After having stayed at pretty well every reputable 5-star hotels in Bangalore over the past 7 years, I decided to have a stay at the Zuri Whitefield mainly resulting from a friend's recommendation, but also due the slightly lower price and also that it was closely situated to our business office.
I was not too sure what to expect, especially since there were apparrently some zebra striped furniture in the rooms a sort of combination art deco and the old world. Well...that was true but amazingly interesting after a few smiles. I quickly didn't take notice after a picture or two.
There are basically 4 restaurants in this hotel. An Italian...a free meal if you buy a 500ml bottle of wine for 950 rupees :) actually good, had the lamb chops! The second is a fairly good buffet which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a third which is Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Thai which was excellent (sushi bar and Japanese grill). This resto was perfectly located outside on the top floor, well covered in case of rain etc....good for romance. However my favourite was the Infiniti bar and grill outside on a patio with a pool (second floor)...the menu was Indian and absolutely delicious. Tandoori and skewers on the grill...the Kerala fish was delicious. The service was perfect, and felt right at home as the barman always remembered my drink and figured out my tastes so proposed different things. There is also a 5-7pm happy hour next to the buffet resto.
There is good security in the hotel and I felt very safe. The service overall was excellent and what I would expect from a 5 star hotel. The staff were courteous and helpful. The rooms were very good. Comes with usual, safety boxes, mini bar (which was not very cold, cool at best). The room service was professional and very good.
Nearby the hotel there are a few shopping malls, the best one probably being the Phoenix mall 5-10 minutes down the road. Inside the mall which is huge you could easily believe you were in North America or Europe. Every boutique imaginable including a Manchester United boutique :)! Sorry if you are not a fan...but there you go..Manchester in Bangalore.
Note: There is a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back. You need to let them know when you make your reservations. Also breakfast is included in the price.
Its about 45-60 mins away from the airport depending on your driver and at night 11pm-3am for North America/Europe bound or from. Its also 45 mins from downtown (Brigade and Commercial streets etc. during off traffic hours. Could go up to 1.5-2 hours during traffic rush.
My stay was excellent and would recommend for business travellers or tourists looking for a good hotel at a reasonable price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's hip. It's happening. And it's here to welcome you back. The Zuri Whitefield - where the soul of Bangalore is captured like never before. Where hospitality is more than just a smile that greets you. Where sophistication meets leisure with seamless delight, and where you can let your hair down. ... more less
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