Adarsh Hamilton Hotel in Bengaluru, India

by Santorini Dave • Updated: July 6, 2019

Review of Hotel Adarsh Hamilton in Bengaluru, India.

Adarsh Hamilton – Convenient location, contemporary design, great value, and a quiet setting.

This compact and colorful hotel has better personality and charm than most rivals in the area. The layout is classy, and the rooms are more spacious and modern than expected. Reflecting the mostly business clientele, there is no pool or spa, but the rates are considerably lower than rivals. It is set away from the main road, distant from the traffic noise and fumes, and within a short stroll to Richmond Circle, a major junction with express buses to the airport. The Adarsh Hamilton is also a quick ride by auto-rickshaw from the classy bars, bistros, and boutiques along St. Mark’s Road and at the world-class UB City mall.

Adarsh Hamilton – The Location

  • Address: 2/4 Langford Garden Road in Richmond Town. Just off Richmond (General KS Thimayya) Road and about 200m from Richmond Circle, a major junction.
  • Area: Busy inner-city location. About 100m down a quiet lane from the main road which has a few facilities. The turn-off for the lane (Langford Garden Road) to the hotel is at the western end of a flyover, a useful landmark.
  • How to Get There: From the airport (37km, 1-hour drive), take a metered taxi; arrange a pick-up with Uber or Ola (see below); or best, take the comfortable (blue) express bus number 7, which operates 24 hours. These buses stop at Richmond Circle, only 200m from the hotel (3-minute walk). About 4km from the Bengaluru City (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna) railway terminal and adjoining Majestic (Kempegowda) bus station (20-minute drive).

Adarsh Hamilton – The Basics

  • Guests: Mostly business people during the week and Indian tourists on weekends, but foreigners are very welcome, of course.
  • Views: Rooms to the front and back offer some decent street views, but those to the side face other buildings, though nothing too intrusive.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at an inner-city business hotel like this.
  • Extras: Daily newspaper delivered to the rooms.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)80 4359 5700
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: adarshhamilton.com

Adarsh Hamilton – Amenities

  • Pool: Not really expected (or provided).
  • Spa: A little surprisingly, there isn’t one, but then again, this is a business-oriented hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Sizable and well-equipped for a smallish hotel.
  • Other Facilities: Travel bookings. Money-changing. Laundry.

Adarsh Hamilton – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The Season restaurant on the ground floor serves buffets for breakfast and lunch, and a la carte meals all day. Service is particularly attentive. The attached bar sells imported beers and spirits and offers an extensive wine list.
  • Breakfast: Included in all rates, and impressive.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours – 7 am to 9.30 pm.

Adarsh Hamilton – Rooms

  • Room Types: Only one category – Executive Rooms – with double or twin beds.
  • Smoking Rooms: An entire floor is available to smokers.
  • Best Room: All rooms are the same, but the best would be on the top floor (quieter) and at the back (better views).
  • For Families: Not really set up for families and no space in the rooms for extra single beds. The only option is 2 adjoining rooms which won’t have connecting doors.

Adarsh Hamilton – Local Transport

  • Walking: Nice enough for strolling around the backstreets, but the traffic along the main road is relentless.
  • Public Transport: The Namma (Bengaluru) Metro has limited services but does go to the main bus and train stations. (Ambitious plans to connect the airport have stalled indefinitely.) The nearest station – Cubbon Park – is 3km from the hotel (9-minute drive).
  • Taxis & Auto-rickshaws: Almost no taxis along the main road, so one is best arranged through reception. Otherwise, Uber and Ola are very common. For most trips around the city, auto-rickshaws are good enough, but drivers won’t use meters, so bargain hard.

Adarsh Hamilton – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • The Pride Hotel – Offers Café Treat (delightful setting, friendly staff, and all-day buffets), Fuel (chic and colorful bar/bistro), and Puran Da Dhaba (new and funky for Indian cuisine). 2-minute walk (180m).
  • New Udupi Upahar – Around the corner at Richmond Circle, west of the hotel. Hugely popular cafeteria. No-fuss furniture and tasty Indian food at very low prices. 3-minute walk (230m).
  • Café Coffee Day – One in a countrywide chain of cafés serving drinks and light meals. Popular corner-side hangout. 4-minute walk (400m).
  • café@elanza – In the Elanza Hotel, it offers buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a la carte all day. Reasonably classy, well-priced, and excellent service. Beer and wine available. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • In Wok – Intimate tables and good-value Chinese food, but dinner only. Along a quiet side street; turn right just after the Elanza Hotel. 7-minute walk (550m).
  • Café Mor’ish +91 (0)80 4302 1963 – French-style bistro offering pasta, burgers, pizzas, and other western delights. All-day breakfasts are hearty. Upstairs seating available. 8-minute walk (650m).

Shops

  • A few grocery stores along or just off the main road, and some upmarket jewelers, but nothing much else. UB City, a world-class mall with plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop, is about 1.5km away. 8-minute drive.

Adarsh Hamilton – The Hotel

The hotel is located in a quiet lane in the city center.

The hotel stands tall along a quiet lane off a main road through the city center.

The hotel features a bright and colorful design.

The bright colors make this hotel more appealing than many others in the immediate area.

The hotel is not over-built has features a likable layout.

The layout is likable, and the hotel is admirably not overbuilt.

The hotel has a very pleasant lobby and guest lounge.

The lobby area and guest lounge are welcoming and airy.

Season restaurant has very nice service.

Service at the Season restaurant at the hotel is particularly attentive.

Season restaurant offers breakfast/lunch buffets and a la carte meals.

The Season restaurant offers extensive buffets at breakfast and lunch, as well as a la carte all day.

The attached bar has an extensive wine list.

The bar attached to the restaurant offers an extensive wine list

The gym is surprisingly large and well-equipped.

The fitness center is quite substantial considering the hotel is smallish.

The rooms are pleasantly spacious.

Rooms are more spacious than most hotels in the vicinity.

Rooms come with full-length windows and seating areas.

Each room features a seating area and full-length window.

One side of the hotel faces another hotel.

Rooms on one side of the building face another hotel, but it doesn’t feel intrusive.

The hotel lane connects to Richmond Road.

This is the corner of the main road (Richmond Road) and lane to the hotel.

The hotel is located along a quiet lane off the main road.

The hotel is along a quiet lane, about 100m from the main road.

A useful landmark is the flyover turnoff.

The turnoff to the lane for the hotel is near the western end of a flyover, a useful landmark.

café@elanza at the Elanza Hotel serves buffets and a la carte meals.

The café@elanza at the Elanza Hotel, about 400m from the Adarsh, serves extensive buffets and a la carte meals all day.

Café Mor’ish is one of the finest restaurants in the neighborhood.

The finest place to eat in the area is Café Mor’ish.

Café Mor’ish offers seating upstairs.

Diners at Café Mor’ish can enjoy their pasta, burgers, or sandwiches upstairs.

In Wok restaurant is nearby.

Along a quiet side street about 500m from the hotel is the In Wok Chinese restaurant.

Café Coffee Day close by serves light meals and drinks.

Always reliable, and popular for drinks and light meals, is Café Coffee Day. It is along the main road within a few minutes’ walk of the hotel.

Café Treat at The Pride hotel is a pleasant place to dine at close by.

Café Treat is an inviting place to eat at The Pride Hotel, very close to the Adarsh Hamilton.

New Udupi Restaurant nearby serves authentic South Indian fare and street food.

Under the flyover at Richmond Circle, this cafeteria is always popular for inexpensive and tasty Indian food.

Auto-rickshaws can be found by the hotel entrance.

In lieu of taxis, a few auto-rickshaws hang about the hotel entrance.

One can catch the blue airport express buses at the Richmond Circle nearby.

From Richmond Circle, about 200m from the hotel, blue express buses go to/from the airport.

The world-class UB City mall is not far from the hotel.

The hotel is a short trip by auto-rickshaw from the world-class mall, UB City.

St. Mark’s Road features several classy bars, bistros, and boutiques.

Not far away from Adarsh Hamilton are the classy bars, bistros, and boutiques around St. Mark’s Road.

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