Looking for Bangalore hotels? India’s Silicon Valley is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country, with a lively food and nightlife scene and beautiful architecture.
It’s also home to some seriously fine hotels, ranging from sleek and modern to old-school colonial.
If you’re spending some time here, we’ve got you sorted with the best places to stay in Bangalore. You won’t want to leave…
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Easily connected to the city centre by the Metro, The Leela Palace is an absolute fairytale hotel. Pink marble features, thousands of flowers and private butler service will make you feel like royalty here.
The pretty 50-foot outdoor swimming pool is an extra bonus.
2. ITC Windsor
One of the city’s original luxury hotels, the ITC Windsor is built a charming country-house style, around a 90-year-old rain tree.
The hotel is wonderfully stylish, with an impressive pool and spa area. There’s also five restaurants, including the The Raj Pavilion, a glass covered restaurant, that specialises in cuisines from the Silk & Spice Route.
This crown jewel hotel is filled with hundreds of pieces of art from Indian, French, American, Vietnamese, and Cuban artists. The hotel has an entire floor dedicated to its spa (which is among the best in Bangalore). Rooms come with plush red headboards and marble bathrooms.
Guests can also enjoy Bang, the city’s highest rooftop bar, with a fire pit and panoramic city views.
With a birds-eye view of Bangalore Palace, the Shangri-La hotel is a popular spot in Bangalore. There’s almost 400 rooms, with a buzzing rooftop bar lounge that’s a hot destination for cool young locals.
Live piano music plays in the lobby, and while not in the very centre of the city, it’s close to the highway so you won’t be far from all the action.
5. Taj West End
Built in 1887, Taj West End is a lush sanctuary in Bangalore. It has 117 magnificent rooms and suites on 20 acres of tropical gardens, and a Golden-Era charm. Rooms are stylishly decorated in dark wood and rich colours.
Afternoon Tea served on the green lawns is a real highlight.
6. The Oberoi
A lovely boutique hotel, The Oberoi is perfectly located right on MG Road, so you’re right in the heart of the city. The hotel is fantastic at arranging trips for guests, plus there’s a great pool and wellness centre.
All rooms in this 5-star hotel have private balconies and scenic garden views.
If you want to stay somewhere a little more modern, Vivanta by Taj is a good choice. More of a top pick among business travellers, it has a sleek design with bright, spacious rooms.
Its poolside Ice bar is always buzzing at weekends, with great music and cocktails.