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“Good option for Murudeshwara”
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RNS Residency
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murdeshwar
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Property is just OK. Nothing else to boast off except view from beach side rooms. But there are not many options in Murudeshwara, if you are planning to just spend a night here. Small rooms. Bed is like as if you are sleeping on floor, very hard bedding. AC was good but room looked more like a Dharamshala type of room.Only good point is the view from the room towards beach side. Staff was good and also allowed us for late checkout as we went for Scuba diving. Do not forget to go for Scuba diving is you are visiting Murudeshwara, it's safe and fun. One of the cleanest waters in India for Scuba diving.

Room Tip: Look for beach side rooms on 3rd or 4th Floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ashish A
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

pathetic stay. dirts all over, foul smell, poor room service, exorbitant tariff, rube behaviour by RNS employees will screw your happiness of the location. unforunately you do not have too many options in murdeshwar except RNS. they have some how captured this lovely place

Be careful with RNS employees at murdeshwar. being a tourist spot and moving crowd location they dont have to bother about regular customers. because of this and lack of stay option they are rude with almost all the tourists.. beware...!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank ravisraman
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had stayed in this hotel twelve years back. It was new then. Since there are not many good options in Murudeshwar, we had to opt for this hotel again. Unfortunately, it was a bad decision. We will tell you why.

Firstly, the price of the room does not justify the quality. The management of RNS has not invested in this property for a long time. The door the bathroom are turning black having not seen a coat of paint for a long time, the bath screen is dirty, the electrical switches are broken, the bed linen is not clean, the so called mini bar had a broken door.......the list can go on.

Secondly, the complete floor where we stayed had a bad odour. Not sure of the reason. The housekeeping seemed to be very poor as we could see broken foot mats, cigarrette buts in the aisles.

Thirdly, the service is definitely not guest friendly. We had to wait for half an hour for a cup of tea in the morning and could get it only after reminding them twice. Can you believe that you won't get South Indian Filter coffee in South Indian hotel?

Fourthly, the in room dining service is bad. It is not guest friendly, If you reach there around 3 PM, you don't get anything except sandwiches. Not even curd rice!

Fifthly, there is no aesthetic quality in anything. The management seems to be not interested in professionally running the place.

Sixthly, the buffet spread for breakfast is no value for money. Also it is not aesthetically laid out. It does not provide a good dining experience.

The positives of the place is location which overlooks the sea. But for this, it was a severe let down. Mind you, the tariff even in May - when the sun is scorching - is not cheap. Thus it is definitely not a value for money.

We would not recommend this place to anyone. Check out if you have any other options. Since the beach and the whole place is full of filth, it makes sense to make a day trip to Murudeshwar by either staying in Gokarna or Udupi.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Alemaari
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Have visited Murudeshwara on 2nd and 3rd May. Since we travelled from Bangalore and reached early morning the rooms were not vacant to be occupied. We had to wait for some odd 2-hours at the front-desk for the rooms to get vacant. Anyways the rooms were good, neat and clean. The room-service provided was good too. Though there was no complimentary breakfast or lunch, we have tried breakfast on 2nd which was decent enough.
The best part of the stay here was the sea view from the room, which was awesome and relaxing to stand in a balcony and look at.
Overall its a good place and from the temple to the sea shore to any other eateries around all were at walk-able distance from RNS residency. I would suggest anyone who's visiting Murudeshwara to stay at this place.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank RichaSaini
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed in RNS residency on our trip to Murudeshwar. The hotel is awesome. We had a 4th floor room beach facing. The room had stunning views of the beach. Did not try food in the restaurant. The service including front desk, check-in was smooth.Overall fantastic experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank debarshi75
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

On our 14 day South India tour by road, Murudeshwar was going to be the first night halt.

After reading mixed reviews on tripadvisor we were not expecting much from the hotel. However, from Hotel Location to Check-In to View From The Room including staff behavior and attitude. Every thing came to us as a pleasant surprise.

We got a pool facing room on the 5th floor. With Lord Shiva on one side, Pool on the 2nd side and Sea on the 3rd side. Simply Majestic.

Only thing which needs to improve is quality of bathtubs and airconditioning a little bit.

Conclusion, the best property if you have to travel to Murudeshwara.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Chetan N
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Sadam Hussain's palace without the bling. Gloomy brown marble everywhere, thin hard mattress, 1 miserable pillow, mouldy stinky bathroom and alarming crackling electrical socket. Noisy lifts and slamming doors means no sleep - AVOID!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
7  Thank Bonnieboobear
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Address: Murudeshwar Temple Main Road | Bhatkal Taluk, Murdeshwar 581350, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Uttar Kannada District > Murdeshwar
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 Murdeshwar
Price Range: $33 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 86
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