With heavy rains hitting Bengaluru, there has been a rapid increase in demand for hotel rooms and an increase in rates. Many families in the flood-hit town have moved into hotels due to the deluge and overcrowding in the computer center. Many apartments in LB Shastri Nagar, next to the Old Airport Road, are cut off from water and electricity, prompting people to book hotel rooms for their accommodation.
Hotel rates have skyrocketed and rooms now cost between Rs 30,000-40,000 per night on average, double the normal range of Rs 10,000-20,000 at properties.
Most hotels in flood-ravaged areas in Whitefield, Outer Ring Road, Old Airport Road and Koramangala are fully booked through Friday. The current rate for a room at Leela Palace, located at Old Airport Road, starts from Rs 18,113. On the other hand, one has to pay Rs 14,750 (excluding tax) to book a deluxe room at Taj Bangalore.
However, OYO room rates in Bangalore are affordable at just over Rs 1,200, making it an easily accessible stay option for those severely affected by the floods. Last time we checked, the current OYO room rate at White Field is over Rs 1,300 and at Koromangala a single room is available for over Rs 1,000 per night.
“The average OYO fare in Bangalore currently stands at just over Rs 1,000, making OYO an affordable and easily accessible stay option for those affected by the floods in the city. Our option” Nearby Stays” and “Pay at Hotel” are making it easier to book an easy OYO for rain-soaked Bangalorians looking for hotels. We hope to support as many Bangalorians with quality stays during this difficult time for the city. “, an OYO spokesperson told PTI.
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Most hotels have sold out single and double rooms for the next two days.
At the Radisson Blu Atria, the current rate is around Rs 11,100 plus tax per night for a double occupancy room, compared to Rs 8,000. For a single room, the current rate is Rs 10,500 plus tax, compared to 7,500 Rs before, PTI said in a report.
At the Country Inn & Suites, for walk-in guests, a single room is available for Rs 5,500 plus tax, while a double room is charged Rs 6,500 plus tax per night.
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Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains for the city over the next five days. A red alert has been issued and people have been told to take the necessary precautions and those living on the ground floor have been told to move to safer places.
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