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Goldfinch Retreat
Ranked #28 of 611 Bengaluru B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The service and the staff were just fantastic. Located just a stones throw away from the airport and set back off the main road in a secluded cul de sac lies this gem of a hotel with a warm welcome. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms spacious and luxurious. Special mention must go to Vinay (reception) and Anandhan (bar).

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank AMA62
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Retreat123, General Manager at Goldfinch Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

Dear Guest

Entire team of Goldfinch Retreat Thank you for giving your valuable feedback in Trip Advisor.

The Quality review on our staff will be passed on and we will continue the good work to achieve guest satisfaction

With Regards
Mukesh .N.Keserker
E.mail: gm.gfrb@goldfinchhotels.com

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Close to the airport, good rooms, decent service, a good bar and a pool

We prefer to stay close to the airport whenever we use Bangalore airport to travel to avoid the traffic and the rush inside the city.

Goldfinch is a lovely little place.. quiet, set in a quiet area surrounded by greenery. WE checked-in to the hotel sometime in the late evening. It took them a while and a explicit request from me to have them pick up our luggage from the Car.

The room was spacious, very clean, well appointed. The restroom was great as well. Wifi worked well (not sure if we paid or if it was free). The bar was pretty nice, not too expensive and the staff was great. The food was good as well.. We tried some Mangalorean fish items and it was good. We didn't try the breakfast since we left real early.

There is a fairly big pool with a massive TV screen right next to it. We didn't check it out since they were playing some Kannada serial on that screen that didn't interest us much.

The only complaint is if you have to checkout real early. The lights are switched off in the corridors after midnight. When we woke up at 430 and needed to get out, it was fairly dark and we had to use our cell phones to light up the corridors. The person manning the reception insisted we needed to pay to checkout though I tried explaining that our room was pre-paid. Eventually, he figured it all out and it was sorted out. I thought that was rather unnecessary and he could have done a bit of homework before harassing the customer.

Overall, a good place and we wouldn't mind going back again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sheshagiri S
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Retreat123, General Manager at Goldfinch Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Goldfinch Retreat for your stay Near New International Air Port Bangalore .We appreciate for taking time to review us on Trip Advisor . We have taken your complaint in a positive way to improve our service stranded.
• Our Sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by our front desk at time of c/out, we take every effort to come out of such complains in further
• On TV screen, we will maintain the stranded in further.
• Regards to the power in corridors, we will go with sensor to avoid such complains
Looking forward to show much improved performance on your next stay.
Thank You
With Regards,
Mukesh .N.Keserker
General Manager
E.mail:gm.gfrb@goldfinchhotels.com

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Service: excellent: specially by Mr.Mukund: prompt, professional, unobtrusive, proactive, needless to say truly exceptional.
Ambience: very nice;
Food: lunch buffet: good; could be better; but we have tried out A-la-Carte..; food overall is good. I personally felt that a dash of salt, yes, just a dash would have done much better wonders to the taste. Somehow the salt n pepper bottles are not available.
Well we tried out the Panneer Azwain: very nice, delicately tasted
Chef's Vegetable curry for the main course: while its tasty but seems to have been fully imbued with whiff of lasoon( garlic)
Billing: accurate
Washrooms: outside the restaurant, but well maintained
Seating: one side of the restaurant is fully crammed up...the other side its free with chairs and tables

What can be done better:
seating arrangements to make it spacious with sufficient leg rooms on either side of the buffet
TV volume control as per the wishes of the guest not for the pleasure of the staff
Finger bowl can be provided with hot water than absolutely very luke warm water
Size of the Phulkas can be increased while the thickness can be decreased
A/C to be on at all times; or atleast room temperatures can be maintained well.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Retreat123, General Manager at Goldfinch Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thanks for your valuable feed back and for writing on our TripAdvisor review, We are happily waiting for your next visit.

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Mukesh
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Goldfinch Retreat

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Known for the quick drive from the Airport, the hotel is very near to airport , the roads are cool good, The people in the front office are so caring and genuine towards the service for the guest.
The rooms are very well maintained and the service is very classy to enjoy the outing or the business meet . The management works hard to serve guest the excellent, the place is so silent and well maintained, good spot for relaxation and stress burst the bar hear gives a different look which consist of aviator design and located view of pool which gives a enhance of glance , food hear it tastes so good that one day stay is not enough to tell all about

Room Tip: Room towards the pool side
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Srikanthchelvan
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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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2  Thank Michael P
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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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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
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Ranked #28 of 611 B&Bs / Inns in Bengaluru
Price Range: $93 - $129 (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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