Bedding down Bangalore style…

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Our luxurious room…

Booking your hotel online is a great way to smooth your trip to India – however it can have its ups and downs.
Let me explain…All hotel photos online seem to look like something out of a glossy magazine. But sometimes when you arrive you find that it’s more jaded and faded than your Great Aunt’s spare bedroom!
Luckily for us this trip our hotel is just as great as the photos showed and more! We are staying at the St. Mark’s Hotel in St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore. This is my 8th trip to Bangalore and I have stayed in quite a few hotels. St. Mark’s is definitely the best I have stayed in and we strongly recommend it to you.

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The hotel foyer…

So why is St. Mark’s so great?
~ IT’S LOCATION…it is located right in the heart of Bangalore. It is a short walk from MG road and walking distance to many great shops such as Ffolio, Ritu Kumar, Cinnamon and UB City Mall.
~ THE ROOMS…great standard of room for the price. Lovely bathroom with a separate shower…this is a bonus…as many bathrooms in India have the shower head in the middle of the bathroom and when you shower the whole room gets wet! Tea/coffee making with a cute little jar of biscuits. Free wi fi, bottled water and breakfast are included.

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The proud chef and waitress…

~ THE WONDERFUL FOOD…wow I don’t think I’ll ever top the breakfast here! Divine mint and lime Ayurvedic starter juice, delicious South Indian coffee, yummy puri Marsala, idlis, fresh fruit, pastries…the list goes on and on.

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Padma and my lovely breakfast of puri Marsala and dosa…

We also ate last night at their restaurant Curry with a K. Don’t let the name put you off as the paneer mukhani, coconut rice, butter naan and fresh sweet lime sodas were a taste sensation.

~ THE STAFF…definitely St. Mark’s strong suit is their wonderful staff. Everything is done with a smile here! Everyone is so friendly and it has a great vibe. The hotel booked our driver for yesterday and it was very reasonably priced. Our driver, Rama Krishna, was a darling. We had a great day chatting to him and he had a giggling sense of humour which we loved.

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Hotel lobby…

So Padma and I are very perky and happy about our new favourite Bangalore hotel…perfect in every possible way…

5 thoughts on “Bedding down Bangalore style…

  1. Thank you for this recommendation. The last time I was in Bangalore, I stayed at a hotel in the same area (The Grand McGrath on McGrath road) and the location was awesome. The rooms were spacious and very clean, but the restaurant left something to be desired. The breakfast was fine, but I wouldn’t recommend it otherwise. It was ok because there are exceptional restaurants in the area, but it would have been nice to have a good kitchen attached to the hotel.

    Next time I’m in Bangalore, I will definitely look at this hotel as a possibility.

    Thanks again šŸ™‚

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