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Bhavani Island Resort
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Dear reader..

I had the worst experience ever of my life so far at this place. It was literally a nightmare staying in place for just one night...

1) Full of Lizards and their droppings everywhere, even on the bed.
2) Dripping water from the roof...
3) Painful mosquito bites
4) had no light in room...had to call reception to get it repaired...
5) Vijaywada is very hot and humid
6) One of the hotel executive who took us to our room was drunk.
7) Had to stay for 2 Hours outside the rooms for cleaning and mobbing purpose, even though they were booked one week in advance.
8) Bad tea taste
9) AC making noise
10) Room intercom to call Reception/Hotel was disconnected/dead
11) Food and shopping is expensive compared to Hyderabad.
12) Shops and roads are dirty and full of mess....
.........etc .......etc.......etc..........

better stay home or go someother place instead of this place...

Room Tip: Don't waste money going there....
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2012

I have been there and didnt like to stay anymore and felt very insecure to stay in the nights as there are no lights in island and it is good for more privacy seeking people. There is nothing to see... Except like houses in jungle. No games and no place to to touch water with feet. You cannot sit on the river side. Only few places having such facilities are VIP or restricted areas.

I had a very bad experience :(...

May be this needs to be maintained well.

Room Tip: Tree top houses will scare you rather than excite. So if you book go for a normal a/c suite.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Positive:
Place is good to visit, nice landscaping, scenic and beautiful. You should visit if you are planning to visit Vijaywada. Each room has personal access to room. Rooms are vary specious and well designed.

Negative:
Resort is not maintained well at all.
1. Broken stair cases, railings.
2. Rats in the room, we had big family get-together. We rented 3 rooms, out of which there were rats in 2 rooms.
3. Tree houses are nice, but not good in case you have any emergency e.g. getting down quickly is difficult, away from resort and no lights on the road.
4. When we reached there, boat to take you to the island was broken. So we need to wait for 3 hours.
5. No watersports or any activities organized on the island. So in general very difficult to kill time whole day there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Tirupati, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2011

dear manger of bhavani iland why don,t u give tree top house its nice but u like to prever a/c suits.a/c suits were common at any where but tree top is warry and is sooo beautiful.so i wold request u to give preferrene to tree top houses.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Hyderabad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2011

We wanted to do something different on new year eve. Though we could not get the reservation for the 31st December, we settled for 1st Jan. That's when most people there would have enjoyed the previous night and left, but we were fine with it, since we just wanted to have a great time. We reached on 1st Jan evening after crossing the ferry. That's when a lot of people who spend the day time at the island were returning home. Soon, we had the whole island to ourselves. It's a fantastic place with independent cottages and tree top houses. We realized there were just 4 of them occupied for the night and it was like literally having the whole island to ourselves. The place is just beautiful with options for a few adventurous activities too. The service at the resort though is something which can be worked upon.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2011

Dear travellers,

I had been Bhavani island resort at Vijayawada last weekend. This is my third time there and I would go there again.

Stay: The rooms are fantastic with neat beds and a very clean bathroom/toilet. There is ample hot/cold water. The rooms are big about 300 sq.ft and all the rooms are built to have a view of the Krishna river from the balcony. If you are lucky with good wind directions, you could hear the waves slap the banks. Divine it is.

Food: This is one thing to complain. The first time I was there in 2008, the 2nd in 2009 and then again in Feb 2011. Each time the choice of food has gone down tremendously. They serve only one dish practically every meal. It is idlis alone for breakfast, fried rice for lunch and again fried rice for dinner.

For evening snacks also, they had only two items which is really bad.

May be the occupancy has something to do with it. We are only two families in the whole resort but then that is hardly an excuse.
The other restuarant at Berm Park which is on the other side of river is not that great either I am told.

This is something that needs to be addressed.

Staff: Perhaps the most friendly staff to get. They have their limitations and someone with a shorter temper may ignite especially at the restuarant staff but otherwise they are really nice. I had a problem with the TV which they attended to in 10 mins and changed it. The room service was excellent and also the boat ride and the drivers are very nice too. The ride from the mainland to the resort is free for the persons staying at the resort any number of times and they do it with a smile. That is really nice.

Climate: Hot even in February but the a/c was great.

Others: Kanaka durga temple is only a few kms away and can be accessed by an auto who will charge Rs.30/- or 40/- to the spot where the devasthanam buses take you to the hill top in 5 mins for FREE. Otherwise you can take the stairs of about 200 or even take the vehicle pathway and reach the top in 10 mins max. I recommend the latter. Both for the exercise and also for the view of Vijayawada.

An amazing temple with probably one of the best facilities in normally crowded days. The darshan can be very spiritually enlightening. There are Rs.25 and Rs.50/- tickets that can get you darshan in about 15-25 mins. Dharma Dharshan may take about an hour to two. The place is so divine that you can feel it in the air.

Regards,

Sathish Kumar R

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2011

Vijayawada known as Blazewada in local parlance due to its heat waves across the year. Bhavani island located in the middle of the krishna river, is run by APTDC offers low cost accomodation that gives more value for money.

the rooms look like cottages and they have tree houses. The service is ok but not a professional one. Still the service you get is better than what one expects froma govt run hotel.

Evening there are many couples come to enjoy romantic weather and cool breeze that sways the island in the evening.

though it is the only island attraction available in vijayawada its definitely a nice one.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bhavani Island Resort

Property: Bhavani Island Resort
Address: Bhavanipuram | Bhavani Island, Vijayawada, India
Location: India > Andhra Pradesh > Krishna District > Vijayawada
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Vijayawada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Bhavani Island Hotel Vijayawada

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