Sunny Guest House, Hampi
Virupapur Gadde (Hampi Island) Sanapur Post
Ranked 18 amongst 93 hotels in Hampi
Sunny Guest House Reviews (11)
The location of the hotel was very good. The transportation facility was not nearby the hotel. The cab facility was provided by the hotel. The garden was not available. There was no delay in check in and checkout. Service of the hotel was done on time. The hotel staff’s behaviour was friendly. The room was spacious and comfortable. The Wi-Fi facility was provided in the room. The variety of food was available. I had non-vegetarian food from the hotel. The activity was not available in the hotel. I had visited this hotel alone for trip. There was no suggestion for this hotel. I would not recommend this hotel for other travellers.
This guest house is situated on the other side of the river but is easily accessible by regular boat. It is surrounded by gardens and lush paddy fields. It offers good accommodation at budget prices and is quite popular with foreign backpackers. It has a restaurant which has a wide variety of local and international cuisine. A good place to start travel around Hampi. Being on the other side of the river you can easily travel to other lesser known destinations such as Kishkinda ( the place where hanuman, bali and the monkey troops lived. And the caves Bali was killed in by Rama as mentioned in ramayana) and the prehistoric caves with stone age paintings dating back 35, 000 years at one Kikindi.
This place is just great to stay, it's bit difficult to reach the place but once you reach it's ultimate location. The way it's set up and the services are too good. We had taken brick cottage, it was good. I think bamboo cottages would have been more good.
I had been to guest house on 23nd and I wanted to stay two nights but after being there I extended another two nights amazing place and people they guide you excellent. About food it was good but was served late. One thing prefer room no 19-23 with excellent view of paddy and mountain view, and my wife liked it very much.
We travelled with friends to Hampi to enjoy a visit to the hills and ruins of Hampi a world heritage site. We had a harrowing experience from the outset, as the resort management could not first guide us to the resort well and wasted at least couple of hours with directions while we were hardly 3-4 kms away from the spot. Communication is a huge concern and service is pathetic. No hot water in the morning or evenings, rude workforce, demanding front office/owners. They do not have any reservation or pre-booking facility online, and hence more discomfort as they give away good rooms if you are late to their check-in time of 10 AM. While the saving grace is the tasty food and the restaurant is comfy, but again service takes almost an hour to arrive. I would definitely avoid staying in this cottages instead look for better option nearby.
Hampi stay was the most memorable part of our trip, thanks to the amazing Sunny Guest House for their warm hospitality. We stayed here for 2 days. Mr. Naren, the manager of this guest house is a nice, friendly man. He personally attends to your needs. From a cup of morning tea to a towel, he is there to provide you everything. The rooms provide you excellent view of the rocks and the lush green fields. You can trek to the nearby hillocks which is stone's throw from this place. Situated in Virupapur Reserve Forest, this place is situated on the banks of Tungabhadra river. The rooms are spacious, frugally organised but clean. Bathrooms are good but water in the taps run slow. Though they provide mosquito net, mosquitoes menace could be one of the concerns but is advisable to carry mosquito repellent and mats too. Since we went in off-season the room rent were quite low. Friendly staff, free and fresh environment would make you want to come back to this place for good.
Hampi was the destination we chose for a getaway trip. We were travelling from Hyderabad, and we chose to travel by bus for two reasons- 1) economical 2) convenience. The bus dropped us off at Hospet at 3:30 am ( No direct bus to Hampi), which is about half an hour away from Hampi. We hired an auto to take us to Hampi, since it was at an odd hour, the auto charged us Rs. 300. The auto driver, Baasha, was extremely nice and helpful. He helped us find an accommodation immediately since the ferry to take us to Sunny Guest House only starts at 7am. We rested till sunrise at Garden Paradise Guest house. We checked out of Garden Paradise and walked to a small breakfast stall by the Tungabadra River. We sat under the tree and were served Hot dosas and puris. We enjoyed the view of kids swimming in the river and an elephant taken for a bath by his master. We had made reservations at Sunny guest house in advance. Even though, reservation is not actually needed during off seasons. The guest house was luckily one of the first guest houses, as soon as you get off the ferry and walk up hill. Therefore, it was very convenient for us. We stayed in one of the huts facing the paddy fields and boulders. The view was pleasant , even though the fields are pretty dry during this time of the year. But the coconut trees and garden in the guest house make up for it. The room we stayed in was quite spacious. We payed Rs.500/ night. Our bed was a queen sized bed with a mosquito net. The room was well maintained. The staff cleaned the room and sanitized the room while we were filling out our information at the reception. The staff was very friendly, they were willing to go out of the way to help us. The only problem people might have are the red ants, they are impossible to get rid of. But we kinda got used to their bites. Its all a part parcel of living in Hampi. We also had Mr. frog take a hop inside our room one morning but that did not really bother us either. All harmless. Wifi was not available at the guest house while we were staying, since it was off season. But we found a really nice cafe called Evergreen cafe close by, a stone throw away from the guest house. They had free wi-fi and delicious food. They had all kinds of cuisines, like, Italian, Lebanese, Spanish, Limited Indian etc. The only kind of alcohol they serve is Beer. At night, you will enjoy the music played by a local music shop owner, called Gaali. He brings his interesting music instruments and entertain you with his music skills. He will also allow you to try them if you like. The weather in Hampi was extremely hot during day time. But gets pleasant by 4 pm. It rained every evening during our stay. When the rain stopped, we rented a bike and went for a bike ride to Kamplapur Lake. The weather made the bike ride beautiful and the view of the lake was magnificent. You can go rock climbing on the nearby boulders. You will capture the most beautiful pictures in your camera. We also climbed the Matunga Hill/sunset point for the catch the sunset. Though it was too cloudy that day, we enjoyed the view from a high point. You will have climb over 500 steps to get to the top. We also visited the Queen's bath, Vitala Temple, Elephant caves and other historical places. But our purpose of the trip was to just chill and relax, so we did not see a lot of historical monuments. The best part is almost every locality speaks fluent English. So you will have no problem communicating with people there. Unfortunately, everyone one in the town is dependent on BSNL for the internet. And it is a common problem for you to be deprived of wi-fi for days together. Luckily we discovered Shanti Guest house, who were the only ones using D-link. So, if you are ever in a situation where you're in need of free wi-fi. Then run to Shanthi Guest house.
Sunny Guest house had the advantage of a very nice location, located at the edge of a huge paddy field, with the rocky Hampi boulders visible from your bamboo cottage and a thick grove of coconut trees. We were practically the only Indian people there as most of the other lodgers were Israelis and other foreigners.
HolidayIQ reviewer Amit says, "The rocky Hemakuta Hill is home to many temples. These temples mostly lie in ruins and are believed to have been built even before the reign of the Vijayanagar Dynasty. Climb up the Hemakuta Hill before sunset an Read More
HolidayIQ reviewer Nishitha says, "Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex has a best stone carvings. It's very easily to reach the place. Monuments are really amazing here. Sunset point is also nice to watch. Truly worthy of a visit." Read More