The Waverly Hotel Is Chic, Convenient And Won't Deplete Your Bank Account
A café, pub, 54 rooms, serviced apartments and a tribute to Winston Churchill – contemporary India meets colonial India at the Waverley Hotel & Residences.
What Makes It Awesome
VR Bengaluru aka The Black Box, the Waverly Hotel & Residences slots itself neatly between budget and splurge where rooms range from chirpy studios to swanky three-bedroom residences. Called the Waverly Hotel after the inn in Whitefield where Winston Churchill met and courted Rose Hamilton, this hotel taps into the time when the area was filled with bungalows where British and English style prevailed. Each floor, done up in a striking wallpaper – paisley, monochrome prints and cheery stripes, transports you to a different era, and the rooms follow suit.
Designed like your typical British home, The Waverly room comes with teak wood flooring, an arm chair and a plush bed. Add to this a kitchenette and you have the studio rooms – ideal for a week-long stay. Want to splurge? Decked out with his and her wash basins, chic white furniture, 55-inch HDTVs and floor-to-ceiling windows for a view of the Whitefield skyline, it’s got a homely touch, with amenities of a hotel. In the ‘hotel’ however, The Loft wins with a bedroom, posh living area with a cosy dining table for two, elegant bathrooms and a fluffly king-sized bed makes it perfect for a long stay. The luxurious residences come with bookshelf walls, flat screen TVs and a view of the city. Plus, dining rooms and kitchens suited to the size of the apartment. We’re thrilled with generous wardrobe space and the therapeutic rain showers in the plush bathrooms. The three-bedroom suite, the most glamorous of all, has two formal living rooms and a powder room. How’s that for luxe living?
While we don’t recommend this if Whitefield isn’t your focus area, we may actually stay a night here every month to unwind (Whitefield counts as out of town right?) and pair it with a shopping trip. Opportunely connected to the Black Box, you have separate entrances leading directly to the fitness centre (The Tribe), The Whitefield Arms for some pub grub, ALT, the roof-top bar and an outdoor temperature controlled pool – both on Sky Deck. Plus, of course, the shopping and entertainment centre, with the likes of H&M, Marks & Spencer, Dune, PVR and L’Occitane Spa is yours for the taking.
What Could Be Better
Due to the ongoing metro construction coupled with the sheer distance to get to Whitefield (unless you live around there of course), it might not seem to be worth the effort just to stay.