A cheaper option is Hotel Nandhini (from Rs 2100) on St Mark's Road.
I145 (from Rs 4250) is well located for the stadium, economical and stylish.
Museum Inn (from Rs 3000), with comfortable rooms and earnest service, is very close to the stadium.
Round the corner from the Oberoi is The Park (from Rs 8600), a boutique hotel with cosy rooms and excellent service.
Woodlands Hotel (from Rs 1600) on Richmond Circle is another well-connected option.
Hotel Empire (from Rs 1530) on Infantry Road has all the basic facilities and the bonus of an excellent location.
A short walk from the stadium, the Chancery (from Rs 5000 for early birds) is a well-equipped hotel that's complete value for money.
The newest five-star hotel in town is the ITC Gardenia (from Rs 13,000), an architectural marvel with superb restaurants.
Right down the road from the stadium is The Oberoi Bangalore (from Rs 10,000), a five-star hotel with all the trappings and 2.8acres of gardens.
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I-bar at the Park Hotel hosts theme nights that are very popular with the city's happening set.
Do not miss breakfast at Brahmin's Cafe near Gandhi Bazaar in Basavangudi. It's Bangalore's best breakfast. They serve idlis, vadas, kesari and khara bhath. Don't miss the unlimited amazingly tasty chutney!
Tips for Travellers
The city is far from the airport but before heading to the pre-paid taxi counter, check out the bus routes. There are volunteers and bus conductors standing in front of the bus station, directing passengers into the correct buses. Find out if one goes close to your destination. It's a cheaper and greener way to travel.