>> Sunday, September 18, 2016
Malaysia had 2 consecutive long weekends, so I was kept occupied with activities that I didn't have time nor the mood to complete my blog post. Furthermore, there's just too many photos to choose from to share with all of you! :D
It's almost the end of the week now & soon to be the start of a new week. Can't wait for holidays (again) :P Anyway, as promised in my last blog post, I'll be sharing on my stay at the Marriott Hotel in Whitefield, Bangalore. I was there for a week of work, so all of us spent minimal time at the hotel, mostly for breakfast & sleep time only. But I was really blessed to meet some really friendly staff at the hotel, who made my 1-week stay a truly memorable one. I can say that it's the best hotel experience I've ever had with Marriott from the few business travels that I've experienced! :D
What's to complain when I had a room with pool view as requested in my reservation (under the 'special requests' section)? It was just lovely to wake up to a mix of nature & city in the highly industrial & concrete jungle of Bangalore, where IT offices are aplenty.
I had the room with a single King-size bed, all to myself, for the entire week. The bed felt a 'lil too big for one & I wished that my other half was there for the week too. He would have loved & enjoyed the hotel stay as it was no doubt 5-star or more!
The bathroom was just fantastic! I loved the bathtub although I didn't get to utilize it to the max as I didn't have the luxury of time to spend more time in the shower each day. Almost everyday, we get off work late & by the time we're done with dinner, all I wanted to do was to sleep. Yup, it's nice to just soak in the bathtub & chill after a long day at work, but sleep time felt a 'lil too precious to sacrifice :P
At the Marriott Hotel Whitefield Bangalore, M Cafe, their main coffee house, serves what I feel as one of the best hotel meals...no kidding. The chefs were also very open to try out new recipes & dishes, & invited us to share recipes of what we crave that they will then cook according to our wants. Fuh!
Being an avid Indian-food lover, I just HAD to try every other familiar Indian food that I can find in Malaysia & taste the difference of that same dish in India itself. My 1st order was no other than the thosai or what they call as 'dosa' in Bangalore. I ordered the thin/paper thosai that was served with a side of dhal & 3 different types of chutneys. The thosai/dosa was THUMBS UP, #1! Crispy, well-balanced in flavor (slightly sourish, slightly salty) & the chutneys were so delicious that I could eat 'em on their own!
There was also one of the nights where the hotel had 'street-food stalls' as part of the dinner buffet! *yay* We didn't dare try the actual street food on the way to office/town as hygiene is a huge issue in India, so having to try the various street food at the hotel was a true delight!
Two of our favorites were the Pani Puri & Chaat.