Only a short walk from the racecourse and Victoria Memorial, the Taj Bengal is a glittering modern edifice with an impressive, five-storey atrium lobby and some of the finest dining in the city. Rooms come in four categories, and most have skyline views. Guests can relax in a large courtyard pool or the gentile Club Lounge, with its shiny leather Chesterfield sofas and wood-panelled walls.
Eating and drinking options are inexhaustible, ranging from north Indian specialities in the ethnically themed Sonargaon, to Mediterranean mezzes in the Souk diner, spicy Schezuan at Chinoiserie or French patisseries from the coffee shop. Plus there’s a smart spa and fitness centre.
An impressive deluxe hotel with all the trimmings and conveniently located for the main sights.