from Bangalore, India recommends this hotel
Room Quality: 5/5
Service Quality: 5/5
Dining Quality: 5/5
The Paul Bangalore - A Luxurious Home Away From Home
We stayed at The Paul, Bangalore for 3 nights from 15th July 2010 to 18th July 2010. Bangalore was our last destination after visiting Coorg and Mysore. The Paul is located in a residential area (quiet and peaceful) in Domlur, just opposite to the Dell Office. It is 6 kms away (20 mins drive) from M.G. Road.
The Paul is a small 5 Star all suite luxury hotel. When we entered their grand lobby, we were welcomed and greeted by their courteous staff with a broad smile. The check-in was instant and didnt take more than 2 minutes. They upgraded us to the executive suite which had 2 bedrooms, a living room with a small dining table, a well stocked mini bar, 2 washrooms, a powder bathroom, a dry kitchen area and an amazing patio. The suite was very well furnished (very contemporary), with individual temperature control in every room, which bought a smile on my wifes face. The washrooms are small but very clean, modern and have a shower cubicle with spa jets and rain shower (amazing pressure of water) with temperature control. They were always well stocked with great toiletries. All the rooms have huge LCD screens and are totally sound proof.
The house keeping of this property get an A+ from me, as the rooms were spic and span every time we entered the room after a long day. Every thing was on its place. The stock of kitchen essentials (coffee, tea, sugar, etc.) was always maintained as well as the toiletries in the wash rooms. They made sure that the ice bucket was filled every evening without even asking them. Well, this is a classic example of well trained house keeping.
The food at The Paul is extra ordinary. It gets 10 on 10 from me. Chef Ashwin Kotian is an expert and is very experienced. He is a gem of the organisation. He also has great knowledge of different cuisines and restaurants all over the world. We had a 4 course meal prepared by him. To be honest, I have become a fan of his cooking (excellent Italian food), a must have if you are in Bangalore. The breakfast buffet served was sumptuous and delicious too. Currently, they have only 1 restaurant The Sidewalk which serves as a coffee shop too. When I suggested that they should have more, I was told that 3 new restaurants were coming up on the 4th level.
The Paul has a gym, steam and sauna rooms and a swimming pool. The staff here too is very friendly, alert and helpful. The only thing I disliked was that every time I wanted to take a dip in the pool after the steam session, I had to pass through the gym, making the floor wet. They should have a separate entry from the steam and sauna rooms to the pool. Secondly, since the pool is a part of health centre, you cannot order food and drinks there.
The staff at the reception, bell desk and security are also extremely helpful and always on their toes. Mr. Patrick in particular was very helpful to arrange for a cab when our pre-booked cab failed to come on time. He also gave us several suggestions and solved our queries regarding the city.
To sum up, The Paul is one of the best luxurious properties in Bangalore. I will definitely stay here on my next visit.
Cheers to Mr. Neil, The GM of this property.