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“If only the food and service was better”
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The Paul Bangalore
Ranked #19 of 657 Hotels in Bengaluru
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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“If only the food and service was better”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Stayed at the Paul for 2 nights in Dec 2011 with wife and 2 teenage boys. The suite was huge, fabulous and just superb. 2 bedrooms each with a luxury ensuite, plus a large lounge and kitchenette with third toilet in lounge. Where will you get this style and luxury in Bangalore for the price of one std five star hotel room. Just fabulous. The hotel is spotless throughout and the ambience is fabulous. Gym great but swimming pool too cold.

Now for the minor niggles. The staff are polite, overly polite. They stand to attention, all of the front office staff, when you approach (needless colonial throwback). They thus appear timid and frankly gormless. Minor issues like arranging taxis etc is greeted with a whispered (eyes averted) yes we can do it, but nothing happens for a while. 2 cokes did not arrive for 20 mins and we were the only table being served. Food is OK for breakfast, but their club sanddwiches, lasagne etc are dire.

The taxi companies dont know this place. Best tell them it is near the Dell offices.

I will stay here again for the price and the fabulous rooms.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

There is no way that this hotel can market itself as being a 5 Star Luxury hotel. It simply is not. Service can be good but also awful, more on that later. Let's start with the location. It's off a main road, in a residential area, some 10 or so Km from MG Road. No taxi/rickshaw driver has ever heard of it and even their business card with address doesn't help. It is obviously very convenient for business visitors to Dell/Yahoo, but if you're not going there (or even if you are) there are better choices.

The building is fine but the enclosed central lobby/restaurant area just makes for a huge noise amplifying zone that means every surrounding room has it's shutters and windows firmly locked. Build quality and decoration is strictly average. My huge suite room was so badly layed out. A huge lounge with TV and ex-kitchen. Clearly there used to be a kitchen but the cooker had gone as had the extractor motor but the rest was there...A huge bedroom too, which was good but then why so much space when the bathroom was cupboard sized??? Unfortunately, I had lobby noise on one side and pigeons roosting above my bedroom window. Unfortunately the dawn pigeon alarm was not what I needed every morning.

Service went from the good to the downright awful. The good was that the receptionist opened the gym (which was very well equipped) late at night so that I could take a shower after having checked out, before flying out at 3am.

The travel desk was diabolical. Example..."I would like to go into the city"..."you will have to wait for our car sir, it will be here in 30mins."..."Can you call me a taxi"....travel desk guy consults his mobile and writes down a number..."please call this number if you want a taxi"!!! I take a rickshaw at 80 rupees that I hail in the main road 5 mins walk away...the hotel car is 850 Rpees!. To get back, I call the taxi company around 8pm. I am told that they are fully booked until tomorrow morning!!!! Another AutoRickshaw ride back (with mobile calls to the hotel as no driver has ever heard of the Paul!)

Breakfast average too...

So, not recommended...

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

The Paul is one of my favourite retaurants in Bangalore. I happened to stay on a weekend when some of my relatives made an official visit to Bangalore.

The food is great, ambience is one of its kind, the gym and swimming pool are well planned, Rooms are super spacious. The staff are courteous. A warm and splendid experience overall.

The only problem we faced was, our bathroom latch had a problem and they could not fix it during our two day stay.

Room Tip: The hotel offers only suites. Even the basic one is suitable for a two member stay.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2011

The is one of the best Small Luxury Hotel I have ever seen. Simply too good in terms of the property, amazing ! Inconspicous location, (not out of town, but right in Bangalore) it opens up while you enter and the lobby is awesome. The restaurants are too good especially the vandpanam (south indian coastal speciality). Breakfast buffet -wide spread. Best piece are the rooms. Each one is suite and mine opened in to view the full lobby.

Room Tip: bring you family along. But if you are business traveller with no office, even better because the si...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Nice business hotel..food is the best part...room are good...location is average but its near to my office[EGL] in that case its good...its a wonderful business center....service was excellent...rooms are very comfortable

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

The hotel is located very close to EGL IT park Domlur(5 mins walk). I have stayed in this hotel twice and both were Business trips to EGL IT park. Both the times i have stayed in Suites, not sure if the hotel have normal rooms except suites. The suites were having two bed rooms, one living room with attached kitchen and three bathrooms. The rooms are luxurius taking care of the smallest needs of the guests. Bathrooms don't have any bathtubs that's a bit dissapointing.
They offer a complimentary breakfast but the spread is very limited. I was expecting more variety considering the status of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Hi
We had recently won a nights stay at The Paul Bangalore after participating in a FB contest to name the sculpture in the hotel lobby. Must say that the place is really great, the rooms are very comfortable and cosy.. Just loved the lobby - the natural lighting and mini fountains is a welcome change from the concrete jungle most of us live in... The check-in and check-out is extremely efficient, but must say the food is overly priced for not so great portions...
Very well maintained healthclub...
Would strongly recommend the place and would love to go back the next time I am in Bangalore...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Paul Bangalore
Address: 139/28, Domlur Layout | Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bengaluru 560 071, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bangalore District > Bengaluru > Domlur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Bengaluru
#12 Spa Hotel in Bengaluru
#15 Family Hotel in Bengaluru
#18 Luxury Hotel in Bengaluru
#19 Romantic Hotel in Bengaluru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Paul Bangalore 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paul Bangalore with its 57 suites is a city hotel in Bangalore that invites you to relish luxury of a different kind. Creating higher heights of comfort and redefining new meanings to luxury, this 5 Star Hotel in Bangalore dedicates its efforts to maintaining world-class standards while constantly providing personal service without intruding on privacy. Strategically located in the heart of Bangalore, India's IT hub, and bespeaking absolute comfort in a luxuriously spacious environment, The Paul Bangalore presents to you an ambiance that assures fond memories of a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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