I stayed at Le Meridien Bangalore from Oct 2 to Oct 8 2009. This is a perfect place, during my stay I have not noticed anything that I would not like.
Airport pickup is a good idea. I did not know that new Bangalore airport is actually about 40 km from the hotel. I was just hoping to get a taxi and go there. I was surprised to see a guy from Le Meridien at the arrivals with the list of people checking in this day and my name was there. Although the pick-up was not pre-arranged, he walked with me to the taxi, explained the driver where exactly he had to go and asked me if I want the hotel to pay the driver and add the amount to my bill. It was convenient so I have agreed.
I was quite surprised to see the guards at the entrance to the hotel's territory checking the cars for bombs. Well, perhaps they have good reasons to do it...They also routinely x-ray the bags of the guests entering the hotel, but it is done in a very police and friendly way, not the way TSA does it at the airports.
Hotel staff is very helpful, very friendly and the welcome was very warm. Check-in is very fast. Currency exchange is available at the reception. Car can be arranged for any destination and is usually provided very quickly.
Rooms are really great. Everything was there, the beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms are really nice - with granite walls etc.
Wifi access is rather expensive - 180 Rs for 1 hour or 600 Rs for 24-hour access.
The breakfast menus are quite good, the dinner ones too. The staff at the restaurant is very attentive, but sometimes a bit too slow (especially when it comes to providing the bill). Make sure you clearly explain them at the beginning how do you want to split the bill, otherwise you will end up with one bill for the table and they will be unable to change it.
The bar near the pool deserves special comments. The charcoal-grilled food there is really AMAZING. And the atmosphere is very pleasant. Sometimes there is live music and songs. The place is usually not crowded so you can just come and sit there.
I was very satisfied with the hotel and will definitely stay there again if I need to go to Bangalore.
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