The multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan “Garden City” of Bengaluru (anglicised as Bangalore) has seen massive urban development in the last decade, which has contributed to the city’s unique cultural mix and skyline. A cool, round-the-year climate means Bangalore is a great destination to visit anytime, with the fun shopping, dining, and drinking scene making the city a huge hit with the younger crowd. Beautiful architecture from Victorian times dots the city, but what makes it better are the lush green spaces that lend Bangalore its thoroughly apt moniker. From hotels to resorts, here’s where to stay in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India - the Silicon Valley of the country.
Luxury is defined in modern, grandiose proportions at the Leela Palace Bangalore on the HAL Old Airport Road in Kodihalli. Standing grand on 3.6 hectares (8.9 acres) of lush, verdant greenery, the décor of the Leela Palace is an effusive blend of modernity and an era gone by, complete with a spa and wellness centre with a hot tub and a sauna, an outdoor pool, and even 4 world-class restaurants.
The elegant rooms at the Leela Palace feature DVD players and LCD TVs, tea/coffee, minibars, as well as 24-hour room service. Enjoy a massage on-site or visit the upscale restaurants at the Leela Palace, which serve up everything from Indian to world specialities and delicacies.
Located on Richmond Road, just 500 metres (1,640 feet) from the extremely popular Garuda Mall in Bangalore is the WelcomHotel, a 5-star business hotel with every comfort that a traveller, whether travelling for business or pleasure, could want. The hotel boasts a superb location, just 7 km (4.4 miles) from Bangalore’s train station, 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from Ulsoor Lake, and 2 km (1.2 miles) from Brigade Road.
The rooms at the WelcomHotel Bengaluru feature kettles, minibars, satellite flatscreen TVs, and private bathrooms with showers, hairdryers, and even bathrobes. Guests at the WelcomHotel also have access to the wellness and spa and fitness centres, the outdoor pool, meeting rooms, the shared lounge, and the on-site WelcomCafe restaurant, serving continental, Italian, Chinese, and Indian delights.
If you’re in Bangalore for some shopping and are craving some luxury at the same time, the Hotel Conrad makes for the perfect base to stay for your jaunt in Bengaluru. Located on Murphy Road just a stone’s throw from Ulsoor Lake, Conrad also lies just 1.6 km (1 mile) from the wonderful shopping hub that is Commercial Street.
Rooms at the Conrad feature TVs, desks, and ensuite bathrooms with showers and a few even with bathtubs. Some rooms feature superb views of Ulsoor Lake, while others offer views of the Bengaluru skyline. The hotel also features buffet breakfasts with gluten-free options, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and even a hot tub for you to relax and sink into.
In the very heart of the neat, lush-green administrative centre of Bangalore lies the luxurious Radisson Blu Atria, with stunning views of the lush surroundings and the city. The spacious rooms at the Radisson feature flat-screen satellite TVs with tea/coffee, desks, minibars, and ensuite bathrooms with standing shower spaces.
Guests at this business hotel can enjoy working out in the fitness centre or swimming in the huge outdoor pool. Located just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the business district, as well as the best shopping, attractions, and entertainment in Bangalore, the Radisson makes for a great, luxurious option to stay in the Garden City.
Lying within the business hub of the Embassy GolfLinks Business Park, the Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks is the perfect place to stay if you’re travelling for work within the business park. The hotel is also close to important destinations in Bangalore, including MG Road, 100 Ft. Road Indiranagar, and UB City.
Rooms at the Hilton overlook the spectacular golf course and the temperature-controlled pool and golf course and feature DVD players and flat-screen TVs, seating areas, minibars, work desks, and even kitchenettes and dining areas with electric kettles and fridges. The private, ensuite washrooms are grand, to say the least, featuring vanities, bathtubs, and shower cubicles. The hotel also features a fitness and wellness centre, business meeting rooms and boardrooms, and upscale restaurants offering Indian and world cuisine.
Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks
Address: Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)
Located 40 km (25 miles) east of Bangalore city centre, in Orohalli Village, Hoskote, the Malgudi Farm Resort is the perfect place for nature lovers to stay on the outskirts of Bangalore.
The property features wonderful rooms in the form of independent cottages set amidst lush green gardens. Delicious meals are served in the onsite restaurant, and the “no technology” concept allows guests to relax in the natural environment, where they can take long walks, go cycling, or even enjoy playing games. What’s more, the entire resort is a mango orchard, making Malgudi a true “home away from home”.
GK Hill View Resort in Muthukadahalli, 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Bangalore, overlooks the stunning Talagware Kere and the Gagandeep Cashew Plantations, making it a great place to get away for the weekend.
Rooms at the GK Hill View Resort feature flat-screen satellite TVs, private ensuite bathrooms, room service, and wardrobes. The property features free Wi-Fi and parking, a gorgeous outdoor pool for all family water fun, a playground for children, a restaurant serving continental breakfast and diverse cuisine for lunch and dinner, a 24-hour reception, and even free transfers to Kempegowda Airport in Bangalore.
What works for Maple Suites and Serviced Apartments in Bilekahalli, Bangalore is its location - the apartments are 7 km (4.3 miles) from both Brigade Road and Lal Bagh Gardens and 3 km (1.9 miles) from Madiwala Lake. What’s more, the popular Vega City Mall is just a stone’s throw from the property.
Maple Suites features contemporary units complete with free Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchenettes with modern appliances, living and dining areas, flat-screen satellite TVs, private bathrooms with toiletries and even balconies. There’s a 24-hour desk for the comfort of the guests, with Maple Suites also offering car rental and currency exchange services. What’s more, the property even features an on-site restaurant, a library, a business centre, and barbeque facilities.
Maple Suites, Serviced Apartments
Address: No 142 & 143 Dollar Layout, 4th Main, Near Sakhii Hospital., Off Bannerghatta Road, BTM Layout 2nd Stage,
Tour or class about local culture Library Airport shuttle Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Tour desk Room service Currency exchange Daily housekeeping
Offering a five-star stay in the heart of Bangalore in Domlur is the Paul, located opposite the Embassy Golf Links Business Park and Golf Club. The upscale property features elegant, expansive units with flatscreen TVs, DVD players, seating areas, private minibars, and private ensuite modern bathrooms. The Paul even boasts a fitness centre onsite, as well as a sauna, outdoor pool, an onsite restaurant, a 24-hour cafe serving up all sorts of international cuisine, and Murphy’s Brewhouse, an Irish pub and a microbrewery. What’s more, the Paul lies just 3 km (1.9 miles) from both Koramangala and MG Road.
Located in Nagavara, Bangalore, Mash Manyata Serviced Apartments are the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for affordable accommodation in the city. The units at Mash Manyata feature fully-equipped kitchens with a microwave oven, flat-screen satellite TVs, private bathrooms with free toiletries and standing showers, seating/dining areas, terraces, and free Wi-Fi.
The location of Mash Manyata is great - it is just 6 km (3.7 miles) each from the Indian Institute of Science, Commercial Street, and the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park and 5 km (3.1 miles) from Bangalore Palace.
Mash Manyata Serviced Apartments
Address: 347 2nd Cross Road Nagavara
Staying in India's 'Garden City'
With tons of properties to choose from, depending upon the type of property, area, and the affordability, there is certainly no dearth of places to choose from during your visit to Bengaluru. Choose from these hotels, resorts, and serviced apartments and enjoy your stay in the beautiful Garden City of Bengaluru.
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