Sunny Guest House, Hampi
Virupapur Gadde (Hampi Island) Sanapur Post
Ranked 22 of 90 hotels in Hampi
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 varierty 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 . Andthe 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 onakikindi.
This place is just great to stay its bit difficult to reach the place but once you reach its ultimate the location ,the way its 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 next time
i been to guest house on 23nd and i want to stay two nights but after being there i extended another two nights amazing place and people they guide you excllent and about food good but late and one thing prefer view rooms room no 19 20 25 24 23 with excellent view of paddy and mountain view and my wife liked it vwery much
We traveled with friends to hampi to enjoy a visit to the hills & 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 frontoffice/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 checkin time of 10 AM. While the saving grace was the food and the restaurant is comfy and food was tasty, but again service takes almost an hour to arrive. I would definitely avoid staying in this cottages instead look for better option nearby like the Hampi Boulders or Vijaya Heritage instead of this place.
Hampi stay was the most memorable part of ouor 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 get away trip. We were travelling from Hyderabad, and we chose to travel by bus for 2 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 accomodation 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 break fast 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 realy 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 wifi 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 4pm. 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 near by boulders. You will capture the most beautiful pictures in your camera. We also climbed the Matunga Hill/sunset point for 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 alot of historical monuments. The best part is almost every localite speaks fluent English. So you will have no problem communicating with people there. Unfortunately everyone one in the town are dependent on BSNL for the internet. And it is a common problem for you to be deprived of wifi 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 wifi. Then run to Shanthi Guest house.
Sunny Guest House is ranked #22 among the 90 hotels in Hampi with an average rating of 5.3 out of 7. It is one of the among 2-star Guest Houses in Hampi. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 8 photos, 12 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Appearance.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,600 to Rs 2,900 per night. 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. Group (40%) and Couple (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 40% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 30% 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.
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, Restaurant, Travel Assistance and 24 Hours Front Desk. 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 Prakash Manjrekar adds, “There are sculptures of Varaha and other incarnations of Lord Vishnu.” Read More
HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikita Shah adds, “The carvings on the temple, the musical pillars, the history inscribed in the form of architecture and precision carvings is totally worth traveling here Read More