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The Oberoi Gurgaon can be an advantageous hotel from which to visit Delhi, work or play in Gurgaon or have more expedient access to Delhi’s Airport. We took advantage of some of these perks recently on our last night on a trip through India.
Oberoi is a hotel chain synonymous with first class hospitality, Indian lavishness and impeccable service and this hotel does not disappoint. As guests we were first impressed by the sense of exclusivity and privacy that the gardens, pools and hotel layout creates.
The modern lobby has commanding property views and the rooms feel a unique blend of modern utility and at the same time, honored Indian architecture and decor. We got out to explore the nearby Cyber City shopping and restaurant district with the complimentary lift provided by the hotel’s stylish BMW. The property is divided into the common space which has the lobby and two restaurant levels and a side wing with garden and reflecting pool views.
We can say that hospitality was excellent and the room had wonderful amenities from the furniture to the soaps. The gym was functional and attended but a bit small. The use of the steam facilities was underwhelming too. There are only steam amenities in the showers of the massage rooms. These were set up for us without hesitation, but with spa culture being so abundant in India, it felt out of place to have such a roundabout way of using wellness facilities.
Staff members of the hotel had very proactive and professional attitudes. They were most gracious and welcoming from giving directions to advising any tips about the room, property or restaurant selections. There is a first level shopping arcade which has a salon, cafe, Lexus dealership, art gallery and some novelty stores.
The architecture of the hotel reminds one of India’s famous palaces. It is much more opulent, in the Style of Leela or ITC hotels for those who have an idea of what these properties are like. In short it is an indulgent experience for the senses that makes one feel exclusive and pampered. It may not be the hotel style for everyone, but this palace is just the right size for an introduction we think and it offers convenient perks for those moving into and out of Delhi and Gurgaon.