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“Experience does matter” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Jewel Rock

Hotel Jewel Rock
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Hotel Jewel Rock
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Shimoga
bangalore
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Experience does matter”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

the experience is not so good, they need to maintain the cleaniness of the hotel.. Hotel looks good from outside however the rooms are not cleaned particulary the bathroom.. paint pieces hanging around the wall..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed at Jewel Rock for a night in March. We were three families and they were happy to provide us adjacent rooms on the top floor.

Booking was over the phone; and when we arrived, check-in was quick. What was surprising was they didn't even ask for an advance amount at check-in. Rooms were reasonably clean, though could have been better. Bathrooms strongly reeked of disinfectant and were strictly OK.

Parking seemed to be a problem if you return late in the night - especially on Sundays. However, unlike Hotel Surya across the street (which had car parking on the street), Jewel Rock had parking facility inside the hotel compound.

We didn't eat at the hotel and preferred to dine out.

On the whole, it is an average hotel. Probably still the best in Shimoga after Royal Orchid.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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12 Thank vsat
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Shimoga, India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well, I should specify in the begging that I haven't stayed here even once.
But I have tried to stay here twice, failed miserably in both the occasions.

When I went there first time we were returning from our chikmagalur trip (way back in 2010). We were really tired and wanted to stop and decided to travel next day. This was the only decent hotel we knew at that time. When we enquired them about the room they were reluctant to show us the room. When we insisted them receptionist called a guy and asked him to show us the room.
While showing the room that guy was repeatedly telling us "room charges are 800 RS." May be by looking our tired faces he assumed us to be low class travellers. This is was the first time time we were treated like this.
We didn't like the room and left the place.

When we went there second time we were returning from Hampi and again we were tired.... decided to stay...

Even though we remembered our first experience we try to forget that as we didn't have in the mood to search better hotels.

When we asked the receptionist about the availability of hot water he didn't even care to lift his face from the note book he was writing. He said " no". We were really tired and we wanted to have bath. Myself and my wife stood there for 4-5 minutes discussing about the stay. He seemed a bit irritated and asked us to go to Surya hotel which is opposite to their hotel. (We didn't want to stay there as we have already seen that hotel in our previous visit)
By now it was clear for us that they are untrained and unprofessional.

We were left with no choice except to leave the hotel.

Owners/management- you should really inspect the behaviour of the front end staff if you are unaware of his.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited shimoga recently and checked into this hotel. Good location,decently maintained premises. Bit overpriced for the amenities provided. The hotel must have seen some good days in the past. roomservice was good but the linens provided were old and dirty specifically the towels.Provided with better quality towels after it was requested.Overall an average hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ravisha764
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

I Stayed here around One Day. it was just Ok hotel Dont expect to much from here. Staffs ok. I came here on sunday early morin bcoz of sunday wedding day all room was fulled after Checkin all hotel we Came here. We were to familys but got only one room. After 8am they give us an another room. Rooms are Big not clean. Bedshets n pillows was muddy. Any way we check out that day eving.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nigelkrishna
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Hello readers,

I just came back from a trip via Shimoga, where we stayed in Jewel Rock. We chose Jewel rock because we wanted a decent stay in a limited budget, jsut for a night. But our experience was terrible. The rooms were old and not maintained well, the bathrooms were stinky and dirty. The water from the tap was literally muddy, I will post some pictures of the same sometimes later.

In fact we also faced water crisis suring our stay. Over all experience was terrible, only decent thing is the food, which is quite good and the room service is very prompt. Rest if you are particular about cleanliness, please avoid this place, a big NO NO!

Room Tip: I guess Royal Orchid is a better choice, or if you intend to spend less, stay in a lodge
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank family456escp
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Hey ppl....i visited shimoga for a 2 day trip and had to stay here. The hotel is old but badly maintained. I dint find it clean. Toilets are dirty. Shabby place. It has a bar attached. There were ppl drinking in their rooms keeping the door open. No 1 to complain. Cleanliness is an issue here. Please avoid.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Deepti s
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Property: Hotel Jewel Rock
Address: Durgigudi Road, Shimoga, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Shimoga
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Shimoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
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Hotel Jewel Rock Shimoga, Karnataka

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