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“Good business hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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The Leela Palace Bangalore
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   #23, Kodihalli | Old Airport Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560008, India   |  
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“Good business hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I stayed here for a month-long business trip and found my stay to be quite comfortable. It is well located if you work for any companies located at RMZ Infinity on Old Madras Road such as Google, Thomson Reuters, EY etc as my daily commute lasted no more than 20 minutes each way during peak hours.
Good points:
-beautiful property and gardens, large & tastefully furnished bedrooms (sizeable pillow menu), comfortable beds, awesome large swimming pool with many sun loungers (pool is much larger than at the Oberoi Bangalore or Taj West End)
-great buffet breakfast with variety of Western, Asian & Indian dishes as well as made to order items such as fresh masala dosa, eggs Benedict etc
-citrus restaurant had a wide selection of foods and was a good place for all-round dining in terms of options and price
-I arranged a private tour of the city (4 hours) and had a very polite and knowledgeable guide/driver named Bagophal- being chauffeured in one of the hotel's new BMW 5 series was pretty stress-free and enjoyable

Downsides:
-Due to the beautiful (impressively palatial) property it seemed as if there was a wedding happening every night. Indian wedding processions involve lots of drums- being on the highest floor (6th) and turning on aircon & TV at high volume could not drown the noise so beware if you need to work in the evenings.
-generally I found the whole hotel to be extremely noisy- walk in during the evening there would be two men playing classical Indian instruments; the lifts always had music at too high volume regardless of hour; even by the pool area, the peacefulness was drowned out by the live music playing for the jazz brunch at citrus restaurant. The constant noise was my main reason for finding that it was not a very relaxing hotel.
-aside from the private tour I mentioned earlier, I was extremely unimpressed with the transport services when I requested a car on a rainy day for a 4km (15 minute) They quoted me 2000rupees (extortionate considering the 4hr tour cost 5800rupees). It was raining and I was in a hurry so I took it, but found out when I checked out that the cost was actually 2,200 rupees. Not acceptable!
-too many idle staff standing around staring at you (as a solo female traveler I found this uncomfortable)
-room service food- was excited by the prospect by "linguine with crab, rocket & white wine" but utterly dismayed when my dish of "under or overcooked tagliatelle smothered in cream" appeared. At least the portion was sizeable and there was quite a lot of crab.
-Zen restaurant: good looking sashimi menu but had almost none of the options available

I think I would stay here again as the room was very comfortable (& generally the only place I could find some quiet in a hectic city) but would probably eat out at other restaurants in Bangalore instead of hanging out at the hotel AND use other taxi services eg India's taxi apps rather than hotel transport,

Room Tip: The 6th floor is probably the quietest.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This hotel is very beautiful and palatial, designed after the Maharajah Palace in Mysore. It is a wonderful royal Indian experience to stay here. The rooms are wonderful and just as nice as the rest of the hotel and many excellent restaurants and the Library Bar.

The pool area is very nice and a great place to hang out all day. They have live jazz buffet at Citrus on Sundays, which you can also enjoy from the poolside.

Excellent workout facilities with plenty of cardio machines and weight training equipment, and an excellent dry and wet sauna, and huge cool jacuzzi.

I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: I think they are all very good facing the inner gardens.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your comments regarding the hotel and our various services are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed at the Leela during a business/ pleasure trip to Bangalore. It was a great juxtaposition from the hustle and bustle of the city which was perfect after long days of work and tourist activities. We tried a couple of the restaurants, went shopping in the attached mall and swam in the pool. The hotel staff was helpful as well as professional and the rooms were impeccable.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your comments regarding the hotel, our restaurants and staff are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As others have said it really is a Palace and offers an Oasis in the middle of a typically chaotic Indian City. The fabric of the place is exceptional and the service is great in all respects. The gardens are amazing and the pool area is way beyond anything you might expect in a City Centre Hotel. Food is very expensive by local standards but compares favourably to what you might expect to pay in Europe - the quality however is exceptional. If you choose to stay here it's difficult to see yow you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your comments regarding the hotel, food and our services are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

nice and grand...great rooms lavish expanse sooper toilets...and lavish and tasty food. probably little dislocated due to the inauguration of the new airport...and the distance from the elevators to some rooms are really back breaking...they should really install more elevators or walk a ways...however all in all....great experience and a grand welcome

Room Tip: any room near the elevators otherwise a real hike every time you want to go down or up to the room
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your comments regarding the hotel, rooms and food are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests. We have noted your valuable feedback.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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Mumbai
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Leela Palace is designed like a Palace. A modern Palace. The pillars at the entrence are like the Mysore Palace. It over all has a Grand feel. It resembles the Sun City ( south africa) style building in parts.The rooms have a balcony overlooking the Garden (forest like) . The bath rooms are extra spacious and well done.

Its luxury all the way.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your encouraging comments regarding the hotel are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed at the Leela Palace and it was absolutely heavenly and i couldn't ask for better! On the last day of my two week stay, I felt like crying when i came out of the lobby area and saw the entire team standing in the porch for bidding us good bye. Never have I felt that overwhelmed with emotions while leaving a hotel. The staff (difficult to write individual name) provided the BEST customer service I have ever received anywhere in the world. It's a level of customer service that is absolutely exceptional in which they don't only put customer's needs before them, it seems that they actually do care about their customers.

Walking into the Leela Palace made me feel royal. All services were absolutely top-notch and the rooms itself were gorgeous.

Really amazing and superb

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leelabangalore01, General Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words of appreciation.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at The Leela Bangalore.

Your comments regarding our staff and customer service are truly appreciated. It is our endeavor to create unforgettable memories for our valuable guests. I will surely convey your feedback to my team.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Chauhan
General Manager
The Leela Palace Bangalore
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Address: #23, Kodihalli | Old Airport Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560008, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
#8 Business Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Leela Palace Bangalore 5*
Number of rooms: 357
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