The good news for Indian as well as foreign travelers seeking luxury in Bangalore is that there are more high-end hotels here than ever before. Two decades ago when backpackers, tourists and business professionals travelled to Bangalore, they treated themselves to a south Indian meal or cup of coffee in a “fancy” hotel.
Here we share the top five ones –
Shangri La Hotel
Located on Palace Road just north of the city centre, Shangri La hotel is a new 20-storey tall building with 397 suites and rooms. The hotel has 7 restaurants with plethora of dining options as well as several state of the art amenities for leisure orientated guests
such as the Spa center with expert therapists, an outdoor swimming pool encompassing a steam bath, sauna and a Jacuzzi.
What’s more the Hong Kong based Shangri La Hotels chain in Bangalore has a 739-square-metre Grand Ballroom that can be hired for wedding ceremony, wedding reception, celebrations and even exhibitions. So, next time when you are in Bangalore, take a drive into India’s Silicon Valley and experience modernity at its best. Reviewers often talk about the great hospitality they experience at this hotel in Bangalore.
The 277-room Ritz Carlton hotel feels like a classic boutique property because of the soft lighting and intimate spaces. In all, there are 1280 paintings and sculptures by Indian, American, Cuban, Vietnamese, and French artists.
The jewel-like luxury hotel in the heart of the garden city Bangalore has one of the most amazing spa as well as highly-rated Continental, Chinese as well as Indian restaurants. The rooms are quite luxurious, besides, if you are staying at the 16th floor, you can view the panoramic beauty of Bangalore. What’s more, if you book a room here, you get a Mercedes-Benz chauffeur pick up from the Bangalore airport
The Leela Palace
The Leela Palace never fails to impress even the well-travelled people. All about superlatives and luxury, this hotel in the Garden city with soaring marble columns is nothing short of a sumptuous fairytale castle in pink sandstone.
From the services to the facilities, everything about this 9 acre property is grand. There is 50-foot swimming pool encompassed by sunbeds with shades. The spa has sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath.
In addition, it has India’s best four restaurants and 2 bars which is quite kids friendly as they have half price menus in their restaurants.
ITC Windsor is one of the most original luxury hotels in Bangalore. Quite well established, the hotel with its genteel luxury combined with old-fashioned service reminds us of the colonial extravaganza.
The rooms in the Manor Wing are styled traditionally with dark wood and have large desk with lamp as well as international plugs and lounge chair. The second floor rooms lead out onto a garden, with lawn, sitting areas, and trees.
For solo women travelers, ITC Windsor has a dedicated floor (the Eva Floor). The entire floor is with secure floor entrance. It allows ‘female only’ room attendants.
The Taj West End
With raintrees as old as 150 years along with banyans and gulmohars, this property is the most verdant luxury hotel in Bangalore, loved both by repeated guests around the globe as well as Indians across the country.
India’s oldest luxury hotel, Taj West End was founded in 1887 and has seen everything from natural calamities to war. The Hotel looks like a huge manor house with gothic arches, monkey-top roofs, gothic arches, and the old-styled red tiled roofs. Different species of birds can be spotted here in the premises of the hotel.
Besides, it has all the modern amenities and services including spa, hammam (steam room), sauna, tennis court etc. The property is also children friendly. There are interconnecting rooms and one can take bicycle rides inside the property for no extra cost at all.
Classic, contemporary and comfortable, these luxury hotels in Bangalore are also one of the most highly rated 5-star properties, popular for their own USPs.