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“Unfulfilled Potential”
Review of RNS Residency

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RNS Residency
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murdeshwar
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Situated in an ideal spot in Murudeshwara just off the beech and next to the Shiva temple, this hotel represents a missed opportunity. It has the potential to be the best hotel in Murudeshwara but has been left without refurbishment and care for a while and feels run down and old fashioned.

The whole hotel appeared dark and unwelcoming, the lobby and restaurant were uninspiring and we felt like we were being watched by the staff the whole time we were there. The rooms were adequate but the beds were rock hard and the electrics dangerous, we had to unplug the TV as the socket was throwing out sparks.

The hotel entrance was guarded though so we felt secure and it only cost £21 per night for two of us. There was an ATM by the hotel entrance so that was useful too.

We were only here for one night luckily and found a nice Hindu restaurant just outside the hotel grounds to eat. No meat or alcohol though, it appears Murudeshwara is a dry town. As stated before it's a shame as the surrounding area to the hotel is very nice and with a little bit of modernisation (and some lighting!) this hotel could be very decent.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We had booked 2 ac rooms and our stay was for a night . Hotel is built right into the sea waters on the beach. So u have the sea view on 3 sides and the 4th side is the huge temple gopura and huge shiva idol. All in all nothing to complain. Clean room good food, what more can you ask for.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great location, just adjacent to the temple and on the sea shore. Rooms are poorly maintained and could have been better for the tariff they charge. But there are not many hotels to choose where you can have a decent stay. It's better to plan and stay in some nearby location.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank onBonvoyage
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hotel needs some love as its a bit run down. Great location as its directly on the Arabian sea next to the giant statue of Shiva. We had a balcony room and could view the beach. The room like the rest of the hotel needs some repairs, paint, cleaning, etc. No WIFI in the entire town. Had a massage in the spa which was nice. Breakfast service was late so we departed before it was served. Not many choices in the small town.

Room Tip: Beachview was nice
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank TravelingFarmer V
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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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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: $39 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 86
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