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Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore
Ranked #37 of 693 Hotels in Bengaluru
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a good business hotel in the heart of the city. Rooms are very small and the tariffs were on the sky as I visited at the time of Bangalore Air show. The food and service are good . they have wonderful spa which is value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My stay at the Taj Vivanta was one of my more pleasant hotel stays in awhile. A few years ago I believe it was the Taj Residency and it has undergone some renovations since then. The room was very comfortable, climate control was good, and my strained back found the bed to be very accommodating. Plenty of universal electrical outlets, plenty of pillows, plenty of bottled water in the room, and they laid out slippers in the evening. I enjoyed the cafe/restaurant for both breakfast and dinner, and the staff was very helpful (and patient) at describing the various dishes. There is another more-upscale restaurant, and a chinese restaurant, but I didn't try those - the cafe had plenty of good selections. On Wednesday they had a "street food" buffet for dinner that was very interesting. There were always staff around to help, or just to greet you and make sure that your needs were met. Finally, we enjoyed the Ice bar (apparently it's a hot spot on Friday and Saturday nights) where the staff helped explain the cricket game on TV and even made us a special drink.

The only thing missing was that my room had no alarm clock. I probably should have asked for one, I'm sure they would have obtained one for me! I will definitely stay here again the next time I visit Bangalore.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Brilliant hotel, ideal for business, very well located with stunning views of the city. Views are great and the hotel staff were very helpful. A brilliant array of business features and a nice bar for relaxation.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Located at MG Road, the heart of the city it was a pleasure to stay at Taj, the staff was great at service and what is heartening to note is that minutest of things are also taken care of. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I have been returning to the Taj Vivanta in Bangalore at least once a year for a long time and am still amazed by the exceptional, personalized service that I find each time I stay here. The staff work as a team and their interaction with visitors is genuinely warm. During previous stays I recommended that they provide a clock in the room and noted that the hair dryers were no longer working well. I found new hair dryers had been added to the rooms since my last stay and there was a clock by my bed.

The facility, in the heart of Bangalore, is older but very well maintained. Shopping is very convenient - in recent years a new Western-style mall opened across from the hotel and a very short walk up M.G.Road allows you to shop for traditional Indian wares. The Metro train runs nearby.

The hotel has three restaurants to choose from. The breakfast buffet with dosas, eggs to order and an amazing baked yogurt is wonderful. You can choose to eat inside or sit out by the pool under an umbrella.

The Jiva Spa offers wonderful massages. Make sure to ask for Kumar. There is also a small book stall in the lobby run by Bhaskar. If he doesn't have a book that you are looking for, he will ask for it to be delivered for your convenience.

There are not enough superlatives to say about the Vivanta staff!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the lake and on one of the higher floors.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank MBATravel
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Third hotel stayed at on trip, after Taj Lands End in Mumbai, and Vivanta by Taj in Goa.
The building is a slightly older one located in the downtown of Bangalore, opposite the modern western shopping mall. Usual very high security upon entry.
An older team than Vivanta in Goa, which makes for a different feel. As Bangalore is a rapidly expanding city with many foreign multinationals, many guests are business people, and so the feel of the hotel is one of constant transition rather than one of staying to savour the surroundings.
Room was clean with a good view across the city.
As with other Taj hotels, food is excellent with three different restaurants, including an excellent Chinese one!
Knowledgeable chefs helped us through "Sri Lankan evening" and also gave good advice on their weekly Indian Street food evening.
The pool is alongside the dining area, which doesn't really make for a comfortable atmosphere for bathing.
This was my least favourite hotel of my three in India, but only because it is really a business hotel (which to be honest is why we were there), but is extremely comfortable with very attentive staff and delicious food.
Good value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Vivanta by Taj Hotel is an older property owned by the Taj Group, located on Mahatma Gandhi Road in downtown Bangalore. I have been staying there usually twice a year for many years and the hotel has been upgraded more than once during this time.

Probably the most outstanding feature of the hotel is the exceptional service offered by the very well trained staff. No matter what your needs, the staff, especially through the concierge desk, are happy to make necessary arrangements to help. They can purchase items for you, bring you medicine, arrange transportation, etc., all with a friendly smile and willingness that is visible.

At the hotel, security is excellent with careful checking of both cars and luggage brought into the hotel property. Once inside, you will find a pleasant (although sometimes loud) drinking bar, a 24 hour cafe which serves excellent buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as offers an attractive a la carte menu. Seating for a meal can be inside the air conditioned cafe or outside at pool side. There is a fitness room, moderately equipped and a pleasant seating area in the lobby. And for those who are fond of sweets or afternoon tea, there is a special area set aside for afternoon tea with bakery snacks on the lobby floor.

Rooms are well kept and for my last stay, I was assigned a room which had a bathroom with built-in steam shower. This was a boon for me as I arrived with a horrible case of bronchitis and sitting in the steam provided much relief. Other bathrooms feature multi-head showers. And one of the most noticeable features in the room were the several bottles of water lined up alongside the coffee preparation area. In all other hotels I have stayed at in India, there were only two bottles (small) of complimentary water provided. Vivanta knows we need lots of water and they provide it with a smile.

Adjacent to the hotel is "G1" which is a four-story, newly built complex featuring casual shopping at affordable prices for clothing, shoes, toys, and food. The spectacular supermarket at the top of the complex offers everything one could want in the way of fresh market, processed or prepared food, ready for take out. I've never seen so many versions of indian spices as I saw here. The entire store was exceptionally well kept and clean.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Vivanta by Taj for its excellent service, pleasant rooms and location where one can easily walk to shopping.

Room Tip: For a pleasant view, ask for a room facing the front of the hotel. There is a lovely nearby lake whi...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 41 / 3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru > Ulsoor , Ulsoor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Bengaluru
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bengaluru
#22 Spa Hotel in Bengaluru
#23 Business Hotel in Bengaluru
#33 Luxury Hotel in Bengaluru
Price Range: $125 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore 5*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak in the space that's bang in the centre of Bangalore's business and entertainment areas. Drive in from the airport delighting in backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). You'll see how we mean business in a quiet efficient way from the moment you step in. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. ... more   less 
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