For the last two years staycations have really been our thing. When we can’t get away from the city and really need a break, they are the best way to get some R&R. If you’ve never takes a staycation before, its time to change that pronto. Because let me tell you, there is nothing better than letting some of the best hotels in the city pamper you, and making the most of a weekend.
Getting to Fairfield by Marriott
Fairfield by Marriott is Marriott’s offering for the business travellers, and they have two properties in Bangalore – Outer Ring Road and Rajajinagar. We visited the property at Outer Ring Road and since it was closer to Denver’s work it worked out perfectly for us. The advantage of these hotels being in the middle of the city is that you can just take off early on Friday and go straight to your staycation.
So I have something with hotel rooms and especially the beds. There is nothing like the comfortable, soft beds at hotel rooms to instantly make you feel relaxed and even forget that you are still in the city. The Fairfield has a standard room which is decently sized for a solo business traveler or a couple wanting to get away for a few days. In fact, I’d even say that it’s perfect when you want a long stay. The rooms are equipped with the essentials and have a vibe that is easygoing to make you instantly feel at home. We really enjoyed the amazing shower, the comfortable bed and the fact that we could just laze around, flip the channels and decide to sleep all day.
Kava, the Restaurant
Kava is an all day restaurant that takes pride in their Indian cuisine. I obviously tasted all the specials, and the kori chicken, the super green salad and the kebabs stay with me. The chef also made us a Bengaluru inspired lunch the next day, which was the best kind of comfort food, cooked with local produce that we bought at the market in the morning.
In addition to Kava, the property also hosts a poolside restaurant called BG’s which has a gorgeous view of the city and is perfect for drinks and bites in the evening. When you visit, the chilled pizza is a must try!
The Fairfield is a Marriott property, and what’s interesting is that at a lower price bracket, you get to enjoy the amenities of a well known hotel. While our stay at the hotel was really comfortable, the service needs improvement. There were a few instances where the promptness of the staff was lacking, which the hotel is already ramping up after our feedback.
Why go on a staycation?
Have you ever been to a staycation, because it’s probably the best way to enjoy the city’s finest without breaking your bank. The way I see it, you can finally visit some of your favourite properties like the Fairfield by Marriott, save on the travel expenses etc. and spend your time just soaking in the luxuries. And if you are a long stay business traveller, even better, because you get to experience a great property, and still feel like you are home away from home.
Have you ever been on a staycation before? We have more coming up, because I’m already thinking of our next one. Whats your favourite thing to do on a staycation? Leave us a comment below!
We were invited to the Fairfield by Marriott to experience and enjoy their property in Bellandur, Bangalore. You can visit their website here to make a booking.