Every road trip is exciting especially when there are kids in tow, but this particular road trip turned out a little different thanks to our stay in Radisson Blu, Coimbatore.
Coimbatore has always been a flash trip as we only stop over in this city on the way to Kerala for a lunch or a snack. Though I have lived in Chennai for 23 years, I realize now that I have never visited this city till I moved to Bangalore. Hence this trip we decided to halt at Coimbatore and spend an entire day in this city.
Coimbatore also known earlier as Kovai is the second largest city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and known as the Textile and Engineering City of Tamil Nadu. This city known for its industrial set ups and textile mills is emerging to be the distribution hub of Tamil Nadu. Though traditional in its roots, this city is diverse and cosmopolitan. The bustling city of Coimbatore has many attractions such as the Nilgiris Mountains, Marudamalai Temple, Thirumoorthy Hills, and waterfalls like Kovai Kutralam, Vaideki, and Isha Yoga by Sadhguru.
This time our choice of stay was Radisson Blu as it was the newest hotel in the city and I was keen to try them for a change. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group owns the brand Radisson Blu and has partnered with GBJ Hotels Pvt. Ltd to expand hotels in South Indian states.
The hotel is at an excellent location on Avinashi Road being in the heart of the city. Being located about seven kilometres from Coimbatore International Airport (CJB) is a welcome respite for business travellers with easy access to the business centres such as Tidel Park and KGISL Tech Park, international convention centre – Codissia as well as industrial areas. For land travellers, the Railway Station is also easily accessible located four kilometers away. We did not have to search for the hotel thanks to GPS and reached here around 12.00 pm.
Though having a side entrance and not a direct one to the front of their hotel it is still quite impressive and eye catching. Designed to welcome business and savvy travelers the ambience is quite breath taking with high ceiling lobby, contemporary designs and elegant interiors.
Since I had made a booking in advance, we breezed in through the check in services and was escorted to our room. We had opted for the Standard Room which was located on higher floors with elegant pathways leading upto the rooms.
The Standard Room is quite spacious with wooden floors and large windows providing a great view of the city. The room was equipped with basic amenities such as LED satellite TV, WiFi and a mini bar. I had informed the reservations desk that I needed a Queen bed and they were well informed that I could easily accommodate 2 small kids on their very large Queen bed. Of course, they would provide extra bedding for a child under 12 years at a nominal charge.
Since we had just come in from a long 6 hour drive from Bangalore, the kids decided to jump for a leisure bath in their spacious bathroom which had a large welcoming bath tub in addition to their shower cubicle. The glass partion between the bedroom and bathroom adds a elegant touch to the entire room.
Other amenities were room service, DVD player (on request), electronic safe and complimentary bottled water, use of their swimming pool and fitness centre.The hotel has a total of 135 rooms including Business Class rooms, Junior Suite and Presidential Suite with amenities and facilities that include a Business Class Lounge, Business center, Swimming pool, Spa and Fitness center.
Additional features provided by this hotel are their accessibility features such as Wheelchair-accessible lobby, public entrance, public restrooms and restaurants which is a welcome addition and in my opinion a necessity.
After relaxing for a while in our room, we headed down to ground floor to have lunch at their all day dining restaurant aptly named SEASONS. This restaurant is open from 11.00 am to 11.30 pm on all days.
The restaurant is quite large with glass walls overlooking the lawn and the outside of their hotel. Since we walked in around 3.00 pm for a bite we did decided to go for their Ala carte though they do have Buffet during the lunch hours. The restaurant offers a spread of different cuisines giving the diners from a great experience.
We also had elaborate breakfast at this restaurant which was an interesting spread from continental to indian including healthy options for fitness conscious people like me.
Other dining options is The Great Kebab Factory which claims to be Coimbatore’s first Indian concept restaurant serving a wide variety of kebabs from all across India. The tea time and dessert options are provided by The Cake Shop & Tea Lounge on the ground floor which is open from 11.00 am – 8.00 pm. Patrons can also unwind or enjoy a nightcap at their Lounge Bar.
In the evening hours, the kids wanted to use the pool and it was nice to see a kiddy pool along with the infinity swimming pool. One thing I noticed was there is no constraint for space in this hotel and even the pool area had adequate area for those wanting to relax or get a nice tan by the pool.
We also used their spa services with my hubby deciding to go in for a relaxing massage to unwind after the long and tiring drive here. Their spa menu is quite impressive offering various services including beauty services.
I was lucky not to miss my daily workout routine thanks to a well equipped in house gym and a very affable trainer.
This stylish and modern hotel also has an 5 meeting rooms, a 9,400-sq. ft. banquet hall and a lawn for pre-event entertainment specially designed for social functions, meetings, modern and family travelers.
I was glad to have made a choice to stay at Radisson Blu as my family enjoyed the stay at this luxurious yet comfortable hotel.
If you’re traveling for business or leisure, step in and give this city’s newest upscale hotel Radisson Blu Coimbatore a try!
RADISSON BLU, COIMBATORE:
No. 164-165, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004
Tel: 1800 1800 333 (international)
Tel: +91 422 222 6000 (local)
Email : DelhiReservationsCentre@carlson.com