The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Mysore, India

The Radisson Blu Plaza is just one of our favourite five-star hotels in Mysore
The Radisson Blu Plaza is just one of our favourite five-star hotels in Mysore | Courtesy of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore / Expedia
Charishma Thankappan

One of Karnataka’s largest cities, Mysore (now officially Mysuru) wows travellers with its rich culture and history, most impressively the Unesco-listed Mysore Palace. The century-old royal residence is one of South India’s most popular sights, thanks to its outlandish Indo-Saracenic architecture and opulent interiors. The Devaraja bazaar also makes for a rewarding visit, with its legions of colourful and aromatic stalls, while the Hindu temple atop the Chamundi Hills offers views across town. Bask in all this glory with a stay at a luxury hotel in Mysore, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Silent Shores Resort, Spa & Convention Centre, for a breezy country retreat


Sofa, soft chair, two tables, desk and a stool in private living space at Silent Shores Resort, Spa & Convention Centre
Courtesy of Silent Shores Resort, Spa & Convention Centre / Expedia

This leafy retreat on Mysore’s northwestern edge is an inviting haven, where breezes skim across the lake and days are filled with cycling, lounging by the pool and playing billiards. The children’s play area and the spa, offering Ayurvedic, Balinese and Swedish treatments, keep guests of all ages happy. Cross the lawn and palm grove to high-ceilinged rooms and lakeside cottages with outdoor showers, and when you get hungry, take your pick of the four restaurants and bars that include Café Bistro, which serves poolside coffee and mojitos.

2. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore, for a comfortable stay with plenty of facilities


Outdoor pool area with several loungers and green plants at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore
Courtesy of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore / Expedia
This palatial Radisson Blue property is one of the grandest hotels in Mysore, with its soaring facade crowned by Mughal-style domes, and its chandelier-lit lounge and contemporary rooms gazing out over the Chamundi Hills. Escape the Karnataka heat in rooms and suites with individual climate control, or grab a cold drink at the Myst mezzanine lounge bar. There are two restaurants to choose between: Spring, offering a global menu and poolside patio seating, and Mysouth, which serves South Indian cuisine.

3. Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden Palace & Spa, for a gaming zone for kids

Resort, Garden Hotel

Entrance to cylindrical building housing the spa at Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden Palace & Spa, lit up at night
© Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden Palace & Spa / Courtesy of Royal Orchid Hotels

An indulgent heritage hotel with land to spare, the Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden Palace & Spa overlooks Mysore. Priding themselves as being pet-friendly, the five-star has many notable features, including 24 king and queen rooms with verdant garden views. The hotel is an ideal place to holiday with children, as it has an exclusive gaming zone equipped with PlayStation 4 consoles.

4. Fortune JP Palace, for views of the Chamundi Hills

Chain Hotel, Business Hotel

Large bed, footstool, sofa, soft chair, table, desk, desk chair and lamp in a suite at Fortune JP Palace
Courtesy of Fortune JP Palace / Expedia

Fortune JP Palace brings alive the historic majesty of Mysore. Replete with opulent architecture, manicured gardens and grand interiors, the hotel provides a remarkable view of the Chamundi Hills. Amid this traditional setting, every one of its 108 dazzling, delightfully furnished rooms boasts state-of-the-art facilities. It’s also well connected to all the major tourist attractions and travel hubs, making it a convenient option for travellers.

5. Regenta Central Herald, for a central location

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Business Hotel

Open-plan lobby at Regenta Central Herald, with several sofas, soft seats and large windows
© Regenta Central Herald / Courtesy of Royal Orchid Hotels

A distinguished hotel, Mysore landmark and convenient stopping place, Regenta Central Herald is an exemplar of comfort and grace. An oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city, the hotel features 70 well-equipped, spacious rooms, and guests are assured of an enthralling experience in the lap of contemporary luxury. Banquet halls and the fine dining restaurant Pinxx are among the highlights.

6. Hotel Southern Star Mysuru, for sightseeing

Suite Hotel, Business Hotel

Double bed with footstool in a room with two cushioned chairs on a wooden floor with a rug at Hotel Southern Star Mysuru
Courtesy of Hotel Southern Star Mysuru/ Expedia

A happy marriage of tranquility and style, Hotel Southern Star offers guests excellent service, ensuring a stress-free stay. Ideal for sightseers, given its location in the city centre, the hotel occupies a verdant 1.6ha (4 acres), complete with well-tended gardens. Besides 107 well-equipped, capacious rooms, there are two clubs, two non-smoking floors, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a cocktail lounge, poolside dining and a pastry shop.

7. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, for proximity to the airport

Business Hotel, Spa Hotel

Double bed in ensuite room with chaise longue sofa and small table at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Courtesy of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Mysore / Expedia

A good place to unwind while staying in Mysore, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is a contemporary hotel located close to the city’s places of interest. The property is easily accessible, given its proximity to both the airport and the main highway. The spa and gym facilities are a boon to those who wish to keep fit while on holiday, as well as those looking to rejuvenate their mind and body.

8. Royal Orchid Metropole, for award-winning dining

Business Hotel, Chain Hotel

White-painted exterior of Royal Orchid Metropole, lit up inside its arched windows at night
© Royal Orchid Metropole / Courtesy of Royal Orchid Hotels

This posh hotel oozes old-world charm. Its architecture – extravagant arches, fancy pillars and imposing corridors – whispers of Mysore’s celebrated past. The lavish property offers 30 rooms with attached balconies that gaze over cultivated lawns and multiple pools. It also prides itself on its award-winning restaurants, pool decks, gaming zone and fitness centre.

9. Grand Mercure Mysuru, for numerous on-site amenities

Suite Hotel, Business Hotel

Exterior of Royal Orchid Metropole, its several storeys lit up at night
© Grand Mercure Mysore / Courtesy of Accor Hotels

Offering 146 splendid rooms and suites, an all-day restaurant, rooftop swimming pool, gym, in-house bar, spa and kids play area, the Grand Mercure makes for a grand place to stay during your visit to Mysore. Impeccable service and warm hospitality are the hallmarks of this impressive hotel, where the rooftop restaurant, By the Blue, offers some of the best views of the city.

Culture Trip Travel Team contributed additional reporting to this article.

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