New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport was the busiest airport in India in 2009, and it serves a major air transport hub for the region. Located southwest of central Delhi, the airport is served by dozens of hotels for travelers of all budgets. Most airport hotels are located along National Highway 8, a road known also as Baba Kharak Singh Marg or simply NH-8. Bear in mind that air conditioning, western-style toilets and running hot and cold water are not standard amenities unless you are staying at international chain hotel or a luxury hotel, so it's always best to confirm these amenities before booking.
Radisson Hotel Delhi
Named "Asia's Leading Airport Hotel" in 2010 by World Travel Awards, Radisson Hotel Delhi is just over three miles from the airport. Catering to business travelers, the hotel is near Gurgaon business area and is easily accessible from the NH-8 Metro Station. All rooms and suites come with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, breakfast and stylish touches like designer textiles, rain showers and mist-free mirrors. The hotel has three on-site restaurants, a Club Lounge, pool, fitness center and spa.
Hotel Eurostar International
Also located near the NH-8 Metro Station, Hotel Eurostar International is one of the cheapest accommodation options near the airport. Rooms are air-conditioned, and you can choose rates with or without breakfast. Wireless Internet is available throughout the property, and wired Internet access is available in the lobby. Amenities include 24-hour hot and cold running water, free on-site parking, satellite TV and airport shuttle services. When booking, specify whether you want a smoking or non-smoking room.
Hotel Lohias is also in the budget range with rooms slightly more expensive than the Eurostar. Located on NH-8 three miles from the international airport, Hotel Lohias has air-conditioned rooms decorated in bright colors and modern, artsy designs. All rooms and suites have TV and mini-bar, and the hotel has a power back-up system. On-site is a 24-hour restaurant serving Continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine.
1589 City Mark, Gurgaon
A mid-range property about seven miles south of the airport, 1589 City Mark is in the Gurgaon business district. Its 80 guest rooms and suites feature contemporary decor, and on site you'll find a spa, fitness center, outdoor heated pool and rooftop barbecue restaurant. Meeting facilities and a variety of banquet rooms are also available. This hotel lets you lodge near the airport but away from the busier Mahipalpur area where other budget and mid-range accommodation options are.
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