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Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore
Ranked #35 of 659 Hotels in Bengaluru
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The service in the hotel right from the pick up from the bangalore cantt was awesome. The check in procedure was so prompt that it was upto the mark and standard maintained by the group. The room was implacable as was expected. The room service was good and prompt in serving the food. The coffee shop breakfast and the spread was good and food was sumptuous. Check out was instant.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The stay at Vivanta was pretty good. The security process to get inside is pretty cumbersome. The lounge is great and has a great ambience. The rooms are pretty spacious and clean. The meeting rooms are not that great though.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Saint John, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I absolutely love this property. This is my third time there and the service and quality is always consistent.

The hotel meets you at the airport right at the luggage pickup and whisks you to the hotel. Check is fast and accurate, with fresh juice available. The staff is courteous and very professional.

Although it can be a bit annoying, the staff knows exactly who you are, where you are, and checks in on you constantly. These rooms also have balconies which I love. The room service is prompt and delicious, the breakfast buffet awesome. The rooms are spotless and comfortable.

The location in bangalore is fantastic, directly across from a shopping mall (1 MG Road) which has restaurants and a food mart. Down the street is an HSBC and a MacDonalds; as well as a supermart type of store.

Last year when I checked in I was feeling very under the weather and the staff bought cold medicine for me and delivered it to my room.

This hotel has the best service I have ever experienced, I highly, highly recommend it.

Room Tip: I don't think there are bad rooms. Overlooking the pool is pretty.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Loved my stay at the Vivanta. Service was great, right from the ease of check-in and check out to the handwritten note and a plate of dessert I found in my room after a long day's work. It was a gift from the manager and just made my day. The restaurant's are good too.

I wish the room was a little bigger, but it was very comfortable nonetheless. They upgraded me to a higher floor and a better view (the lake view) and it was lovely to wake up to the view every morning.

Love the poolside. Very pretty.

Will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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SFO
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I stayed in this hotel for more than a week. The service was excellent and food was really grate. I really liked their breakfast. The location is perfect if you want to shop or eat out. Close to couple of very nice malls.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

everyone is simply friendly. the rooms are also spacious & clean. in room dining its quick & taste great. restaurant are easily accessible if you wish to experience all, it wont matter as I think service in general is the same - it's good.

Room Tip: make sure you don't have the street view / train tracks
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I usually stay at Sheraton (30 min farther) or Park Plaza (40 min away) but gave this a try as the 2 were just too far from our local office. The hotel itself is old, but well maintained. The area of the hotel is big compared to Ista so I was expecting the rooms & restaurants to be - but they were not. To summarize my review:

Pros:
-Right across One MG Shopping Mall
-Price is a huge plus, traveled for business so rate was competitive
-Shower heads, there were 2 of them & water pressure was pretty good (which is always a problem in other hotels I stayed in Bangalore)
-You earn "Miles" when you stay with them, which is a nice value add to the stay
-Wifi was good, speed wise. Never had an issue with connection which is very important
-Great workspace, which opens up to a small balcony

Cons:
-First room given to me smelled horribly, because it was a smoking room which was sorted out
-Room was small, the space between cabinets & bathroom was really narrow
-Beds, they were too low and had rollers. Definitely not for hotels, the mattress a bit hard but the pillow was the saving grace and was able to sleep fine.
-Restaurant for breakfast was small, a bit dark & food options were limited (compared to Sheraton or Park Plaza)

All in all, average stay but probably will skip this next time unless there is really a need to stay due to budget or other reasons.

Room Tip: Get non smoking room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore
Address: 41 / 3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
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Region: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru > Ulsoor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Bengaluru
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bengaluru
#19 Spa Hotel in Bengaluru
#23 Business Hotel in Bengaluru
#33 Luxury Hotel in Bengaluru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore 5*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak in the space that's bang in the centre of Bangalore's business and entertainment areas. Drive in from the airport delighting in backseat surprises (we're not revealing here). You'll see how we mean business in a quiet efficient way from the moment you step in. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. This arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. ... more   less 
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