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#LBBPicks: Five Boutique Hotels In Town That Blend Comfort And Luxury

Aakanksha posted on 04 August

From colonial homes to swanky apartments, our collection of boutique hotels encompasses a range of prices, locations and taste. It’s all you’ll need for a staycation in the city. After all, there’s about three long weekends coming up, starting with the Independence Day holiday.

Escape Hotel & Spa

Idyllic and contemporary, Escape combines luxury with functionality. Located in Indira Nagar means you’re never far from business houses, shops, bars and restaurants. But with private decks, a swimming pool and in-house spa, you may not want to step out of this 30-room hideaway. Plus, there is also Bricklane Grill, their coffee shop serving Parsi, signature Indian dishes and barbecue specials. Pick from a suite, executive room or a room with a balcony to cash in on their art deco design

Villa Pottipati

A throw-back to old world charm, this century-old colonial bungalow is home away from home, and we’ve already raved about it here. While they meet business hotel standards, don’t expect uber-modern facilities. Their eight rooms — ranging from a budget two-bed one to the spacious Venkatagiri suite ideal for a family of four, are homely with four-poster beds and all lead into their dining room. Continental and Indian cuisine is their forte with seafood making an appearance occasionally as they only believe in serving fresh produce. Relax at their swimming pool or lounge under the mango tree, for a retreat right in the heart of the city yet so far away from the chaos.



With 14 luxury rooms and four suites to choose from, this one is a mix of business and leisure. Apart from a rooftop multi-cuisine restaurant, which offers complimentary breakfast, they have a conference and board room to keep work in-house. City designer Deepika Govind adds her flair to the interiors through hand-picked furniture and artwork.

Casa Cottage

A haven of quiet, Casa Cottage is run by an Indo-French couple and is antique on the outside but equipped with all possible modern trappings such as air conditioning, WiFi and more. While they have a basic English breakfast, the rest of the food is sourced from nearby restaurants. Do ask the owners {Bhushan and Benjamine Oberoi} for suggestions for restaurants, places to visit and insider tips to the city.

Villa Camelot

Here, names and not numbers will lead you to your room, and neighbourly banter is encouraged. Only six rooms means that the guests are all treated as family, and even eat homely food together at a single large dining table. Décor reflects the heritage of the city, and even changes each month for vibrancy. Unwind at their front or back garden, or even mingle at their common television room, if you fancy company. Ideal if you’re looking for a long-term stay.