Shanthi Guest House, Hampi
Virupapura gaddi Sanapur,munirabad(Cross river from Hampi) Koppal
Phone Number +91-8394-325352 www.shanthihampi.com
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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.
I stayed in Shanthi Guest House in the month of December 2016. It was my religious trip with family. The destination Hampi was good to enjoy with family. The hotel location was very good as it is nearest to the market place. The appearance of the hotel was good because it is clean and neat. The staff at the reception was good as they are polite and responsive. I booked my room through online. The house keeping services were average since it is for limited time. The hotel room was average. The food in the hotel was very good because we can get fresh and tasty food.
It was my trip to Hampi in the month of August 2016 where I stayed in the Shanthi Guest House. It was my temple trip with family. I would rate the destination as good. I would rate the location as average. The appearance of the hotel was average. Hotel front office was good since they are always available with correct information. I booked my room through online. The house keeping services in the hotel were good because of responsible quick service. The rooms at the hotel were good because of facilities and decoration. The food in the hotel was average.
I went to Sakleshpur during the month of december 2016 and booked the rooms in the Wild Wagtail Adventure . It was my holiday trip with alone. The city Sakleshpur was average. I would rate the location as very good transportation is easy from this place. The appearance of the hotel was average. I would rate the front desk staff as good because of their responsive ontime. I booked my room direct at hotel. I would rate the services in the hotel were good because of availability of service. The rooms at the hotel were average . I would rate food as very good, here we can get more local varieties.
It was my trip to Tirupati in the month of october 2016 where I stayed in the Hotel Harsha Residency. It was my holiday trip with friends. My travel destination was very good with necessary comforts. I would rate the location as average. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as very good. The staff at the reception was good as they are polite and responsive. I booked this room through online. The house keeping services in the hotel were very good but need to extend the availability. The hotel room was good with ambience and facilities. I would rate food as very good, here we can get more local varieties.
It was my trip to Hampi in the month of December 2016 where I stayed in the Shanthi Guest House. It was my holiday trip with friends. The city Hampi was very good because of its weather. My hotel location was very good because of transportation facility. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as good as it is very clean. I would rate the front desk staff as good because of their responsive ontime. I booked this hotel via online. The house keeping services in the hotel were very good but need to extend the availability. Rooms which we stayed in were good with facilities and hygiene. The hotel food was average.
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.
Shanthi Guest House is ranked #10 among the 90 hotels in Hampi with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 2-star Guest Houses in Hampi. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 51 photos and 155 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,800 to Rs 3,100 per night. The hotel offer 16 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 (40%) and Group (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 67% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 11% 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.
Shanthi Guest House is located at Nimbapura . Purandaradasa Mantapa (1 Km), Vijaya Vittala Temple (1 Km), Courtesan's Street (1 Km), Coracle Crossings (1 Km) and Monolithic Bull (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Travel Assistance, Parking Facility, Doctor On Call and Restaurant. 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.
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