What else might one need except this. Let me first talk about my experience.
A long awaited dream of visiting Hampi was about to get realized. This is when I googled around and found this beautiful hotel.
Booking: No worries here. Just emailed them with my desire to stay at their property. Immediately got a call from Ms.Sripada, Executive Director and the rooms were booked in just under a minute. Got a email confirmation.
Check-In: Got there (without the email confirmation) on 15-Aug-2012. Little bit worried about not bringing the confirmation letter. But I was just asked my name and I had the keys :)
Surprise!! - We were upgraded for free to a Luxury A/C although we had booked a Standard A/C room. If I had to state the room quality & experience in one word - Awesome! For 1.5K per night I couldn't have imagined anything better.
Amenities: 3 restaurants to choose from within the premises, Room Service, TV, 2 individual beds that can be clubbed if necessary, dining table in each room, A/C, Conceirge Service, turn-down service, complimentary buffet breakfast, travel desk, on-premise shops - books, CDs, Traditional Clothing, Antiques, mini-provisional store that sells toothpaste, snacks etc at MRP rates (No extra charges!), STD/ISD booths.
Surpise Yet Again!! - While booking the rooms I had requested for two things - 1) The rooms should be adjoining - Not a great one to satisfy!!? 2) A DVD player on one of the rooms - They offered this as complimentary. The surprise is that we found the player connected and ready-to-go when we checked-in - This really showed how much Malligi cared for their customers and were really expecting you to check-in to the pre-allocated rooms.
Location: Conveniently located at the heart of Hospet town - a beautiful town with the usual hustle & bustle. Hampi is just 9 KMs away from this hotel.
Food: Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! - They have 3 restaurants Temptations, Waves & Blue-Mist. Being a vegetarian my favorite was Blue Mist - although we tasted food in Waves too. The food was really excellent - We never felt away from home and we never expected the food to taste so good at a lonely town!
Stay: Brilliant! We enjoyed every day & night. No problems whatsoever. We actually decided to extend our stay by another day to explore Hampi from this wonderful hotel.
Parking: Lots of space within the premises for parking. Only minor suggestion that I had was that they should arrange for car cleaning (either complimentary or charged) everyday for all guest vehicles. This is a must! I hope my next stay at Malligi will take care of this minor issue.
Check-Out: So smooth as it could have been. 1500+ taxes. Again Real Value for money!!!
Cost: Value for Money!
Verdict: I would recommend anybody to go and stay at this wonderful hotel. They stand by their motto "Adithi Dhevo Bhava" which means "Customer is God-like". Infact I was attracted initially by this catch phrase and found it quite true. Why should you spend more on other properties if you get everything at a reasonable cost @ Malligi. No need to talk about Hampi here - Lots of awe-inspiring stuff is on the internet.
Malligi - Hats-off! I still have lots to explore in Hampi/Anegundi. 4 days was not enough ;) I will return soon and stay here. That's a promise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Hotel Malligi" is the first & the finest star hotel set amid 5 acres in the heart of Hospet town. Hotel Malligi is a perfect gateway to Hampi, the world's largest living heritage site and to explore Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal the splendors of North Karnataka. With more than 40 years in the trade of hospitality, Malligi offers the best of everything and Guests are pampered with exemplary personal services. Malligi has been awarded "The Certificate of Excellence " for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Trip Advisor for providing great customer experiences and we have been Ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor & Holiday IQ. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malligi Hotel Hospet
- Hotel Malligi Hospet, Karnataka