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Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati
Ranked #173 of 670 Hotels in Bengaluru
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Malleswaram in Bangalore is a crowded, bustling and noisy locality, and not an area most travellers would choose to stay in. However, if you have to stay in this area for whatever reason, like my wife and I had to, Villa Potipatti is truly a haven. In true Neemrana style, an old heritage home has been unobtrusively modernised into a wonderful boutique hotel. You still feel like you're staying in someone's home than in a soulless hotel and the experience is indeed a marvellous one. Don't look for an activity-packed stay. But if you want a few days of calm, gently-paced retreat sort of experience, I would highly recommend the Villa Pottipati. You can have a substantial breakfast under the watchful eyes of the portraits of the former residents' ancestors, you can take a dip in the small, but private pool or choose to hang out in the large and well appointed rooms. And what's more you get warm and personalised attention from Lillin, Seema, Heber and their other staff. And although the hotel has eight rooms, we felt we had the entire place to ourselves (four of the rooms were occupied during outstay, we were told). So, it's pretty much like having your own home in the heart of one of Bangalore's older suburbs, with a whole lot of staff attending on you. And free Wifi to boot.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

As you are aware, at Neemrana we try and keep a balance between old-world charm and modern amenities so that the past is not completely obliterated. Your compliments about the revitalisation have been conveyed to the Co-Chairmen and the team.

We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the facilities of the property. Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the team at Villa Pottipati.

We hope that as you continue to travel with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We spent three nights at Villa Pottipati in May 2013 and we had a very nice experience. Beautiful villa and helpful staff. Good value for money! It is placed outside main businesses areas. Good choice for a difference experience in Bangalore.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the property.

Your compliments about the hospitality have been conveyed to the team.

We hope that as you discover more of real India with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about. On behalf of the entire Neemrana team we thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you at our 28 properties across India !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Very clean rooms and attentive staff. We did not eat there so cannot comment on the food, but the rooms were very comfortable and maintained well. We have recommended this place to all of our extended family.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

Your compliments about the maintenance and the hospitality have been conveyed to the Manager and the team.

We thank you for your visit and do hope that you will give our Chefs a chance to please you whenever you visit next !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The hotel has the feel of a guest house, although it is now part of the Neemrana chain. It was the home of a doctor and his family, who moved away to USA, but has not lost its atmosphere. Each room is different and each has its own charm. It has a quiet garden and a swimming pool despite being in a very busy area of Bangalore. The food is basic South Indian, but the quality of both dinner and breakfast is good. The staff are very helpful, if a bit slow, but it is a place to relax, rather than rush.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

We are pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay at the property.

Your compliments about the food have been conveyed to the Chef and his team.

We thank you for your patronage to Villa Pottipati and look forward to welcoming you at our 28 properties across India !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

this is a quiet old fashioned hotel with wonderfully kind staff and elegant rooms designed in a proper Indian style - I loved it there - peaceful with a massive room and perfect service - the pool is nice too

Room Tip: all rooms are good - the cheapest room has quite short beds - rest are ok for tall people
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

We are delighted that you were able to relish pastoral charm at the property.

Your compliments about the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the team. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the pool and were able to rejuvenate.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed just one night at Villa Pottipati in Bangalore, but would have loved to stay longer. Our room was charming, with the addition of a mezzanine (excellent for drying clothes on). The bathroom was clean and well-provisioned, and the bedroom itself was comfortable.

We had dinner at the villa in their garden area, which was lovely. There is a pool, and plenty of shady trees for hiding from the sun.

The staff were lovely - telling us about some of the trees and plants in the garden and also allowing us free access to the computer and internet.

A very enjoyable stay in this pretty haven in the city.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Villa Pottipati heritage hotel in Bangalore.

We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the property.

Your compliments about the dining experience have been conveyed to the Chef and his team. We have also conveyed your compliments about the warm hospitality to the entire team.

When you stay at Villa Pottipati you join Bangalore’s fight to retain its magnificent heritage structures by making restoration a viable, self-sustainable tourism activity.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Villa Potipatti is really small compared to the other Neemrana properties but it's still charming and contains that old world charm Neemrana stands for. Highly recommended for Bangaloreans who want a quiet weekend. Try to book for a weekday though because the property is so small even if 2 more families are in at the same time, you'll find yourself bumping into them in the courtyard, in the pool, basically everywhere..we were lucky to be the only family in the villa during our stay. Also, unlike other Neemrana properties this hotel is bang opposite a crowded area so you'll see cars whiz by all day and hear honking, etc till night time. The rooms are clean and linen is crisp and clean..no complaints there. The staff is polite and non intrusive. No liquor, get your own.

But the food is really BAD. There is no buffet but a fixed menu-veg & n veg. You'll be given a starter, main course and pudding. For the 500 plus taxes per meal they charge it is pretty frugal. Unlike other Neemrana properties you are not pampered with food here at all. For lunch we got chicken sweet corn soup with brown bread, pepper chicken (which was raw) with steamed veg and chopped bananas with one scoop of ice cream.

Tea and tea snacks are chargeable.

After being disappointed with a bad lunch i requested the waiter to tell the chef to step up his game for dinner....he did try but the payasam lacked sugar and the fish curry was mediocre......the thing is when you stay in a hotel you expect better than home.....but my home cooking is better any day...also i understand that it is fixed menu..so if you order fish curry n rice you will get exactly that...no accompaniments..no pickle, no salad.. i think the management needs to go that extra bit to please their guests..

Breakfast was free but we got fried eggs, toast and butter..hardly what you expect in a hotel you paid 5000 a night for.

However, the pool is lovely even if it's small for some.

But the food was expensive and not satisfactory. I recommend ppl to go there but eat food outside as much as they can as they will not get anything worthwhile here. On the whole worth a stay for locals but i wouldn't run from a different city to go stay there.

Room Tip: Go for the one one the first floor with the balcony.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Villa Pottipati hotel in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. We are sorry to learn that you did not find all at Villa Pottipati to your satisfaction. We are writing to apologize and to offer an explanation.

At the Villa Pottipati, broadly, we serve South Indian, and a few Continental and Italian dishes to suit a range of tastes and palates. Should you desire to taste a special dish or have a particular preference, you can certainly make a request upon check-in or at the previous meal, and the chefs will try their best to please you. Your feedback has been communicated to the Chef and his team and we are certain that you will notice an improvement during your next visit.

Unfortunately the hotel does not have a bar license due to the presence of a primary school across the road. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience at Villa Pottipati, including the swimming pool.

On behalf of the entire Neemrana team, we thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you at our 26 properties across India !

Warm regards,
Team Neemrana
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Address: 142 Villa Pottipati | Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560042, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #173 of 670 Hotels in Bengaluru
Price Range: $75 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Neemrana's - Villa Pottipati 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A garden home in Malleswaram, which was once the vegetarian- Brahmin stronghold of Bangalore. The name Pottipati derives from a village in Andhra Pradesh from where its owners – the Reddy family, originally migrated to Bangalore.Among the bustle of glass and concrete towers, relish pastoral charm, under a giant Shivalinga tree, Gulmohars, Jacarandas, Jack Fruit, Mangoes and Avacado trees, as also parterres full of crotons and seasonal flowers.The intimacy of old-world-rooms named after traditional sarees, a granite pillared lounge with a skylight, with basic business hotel facilities and a small conference room.When you stay at Villa Pottipati you join Bengaluru’s fight to retain its magnificent heritage structures by making restoration a viable, self-sustainable tourism activity. ... more   less 
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