Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby Mohuafrom Bangalore
No service orientation at all!Posted Jul 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
We booked 3 rooms for a one night getaway with friends. But the rooms were not even on the same floor thereby marring the fun completely! They do not allow 3 rooms to be booked under one name. So we are forced to book 3 rooms with 3 names. But they were under the same booking #. They didn't bother to check that at all. And there was no attempt to accommodate.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Awesome hotel location away from crowdPosted Apr 22, 2014
Excellent location you can enjoy a panoramic view of brindavan garden and musical fountain
Recommendedby AMfrom San Francisco
Disgusting, to be avoided.Posted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
What was once a fancy 5-star faux colonial-era hotel is now well past its prime. We experienced stinking towels, a gym so moldy it was impossible to enter, and a pool filled with detritus. The online presence of the Royal Orchid Brindavan gives the impression that it's in the league of Taj hotels such as the Gateway (Chikmagalur) or the Vivanta (Coorg), but this could not be further from the truth. To make matters worse, after we reported a broken safe, non-working fridge and moldy carpet, the desk man "Mr. Hari" repeatedly lied to us that the hotel was completely booked, and that he could not change our room. Other staff informed us that the hotel was almost empty. AVOID this place like the plague.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
happy & unhappyPosted Feb 3, 2014
Cons: Expedia cnfrmd - Hotel will organize a Cake and Bokay for my special occasion Did not Happen.Ruined my surprise
Beautiful Garden, Nice locality, Nothing much to do, Avg Food, Courteous Staff, Decent Room but small bathrooms. Queen Room & King Bed (confusing) Disappointed by Miscommunication between Expedia & Hotel on organizing Bokay & Cake on my Anniversary (They tried compensating by inviting for Dinner) Could have been handled by better communication. It was my special day. Overall - Good
Recommendedby Manifrom BLR
Posted Nov 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Enjoyable, food was great, staff was very pleasant, Excellent Chef
for Familiesby ram mohanfrom bangalore
great locationPosted Nov 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
neat rooms ,service is good excellent location rates are ok
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Mumbai
Great LocationPosted Sep 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel as such is located at the best possible location. Service & courtesy shown by the staff is also very good. But bathroom fittings and working of geyser etc need a lot to be desired. While we were promised King Beds while booking we found rooms with Queen Beds. Since we reached very late, we did not complain and left early morning the next day.
for Personal Eventby Ashishfrom Bangalore
Good hotel in a great locationPosted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, it was a good stay. If you are planning to spend a lot of time exploring the city then this is not the best option since the hotel is located outside Mysore city. We had booked this place for the Brindavan garden view only and it was great..
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom NYer living in India
Beautiful & Historic(Have Reasonable Expectations)Posted Jun 25, 2013
Pros: I loved my stay. Quaint historic property outside of the city with amazing views of the gardens and dam. It exceeded my expectation, given its age.
Cons: Towels are thin, but clean. Toiletries aren't noteworthy; my room had shower gel & conditioner, but no shampoo. Bathrooms are not luxurious.
Location: Lovely -- but far from the city. Perfect for 1 night but anything more may make you long for a more central location.
There reason to stay here is THE VIEW. However, one in our party (of three ladies) was shown to a back room with no view -- odd, since we were all paying the same rate. She insisted & was given a room with a view. Not a great start, but everything else was good. The rooms have comfortable mattresses & linens and large balconies. The furniture was nice, colonial-style dark wood with white linens, rattan chairs and ottomans, simple desk. The ceilings are mile high with fan and AC. Antique looking cut glass mirrors dress up the room without being over the top. I loved the black & white photos of the dam construction sprinkled throughout the common spaces. The lobby, lobby patio, dinning room and bar are all tastefully appointed and comfortable. A photo taken of them today would not look out of place in 1918. The bathrooms are smallish; those above the 1st floor only have showers, no bath. The shower has no stall, just a shower curtain that separates the shower from the toilet and sink. Realistic expectations are key to enjoying this property: it is simply not a 5 star modern hotel, but rather a comfortable piece of living, functional history. There is no elevator, some rooms have stairs to the bathroom, there are certain signs of age. However, it seems very much like it would have been 100 years ago (with better mattresses, AC and TV!), so if you are looking for an "authentic" experience and can appreciate the quirks of a historic property you'll have a pleasant stay.
for Familiesby Kfrom Bangalore
Excellent roomsPosted Jun 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was luxurious, the rooms extremely comfortable and the service great! We did have some trouble with our booking initially, but that was sorted out while we had lunch and the rest of the stay proceeded smoothly. Strongly recommended for a quick and relaxing getaway.