Known as the Heart of Mysuru, Grand Mercure Mysuru is a hotel like no other. Everything is at a distance of 200-300 meters from the hotel like the Mysuru Palace, the Brindavan gardens, etc. It’s the best destination for a relaxing vacation. It has absorbed every bit of the culture of Mysuru and it reflects in its décor and food. Located just three hours away from the Bengaluru airport, the grand view of the Dussehra parade from the hotel makes it the go-to place during the festive season. The ambience is just perfect and the staff is extremely friendly and will make you feel at ease at all times. It is quite possibly the most well maintained heritage properties in Mysuru. Owned by the French multinational group Accor Hotels, Grand Mercure has everything you ask of a luxury hotel and more.
I stayed at the hotel with my friends where on entering the hotel we were greeted with a warm traditional welcome – with the Channapatna necklace and a refreshing welcome drink. The check-in time in the room was barely five minutes and we were happy to see that the hotel had made prior arrangements in the room and sent some knick-knacks for us to gorge on.
Me and my friends had a fantastic stay at the hotel and I tell you why you should stay at The Grand Mercure Mysuru when in Mysuru.
1. Prime Location
Located 2 km away from the Mysore Railway Junction and 13 km from Mysore Airport, the hotel is within 5 km of major city landmarks like the Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace, Karanji Lake, etc. It’s also very close to the business district of Hebbal and many companies like Infosys, Wipro, etc. are found here. Grand Mercure Mysuru lies in the exact centre of the city on the New Sayyaji Rao Road. It’s at a distance of 2.7 km from St. Philomena’s Church. Lying just 2.6 km away from this palatial hotel is Dodda Gadiyara. Brindavan Gardens are located around 18.8 km from here.
2. State Of The Art Amenities
Guests can choose from 146 smoking and non-smoking rooms with good views of the surrounding cityscape. Rooms feature an LED TV, electronic safe, mini bar and a tea/coffee maker. The hotel also provides facilities like an outdoor pool, fitness center, business center; cleaning services, free Wi-Fi, and reception services include lockers, concierge services and luggage storage. As for security purposes, they have installed smoke detectors in public areas, emergency back-up generators, sprinklers in guest rooms, fire detectors in public areas video cameras in hallways and emergency lighting.
3. Scrumptious Dining
Experiencing the local cuisine of your choice of destination is the most crucial component of any vacation. La Uppu which translates to The Salt is an amazing restaurant and gives you the opportunity to taste Mysuru in a way that no other restaurant can allow you to. At the breakfast buffet you have both local and continental cuisines to choose from and the most famous item of all the Mysore Masala Dosa. By The Blue, their rooftop restaurant is the perfect place for a breezy North Indian dinner and a spectacular view of the city. For the dessert, there’s a beautiful café where you can get baked goodies. You must try the melting chocolate volcano as it’s their specialty in desserts. The Silk Bar is the best for lounging with a glass of wine and catching up with old friends.
4. Excellent Staff And Service
The staff at the Grand Mercure goes out of its way to remain available for their guests. They have 24 hour working front desk, everyone is very helpful and gives great travelling advice. They will help you discover Mysuru in a way no other hotel staff would. They maintain the cleanliness of the hotel at all times and there isn’t even a single dull moment since the staff is so friendly. Other services like their O2 spa, fitness centre, hotel gift shop, rooftop pool etc. help you in relaxing and calming yourself. This peace is accentuated by the staff which is very considerate of all your needs and wishes.