We chanced upon the Mulberry Bay by a fluke Google search, as most other Mysore hotels were full up that week.
It turned out to be one of our most pleasant experiences. The Mulberry Bay is an airy, spacious fully furnished, spotlessly clean three bedroom apartment on the first floor of a new building on Vani Vilas Road, very close to the Mysore Palace and the popular shopping areas. Gayathri, the charming young lady who owns and runs it, went out of her way to make us feel very much at home.
Breakfast and cleaning services are included. Laundry and other meals can be arranged for a very nominal extra. Parking is available in the basement.
Gayathri provided us delicious, authentic Mysore cuisine and excellent real coffee from her own home. It is such a refreshing change to have home cooked food instead of the usual restaurant fare! There are several restaurants close by for anyone wanting to eat out or order in. Alternately the kitchen is fully fitted out for those wanting to do their own cooking.
One can rent a room or the entire apartment for very reasonable rates, and reduced prices for longer stays. Gayathri also has cheaper, basic rooms close by for those doing long term yoga courses or on a tighter budget.
We had intended staying a couple of days and then moving to a home stay in Coorg, but were so comfortable here that we stayed the entire period at Mulberry Bay, doing day excursions instead to the surrounding countryside.
I would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mulberry Bay Service Apartments offers you clean, spacious and well furnished accommodation in Mysore. We have a living room to relax, space to work, and if your mood takes you, you can prepare a meal in our well equipped kitchen. We accommodate individuals as well as families. Our property is located in Laksmipuram - center of the city and is ideal for yoga students and tourists alike. ... more less