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Shivavilas Palace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandur
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
99 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Your own palace!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Well, this is a very lovely property.........with only about 12 rooms in the palace. The rooms are nicely done as is the full property. Its and ideal place to go with family or friends and relax. There is a swimming pool, good lawns, an activity room with games like table tennis, darts, carrom, chess, ps3 (only 1 game though!). The staff is excellent and ever ready to be of assistance. There is also a billiards room and a bar. Just a great place if you want to take it easy. The last 20 Kms on the road are rough but otherwise no complaints. Food is allright - nothing great, but good - not a running kitchen as in big hotels!

Room Tip: Rooms are well done with large bathrooms and private balconies. Room 108 is great and can be interco...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MayDog
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavour to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Understand, Shivavilas Palace was the residence of His Highness Shri Yeshwantrao Ghorpade, the ex-ruler of Sandur and Rajmatha was residing in the Palace till the recent past - giving a feel of a lively home. The Palace has been renovated with a great attention, provided with modern amenities yet retained its rich heritage.

Location of the Palace in a sprawling area of about 20 acres amidst lush green trees & plants provides a very good and healthy atmosphere. The facilities are very good and hospitality is THE BEST in the region. We can feel the personal touch in the services rendered by the staff. The guests are taken care, as if they are the guests of the royal family of Sandur.

I need to visit the Palace once again, on a holiday, to explore more. I strongly recommend for a stay in the Shivavilas Palace to be treated as a guest of the Royal Family.

[SALEEM]

Room Tip: Rooms are available to suit personal preferences. There are 9 deluxe rooms apart from a regular sui...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SALEEMHYE
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
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bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

A beautiful hotel with large well appointed rooms with luxuriously fitted giant sized bathrooms. A nice restaurant which provides choice of exquisite Indian and western cuisine.
The hotel has a very large and well kept garden where one can spend the mornings and evenings in a serene atmosphere being one with nature.
The staff is very friendly, polite and courteous and eager to attend to your needs.
Being originally a palace, the ambience is old wordly but at the same time with modern amenities.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lakshmananns
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Dear Friends,

We have visited Shivavilas Palace in the month of july 2012.

The experience was really good. The plus points of the Shiva Vilas Palace (SVP).

1. Excellent Ambiance
2. Excellent Service
3. Friendly and very helpful Staff
4. Excellent Food & Beverages
5. All modern facilities are available viz., WIFI etc..
6. Swimming Pool
7. Play area (Billiards, Dart, Chess etc..)
8. Library

Shiva Vilas Palace is located very close to Hampi the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
You have lot more places to see near by SVP viz., Sri. Kumara Swamy Temple, Gandi Lakshmi Narasimha temple etc..
It is a good place for family trip and business trip. A very calm and beautiful place.

I strongly recommend every one to visit atleast once the SVP and experience the magic.

Great place and great experience.

Happy Journey!

Regards,
Rohith
Bangalore

Room Tip: Rani & Maharaja Suites. All other rooms are also very good.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RockingRohith
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your very positive and kind comments.
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Additional Information about Shivavilas Palace Hotel

Property: Shivavilas Palace Hotel
Address: 97 Shivavilas Palace Hotel Palace Road | Bellary District, Sandur 583119, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Sandur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxurious WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace, more commonly known as “The Palace” was rebuilt in the year 1941 and stands as a testimony to the rise of the kingdom. The city of Sandur is a peaceful valley surrounded by hills all around, which Mahatma Gandhi described as an “Oasis” when he visited it in the early 1930’s. ... more   less 
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