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The Oberoi, Bengaluru 4.5

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Pros

  • Central location on Mahatma Gandhi Road
  • Elegant and luxurious rooms with modern amenities
  • 24-hour room service and butler service
  • Three on-site restaurants and one bar, including Thai and Chinese cuisine
  • Large outdoor swimming pool with a with pool bar
  • Spa for relaxing treatments
  • Modern fitness center with Lifefitness machines
  • Banquet hall, meeting rooms, and 24-hour business center
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout
  • Free on-site parking

Cons

  • Breakfast not included in room rates

Bottom Line

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is a luxury hotel located on the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Road in central Bangalore (AKA Bengaluru). The 160 rooms feature modern and classic interiors with private balconies overlooking the beautiful gardens; plus extensive list of modern amenities and 24-hour butler service. There are three restaurants, including Thai and Chinese cuisine, and a bar. There is an extensive buffet breakfast available, though not included in room rates. The century-old Rain Tree next to the swimming pool is a highlight here, along with the list of wellness facilities that include a spa and fitness center. For business travelers, there are three meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center. Travelers looking for an even more central location can also consider Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru which is within walking distance from Bengaluru Palace.

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Scene

High-end, luxurious hotel surrounded by lush and tropical gardens

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is one of the most luxurious hotel's in Bangalore and ranks high among the list of most lush gardens in the city. Built around a century-old Rain Tree, the gardens feature expansive lawns, ponds, and small waterfalls. Inside, the interiors are elegant and sophisticated. Guests are welcomed into the large open lobby, with floral fragrance in the air, central pond, potted plants, freshly cut flowers, and antique furnishings. The hallways feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out onto the gardens, giving them a bright and open feeling. The Nim Raam restaurant has a casual al fresco setting, while Szechwan Court and Le Jardin have a more elegant ambience with indoor seating. Overall, the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, with surprisingly no traffic noise. Guests here are a mix of business and leisure travelers, and the high standards and impeccable service attract high profile guests like celebrities, business tycoons, and heads of state.

Location

Ideal location in the center of Bengaluru; close to tourist attractions and dining options

The Oberoi, Bengaluru has an ideal location in the heart of Bengaluru. Set in the business district on the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Road, it's close to several businesses, tourist attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping options. Trinity Metro Station is located right outside of the hotel and provides connectivity to many parts of the city. There's also a bus stop within a three-minute walk from the hotel. It's a 15-minute walk to Brigade Road and 12-minute drive to Commercial Street. Nearby tourist attractions include Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (seven-minute drive), Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace (14-minute drive), Cubbon Park (15-minute drive), Bengaluru Palace (25-minute drive), and Lalbagh Botanical Garden (30-minute drive). It's a 25-minute drive from Cantonment Railway Station, and a 45-minute drive from Kempegowda International Airport.

Rooms

Elegant and luxurious rooms with minibars, iPads, and private balconies

The 160 rooms at The Oberoi, Bengaluru feature modern and classically elegant decor. The wooden floors, clean white walls, antique-style furniture, lush carpets, wooden window shutters, classic paintings, and large potted plants all come together perfectly. There is an iPad with the Oberoi E'nhance interface in every room which can be used to control the TV and lighting, order room service, as an entertainment hub, and to view the door camera before activating the electronic unlocking system. Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea- and- coffee-making facilities, fresh fruit baskets, multi-media hubs, work desks, telephones, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Specialized features include pillow menus, 24-hour butler service, turn-down service, and 24-hour express laundry service (for an additional fee). Bathrooms include both walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs along with magnifying mirrors, hairdryers, and house-brand toiletries. Bathrobes and slippers are provided.

All of the rooms and suites have private furnished balconies overlooking the lush gardens surrounding the hotel.

Features

Three restaurants, bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center, meeting rooms, and business center

Feature here are as luxurious and stylish as the rooms and public spaces. Le Jardin is the hotel's all-day restaurant and it serves a buffet breakfast, 16-course weekday lunch, and a Sunday champagne gourmet lunch -- note that breakfasts are not included in room rates. There's then the hotel's Thai restaurant, Rim Naam, and Chinese restaurant, Szechwan Court. Polo Club Bar offers an indoor and outdoor setting and provides various beverages and a mix of light snacks. The Polo Club Bar also offers a high tea experience.

There is a large outdoor swimming pool with surrounding seating, sun loungers, parasols, and a poolside bar. The 24-hour Oberoi Spa features a combination of Eastern and Western pamper and relaxation treatments, along with a few signature Oberoi treatments. The fitness center includes a selection of modern Lifefitness cardio and weight-training equipment. Yoga is available upon request. There is a banquet hall, as well as three various sized meeting rooms available, along with a 24-hour business center with printing and copying facilities. Wi-Fi throughout the property and on-site parking are both free. Additional features include 24-hour reception and concierge desk, babysitting services, luggage storage, and daily newspapers.

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Address

37 - 39 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Also Known As

  • The Oberoi, Bangalore

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