Have stayed at this hotel, whether on business or with family, many a times and haven’t been disappointed even once. A Taj is after all a Taj, isn’t it? Further, the quality of service at the Vivanta chain puts them in a different league altogether.
Vivanta in Bangalore is located right next to the Trinity Circle, which earlier meant that there was nothing to do nearby, other than taking a ride to the happening Brigade / Residency road area. However, with the mall M G-1 opening up right opposite, one can drop in for some shopping and dining there without a second thought. There are a few good restaurants and ice cream parlors, therefore giving you a good alternative to expensive 5* hotel food.
The hotel décor @Vivanta is similar to the other Taj properties, but is smaller and less flashy compared to the Vivanta at Whitefield. What sets this hotel apart, as mentioned earlier, is the service quality which is one of the best amongst Taj hotels across India. A quick check-in, you are dropped off at your room – which usually overlooks the gardens or the swimming pool. The room is standard with all basic amenities.
Breakfast at this hotel is really good … with a wide range of dishes to suit every palate. Apart from the standard continental menu like fruits, choice of eggs, sausages, breads, pastries & cakes – you have variety of South Indian & Oriental items including noodles, fried rice, chicken / pork dishes & dim sum (chicken ones are quite good) etc. Open till 10:30 am, it’s a good option for a late breakfast when on holidays. What I like best is the open seating next to the pool. In Bangalore’s almost perfect weather, you can enjoy a book at leisure there while having juice and food at your convenience.
The Gym is average and lacks some basic equipment… It has only 3 treadmills, so be prepared to wait for your turn if you land up around 7:30 am. The instructor and staff are very helpful. Haven’t been to the disco but the crowd there clearly shows that it’s a popular place for youngsters.
Would highly recommend this hotel if staying at the city center in Bangalore is important. For those people who need to be in the Whitefield area for work, please do not stay here – stay at the Vivanta Whitefield which is a much newer hotel.