Testimonials: Villa Pottipati - Bangalore

“Surrounded by mango, jackfruit, avocado, jacaranda, and gulmohar trees, heady shivalinga blossoms at the entrance, this is the most authentic and reasonably priced heritage experience you can have in the heart of this city of steel, glass and concrete. Time has stood still in this stately villa of red cement floors, teakwood beams, and high ceilings, furnished with teak and rosewood antique furniture and beautiful artifacts.” 

- Frommer’s Guide

“Rising gracefully above the neighbouring buildings, Villa Pottipati is like a ship anchored deep in the sea amidst bobbing fishing boats. A garden restaurant with sunny-yellow umbrellas and round tables resting on stone-filled ground could easily have you slip into beach wear and jump into the pool, evoking images of the Mediterranean.” 
- Ayesha Matthan
The Hindu
 
“Beautiful trees, please never allow anybody to cut them. Wonderful house, please do not allow anybody to build glass-high-sky-scrapers instead .    Kind and professional staff, I like the “No tips to individuals policy”.              What a lovely, tasteful little island in the chaos of the city.
The best holiday I have ever had in the whole wide world. We will be back for sure.”
- Emily and Martin Williams
London, UK
 
“We have loved every aspect of our stay in this hotel especially the service. Impeccable and exceedingly polite and friendly. The house itself is very charming and authentic and transports us to another place and time. It has definitely been our favorite hotel throughout travels in India. With fondness and affection.”

- Marisabel Schumacher
New York, USA
 
“The wonderful staff offer nothing less than the utmost helpfulness & desire to make every guests stay a truly memorable experience! Recommended by local friends, I too have come to understand and experience this “Oasis within Malleshwaram”. I will be honored to recommend the Villa Pottipati to everyone I know, and will certainly make this my first choice when visiting Bangalore. THANK YOU.” 
- Chef Levesque
 Washington, USA
 
“This is the third time we have enjoyed the unique Neemrana experience. We previously stayed in the Hill Fort and & The Bungalow on the Beach. And enjoyed everything about them. The Villa Pottipati is the one thing we will remember with total pleasure in Bangalore.. We would like to thank all the staff were for receiving us to graciously earlier than we were expected, and making our stay here so comfortable. ‘Neemrana – The real Indian Experience’.”

- Jacqueline Diffey
Staffordshire, UK
 
“This is like a home away from home. It is like family and I come every year for the last four years and the service and helpfulness improves with each visit – will see all the staff next year…” 
- Nalini Gauri
Switzerland
 
“Again we had a very nice stay here, this was the 3rd time we stayed here and we will come back. Good service, nice people, very good hotel. See you all again next year. Thanks.” 
- Monique Ten Hagen
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
 
“As a regular customer of Villa PottiPati, let me congratulate the team for the very good service. A special remark should be made on the excellent food served by the cook, here I feel almost at home.”
- Ghislain de la Sayette
France
 
“Thank you so much for a lovely four days. The staff has been so friendly and courteous the entire time, and was very accommodating and understanding during my sickness. Will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who comes to Bangalore.”
- Sandhya Gupta
India 
 
“The whole (French) family of 5, including our daughter in a wheel chair, has enjoyed very much our stay in the very typical “Non Hotel” Pottipati Villa. The great gentle service and the beautiful villa and surroundings will remain a great memory.” 
- Daniel Chastenet
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France

“We have been coming to Pottipati house since the past few decades. It is a wonderful experience to see how the atmosphere of this house has been maintained.” 
- Vani Reddy
Bengaluru, India
 
“A 5 days stay made the Villa seem like home. Wonderful setting among the trees, we enjoyed our pillared balcony for early morning bird watching; a separate dressing room allowed us the luxury to expand. The garden dining in dappled sunlight was enhanced by the excellent manager of a well maintained property that will be a pleasure to recommend... Thank you.”  
- Susan & John Stoffolano
Massachusetts, USA
 
“We enjoyed our stay very much in this home away from home – Neemrana style. Totally superb historical setting and totally lived-in. The garden is thoroughly relaxing with the shade and gentle breeze. Many compliments to the staff – very courteous and very attentive.” 
- Sophie Thanapura
Bangkok, Thailand
 
“What an amazing way to preserve the country’s heritage! Living here almost took me back in time. The most amazing part of the experience was the authentic ambience still maintained. I am going to miss my quiet serene breakfast here with the birds. I am looking forward to visit all the other Neemrana Hotels. Thank you for making my stay so pleasant. See you again.”            
- Priyanka Chheda
Mumbai, India
 
“Most beautiful place, my introduction to India! The trees and birds are so beautiful. The garden a wonderful place to have breakfast and dinner. Very attentive service and great people. Thank you very much.” 
-Susan & Cate Littlefield
                         Connecticut, USA
 
“The best hotel in India that we have seen. It is an oasis in the middle of the desert. The food, the room, the staff… everything is perfect! And what is more, they take care of the environment!! We hope it inspires other hotels. We wish you all the luck of the world!”                        
- Margarita Triguero
Barcelona, Spain
 
“An oasis in the chaos that Bangalore has become. Discreet and friendly staff – another rarity. Beautiful– from the room to the cosmetics to the leaves to the birds to the service and right down to the ants on the trees, even crows here are quaint.”
- Balwant Godara & Ivayla Daneva
 Paris, France
 
“This is one of the hidden gems in Bangalore and a real oasis for travellers in India. In keeping with Neemrana properties, it’s low key in the style but personal in the service. Look forward to coming back.”
- Prataap Patrose
Boston, USA
 
“We spent 5 nights in Villa PottiPati. 1st three nights in Kanchipuram and 2nd two nights in Rajadurga and had a very nice and refreshing stay. A home away from home in the true sense. Charming and friendly staff, good food and service all added to making our stay memorable.
Would certainly like to come again during our next visit to Bangalore. Overall pleasant and tranquil experience.”    
“Our repeat visit has been equally pleasant as the previous one. We enjoyed the Lemon Mousse and were very pleased to be given the recipe for the same. Staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you.” 
                - Ajay Zaveri
Mumbai, India  
 
“Great contrast with the super active Bangalore business city. I love to enjoy my morning coffee with squirrels and singing birds. Service has been very good for the two weeks I spent here. I will come back.”               
 - Edword Capart
France 
 
“I love this place! It’s warm, full of character and has a very welcoming ambience. I have slept amazingly well the entire week. The staff is brilliant and will do whatever to make the stay even more pleasant. I will definitely come back! All the best!!”        
- John Brophy
UK & India
 
“Clearly one of the best restaurant/hotels we have ever been to. It’s like a beautiful getaway from the city despite being bang in the middle of it. Will surely visit other Neemrana Hotels around the country. Service has been exceptional and the food delicious.”                      
- Anjalee V Bansal & Abhinaya Rao
Bengaluru, India
 
 
 “Staying at the Villa was like staying at our own home… very nice and clean, very friendly and cooperative staff, we thank you for making our stay pleasant and wish you all the best of luck.”                       
- Awadh Sultan Al Siri Family
 Dubai, UAE
 
“Thank you so much. My stay here was fantastic. The rooms were lovely so was the staff, the staff were very helpful and one even played cards with me and brothers! Thank you for an AWESOME STAY”. 
- Rachel Bard
NSW, Australia
 
“My wife and I are committed “Neemrana Hotels” customers!  We loved staying here. The hotel is very comfortable, beautifully appointed and well located for our purpose. 8th cross is truly alive.  The staff have been very helpful.”  
- The Bard family
NSW, Australia 
 
“Excellent homely atmosphere and warmth. Brings back lots of pleasant memories of old Bangalore. Also Malleshwaram setting can’t be beaten. This is true Bangalore!”
- Ravi S. Machiraju
Chennai, India
 
“Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in such beautiful surroundings with excellent hospitality. We would highly recommend staying here.”
                         
Dr. Zoe Brummell & Dr. Thomas Rampling
London, UK
 
“We have had wonderful stay here at Villa Pottipati – all the staff are friendly and fun. The accommodation is beautiful and we are heartbroken to leave but Kerala is calling us! All the best and I hope we have there opportunity to stay at one of your hotels again someday.”

- Robert Tindale & Ona Falls
 London, UK
 
“We had a wonderful stay at Villa Pottipati. The staff here were completely fabulous and gave us 6* star service. Our room was beautiful. Thank you so much for making our stay here so special.” 
 
- Cathryn Wood & Richard Bowen
 London, UK
 
“We were only here briefly, breaking our journey US-UK-Hubli! But it was wonderful to be so well received and accommodated in this charming historic Villa. Lalbagh provided a lovely calm place to recover from jetlag, and we slept sweetly during the day here.”
-Saul Winegrad 
Narberth PA, USA
 
“Had a lovely relaxing stay at this beautiful hotel. The staff is very pleasant and helpful and made it a very calm atmosphere to come back to after the busy streets of the city. I will come back and stay again and will recommend to my friends.”
 
    - Catherine Kirk
     Edinburg, UK
 
“We had a wonderful time here. Our room was lovely, the service fantastic and we enjoyed our delicious breakfast each morning. A great way to start our honeymoon.” 
 - Imtiaz & Laura
 USA
 
 
“We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel stay; the staff are very helpful and make a fun and relaxing stay. There are 7 star hotels and there are intimate boutique experiences. We prefer the latter...”
 
- Simon Shimshon Rubin
 Israel
 
 
“Best hotel and staff in 11 days of travelling through India and we know when we go home after another 9 days it will still be the best. Thank you so much for all the thoughtful detail. The wonderful food and the warmest welcome in the world.” 
- Heather & Rebecca Smith
Buckinghamshire, UK
 
“Stuart and I had the most wonderful stay at the Villa PottiPati. It is rare to find such a hospitable and comfortable hotel. All the staff have been so helpful – nothing is too much to ask and always done with a smile. We will be telling all our family and friends about it and I’m sure they will come to stay too. I hope that we will be able to return very soon. All the best.”   
- Kate Springer and Stuart Hicks 
NSW, Australia
 
“This place made us feel and imagine wonderful images and moments about how it would be growing up as a child in this innocent, charming home. Would have liked to run around like a child in this home.”
     - Pavan Jambagi
New Delhi, India
 
                                                                                                                                                                  
“This was a wonderful way to spend these few days in Bangalore, very different from the routine hotels we stay in but with all the amenities. The staff, the ambience – all very top notch. Will definitely be looking to stay in a Neemrana hotel in future elsewhere.” 
                                                                                                - Subeauya Mitra
Bengaluru, India 

“First stop to India with a very nice feeling of what will follow. We hope everything will be as charming and nice as this place and people working in this hotel.”
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- Crosnier Brigitte & Lefeuvre Philippe
Paris, France