A good quality hotel close to the airport.
Posted Nov 1, 2013
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.