Manipal has always had its fair share of places to stay but the luxury aspect was only tapped by Fortune Inn. This was soon to change when Country Inn & Suites by Carlson had entered Manipal thus redefining the luxury lifestyle 4 star accommodations.
Country Inn & Suites is part of the famous Carlsons Group, for those of you who don’t know the Carlson group, they have famous brands under them Like Park Inn, Park Plaza and even Radisson to name a few.
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Knowing this you can be rest assured of world class quality and service here. This is what we had to put to the test here at Country Inn apart from the food.
Country Inn boasts of everything a luxury stay will demand right from a modern rooms, plush interiors, gym, swimming pool and even a spa. Here’s what we had to say about the property.
Rooms & Suites :
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We had taken a Executive Suite room, complete with a seating area, king size bed and even a reclining massage chair to use after your tiring day at work. Also the rooms are spanking clean. You are taken care of very well right from the check in to check out. Rooms range from 3,500 Rs. for a double room up to 8,000 Rs. for a suite room. Do reconfirm the rates online or at the hotel before booking as the rates are always dynamic due to varying demand. The room service is top notch. They picked up within just 3 rings even at 1:00 AM in the morning.
Rooftop Lounge :
If by luck you are a party freak and happen to check in on a Saturday then head to the 6th floor and you will be in for a total surprise. Perhaps Manipal’s best parties happen here. Complete with a DJ, Bar serving the best of cocktails and drinks and top it off with the perfect cosmopolitan crowd, this place is a class apart. For those of you who stay in the rooms, entry is free. Else its just 300 Rs. for a couple.
R3- The Spa :
Tired after a long week of work? Don’t worry as the R3 spa features an assortment of treatments and massages to rejuvenate you and the soul. Starting from foot to head even and full body Balinese massage, you have it all at R3.
Pool & Gym:
You might be expecting just an ordinary pool, but no. Say hello to Manipal’s first infinity and temperature controlled pool! Yes you read that right. A dip here is surely a one of a kind experience with amazing panoramic views of the city, the pool is just 4 feet deep so it’s safe for all. They also have a gym which has a good range of equipment for a basic work out.
Mosaic – The Restaurant :
Located at the ground floor, Mosaic is the global cuisine restaurant that boasts of exciting buffets and A La Carte too. Over the span of two days, we tried everything. But came to a conclusion that the buffets were truly a winner as compared to the A La Carte.
For breakfast they have a host of dishes including Indian and Continental too, a live Dosa and omelet counter too. For Lunch/Dinner Buffet they have a vast variety ranging from Chinese, South Indian and even North Indian. These desserts too are wonderful. For 600 Rs. it’s a dream come true. The breakfast buffet is just 274 Rs.
In case you fancy the A la carte, you must try the Sheekh Kabab Chilli and the Grilled Chicken Breast with assorted veggies. But do keep in mind that it will take time to be served as it is all prepared from scratch.
Before we knew it our stay came to end. We had the time of our lives and are definitely looking forward to come back to Country Inn and Suites by Carlson. We whole heartedly recommend this place for business as well as leisure.
Stay Hungry! Stay Happy!
Breakfast Buffet : Rs. 274/- +Taxes
Lunch / Dinner Buffet : Rs. 600/- + Taxes
Roof Top Lounge : Free for In-House Guest (or ) Rs. 300/- ( For Couple Entry )
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