In the month of May this year, I received an interesting email for #Oyoxplorer activity by Indiblogger. A group of 31 bloggers across Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Gurgaon were selected to be part of a blogger activity that involved exploring the city they live in. I found the concept pretty intriguing and quickly jumped on to grab this opportunity. Not just that, I was also getting an opportunity to review Oyo Rooms and meet other bloggers too. 😀
About Oyo Event:
We were asked to reach Oyo Premium Rooms by 12 in the noon for our check-in. By the time I reached the hotel, it was a little late, Partha was completing his check-in formalities. At the reception, I met the representative from Oyo rooms who greeted me and handed over a kit and Oyo goodies which included a cap, a sipper, and an umbrella. He explained to the both of us what was expected and what activities had been planned for the day. We were handed a booklet, which had a list of tasks that needed to be completed during the course of the day. The tasks also included taking a lot of selfies.. 😀 😀
OYO Premium Majestic that we were supposed to visit is at Bangalore International Hotel, which is a 3-star property right at the heart of the city. The hotel offered complimentary wi-fi and breakfast. The wi-fi speed was decent.
This was not the first time I was staying at Oyo rooms, we recently visited Hyderabad for a day and were looking for a budget hotel for just one night. So, we thought of experiencing a stay at Oyo rooms after seeing an advertisement on the internet of a picture of a beautiful room priced at 999 INR. Our stay at Oyo was quite comfortable, rooms were pretty good. Though we did struggle to find the exact place and GPS was quite misleading but after asking few locals, we were able to find. The breakfast was ok but the location was perfect. It was close to a mall, airport and commute to nearby attractions in Hyderabad were also easy.
After the short briefing, I checked into my room. The room was large and spacious with wooden flooring, queen size bed and all modern amenities and right at the heart of the city. It had a flat screen TV, a mini bar, a dresser, an iron with a board. Thanks to the AC in the room, I had some time to relax before starting my tasks. The washroom was pretty good, it had a bathtub too and the shower area was covered by curtains. There was an amenity kit provided by Oyo rooms which included shampoo, notepad, pen, toothpaste, and soap. Impressive for a budget hotel, I must say!!
VLOG – Room Tour
The breakfast spread was good, it included both south Indian and continental breakfast. The spread had idli, vada, dosa, sambhar, cornflakes, juice, bread and eggs. Quite good I must say for the amount you pay for the stay. The breakfast timing is from 7 AM to 10 AM. I met Vidya, Shailaja, Srinidhi and Partha at the breakfast table, and we chatted, took some group pics before heading to our own destinations.
Let’s talk numbers. You might ask why should I book through Oyo Rooms rather than getting a good deal from the hotel itself. I too thought so but after checking the tariff of the rooms I understood why should one opt for Oyo Rooms.
The same room if you book via Oyo Rooms, the price starts from INR 1899/- per night with breakfast included. Isn’t it an awesome deal?
Visiting Bangalore and staying at Oyo Premium Rooms at Race Course Road or anywhere near MG Road
Below is the list of places you can visit or do in Bangalore:
- You can visit Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore Palace, and Ulsoor Lake.
- Parks: Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh ( Avoid them on weekends as they might be overcrowded )
- Nearby Malls: UB City, Garuda Mall, Bangalore Central, Sigma Mall
- Street Shopping: Commercial Street, Shivaji Market, Chickpet Market, MG Road
- Devour a hearty south Indian meal at the oldest MTR restaurant near Lal Bagh.
- Order a drink and watch the sun setting on the 13th Floor, Barton Center.
- Take a metro ride
- Watch a play at Rangasthala,
- Or just get gloriously lost in the IT city’s most happening lanes 😉
About Oyo Rooms:
Oyo – ( On Your Own ) Rooms, the brainchild of Riteesh Agarwal, is India’s largest network of branded hotels and currently it operates out of 16 Indian cities. Oyo provides its customers with comfortable and standard hotel experience that includes complimentary breakfast and wi-fi. The room prices start at INR 999/-. It’s a great option if you want a comfortable and standard stay or a budget hotel in the heart of the city.
Do check in at http://www.oyorooms.com/ or call 08010044466 for booking a comfortable stay in budget. The prices starting at just Rs.999/- for the non-AC rooms and 1299/- for AC rooms. The price of the room varies with the property.