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“Great location, currently under renovation visit after a few months” 4 of 5 stars
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Bhatkal Taluk, Murudeshwara 581350, India   |  
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“Great location, currently under renovation visit after a few months”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a repeat visit to this place.

Last time I was here everything was ship shape, this time around, had the appearance of having weathered a severe storm!
I have to concede that at the checkin itself we were informed that there was renovation on going, and may be because of that there was a 50% discount on tariff.

The location itself is great and most of the rooms have sea view. The hotel is centrally air conditioned, so is inconvenient if you want to get the sea breeze in (I mean whats the need for A/C at the peak of monsoon!)

There was some disturbance in the afternoon due to the renovation, however, nights were peaceful.

The rooms themselves, though looking old with tiered fixtures is functional, and the sea view is excellent. And the hotel is a walking distance from the Murudeshwara temple.

The veg restaurant at this place offers far better food when compared to other eateries in the town. Room service takes a while to turn up though.

The staff are courteous and helpful.

The condition of the beach is another story though - stinking in parts with garbage heaps. In short needs a lot of improvement, especially considering the crowd that it attracts. Wonder why the authorities do not see this as an issue.

In Murudeshwar and surrounding locations, this is still the best place to be.

Room Tip: Ask for sea facing ones, higher the floor, the better the view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The views from our room on the fifth floor were absolutely stunning. I would have to give the view five stars.
The hotel is on cliff, with beaches and the Arabian Sea Indian wrapped around it. It really cant get prettier.

However, the hotel management need to pull up its socks and do something to make the hotel live up to the view. The fittings, the bathroom, the box TV.. Everything is old and tired.

The breakfast provided is just average, as is the room service menu.

I do hope that the management will take heed and do something about the hotel

Room Tip: The vew from the hotel is gorgeous, but the higher you go, the more amazing the view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

RNS Residency is located in a location which would make your stay memorable. Sea view rooms are amazing and presents wonderful view from balcony. If you get a chance, ask for corner rooms. These rooms have two sided balcony where one can see beauty of Arabian Sea.

Food & Room Service are good. This hotel has a clean swimming pool. If you plan to stay during monsoon season, they offer decent discounts.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

After searching for accommodation in Murudeshwar and nearby, I realized and felt that RNS Residency is the best option. This location of this hotel is right on the sea shore. And also it is very close to the temple. The service was also good.

There are few other hotels of RNS group in Murdeshwar, but I feel this one is the best.

I went in August 2013, and it was a non-peak season, they gave us some discount as well.

I would recommend this to travelers visiting Murdeshwar.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms with a sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

i suddenly happen to visit RNS residency as my stay was extended for a day ,decided to take a room at rns residency sea view,till then i was a little skeptical about the choice, as the other choice given was( RNS GOLF CLUB),but the movement we entered the room ...all the apprehension were laid back,it was really a refreshing stay,the service was excellent too,the sea seemed to be on par with us at the midnight,and felt as if like we lived into the sea and not on land..Mr Suresh at the front office was helpful had some small issues with the restaurant on day two.the service was very poor and the server was not at all a approachable man.i am sure to visit this place again.

Room Tip: Makes no sense if the sea facing rooms are not taken.Sea facing room a must.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Before I mention about the Good, bad and better things about the place and the Hotel , would like to emphasize the fact that this is not a Beach Resort or a Beach Holiday destination but God's Abode next to the Sea.

Please keep that in mind.

If you want to travel to Murudeshwar keeping Goa in mind, then go elsewhere.

ok, Synopsis. This is a Temple town with great views and 100% Vegetarian food thrown in as well.

The Main Attractions here are 1) The Temple and 2) the Statue of Lord Shiv atop the Hill adjacent to the Temple and a sort of a Museum which has life size statues of the Gods and Goddesses depicting the chain of events to the Significance of the Temple built and the Importance of the Temple. That is a short uphill walk atop the Hill.

On the Hotel side, there are 3 types : RNS Guesthouse (This has non AC and AC rooms), RNS Beach Resort and RNS Residency.

RNS Residency is the best of the lot. A Tip : try booking your room above the 3rd Floor so you can get a superb view of the ocean.
Again, as this is not your typical beach resort, there is practically no Room Service. Which means you basically have 2 options. Head to the Canteen for vegeterian food, which is what it is called for snacks or for Lunch and Dinner. the canteen has an awesome view of the shore.

For Non Veg food you can head to Naveen Beach resort which is a 5 min walk from the Hotel.

Rooms, food , both are fairly reasonable. Rooms are in the 1700-2500 rs range.

Water Sports mainly Speed boats and the Longer boats are available for a short 15-20 minute trip on the ocean and back. However you also have the option to hire a boat and the person would take you almost 5-6 kms inside the ocean where you can spot dolphins (which we did) and then take a dip with your life jackets on if you would like to. That is a must do activity and it will cost you 1/4 of what you could end up paying in other popular destinations.

The other option is to go scuba Diving to Netrani Island which will cost you 5000 rs per person and you can get all the permissions etc in RNS itslef. it's a 3-4 hour affair and to and fro sailing time is approximately 1 1/2 hours with a 30-40 min actual diving time.

You will be trained by the team while you are sailing and then underwater photos taken will e posted in facebook by this team.

Check out www.dreamzdiving.com.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Neat and clean hotel. Restrooms are good. Overall very nice to stay here. Very near to temple. The best time to visit temple is monsoon season. Took 10 minutes for darshanam. One day is enough for Murdeshwar. Nothing is in Bhatkal. If anyone have one extra day, visit Udipi temple and Mandpa Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Bhatkal Taluk, Murudeshwara 581350, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Murudeshwara
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murudeshwara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 86
Also Known As:
Rns Residency Hotel Murudeshwar

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