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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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.”
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