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“Guest house with probably the best view in Hampi”
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Mowgli Guest House
Ranked #9 of 43 Hampi B&B and Inns
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“Guest house with probably the best view in Hampi”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed at Mowgli for a couple of nights in July. The first thing that comes to my mind is the absolutely stunning view from the cottages with the river and mountain in the background and the lush green paddy fields at the fore. The main person at the restaurant is Viru and he is extremely nice and helpful. The owner does come across kind of arrogant but maybe I just happened to land up on the wrong day. Dont expect anything from the rooms. They are not very well maintained and given the fact that you pay 800 bucks a night for the room, they ought to improve the facilities cause the room rents are almost twice that of any other guesthouses.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The location, environment and pricing of the guesthouse are convincing, although the place is on the other side of the river and one has to cross the river with local ferry to go Hampi and the last ferry back from Hampi leaves at 5.30 PM, so one has to windup before that in order to get back to Guest House. Food is mouth watering, Dining area is having a great view ..

Room Tip: River View Cottages are a better option..
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went to Hampi during a long weekend in August. We called and reserved a place in Nargila, but they said they were full when we reached there, very unprofessional of them. It worked out well for us though we walked around and found a cottage/room in Mowgli. It was quieter, had great views and had parking inside the gate. We spent a lot of time in the restaurant, with Hampi style seating overlooking the river and paddy fields. Food was quite tasty and service was quite prompt. There was some problem with the light in the room, and hot water which they resolved in a few hours. There was construction work going on next to our cottage, so that was a little painful. We crossed the river by boat to go to Hampi.. rented a bike to get around there.. All in a all a great trip to Hampi, and it was ok staying in Mowgli overall, thanks mainly to the food and the view from the restaurant.

Room Tip: There are cottages with river views.. they were pre-booked, so we didn't get them, but it must b...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We loved our time at Mowgli. The cottages are basic: there wasn't any hot water while we were there, and the power was erratic although dim lighting and a fan were available through solar power.

However, it was one of the most peaceful places we stayed at while in India. We had a cottage with a swing seat overlooking rice fields and beyond that, the river. We spent hours there just enjoying the views and the peace and quiet which is a marked difference to Hampi Bazaar on the other side of the river.

There weren't many people but I think the restaurant would be a great place to meet other travellers during peak season. The food was pretty standard for Hampi, but it's easy to walk to other nearby restaurants on this side of the river.

Veeru seemed to be doing basically everything, except for the cooking; he was helpful, friendly and keen to get to know everyone staying there.

It's a bit more pricey than some other places in Hampi but still excellent value, and worth it for the peace and quiet.

Room Tip: Choose a cottage with a river view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at Mowgli for 2 days in one of their Riverside cottages. The experience was average even though we had very low expectations before reaching there.
The location, environment and pricing of the guesthouse were the positives. But some things that are basic to any accommodation (Clean bed sheets, Clean Toilets, etc.) were a let down.
On our arrival, we found that the room was very dusty and the toilet had standing water. Our toilet did not have a latch and the toilet paper was all wet.
The place seems extremely understaffed as I saw only one guy doing everything except cooking. He was very helpful though and always spoke earnestly and politely.
What we enjoyed the most was sitting outside the room on the lawn swing and chatting. The view was serene and the air was pure. The breakfast was acceptable if not delicious.
There is nothing else to talk about the place as it is a no-frills establishment.
One can take some time off and enjoy a long stay here away from everything. But keep your expectations to the minimum.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Definitely visit...
Pros :
service - ask for veeru... He's awesome!!
Location : amazingly peaceful, right where you want to be
Cons :
Room cleanliness can be a little better and it's a little difficult to find and get to.. Use Google maps and you'll be fine...

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Excellent property and very comfortable stay. The view from our cottages were to die for. With the fields on one side and the Tungabhadra river flowing on another.The host Mr. Srinivas and Mr. Viru were extremely helpful and accomodative. Extremely reasonable and amazing food. In short value for money. Definetly will recommend it to anyone visiting Hampi.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Mowgli Guest House
Address: Hampiriver Road | Virupapura Gaddi, Hampi 583234, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hampi
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Hampi
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Number of rooms: 34
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