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“Stylish Maharaj Experience in Bangalore” 5 of 5 stars
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The Leela Palace Bangalore
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   #23, Kodihalli | Old Airport Road, Bangalore 560008, India   |  
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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“Stylish Maharaj Experience in Bangalore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel is a class of its own in Bangalore. It offers great if not pompous style starting with the grand entrance. Rooms are decorated very tastefully. It's also nice to just come and hang out at the swimming pool. The Indian restaurant in the Leela offered some of the best Indian food I've ever had.
It's good either as a business hotel or also for a couple for a romantic time out.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 25, 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, swimming pool and our Indian restaurant Jamavar 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited the Leela hotel on one of the days that I was traveling in Bangalore. The entrance is grand and beautiful, one of the few in the city. The staff was welcoming and warm, and we were given a quick tour of the grounds. We then proceeded to have lunch at Jamaavar, their north indian restaurant, al fresco. The view from the table was lovely, the food was flavorful and authentic (including the rare gucci which was on the menu), and after a lovely coffee we left the hotel. Definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback.

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

Your comments regarding the staff and or restaurant Jamavar 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Address: #23, Kodihalli | Old Airport Road, Bangalore 560008, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Bangalore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bangalore
#10 Spa Hotel in Bangalore
#10 Business Hotel in Bangalore
#17 Luxury Hotel in Bangalore
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bangalore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Leela Palace Bangalore 5*
Number of rooms: 357
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