Travelers are drawn to Bangalore, also known as India’s Silicon Valley for many reasons - nature, cuisine, art, history, and culture, among others. When it comes to laying your head at night, it’s only fitting it should be in one of Bangalore’s extravagant lodgings. From incredible spas and wellness centers to outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, al fresco dining establishments and everything in between, the luxury hotels in Bangalore have it all. Additionally, most of the properties feature close distances with the city’s major attractions, such as Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and UB City, which makes your stay in them an even more memorable experience. Here’s our pick of the 10 best luxury hotels and resorts in Bangalore, India. Keep reading.
From the pink sandstone facade to the immaculately curated gardens, and luxurious decor complete with eye-catching artwork, the Leela Palace is everything your imagination could ever conjure up, and then some. This property has plush grand rooms and suites, with outside space and a view of the gardens. Want to have a royal-like experience? Book the Royal Suite or Maharaja Suite, which are hands down the most luxurious rooms on the premises - these rooms come with a personal butler, separate living area, dining room for eight, private balcony, and a bath with a hot tub and a steam cubicle. Guests at The Leela have access to many additional facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and wellness center that is equipped with space for massages, steam room, hot tub, and a fitness studio. The hotel also has a bar and four fine-dining establishments that cover a gamut of cuisines from Indian to Pan-Asian, Italian, French and Mediterranean, and a cake shop that serves the best sweet treats around.
Located on the buzzing MG Road, The Oberoi is built around a giant 120-year-old raintree. The hotel is known for its blend of old-world grandeur and contemporary touches, which extends to the rooms and public spaces. All the rooms and suites have private balconies overlooking the lush gardens, plus are equipped with state-of-the-art tech amenities, including interactive Ipads that controls lighting, temperature, and TV, among other things. The hotel is also home to one of the best spas in the city, offering Western and Eastern massages. Cap off your stay by dining at one of the three award-winning restaurants - Szechwan Court for Chinese, Rim Naam for Thai fare, Le Jardin for Indian cuisine - followed by a drink at the Polo Courts sports bar.
WelcomHotel Bengaluru, an edifice of nine stories, is every traveler’s dream come true. Located smack dab in the middle of the city, close to main attractions like MG Road, Cubbon Park and Ulsoor Lake, you will save a lot of money and time while staying at this property. Besides its fantastic location, the property offers tastefully designed rooms and suites, a wellness center, an Indian specialty fine-dining restaurant, a 24-hour coffee shop, and a lounge bar that pairs excellent cocktails with great music.
Overlooking the picturesque Ulsoor Lake, Hyatt Centric is one of the most loved hotels by the well-heeled travelers, thanks to its convenient location among the city’s best attractions and shopping spots. Each of its 143 guest rooms has ample natural lighting and is equipped with large bay windows that open up to spectacular views, not to mention the chic modern decor inspired by local artistry. The highlight of the hotel, however, is the Bangalore Brasserie that serves innovative global cuisine that you shouldn’t shy away from trying. In addition, there is a rooftop lounge Liquid Bar, which is deemed to be one of the best lounge bars in Bangalore. If you’re searching for extra rest and relaxation, bliss out at the on-site spa that offers Swedish massages, aromatherapy treatments, and relaxing body scrubs.
JWT Mariott is one of the best five-star hotels for gourmets. It has five distinct dining outlets on-site, as well as more options a short distance away at the UB City Mall. The choice of on-site restaurants includes JW Kitchen which serves international food all-day long, Bar Uno for the tapas-style cuisine, Alba for the best fine-dining Italian experience, and Spice Terrace for Indian cuisine. If you’re looking for sweet treats, then Bangalore Baking Company will be a delight. Besides the fantastic culinary offerings, the hotel also comes with a modern fitness center, a luxurious spa, and a heated swimming pool.
Located in the heart of the city, with main attractions either within easy walking distance or a short ride away, ITC Gardenia has long been a popular choice for illustrious personalities and travelers for high-end luxury done sustainably. The property is fitted with vertical gardens, energy-efficient appliances, and lighting, and it even recycles waste. What’s more, each floor has a different theme with elements tied to nature. The hotel’s guest facilities are exceptionally good, offering transport services, such as a helicopter pickup from the airport (yes, the property has a helipad!). In addition, it also has a spa that specializes in the Northeast aromatic massages, a clothing store, and some great dining options, with offerings ranging from pan-Indian to Italian, Japanese and Continental cuisines. For dessert, the indulgence continues in the Chocolate Boutique that offers house-made chocolates, truffles and other sweet treats.
Located in the heart of Bangalore, the Ritz-Carlton features contemporary-styled rooms and suites equipped with lavish furnishings and unique artworks. Every space inside this five-star property is meticulously designed and adorned with more than 1200 pieces of art by American, Indian, French, Cuban and Vietnamese artists. The array of facilities on offer are second to none. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, a spacious event space, three Asian-inspired restaurants, and a rooftop bar. The spa and wellness center is worth a special mention, as an entire floor is dedicated to it, offering a range of relaxing services from ‘jaali-embrace’ massage therapy to traditional Thai herbal massage and aromatherapy massage.
Conveniently located near the Bengaluru International Airport, the setting of Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa takes some beating. It is spread across 70 acres (28 hectares) of lush greenery, which makes it one of the best places to stay for travelers looking to be at one with nature. The resort has several types of luxury rooms, replete with mod cons, including a mini bar, en suite bathrooms, personal safe, and more. In addition, there are a lot of luxurious ways to enjoy your stay at this property, from taking a dip in the outdoor pool to indulging in luscious spa treatment; treating yourself to a delicious dinner at the Ambrosia Restaurant, to slipping into the lounge bar for a drink, or the Buvette Coffee Shop for a refreshing cup of coffee, if that’s more up your street.
From the moment you check in to the Shangri-La Hotel, the tone is set, with its elegant double-height lobby and dark wood decor, dominated by shades of beige and gray. The rooms are spacious, fitted with contemporary furnishings and luxurious bathrooms comprising of walk-in wardrobes. While you’re here, don’t forget to dine at the award-winning restaurants - Saffron for Indian cuisine and Shang Palace for Chinese cuisine. Want to grab a drink, head to the hotel’s rooftop bar - Hype - which boasts an impressive selection of creative cocktails, music, and impeccable views of the Bangalore skyline. The hotel also has a spa and health club for added comfort.
Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort offers a beautiful mixture of modern and traditional sophistication. All the rooms and suites are elegantly designed, with traces of Indian culture and elements of nature. It features an Ayurvedic spa pavilion, a gym, an aerobic center and sports facilities for the adults, while there are provisions for the little ones as well. There’s a baby pool, kid’s play area, indoor and outdoor games, a swimming pool, and day care center for the kids.
Enjoy a five-star experience
Bangalore is awash with luxury hotels that offer an array of high-end services, including personal butler services, sublime spas, garden-view pools, and award-winning restaurants. Enjoy your stay in Bangalore.
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