I stayed two nights at Laika in July 2014, and had a wonderful time. The owners, Laika and Ajith, are perfect hosts. It was my first time in Bangalore and I felt like I was staying with friends in their home.
My room was simply but elegantly furnished and spotlessly clean. The AC worked well, WiFi was faultless, the sat TV had more channels than I'd ever need and the bed was firm, fresh and very comfortable. The bathroom had plenty of hot water, fluffy towels, fresh air and the delicate scent of the locally-made sandalwood soap - which I currently have in my shower at home!
Breakfast was a lovingly served blend of western and South Indian delights, including homemade jams and delicious, freshly prepared sambhar and idlis. It set me up for the day both physically and mentally.
But the best thing about staying at Laika is the time you'll be able to spend with two of the most gracious hosts one could ever wish to meet... I spent the first night drinking a couple of local beers with Ajith on his terrace, talking about fishing, before he took me to a restaurant around the corner for a fantastic thali dinner. I can't begin to explain what a wonderful time I had, and how much I appreciated Ajith's thoughtful and generous gesture.
I heartily recommend a stay at Laika for anyone visting Bangalore, whether on business or leisure. Thank you, Laika and Ajith. I'll be back, if you'll have me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just off Mahatma Gandhi Road, Laika is a unique destination offering splendid seclusion in the heart of Bangalore city. You can relax with a wide range of food and beverage options or shop till you drop at Bangalore's most popular malls which are just a stone's throw. This homestay offers the perfect combination of uncompromising hospitality and amenities that a business traveller or tourist would require. Laika is an interesting pot-pourii of different places and time, the pieces present in the building are specifically chosen from old houses and monuments recognized for their heritage value. The interior is designed in the simple luxurious elegance of a bygone era. The beds narrate the history of ancient homes of Kerala, the tables bespeak the Portuguese contribution to Goan homes and the window louvers stand proud in their testament to Bangalore's historical mansions. The timbers on the gates bear the mark of thousands of trains, for they were a part of Indian Railways.S. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laika Boutique Stay Hotel Bangalore