jüSTa MG Road Hotel in Bengaluru, India

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 9, 2019

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Review of jüSTa MG Road Hotel in Bengaluru, India.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – Small and serene boutique hotel in downtown.

Remarkably convenient, yet astoundingly quiet, the oddly-spelt jüSTa is down a lane from the chaotic M.G. Road in the city center. One in a countrywide chain, this hotel offers no extras, such as a pool, spa, or gym, but rates are accordingly low. Rooms offer a little more color than most rivals, and the suites featuring semi-separate living areas of teak furniture are surprisingly spacious. Except for those facing the front, views are unexceptional, and rooms can be a little dark, but more importantly, they are all quiet. However, it’s mostly about the low rates and top location: a metro station, huge mall, and numerous cafés are within a brief stroll.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – The Location

    (Not to be confused with the sister hotel, jüSTa Off MG Road, about 1km away.)

  • Address: 21/14 Craig Park Layout. Well-signed, 100m down from M.G. (Mahatma Gandhi) Road in the inner city.
  • Area: Affluent business and shopping district along the eastern end of M.G. Road. Decent cafés and a metro station within a 5-minute walk. Large mall just around the corner.
  • How to Get There: From the airport (37km, 1-hour drive), take a metered taxi or arrange a pick-up with Uber or Ola (see below). Just as quick, and far cheaper, are the comfortable blue express buses (24 hours) that stop along M.G. Road. About 7km from the Bengaluru City (Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna) railway terminal and adjoining Majestic (Kempegowda) bus station (30-minute drive).
  • Handy to: 1MG-Lido Mall.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: All sorts, including foreign tourists who appreciate the low rates and convenient location.
  • Views: Only rooms facing the front offer any decent views. Others look directly into another building, as is expected in this built-up area.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Certainly not expected (or provided) at this inner-city boutique hotel.
  • Extras: Daily newspaper delivered to the rooms.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)80 4113 555
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: justahotels.com

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa, & Fitness Center: This sort of inner-city boutique hotel would not be expected to provide any of these facilities.
  • Other Facilities: Laundry.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Modest café on the rooftop does little more than serve breakfast to guests, but the views are impressive.
  • Breakfast: Not included, but worth paying extra for. Served on the rooftop café.
  • Room Service: Officially available 24/7, but in reality, little is offered overnight.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Superior Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Luxury Rooms • Suites
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking may be allowed in some rooms. Ask the management when booking.
  • Best Room: Suites are twice as large as the rooms, and feature semi-separate living areas.
  • For Families: The management is happy to allow a family of 4 in any room, but this would be a tight squeeze. Two suites have connecting doors, so they’re ideal for families of 4 or more.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking: The backstreets are pleasant for a stroll, but it’s less appealing along the frenetic M.G. Road which is at the top of the lane to the hotel.
  • 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 – Trinity – is just at the top of the lane to the hotel. (Use the underpass.) 2-minute walk (100m).
  • Taxis & Auto-rickshaws: Very few 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.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    These places are within 500m east along M.G. Road. Simply, turn right at the top of the lane from the hotel.

  • Pizza Hut – This familiar outlet is in the same building as a Starbucks. 3-minute walk (250m).
  • Chianti Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar +91 (0)80 4375 5274 – Also in the same building as Pizza Hut, it offers an extended menu of food and wine in an authentic setting. 3-minute walk (250m).
  • The Oberoi – This opulent hotel is on the other side of M.G. Road. (Use the metro underpass.) It offers: The Orchid Room (elegant setting and silver service), Rim Naam (lovely garden position and award-winning Thai menu), and The Polo Club (adorable colonial-style bar/lounge/café). The Oberoi is worth visiting just to explore the amazing gardens. 3-minute walk.
  • Taj MG Road – Just north up the junction with the flyover, this refurbished hotel offers: The Trinity Square (excellent meals and extensive buffets), Memories of China (authentic and popular), and ICE (trendy bar for cocktails and snacks). 7-minute walk (500m).
  • Mamma Mexicana – One of several restaurants on the top floor of the 1MG-Lido Mall (see below). Long menu, fun décor, and well-priced. 9-minute walk (600m).

Shops

  • This section of M.G. Road seems overrun by banks (none of which change money), but there are a few handicraft stores. The finest shopping is at 1MG-Lido Mall, just north up from the major junction with the flyover, and 600m from the hotel. It offers a games arcade, several great eateries (including familiar fast-food outlets), and a wonderful Foodhall outlet selling fresh and imported produce. The mall is open from 10 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 10 pm weekends. 8-minute walk.

jüSTa MG Road Hotel – The Hotel

The modest boutique hotel is located close to the busy M.G. Road.

This modest but appealing boutique hotel is along a quiet lane only 100m from the convenient and very busy M.G. Road.

The small hotel only has 18 rooms.

The hotel offers just 18 rooms, and only those facing the front offer any views.

The mid-range hotel offers comparatively low rates due to the lack of amenities.

As expected of a mid-priced inner-city boutique hotel, there is no opulent lobby or amenities like a pool, gym, or spa – but rates are comparatively low because of this.

The top floor café has a limited menu.

The café on the top floor offers little more than breakfast to guests.

The rooftop café has a pleasant decor.

The décor at the rooftop café is pleasant and city views can be admired from here.

The effort put into the design and layout can be seen throughout the hotel.

More effort has been put into the design and layout here than at many similar mid-range inner-city hotels in Bengaluru.

The rooms are pleasantly colorful.

The rooms are more colorful than at many rivals.

The spacious rooms come with fairly large seating areas and desks.

All rooms are spacious and feature sizable seating areas with desks.

The bathrooms are also fairly large.

The bathrooms are also reasonably large.

Suites feature semi-separate living areas.

Suites feature living areas that are semi-separate from the bedrooms.

Except for the front-facing rooms, all others are pretty dark due to a lack of windows.

Only the rooms and suites to the front offer any substantial windows, so the others tend to be dark inside.

Signs leading to the hotel from M.G. Road are prominent.

The hotel is well-signposted about 100m down this lane from M.G. Road.

M.G. Road is always busy and chaotic.

M.G. Road is always busy and with traffic lights nearby, there is often gridlock.

A building nearby houses a Pizza Hut and a Starbucks.

About 300m east from the top of the lane to the hotel is a building with a Pizza Hut and Starbucks.

Chianti Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in the same building as Pizza Hut.

In the same building as the Pizza Hut is the stylish Chianti Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.

The Polo Club at The Oberoi is a great place to enjoy a drink.

On the other side of the main road from the turnoff to the hotel, the opulent Oberoi offers several bistros, as well as The Polo Club bar/lounge/café.

Rim Naam at The Oberoi overlooks a pond.

One of the restaurants at The Oberoi, Rim Naam, overlooks a pond packed with goldfish.

The Orchid Room café at The Oberoi offers outdoor seating.

Tables at The Orchid Room at The Oberoi extend to the gardens outside.

The Trinity Square café at the Taj MG Road hotel offers excellent lunch buffets and a la carte meals.

Also within 500m of the jüSTa is the Taj MG Road hotel. The Trinity Square café there offers extensive buffets at lunch and an a la carte menu all day.

Memories of China is another great restaurant at the Taj MG Road hotel.

Another good restaurant at the Taj MG Road hotel is the equally refined Memories of China.

The shady M.G. Road near the hotel is lined with banks.

Sidewalks along M.G. Road are shady, but this part of the road is mostly lined with banks.

The shady M.G. Road near the hotel is lined with banks and a few handicraft stores.

Among the banks along this stretch of M.G. Road are a few handicrafts stores.

The 1MG-Lido Mall is close to the hotel.

Just north up the junction from M.G. Road, about 600m from the hotel, is the fantastic 1MG-Lido mall.

Mamma Mexicana is a great bistro at the mall.

On the top level of the mall, Mamma Mexicana is one of several inviting restaurants.

Foodhall sells an incredible range of fresh and imported produce.

Also within the 1MG-Lido Mall, the fantastic Foodhall stocks an incredible range of fresh and imported produce.

The mall has a large games arcade.

The mall also features a large games arcade.

The metro station is very close to the hotel.

One advantage of staying at the jüSTa is that the metro station is so close: only at the top of the lane to the hotel.

Auto-rickshaws, Uber, and Ola are the most convenient modes of transport.

For most trips around the city, get an auto-rickshaw because the metro is limited and taxis are almost non-existent. Or use Uber/Ola.

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