KSTDC Mayura Chalukya, Badami
Ramdurg Road, PWD Compound,, Badami, Karnataka 587201
Phone Number 08357-220046 www.karnatakatourism.org
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Ranked 4 of 11 hotels in Badami
Rooms are pretty good for the budget conscious. More expensive rooms are also available. You need to have your own transport. Good place to nurse a drink. Food is fresh but primitive. You need to cajole the staff to get work done. Pretty snail pace service.
Mayura Chalukya is close to bus stand. The hotel is clean and rooms are spacious. The food is good (service can get little slow). Its a budget stay run by tourism department of karnataka, and has all the basic amenities. The location is good. The staff is polite and the management is helpful. They can arrange for autos, and guide us on the places to visit. Badami, Aihole & Pattadakallu - all 3 places can be visited as the hotel is close-by to all. They don't have any activities. The appearance is decent and the front office is good and the staff is helpful.
The front office manager was very polite and helpful. We had a pleasant stay, though we were mostly spending time outdoors. No activities or programs inside the hotel or resort - whatever you choose to call it. The food was homely and enough to satisfy your hunger, may not be your taste buds. Don't expect any view from your rooms, as the location is bit inside. The bathroom door of the room we had stayed, had a broken padlock, and one light wasn't working inside. The geyser was working fine but the cold water tap was not working. The exhaust fan was good, but sounded like a generator!!
Booking: Was done on the internet. Karnatakaholidays.net site is user friendly and booking was a breeze. Pre-Check in: Booking confirmation mentioned check-in time as 12 Noon. My train was to arrive at Badami @ 8 am. So, I called their front desk # to inform that I would need an early check-in. Nobody picked the call even after calling few times. However, they did allow me to check in earlier since rooms were available. Check-in: I arrived @ the hotel @ 9.30 am. Check in took 5 minutes. Room: I was given room# 101 in the old block. I felt the room was a little small. But for a family of 2 Adults + 1 child, this is fine (See the pic attached). Some furniture like cabinet door was broken. There is no intercom facility. Bathroom is huge (compared to room size). Bathroom was clean. Geyser was working and hot water was available in the morning. In the afternoon when I tried to switch on the geyser, I saw it wasn't working. I guess they turn off electricity supply to geyser after morning hours. Toilet flush wasn't working. I was a little surprised at such negatives, because the rooms seemed to be renovated recently. The paint and tiles indicated the renovation was done only recently. BTW, they are also building 2 more blocks that has capacity for 12 rooms. Those were almost ready for occupation (See the pic attached). If you are visiting after Sep/2012, try your luck with those rooms. Location: Hotel is @ walkable distance from Bus stand. It is around 4km from train station. You can rent an auto from train station to reach the hotel. Badami caves temples are @ walkable distance too. The hotel is in a quiet place. You may see lot of monkeys in the vast hotel compound. As long as you don't monkey around with them, they are ok. Avoid carrying food in your hand because it may tempt the monkeys. The same tip applies when you visit Badami Cave Temples too. The hotel has lot of open parking space. Restaurant: You get veg and non-veg food. For south Indians, thali is the best bet. Otherwise, choice is limited in the menu. Considering there are no decent restaurants near by, food @ the hotel is your best option. They also serve beer at the restaurant. Room Service: I did not use any, so can't comment. Overall: Typical of any KSTDC hotels, this is value for money hotel. The property has a very good location. As with any government run hotel, you may have to compromise with some minor irritants. This is ones best option in Badami, unless one is ready to pay 2-3 times more for other options.
The hotel was located near to the bus stand. Everything was excellent in the hotel. The location of the hotel was good. The service of the hotel was very nice. The room was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The food was good in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
KSTDC Mayura Chalukya is ranked #4 among the 11 hotels in Badami with an average rating of 4.9 out of 7. It is one of the 4, 2-star in Badami. It is part of the "Karnataka Tourism" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 38 photos and 199 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Front Office.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 900 to Rs 2,400 per night. The hotel offer 52 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (51%) and Couple (21%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 51% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 17% have rated the ambience as magnificent.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
KSTDC Mayura Chalukya is located at Badami which is approximately 4 Kms from Badami railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Uma Maheshwari Temple Aihole (1 Km), Sheetal Chitra Mandir (1 Km), Cave Temples of Badami (2 Kms), Badami Fort (2 Kms) and Tipu's Fort (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator, Restaurant and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ Reviewer SAMMIT VARTAK shares, “It is one of the most beautiful historical monuments India has. These four caves have been so beautifully carved that we can just imagine about the affluence Chalukyas would have Read More