This luxury hotel has spacious soothing rooms, a Jiva spa offering excellent treatments, pool, fitness centre, Indian and Italian restaurants, all held together by the intuitive service that the Taj hotels are known for.
Yeshwantpur is a traditionally old part of Bangalore with a long-running vegetable market and train station. Today, highways from the airport have improved its access materially. The newly constructed metro train line takes commuters to downtown Bangalore in half an hour. That said, this hotel’s location right beside the highway and across from the metro makes walking or running outside a difficult option.
Style & character
The world-class, well-priced Taj Jiva spa is an oasis of quiet. Try the signature Jivaniya restorative two-hour treatment for 5,400 Indian Rupees (£63) which consists of a coconut and turmeric scrub followed by a wrap and an hour-long aromatherapy massage made with organic jasmine-scented oil. All of the linen, ceramic cups, jute slippers, and aroma oils are custom prepared for the Taj group and made with the highest standards of purity. A steam shower scented with lemongrass and bamboo, a sauna, and an experiential shower are a nice touch.
For a venture out, the concierge can arrange cars to nearby attractions such as the Hare Krishna temple and HMT watch factory with a guide. The staff keep out of your way and appear when you need them. Most of the guests are repeat (airline flight crews) or long-stay guests who know their way around the hotel. Corporate visitors host annual marketing conventions at the hotel, but thankfully this is at a separate wing.
00 91 80669 00111vivanta.tajhotels.com
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00 91 80669 00111
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