I stayed at this hotel way back in 2005 and have NEVER stopped thinking about my experience there! Right in downtown Bangalore (now renamed Bengaluru as it was before the British came in and did, the British thing) close to everything including many cows...The room was spotless and beautiful, the food excellent and memorable. However, my favorite spot was my porch/balcony overlooking the inner courtyard. I had a table bigh enough for 4 people and two chairs all visible through french double doors from the room and the large, king sized bed.
However, the sign on th doors to the balcony read "DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS" - This was outstanding! I really should have bought one of those signs to bring back to Maine (we do not have any monkeys). Naturally, I set out a plate of big, dark indigo grapes, closed and locked the doors, opened the curtains, got into bed and waited. Sort of like for Santa Claus but with monkeys for live presents. I waited and waited. I ordered room service and a gin and tonic. No monkeys yet. I watched indian TV...strange but interesting. I had another gin and tonic and moved into a chair to get closer to the action. Still, no monkeys! I fell asleep. When I woke up ---NO GRAPES! I had missed Santa Claus! I mean monkeys. I went out on the porch and stared into a huge tree. Ravens! many, many big black Ravens. Laughing at me and my grapes. Oh well. Time to go see some cows and try driving in India.. another story.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern & charming hotel with landscaped garden & water bodies, in the heart of business & shopping district. The entire property reflects the tranquility and energy of the beautiful and modern city of Bengaluru. The contemporary design and innovative features of our rooms and suites ensure that your stay is even more memorable. All our rooms are equipped with iPads with a user-friendly interface that allows you to customise your in room experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Oberoi Bangalore Hotel Bangalore
- Oberoi Bangalore
- Oberoi Hotel Bangalore