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“Very comfy and fun overall, great for families or longer business trips”
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The Senate
Ranked #400 of 662 Hotels in Bengaluru
Silicon Valley
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58 reviews
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“Very comfy and fun overall, great for families or longer business trips”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

I work at a tech company that's right around the corner on Old Airport Rd - I stayed at The Senate for 3 weeks in Jan/Feb 2010 and really enjoyed it. Price is very good for Bangalore, rooms are spacious (generally 2 and 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room & kitchen), comfy and clean. Staff is friendly and efficient. Hotel restaurant has a good, small morning buffet. Washing machine / drying racks provide (or quiet often, just there) on our patio overlooking the courtyard, so great place for families / longer business trips. The Diamond District itself is a ~20+ building complex with a central courtyard with lots of kids playing games, or families strolling around after dinner. Makes you feel like your staying in a friendly community, not pretentious / subservient hotel. Great price as well - example: I paid 1500 rupees for WiFi (~$35 then), per week. Co-worker who stayed at the Leela paid 5000 ($115) - for the same WiFi provided by the same 3rd party company.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Diamond District Courtyard, and not the Bangalore River have better "air". Y...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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abudhabi-UAE
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

I strongly recommend this place to stay at the Senate-Bangalore, I stayed there from 5th to
9/11/2011 at G56 every thing was excellent from A to Z after staying on next furnished appts.and have a very bad experience with them ,I shift to Senate, its great.
I recommend it for Arabs with families or solos.
Faisal Yousef
AbuDhabi-UAE

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

My first time in The Senate and I like the rooms. Better than I had in 2009. Cleaner rooms and the service is a bit better. The fridge wasn't working once we checked in but it was changed the next morning. Funny thing since the same problem happened also last time when I was in Bangalore. Value for money is good. Breakfast is quite OK, but don't expect too much from it. Coffee for instance isn't real coffee at all.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

I've now spent several months in The Senate and I've been quite happy throughout my stay. As said, this is not the most luxurious hotel option but really resembles more of a service apartment -style living. Rooms are very spacious and kitchen well-equipped, the premises and rooms alrea always clean, and especially with longer stays it's good value for your money as you can have very "homey" living (do remember to bargain the price, of course). And Diamond District block is also equipped with nice courtyard + swimming pool (in renovation since July 2010). Decorations are somewhat basic but still appealing to the eye. Only negative is that I wish they had better showers, the showerheads just tinkle all over without good pressure.

If you are not looking for ultimate luxury (like Leela, Windsor etc), I would definitely recommend for longer stays and why not for brief ones as well!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 29, 2009

The Senate is the most preferred place for stay as it is very close to my Bangalore office. The Senate offers luxurious service apartments at very reasonable price. In case there is a delegation of people visiting Bangalore, this is a very good option.

The rooms are very big and very spacious. There are options of 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments. The apartments consist of kitchen, washing machine & TV in living room and bedrooms.

There is airconditioning throughout, though sometimes the remotes just wont work. It is better to use the remote from other rooms instead of asking for Housekeeping to get them, it takes a long time. The first time I tried, it took 2 hours for those guys to reach the apartment.

The restaurant is very functional and has a limited spread for breakfast. But the food is very good. The options for dinner are also limited but very good also.

Since it tends to get a bit cold and the marble flooring makes it a bit worse, it is advisable that you carry slippers along since the Hotel does not provide them. The toileteries provided are very basic but does the job if your stay is short.

All in all a good place to stay and great value for money

  • Liked — Spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Sometimes the size of the apartment makes you feel lonely.
  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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senatebangalore, Manager at The Senate, responded to this review, December 15, 2009
Dear Sir,

Thanks for valuable review... We will take your comments to make better our services... Looking forward to serve you once again...

Thanks,
Manager
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Property: The Senate
Address: G Block, Diamond District, Bengaluru 560008, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #400 of 662 Hotels in Bengaluru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Senate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Senate is a well-appointed apartment hotel located within a 23-acre residential and commercial complex, Diamond District. The well laid out apartments together with attentive service makes this the best choice for a home away from home. ... more   less 
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