The Leela Palace Bengaluru
From the moment you arrive at the striking pink sandstone façade of The Leela Palace Bengaluru, you feel like royalty. Scalloped arches, fluted columns, gold-domed ceilings and striking art draw you in, and an attentive staff, with a talent for knowing what you need even before you do, welcomes you. Look forward to a private balcony overlooking acres of lush grounds, endless luxury, complimentary yoga to soothe your mind and body, a pool to cool off in, and evenings filled with fine dining.
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- Try award-winning Indian cuisine under intricate gold leaf wall paintings at Jamavar
- Choose from 357 lavish guestrooms and suites, all with private outdoor spaces
- Relax Eastern or European style at the spa, with Ayurvedic and ESPA treatments
- Hire one of the BMW “shuttles” to take you into town to shop on Commercial Street or Brigade Road
- Play 18 holes at the nearby Karnataka Golf Association course, nominated among “Rolex World’s 1000 Best Courses”
- Book a Royal Club Room for personal butler service and exclusive access to a club lounge with cigars, champagne, and billiards
The hotel earns its place at the heart of India’s “Garden City” with seven acres of verdant grounds, where 40 varieties of palm tree provide shade for anyone ambling or resting, and a cool, inviting pool where the staff will bring you a cocktail. This is a modern palace where special treatment and anticipatory service is the standard.
Relax on your balcony with garden, pool, or courtyard views – all 357 spacious guestrooms and suites at The Leela Palace Bengaluru have their own private outside space. Inside, the décor is restful and exhilarating with opulent fabrics, dark wood, and marble bathrooms. Upgrade to a Royal Club Room for real “wow” factor, with private check-in and dining, butler service, and exclusive access to the Royal Club featuring a cigar lounge, Champagne room and billiards rooms. If you are planning the trip of a lifetime, the Royal or Maharaja Suites await, complete with palatial décor, hot tub, flawless views, and round-the-clock service.
The front desk is open 24 hours a day, and offers concierge services, currency exchange, and luggage storage, and an ATM is available on site. There is a kids pool, children’s menus in the restaurants, and childcare for an extra charge.
When it’s time to eat at The Leela Palace Bengaluru, choose from fine Indian dining to Korean barbecue to French classics, or a sophisticated Sunday brunch. A cocktail in the Library Bar is a must, and only the strongest can resist the fresh macaroons in the Cake Shop.
Jamavar Restaurant – The ornate, detailed patterns of traditional Jamavar fabrics adorn the walls and floors, and the cuisine is no less impressive. With authentic dishes from all over India, try Kashmiri lamb or lobster from Mangalore.
Citrus Restaurant – All-day restaurant Citrus elevates the buffet to regal heights. Culinary wizards fire up wood fired pizza ovens, serve your favorite Indian and pan-Asian delights, and create magnificent seafood platters. Don’t leave without a visit to the dessert station. Breakfast is similarly epic, with everything from wontons to waffles, and the Sunday brunch is famous throughout the city.
Zen Restaurant – Soaring ceilings and glowing chandeliers preside over a Pan-Asian menu of Japanese, Korean, Thai, Singaporean, and Balinese cuisines – plus there is a dedicated Teppanyaki chef.
Le Cirque Signature – Choose a seat under the Murano glass chandelier or dine alfresco with garden views at this smart spot that brings you the best of Italian and French flavors, from pork belly and pasta to lobster and tiramisu.
Library Bar – Sink into a deep leather Chesterfield armchair, surrounded by rich wood paneling while you await the arrival of your perfectly-blended Negroni. The Library Bar has the feel of a decadent private members club.
Cake Shop – The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries lure you in and the taste of macaroons and handcrafted cakes keep you coming back to this box of delights, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Soothe body and mind at complimentary morning yoga sessions, plunge into the big pool, wander the lush grounds, or raise your heart rate with a personal fitness session in the well-equipped gym. The spa has a whirlpool bath, sauna and steam rooms, and a wide range of indulgent treatments, specializing in both indigenous Ayurveda and top-of-the-range European wellness with ESPA.
Take the short walk to KGA and play 18 challenging holes, wander the avenues of tranquil Cubbon Park, or jump in a taxi to Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace – you can reach this stunning piece of Indian history in around 45 minutes.
The Leela Palace Bengaluru
Set in seven acres of lush greenery, The Leela Palace Bengaluru is an oasis in bustling Bengaluru. It is a great base for exploring the Garden City, the library, museums, and aquarium of Cubbon Park, and HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum ‒ all close by. The KGA course is a 10-minute walk away.
Bengaluru International Airport is 28 mi / 45 km away, about a 45-minute drive.
A new Metro stop, where you can catch a train to the city center, is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.