We were at The Windflower Spa & resorts, Mysore; for two nights & three days. The resort is located at the foothills of Chamundi Hills, a bit off the city, around 3kms from the Mysore Zoo entrance. Though I am calling it, 'off the city limits', I found it to be at the most ideal location. As its away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The Mysore Palace is relative close as well, probably at 5-6kms or so. There is this recreational joint called the Planet X, heard its good for activities like Go Carting, Video Games etc. Though we could not got there.
The property as such is not very vast, however its layout is ideal and doesn't feel very cramped or crowded. The room we checked-into was very spacious, with a large King's size bed and a seating area. There is a nice balcony which looks out an artificial pond. Its nice to spend the mornings on the balcony. Though the rooms are like individual villas with two rooms each in one building, one in the ground and one on the first floor. We didn't feel any intrusion to our privacy or hear any noises from the next room. They have a decent pool, with an artificial waterfall into it. The pool is cutoff from the general areas so offers good privacy.
Their Spa services are commendable, however I personally felt these to be a bit too expensive. The package we had taken had offered 50% off on all services, so we tried out there Abhyangam oil massage and I felt it to be one of the best and thoroughly done massages I have experienced. The staff was courteous and made you comfortable with the whole process.
They have only a single restaurant, which serves multi-cuisine dishes. The food served is good and there are quite a few options in the menu. Only rant being, that the service is bit slow. So you really need to be prepared to spend an hour or so per meal. However on a holiday, I was okay with the pace esp as the food served was good. Their fish dishes are commendable along with the north indian dishes overall.
The service is discreet, quick and courteous. From the reception to the room attendants or at the restaurant; they are all very polite and efficient. I had no complaints in this aspect and they were consistent for all three days. The management can probably look at adding some more games options in the property and I personally would prefer a hammock in the balcony!
We had been to the Royal Orchid, Brindavan and Pai Vista Hotel as well; however the Wind Flower resort is a class apart and beats all of them hands-down. Finally I have to also say that, Windflower stands apart as probably there are no equivalent resorts in Mysore; however if something similar would come up there; then I guess it will be interesting to see how the WindFlower folks keep up.
Overall I would definitely look at the Windflower only as the option, assuming we make a trip to Mysore again! Kudos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palatial rooms. Rain showers. Private sit-outs framed by swaying coconut trees and a glorious view of the Chamundi Hills. Heritage walks that make history come alive. A world-class spa that offers over 30 different ways to RE-EMERGE. A midnight swim in the rock pool at night. An incredible multi-cuisine open-air restaurant. Silence, space, serenity in the heart of the royal city. Windflower Mysore is waiting. Come, take advantage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Windflower Hotel Mysore
- Windflower Hotel Mysore
- Windflower Resort Mysore
- Resort Mysore
- The Windflower Resort & Spa, Mysore Mysuru (Mysore), Karnataka