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Goldfinch Retreat
Ranked #22 of 584 Bengaluru B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Airport Hotel. Now you can step off a plane at the badly located Bangalore International Airport and find a good hotel within 10 minutes drive. Opened in Jan 2012 so lots of teething troubles. The hotel was very quiet with only a few guests. Check in was efficient. Rooms were clean. Extra child bed was a little uncomfortable and was charged (not all hotels are so mean). Service was generally slow. The hotel is clearly aiming for 5 star service but this is no chain and the experience is probably not available. They were all really nice people but (for example) express checkout meant doing the same thing fast rather than a different process allowing me to walk straight out at 5am. The restaurant was a mixed bag. The buffet was all Indian food (personally I am all for that but many foreigners would not agree) and the food itself was OK. The best part was the freshly cooked chiken Tikka Starter - if they had cooked it all freshly for me I suspect the chef had the skill to make it all well but buffets always breed mediocre food. The international food was average I am told (it looked awful to me) but most of what was on the menu was not available - what Basil Fawlty would have called "off". But some hotel have a habit of being impressive without getting it all right and this was one of those. A little attention to detail and experience and this could be a really really excellent hotel. Using this as a stopover hotel is a no brainer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

This hotel was a lot nicer than i had expected. it was very clean and quiet. The staff were all very pleasent. The milkshakes were very nice and cocktailes and mocktailes very stunningingly good! The pool was great, the depth was fantastic. i was only in this hotel for 12 hours as i was waiting to catch a plane. it was quite far away from the city but about a 10 minute drive to the international airport. The resterant was ok, they didnt have a lot of ingredients but some of starters were delicious. This was overall a very nice hotel and i would stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Abi P
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed last week with friends. Very new Hotel with Excellent rooms, breakfast very good with many dishes.very clean Swimming pool.
At any cost donot miss lunch buffet which is verygood. very far from city traffic but very close to Bengalore International Airport. Spa is not yet opened. Will visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank sagarganesh
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

I stayed at The Goldfinch Retreat for only about 8 hours for a rest between flights. The airport pick-up was on time and clear. The journey took no more thana 15 minutes. The hotel itself is impeccable. Sinkingly comfortable beds, modern and relaxing decor. All amenities. We had cocktails and snacks by the pool, and watched the IPL on a big screen. The photographs of the hotel are an accurate representation.

The hotel had only just opened when we stayed there, so the bedroom TV required setting up. Our wake-up call did not quite arrive on time - but I had set my telephone anyway. Staff were friendly and informal.

I will stay at this hotel again - it is reasonably priced for five star quality and so comfortable that I might even choose it over a city hotel.A good choice for the weary traveller.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Janet G
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Reviewed March 6, 2017
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Room Tip: Les chambres qui donnent du côté de l'entrée sont plus calmes
  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 19, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2016
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Address: International Airport Road, Behind Itc Factory | Tarbanahalli, Chickajal P.O, Bengaluru 560084, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 584 B&Bs / Inns in Bengaluru
Price Range: $94 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Goldfinch Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in an oasis of 36 acres of sprawling landscaped and manicured lawns, Goldfinch Retreat is one of the finest four star hotels in Bangalore featuring the latest technology along with trendy guest amenities and services near Bangalore International Airport. LOCATION: The hotel is strategically located just 7 kms from the New International Airport, Bangalore.. ... more   less 
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