Here’s what to expect from the new Ibis in Hebbal, Bangalore
Accor and InterGlobe Hotels inaugurated India’s 21st Ibis hotel opposite Manyata TechPark last month. Located approximately 30 minutes from the city center, the property is strategically placed near Kempegowda International Airport and some popular tourist attractions such as Tipu Sultan’s Palace.
To look closer
We were greeted with a garland of sandalwood and a cool, tender coconut at the hotel entrance. Sitting near the mini-library, we noticed the life-size Channapatna dolls placed next to the brightly lit reception area.
After a quick check in, we headed out to tour the property. Spread over 193 acres, the hotel has 154 standard rooms. We started by exploring the ground floor, which houses a music station and a cozy corner for book lovers that doubles as a workstation. The hotel also has fully equipped meeting rooms and convertible meeting rooms.
Designed for travelers who prioritize both work and play, the property also features a 24-hour fitness center on the top floor that offers picturesque views of the concrete landscape of Bengaluru.
Voice for locals
Walking through the hallways, we noticed various artworks themed around local elements such as the Mysuru Dasara festival, Hase Chittara (a folk art form of intricate murals created by tribal women), and Bidri (metal craft illustrating Bidriware techniques from Bidar, Karnataka) .
For the last leg of the tour, we returned to the ground floor and headed to Spice It, the hotel’s only restaurant. The signature multi-cuisine restaurant features an interactive fireless kitchen and a six-seater bar that provides 24/7 service and promises South Indian delicacies.
After the visit we were excused to enjoy the rest of our stay as we wished. Before heading to our room, we savored a few dishes from their elaborate buffet. Kosambri (moong dal salad), several kinds of halwa including black rice, wheat and kiwi, erissery (pumpkin and coconut curry), pineapple pradhaman (payasam) , banana wafers, tomato rasam and more were on offer.
Our room was on the eighth floor. It was compact, small and bright. In addition to a full-length mirror, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and a closet with a mini tea and coffee station, the bedroom has a large window overlooking the city and a chaise longue to enjoy the view.
We especially loved the original Mysore Palace mural that served as a backdrop to our comfortable queen-size bed. Despite its proximity to the flyover and the freeway, there was, thanks to the soundproof glass, no noise to keep us awake from the slow-moving traffic below. We fell asleep scrolling through the latest Instagram reels.
Later that evening we got dressed up and headed to the hotel launch party. Our second day at the Ibis started at Spice It, where we were treated to a brunch offering paneer rolls, tomato
dhaniya shorba, Lucknowi murgh biryani, dum aloo, baked kulcha, Kerala parotta, sandesh, motichoor
ladoo, chocolate pastry and rasgulla. This buffet was definitely the highlight of our stay.
After brunch, we took a quick look at emails, followed by a siesta. We then returned to town feeling rejuvenated and well rested. Equipped with new age amenities, the new Ibis is a modern hotel with traditional elements built to suit those looking for an affordable place to stay close to the city and the airport.
Rooms start at ₹6,499++. At Manyata Tech Park Road