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“Kishor and his Wonderful Guest House !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thilak Home Stay

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Thilak Home Stay
Ranked #4 of 42 Hampi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Kishor and his Wonderful Guest House !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

I had an amazing time at Thilak guesthouse.. Kishor made sure that I had a comfortable stay and was always ready to help.. the rooftop restaurant had some of the most delicious food I had in Hampi... Admittedly, the room that I had was not the best (poor ventilation I think) but Kishor's hospitality made up for it.. It is reasonably priced and good value for money place..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

I had a wonderful time in Hampi, made even more pleasant by staying at Thilak..!
Kish's great local knowledge and entrepreneurial expertise made everything possible.
When my partner had a bad scooter accident, Kish (owner/manager) looked after us completely. He re-arranged bookings so we could still stay after leaving the hospital, sent a car to pick us up, helped with onward arrangements, and generally took charge of our well-being till my partner was well enough to leave.
We are eternally grateful and indebted to him, and other friends of mine have stayed with him after hearing our story of his kindness.
I couldn't recommend Thilak highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed in one of the two front rooms with air con and a window facing the street and it was great. The homestay's rooftop Chillout restaurant across the street was great as well, good food and excellent value for money, including complimentary breakfast. Any needs we had, Kish the manager/owner helped us out, whether it was an extra pillow or organising a tour, he is the Hampi go-to guy, and a delightful fellow. Computers with internet were free for guests to use in his office. We stayed 3 nights, 4 days, which is a minimum for checking out most of what the area has to offer.

Room Tip: We preferred the front rooms with window.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter C
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Paris
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77 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

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Because of the laudative comments written by supposedly well seasoned travellers, I had booked for a room with AC from Goa.
I was met by the rickshaw at the station, as said ( which is a service provided by all guest houses in India).The location is right in the middle of Hampi village, like so many other homestays and guest houses.No problem for finding a place !

On arrival, i could not believe my eyes to see that my room( and others) was windowless.No balcony, no terrace and no window.What a cheek to charge an extortionate 2000Rps for a windowless room, even if it is clean !Ludicrous and unbelievable !

It is real easy to find super accommodation in Hampi at very reasonable prices.Within five minutes, I had found a a lovely bright room with a private terrace tem meters away for 750 Rps, with fan (in November, AC is not necessary).
One morning, from my terrace, could hear the row made by a couple of tourists who were as shocked as i had been for the same reason,shouting that those windowless rooms were a rip off They fled, the way I had done.

What is beyond my understanding is the raving of fellow travellers about that place !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ThilakHomeStay, Manager at Thilak Home Stay, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Thilak Home Stay : Hampi!!!

Can you tell me when did you stayed in my place. We know Our AC room has with lots of facilities which we provide breakfast and transport and tours. In our register book shows that you have never booked a room in our place. please don't write a fake review.

Please don't be FAKE Traveler!

I wish you all the best!

Thank you!!
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

This place was amazing to stay at, the location is great, the rooms are super clean and spacious. The staff are really friendly and can get you good deals on tours through Kish, the owners son. Even in peak season the prices were good. Best place in Hampi.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Have been traveling all around India over the past 3 months and have to say this is one of the nicest and cleanest places I have stayed in and it was certainly good value for money! Kish the manager is an absolute gem aswell. Any questions I had he managed to answer and nothing was ever to much trouble for him. The restaurant over the road called Chill Out did some excellent breakfasts to. I stayed here for 4 days which was perfect but would love to go back. If you are after a friendly, clean reasonably priced room then Thilak Home Stay is the place to go!
Thank you so much.
Smily

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cloud917
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Fanas, Switzerland
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you are looking for a nice place to stay in Hampi Bazaar then Thilak Homestay is a very good option. They have 4 AC or Non AC rooms with attached bathroom, 24hours power and Wifi in the rooms. The rooms are a bit small, but as you will spend most of the time outside it's not an issue. The rooms at the back are quieter as they are nit facing the road. We would recommend the one to the left as it has a small window, which gives you a bit more air. The rooms at the back are quieter as they are not facing the road. We would recommend the one to the left as it has a small window, which gives you a bit more air.
Kish is an amazing person, he always wears a big sympatic smile, giving you any information you might need or helping you with onward transport or whatever. He is a very honest and reliable person. He even organized (on his own account) a birthday surprise for my wife, with cake, "firework", artificial snowing and glitter.
The Chillout rooftop restaurant accross belongs also to the homestay, it's there where you will have your breakfast served and it also serves other good food.
Hampi Bazaar is a good place to stay as it is close to the ruines and you can enjoy sunset watching the temple, something you cannot do when staying accross the river, as the ferry stops running at 5.30 PM. You also can sit in one of the rooftop restaurants and just watch Hampi's daily life unfold.
You can reserve under kishorsinghhampi@hotmail.com or +919449900964

Room Tip: We would recommend the one to the left as it has a small window, which gives you a bit more air.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Thilak Home Stay
Address: Main Bazaar | River Road, Hampi, Hampi 583239, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hampi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Hampi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thilak Home Stay is built in the middle of Hampi Bazaar. It is a house where you can find A/C and non A/C rooms, each one with individual bathroom, hot shower and mosquito net. Electricity is available 24 hours and WiFi is free. From the roof of the house you have beautiful views of Hampi's landscape and Virupaksha temple, and you can feel free to practice yoga, meditation or to relax watching a wonderful sunset. Chill out roof restaurant is in front of the guesthouse where you can relax and meet people. ... more   less 
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