A few years ago our family spent half a week in Delhi during a mileage run. I recently realized that we never wrote about this trip, our stay at the Hyatt Regency Delhi or our adventure visiting the Taj Mahal with our toddler. Kyle did cover a little bit about our exciting flight over where we experienced an emergency landing on our British Airways flight out of London. My next few posts will be recounting our stay and other events during this quick trip to India as a family.
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Located near plenty of restaurants and especially close to night markets for easy shopping and local finds, the property is about 45-60 minutes from the airport – though commutes in Delhi are never guaranteed.
Bhikaiji Cama Place Ring Road, Near Fire Station, Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110066, India
+91 11 2679 1234
Due to our emergency landing in Frankfurt, we were put on an Air India flight from Frankfurt to New Delhi. Unfortunately, our bags did not make the switch with us and thus neither did the car seat nor stroller. We arranged for the hotel to pick us up in a hotel car (Toyota Camry) with a child seat installed. (This is something we have done in other countries when in makes more sense than lugging around a car seat.) The drive was approximately twenty-five minutes from the airport. Metered taxis are available at the airport and Uber is also available in Delhi though during our stay we found hailing cabs or tuk tuks to be just as easy and quick.
Unfortunately as this review is for a stay that was almost three years ago, the photos that we took don’t portray exactly what I had hoped they would. I remember as we first walked into the hotel, I was impressed by the sprawling reception area. This space felt just as any five-star hotel should. The reception is bright and beautiful, filled with stone and light.
During our stay we were upgraded to a Regency Suite Terrace thanks to my husband’s Diamond status with Hyatt. As you walk in to the room through the entry way there is a small guest bathroom to the left.
The living room has a large glass desk with plenty of space. A welcome amenity of dried fruits and candy was waiting for us when we arrived. Just above the desk sits the television for the living room with a sofa and sitting chair on the other side of this area. As mentioned previously, the photos of the living space are lacking a bit here, but you get the idea.
The bedroom was spacious and featured a King size bed, sitting chair with ottoman, and plugs above each bedside table – something I really appreciate. As you can gather from the name of the suite, there was also a terrace which in our room had a great view of the pool.
The walk-through closet/bathroom combo made this long and narrow space feel less claustrophobic than it looks here. There was a room with mirror door for the toilet, closet space, double vanity, walk-in shower and large soaking tub.
Regency Club Lounge
The lounge was large and featured private rooms which we were put in during one of our visits (as Lucy was not an appropriate age for the general lounge during cocktail hour but they were happy to accommodate). There was always plenty of seating available throughout the lounge during the evening cocktail hour and breakfast in the morning.
Evening Cocktail & Canapés
The food on offer in the evenings included fresh fruits, vegetables with numerous dip options, small hot plates and a small variety of desserts.
Breakfast in the club lounge included a table of fresh pastries, 1-2 small hot options, cold cuts, veggies, breads and a fridge full of fresh juices.
After a long and gruesome journey into New Delhi, we were anxious to get down and relax on the lawn by the pool. The grounds are thoughtfully landscaped and this whole area is the perfect place to unwind.
Walking out from the hotel to the pool area and there is nothing but open seats to choose from. However, just behind the trees there is a hidden children’s pool that will be exactly what our daughter is looking for.
The children’s pool was also very large in size and was the perfect depth for Lucy (age 1.5 at the time). The water was refreshing and we enjoyed spending the hot afternoon here together as we attempted to fight off the jet lag.
There is a lovely spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center at this property but unfortunately during this stay we failed to take photographs of these areas. The gym is open 24/7 and in addition to the equipment there is also a yoga studio, whirlpool and sauna.
There are multiple dining options at this hotel and they are very much worth visiting. We had the pleasure of trying both China Kitchen and La Piazza. We savored almost everything on the menu at each place it seemed, and I don’t think I could adequately cover the experiences in this post. I hope to add the experience we had dining at this property in a separate post.
We did opt for breakfast in the Cafe one morning (we usually like to try the club and the restaurant on any stay that allows) and it did not disappoint. The buffet included a variety of local dishes, an omelet station, western options, pastries, breads and fruit.
Twice during this stay we tried In-Room Dining and both times we were pleased with the food. The first night we ordered the Lamb Biryana and Naan, it was delicious. Our second room service experience we were clearly missing a few comforts of home and ordered grilled chicken with broccoli, club sandwich with fries, sushi and cheesecake. It’s all about balance, right? Both experiences were positive and the food was good.
After revisiting my memories of this stay I realized that I am ready to go back to India and if we found ourselves in Delhi again, I would love to return to this hotel. My family and I enjoyed the Hyatt Regency Delhi very much. The property and grounds are stunning, the service is warm and the food is top-notch – I hope that I can return and experience it all over again, and hopefully… grab a few more pictures.
Have you been to the Hyatt Regency Delhi? Was your experience like ours? Do you have other hotel recommendations for Delhi?