This was my second trip to Bijapur. I had stayed at the Madhuvan International five years ago but they seem to have cranked up their rates a few notches. I just landed up at the Government run Mayura Adil Shahi with no booking and no expectations.
I took the only Non A/C room they had, which was also the cheapest room there. It was a massive room with an LCD TV (that works), a HUGE bathroom which was almost the size of the room itself and a balcony overlooking a garden. The room was clean and quite peaceful. The staff were very helpful. I sprained my ankle when I was in Bijapur and they made sure I got immediate medical help by taking me to a good doctor and providing first aid.
I can't believe I am the first person to do a review of the place because it certainly deserves better. There is a mosquito problem in the balcony but I never found mosquitoes in the room. There's hot shower whenever one needs it. I had to ask them to replace the sheets after a couple of days but they did it very happily.
The hotel is very well located, at walking distance to all the ruins in the center of the city. I even walked to Upli Burj, Gol Gombaz and Ibrahim Rouza. I didn't like the restaurant so much but the rooms here are amazing value, especially in these inflation-ridden days in India.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Adil Shahi dynasty ruling from Bijapur has made many contributions to the historically rich Deccan region. Among the many awe-inspiring monuments left behind by them, the Gol Gumbaz arguably ranks first. Dominating the landscape, it looms large over the mosques, palaces, watch-towers and fortifications that give Bijapur its unique character. Karnataka Hotels Bijapur is located a short distance from the Gol Gumbaz and provides an excellent view of the monument. The small, cozy hotel has 4 double bed rooms and a restaurant to cater to its guests. ... more less