Le Meridien Gurgaon, Delhi NCR
Sector 26, M.G. Road, Gurgaon Delhi Gurgaon Border Gurgaon, Haryana 122002 India
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I stayed at this hotel as part of an Imagine Cruising Golden Triangle tour. We stayed here on night 1&2 and then on night 6 of a 6 night tour. This is quite a large hotel with 285 room and 21 suites, some rooms are wheelchair accessible.
I was sharing with a friend and the first stay we were on 5th floor set slightly back from the pool so we didn’t hear much nooise from a party that was going on, however other guests in our group mentioned they didn’t sleep well as the music went on until the early hours. The 2nd time after a slight mishap of being put in a double to start with instead of a twin which they quickly rectified and we were then on the 12th floor.
Both rooms were identical. The beds were really comfortable. The bedding was clean and good quality. We even had duvets which I thought were going to be too hot for India but the temperature in the rooms was nice and cool. There was air conditioning control.
One of the things I did find difficult was the lighting system. It was not a simple switch but more of a panel on the wall. At one point we were trying to put the bathroom light on and ended up opening the window blinds. The bathroom was a nice size and had lots of yummy smelling toiletries. I really liked the walk in shower but the floor did get quite slippery when wet and I went skidding but no damage done.
The best things about this hotel was the free water. I am a big water drinker and asked the concierge where I could go and purchase some water as there didn’t seem to be any shops near by and he said no need they would provide it. I said I drink a lot and he told me that was fine I could have as much as I liked. They promptly brought some up to the room and when I requested more that came quickly too.
There were tea and coffee making facilities and lots of storage space. A large TV with some English speaking channel. A safe and a mini bar. They even had gym equipment in the wardrobe which was some weights and a yoga mat this is the first time I have ever seen that in a hotel room.
I personally wouldn’t stay here again mainly because of the fact they hire the outside and pool area out for private parties. Now as a paying hotel guest you expect to be able to use the facilities when they are supposed to be on offer. So in our case, the pool is supposed to be available until 10 pm and every night there was a party in this area so it wasn’t able to be used.
Now on the 3rd night we stayed here, I got a little annoyed with this as I wanted to have a swim at 5 pm and it was being set up for yet another private party and I was told I couldn’t. I went and complained to the reception staff and they said they would make an allowance and I could go and use the pool but they were setting up loud speakers and putting up party banners so it wouldn’t have been a very relaxing experience.
They offered to take me to one of their other hotels so I could have a swim which was 30 minutes away, I really didn’t think this was a solution. In the end, they offered me a complimentary massage and as I write about spa treatments on my blog I decided to go for that.
However, even though the massage was nice by the time I went to the spa, the music had started at the outside party and was heard in the massage treatment room so no relaxing treatment there either. If they stop hiring out the pool for private functions then it is a great place to stay so if you are not that fussy about the pool, spa facilities or noise then go ahead and book.
I had dinner on the first night in the Italian restaurant the food was OK but very pricey for what you got. They also had a buffet with a set price but as we had been travelling I wasn’t hungry enough to eat a lot of food so would not have been worth it for me. What I did like was they had a happy hour in a bar upstairs where you paid a set amount and could drink and eat as much as you wanted I think there was a 2 hour timeframe. We visited this area to have a nosey and the food looked great but as we were not drinking again this was not worth the money for us.
The breakfast was the best we had during our trip they had so much on offer. It was a buffet style and they also had cooking stations where they made eggs to order and a smoothies section. There were European selections as well as Asian. There was a lot of fresh fruit, pastries and yoghurts available. The staff at breakfast were amazing and couldn’t do enough for the guests. The restaurant manager even came around every morning to ask how we were. Tea and coffee was served at the table and with a smile which was really nice.
The hotel is about 8 km from the centre of Delhi so not really in a position to just go and venture out which is normally what I do. But after visiting the centre of Delhi I understand why we were put out of the city as the city is very busy and quite dusty.
There were malls near by and the concierge said he could easily get us a taxi if we wanted to go out but in the end, we stayed in the hotel as our tour was pretty full on so we needed our beauty sleep.
The pool was lovely (when we could use it), it lite up at night which was really pretty. There were lots of sunbeds around the pool and it was the first hotel I have stayed at where peacock flew over when I was sunbathing, this was really fun to see.