On my trip to Kanyakumari by road on 21.12.13, my wife, my son and myself unanimously decided that we would like to try out IBIS - Bengaluru Hosur Road. So we did. On the return from Kanyakumari to Mumbai we planned to go all the way to Chitradurga to break the journey.
Due heavy traffic and bad roads and even worse driving habits, we had to slow down and this caused a delay of 3 hours coming into Bengaluru. As I felt I need to stop at the earliest we decided to go to KEYS to try it out...AGAIN. We had been to KEYS last year.
Entry - Security Done
Reception - Only 1 handling the desk so was told to sit. Mandatory proofs provided and received the Access Card Immediately. Extra bed cost Rs.1000 which is double of what we paid in IBIS.
Room is small with its transparent(curtain available) bath.
Bed is a bit soft.
Extra bed for my kid was far better ( received very late even after 2 calls)
The hallway smells odd. Can't place the smell (carpet or else)
Wish there was a small fan which could move the air around. Could make a difference in night sleep. With the extra bed it is a squeeze and should be called in only after you are ready for bed.
Hot water is instantaneous. Needs a shower curtain. No hair dryer. If 3 occupants then there should be enough water for drinking.
KEYS Cafe :
Buffet Dinner : Very nice spread. A Malaysian students group was staying so the theme seemed Malaysian with Fried Rice and Malaysian Curry as the mains. Chicken Fry was OK. Fish Curry was good with the fish cooked perfecly. Salads were many. Although the buffet starts at 7.30 pm and we were down at 8pm, 1 soup was yet to be kept out. There were many empty trays. The fisrt round of Fried Rice that I took was just warm but was very well prepared. It was mopped up quickly by the Malay group as was the Malaysian Chicken Gravy. My wife got a fresh batch of Fried Rice hot and piping but not the same as the first batch. Seemed to be put out in a bit of haste as the soy sauce and therefore the color was missing. Mix Veg Bake was nice but very watery. White rice was also available.
Now among all this chaos the staff were doing very well and one Mr. Prashonjith (hope i got his name right) was very attentive to my family and to everyone out there and needs to be applauded for his extra efforts. He is a good example for the others (I guess thats why he was manning the front desk at the cafe). Thanked him for his help and went on to sleep.
Breakfast Buffet (complimentary) : Wonderful spread. Prashonjith was there AGAIN even after that hectic Night service.
I have to mention that the Rose Milk Shake was superb and should be made available for every breakfast. i would have loved to take a bottle full for the trip but felt need to leave some for others. Me and my son upped a few shots of Millk shake and loved it.
Chicken Sausage with Baked Beans and veggies and baked potatoes made for an excellent breakfast for start of my long drive back home to Mumbai.
I felt KEYS gave better service this time than before. They can certainly do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Keys Hotel is set in the IT capital of India, at the heart of the electronic city. A premium business hotel strategically located in Hosur Road. Style meets substance 159 rooms that are high on aesthetics and visual appeal.Modern bathrooms are equipped with stand-alone bath and shower units. An ergonomic work desk lets you attend to business while a relaxing couch helps you de-stress. 24-hour room service, satellite television and other thoughtful amenities enhance and intensify the experience. Keys Café an all-day café with a choice of Buffet & multi-cuisine a la carte menu. Our generous breakfast buffet makes it a really good morning. If you are in a hurry, ask for our nutritious "breakfast on the go".A happening bar and a hi-efficiency business centre are more reasons why it is the preferred choice. ... more less
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