Sitting on a bougainvillea-filled lane, this new B&B is also the city’s most zen. Interior designer Pio Coffrant brings his signature cool, earthy aesthetics – handcrafted wooden benches, textiles and ceramics, for example – to the 12 rooms, each with fabulous linens and spacious en suites.
Nestled among the grand mansions of South Delhi’s New Friends Colony, this iconic retreat has been a local landmark for over two decades. A recent restoration brought the two-storey, 1950s-era villa back to its former glory, refurbishing the mosaic tiles and brightening up the suites with contemporary furnishings and classic handloom textiles.
Minutes from Delhi’s airport and a short cab ride to major markets, the 3.2ha urban resort feels like a world apart. Bronze and copper pillars, domed ceilings, expansive gardens and serene water features pay homage to Delhi’s royal Mughal legacy. The 50-room property balances architectural grandeur with spacious minimalist quarters with muted cream and white marble and lightwood interiors.
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