Well, Whitefield is adding hotels at a rapid rate. The Marriott Whitefield is the latest addition to this eastern IT suburb for India’s best known IT city. Also, well, Whitefield is actually quite a distance from central Bangalore, so someone choosing this hotel should have work in this area. Whitefield is quite a way from the airport as well, and has been underserved all these years, but is catching up now with top end brands. Marriott brings its international format to the area.
The rooms are typical Marriott – fairly spacious, well lit naturally, comfortably furnished. The double bed is okay, the colour scheme is cream, with a beige white carpet. Room aesthetics are minimal – there is just a framed pattern. All the usual amenities are fine – shelves, tv, phones, charging points, alarm clocks etc. The desk is modernist oval glass thing, and somehow I think a square shaped one is better to work on. The washroom is fine – has a shower and a bath, satisfactory but not great. The shower needs another ceiling light – one corner is dark. Toiletries disappointing. As is the woodwork in the room. The Wifi is satisfactory.
The lobby is airy and welcoming. Check in speed – okay. It’s a new hotel, so not all parts are complete/ open. There is going to be a pool. There isn’t much of a garden, but there is a drive, not easily seen in new hotels. The hotel is also in the same building as Inorbit Mall, and has entry points from within the hotel. The hotel has ample conference and business facilities on offer. The staff are quite enthusiastic and welcoming.
For me, the best part of the hotel was M Café. Spacious, this all day diner, a Marriott standard, is very good. It has extensive buffet choices, right from continental to local delicacies. Take time to linger and sample different dishes. Huge dessert selection here, and also across the lobby at Whitefield Baking Company, another group standard. Looks great, as it does everywhere. The Italian restaurant, Alto Vino, looks inviting, but didn’t experience. There is an M Bar too, in a pleasant pink scheme.
There are teething issues in the beginning, as everywhere, and that will sort out to make this a standard Marriott. It is in a business location, but just that it feels too much like a business 4 star hotel, not 5!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield blends contemporary style and warmth to provide premium accommodation for the business and leisure traveler. Located next to Inorbit Mall and Sri Satya Sai Super Speciality Hospital, our Whitefield Bangalore hotel offers 324 rooms, including 17 suites. We sit 50 minutes from the Bengaluru International Airport & 30 minutes from the city centre. ... more less
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