Saturday, June 7, 2014

Royal Orchid Resort | Bangalore | India

We recently had the privilege of visiting the Royal Orchid Resort at Yelahanka, Bangalore. After the crazy pace that life had been running at, this was such a welcome relief! Although a short getaway (lack of vacation days again), it was totally worth it. 

The resort itself was gorgeous without being over-the-top. Its relaxing beach-y vibe put our minds to rest even as we entered it. The place was well-maintained - exceeding expectations - and the staff went out of their way to ensure that our stay was pleasant.

For starters, the rooms were great!

The balcony and the view...

What stole the show was the bathroom - Gorgeous rich fittings which had a spa-like air.

The clear wall took some getting used to - but fortunately there was a screen curtain to cover that up! Although the experience of a bubble bath while watching the TV in the outer room was unforgettable! Not too many photos of the room as it was hard not to jump into the soft, comfy bed right away and order room service ;)

We decided to step out for a late evening walk after a while and stumbled into a whole lot. There was an outdoor pool for all to enjoy in, along with a multitude of other facilities for guests, including a gym, badminton court, indoor games and a beautiful park to enjoy nature walks. 

It started raining heavily after this, but not on our vacation. We had freshly made kebabs at the outdoor grill station at 9th Mile restaurant:

Followed by Indian Chai tea and snacks at the porch cafe. (Yes I know, full vacation mode!)

It was so calming to watch the rain lash out in all directions while we sat inside and sipped on hot tea - the ultimate Indian go-to comfort experience! 

I especially liked the way the reception area was decorated. I went ga-ga over these beautiful vintage fans:

And these gigantic lamp shades - so perfect for a bar or a kitchen island in a large-enough home!

We went for the buffet and were not disappointed. The large selection and variety of freshly prepared dishes was designed to suit and be enjoyed by every taste.

The breakfast buffet was both filling and tasteful as well. After a round of morning badminton and breakfast, we approached the checkout time and it was a sad time.

Although we were there only for a day, it was not difficult to settle into the place like home and wish to never leave! I even decided to go for the Royal Orchid membership just in case. 

Good-bye Royal Orchid, I will be back soon :)

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