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“Quiet location in chaotic Bangalore”
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Purple Lotus
Ranked #33 of 581 Bengaluru B&B and Inns
Cambodia
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Quiet location in chaotic Bangalore”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Huge comfortable room, interiors are quite chic, very quite location tucked away in the corner of a little lane. Breakfast was excellent. Wish they kept a complimentary bottle of water in the room, polite staff.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for submitting your review and for your kind words. I will definitely make sure the staff keeps a bottle of water for guests upon arrival.

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Krupa
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed at the Purple Lotus for a total of three nights in October 2011. The location is excellent. Quiet area down a side lane and within easy walking distance of MG Road and all shopping, restaurants etc. It made our stay in Bengaluru that much more enjoyable by being able to access everything easily on foot.

The rooms were functional, clean and airy. We had a problem with the aircon but that was fixed after a few tries. The phone was a problem as I was unable to make any calls to my agent's cell phone from the room and had to go downstairs to reception to make the calls. However I was able to receive calls in the room.

Melville, you were a great host, but I have to agree with some of the reviews regarding the breakfast. This was our fourth trip to India and we have stayed in hotels from 1 star to 5 star and found the breakfast varied, of course, with each hotel and for the level of your hotel it was not up to standard. We believe, as tourists, that breakfast is a very important part of our day as it usually has to last us until dinner time. The lack of choice in fresh fruit was very puzzling because there did not seem to be any shortage of fruit in Bengaluru and it would not have taken much more to prepare fresh juice instead of the processed stuff. What did save our breakfast experience was the wonderful Masala omelette that the chef provided for us each morning. We agreed that it was probably the best we had during our entire trip of 6 weeks through India. Without that omelette breakfast would have been dismal indeed. We were quite prepared to pay extra for a good breakfast.

We would be very happy to stay there again, even knowing now that a good breakfast will undoubtedly cost us some more money.

You promote a roof top restaurant, but there was nothing up there. No food setup, no service. We did order thali for lunch one day and waited the appropriate time and were served at a bare table with no "extras" to make the lunch comfortable. It was really quite strange.

We took advantage of your car to take us to the railway station. We have to tell you, that if you want to continue offering this service you need to (a) ensure that the car is clean - inside and out and (b) the driver is more pleasant and considerate of his passengers needs. The cost was acceptable, but the condition of the car and driver, was not.

The things that could do with fixing are minor things. We would definitely stay with Purple Lotus again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you so much for the positive and thorough review and feedback. I assure you that we take all suggestions very seriously and Melville and I will work on all the items you mention. I hope you come back to see us (and to see all your suggestions in action). Please email me directly the next time you are able to stay with us!

All the best,

Krupa
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Contemporary, personal, quaint, peaceful, brilliantly located.....

Stayed for 2.5 months, stayed probably extended because we didnt want to leave the hotel. In all honesty couldnt have asked for more from a hotel.

The rooms are extremely large, and the pictures on the website dont do it justice.

The location is simply unbeatable..i think I already said that..

The staff is very courteous, accommodating, sincere and professional..

I stayed at a few hotels before I picked this one in the area...and if you are planning a trip to bangalore dont think twice about this place...

Thanks Melvill and the team..

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I am so glad you decided to stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope to see you return soon!

All the best,

Krupa
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

The Hotel is located one of the best cool and calm place of Bangalore and very near to MG road.Architecturally the Hotel is well designed giving a pleasent look. Rooms were spacious, clean and interior work of room were well designed giving a cool and soothing atmosphere.We enjoyed the Morning Breakfast near the waterfall and a Small Pond where we saw real Bloomed PURPLE LOTUS.The Brakfast was delicious specially the DOSHA was very tasty and mouthwatering.The staffs were courteous and Friendly. We enjoyed the stay a lot and while returning from OOTY to Bangalore we stayed once again the same Hotel.Over all it is a excellent place to stay....

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Shachish S
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the dosa and breakfast as we have been working on expanding our options.

All the best,

Krupa
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Great location. Very spacious rooms. Very friendly staff. Breakfast next to a waterfall. Windows that open! I've stayed several times and will againi.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
I'm glad to see a review from a return customer. Hope to see you again!

All the best,

Krupa
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Firstly, the hotel is located in one of the best areas in Bangalore! (I know Bangalore in and out). Secondly, the rooms were amazingly spacious, huge in other words! Cleanliness was not an issue at all. Thirdly as a consequence of the first point, all the best clubs/pubs/restaurants in Bangalore are within walking distance. You don't have to bother calling a cab if you and your friends indulge in a few drinks. Yes the breakfast is a little disappointing. But hey! Bangalore is known for it's breakfast joints and Airlines (idli vada joint) is just hundred meters away and you can eat your heart out for just 100 bucks :) Overall amazing value for money. The quality of rooms and location easily trumps most 5 stars in Bangalore. Considering all of the above, it's a steal!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad to see you enjoyed your stay. We are working on adding to our breakfast.

All the best,

Krupa
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Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

I loved it!
It is very clean, the staff is really nice and food is good.
You have wi fi in your room for free.
You have the most luxurious shopping mall of Bangalore at walking distance, with lots of western restaurants to eat at.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am glad to see you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Krupa
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Property: Purple Lotus
Address: #46 6th Cross, Bengaluru 560001, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru > Richmond Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #33 of 581 B&Bs / Inns in Bengaluru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Purple Lotus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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