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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The 13th Floor cocktail lounge (Tel 91 80 41783333), as the name suggests, lets its magnificent view set the tone for a night of partying.
Eat masala dosa
Do visit Vidyarthi Bhavan in Gandhi Bazaar in Basavangudi for what might be the best masala dosas in the country. Be prepared to wait... it's worth it.
Tips for Travellers
When ordering coffee at a restaurant, especially in south Indian fast-food restaurants, ask specifically for filter coffee - it is made by mixing milk with a concentrated decoction of roasted coffee powder and water. The instant-powder coffee which you get in most places is a sorry sight (and taste) for any coffee lover, being horribly milky and sweet. But filter coffee is excellent. You may even want to buy some when you leave.