Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place in Delhi, India

Home > Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Review
by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 9, 2019

See Also

Review of Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place in Delhi, India.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – Style, tradition, and charm in the midst of downtown.

Right in the center of all the action around Connaught Place, this boutique hotel provides elegance and history. Spread along an upper level and pleasingly soundproofed, rooms are compact and functional and feature some Indian-style decorations. Half the rooms connect to a common, semi-private terraced courtyard with views of the road two floors below; the remainder overlook the far quieter inner streets. Smaller and more personable than other four and five-star hotels in downtown, the Radisson still offers impressive amenities (though there’s no space for a pool), and it’s very handy to several facilities, park, and metro station.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – The Location

  • Address: G-59 in Block G within Connaught Place, a series of circular roads within the city center. On the corner of Radial Road Number 3 (a side-street going into the circle) and Connaught Circle (the outer ring road).
  • Area: Within the center of Delhi, so the very busy roads, crowds, and noise can be overwhelming at times.
  • 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 Rajiv Chowk station (200m from the hotel, 2-minute walk). Otherwise, a taxi (unmetered) to/from the airport will take about 30-45 minutes (19km).
  • Handy to: All the facilities at Connaught Place.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – The Basics

  • Guests: Combination of tourists and business people all relishing the convenience.
  • Views: Rooms along the outer part of the building feature a common courtyard overlooking the main road from 2 floors up. The other rooms provide less interesting views of the inner streets but are certainly quieter. All rooms are well soundproofed.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this sort of inner-city boutique hotel in Delhi.
  • Extras: Free laundry for Business Class Rooms. Guests in the Suites get free Club Lounge access, spa treatment, and airport transfers.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)11 4690 9090
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: radissonblu.com

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – Amenities

  • Pool: Not expected or provided at this sort of inner-city boutique hotel.

  • Fitness Center: Small but adequate.
  • Spa: Surprisingly large, the stylish Sohum Spa is on the ground floor. Traditional-style treatments and highly-trained staff.
  • Other Facilities: Travel desk. Business Center (open 24 hours). Money-changing. Laundry.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: The Great Kabab Factory – Famous for skewered meats and vegetables, all created using traditional cooking methods. Indoors, spacious, and curious décor. • FIFTY9 – Named after the hotel address, it’s the place for breakfast and light meals all day. Impressive selection of western food. • The Connaught – Stylish bar/lounge with imported spirits, specializing in whiskey. Finger food available.
  • Breakfast: Included for guests in Business Class Rooms. Otherwise can be paid for when booking or on the day.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Business Class Rooms • Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms or public areas. Dedicated spot on the balcony for smokers.
  • Best Room: Suites are considerably more spacious and offer welcome extras such as laundry, airport transfers, spa treatment, and access to the Club Lounge.
  • For Families: Not really set up for families. Book 2 adjoining rooms, but these won’t have connecting doors.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – Local Transport

  • Walking: Everything tourists need – and so much more – is within a few minutes’ walk in all directions. It gets far quieter further within the circle and closer to the park.
  • Public Transport: The Delhi Metro is quick, reliable, and excellent value. The closest metro station, Rajiv Chowk, is only 200m; head along the side-street towards the park (2-minute walk). Additionally, the hotel is about 1.5km by auto-rickshaw from the New Delhi railway station, with services all over India (7-minute drive).
  • 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.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    So much to choose from around Connaught Place, but there are only a few options in the immediate area:

  • China Garden – Next to the hotel entrance. Surprisingly spacious, it wins annual awards for attentive service, stylish décor, and innovative menu. Next to the hotel entrance. 1-minute walk.
  • Oh My Gopala! – Elegant setting and authentic vegetarian food from across the country. Ideal for fussy eaters. About 80m left around the corner. 1-minute walk.
  • Pioneer’s Flavours of China +91 (0)11 4151 3523 – One of several nearby restaurants specializing in Chinese cuisine. Very popular over many years. From the corner, head right for about 100m. 1-minute walk.
  • Cibamor – Chic European-style bistro with cozy tables and extended wine list. Just past Pioneer. 2-minute walk (130m).

Shops

  • All sorts of places to shop, eat, and drink in every direction around Connaught Place. The (1-way) outer ring road which the hotel faces is very noisy. Far nicer for shopping and strolling are the side-streets and inner ring roads within the circle. And relax at Central Park, in the middle of the circle.

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place – The Hotel

The hotel is located in a colonial-era building.

The hotel is part of a low-level colonial-era building in the city center.

The hotel is located in the busiest part of Connaught Place.

The Radisson Blu is in G Block of Connaught Place, the busiest area for shopping and eating in Delhi.

The small lobby cafe sells pastries, cakes, and coffee.

A small café within the lobby area offers pastries, cakes, and coffee.

Breakfast and other meals are served at FIFTY9.

FIFTY9 is where breakfast is served. It also offers meals all day.

The Great Kabab Factory specializes in meat and vegetable skewers.

The Great Kabab Factory is hugely popular for meat and vegetable skewers using various traditional cooking methods.

The Connaught bar and lounge is attached to FIFTY9.

Attached to FIFTY9 is The Connaught bar and lounge.

The hotel features several guest lounges.

Despite the limited space around the hotel, there are several guest lounges.

The hotel atrium is a relaxing place to unwind at.

An atrium within the hotel is a relaxing place to unwind, distant from the incessant traffic outside the hotel.

The hotel features a stylish design that includes prints of ancient India.

The Radisson Blu features a stylish design, including corridors lined with prints of ancient India.

Sohum Spa is very impressive.

On the ground floor is the impressive Sohum Spa.

Rooms either face the outer ring road or the quieter inner streets.

Rooms and suites are along either side of the extended corridors. Some face the very noisy outer ring road; others overlook the far quieter inner streets within Connaught Place.

The compact rooms feature prints of old India.

Rooms are compact and likeable, with prints of old India on the walls.

The soundproofed rooms feature small windows to minimize the traffic noise.

Windows are not as large as those in other hotels, but this is to minimize noise and light from the busy ring road outside. The rooms are adequately soundproofed.

The compact bathrooms are functional and attractive.

Bathrooms are also compact, but attractive and functional.

The lobby-side garden courtyard is designated as a smoking area.

The garden courtyard near the lobby is a dedicated smoking area.

The hotel is right on the busy outer ring road at Connaught Place.

Rooms are 2 floors above the very busy outer ring road at Connaught Place.

The hotel is located at Connaught Place.

The Radisson Blu is at Connaught Place, a historic and fascinating area packed with places to eat, drink, and shop.

The outer ring road is lined with terraces.

Terraces line the entire outer ring road, which is several kilometers long.

My Govinda’s close by serves a diverse Indian menu.

Oh My Gopala! is an appealing restaurant that focuses on cuisine from across India. Only 50m around the corner from the hotel.

Pioneer Flavours of China is also in the neighborhood.

Pioneer’s Flavours of China is one of several similar restaurants in the immediate area.

China Garden restaurant by the hotel entrance is very sophisticated.

Right next to the hotel entrance is the spacious and sophisticated China Garden restaurant.

Cibamor close by is a chic European-style bistro.

Cibamor is a chic European-style bistro within a 2-minute walk of the hotel.

The nearest station for the efficient Delhi Metro is just 200m away.

The Delhi Metro is clean, fast, efficient, and very cheap. And the nearest station is only 200m from the hotel.

Central Park above the metro station is very popular.

Above the metro station and in the middle of Connaught Place, Central Park is a popular place for locals to relax.

One can always find rickshaws near the hotel.

Of course, there are plenty of auto-rickshaws around the streets near the hotel.

Read More

Free Travel Guides

Get free travel guides and maps.

Coming soon: Paris, Santorini, Mykonos, London, Rome, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Tokyo, NYC, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Cancun, Tulum

Get Started Here!