We stayed at the Ashraya hotel for two nights on the 24th and 25th of August 2011. We have been travelling on and off to Bangalore for nearly 18 years and have stayed many times at this hotel as we found the staff friendly and felt it was value for money. We have also taken groups of people there and some of the staff including the manager still remember us. However, over the years the rates have rocketed until they are now trying to overcharge for what is essentially a 2 to 3 star hotel. Our last experience was very poor as I felt that they wanted to charge for every little thing that they could. On the plus side the rooms are large. However there is no free internet, no fridge in the room, no Tea/coffee and no water provided let alone glasses. We are a family of four with a 9 year old and a 15 year old. We asked for an extra bed for our 15 year old child which they charged 1000 rupees for (including taxes) for. No problem with that. However on checkout they also charged nearly 1000 rupees extra for the 9 year old even though he didn't have an extra bed and had squeezed in with us! When I questioned this the manager said that they had charged for him as he was an extra person in the room and that he had had breakfast!! (My 9 year old hardly ate 50 rupees worth of breakfast). I have stayed in many hotels all over the world and this is a first for me. On previous occasions I have stayed there they have not charged for my kids unless an extra bed was requested. All in all the bill with taxes came to nearly 6,000 rupees (approximately £80 - £85) per night which I felt was a rip off. I have stayed at the Ashraya many times over the years and have recommended it to many friends. However, sadly, this is the last time I recommend this hotel to anyone and the last time I stay there.