Jewel Rock Hotel is very close to the railway station, about 2 kms away. The auto charge is Rs.25. Its located very close to the main shopping districts - Gopi circle, Gandhi market and Nehru Road. There are some good eateries at Gopi Circle - Nandini, Kamat etc. I had a plesant stay at Jewel Rock. The rooms were spacious and well maintained. Service was prompt. The front desk could do with a lesson on customer service though.
The room service was prompt. The room rates were very reasonable. The room itself was quiet and I had a good nights rest. The hotel has a reasonably large property and so is away from the hustle and bustle of the road - unlike other hotels and lodges.
Worst Experience: The house keeping gave you the impression that they were doing you a favour. The biggest shock that I got was on Day 1 - a VIP decided to check into the hotel and everything went haywire. First they stoped room service. When I went down to the resturant, I was told that only south indian meals thali and rava idli was available. Everything else would take 30 mins or more. After 10 mins I was informed that nothing except meals and rava idli was available in the kitchen. This is the largest hotel in Shimoga and I was not expecting this kind of an attitude. The VIP checked out the next day, but the lack of food continued. This must be the only hotel in south india which does not have Dosa available for breakfast! And on Day 2, the humble Idli was also not available for breakfast. I've lived in the south for more than 30 years and Its difficult for me to imagine a breakfast minus idlis!!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Jewel Rock Shimoga, Karnataka