I have stayed 2 nights in the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Mysore during my Karnataka Trip in 2013. Reservation was made on the radisson.com website.
Hotel is located a little bit outside of city centre, but that's not a problem, you can easily get a taxi or auto-rickshaw. It allows you to relax from the hectic city a little bit.
From the moment we arrive I felt very welcomed. Cold refreshments were served on arrival. Reception staff was very professional, but natural at the same time - which I really liked. I was handed a letter from the Front Office Manager and my Gold Club Carlson status was recognized. We were welcomed with small refreshing cold drink and after that did the paper work. Check-in was quick and efficient. Hotel looked quite empty, but that was only during the day, it was quite busy later that day.
Hotel looked brand new (it is), fresh and clean. I loved fluffy carpets in the corridor.
Our room #412 was quite spacious (maybe not for 3 guests) so we were able to request 3rd bed - it was still enough space. There were two double beds and we asked for additional one (1000 INR / night) - I was quite surprised that they managed to amend it within 10 minutes. Room was well equipped and all furniture are brand new (they looked like). There was tea/coffee kit, mini bar (25% discount for Gold Club Carlson members), flat-screen TV, easy to operate A/C and complimentary (and not complicated) Wi-Fi.
It was bright enough during the day, but if you needed the room was well lightened. On arrival we also received fruit platter and complimentary bottled water.
Also I was awaiting a package to be delivered to this hotel, which was handed to me at check-in without asking or any delays. Thank you for that!
Breakfast was complimentary (or included in our rate) and it was served downstairs in the restaurant. I loved their food selection! Great choice of Indian food (and also international, but why would you???), cold and warm. Fresh juices, fruits etc.
That was the same restaurant we used to have dinner. Hm... This was my favourite part of my stay there. I didn't expect too much from hotel restaurant (especially that it was empty when we arrived, became busy just a bit later). On the first night, our assistant was Siddamallu (Siddu). We were quite hungry, so we wanted to order far too much. Thanks to Siddu we reduced our order (he didn't have to do that, but definitely he knew exactly what is he doing) and we had such a fantastic dinner. Food was fabulous and Siddu's suggestions were more than appreciated. Well done and I'd love to see more of this kind of guest approach in other hotels! Thank you for this!
Second night dinner of course we went to our favourite restaurant in Mysore! (“our” guy wasn't there). Again we had fantastic evening meal with great selection of Vegetarian Indian meals. I absolutely loved that!
There is also nice swimming pool and well-equipped gym. It was such a pleasure to jump into the water after all day of sightseeing.
On the last day we have checked-out just after breakfast as we had busy schedule. In the evening we suppose stay in Mysore too, but I have booked other, this time 5* hotel. This was the biggest mistake of my trip (check my next review to see which one, haha). This was absolutely nothing in comparison to Country Inn & Suites Mysore. As mentioned earlier, location is not the best, but definitely manageable and comfortable when you're there.
Club Lounge was not available due to prohibition in the entire Karnataka State because of the elections. Excused as this was the same for all hotels/restaurants/shops (even % drinks removed from mini-bar).
Next time visiting this area (not only Mysore as this is quite good base for sightseeing) I would definitely consider this hotel as a base. For taxis you can always think about 1day or 0,5 day pre-booked option with Savaari which we used and this was the easiest and most economical option.
I liked also communication which I received from Hotel Management after I filled up hotel survey. That means that they care and they actually read that (not happening in all hotels).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand New Carlson Group hotel located a 20-minute drive from Mysore PalaceConveniently located a 20-minute drive to the city centre and Palace. Mysore Airport is just a 35-minute drive, perfectly suited for business and leisure travel.Best in class luxuryIt offers elegant, well-appointed 130 rooms and 12 suites, free Internet access, outdoor swimming pool, fitness studio, business centre with private meeting rooms, on-site restaurants, and banqueting facilities. Complimentary Buffet Breakfast & Wi-Fi for all Room Guests.AMENITIES/ SERVICES FOR ALL TYPE OF ROOMS/Premium TV channels.Premium bedding Separate sitting area Soundproof rooms Complimentary newspaper Direct-dial phoneVoice mailComplimentary bottled waterMinibarCoffee/tea makerWake-up callsDaily housekeepingTurndown serviceDesigner toiletriesPrivate bathroomBathrobesHair dryerBathroom phoneExtra towels/bedding in roomHandheld showerheadMakeup/shaving mirrorSewing kitSlippersBathroom scaleBathtub or showerIn-room childcare (surcharge)Electronic/magnetic keysWorking DeskWelcome amenitiesWindow opensClock radioIron/ironing boardRollaway/extra beds availableBlackout drapes/curtainsIn-room safe (laptop compatible)Ergonomic chairSeparate dining areaSpeakerphoneSatellite TV serviceHDTVFree Wi-FiFree wired high-speed InternetDown comforterESPNFree movie channelsHBOIndividually furnishedIndividually decoratedPillow menuLCD TVHydromassage showerheadCribs/infant beds (complimentary)Connecting / adjoining rooms available ... more less
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