Imran Khan Spills the Beans On His Favourite Places to Stay!

Rashmi Daryanani , 05 Apr 2013
Imran Khan
Imran Khan

Imran Khan is one well-travelled guy, and in the April-May issue of Condé Nast Traveller, he gives you the dirt on which hotels he’s loved the most – and the one that he won’t return to! Read on for excerpts from this Condé Nast Traveller issue, and let us know whether you’ve stayed at any of these yourself!

Grosvenor House, London

Grosvenor House, London
Grosvenor House, London

Imran says: “With the Grosvenor it comes down to the service—old-school British, slightly snooty but very proper – which suits my conservative tastes perfectly. Another USP is its world-class JW Steakhouse. I have had steak everywhere – in South Africa, New Zealand, the US—but this place is the best.”

The Grand Hotel Convento Di Amalfi

The Grand Hotel Convento Di Amalfi
The Grand Hotel Convento Di Amalfi

Imran says: “This 13th-century Italian monastery has been converted into a hotel, with the monks’ cells made into rooms. As a result the architecture is a bit weird, with very little natural light. But it does have a wonderful sense of history and its location on a clifftop offers stunning views of Amalfi and the nearby coast.”

Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Golden Well Hotel, Prague
Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Imran says: “This is the best hotel I’ve ever been to! The service is fabulous – it’s like they can read your mind, and
provide anything you need in advance. The terrace restaurant, Terasa U Zlaté Studné, has mouthwatering food, and the Czech wine is really good as well.”

Sofitel Legent The Grand Amsterdam

Sofitel Legent The Grand Ansterdam
Sofitel Legent The Grand Ansterdam

Imran says: “Not only did I like the style and architecture of this hotel, but I also loved the fact that our suite was in a gabled row house along one of the smaller canals. The suite had a living room, dining room and a bedroom that looked out onto a quiet path alongside the canal – it felt like we were living in a standalone flat.”

The Imperial, New Delhi

The Imperial, New Delhi
The Imperial, New Delhi

Imran says: “This hotel has some of the best customer service in the world. Hotels generally do up the left side of the bed in a single room, but housekeeping here was so attentive that it made up the right side for me after noticing that I preferred to sleep on the right.”

And a big thumbs down to…

The Imperial Palace, Rajkot

Imran says: “In an attempt to be world-class, this hotel served just international cuisine. The only Indian food available were some Mughlai dishes. I would eat just to stop my stomach rumbling. My stay there was a month of starvation.”

To know more, grab the April-May issue of Condé Nast Traveller and follow them on Twitter, @CN_Traveller_IN.

Photos courtesy: Condé Nast Traveller.

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