Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport Hotel in India

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 9, 2019

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Review of Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport in Delhi, India.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – Compact, convenient, functional, and reliable.

This is one of many in Aerocity, an enclave of hotels and tourist facilities only 5 minutes from the airport by car/taxi. And as part of a well-known chain, guests know exactly what to expect at this Holiday Inn: comfortable rooms, reasonable rates, and practical amenities such as a pool, spa, and gym. But the overall spaciousness and serenity may surprise many, enhanced by the excellently soundproofed walls and windows. It offers a top-notch location for cafés, bars, and malls, and is walkable to the metro station which provides express services to downtown Delhi.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – The Location

    (Not to be confused with the Holiday Inn Express at Terminal 3 within the airport.)

  • Address: In Aerocity, a modern suburb with nothing but hotels and tourist facilities; in fact, no-one lives there. About 10 minutes (4.5km) by car/taxi from the international and domestic terminals.
  • Area: More tranquil, tidy, and secure, and far less hassle than staying anywhere in the city center. Plenty of facilities within walking distance.
  • How to Get There: 1-way or 2-way transfers to/from the airport are included, but this depends on whether guests have booked a room or suite. Otherwise, get a taxi. See Local Transport below for information about the Delhi Metro.
  • Handy to: Airport.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters for all, particularly those on business. Most guests are seeking accommodations somewhere close to the airport.
  • Views: Superior street views from the upper 2 floors, while rooms on the lower levels are closer to the noisy road. Some rooms face inwards and overlook the pool. All rooms are soundproofed well.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not really expected or provided at this sort of transit hotel in Delhi.
  • Extras: One/two-way transfers can be included. Club Lounge access for suite guests. Daily newspaper delivered to all rooms.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)11 4222 2000
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: ihg.com

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – Amenities

  • Pool: Decent sized and outdoors on the first level. Reasonably shady.
  • Spa: The Lea Spa & Salon offers an impressive array of facials, traditional massages, and scrubs.
  • Fitness Center: The Health and Fitness Centre is surprisingly good. Separate men’s and women’s steam rooms.
  • For Families: Baby-sitting. Cots. Special deals for food and accommodation.
  • Other Facilities: Travel desk. Business services. Money-changing. Boutiques.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Viva – All-day dining, offering buffets and a la carte from across the globe. Promoted as an ‘interactive experience’ with open-plan kitchen areas. • Viva Deli – Indian and European pastries and delicacies. Also, tea and coffee which can be selected using the ‘sniffing box’. • Bella Italia – First branch in India of this UK chain. Pasta, pizza, grills, and gelato in vibrant, quirky, and cozy setting.
  • Bar: The Hangar – Lounge & Bar – At the lobby and open until 1 am for cocktails, wines, and spirits. Intimate setting, pub-style meals, and modern décor.
  • Breakfast: Included if staying in a suite, but not free for guests in the rooms.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – Rooms

  • Room Types: King Executive Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Superior Rooms • Executive Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: Dedicated rooms and areas for smokers.
  • Best Room: Executive Suites are significantly larger and feature separate living rooms. Also includes pleasant extras like 2-way airport transfers, Club Lounge access, and free laundry.
  • For Families: Many rooms feature 2 double beds and are ideal for small families. Some rooms and suites also have connecting doors.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – Local Transport

  • Walking: Plenty of facilities within the suburb of Aerocity, which is about 1km by 400m in area. The special zone offers things rarely (if ever) found elsewhere in Delhi: e.g. shady footpaths, minimal traffic, and no hassles.
  • Public Transport: The Delhi Metro is quick, reliable, and excellent value. An express service, with only 4 stops, links Aerocity with the New Delhi station, attached to the main railway terminal. The Aerocity metro station is about 500m down the main road from the hotel. 6-minute walk.
  • Taxis & Rickshaws: Taxis are white, poorly-signed, and even harder to find in Aerocity than elsewhere in Delhi. Best arranged through the hotel. None will use a meter and all are outrageously overpriced, so many locals use Uber and Ola. Oddly, there are no auto-rickshaws in Aerocity.

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • The area is packed with upmarket hotels offering classy bistros and bars. The closest and one of the finest is Spice It, a colorful café on the ground floor of the Ibis hotel, just 150m up the road. 2-minute walk.

In and around the Worldmark shopping malls (see below) are many fabulous options, including:

Shops

  • Worldmark 1, 2, and 3 are a trio of massive western-style shopping malls. All are alongside each other, just around the corner and within a 1-2 minute walk of the hotel. The malls are also home to well-known outlets, e.g. Starbucks and Subway, as well as numerous boutiques and minimarts. 1-minute walk (70m).

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport – The Hotel

Aerocity with its hotels, cafes, offices, and malls is close to the airport.

The hotel is on a prime corner in Aerocity, a purpose-built suburb of hotels, cafés, offices, and malls only 5 minutes by car/taxi from the international and domestic airports.

The pool and lounge chairs offers a tropical resort vibe.

Lounge chairs around the large hotel pool provide an almost tropical resort vibe.

Viva restaurant is popular for its open-plan kitchens.

The main hotel restaurant, Viva, is renowned for its open-plan kitchens where guests can watch their meals being prepared.

The spacious Viva has a cheerful decor.

The Viva restaurant at the Holiday Inn is spacious and the décor is cheerful.

Suites include the vast buffet breakfasts.

Buffet breakfasts – which are included if staying in a suite – are substantial.

Viva Deli sells delicious treats and tea/coffee.

Also in the hotel, Viva Deli offers a range of tasty treats and tea/coffee.

The Hangar bar has a nice selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits.

The hotel bar, appropriately named The Hangar, provides a range of cocktails, wines, and spirits.

Bella Italia is the first Indian branch of the famous UK chain.

The other hotel restaurant is Bella Italia, the first outlet in India of a well-known UK chain.

The reception area features a few boutiques.

Around the corner from the reception area are a few boutiques.

Rooms are soundproofed and offer road or pool views.

Most rooms face the main road, but are protected from traffic and airport noise by very effective soundproofing. Other rooms overlook the pool.

The spacious rooms are comfortable and well-appointed.

The rooms and facilities are of a standard expected of this well-known international chain.

Many family-friendly rooms have 2 double beds.

Many rooms feature 2 double beds which can accommodate a small family.

The subtly decorated rooms have modern amenities.

Décor in the rooms is subdued and the amenities are modern and functional.

Aerocity has wide, clean, and shady streets with little traffic.

Unlike the rest of Delhi, streets around Aerocity are wide, clean, and shady, and there is remarkably little traffic.

24/7 minimart nearby is open round the clock.

Just 200m around the corner from the hotel is a minimart open 24/7 (as the name suggests). Next door is the Underdoggs bistro and bar.

Plum by Bent Chair is renowned for its decor and food.

One of several terrific places to eat just around the corner from the hotel, the Plum restaurant provides a funky décor as renowned as its food.

Kylin Experience next door is popular for its Japanese cuisine.

Next to Plum, Kylin Experience focuses on Japanese food.

Dhaba serves modern local cuisine.

And the third in a row alongside Plum and Kylin is the alluring Dhaba for modern local cuisine.

Food Capital under Worldmark 1 and 2 has a good selection of cheap cafes.

In the basement of the Worldmark 1 shopping mall, a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, is an expansive food court.

The Worldmark 1, 2, and 3 shopping malls are just around the corner.

Straddling both sides of the road around the corner from the Holiday Inn are the Worldmark 1, 2, and 3 shopping malls.

Central is the main department store in Aerocity.

Central is the main department store within the trio of Worldmark malls.

The hotel is very close to a metro station.

One advantage of staying at the Holiday Inn is its proximity (300m) from the metro station which offers express services to the city center.

The Delhi metro is an efficient way to travel.

The Delhi Metro is fast, efficient, and very cheap.

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