Entry to the hotel.
Hotel has a big drive way that can create sort of a big entrance. Entrance of its building is located at a little height so the car has to driven up to the lobby.
Why are you in this hotel in this city?
My father and I were in city for a meeting. After very lengthy negotiations I decided to treat him tosome luxury. There was a Dusshera Package offered by this hotel. So basically I could get either a dinner for both of us or 1 hour of spa/massage. Delhi Le Meridian still seems extremely expensive and I also have heard from people that it has got very small rooms. Don’t fret readers; I will soon review it someday. I have heaps of reviews coming up which can make you insane. Basically the package provided 20% off on food and beverage. Hotel’s charge was Rs 15889 plus taxes for 2 nights. I normally find that expensive but in this case it was a perfect deal; the reason being that this was a Select Member exclusive deal and that would make my stay almost negatively priced.I received 5000 points by“Select Members Exclusive” offer. This offer got combined with “More for you” offer which provides 3x points on base stay if one of the nights is a weekend (Saturday).Total amount of Points received
Gold Member Check in Bonus = 250 Points
Members Exclusive Bonus = 5000 Points
Stay points = 384 Points
More for you = 768 Points
Gold Member 50% Stay Bonus = 192
Total Points = 6594
I value 1 SPG point = Rs 1.5
Total Value Received = Rs 9891
This was totally an incredible deal; plus this property has high tea too.
Hence you can go to 11th floor from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM and avail club food and drinks made for SPG elite members. This property is popular for a wonderful Japanese restaurant and I will definitely go back to try one of the Okonomiyaki whose picture I forgot to take.
Check in (Photos of lobby, Pictures of any decorative present)
I had received a call from Ms. Famina Verma, a guest relation manager at LMG, a day before my stay, to confirm my offer and to tell my preferred check in time. She confirmed my preference and I told her that thoughI had had previously booked for one person only, there would be an additional guest for a night. She let my father stay without any additional charges.When I came in, Check-in process was just a formality where I had to give them photo ID and let them explain my package. I was asked whetherI would like a beverage at check-in or bonus points. I quipped that there would already be a check-in beverage when I check in. The lady at counter laughed and gave me my beloved points. They offered a separate welcome drink.I was informed that our room had been upgraded to Club room on 10th floor and she went ahead to explain facilities at the hotel. Our room was facing the Aravalli hills and I could see Delhi/Gurgaon border from our room.
Journey from Reception to Room
We were awarded room 1036. The Elevator was on the right side after the lobby. My room was located behind the elevator. I felt like I had a private room on the floor.The floor plan to get a picture about location of my room
My room didn’t have a passageway and opened straight into bed. The room looked a little small. If club room appears so small then I am not sure about how small the other rooms are. However, rooms were designed quite with a taste of aesthetics. I definitely felt that I was staying in a luxury hotel. There were a lot of technologies and small intrinsic details that made the room stand out of the crowd.As soon as you enter, you shall witness a mini bar, on the right, jumping at you. Is this kept as a deception for those who are not able to curb their hunger?
Pictures of Entrance, Minibar, Table, Bed, Sofa, Alarm, other electronics
Internet’s speed was 2 Mbps which I consider average. This speed was functional and there was no censorship on any sort of sites.
I really loved the wash basin’s panel in this hotel. Round wash basin was little funky to use. Faucet was pretty cool. 2 mirrors constituted a large mirror with one of them as a zoomed-in mirror. There was a remote controlled curtain behind wash basin which made the bathing experience super cool. You could get a gorgeous view while you are brushing your teeth or shaving. My father commented that it was something he would want in his life to wake up to.
LMG used Cino mondes toiletries have nice fragrance and gives you a sensation of coconut milk being poured on your skin. I definitely felt like I was using luxury-kit. Shaving-kit comprised of a normal razor and a Gillete’s pouch.
Food and Beverages
As I was on diet, I didn’t try to eat much in this hotel. However, everything I tried was delicious. My father felt that buffet was extremely appetizing, and spread to be pretty big. I would definitely recommend coming here for a meal. I am attaching pics of entire spread for your viewing pleasure.They serve raw vegetables, sushi, cheese and other bakery products in club lounge.
My father and I wanted to definitely spend some time together and we decided to enjoy some steam bath. The attendant at bath was hyperactive and made sure that we get separate towels for steam (brown color towel) and once we were done, he provided us with White towels for shower. If we needed anything, the attendant would go and fetch it.
They had hand towels inside GYM for a sweaty workout. Gym building was of decent size.
Trade mills were modern and equipped with panels which had options of watching TV or listening to Radio; while working out. You had to bring your own headphones to play it though. The view of the premise from the inside of the gym was beautiful.
I took some sports massage next day and it was truly relaxing. I felt like lots of my knots were opening. They provided me with steam, after my massage was over, to let my muscles relax a bit. The spa was worth trying. All the massages require use of oil, so if you are allergic to it then you might want to skip having massages here.12. ServiceOverall the service was fantastic and I truly felt welcomed to be at the hotel. The staff would go out of their way to be helpful. The Only thing I felt that was off the mark was cold food at Club lounge. Rest, the entire hotel exceeded my expectations. Everything I ordered was available on time. If I threw any tantrum, they still heard me and went out of their way to accommodate my requests.
The property has a very good location with very close distance to Guru Dronacharya Metro station. I would come here in a heartbeat if the price is right. I definitely enjoyed my time here. I would definitely come here for some weekend to relax if the price is right.