Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel in Delhi, India

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Updated: October 9, 2019

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Review of Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi in India.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – Sophisticated, convenient, and modern, yet also likably traditional.

Fusing contemporary facilities with old-fashioned elegance, the Shangri-La soars above the leafy streets of central Delhi. The lavish lobby is indicative of the overall design which is fashionable without being overly chic. The tropical-style pool and surrounding gardens are larger and more inviting than nearby rivals. And the rooms – most of which have been recently refurbished – are pleasingly spacious. The standout features are the marble bathrooms and the corner alcoves with seating alongside the broad windows which offer more appealing views than other downtown hotels. Also, it’s walkable to Connaught Place and its endless facilities in all directions.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – The Location

  • Address: The official address – ‘19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place’ – is a little misleading. It’s on the corner of Ashoka Road and Janpath Road (which heads north 1.5km to Connaught Place).
  • Area: Great position, with plenty of facilities north along Janpath Road.
  • 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 Patel Chowk station (500m, 7-minute walk). Otherwise, a taxi (unmetered) to/from the airport will take about 30-40 minutes (19km).

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters equally for business people and tourists who all appreciate the convenient location.
  • Views: With no other high-rises nearby, the views are more impressive than most city hotels. Smog permitting, views can extend several kilometers.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Presidential Suites feature jacuzzis.
  • Extras: All suites offer Club Lounge access, airport transfers, and laundry.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)11 4119 1919
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: shangri-la.com

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – Amenities

  • Pool: Inviting and shady, with a large deck. More like a tropical island resort.
  • Spa: Chi, The Spa provides a range of treatments unique to the hotel. Wins awards for its staff and products. Yoga available.
  • Fitness Center: Open 24 hours, with the latest equipment. Also sauna, steam rooms, and jacuzzis indoors and out.
  • Other Facilities: Business Center (open 24 hours).

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Mister Chai – Tea lounge open 24 hours. Very upmarket version of a traditional chai shop. Light meals also available. • Shang Palace – Cuisine from across China, and renowned for its Peking Duck. With an outdoor deck facing the gardens. • Sorrento – Award-winning and family-friendly Italian bistro. Seats inside and al fresco facing the gardens. Authentic pasta and signature cocktails. • Tamra – Long menu offering meals from all across the globe. Several open-plan kitchens add to the appeal. Also, buffets at breakfast and lunch. • Grappa – Italian-style décor, serving wine and cocktails until late.
  • Breakfast: Not included, but can be paid for when booking or on the day.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Premier Rooms • Horizon Deluxe Rooms • Horizon Premier Rooms • Executive Suites • Specialty Suites • Presidential Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms or public areas.
  • Best Room: On the 10th floor, the Presidential Suites are super-luxurious. Featuring 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, jacuzzis, balconies offering broad city views, separate living areas, and kitchenettes. Guests also have Club Lounge access, airport transfers, and other freebies.
  • For Families: All rooms and suites can fit in 1 extra single bed, while the Presidential Suites have 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as kitchenettes.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – Local Transport

  • Walking: Less than 1.5km to all the shops, cafés, bars, and other facilities around Connaught Place, but this is one of the most traffic-clogged places on earth. Janpath Road, which links Connaught Place with the hotel, is home to a few unsavory taxi touts and beggars.
  • Public Transport: The Delhi Metro is quick, reliable, and excellent value. The closest metro station is Patel Chowk, about 500m from the hotel via Ashoka Road. 7-minute walk.
  • 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.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Le Méridien – Offers Le Belvedere (award-winning French cuisine and sublime rooftop position), The One (a la carte and buffets of Indian and international food), and Eau de Monsoon (fine dining of contemporary Indian food). 400m across the other side of the roundabout. 5-minute walk.
  • The Imperial – This adorable and historical hotel is at least worth a look. Better still, stay for a meal and/or drink at 1 of 9 cafés/bars. Particularly appealing are the 1911 Bar & Restaurant and The Atrium tea lounge. About 850m north via Janpath Lane (slightly quicker than along Janpath Road). 11-minute walk.

Otherwise, about 1km north along Janpath Road are many tempting choices, including Pizza Hut and McDonald’s, all within about 200m of each other:

  • 52 Janpath – The name is the address, but along a lane, so it’s distant from traffic noise. With a courtyard, charming interior, and a long menu of mainly western food. Live music on some nights. 12-minute walk (900m).
  • 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. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 13-minute walk (1km).

Shops

  • Nothing within the immediate area, but Connaught Place is only 1.2km to the north. 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. 15-minute walk.

Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi – The Hotel

The imposing hotel is located in a convenient city center location.

The Shangri-La soars above the gardens and main road in a convenient part of the city center.

The Janpath-area hotel is close to Connaught Place.

The hotel is one of several around the Janpath area, and only 15 minutes’ walk to the facilities (and traffic) of Connaught Place.

The opulent lobby features marble flooring and a huge chandelier.

With a marble floor and extravagant lighting, the lobby is particularly opulent.

Mister Chai is an upmarket version of a street-side tea stall.

At the lobby area is Mister Chai, an upmarket version of a street-side tea stall.

Mister Chai serves several types of Indian teas.

Mister Chai is an ideal place to try some of India’s many types of tea.

Sorrento is a stylish Italian bistro.

The Italian bistro in the hotel, Sorrento, is especially stylish.

Grappa offers outdoor seating.

Another of the hotel restaurants, Grappa provides seating alongside the lawns.

Grappa serves contemporary Italian cuisine.

Grappa offers contemporary Italian cuisine as well as a likable setting indoors and out.

The main hotel restaurant, Tamra, offers breakfast and lunch buffets.

The main restaurant is Tamra, which provides buffets at breakfast and lunch.

Tamra serves Japanese, Indian, and other cuisines during lunchtime buffets.

Special sections within the Tamra restaurant offer various cuisines, such as Japanese and Indian, during lunchtime buffets.

Suite guests can access the classy Club Lounge.

Guests at the suites have access to the Club Lounge on the 19th floor.

The lobby features a shopping arcade.

An arcade of boutiques leads from the lobby area.

The urban hotel surprisingly has a garden setting by its pool.

Unlike most hotels in the city, there is a garden setting alongside the fairly large pool.

The spacious suites feature round desks and corner alcoves with sofas.

All suites are spacious and feature round desks and corner alcoves with sofas.

The spacious suite bedrooms feature hints of Indian decor.

With subtle hints of India in the décor, the bedrooms in the suites are sizeable.

The marble bathrooms are very striking.

The marble bathrooms in all the rooms and suites are a standout feature.

Expensive suites come with separate living areas.

The more expensive suites feature separate living areas.

All suits and rooms offer better views than rivals.

Views from many of the rooms and suites are more appealing than at rival hotels.

All suites are very spacious and attractive.

All suites are particularly spacious and inviting.

1911 Bar & Restaurant is located in the nearby Imperial hotel.

The 1911 Bar & Restaurant is in the historic Imperial hotel, about 750m north of the Shangri-La.

The Atrium is popular for drinks or afternoon tea.

The Atrium at The Imperial hotel is perfect for a drink or afternoon tea.

The One is an excellent cafe at Le Méridien nearby.

At the Le Méridien, 500m across the roundabout, are several options, including a café called The One.

Janpath road to the north leads to Connaught Place.

North from the roundabout near the Shangri-La, Janpath is the major road heading to Connaught Place.

52 Janpath is a great place to eat on Janpath Road.

One of many places to eat and drink about 1km along Janpath Road is 52 Janpath.

Café Delhi Heights is another popular cafe.

Close to 52 Janpath is the popular Café Delhi Heights.

Connaught Place about 1.5km away has several interesting establishments.

There isn’t that much immediately outside the hotel of interest to guests, so head to Connaught Place, about 1.5km to the north.

Connaught Place have plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop.

Connaught Place is home to hundreds of places to eat, drink, and shop.

There are several good bistros and bars at Connaught Place.

The outer ring road of Connaught Place has several classy bistros and bars.

The Delhi Metro is very efficient.

The Delhi Metro is a great way to get around the city.

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