OBEROI MAIDENS, DELHI
Built in 1903 and surrounded by gardens, this palatial hotel is 4 km from the 17th-century Red Fort and 14 km from the National Zoological Park.
Upscale rooms with high ceilings offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and garden views. Upgraded rooms and suites add wood floors, Italian marble bathrooms, drawing rooms and separate living areas.
The hotel has a garden terrace restaurant, a cosy bar and an elegant eatery with historic Indian photographs. Amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool and serene lawns with fountains. Valet parking is free.