Howard Johnson, Bangalore
132, Thanisandra Main Road Near Manyata Embassy Business Park Nagwara Junction
2 things that are always Evergreen and growing and here to stay in Bangalore is hotels and restaurants. Lately, the mindset of the people has widened up and are open to accept varied cuisines and authentic food and true value of food is giving preference. Be it a standalone speciality restaurant or an international hotel chain. Everyone has a patron and following and I am sure one of the first followers of this new Hotel chain in Bangalore, Howard Johnson hotel which is an well known brand in the US and has opened its first chain at the Tech hub of Bangalore which is located close to Manyata Tech Park and herbal near the Outer Ring road. Nest, the all-day dining restaurant serves a wide selection of Pan-Asian and Indian specialties. Some of the top bloggers were invited for an experience of a sunday meal at Howard Johnson also known as HOJO. We have a personal menu meticulously curated set Lunch prepared by Head Chef of HOJO Dev Bose and were greeted and hosted by Food & Beverages Manager Mahinder Rawat and Marketing Manager Meghna Trivedy Das. We were pleasantly surprised when each menu offered to us has a personal touch with our name beaming on it which was heart whelming and gave us assurance that we are going to have a fabulous time and the importance of guest service and quality of food is stressed upon. The menu was specially made for us keeping our food palate in mind with the best of offerings available at HOJO Bangalore. It was a private dining area where 8 of us were seated and We started with White Wine and Amuse bouche was served. The Amuse bouche was traditional yet contemporary. The presentation was perfect and it was dry pani puri served with sour curd and mint which set the appetite for the long sunday lunch that was in-store for us. We have a good share of conversation with the host. We were informed that HOJO Dine Tax Free In the starters, We started with vegetarian Starters which was curry leaf & black pepper crushed paneer tikka which was perfectly made with right flavors oozing out with every bite. I totally loved it. The 2nd Veg Starter was Soya ki Shammi which also was well made that the presence of soya was non existent and was soft and well made. We were offered Asparagus and Mascarpone Tortellini which was good to taste as well. The main course for Vegetarians were Cottage Cheese medallions served with pilaf rice and ratatouille. Though I am a veggie, My fellow bloggers had a brilliant time with the offering as well. New Zealand lamb chop with mashed potato, glazed root vegetable in minty and mustard jus was the star for the Non vegetarians. For chicken lovers, Stuffed chicken breast served with rosemary risotto and pistachio butter sauce. In Desserts, We were offered Honey Almond bar, Chocolate Buttermilk cake, Basil Creme brulee and Sticky Date Pudding. All the desserts were just out of the world. Do check out Nest and HoJo Bangalore hotel at the following address: 132, Thanisandra Main Road, Near Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bangalore, India
I had visited this hotel for official purpose. The service was done on time. The internet facility was provided in the room. The activity was arranged by the hotel. The garden was available in the hotel. The hotel was located inside the city. All amenities were provided in the room. The complimentary breakfast was given by the hotel.
Excellent hotel very modern new at very nice place at the entry point to Bangalore city from Hyderabad. Food is very good, restaurant ambiance is very good. Swimming pool is open to sky at the terrace not much crowded. Hotel bay is very room with nice ambience. Enjoyed the stay very much. At the reception its ok nothing much to feel happy about. Its mainly for business travelers not for families.
Stayed in Howard Johnson Bengaluru Hebbal recently. Also attended the Festival'. Biryani lovers had something else to cheer about this Independence Day. Celebrating the momentous day, Howard Johnson Bengaluru laid out a spread that is a tribute to one of India's all-time favourite dishes. The Biryani-Kebab Festival at Nest - the alluding restaurant promised various aromas, flavors and spices, with over 15 different varieties of Biryanis to choose from. Guests could satiate their taste buds with an array of options including Hyderabadi Biryani, Thalassery Biryani, Lucknowi Biryani, Calcutta Biryani, Bombay Biryani, Ambur/Vaniyambadi Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, Memoni Biryani, Dindigul Biryani, Beary Biryani, Palakkad Rawther Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Karachi Beef Biryani, Bohri Biryani and Kalyani Biryani. I had Labe-e-Mahi Muskan which is succulent pieces of fish marinated in curd and spices and char grilled to perfection. This was very tasty and yummy and melted in my mouth! In Vegetarian starters, I tried Paneer Gul Mohar Kebab which was Cottage Cheese stuffed with khoya, dry fruits, marinated with Indian spices and cooked in tandoor. This was pretty good too. Another highlight of the evening was the Aloo which is handpicked organic potatoes stuffed with dry fruits, mashed potatoes and green peas cooked in Tandoor. In Non-vegetarian biryani, tried the Lamhe Biryani which is delectable lamb dumplings and basmati rice combination cooked with aromatic Indian spices. The lamb was to die for! It was so perfect! In vegetarian biryani section, we tried out unique Dolma Biryani which is Mushroom and rice combination with aromatic Indian spices. Overall, the Biryani and Kebab festival at HoJo Bengaluru was a huge success as it brought together the biryanis from all over India under one roof.
Howard Johnson is well run with a Mall attached. So movies, food, shopping all are in the same building. It is near Manyatha Tech park so far away from the city. Very new, so no surprises. Also, staff are still interested to help. Both the above are not assured in older properties. Some rooms in old properties can be bad, hence lots of surprises. Staff in older properties are bored and tired, won't care unless the top man cares.
Howard Johnson is ranked #414 among the 2984 hotels in Bangalore with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 1888, 0-star in Bangalore. It is part of the "Ramada Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 30 photos, 122 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Room, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 8,100 to Rs 12,900 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. Single (43%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 47% of guests enjoy the hotel's natural surroundings, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as colorful and traditional.
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.
Howard Johnson is located at Thanisandra Main Road . Nagalinga Ganpathi Temple (1 Km), ISKCON Bangalore, Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple (2 Kms), Shalom AG Prarthanalaya (2 Kms), Lumbini Gardens (3 Kms) and Karagadamma Temple (3 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 Breakfast Services, Conference Hall, Room Service, Laundry Services and Doctor On Call. 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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