Our stay at the apartment lasted for 2 weeks, from 1 Aug 2012 to 13 Aug 2012, we arrived at 10:20 pm from a three and a half hour flight from Dubai and didn’t have the energy to go food hunting for dinner but to my surprise the apartment also came with a fully equipped kitchen which resulted in us trying to cook our own 'home made' meal! The suite which I booked came along with a mini-bar (without the liquor) and a fully stocked fridge filled with bits and bobs for daily consumption.
One of the first things is noticed was the traditional French architecture of D habitat. The rooms were well maintained. The staff were ever prompt at their service and offered a helping hand whenever required. Every morning we would get a phone call at precisely 7:30am (which was also our wakeup call) when our chef asked us what we would like for breakfast, and tried to prepare whatever we felt like eating to the best of his abilities.
D habitat's main mark was its location. With the apartment situated in a quaint quite residential street while being in the middle of a commercial arcadia added to the unique character of D habitat!
The next day after our arrival we thought of visiting Cubbon Park which was around 5 km (approx), and since it was listed in the top 10 tourist sites to visit in Bangalore, I thought ‘why not?’ and might I add, It did not disappoint! Cubbon park was immense! With a huge jogging track and a massive play ground for children. The outing to Cubbon park took us half a day to complete. The second half was spent in ‘The Lal Bagh Botanical Garden’ filled with exotic plants and greenery, a perfect opportunity to click a picture or two.
D- Habitat was right in the middle of some of the best 'eat outs' in Bangalore city. So many such that you would receive a little taste of home no matter where you’re from. My personal favorite was 'Cafe' Pascussi' serving authentic Italian cuisine and 'The Sahib Sind Sultan' which offered north Indian exquisiteness!
New and upcoming malls such as "Oasis" and "The Forum" malls fit for shopaholics were within walking distance which made our 2 week visit all the more pleasant and entertaining.
Other attractions included the nearby 'Inidranagar' that we visited which proved to be a foodie's Promised Land and a shopper's Eden. Four km away was Bangalore's famous MG road and Brigade road which was the manager's first suggestion, these streets were packed with tourists and city folk from almost all parts of India! MG road was filled with stores, stalls, restaurants and mainly happening clubs and pubs for city night dwellers.
However, some of the disappointments of D habitat were that, even thou the staff had the best intentions of providing a quality service, they were uncommunicative which resulted in confusions a few times, taking the instance where there was a confusion in providing me directions to a nearby vegetable market - needless to say, its the little things like this that makes or breaks a good trip.
D habitat spells true value for money! With its large living space and great service offered, keeping the price range in mind - was truly a 'no brainer' for my choice! I would surely recomend this to any fellow traveller looking for a pleasant, enjoyable, hassle free trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- D'Habitat Serviced Apartments Bangalore offers Deluxe Rooms, Studio Apartments, 2 Bedroom Apartment and 3 Bedroom Apartments with the unique comforts of Home; A fabulous alternative to the traditional Hotel, D' Habitat brings to you the ambiance of a Corporate Guest House and the exclusive facilities of a fine Serviced Apartment ideal for short-term and extended stay.D' Habitat Serviced Apartments Bangalore is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of vibrant locale within the city called Koramangala. A few steps away from the busy main street with its choicest selection of restaurants and delightful shops, D' Habitat hotel is the choice destination for both leisure and corporate travellers.The Koramangala club is right next door with Pizza Hut, Qwiky’s and Baskin Robin’s a one-minute strollThe main street near D' Habitat hotel apartment leads you to Bangalore's prominent malls - The Oasis Mall within a five minute walk, The Forum in the north and Globus in the south.Lifestyle & Garuda are also located in the north of the Hotel, with the bustling MG road and Brigade a mere fifteen minute drive from D'Habitat serviced apartment.Hotel D’ Habitat is directly accessible from the ring road as well. ... more less
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