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Hotel Nandhini Minerva Circle
Ranked #531 of 652 Hotels in Bengaluru
Kolkata, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lost its Shine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

Rooms are big but Shabby. Illumination is poor. Room service is sluggish and not responsive. The location of the hotel, like all other Nandhini hotels in Bengaluru, is well connected. Precisely, the hotel has lost its shine and activity, which I experienced few years ago.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

I had short family trip planned in Bangalore from 29th October to 31st October. We planned to arrive in Bangalore in the morning at 6.30 and were heading back on 31st evening at 6 PM.

I had read some reviews by a visitor who mentioned that while the hotel arranged for an early check-in but they insisted you checkout early morning on the day of the check-out. Was wary about this and discussed it with MakemyTrip advisor, who advised me to book the room until 1st Nov. Besides this I was given the no. of Mr Praksah who was the manager, and I spoke to him a couple of times reminding him about the early check-in, he assured that the room will be arranged.

On reaching on 29th, was pleasantly reassured that the room was available, clean and ready. The bathroom had hot water, and the AC, TV and fridge was all functional. Complimentary breakfast served in the hotel was also good.

We had booked a single room for 3 adults, though extra bedding, pillow etc.. is provided , there is hardly any room to spread it out. Would advice folks to check the size of the room and opt for a separate room if required. Considering the extra adult charge you pay for a double room…the differential isn’t too much.

Unlike other places I’ve stayed in, the room is not automatically cleaned every morning by housekeeping, I think you need to call them to do so. The Nandhini restaurant is conveniently next to the hotel, the food is hygienic however very spicy. So unless you are okay with extremely spicy cuisine you may want to try another eating joint.
Overall the hotel staff was quite helpful and the experience wasn’t bad as I was afraid of after reading some reviews.

Important Tip: be clear on your check-in and check-out time and dates. And talk to the hotel staff before you travel so that you don’t have to wait once you reach there.

Room Tip: If possible take a corner room, away from the main road and check there isn't any construction...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Galle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

I book this hotel on line. Inquired them about a week before about the booking over the phone and they confirmed me the booking. They had mentioned in the web site that check in and check out time is noon, but on inquiry they informed me that we could use the room for 24 hours from the time of check in. We checked in at 11 pm and we could stay 11 pm on the other day.
We arrived at the Bangalore International airport around 9 pm got a non ac KSTDC taxi from there to the hotel only for Indian rupees 5oo (one hour journey 40km).
24 hour front desk available. good English speaking staff. Room is good. LCD tv with satellite channels, Fridge, AC was there but non of the controls were working but it did not matter as the outside temperature never exceeds 25 even at noon. Hot water available 24 hours but in the night you have to open the tap and wait couple of minutes to get warm water but in the morning no such problem. Linens were clean and fresh. Bathroom was clean and dry with all the fittings perfectly working condition. Bed arm chairs were good. But don't expect to see a good view outside. Although the street in front of the hotel is busy 24 hours it does not bother the occupants. Free breakfast basic indian meal with the option of eggs, omelet, bread milk with tea or coffee. They provide breakfast in the adjacent Nawaratne Hall and it is a clean place. If they offer you a free ticket for breakfast at adjacent Nandhini restaurant *** Please refuse it*** it is a night time bar/restaurant and NOT a clean place for breakfast. They provide an English news paper free of charge every morning. Can find Tuk Tuk Taxis from the parking area to any where of the city. To reach MG road area it takes about 40 minutes and INR 60/= around noon. Basically good place cheap rates and definitely worth the money spent. It is only 15 min walk to Lalbagh botanical garden. There are plenty of good cheap restaurants where you can have descent meals at cheap price. Me and my wife went for AMC (Australian Medical Council) examination at Pearson VUE Bangalore. I paid a tuk tuk INR 60 to get this place took around 45 minutes from this hotel. Advices Never goto Tomas cook India at Bangalore International airport as they will suck around 25% of your money to change it into INR. But unfortunately it is the only place available for this transaction at the airport. KSTDC Taxis have credit card machines. Be careful with customs officials at the airport they are about to charge me INR 4000 on my 5 year old Panasonic FZ 50. Have a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Ask for room far away from road.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed 11 days and booked this hotel for its "central" location. However, notice that all traveling within Bangalore takes a LOT of time and therefore the location was not the best for us. Make sure you book a hotel in the area where you actually want to spend your time.

When booking a room in this hotel, please note that they charge per DAY (24 hrs) and not per NIGHT, which makes a difference when arriving after midnight (the date of arrival is the date on which you actually arrive). Since we didn't know this when we booked, they charged us for a full additional day because we arrived after midnight...

The quality of the room is similar to that of a simple motel in the US.

AC was only ON or OFF. Temperature control was not possible.

Indian and/or simple continental breakfast (buffet style) are included.

Staff was very responsive to requests.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at Hotel Nandhini Minerva Circle, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
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Regained back the shine.Give us another chance to prove ourselves.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

We were sad once we reached in front of the hotel. But after getting in, it was a very plesent experience. Good, neat and clean. Room service was also good. we had come to bangalore for a leisure trip and could go to lal-bagh by walk.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Nandhini Minerva Circle

Property: Hotel Nandhini Minerva Circle
Address: No 114/2 Lal Bagh Fort Road | Minerva Circle, Bengaluru 560004, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bengaluru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #531 of 652 Hotels in Bengaluru
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,028 - ₹ 1,413
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Nandhini Minerva Circle 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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