The Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Taj West End Hotel
Amazing stayfrom ruchichheda
Taj West Endfrom t50
Top class hotelfrom Bourneman1971
Great but extortionatefrom Faultfinder
Having said that you do get the feeling that this hotel is trying to extract as much cash from you as possible. If the $350/night rate (plus tax) wasn't painful enough, $15 for a bottle of Evian mineral water from the mini bar might make you think again. I also made a 45 minute call to USA - sure I thought it would be an expensive call but I never imagined it would cost more than $200.
The breakfast buffet needs more choice although the evening menu is pretty good, as is the Vietnamese restaurant. The gym was a disappointment.
Overall a great place to stay but watch out for the mini bar and any international phone calls.
Superior hotel, wonderful service and excellent foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is really nice, the garden is gorgeous and it is unbelievable you can have such a peaceful oasis at a just walk able (but never do that) distance from the business district.
I agree with some previous reviews that the swimming pool and the gym are not adequate for the place. But the hotel is overall really nice, rooms (we had the junior suite) are spacious and, most of all, the service is absolutely excellent. I would also like to mention the food which is really superior. My wife is a chef (with a critic attitude) and we really enjoyed the dinners and the breakfast buffet as well as the Sunday brunch at the Mynt restaurant. There are three different cuisines always available there: the Lebanese, the Italian and Indian one, and all of them are superb in terms of quality as well as preparation. In particular, the Italian chef Stefano Beraldi singled out for quality, preparation and originality: thanks to him we have had the best Italian food you could possibly have outside Italy and he really is a winning score for the Taj West End in Bangalore.
Overall, I recommend the Taj West End: if you are not planning to stay it’s just worth a visit to enjoy the Italian food.
Nice and relaxing !from jondav
I have stayed here a couple of times now and like it because (A) the rooms are larger than average and (B) it is a little bit cheaper than the Oberoi/Leela and (C) it is nice and quiet/relaxing.
As the hotel is surrounded by its' own area of garden, you do feel a little more isolated from the hubble/noise of Bangalore and its' traffic, etc.
The food is fairly good, service is excellent and the Vietnamese restaurant is pretty good. On weekends the 'Ginger' bar gets packed with local Bangaloreans.
The pool and gym both need upgrading.
It has a 24 hour restaurant which can be handy after a late one !
Overall, a nice mix of relaxation and a bit of an oasis after a manic day in the office.
Great experiecefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Mixed experiencefrom pdeeChicago
I did have some problems with the Taj W/E on recent stay (Feb 05). The laundry managed to shrink 2 pairs of my wife's pants despite having them dry-cleaned (ie I'm sure they were put into a drier as they had been dry-cleaned several times previously back in US and also at Oberoi in Mumbai without shrinking). The laundry staff took them back and tried to stretch them out and managed to rip the seam in one pair and neglected to mention that when they returned them.
Closet door to mini-bar on Taj Club Superior room did not sit properly on the hinges and hence wouldn't close completely (meaning the light that turns on when the door is opened was always on and we had to jam something against the switch to turn it off). The external light above the front-door was out and not fixed during the 3 days/nights I was there.
The food at Mynt is fair to bad and gave me slight case of food poisoning. The Blue Ginger (Vietnamese) restaurant is good.
re on vacationfrom kickball
I'll grant you that the cafe has recently changed cuisines for the better - I believe it is Thai now.
The trouble with the Taj is that is a big resort hotel in the middle (actually the west end) of a big business city. Sure, there's lots of staff hanging about, but they're not that anxious to help you, and they'll sure take their time when you finally get their attention.
The hotel itself is old, but nice. Its an OK place to stay, but there's better in B'lore.
Great service!from A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: Race Course Road - Bangalore - 560 001 - India
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