Bangalore (Bengaluru) is famous as the center of India’s thriving IT and services sector. This might not mean much to the traveler, but it does make choices of where to stay in Bangalore easier. There are, in short, a huge number of excellent options in the capital of Karnataka state. And while it might lack obvious attractions, it more than makes up for that with its cool climate and first-rate entertainment. We’ve curated a guide of the best things to do in Bangalore if you’re still in doubt. Here are hotels in Bangalore, and while we mention selected tours below, this a more robust selection of tours in Bangalore.
Where to Stay in Central Bangalore
The historic heart of the city, central Bangalore dates back to the height of British rule in India. What’s more, the city is just as timeless as ever. It’s here visitors will find the city’s most evocative streets and most-important landmarks, not least some impressive architecture and Raj-era parkland. Connect more deeply to the city’s rich culture with this Bharatnatyam dance experience.
Taj West End
Taj West End is located next to the Bangalore Golf Club and opposite the Turf Club. It sits in just over eight hectares of beautifully-landscaped gardens. Here guests will discover a large outdoor pool and tennis courts. The private verandas and balconies of each of its rooms overlook the courts and pool below. These are large, and decorated in classic style with wooden floors and muted tones in keeping with its colonial-era construction.
Race Course Road
Three kilometers from Bangalore’s central business district, ITC Windsor has an elegance that’s difficult to beat. Its white exterior, in British Regency style, leads into a grand marble foyer lit by an impressive chandelier. Rooms incorporate original features, such as fireplaces and ceiling molds, wherever possible. The mature gardens provide an alternative place to unwind than the polished woods of the colonial-style bar.
25 Golf Course Road
The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore
Situated within a modern tower, The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore rises up to provide extraordinary views of Banglaore from its central location. Floor to ceiling windows ensure each of its rooms are bathed in natural light. At the same time, accent colors of yellow, orange, and purple speak of the vibrancy of Indian culture. The hotel has a spa occupying an entire floor with 12 treatment rooms. There is also a good-sized outdoor pool finished in blue mosaic tiles surrounded by dark green foliage.
99 Residency Road
Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks
The polished exterior of Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks leads towards rooms that wouldn’t look out of place somewhere in Scandinavia. Well-proportioned, they make use of light woods and furniture pieces of excellent design. Their large windows overlook the temperature-controlled outdoor pool in the enclosed surrounds of its central courtyard, or the golf course. Rooms are equipped with a kitchenette with refrigerator, while facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Embassy Golf Links Business Park, off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur
St. Mark’s Hotel
A short distance from MG and Residency Roads, St Mark’s Hotel has a great location. Overall, it boasts an elegant design, with rooms that touch both the old and new worlds. Here you will find paneled walls and period-style furniture beside universal plug points and a modern business center. Guests receive complimentary breakfast, and exclusive use of the rooftop terraced garden.
4/1 St Mark’s Road
Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru
The Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru occupies an ultra-modern glass and steel construction. Allowing for large windows, its rooms are decorated in neutral colors. This allows the scene beyond the windows to speak for itself. Elsewhere inside the hotel guests will find a well-equipped health club and the CHI spa. Outside, there is a swimming pool and sun terrace, as well as five different dining options.
56-6B Palace Road
JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru
The centrally-located JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru has a generally traditional style with dark wooden floors and light walls. Floor to ceiling windows provide access to private balconies that look out across the city. The JW Spa has a steam room and sauna, while guests are also able to make use of the fine outdoor pool.
24/1 Vittal Mallya Road
Where to Stay in Indiranagar
Slightly east of Central Bangalore, Indiranagar is one of the city’s coolest spots. It’s here you’ll probably be invited to meet up with colleagues or new friends after hours. It’s full to overflowing with cafes, nightclubs, and even craft breweries. This is where Bangalore’s middle and upper classes come to let their hair down.
Hyatt Centric Bangalore MG Road
At the center of the city, Hyatt Centric Bangalore MG Road offers views overlooking Ulsoor Lake and the city from large windows. Modern interiors are given a hint of Bangalore’s joyful ambience through quirky artworks and accents of Indian design. Rooms include a seating area, while the hotel’s facilities include a spa, gym, and business center. A pool edged by tall palms also occupies the grounds.
1/1 Swarmi Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor
The Leela Palace Bangalore
The Leela Palace Bangalore consists of a U-shape of buildings around gardens of almost three hectares. While modern in construction, its design includes nods to the region’s heritage with green-hued domes, scalloped archways and intricately-engraved columns. Its rooms boast a period feel, with rich carved wood furniture and bathrooms finished in marble. Leela Palace guests have access to a spa with sauna, steam room and hot tub. They can also use the outdoor pool, and enjoy its award-winning dining, less than four kilometers from central Bangalore.
23 Old Airport Road
Where to Stay in Further Afield
The outer suburbs of Bangalore are thankfully easy to reach as a result of a modern metro system. Each individual area or district has its own specific ambience. However, they are exemplified by headquarters buildings for large international companies and bases for the city’s IT industry. Just outside the city, you can also try our Gommateshwara Statue tour, mysterious temples tour, or Mysore tour.
Vivanta Bengaluru, Whitefield
Strikingly modern, Vivanta Bengaluru, Whitefield is located at the entrance to International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB). It lies east of the city center. Its exterior is formed from panels of colored glass, creating a blue-green mosaic. Its interiors are just as modern, with huge picture windows occupying an entire wall facing the outdoor pool and landscaping. Marble flooring completes the feel of modern luxury, while the on-site spa provides somewhere to relax.
International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB), Whitefield
Staying in Bangalore
This vibrant and singular city is perfect for travelers looking to experience a little bit of everything. This curated selection of hotels hopes to meet your every need. Now it’s time for you to start planning your journey to Bangalore!