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Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Hampi
Pune, India
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
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“Typical lethargic govt hotel”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stayed here for two nights in Dec 2013 Hampi lacks good hotel options. If you have to stay in Hampi, there aren't many options better than this one. If you want anything better, you have to goto Hospet or Viruparur Gaddi. We needed a place reasonably close to the ruins so that it is easy to commute back and forth from the ruins to the hotel. We had a 5 year old and sprawling Hampi ruins can easily tore him out. So having a hotel nearby was a must.

Pros:
- As mentioned above, if you need a good family friendly place within a km from the ruins, you have to pick this place. There is simply no other alternative.
- The property is quite clean and spacious and there is plenty of parking space and open ground for the kids to run around
- The rooms are relatively clean.
- Tariff is cheap

Cons:
- Service is pretty lethargic. The restaurant opens only about 30 mins to an hour after the advertised opening time.
- The food is bad. If you stick to dal and rice, you can get by without doing too much damage to your system.
- The bathrooms are nothing more than barely acceptable level of cleanliness. The bath area has no separation. This is a problem with all govt run hotels. One bath and the whole place is flooded.
- TVs hardly ever work and the picture quality is very bad. There is very limited channel selection.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Value for money and very clean for a KTDC accommodation. Manager is helpful. Good location and pleasant stay. Food is average. Plan your stay ahead and book. Difficult to get good stay in Hampi on weekends due to its proximity to Bangalore. Hospet has few Hotels and it is just~10km away.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Myself and my friends visited Hampi couple of year back as part of a road trip around Hampi, Badami from Mysore. After much googling and advices from people, we booked this place. It was 5 of us and hence we took a double bedroom.

The place is spartan and clean and quite nice. They have a restaurant in the hotel where had breakfast and it wasn't too bad. Its away from the buzz and tourism of Hampi, yet very close. Its like a 10 minute drive to Vittala temple and the other ruins.

Our stay was pleasant and the price was reasonable.

I would recommend this place to people who are traveling to Hampi and would like to avoid staying in Hampi and not having to travel too far from the ruins.

Dont go expecting like the top class facilities. Its more utilitarian and simple stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Overall this place is a very good option for its price – the really upscale places are all some distance away, and most B&Bs close to the ruins are nowhere close to well-equipped. I still prefer to stay in one of the guest houses near the Virupaksha Temple, but we chose the KSTDC hotel this time because we were driving and this place had ample and safe parking. It’s generally clean, it’s probably the only place in Hampi that legally sells beer (and sadly, nothing else), the museum is round the bend and the Royal Enclosure is an easy walk. The highlights are the well laid-out and manicured lawns, ample parking, helpful staff, and the sad part is that most of these government-run tourist lodges have pathetic maintenance. Some of the rooms have been recently refurnished, but even then there’s a lot of stuff that’s falling apart. We had 2 of the renovated rooms between us – the TV didn’t work in one, and the bathroom fittings had a problem in the other; the folks in the room next to ours didn’t have hot water one of the mornings, so the service staff came into our room to get a bucket of hot water! While it’s probably one of those things I’d easily shrug off, it goes to show that the place isn’t entirely professionally managed and maintenance isn’t top notch.

Room Tip: It should work very well for the price if you get one of the remodeled rooms. There’s no specific ad...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Bengaluru
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent a couple of days in this hotel during the 2nd week of December. The booking was done online at karnatakaholidays.net and things were smooth. We were upgraded to delux rooms for free due to demand for the originally booked rooms, which was s a pleasant surprise. The rooms were neat and clean, nice parking space and lawns for kids to play.

On the downside, there was some issue with hot water in the room and the AC was extremely noisy (did not really need since it was winter).

Overall a great experience.

Room Tip: Not too many differences between Deluxe and Semi-Deluxe rooms..
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

It was my first visit to Hampi with family and wanted to make sure that we spend quality and leisurely time in visiting the heritage site. Mr. Deshmukh, manager was very helpful and patiently explained various options over phone before I booked. The booking itself was very smooth and done instantly online. He also ensured that our every request from arranging local guide , auto driver and planning for the visit was meticulously done. The rooms were not only comfortable but also walking distance from museum and many of the monuments. It was an amazing 2 days of visit that made us realize we probably need another week to do justice to the place. The plan was drawn such that we could go to most monuments when there was very less crowd. On knowing our love for wildlife he arranged Mr.Deshmukh arranged a meeting with Ivo &Oliver who made some incredible wildlife documentaries including for Attenborough. Overall our stay was splendid and will return back to Kstdc Maura for its hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were four friends visited Hampi in last week of September 2013. We booked 2 rooms for four of us. Rooms were nice and clean. It is fitted with 32" LCD TV with local cable connection. It has huge premises, lot of parking space, nicely maintained lawn, beautiful pavements for post dinner walk, away from all chaos. It's just amazing.
The food served was basic (includes Punjabi, Chinese and South Indian) , and enough to satisfy your taste buds. The staff was really courteous and always available to help. Mr. Deshmuk is manager of the hotel and was really kind and gentle person. Experience of this KSTDC resort was far different than MTDC (Maharashtra) resorts. There was no shrewdness in the behavior of staff. As well there was no one who is hurrying for checking out from the rooms, they allowed us couple of hours late check-out without any additional cost.
I strongly recommend this place to travelers, if you are not expecting high class luxuries.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur
Address: Hospet | Bellary District, Kamalapur, Hampi 583 221, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hampi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Hampi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karnataka Hotels, Hampi is the only hotel located within the World Heritage Site area. The newly-renovated hotel offers 30 well-appointed, air-conditioned rooms with the option of a suite, deluxe and semi-deluxe accommodation. Guests have the convenience of a restaurant that offers Continental and Indian cuisine as well as a beer bar. The hotel also arranges Hampi sight-seeing trips and can arrange for tourist guides who speak fluent English. ... more   less 
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