Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ireland

Lovely oasis close to Bengaluru airport

Posted Jan 3, 2016
Pros: The staff were an absolute delight. Also, the tents and garden setting.
Cons: We were rather disappointed by the absence of local cuisine on the dinner menu, though there were beautiful South Indian options at breakfast time.
Location: We weren't there for long enough (early morning flight after late evening arrival), but there were plenty of activities on offer.
Our flights from Delhi to the Maldives were such that we had to stay overnight in Bengaluru so this place fitted the bill since it's only 10-15 minutes away from the airport and we didn't have to contend with the infamous traffic jams of the city. But location apart, it was a quite spectacular stay. It was great to be glamping in seriously comfortable and beautiful tents in a setting that was sustainably designed and truly evocative of the old 'Garden City' of Bangalore. The hotel makes it a point to ensure reasonable labour conditions for all the staff and we could experience the difference this makes in terms of genuinely enthusiastic and pleasant service. The hospitality industry is notoriously exploitative, and more hotels should realise how positively guest experience is affected if they were to treat their staff right. At Olde Bangalore, staff are not strung along on temporary contracts and they recruit disabled persons for gardening jobs. It is obvious that the staff take pleasure in their work, and this immediately makes guests feel welcome and wanted.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Connecticut

Nice Hotel very close to the airport

Posted Aug 16, 2015
Pros: Unique rooms in tents
Cons: Access road
Location: Very close to the airport
Great staff, nice large room in a luxurious tent with all the amenities of a regular hotel room, beautiful, peaceful grounds, nice pool and a wonderful breakfast buffet. The access road is a little confusing in the night but otherwise a great stay for travelers looking for accomodations within 10 km of the airport.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 10, 2015
It was good. But if you want to go to the airport from their, cabs generally don't come as its too close. You need to inform hotel 2hrs prior so that they can arrange transport.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Pete from St Albans, UK

A good quality hotel close to the airport.

Posted Nov 1, 2013
Pros: Location, staff, food, beds.
Cons: Friendliness of front desk, awareness of location amongst taxi drivers
Location: Near airport!
Stayed at the Olde Bangalore overnight before taking an early morning flight home. The hotel is great for this purpose - clean, good quality beds, only 15 mins/ cheap taxi to the airport, good restaurant with very friendly staff. We were even give a tour of the kitchens which were spotless and the chef was a very nice guy too. We arrived after dark and left in the dark, so didn't have the chance to use the pool, which looked a good (nice size/ clean), but did take advantage of the sports hall (a unique offering) which has a badminton court, table tennis tables, snooker/ pool tables and a shooting ranging. Great when you have been travelling for the day and have an energetic 10yr old. Did get bitten a couple of times, despite mosquito spray, so would recommend a generous covering. The rooms/ tents are slightly odd and don't feel particularly secure (not aware of a safe either) and therefore lugged our valuables around with us. Only gripe was the manager/ head of front desk, who tried to charge us for an extra bed, despite it being clearly asked for in the booking. We have never been asked to pay extra when booking via Expedia, where we have been clear up front. He was also slow getting the bill ready when checking out i.e. didn't start preparing until we showed up. We left at 5.30am, there are no extras to be had e.g. mini bar, so why couldn't it have been ready up front.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Babyfoot from Montreal, QC, Canada

Business and pleasure

Posted Apr 20, 2013
Pros: Fresh air!
Cons: Mothballs in the drains - smells bad, but necessary to keep out unwanted visitors!
Location: Buildings and landscape are superb!
This hotel is very special. We chose it for the proximity to the Bangalore airport, and were very pleasantly surprised to find an eco-conscious establishment, with emphasis on tranquility and the beauty of nature. And what a treat to stay in a tent with modern facilities. We will definitely return, hopefully for a longer stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Michele from UK

Ideal stopover - comfortable and close to airport

Posted Mar 17, 2013
Pros: The tents are brilliant. Comfortable, clean and a little bit different...
Cons: Expensive restaurant (but food was very good)
Location: Short trip from airport but far enough away not to be disturbed by airport traffic
It was a little disconcerting to be taken down some unmade roads to what seemed like the middle of nowhere but the hotel when we found it was well worth it. Inside the main lobby, bar and restaurant there was a definite feel of a conference centre but the 'tents' definitely set it apart and put this hotel on a different level. Our tent was fantastic. Really comfortable and clean. It even felt a little luxurious. All of the staff were attentive and helpful. The food at the restaurant was excellent although you clearly pay a premium given the fact there are no nearby alternatives. That and we were travellling back from Goa so Bangalore was always going to seem more expensive. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our one night stopover and wished we had a bit longer to make better use of the facilities - including the impressive pool.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A gem

Posted Feb 10, 2013
A real surprise down the end of a dusty bumpy track. Great service and excellent facilities.