Mahatma Gandhi Road, frequently referred to as M.G. Road, is considered to be one of the busiest streets in Bangalore (Bengaluru). It is here where you will find many retail stores, restaurants that include Indian and Continental cuisine, along with large office buildings, and small mom and pop owned shops. Hence, it comes as no surprise to know that this is a place where many people strive to live and stay during their time in Bangalore.
Although, you may find it hard to choose a hotel, located in the city center, that’s quiet, and comfortable, I’ve got a wonderful recommendation that will have you situated near favorable localities while being surrounded by nature.
Feel free to press the red button at The Oberoi
The Oberoi, Bengaluru, is immensely sought after by business professionals, families, and couples celebrating special occasions. From the moment you step foot into the hotel lobby, you recognize that this is a place of luxury. Not only do the staff members pay extra attention to why you’re staying, but if it’s your birthday, they’ll send a cake to your room, and if it’s your anniversary you may be presented with a bouquet of flowers.
The staff at the Oberoi have a passion for their guests that I have not seen at other 4- and 5-star hotels. Rates start around 13,750 INR (207.57 USD), and continue to climb up to 125,000 INR (1887.08 USD) per night depending on the room you choose and how many people will be staying. Another neat aspect is that the Oberoi even offers you a 24-hour personalized butler service, and he will take care of everything you need from snacks and beverages, laundry services, arranging a taxi, to even explaining how the small appliances in your room work.
All you need to do is simply press the little red button that’s in your room next to the light switch. You won’t have to lift a finger during your stay at the Oberoi, Bengaluru, due to the fact that there is an iPad that will control all of the electronics in your room: TV, AC, lights, curtains, and even the tiny camera to allow you to see who is knocking at your door. To be honest, pressing that red button may be the only thing you have to put effort into, during your stay.
Rooms with a pleasant view, and two televisions
In fact, when you first walk into your room, you will be blown away by the plush environment. With royal décor, elaborately adorned in dusky gold and sapphire hues, you may find yourself staying in this private paradise rather than venturing out to see all of what the city of Bangalore has to offer.
You will be able to relax on your own balcony while looking out at the magnificent gardens, and the favored rain tree (albizia saman), while having your morning coffee, made from the Nespresso machine in your room, or perhaps indulging in a wonderful glass of wine while enjoying a delicious meal from the room service menu.
At the Oberoi, the restrooms are covered from floor to ceiling in a beautiful Botticino marble, and you will adore the standalone bathtub that you can relax in while watching television on the 17" screen that is separate from the one in the bedroom. The amenities provided to you are of ayurvedic quality, and you also can make a request (to your butler) for additional toiletries, such as a dental or shaving kit.
Restaurants that keep you coming back for more
If you do not wish to dine in your hotel room, there are four restaurants available on the premises. Open from 12:30pm until 3:00pm, then again at 7:00pm until 11:00pm, you can enjoy dining at Rim Naam, which translates to mean ‘by the water’. This is a garden restaurant, surrounded by a small river, serving up mouth-watering Thai cuisine.
You will be able to choose from various curries, stir-fry, soups, and noodle dishes. Szechwan Court is open daily from 12:30pm until 3:00pm, and again for dinner at 7:00pm until 11:30pm. This is a charming indoor restaurant accented with classic red and gold décor, and filled with works of modern art. You will be able to choose from a variety of Chinese cuisine, including many seafood dishes, dim sum, and even a unique Chef’s tasting menu that offers small portions of various items, similar to tapas.
Le Jardin is another indoor restaurant filled with large French windows that offer gorgeous views of the surrounding gardens. This restaurant has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, and in the mornings from 6:30am until 10:00am you will feast on a grand breakfast buffet. If you decide to come for lunch around 12:30pm until 3:00pm, you will dine on numerous salads, oysters, charcuterie (cold meats), and sweet desserts, as well as stations cooking up many international plates.
Dinner is from 7:00pm until 11:30pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday nights Le Jardin hosts a large Indian buffet full of traditional favorites. Breakfast is also included in the price of your hotel stay, and on the weekends, breakfast is extended inside of Le Jardin until 10:30am.
The Polo Club Bar is another outdoor dining restaurant, covered by a terrace, and offering a portico, that is enclosed by lush greenery that resembles that of an English country garden. This is a fantastic place to choose if you are looking to sample small plates of mixed cuisine, including prosciutto and melon, croquettes, vegetable samosas, and even barbeque chicken wings.
Additional facilities and airport transfers
Additionally, on site you will have access to a beauty parlor, a spa, the 24-hour business and laundry facilities, as well as their own 24-hour on-call doctor. If you do decide to take a journey around the city center, M.G. Road is a mere 130 meters (427 feet) away.
Check-in starts at 2:00pm, with early arrival subject to availability. Check-out is at 12:00 noon, and you are also able to make a request for a late check-out. If you are coming or departing from Kempegowda International Airport, it is located 36.3 kilometers (23 miles) away from the Oberoi. Nevertheless, the hotel will assist you in your airport transfers, just make sure to let them know in advance.