I'm staying here right now. I've stayed in 5 star hotels frequently but this one really blows them all away. You are greeted very warmly, no concierge desk check in, the check in staff come to you and personally show you to your room. That in itself isn't unique, but the staff are delightful. This helps after you've navigated Delhi airport and waited in a long cash exchange queue for just 5000 INR. Anyway, that's a different matter. The rooms are wonderfully ornate and invitingly homey at the same time. Plush mats make you never want to leave the bathroom sink. I don't know if the bathroom tiles are heated, but it feels like it! Very comfy robes / slippers make you never want to leave your room (although you should) :). You're greeted by some delicious cookies when you come back each day, have your selection of Indian teas, and even a quality souvenir with your welcome photo! The Qube, which is where breakfast is served, is absolutely gorgeous. You spend breakfast looking into a serene beautiful garden. I also tried Le Cirque which is quite fancy, and I received a small petit four chest souvenir after dining. These are just "little" things that brighten your day. This place is a fantastic haven to return from a hectic tour / day with. I don't really take baths and I've found other luxury hotel baths disappointing (mainly because I'm tall and don't fit in standard bathtubs), but after being on my feet all day, this bathtub experience was totally the right relaxation to freshen up with. They even have bath salts and spa music you can use. Cons: At 05:00 I was woken by a wedding ceremony making a lot of drumming / music. It was actually quite nice, but not at 0500... I called the concierge to enquire what it was, and outside parties are not supposed to make that kind of noise during quiet hours but it's hard to control. They offered to switch my room, which I declined because it wasn't worth the hassle and yay happy couple, I just wanted to know if I needed to try to change my sleep routine (it Is marriage season now). If that sort of thing bothers you, see if you can request a room on the opposite side of the hotel and maybe a higher floor. The bed is also a little hard, nothing uncomfortable though. My only regret is that I don't have more time here. I would love to book a proper massage! If I ever need to return to India, I am definitely booking the Leela Palace hotels. I've paid more money for NYC / Boston / Miami mediocre hotels (at "conference prices, ha.") and this experience is rather amazing, completely worth it!