Vihangama Holiday Retreat, Shimoga

Ranked 12 of 109 hotels in Shimoga

Bharathipura Post Thirthahalli Taluk Shimoga

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Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
5.9 / 7
Appearance
5.6 / 7
Front Office
4.8 / 7
Service
4.8 / 7
Room
5.1 / 7
Food & Drink
4.5 / 7
Activities
4.0 / 7

Reviews (77)


Mumbai
2 Reviews | 675 Readers

Staff were good with all basic amenities

5.8/7
Posted 31 Oct, 2014

The hotel was close to river Tunga. Overall the hotel was good. The appearance of the hotel was quite attractive. The hotel was away from the city and it was quiet difficulty in locating the place. The staff were very friendly and cooperative. The service was also good they were quick in attending to our request. It was an amazing location. The rooms were quiet, spacious neat and clean the amenities like a TV, air conditioner geyser were functioning well. The room service was good. The room had good toilets the room facing was river so I was able to see the river view from the hotel room. The food was good I tried food as per their specialty. The quality was good. The hotel had some cultural activities since it was raining they had boated so I couldn't take part. Overall the stay was very much satisfied it was great value for money. Suggestions Only issue was as I landed up early morning and the hotel phone was not accessible to get connected.

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Delhi
22 Reviews | 456 Readers

Stay was not up to the mark

5.1/7
Posted 30 Oct, 2015

We were a group of 6 and we stayed in river side cottages. This resort is situated inside a arecanut plantation. Place is calm and you can enjoy the greenery. Early morning walk near the river is really good. It was covered with mist till 7:30am. Rooms are nice and clean but not spacious. Bathroom is nice but there was no soap or shampoo. We called the front office and they said it is chargeable. No complimentary water bottle. No kettle. No complimentary breakfast. They charge 150rs per person. Breakfast was good and I give 8/10. Dinner was good and I give 8/10. They charge 250rs per person. Cycle is available at 200rs per hour. Overall everything is chargeable. I have no idea about other type of rooms. The one we stayed were the best as per their website and price. I advice the resort management to update their profile on Make My Trip. The information provided on Make My Trip is not correct and the booking is available only for riverside villa and not for other types of rooms

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Delhi
1 Review | 175 Readers

A comfortable stay

6.0/7
Posted 1 Dec, 2015

Beautiful and serene place full of lush greenery and all that you can hear is the sound of the flowing water from the Tunga River. Every breath feels pure and untouched early in the morning when you sit sipping on your coffee at the river front villa The place is clean, well furnished and well maintained. Equipped with power back up, television and AC. The play area is equipped with games like table tennis and Carom board. Bourne fire and music is arranged by the owners every evening Housekeeping staff do an excellent job. They are well trained in their job. However, they will need to work on upgrading their room service pattern. Only beverages and snacks are served in the room and is not applicable for the meals. This is because breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served at the dinning hall of the resort. Normally there is buffet spread of delicious home cooked food for a stipulated time period. They serve both veg and non-veg food Along with comfortable stay there are a lot of tourist destinations that you can visit in and around this place since it is centrally located. Overall, good and relaxed experience

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Bangalore
2 Reviews

The appearance of the hotel was good

4.0/7
Posted 18 Sep, 2016

Recently I stayed in this hotel. The destination of the hotel was good. The appearance of the hotel was good. The location of the hotel was good but difficult to identify. The food served in the hotel was good. Activities were not organized in the hotel. Parking facility was good in the hotel. The services were average in this hotel. The checking facility was very poor. The activities were very poor in this hotel.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 26 Readers

Good hotel

5.5/7
Posted 20 May, 2016

Excellent place to stay, nice ambience, on the river side beautiful location, enjoyed a lot, free from all the city fus, only problem was food quality, it has to be improved, check in and check out everything is hastle free, nice co-operative staff, rooms are very good, room service is good, hygiene is maintained very well, not crowded, feels awesome a real stress buster enjoyed to the most

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 1281 Readers

Equipped room with lake view, good staff service

6.1/7
Posted 8 Sep, 2014

Location of the resort was comfortable. I travelled to this destination with my colleagues for my official work in December 2012. Resort look form outside and interior side was beautiful. I did not face any problem in the resort. Staff service was fantastic. Room was satisfactory and equipped with daily use times. Nature and Lake view was visible from the rooms window. I took dinner and breakfast there it was good taste and quality wise. Indoor games activities were present there. Shimoga as a tourist place is wonderful destination for travelers. This property is value for money and recommendable.

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Bangalore
3 Reviews | 2809 Readers

Exotic location but too many rules & regulations

4.8/7
Posted 20 Jun, 2013

Positives:. The location of the hotel is exotic and very beautiful . . There is tunga river one side, coffee estate on the other and Beetle nut estate on the other side. Too many beautiful places to see around. Rooms are decent. Deltas:. But the administration is bad. The owner is stubborn with the rules. There is rule for every activity there. Be it for playing games or eating snacks. The stay was all great and we had amazing fun, but the sad part was the owner's rules plus food. 150/- for Maggi which they term as vegetable noodles was an absolute loot. Too many insects at night. Not much light in walking area at night, so if you reach hotel after 7 or so, torch is must to go to room.

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Belgaum
1 Review | 206 Readers

Clean place with natural beauty

4.3/7
Posted 14 Sep, 2015

It was a wonderful experience and place is awesome to hangout. Well maintained, clean place with natural beauty. Reasonable price and worth to stay with friends. Nice arrangement for fire camp and river view. Enjoy the nature and have great fun.

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Mumbai
2 Reviews | 161 Readers

A hotel at good location and good service

5.8/7
Posted 15 Sep, 2015

Sheer chance had propelled me to visit Vihangama Holiday Retreat. This was part of my last trip that covered Palolem-Goa, Karwar, Gokarna, Kodi Beach, Agumbe, Kundradri hill, Thirthahalli, Sringeri, Kudremukh, Kalasa, Muthodi, Kemmanagundi and then back to Bangalore via Birur Vihangama Holiday Retreat took us into a utopia away from the bustling city life. We celebrated our togetherness in the lap of nature. We were in the cradle of nature amongst lush green environ and felt like being in oneness with it. Just as the sky expound itself in its limitless spread, we also felt like breaking the mundane chores to roam free with relaxing & laid back vibe. The quietude and calmness in Vihangama created an ideal atmosphere to celebrate our togetherness. We experienced the captivating Vihangama spirit in a grand way with mouth watering cuisine, all fresh and tastefully cooked and served beautifully. Immaculate cleanliness all around and service quality deserve to be highly acclaimed. The quietude and calmness that pervades in Vihangama atmosphere creates an ideal resting place that perfectly complements the rich and outstanding beauty of this picturesque location. With the spectacle of moon lit night through swirling crowds of cocoanut trees and relaxing, laid back vibe, who could ask for more We had a wonderful time during bonfire and music system was great. Every effort was made by the team Vihangama to make us feel comfortable. There is a touch of professionalism in every part its operation. Our overall impression about this place is superlative.

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Delhi
5 Reviews | 803 Readers

Good resort but poor service

4.9/7
Posted 15 Dec, 2015

Location wise best resort. Only the staff are little bit arrogant. Food is okay. View is good. Rooms are clean bad room service. Price wise little expensive for food. Resort owner is money minded always behind money for every thing we must pay immediately.

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Reviews summary (77)

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Experience Scale

Average rating

Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
5.9 / 7
Appearance
5.6 / 7
Front Office
4.8 / 7
Service
4.8 / 7
Room
5.1 / 7
Food & Drink
4.5 / 7
Activities
4.0 / 7

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Delhi
1 Review | 175 Readers

A comfortable stay

6.0/7
Posted 1 Dec, 2015

Beautiful and serene place full of lush greenery and all that you can hear is the sound of the flowing water from the Tunga River. Every breath feels pure and untouched early in the morning when you sit sipping on your coffee at the river front villa The place is clean, well furnished and well maintained. Equipped with power back up, television and AC. The play area is equipped with games like table tennis and Carom board. Bourne fire and music is arranged by the owners every evening Housekeeping staff do an excellent job. They are well trained in their job. However, they will need to work on upgrading their room service pattern. Only beverages and snacks are served in the room and is not applicable for the meals. This is because breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served at the dinning hall of the resort. Normally there is buffet spread of delicious home cooked food for a stipulated time period. They serve both veg and non-veg food Along with comfortable stay there are a lot of tourist destinations that you can visit in and around this place since it is centrally located. Overall, good and relaxed experience

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Bangalore
1 Review | 2234 Readers

Our stay @ Vihangama for 2 nights was Fabulous, Bi...

7.0/7
Posted 1 May, 2011

Our stay @ Vihangama for 2 nights was Fabulous, Birds, River,Pure air, green & green ……. & Vihangama is Birdwatchers, Painters & photographers Haven . No two words about Hospitality @ Vihangama , nice place , I recommend this to all like minded people who like Nature, silence & Peace

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1 Review

Destination was very pretty

6.4/7
Posted 2 Feb, 2016

The hotel was located near by the city. The overall appearance of the hotel was very nice. The behaviour of the staffs was frank. The check in and checkout process was on time. The room was neat, clean, spacious and well maintained. All the amenities in the room were functioning well. The hot and cold water facility was provided by the hotel. The laundry service was there at the hotel. I was not able to see any view from my balcony. The food which they served to me was good in taste and the price was reasonable. There were variety of food was served at the hotel. The activities like swimming pool, gym, spa, etc. were not conducted by the hotel. The stay at the hotel was very good and value for money. I would like to visit this hotel again. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travellers. The destination was very pretty.

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Bangalore
4 Reviews

The Wi-Fi facility was provided

6.1/7
Posted 2 Feb, 2016

The hotel located in middle of the city. The ambiance at the hotel was fully covered with trees. The interior and exterior of the hotel was decorated by the flowers. The staffs at the hotel were co- operative and active. The check in and checkout procedure was quick and easy. The room which they allotted to me was spacious and clean. The amenities were worked well. The hot water facility was provided. The view from window was nice. The Wi-Fi facility was provided. The food which they served was good in taste and the price was affordable. The activity like swimming pool, gym, spa, etc. was not conducted by the hotel. The destination was very beautiful and value for money. I would like to visit this hotel again. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travellers. I already recommend this hotel for my friends and they also liked it very much.

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Bangalore
8 Reviews | 15933 Readers

It was with great trepidation that I made my way through the driveway of the resort.

7.0/7
Posted 1 Mar, 2013

It was with great trepidation that I made my way through the driveway of the resort. Having seen some of the negative reviews of the resort on the travel website,I was expecting the worst, but to my surprise it was nowhere near what they had described about the place. The resort with its asphalted driveway was superbly maintained with beautiful lawns, fabulous landscaping and flowery gardens. The villas and guesthouses including the main house was built in traditional Malnad style architecture with Mangalore tiled roofs. The resort is situated by the banks of river Tunga 3 km from Theerthalli town, about 60 km from Shimoga. It was Google maps that urged me to check this place. On the map the whole surrounding along with the meandering river looked lush and verdant. The ground reality was no different from the map. The entire place was a carpet of greenery. Areca plantations adorned the countryside and the sound of gushing water in the rive was music to ones ears. The resorts rooms were squeaky clean. The loos exceptionally maintained with pretty good sanitary fittings. The food was good home cooked Malnad fare. The chicken and lamb curry was awesome. The owners are no-nonsense stickler for cleanliness folks and do not tolerate littering and abusing the facilities which may be a negative for some guests but certainly a plus for me. How else can one enjoy a place in such beautiful settings, if it is misused & shabbily maintained? It was quite annoying to see guests and their cab drivers throwing tetra packs and water bottles all over the place. Fortunately they were promptly picked up by the ever vigilant staff. Overall a serene, tranquil place and a great location to unwind. Highly recommended for the discerning, responsible traveller. A great and memorable experience it was indeed! Litterbugs and noise polluters keep out. You are better off in the city.

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Overview

Vihangama Holiday Retreat is ranked #12 among the 109 hotels in Shimoga with an average rating of 5.0 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 2-star Resorts in Shimoga. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 9 photos and 77 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Destination.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,300 to Rs 5,800 per night. The hotel offer 134 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 (58%) and Group (24%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 68% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 10% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Vihangama Holiday Retreat is located at Thirthahalli .

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 Conference Hall. 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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