Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity in Delhi, India

by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 4, 2019

Review of Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity in Delhi, India.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – Personality, vibrancy, and charm; much nicer than many larger internationally-known hotels.

Despite the unexciting exterior, this hotel is significantly more likable than most mega properties around Aerocity, a purpose-built suburb of hotels and malls only minutes from the airport. There is plenty of color and class, and the staff is more personable because it’s considerably smaller than neighboring rivals. All rooms are spacious and feature uncommon Indian-style décor and photos, and some also feature barbecues on private porches. Views are limited, but those transiting overnight probably won’t mind. The Pride Plaza is very convenient to the malls and cafés in the center of Aerocity and handy to the metro station for express services to downtown.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – The Location

  • Address: In the middle of Aerocity, a modern suburb with nothing but hotels and tourist facilities; in fact, no-one lives there. About 12 minutes (4.4km) 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: Transfers to and/or from the airport may be included in the rates. Otherwise, get a taxi. See Local Transport below for information about the Delhi Metro.
  • Handy to: Airport.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – The Basics

  • Guests: Like most hotels in the area, the majority of guests are transit passengers seeking proximity to the airport.
  • Views: Better views than some other hotels nearby. A few rooms are set back from the road, while others face inwards and overlook the pool.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not really expected or provided at an airport hotel like this in Delhi.
  • Extras: Free 1-way or 2-way transfers between the hotel and airport, depending on the booking.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)729 004 7536
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: pridehotel.com

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – Amenities

  • Pool: On the ground floor and a decent size. Likable setting with tropical plants providing adequate shade.
  • Spa: The Sohum Spa is spacious and highly personalized.
  • Fitness Center: All the gear needed in a smallish room.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Aqua Grill – Outdoor tables alongside the pool for barbecues and live music most nights. • Café Pride – At the lobby level for a la carte and buffets at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open-plan kitchen. • Oriental Spice – Fine dining, with an eclectic menu featuring cuisine from all over Asia. Attentive staff, and dinner only. • Mr. Confectioner – More about pastries than sweets. Also, tea/coffee and light meals, e.g. wraps and sandwiches. Open 24 hours. • Stallion – Lounge bar for cocktails, imported spirits, and light meals. Open till early hours.
  • Breakfast: Normally not included, but this depends on how the room was booked.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Superior Rooms • Premium Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking may be allowed in some rooms; check when booking. More strict in public areas.
  • Best Room: Premium Rooms are slightly larger and considerably more elegant.
  • For Families: Superior Rooms are large enough for 2 double beds. Or book adjoining rooms with connecting doors.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – 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 600m to the south. Take a short cut through the mall area. 10-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.

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    Within a cluster in and around the Worldmark shopping malls (see below) are:

  • Plum by Bent Chair Delhi – Quirky décor and hearty portions. As famous for its chairs as its cocktails and curries. 7-minute walk (550m).
  • Farzi Café – Exquisite food, attentive service, and lovely ambience. Live jazz on most weekends. 7-minute walk (600m).
  • Food Capital +91 85277 26011 – Expansive basement food court with several tempting cafés offering Indian, Chinese, and western food, e.g. pizzas. 7-minute walk (600m).
  • Chaayos – Hugely popular for casual meals and all sorts of teas. Intimate tables and cozy setting. 8-minute walk (600m).
  • Café Delhi Heights – One in a countrywide chain of inviting cafés. Extended menu, friendly staff, and beer/wine available. 8-minute walk (650m).

Shops

  • Worldmark 1, 2, and 3 are a trio of massive western-style shopping malls. All are alongside each other, with a 1-2 minute walk. The malls are also home to well-known outlets, e.g. Starbucks and Subway, as well as numerous boutiques and minimarts. 6-minute walk (500m).

Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi – The Hotel

The hotel is located in the commercial neighborhood of Aerocity.

The hotel is in the middle of the purpose-built suburb of Aerocity which is packed with hotels, cafés, malls, and offices, and only 5 minutes by car/taxi from the airport.

The hotel is surrounded by several cafes and shops of the Worldmark malls.

The Pride Plaza has a terrific position almost within the Worldmark shopping malls, so several classy cafés and shops are very close to the hotel entrance.

The hotel is more attractive than its nearby rivals.

The hotel looks like many others in the area, but is certainly more likable than most.

The hotel staff is extremely friendly.

Staff at the hotel are friendlier than those at the larger and more recognized hotels in the immediate area.

The hotel pool is surrounded by tropical palms.

Unusual among rivals are the tropical palms dotted around the hotel pool.

Many rooms face the quieter pool.

Many rooms face inwards towards the pool rather than the busy main road outside.

The bright lobby and guest lounge are very attractive.

The lobby and guest lounge are bright and welcoming.

Mr. Confectioner is a 24-hour patisserie and coffee shop.

At the lobby, Mr. Confectioner is actually a patisserie and coffee shop open 24 hours.

Café Pride offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.

Café Pride, just behind the reception area, offers buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Café Pride also serves a la carte meals.

Café Pride also provides a la carte meals all day.

Oriental Spice offers fine dining in the evenings only.

The other hotel restaurant, Oriental Spice, has fine dining, but evenings only.

Stallion bar/lounge is open till very late.

Also at the hotel, Stallion is a sophisticated bar/lounge that’s open until well after midnight.

Sohum Spa offers soothing massages and beauty treatments.

The Sohum Spa at the hotel is ideal for a soothing massage or indulgent beauty treatment.

The hotel features beautiful Indian art on the corridor walls.

Certainly appealing is the range of Indian-style art around the corridor walls.

All rooms are spacious and feature full-length windows.

The Pride Plaza offers a range of spacious rooms with full-length windows maximizing the views and light.

The comfortable rooms have a pleasant decor.

Rooms are comfortable and the décor more endearing than in many other hotels in the area.

Bathrooms come with internal windows and blinds.

The bathroom features an internal window with an adjustable blind.

A surprising feature of the hotel are the rare Indian decor, photos, and paintings.

Surprisingly rare among all hotels across Delhi are the Indian-style décor, photos, and paintings that line the walls of the rooms at the Pride Plaza.

The hotel is located in the Aerocity suburb.

The hotel is in Aerocity, a suburb of nothing but hotels, cafés, malls, and offices. The area is more modern and cleaner than anywhere else in Delhi.

The Worldmark shopping malls are close by.

Dominating the center of Aerocity, and only a few minutes on foot from the hotel, is the trio of malls called Worldmark 1, 2, and 3.

Café Delhi Heights is a very popular hangout close to the hotel.

Among many excellent places to eat and drink within 100m of the hotel is the popular Café Delhi Heights.

Farzi Café close by features contemporary Indian cuisine and live jazz music.

For contemporary Indian cuisine and live jazz music, Farzi Café is also near the hotel entrance.

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

Close to Farzi is the quirky Plum by Bent Chair Delhi café, which is as famous for its décor as its food.

Chaayos serves a good selection of Indian teas.

Opposite the road from Plum, Chaayos is renowned for its range of teas from across India.

Food Capital has an enviable choice of cafes.

The finest choice of eateries is at Food Capital within the Worldmark shopping mall complex, and only a few minutes on foot from the hotel.

Central is a major shopping destination in Aerocity.

The Central department store is a major shopping area within Aerocity.

Aerocity metro station is within walking distance from the hotel.

About 600m from the hotel, the Aerocity metro station 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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