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Royal Orchid Central
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47/1 Dickenson Road | Manipal Centre, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560042, India (Ulsoor)   |  
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“fun at work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

we went on a business trip combined to meet our old frnds. Hotel was just the perfect base to have fun. Nice pool at the top. Lovely pub for the evening. Nice breakfast. Interesting gym.

  • Liked — pool at the top
  • Disliked — little too expensive
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

Good business Hotel though slightly on the expensive side in comparison to other business hotels.

As it is situated at Manipal centre, hence very near to central Bangalore

Food was good but the staff can be a little Interfering...

Food was basic and good considering there are not many places in Haridwar to eat.

Has a good roof top restaurant with a bar and live music..

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

I stayed in this hotel for two days with my wife. I am a frequent business traveller to Bangalore and mostly stayed in other hotels arranged by my company travel agent. However, as I was travelling with my wife, I choose to stay in this hotel. The hotels I stayed in Bangalore are mostly 3-4 star hotels and somehow I did not like the service and quality of food in most of the hotels I stayed earlier.

However, I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent service and quality of food served at Royal Orchid Central hotel. The rooms at this hotel are very neatly maintained. The lobby and the restaurants in the hotel, namely Pinxx & Paparazzi are aesthetically designed. Food is not expensive for this kind of hotel. The taste and quality of food was very good. The restaurant staff do customize food according to your requirements. Morning buffet breakfast contained many Indian and continental choices. You can also place request for some Indian dosas, breads, coffee, masala tea etc.

The double occupancy room had a nice king size bed. My room had 28 inc Samsung LCD HD TV, Coffee Maker, and all necessary toiletry needs (such as shaving kit, hair dryer and other grooming needs).
Overall my experience has been very good with this hotel.

  • Liked — Service Quality
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Location is not perfect, but depends on where you want to go from the hotel. I had to go to Electronics city and it was a pain during rush hour. The rooms are nice, although not a great value for the money. The only thing I really liked about this hotel was the breakfast. The south indian items on the menu were excellent! Rooms are okay, great for business travel. Woudln't recommend this hotel to people traveling from other countries though. There are better options for the price.

  • Liked — food at the restaurant was good
  • Disliked — rooms are not too clean, not the perfect choice for the high end business traveler
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Made the mistake of chosing this hotel as I thought it was the Royal Orchid near the old Bangalore airport which is fantastic. I got a rate of Rs 9,000 which is far less than the 14-15K I would have to pay at it's sister property but I think I would rather pay the difference.
There's no pool, the room service was slow (I spent 3 nights there and it was consistently slow) and the checkout wait time for 15 minutes because there was only one person manning the desk. My other colleagues with me had similar issues at different check out times so I know it wasn't isolated.

We had a management meeting at the hotel and had booked a room and the poor service continued there as well.

This property has no semblance to the main "Royal Orchid" and is anything but Royal. Small, poorly designed rooms, poor service and ordinary cuisine. The breakfast though was good. The only advantage is that it's really central and saves oodles of traffic time. However I don't think I'll be coming back.

  • Liked — Only the location
  • Disliked — Price, size of rooms, level of service
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Royal_Orchid_Hotels, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central, responded to this review, August 2, 2010
Dear Guest

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore.

Thank you for your feedback and review.As compared to Hotel Royal Orchid [on old Airport road] which is a luxury 5 star property, Royal Orchid Central is purely a business hotel and our services are therefore different. With regards to the service, we regret that it was not up to par. We have taken note of it and can assure of a better experience the next time you visit.Look forward to having you over again.

Thank you !
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

We had a royal time at this hotel, with very good quality service and the people dotting over us. We liked the ambience and its situation in Bangalore. The rooms were good and the food was to our liking.

Stayed June 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

Centrally located with great service, clean and nicely done up rooms. Perfectly suitable for business and also reasonably prices. Must visit the bar.

  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Royal Orchid Central

Address: 47/1 Dickenson Road | Manipal Centre, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560042, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bengaluru (Bangalore) > Ulsoor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Family Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
#51 Luxury Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
#63 Business Hotel in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Orchid Central 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The young at heart, design-sensitive, global citizen will find peace and pleasure at the Royal Orchid Central. The hotel features 130 comfortable executive rooms and suites with Wi-fi connectivity as well as some of the hippest leisure spots in Bangalore like Pinxx, a lively 24-hour coffee shop, and Paparazzi, a glitzy roof-top restaurant. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Orchid Bangalore
Park Plaza Bangalore

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