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“Fantastic location...a great surprise in downtown Bangalore”
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Purple Lotus
Ranked #34 of 571 Bengaluru B&B and Inns
Park City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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“Fantastic location...a great surprise in downtown Bangalore”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Even after reading the other reviews of this property, we were very surprised by this wonderful boutique hotel. It is bright, clean, well maintained and creatively designed. The rooms are very large...and the concrete floors in the rooms are GREAT!!! At this price, to have a microwave, fridge, great wireless and cable TV, etc. is a real bonus. It is a close walk to shopping, parks, restaurants, etc. The beds are the most comfortable we've experienced out of the five hotels we've stayed at in India over the past two weeks. When one walks off the nearest street and down the little dead end to this hotel, the temperature drops perceptibly, and the noise of the city disappears. The rooms are well appointed with lots of closet and drawer space, and a convenient desk for the business traveler. The staff are very service oriented, friendly and helpful when it comes to getting around town. If I come back, there is no doubt that this will be the hotel that I'll book.

Room Tip: Each floor has a room "6"...see if you can get it. Lovely view out the plentiful windows.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your experience with others. I am very happy to hear you had pleasurable stay with us. We hope that we can serve as your home away from home should you pass through Bangalore again!

Warmest Regards,

Krupa
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Though some of their tariffs are equivalent to 5 star hotel, it is important to note that this is a upscale service apt. The good thing about this apt is that it is on a dead end street which means the noise levels are lot more subdued and so is the traffic.
Given that Bangalore is a foodies paradise, their food choice and rates are out of whack. For ex. their Thali( equivalent to business lunch) is Rs. 500. If you walk down the road, MTR which has a legendary name serves thali at Rs. 100 and Khusboo's across the street serves from Rs. 90 onwards. Even Rajdhani which is located in the upscale UB city mall serves eat all you can for Rs. 250.
They serve continental breakfast which is good enough. I didn't pay for it as it was part of the room. Room cleaning is on request and not automatic. It is difficult to describe but you get a feeling that they are trying hard to be a 5 star but they naturally fit family run. When you charge Rs. 500 for a thali and quite a bit for taxi service, the expectations also goes up quite a bit.
One advise to the management-- based on the past reviews and my own experience, the autodrivers have fleeced quite a bit of us. It makes sense to put up on your website or send a note to the guest in advance on average cost of travel from airport,train station. This way the guest is informed.

Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Kodaikanal, India
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

The Purple Lotus is a beautifully designed, modern place, quietly tucked away in the center of Bangalore. It is like finding a hidden garden amidst the hustle & bustle of the city.
The surrounding lotus ponds and waterfall provide a soothing affect, while dining in the open air cafe. The service is impeccable and very personalized, attending to all one's needs.
The open corridors, and glass floors lead to a light-filled, airy, clean, stylishly detailed room. Wi-fi, kitchenette, modern bathrooms, luxurious handmade toiletries, & fine linens....leave you wanting nothing more. This will be my destination of choice upon my return to Bangalore.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your experience with others. I am very happy to hear you had pleasurable stay with us. We hope that we can serve as your home away from home should you pass through Bangalore again!

Warmest Regards,

Krupa
Owner / Managing Director
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Purple Lotus is one of the 2 best hotels I stayed at in my 6 week trip to India. It is modern, boutique-like, with beautiful gardens, and rooms in many price ranges. My room was the least expensive but still had all the luxury amenities including spaciousness, impeccably clean, and wonderfully designed with many beautiful features. Newspapers were provided each day, and the breakfasts, which were included, were both a visual delight, and varied each day. I stayed an extra day just to pamper myself in a fine place.

Room Tip: no need- all the rooms seemed fabulous
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your experience with others. I am very happy to hear you had pleasurable stay with us. We hope that we can serve as your home away from home should you pass through Bangalore again!

Warmest Regards,

Krupa
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New Delhi, India
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Purple Lotus is located on Lavelle Road (very close to MG Road, UB City and Cubbon Park) making it a convenient place to work from while in Bangalore.

I have stayed here on many occasions over the past 2 years and am impressed by the service. The rooms are spacious and clean. The terrace provides a very peaceful place to sit and work.

An ideal place to get back to after a hectic day around Bangalore. I'm still amazed at how quiet this place is even though it's located right in the middle of all the chaos!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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krupashivarthy, Owner at Purple Lotus, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your experience with others. I am very happy to hear you had pleasurable stay with us. We hope that we can serve as your home away from home should you pass through Bangalore again!

Warmest Regards,

Krupa
Owner / Managing Director
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Property: Purple Lotus
Address: #46 6th Cross, Bengaluru 560001, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru > Richmond Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in Bengaluru
Price range (per night): $91 - $115
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Purple Lotus 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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