Clients often ask us for recommendations on venue options to host their annual team retreats and team building off-sites. Based on our experience of conducting team building programs for many of our clients, below are our recommendations of the ten best hotels/resorts in and around Bangalore (in no particular order). This doesn’t include drivable getaways from Bangalore like Mysore, Coorg, etc.
- Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort
Possibly our favorite for a senior leadership program, this picturesque property is a hot favourite of many clients to host their management meets.Source: angsana
One of our favorite team building activities at Angsana is the Cooking Challenge in an outdoor setting! The banquet facilities are good and ideal for small to mid-sized groups of up to 60 people. If you get time during your retreat, their spa is definitely worth a visit.
- Golden Palms Hotel and Spa
Situated in a quaint location in Tumkur Road, Golden Palms is one place we blindly recommend to clients who are looking at a good venue to host their team off-site.Source: goldenpalmshotel
One thing that strikes us about the resort is size; everything is king-sized! They have one of the largest spas in India and possible the largest swimming pool in the country! There are multiple conference venues available, making it suitable for a large group conference (up to 150 people) with good breakout location options. If you are looking for an engaging team building activity, the Juggernaut Challenge on the lawn is an excellent option.
- Goldfinch Retreat
Located at a convenient 7km from the Airport (which is a big thing, if you haven’t travelled to Bangalore often!), The Goldfinch Retreat is another of our team’s favourites in Bangalore.Source: goldfinchhotels
The conference facilities are good, and can easily host a medium sized group of up to 100 participants quite comfortably. The 36-acre sprawling landscapes in the property make Geocaching Challenge one of our favourite team building activities at the resort.
- Olde Bangalore
Arguably one of the quaintest resorts in Bangalore, Olde Bangalore evokes nostalgia about all that Bangalore is known for!Source: oldebangalore
In the resort’s own words “Coming to Olde Bangalore (pronounced as “Old Bangalore”) is like taking a slow and lazy trip back in time – hard to imagine something like this in the middle of a city gone wild! Waking up to bird-song and retiring to the sound of silence are luxuries now available only miles away from habitation, unless you are at Olde Bangalore.” The banquet facilities are small but excellent for a small group. Conducting The Pixel Challenge on the beautiful lawn is one of our favorite team building activities at Olde!
- Clarks Exotica Resort
Possibly the largest hotel property in Bangalore (the grounds stretch over 70 acres!), Clarks Exotica Resort has never disappointed in the numerous programs that we have done at the venue.Source: clarksexotica
The conferencing facilities are also excellent, with multiple indoor and outdoor options for medium and large groups. There are also a lot of entertainment options including water slides and indoor/outdoor activities at the hotel. So if you are planning a daylong team outing in Bangalore, this is arguably the best option! The vast expanse of the property and the big lawns, make the Corporate Olympics one of our favourite team activities at Clarks Exotica!
- Our Native Village
Beautifully set in the lap of nature, Our Native Village combines rustic beauty with a modern outlook.
The number of experiences on offer for guests here is just awesome! Everything about the resort is eco-friendly – from the experiences to the menu! The conference facilities are good for a small sized group. The rustic environs make us partial to our music offerings at this venue!
- Prakruthi Windflower
Situated a couple of hours drive away from Bangalore, this beautify property is nestled in 78 acres of greenery and provides an ideal option for groups which have tried out many of the usual options in Bangalore.Source: thewindflower
The high ropes course at Prakruthi makes the Survival Challenge an exciting and adrenaline pumping outdoor team building activity. Conference hall facilities are also available for corporate groups.
- Guhantara Resort
With its unique cave-like décor, the Guhantara Resort is a good option especially if you are considering a day outing for your team.Source: guhantara
The resort also has a fairly well maintained adventure course with Paintball, ATV, and Zorbing options available.
- Eagleton Resort
Part of the Eagleton Golfing facility, this beautiful property makes the list with its luxurious greenery and excellent service.Source: eagletonindia
The conference facilities are excellent and make this a good option for large groups of up to 200 people. And of course if you have the time, do catch a round of golf at their 18-hole golf course!
- Royal Orchid Resort
Situated near Yelahanka (close to the airport), Royal Orchid Resort is a good option for team off-sites, particularly where participants are flying in from locations across the country.Source: royalorchidhotels
The well-equipped banquet facilities make it a good choice for a medium-large group of up to 100 people. If you are hosting a large group and taking up most of the rooms at the resort, Build a Boat Challenge could be a fun and engaging outdoor activity to organize in the resort swimming pool!
You might be wondering why you haven’t seen any of the large luxury hotels in our list. In Bangalore, most of them are bang in the middle of the city with very little of a resort feel, so we have consciously kept those out of the list. Feel free to comment and let us know if you know of any other gems we should add to this list for our future updates!