We loved our two nights here. Beautiful old building - getting a bit tired, but still evocative of it's grand past and way more enjoyable than cookie cutter modern chain hotels. The gardens were peaceful and cool - very welcome relief from the noisy, dusty streets outside the wall. We were upgraded to the Maharaja Suite which was enormous. As big as an apartment with a huge balcony. The huge bathroom was a bit strange - being old, the facilities were a not as convenient as they might be. The shower over the bath is not great and there was no non slip mat to make climbing in and out easier or safer. The hand basin was large, but there was nowhere to put things like toothbrushes, make up etc. in front of the mirror.
Staff were helpful. When we found that the bath plug did not fit, it was attended to promptly. The service in the restaurant was not fast, but then we were not in a rush so it didn't matter. The food was well worth waiting for! The breakfasts were super - no continental options for us when Dosa, Idli and Puri are on offer along with mango lassi. The restaurant staff were friendly, attentive and remembered our preferences on the second day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A grand heritage hotel, Royal Orchid Metropole is steeped in the history and culture of Mysore. Its imperial arches, imposing pillars and ornate corridors capture the old world charm of this majestic guesthouse built by the former Maharaja of Mysore in 1920 . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Orchid Metropole Mysore