The Oberoi will make you forget that you are right in the middle of the busy MG Road. With lush tropical gardens, classy rooms, and specialty restaurants, this is a city retreat perfect for a weekend staycation. Check-in, take a room tour of a double bedroom with a shiny bathtub, and balcony with a view. None of them face MG Road or traffic. Instead, once you step into the balcony (all rooms come with a balcony), you'll find lush green lawns, trees and a pool peeking out below. With all possible modern amenities (including WiFi), the hotel has tied up with the Karnataka electricity board and uses electricity powered by windmill energy. To relax, pick from a range of luxurious treatments at the spa like their revitalising Body Therapies which include a classic Hungarian body wrap. Or go for the Thai or Balinese style of head, shoulder and back massages. There's longer Ayurvedic rituals and facials too.
Feeling indulgent? Check in to The Presidential Suite. It comes with its own lawns and butler service! Between drinking guava chilli mojitos, nibbling on sea salt and honeyed almonds, and tucking into fantastic starters, admire the view with one of the property’s massive Rain Trees, all lit up in the evenings. Designed by Singapore-based architect Richard Tan, the hotel beams with South East Asian sensibilities -- sturdy tropical plants (100 species), water bodies and koi fish. If you love the garden, lunch at Rim Naam (the Thai restaurant). Try the Som Tam here and the steamed fish. Don’t forget to order a Molten Chocolate cake or bitter chocolate ice cream for dessert.