Grand Mercure Mysuru, Mysore
2203/60 Nelson Mandela Circle New Sayyaji Rao Road
Ranked 11 of 488 hotels in Mysore
If there is one place in India, where royalty and palaces are still an "IN" thing, it ought to be Mysuru A. K. A Mysore which is known for its famous Mysuru Amba Vilas Palace for its majestic structure and the famous Dussehra festival which is celebrated here in grandeur style is a sight to watch out for. The Closer you stay to a place, the lesser you visit, that's exactly the case with me with regards to Mysuru. Staying in Bangalore for 25 years now, have just visited Mysore twice and it's been already 11 years since my last visit. So when I was invited by Grand Mercure Hotel, was thrilled to visit Mysuru and explore the place and also have a king size experience at Grand Mercure Mysuru. We planned for a weekend visit to Grand Mercure Mysuru with Fellow Bloggers for a nice long drive to Mysuru which is approx 150 km from Bangalore and based on traffic in Bangalore, would take anywhere between 3-4 hrs. The Roadtrip started from Press Club at 8 am to the final destination. The journey was quite comfortable and enjoyable as it was fun interacting with other bloggers during the journey and we made our first pit stop at Kamat Lokaruchi which is located at Channapatna which is 55 km from Bangalore located on NH 275. For a local food experience, Do try their Khotto or Kottige which are steamed idli in jackfruit leaves and the famous maddur vada and Mysuru masala dosa as well. If they have the jowar roti meal, Don't miss that too. After a hearty Meal, We continued our journey and reached the Hotel at Noon. As you enter Mysuru from the Highway, just follow the directions on the road and you won't miss the hotel which is Situated to the north of the Mysore Palace on the famous Sayaji Rao Road that is known to host the famous Dashera Puja. My First Impressions of the hotel from the outside itself gave it a majestic look that goes well with the location that is meant for royals. We were Greeted in Style with traditional Mysuru Welcome with garland and tilak at the lobby of the Hotel. We were offered welcome drink which was refreshing after a long journey. The Lobby had contemporary looks blended with history and artifacts that go well with the tradition and culture of Karnataka and Mysuru in particular. Every wall of the hotel had paintings and decor related to the culture of the place that syncs well with the history and every wall has a story to talk that is rich in culture and heritage of Mysuru. Even the colors used in the hotel are coordinated to give it a vibrant look. The Hotel has 146 contemporary rooms. The hotel is also close to all major attractions that the city is famous for and is so refreshing to see a city without much traffic and chaos. The Hotel Manager was kind enough to take us for the hotel tour. The rooms are spread out over 5 floors of the hotel. Each room features a comprehensive set of in-room amenities for your convenience. Connecting room options are available upon request and availability. The premier rooms and suites have private balconies with a set of coffee table and chairs. Express check-in is available for all guests of these rooms along with other special privileges. The Hotel is family friendly and has a touch of contemporary and heritage blended well. The rooms were spacious and very vibrant in decor. There are 97 Deluxe Room with 1 double bed and 32 Deluxe Room with 2 single beds and 3 Executive Room with 1 king size bed and 5 Junior Suite with 1 double bed and Sofa and 5 Junior Suite with 1 double bed, with Balcony and 4 Deluxe Suite with 1 double bed, with Balcony. The main reason of the visit was for the special meal for Ramadan. The Ramadan spread was prepared at the main restaurant of Grand Mercure Mysuru "La Uppu" which means salt in Kannada which is the first ingredient that is served during a meal. That's how the name La Uppu was christened. La Uppu is the hotel's coffee shop and the multi-cuisine restaurant, which serves buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a la carte. The cuisines served are from around the world and also the delicacies of our City of Palaces. The Spread was so vast and truly amazing even though being a vegetarian, I didn't expect so many options on the table for Ramadan that surprised me pleasantly.
I stayed in this hotel to attend a conference. The front office Namritha was ready with all the information. The lift needs the key to go up and also to come down from top floor pool and gym. I was alone in the room. But the room attendant Sarat saw to that I don't feel it. First evening he left 'Maddur vada' with a leaf written good night and sweet dreams on the bed. Next evening he left a puppy (towel art) and nicely decorated chocolates. Imagine an engineer at 11 pm to switch the TV off ( I did not know how to use the universal remote) The breakfast spread was so vast that I was full by seeing them itself. Personally they inquire about live dosa omelette. Paratas and coffee. I forgot to write about the bathroom - it had soap dishes. Granite sills to keep things. So thoughtful. It had a glass window to see the room TV - thank god it can be opened from inside the Bath. A cute clock with light and alarm was used by me in this Mobile days.
We were in Mysore for 3 days out of which one day we stayed at Radisson Blue and 2 days we spent at Grand Mercure. So it is very natural for me to make the comparison. Grand Mercure as compared to the Radisson blu had much smaller rooms. There were no Bathtubs in the rooms of the same grade as compared to other hotel. So initially I was a little disappointed (it is definitely a great hotel but am talking in terms of luxury that was offered). But the hospitality of Grand Mercure was out of the world. They made sure every request of the customer was fulfilled with a smile even if they had to go out of the way. This made me change my opinion that it was indeed a great place to stay as with a 4 years old you may end up making certain request which generally any hotel may turn down. It is also very conveniently located as it is just 5-10 mins away from the palace and the zoo. Overall, it was a great stay with great hospitality.
Grand Mercure Mysore is Located centrally, the decor is really well done - combining local art with contemporary designs. The rooms are not too spacious in the regular category, Rooms are elegant. Suit for both business and family stay. The reception and help desk are very helpful and prompt. Food quality is good and multi choice. There's a restaurant on the terrace by the pool which is rather nice. Definitely a step up place in Mysore.
I had visited this hotel for relaxation trip. Bus stand was nearby the hotel. The ambience was nice. There was no problem in check in and checkout. The behaviour of the staff’s was friendly. The room facility was well maintained. Wi-Fi facility was not provided in the room. I didn't taste food from the hotel. The activity was not conducted at the hotel.
Grand Mercure Mysuru is ranked #11 among the 488 hotels in Mysore with an average rating of 5.0 out of 7. It is one of the 267, 0-star in Mysore. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 35 photos, 119 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Activities, Food & Drink and Room.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 1,600 to Rs 3,500 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (57%) and Couple (27%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 71% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 13% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Chemmuri Temple (1 Km), Mysore Railway Museum (2 Kms), Rail Museum (2 Kms), Cheluvama Mansion (2 Kms) and Laxmi Venkataramana Swami Temple (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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