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Located in the heart of Connaught Place, Shangri-La’s-Eros* is towering over the neighborhood but occupies a fairly small plot of land, around the corner from the street markets. The spacious lobby, with fresh flower arrangements, is complemented by Mister Chai – a well-decorated cafe with a minimal menu and fresh baked goods. The decor around the hotel is very intricate, with a hint of avant-garde details in the gold lines. The restaurants are all really well designed as well, with wonderful menu selections. Italian was my favorite, the shaded patio might have something to do with that :).
The hotel* is recently renovated and always spotless, all day, every day. All of my items, like shoes and toiletries, were neatly organized daily on crisp white napkins. Deluxe Rooms are spacious, the shower is fully glass, which makes the room feel bigger. There are blinds all around the shower if you’re looking for privacy. The Executive Suite includes breakfast and a few other perks, such as access to the higher level lounge with a nice view. The room is not enough space for 3 people as the booking sites claim – the couch in the living room is more like a day bed, not one you can sleep on comfortably.
Down the stairs from the lobby and through the spa is the entrance into the pool: modest in size, surrounded by palm trees and comfortable sunbeds – a nice place to spend a morning between meetings and excursions. There are also a couple of clubs on the grounds, with separate entrances through the side gate. The second-floor event space, near the business center, sometimes hosts fairs, during our visit a couple of dozen local fashion boutiques were showcased there.
Note: there is only one cash machine in the hotel and it is outside near the lounge entrance; it is often out of money.
Address: 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, India
To see the India trip on Instagram look up xoIndia18. Cover image courtesy of the hotel.
Note: Cover image is courtesy of the hotel.