Though it was only for a night's stay at Mysore, i was very particular about where to stay. After a lot of internet research and several phone calls, we zeroed in on the Green Hotel. This was formerly known as Premier Studios ( a film set) and is originally a palace built for the Wodeyar princesses. I had a lot of expectations of the p(a)lace.
Firslty, getting there is quite confusing and there are no sign boards to the hotel either. The travel desk guy wasn't very helpful either. When we reached there, the reception was empty and we had to wait for a while before anyone attended to us. We were then shown the rooms and we checked into the princess suite, which is also very basic. It has a double bed, a dressing unit, a wardrobe and a very basic bathroom with a WC. It was only then that we realised that the rooms didnt have an AC or a TV because it's an eco hotel. I didn't mind it, but the husband did as we'd miss an important cricket match! Dinner at the hotel was good. The room was quite stuffy and very little venitaltion. And since it was quite warm, the night was quite difficult! The palace is not very well lit during the evenings / night making the large spaces seem quite spooky. They also don't have a power back-up, in cast there's an power cut. Breakfst was included in the tariff and was quite sumptuous.
The best part about the hotel is the royal feeling and the lovely furniture. The Malgudi Cafe is also adorable! Also, for the reading enthusiasts, each of the larger rooms comes with its own library (around 10 books or so!!) We checked out around 11.30 am as we were heading to Coorg.
All in all, it's a lovely place. May be a little steep for the budget conscious, but definitely worth it!
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- Also Known As:
- Green Hotel Mysore