A couple of retirees from the United Kingdom decide to save some money and move to India to stay at the handsomely-advertised Marigold Hotel. But, upon arrival, they learn that the hotel is not nearly as great as the official website claimed. Still, they choose to stay for at least a couple of days before going back. True, the service is kinda awful and the rooms are not even close to the word "luxurious", but the engaging manager charms his way into their hearts and soon they all become best friends. Fun, drama and heart-warming stories come together to turn The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel into an enjoyable movie for all ages, races, and creeds.