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“Nice hotel, a bit off Hampi sights” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Orchid Central Kireeti
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Station Road, Hospet 583201, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Hospet
Bangalore
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“Nice hotel, a bit off Hampi sights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a nice Royal Orchid Hotel... excellent restaurant, nice rooms, nice pool, and well trained and helpful staff. It is very close to the trainstation (could walk).

The main reason to stay in Hospet is Hampi, and this hotel is still 12 km from Hampi, requiring a riksha or taxi ride. There are many hotels of various quality in Hampi itself, which is probably what I would opt for the next time.

The hotel can organize car, guide etc.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet!!!

It is a pleasure to note that that you enjoyed the service and facilities of our hotel. Your positive comments are always encouraging to our team who are passionate about your happiness.

Once again, thank you for your reviews and we look forward to welcoming you again at our hotel.


Warm Regards


Dhanraj Singh
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Its a grt place to stay if you are visiting hampi. It is around 12kms from Hampi. The rooms are excellent and the food is good. I would suggest one should order local indian dishes rather than continental cuisine. The breakfast buffet is gud spread to choose from and even the dinner buttet had gud choices. the swimming pool was clean and beautiful. Staff was courteous.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel with a balcony which overlooked the fields.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet!!!

Thank you for sharing your experience about our hotel and we are glad to know that you liked our food and services.

Royal Orchid Central Kireeti team looking forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back at our hotel.


Warm Regards


Dhanraj Singh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the hotel was. The lobby was modern. There were multiple restaurants (though only the coffee shop and bar were functioning). The rooms were nice. We were upgraded to an executive suite which was spacious and clean. There was a living area and a bedroom. The bed was super comfortable. The lights were monitored by a touch screen panel. The bathroom was large and there was also a second powder room near the entrance. It was definitely luxurious!

The two negatives of the room were (1) the balcony/porch could have been cleaner (2) The bathroom was done up in black stone and it was pretty dark in there so it was hard to see oneself in the mirror.

There was a Harley Davidson meet going on at the same time so the hotel was rather busy. Service at the coffee shop and bar was slow. We thought it was because they were full but from other reviews it sounds like service is not that great whether they are full or not.

The one place to avoid is the spa. We were excited at the prospect of getting relaxing massages at at the end of a long day but the experience was awful. To start off with they didn't have robes (although we saw other guests wearing robes later). They gave us dirty oily towels to wrap around ourselves and walk from the changing room to the massage room. We asked for clean towels and I insisted on changing in the massage room itself. The massage was actually really nice but 3 times there was a knock on the door - once to ask me whether I wanted one combined bill for my husband and me or two separate bills (that couldn't have been asked after?) and twice to ask the masseuse something I couldn't hear. When the massage was done I was asked to go back to the changing/shower area in the towel - again no robe. There were other guests walking about and it was uncomfortable. The shower was gross. Overall a very negative experience in the spa.

If you stay away for the spa and keep your expectations low regarding service, this hotel can be a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, Hospet !!!

It was an immense pleasure to have you stay at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, Hospet.

We truly regret for the inconvenience caused to you at the Spa. At Royal Orchid, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We have noted your feedback regarding the Coffee Shop services and assure you that the appropriate measures to be taken on the concerns highlighted by you to prevent the future occurrence.

Warm Regards,


Dhanraj Singh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights whil'st visiting the wonderful World Heritage Site of Hampi, which is 12 km away.

By and large hotel was good, clean etc. They also provide cars with drivers to visit Hampi, and got us an excellent guide to the site.

Restaurant was empty mostly and very dull. Waiting staff were all lovely lads but fairly clueless...a bit of training would not go awry...ie my partners dinner was dumped in front of her 10 minutes before mine arrived...and the plates are swiftly removed once you show any sign of having finished your meal...waiting till everyone has finished is not part of their repertoire. Also, breakfast omelettes would be placed in front of you whil'st still eating your fruit and yogurt. However, all very pleasant young lads, who seemed terrified of doing anything wrong, but who had little or no training.

There was an issue over our booking but the receptionist who dealt with us sorted it out without any fuss or ado...the height of efficiency. We were later appalled when the hotel manager, who was arranging our trip to Hampi for and with us, treated this lovely man with utter contempt...public humiliation...mind you, Indians tend to do this anyway...treat those below them on the social ladder with contempt. ( In one place on our travels, some folks who wanted to take our photos, almost threw a beggar to the ground because she was intruding).

Hospet, where the hotel is based, is an industrial town and not a great deal there for tourists. However, we did enjoy the pool at the hotel, which was just about all the leisure available there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet!!!

We highly appreciate you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We will certainly take the positive note on the area of improvement.

We assure you that you will enjoy our hospitality more during your next visit to Hospet.

We look forward to welcoming you again at our hotel.


Warm Regards


Dhanraj Singh
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Antibes, France
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel is not very far from Hampi (like 15min by car). It's quite new. It has a central swimming pool which looked very interesting after spending the day walking in Hampi.

The room I had was clean and luminous with a large bed, an armchair and a small desktop. as well as a TV set. The room had a bath tube (most hotels I visited only had a shower). There was a small safe in the room.

Soundproofing might have been better (I had a room with communicating doors and I could hear some noises or TV sounds from the other room) or from the outside of the room through the main door.

Complimentary water (1L) as well as a some coffee and tea were provided every day.

I didn't try to use the internet but there was what seemed to be a wifi router in the room.

TV reception is so-so: there are lots of channel but very few seemed to be English-speaker friendly and the quality was not that impressive.

The bed+mattress is correct though I've seen better and thicker mattresses (but after walking a lot, it had become perfect :-)

Regarding breakfast, you have a buffet with continental food and also have the possibility to have Indian food (dosas, ...) or egg based preparations.

Regarding the restaurant - the food was good though the service/preparation was a bit slow (even if there were only 1 or 2 tables). Some glitches in the order too even though it was not the peak season. Some glitches with a chicken kebab too (chicken chunks not cooked enough).

Overall this was a pleasant stay and I would probably go there again if I happen to go to Hampi again. Yet a bit more attention to make service more efficient and some attention to details would help improve the place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet!!!

Thank you for your valuable feedback. The concerns highlighted by you will be effectively addressed and corrective measures will be taken wherever applicable.


We once again thank you for choosing us and look forward to welcoming you again.


Warm Regards

Dhanraj Singh
General Manager
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This hotel is at a walking distance from Hospet station. This is a well maintained property with spacious & well decorated rooms. Staff is pretty friendly & courteous. They even allowed us to check-in much before the standard check-in time, without any hassles. To our surprise, we found the rates published in room service menu significantly lower as compared to other properties we have stayed in.

Some of the negatives: Breakfast spread is pretty much limited to South Indian stuff and can be improved. We also noticed a weird stench around swimming pool in the evening.

But all in all, we had a great time, and found this to be a great place to relax & rejuvenate after a tiring day exploring Hampi ruins.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet !!!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on tripadvisor.com. We consider it as a privilege to have served you to your satisfaction. We will certainly rework on our breakfast menu.

We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next visit to Hospet.

Warm Regards


Dhanraj Singh
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Royal Orchid is, by far, the best place to stay close to Hampi. With a warm reception, accommodating room selections (based on asking early, of course), good food options and prompt service, this hotel makes it an absolute pleasure to visit Hampi.

The rooms were very clean, and there weren't any issue faced throughout the stay.

There are options to negotiate the price down during off season, and depending on the number of guests. If you are looking for a family-friendly place, with good interiors and no hassles, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms at the back, facing the canal.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ROC-Kireeti, General Manager at Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Royal Orchid Central Kireeti – Hospet!!!

It is a pleasure to note that you have enjoyed the services and facilities during your recent stay at our hotel.

Once again, thank you for patronage. We look forward to serving you again and assure you of the very best in hospitality at all times.


Warm Regards


Dhanraj Singh
General Manager
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Additional Information about Royal Orchid Central Kireeti

Address: Station Road, Hospet 583201, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Hospet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Hospet
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Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Orchid Central Kireeti 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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