Ten-Second Takeaway

A café, pub, 54 rooms, serviced apartments and a tribute to Winston Churchill – contemporary India meets colonial India at the Waverley Hotel & Residences.

Channelling Churchill

Part of the latest craze, VR Bengaluru aka The Black Box, the Waverly Hotel & Residences is a breath of fresh air in the Silicon Valley. Slotting itself neatly between budget and splurge, 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. Not that we’re Churchill fans for obvious reasons.

In Fine Print

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 little kitchen and you have the studio rooms – ideal for a week-long stay.

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Looking for something a bit more upscale? Fear not! 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, I’d pick The Loft anyday {and everyday}. A bedroom, posh iving area with a cosy dining table for two, elegant bathrooms and a fluffly king-sized bed makes it perfect for a long stay.

Feel At Home

Now, for the residences! Oh how we adore the design! Step into the one, two and three bedroom options and we think you might feel like you are in Chelsea or at least Kensington, London. Quite luxurious, the living rooms have one wall splashed with colour, while others sport dreamy bookshelves, flat screen TVs and a view of the city. Plus, dining rooms and kitchens suited to the size of the apartment. In the bedrooms, forget the bed, 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 {should you begin to court the Premier of a country during your stay here!} and a powder room. How’s that for luxe living?

Box Of Convenience

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, Sprynt, Marks & Spencer, Dune, PVR and L’Occitane Spa is yours for the taking.

So We’re Thinking…

While we don’t recommend this if Whitefield isn’t your focus area, the hotel is quite a gem bringing in character and colour into an otherwise rather dull neighbourhood. We may actually stay a night here every month to unwind. Whitefield counts as out of town right?

Where: Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevapura

Price: INR 6,500 upwards

Contact: 080 33544000

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