Hyatt Regency Delhi Hotel in India

by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 4, 2019

Review of Hyatt Regency Delhi in India.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – Enormous, modern, and almost imposing, but isolated.

The most southerly and therefore, most distant of the inner-city high-rise hotels, with an unappealing outside design that belies the opulent interior. From the marble lobby, there are shops, restaurants, and bars in all directions, and a spiral staircase leads to the large pool set within a garden of rare lawns. With an admirable mixture of contemporary and traditional, all rooms and suites are very appealing, and the residences feature up to 3 bedrooms. Despite being in a fairly scruffy and noisy area, advantages for some would be its proximity to a metro station and the hotel’s location about halfway between the airport and downtown.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – The Location

  • Address: Bhikaiji Cama Place and facing Mahatma Gandhi Marg (road). In the more distant southern part of the inner city.
  • Area: In an area with wide streets and plenty of noise and traffic all over. On the southern edge of the city section sometimes called ‘Diplomatic Enclave’ or ‘Diplomatic Area’.
  • How to Get There: From the airport, take the shuttle bus to the Aerocity metro station. Go to the New Delhi metro station, and then get a connection to the Bhikaiji Cama Place metro station (150m from the hotel via a subway). Otherwise, a taxi (unmetered) to/from the airport will take about 30 minutes (13km).

Hyatt Regency Delhi – The Basics

  • Guests: A combination of business people and tourists, with plenty of guests from across India.
  • Views: As the only high-rise in the area, views of the streets are extensive. Always fascinating but rarely scenic.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not really expected – nor provided – at this sort of high-rise city hotel in Delhi.
  • Extras: Guests in some suites get free access to the Club Lounge and airport transfers.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout the hotel for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)11 2679 1234
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: hyatt.com

Hyatt Regency Delhi – Amenities

  • Pool: The pool is large and features a likable garden setting rather than a lofty rooftop position. Attached splash area for toddlers and resort-style bar.
  • Spa: Part of the massive fitness center, with a whirlpool, sauna, and steam rooms.
  • Fitness Center: The Club Olympus Fitness Centre is alongside the spa and features all the latest equipment. Open 24/7, and personal trainers available. Yoga classes can also be arranged in the special studio.
  • Other Facilities: Shopping arcade. Money exchange. Laundry. Travel desk. Business Center.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: La Piazza – Wins awards frequently for its Italian fare. Renowned across the city for more than just pizzas and pasta. Authentic décor, open-plan kitchen, and extended wine list. • T.K’s Oriental Grill – Japanese teppanyaki and Mongolian barbeques in a swanky setting. Also, Thai a la carte and special lunchtime grills on weekends. • The China Kitchen – Award-winning and contemporary cuisine with many expat chefs. Bar attached. Hugely popular for Sunday lunches of dim sum. • Café – Pleasant and casual setting overlooking the gardens. Popular for afternoon High Teas and healthy food, including salads. • Sidewalk Pastry Shop – French-style patisserie with fresh breads and cakes. Seats alongside in a bright and airy position. • Polo Lounge – English-style pub with TV sports and imported wines, beers, and spirits. Fascinating photos all over the walls. Open all day. • The Deck – Resort-style bar by the pool.
  • Breakfast: Included for those in Suites and for Club Lounge members.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – Rooms

  • Room Types: King Bed or Twin Beds with Pool View or Club Access • Regency Suites King • Regency Suites Terrace • Regency Executive Suites • Premier Suites • Diplomat Suites • Residences with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Some rooms may allow smoking. Check with the management when booking.
  • Best Room: The Diplomat Suites are ultra-swish. Nearly 3 times larger than the standard suites and on a special floor, with living rooms, huge dining tables, and luxurious marble bathrooms.
  • For Families: All rooms and suites can fit in at least 1 extra single bed, and some have connecting doors. Residences in another wing have 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – Local Transport

  • Walking: Almost nothing worthwhile within walking distance, and the surrounding streets are noisy and clogged with traffic.
  • Public Transport: The Delhi Metro is quick, reliable, and excellent value. The closest metro station is Bhikaiji Cama Place (150m from the hotel via a subway).
  • Taxis & Rickshaws: Taxis are white, poorly-signed, and surprisingly hard to find. Best arranged through the hotel. None will use a meter and all are outrageously overpriced, so many locals use Uber and Ola. Contrastingly, auto-rickshaws are everywhere.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    Nothing of any interest to locals, let alone tourists, within walking distance, so take a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or the metro to Connaught Place (10km). These 3 places are near the Radisson Blu hotel:

  • Oh My Gopala! – Elegant setting and authentic vegetarian food from across the country. Ideal for fussy eaters. About 50m around the corner from the Radisson. 24-minute drive (10km).
  • Cibamor – Chic European-style bistro with cozy tables and extended wine list. About 150m, turning right at the corner. 26-minute drive (10km).
  • China Garden – Next to the hotel entrance. Surprisingly spacious, it wins annual awards for attentive service, stylish décor, and innovative menu. 27-minute drive (11km).

Along Janpath, the road towards Connaught Place, these cafes are within walking distance north up the road from the Janpath metro station:

  • 52 Janpath – The name is the address, but along a lane, so it’s distant from traffic noise. With courtyard, charming interior, and a long menu of mainly western food. Live music on some nights. 4-minute walk (240m).
  • Moonshine Cafe & Bar Janpath – More salubrious than the name might suggest. Back from the traffic-clogged road, popular for live music, DJs, and tasty food. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • Café Delhi Heights – One in a chain of popular eateries. Upstairs for views, affable staff, and extra-long menu focused on healthy options. Drinks specials all day. 5-minute walk (350m).

Shops

  • Nothing within walking distance, so take a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or the metro to Connaught Place (10km, 25-minute drive). Don’t be put off by the incessant traffic and noise of the (one-way) outer ring road. Stroll among the endless places to eat, drink, and shop within the inner streets, and relax at Central Park in the middle of the circle.

Hyatt Regency Delhi – The Hotel

The vast lobby is opulent and welcoming.

Despite the bland outside design, the lobby is opulent and indicative of the design throughout the hotel.

The lobby has a shopping arcade.

From the lobby area is an arcade of chic boutiques.

Breakfast is served at Café.

One of the restaurants, simply called Café, is where breakfast is served.

Café serves a good selection of desserts.

The Café at the Hyatt also offers a tempting array of desserts.

Sidewalk Pastry Shop is located by the lobby.

Between the Café and lobby is the Sidewalk Pastry Shop.

Polo Lounge is an attractive pub-style bar.

The Polo Lounge is an inviting pub-style place for a drink and chat.

Polo Lounge showcases photos of ponies and polo players.

The décor of the Polo Lounge is fascinating and features photos of ponies and polo players.

T.K’s Oriental Grill has teppanyaki stations.

T.K’s Oriental Grill features teppanyaki stations.

The China Kitchen's bar has a good selection of imported spirits.

The bar at The China Kitchen, another restaurant at the Hyatt, sells an extensive array of imported spirits.

The China Kitchen offers outdoor seating by the gardens.

The China Kitchen provides seats overlooking a sizeable patch of gardens and lawns which are rare among city hotels.

The restaurant decor is subdued in places.

The décor in The China Kitchen can be subdued or…

The restaurant has vibrant decor in some places.

…quite vivid.

La Piazza is a classic Mediterranean-style bistro.

A classic Mediterranean-style bistro, La Piazza is located at a lower mezzanine level at the Hyatt.

The wood-fired pizzas at La Piazza are delicious.

La Piazza is renowned across the city for its wood-fired pizzas.

The spa and fitness center are located by the pool.

The spa and fitness center are alongside each other and accessible through a door near the pool.

The hotel has large gardens and lawns.

Unlike many hotels in Delhi, there are spacious gardens and lawns. They are dominated by the pool (which was undergoing renovations during the winter of 2019).

The poolside bar is resort-style and empty during the winter.

The resort-style poolside bar at the Hyatt lies dormant during the chilly winter months.

Auto-rickshaws are a convenient means of transport.

The Hyatt is isolated, so auto-rickshaws are the best way to get around the inner city.

The hotel is located close to a metro station.

One advantage of staying at the hotel is its proximity to a metro station with connections to the city center.

Connaught Place features several shops, cafes, and bars.

Easily accessible by metro from the hotel, Connaught Place is a series of circular roads lined with shops, cafés, and bars.

The stylish Oh My Gopala! serves a pan-India cuisine.

In Connaught Place, Oh My Gopala! is a stylish restaurant focusing on cuisine from across India.

Cibamor is a a chic European-style bistro at Connaught Place.

Another fabulous option at Connaught Place is Cibamor, a chic European-style bistro.

The spacious and sophisticated China Garden restaurant is located next to the Radisson Blu hotel entrance.

Right next to the entrance of the Radisson Blu hotel at Connaught Place is the spacious and sophisticated China Garden restaurant.

Café Delhi Heights offers a long and healthy menu and drinks specials.

Near China Garden, Café Delhi Heights offers a long menu with a focus on healthy food, as well as drinks specials all day.

52 Janpath offers a western menu and a courtyard setting.

Also close to China Garden, 52 Janpath provides a quiet courtyard, charming interior, and extended menu of mainly western food.

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