Shanthi Guest House, Hampi
Virupapura gaddi Sanapur,munirabad(Cross river from Hampi) Koppal
Ranked 15 amongst 92 hotels in Hampi
Shanthi Guest House Reviews (131)
Hampi is divided in two parts. One is commercial Hampi and on the other side of the river is a laid back hippie island. This placed is situated at the other side. It's best suited for backpackers. The rooms are small and reasonable. You won't have any complaints as they will be very light on you pocket. They have a shack where the food is awesome. All the shops and other vendors are at a stone throws away. Next to Shanti Guest house there are other restaurants and shacks where you can watch a good movie in the evening of you have nothing great to do. Overall a good place to stay for budget-conscious travellers.
The food was good with quality and quantity. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. I had visited this hotel for relaxation purpose with my family. The parking place was available at the hotel. The hotel was located nearby the city. The check in and checkout process was nice. The staff’s behaviour was nice. The provided room was spacious with clean. TV was not available in the room. The appearance of the hotel was nice. I had booked this room on the spot. Everything was nice in the hotel. The service of the hotel was decent. All the amenities were not available in the room. Wi-Fi service was not available in the hotel. The variety in food was available in the hotel. I had only vegetarian food in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel. The hotel location was fine.
I had visited this hotel with my friends for relaxation trip. The activities were not available in the hotel. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The check in and check out was on time. The room was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The service of the hotel was good. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The hotel was located in the city. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
We had been there in the month of January. The terminal was excellent. The surroundings of the hotel were excellent. The outlook of the hotel was excellent. The front office and booking services were good and there were no delay in check in and checkout. There was parking facilities that were available. The staff's were very good and were friendly in nature. The food provided to us was very good. The rooms we were provided with were excellent and they were also very excellent.
Good location. Nice rooms. No AC. Too many mosquitoes. Food was OK. Staff was nice and courteous. Have to walk a lot from Hampi river to get to this guest house. Only go during December and January month. Rest months are pretty hot. Super market is right outside the hotel ..
Enjoyed the food, stay and ambience overall except for the musquitoes around. The staff was courteous and respectful. The rooms could be better maintained overall. If you want some quiet time, come here. Lovely experience with **** fields around. Thanks Shanti! :)
The hotel was located outside of the city. The garden was available at the hotel. I had booked this room by online. The check-in and check-out process was done on time. The staff behaviour was friendly. The food quality was average. The complimentary breakfast was not provided by the hotel. All amenities were working fine in the room. The Wi-Fi connection was not provided in the room. The activity was not arranged by the hotel. I had visited this hotel for vacation purpose. The parking facility was available at the hotel. The food was value for money at the hotel. The room was spacious and clean in the hotel. The service was done on time at the hotel. There was no suggestion for this hotel. I would like to recommend this hotel for my friend’s and family’s.
The appearance of the hotel was good. The check in and checkout was on time. The behaviour of the staff’s was friendly in the hotel. The room was neat and clean. All amenities were provided in the room. The activities were not available in the hotel. The destination of the hotel was good. The food was good in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my colleagues for official tour. I would not suggest anything to this hotel. The overall experience was good in the hotel.
Top Reviews of Shanthi Guest House
If you are looking for a Goan experience out side of Goa, this is it. This quaint place is recommended for the young at heart with limited budget, and not for families with kids who look for something more conventional and want modern amenities; and definitely not for corporate guests or rich travelers who seek AC comfort & frills. This resort, built in the lines of an Indian village, has a rustic feel and a rural ambiance that attracts foreign tourists in droves. It has a nice easy-going feel to it. The cottages come with balconies and are made of mud walls with pleasing motifs and thatched roofs. Every balcony has a swing, which is a plus point. The rooms are very basic with a double bed and a mosquito net. The bathrooms are clean with standard fittings. To get to Shanthi Guest House, you have to get to the other side of the Tungabadhra river, away from the main town and temples. Govt boats ferry you to and fro between 6 am to 6 pm for a nominal price. 2 wheelers & bicycles can be accommodated in the boats. For folks looking for peace and quiet, this place is ideal since it's away from the maddening crowd. Most of the resorts and restaurants are on this side of the river and they mostly cater to foreign tourists. It's popularly known as the poor man's Goa. Most of the cottages face the lush green paddy-fields and a few face the road. The TB river is just 100 meters away across the paddy fields. Rooms are decently priced at around Rs. 1000-1200. Wi-fi connectivity is available. The dining facility also serves as a community space. They face the fields, and are also thatched affairs with low mud walls and mattresses lining the walls with low tables. A great place for folks to get together and unwind over a cup of tea or some cold beverage. I found the food very palatable and very reasonably priced. They serve excellent continental fare and the breakfast was super. The service is commendable with courteous staff. You can also get Israeli food here. There are no Liquor shops in Hampi and Liquor is not served in this facility. You can access it from the surrounding villages, or from Hospet and can be consumed in the confines of your cottage. It's recommended that you hire a bicycle or moped - costs around Rs. 50-100 a day - since the place is located about half a KM from the boathouse. It's very convenient to get around and see the picturesque countryside. You can also take the moped to the temple side of the city via ferry and explore the various ruins and monuments that are spread over a large area,. If you have a bicycle or 2 wheeler, you can also check out Sanapur Reservoir, which is just 5 km from the resort. Best visited in the evening, the view of the sunset and its reflection on the lake is breathtaking. The boulders with their long shadows, surrounded by greenery is something spectacular. Overall, the resort is great value for money, especially, for backpackers and youngsters who travel in a group with limited budget. It has the right atmosphere and ambiance to make the trip memorable. Avoid visiting during summer, since the temperature can rise to beyond 40 C and there is no air conditioning at the resort. Hampi is best visited during the monsoons, as the place is lush green at this time of the year. And with the river level being full, it's ideal for coracle rides!
Far from chaos this village serves your soul. And this homestay is just an addition to this experience .. The village of Malgudi was just like any other village in India. Mud walled huts from where smoke swiveled like serpents from the chimney; little children walked barefoot to school till doomsday. These kids weren't like the kids in the cities. They weren't like the couch potatoes sitting in front of the television. Old people gathered to gossip, here. The atmosphere was unpolluted here. Teenagers sat to whoop up a game of cards. This village could be given a certificate and could be stamped as a village of harmony, but for one reason. It was not blessed with rain. Wide expanse of land was covered with sand. Little dry shoots of grass peeped here and there. However, there was only a huge tree in this village. This was in fact considered as the landmark of the village. People did whatever they could, by their superstitious beliefs to bring rain. They conducted a grand marriage for the donkeys. They prayed to Gods. They conducted sacrifices and â€˜yagas'. They even had a belief that the rain was nothing but God's tears. So, they tried to make God unhappy by not going to the temples so as to make him cry. But all was in vain. One day, everything grew strange. The sun never shone maliciously and brightly as it always did. The grey clouds blanketed the sky. Little drops of rain dampened the earth. The mud rose to the air. It started to pour cats and dogs. People were overwhelmed with joy. They danced in the rain and spent the whole day in the rain until some of them got flu. The school had declared a holiday for the children to enjoy the rain. The humans' souls are insatiate. They wanted more rain. It poured continually for a whole week. People grew tired of it. The huts weren't mud walled any more. The became brittle with rain. The huts got submerged in water; the large tree was washed away and lay broken. The villagers started climbing on haystacks and huts to save themselves. The cock and the dog were on it too. The village was unidentifiable. The fulminated people cursed the God for giving them plenty of rain. Always grass is green on the other side". The school children enjoyed a lot because their books had been washed away and their school was no more. But, people had learnt their lesson. They did not cry over spilt milk. They learned to make a living out of it. Fathers sat on their rooftops and started fishing. Mothers cradled their babies and put them to sleep by placing them in a vessel and putting them in the water-level, rocking them to sleep. Grandparents sat on the tree tops and started a new flooded topic for gossiping. Teenagers made rafts and continued playing cards. All of them attained normalcy and were happy except for the school children. Their school had started again. Their new classroom was a bamboo boat. The villagers protected the broken tree and grew it again. The village was prospering. The tree was still its landmark. This village became to be known as the Malgudi". People had learnt their lesson and tried their best to retain their normal life. Now, this village has developed. It has become a tourist spot. The villagers have constructed underwater huts, restaurants, schools and temples. But still, the water-level receded and the cock, dogs haven't got down from their rooftops.
The resort is in an excellent location across the river. Very well maintained lawn. The cottages were OK. But if you are going to be hardly in the room, it really wouldn't bother you that much. Decent enough to catch a quick nap in the afternoon and spend your nights there.
I chose Shanti Guest House in Hampi going by the traveller's review and it was a good decision that I had made. As for everyone I went there to take a break and explore the heritage and ruins. Though the rooms are very simple and built for the basic necessities, it was comfortable, neat and clean. I feared encountering insects and pests but luckily found none in the room. The swing outside the Garden View Cottages are the charm, which helps to relax from the tiring day of exploration. The staff were very helpful with everything that we needed. One thing I regret is having spent one entire day only in the guest house and just roaming nearby. Relaxing and staying in the environment as it was a short trip that was planned. The food was okay I would say, as I found a peculiar smell in the food which bothered me while eating. I am sure they can improve on that.
The hotel was located in the city. The ambience of the hotel was good. The activities were not available in the hotel. The check-in and check-out was on time. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
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