There are few hotels that delight your stay so much, that you feel like coming back again and again, every time Probably it’s the comfort factor, the location, the service or even the whole experience that gives you the affinity towards them. The hotel, in all probability, becomes your second home and you never entertain a second option to stay, when in that city. There are very few hotels that comes under such a list and Andaz Delhi Hotel in Aerocity, certainly comes under that category.
Reason for Stay
I had been invited by Tata Motors to attend the new launch of Tata Tigor and fortunately, they had booked a beautiful room for me here , in Andaz Delhi by Hyatt. The fabulous experience compelled me to write a review of the same
Location : Andaz Delhi is located in Aerocity, just minutes away from the domestic airport. It is located along a stretch of road that also houses several international hotels like Marriott, Holiday Inn, Pullman , Lemon Tree etc. It is so close to the airport , that you actually can get to see flight landings and takeoffs right from the reception/lobby itself. However , it may not be an ideal location to choose if you are planning to visit Delhi in a very short time and do a lot of shopping/sight seeing, given long travel times to central Delhi.
Reaching the Hotel : You can avail the pickup/drop service offered by the hotel in “classic” and vintage cars like specially designed Ambassadors from/to airport, which can kickstart the experience for you already. However the Aerocity Metro station is also nearby , which you can use to reach much faster. Of course, in the ages of Uber/Ola, going anywhere in Delhi is never an issue anymore
The Andaz Experience
The Andaz hotel experience is definitely an unique one, something you may not get anywhere else. Designed with an antique/vintage theme, everything in the hotel, right from the soaps to the hotel and even the decor of the hotel speaks about their theme. With spacious lobbies, grand conference roms and even nice reading areas, it gives a very grand experience that I rarely find in most hotels.
The Andaz Rooms :
The first thing that welcomed me in the room is my name flashing on the TV with a greeting sign. It is these smalls joys and gestures, that surprises me more than flashy rooms with modern amenities.
Next thing I found interesting was the coffee machine. Moving away from traditional coffee makers, they have coffee cube packets that you put inside the machine which brews out strong coffee. Its like a machine that came out of a 3D printing technology. Again , you might be wondering why I stress on a simple coffee machine. 99% of the hotels have those boring “Sunrise”/ “Nescafe” coffee packets which is anything but strong & good coffee. So when you get to drink a really strong, hot freshly brewed coffee, it can totally start you day in the right way. An eye for the detail is all that matters to me 🙂
A room with a pool view is always a pleasant sight to see. It’s even better when the pool is almost olympic sized one and the view can be truly panoramic.
The small clock beside the bed , the switches to wind down/up the drapes, the organic shampoo kits, the beautiful designer pen, tea packets from Madurai, Coorg and Darjeeling, Mineral Water from Bhutan is everything I love about this room.
Bathrooms : The biggest disappointment, however comes when you are faced with a bad design which makes you ponder, what they actually had in mind. A single slider door that is common across the shower room and bath room doesn’t go well, when you travel with family or rather anybody. It is way too embarassing, given there are no locks to the door as well. More importantly what is shocking is that the bathrooms are anything but “Indian/Asian” friendly. It wouldn’t be a big thing to fix this, but if they do, it can significantly the overall experience
I had the food served in the breakfast and also from the buffet served during lunch and dinner. The food had excellent varieties of main courses and especially desserts. A special highlight to the bluberry cheesecake that was a big highlight. The breakfast buffet gave me a mixed opinion. The fresh juice served, the fruit choices and some other courses were excellent. However, south Indian items like Dosa and Idly didn’t really match up to my preferences. Being a traveller from down south, I keep my expectations slightly high on this. The bread and cakes however made up for this fine breakfast
Service : I noticed a remarkable level of service quality all around the hotel . Be it the friendly receptionists who helped me with some printouts, or the F&B manager who kept constantly checking, if I liked the food and the overall staff that made my stay a pleasant one
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