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Leela Palace Delhi

“Leela Palace Delhi is the flagship hotel for the Leela group, built in 2011 in New Delhi, India”.

Leela Palace Delhi is renowned as the “it” place for leisure and business travellers and government dignitaries. Leaving no stone unturned the Leela Palace New Delhi provides the most opulent of stays for their guests.

Located just off Africa Avenue, in the heart of diplomatic enclave, The Leela Palace Delhi (click here) is just a short 30 minute trip from the airport, The Leela Palace Delhi is superbly located for those wanting to be right in the heart of Delhi’s business and governmental district.

Fun Fact: The Leela Palace Delhi has on average 15,000 fresh flowers delivered daily which are then thoughtfully placed throughout the entire hotel to suit the specific designated area. The property has been designed according to Vastu Principles (Indian feng shui) and has been filled with uniquely commissioned artwork from renowned Indian artists by the owners themselves.

Check’n In

As our stay was upgraded thanks to Kiwi Collection so walking through customs we were collected by 2 brand new BMW M7’s for transport from the airport (for only 3 of us). If anyone of you reading this has travelled from New Delhi Airport you know at times how troubling the traffic can be. Thanks to Kiwi Collection upgrade we also got to go through a side entrance of the airport for a quick getaway. WINNING!!

The drive was comfortable and our driver (who we had for the entire stay) was great. Nearly the politest man I have come across and was great to speak to concerning everything that was going on concerning the Indian capital.


We arrived into our hotel at around 9pm so the entire hotel was lit up.  Walking into the lobby, we were greeted in a traditional manor. The opulence, grandeur and elegance of the hotel’s lobby leaves you speechless.

Soaring ceilings, Murano chandeliers, large Persian rugs and dedicated sitting areas are only surpassed by the beautifully lit manicured garden and lawns you can view from the floor to ceiling windows.

After we took a lengthy moment to look around the the lobby our check in was swift. Our passports were collected, and we were taken to our rooms straight away to be checked in.

The Room

We stayed in the Royal Club Room which was a nice upgrade thanks to Kiwi Collection the room practical, with a beautiful marble bathroom, mahogany desk area and views out onto the vast green cityscape and surrounds. (A great place to sit down and watch the world go by (and the odd cow roam up and down the streets!)

Leela Palace New Delhi Royal Club Room

There are 254 rooms and suites within the Leela Palace New Delhi. The Presidential suite being absolutely mind blowing. Bulletproof glass an all!

Food & Beverage

One of the most exciting things about the Leela Palace New Delhi, is the culinary experience. We were fortunate enough to have two meals – one at Megu (Japanese) and one at Jamavar (Modern Indian). Both meals were exceptional.

Megu At The Leela Palace New Delhi

Megu especially had some of the best Japanese cuisine I have ever eaten. A big call especially when I lived in Japan for 2 years!

Breakfast is served in the Qube, which is a glass cubed shaped dining area. We had breakfast here twice, with a great selection of dosa’s and international buffet selections. Everything is impeccably fresh and full of so many wonderful flavours.

Pool & Gym

The rooftop pool is especially beautiful, with beautiful gold enchanting bell, vertical gardens next to the pool, with a wonderful outlook to the Diplmoatic enclave and surrounding leafy parks.

The fitness room is large and well equipped for a workout, located within the EPSA, allowing you total access to sauna and steam rooms.

Leela Palace New Delhi


The Leela Palace New Delhi is fit with virtually everything you’d want in a luxury hotel and so much more. There is a double story spa (EPSA), with seven beautiful treatment rooms, a salon, male & female split pools, steam rooms and saunas.

Treatments at the EPSA are fully customisable to suit your own personal needs, with a large focus on treatments focusing on Ayurvedic traditions. There is even a dedicated wellness cafe for a post treatment refreshing snack.


  • Extremely attentive staff
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Megu
  • Exceptional unique artwork


  • Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the very rare hotels that I cannot fault. Our stay here was wonderful in every way.


The Leela Palace Delhi represents a beautiful part of modern Indian Luxury while steel feeling very traditional. Exactly what I was looking for with my first trip to India. From the food to the attention to detail throughout the hotel.

I would highly recommend you add this to your list when planning a trip to Delhi.

The Leela Palace Delhi
Africa Ave, Diplomatic Enclave,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi,

Delhi 110023, India

+91 11 3933 1234
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Disclaimer: My stay at the Leela Palace Delhi was complimentary in partnership with the Kiwi Collection in exchange for a review on the Krumbled website. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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