a palace hotel nor a high one (it only has two floors). However, it is an attractively done up boutique hotel with 14 rooms, right in the middle of the city center at Connaught Place. Some rooms are quite small but the location really can't be beaten. The staff are also very welcoming and friendly, making this a recommended place to stay. The hotel has one of the top Indian cuisine restaurants in Delhi. It's likely that you'll want to enjoy the numerous other options for dining in the area as well. Expect to pay around 6,500 rupees upwards per night, including tax.