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.
- 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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