We, 7 couple friends, who are regular holiday goers, visited this place based on recommendation of other friends. The stay, rooms, property, hospitality everything were exceptionally very good. The staff were so supportive that we were received very cordinally and the food was amazing. They were all cooperative to the extent that we didnot feel that we were out of our homes.
We were fully aware of the distance to Hampi when we booked. Read a number of the previous reviews as this is a key issue if Hampi is your main reason for travelling to the region. First of all we had a memorable stay here and on that basis we do recommend it. Large rooms in a tranquil setting add to the charm. Do be aware that the Palace is not about luxury or sumptuous surroundings but the ambience is reminiscent of visiting an elderly relative with whom you feel at home immediately. In all honesty bathrooms do need a overhaul but they are forgivable at the price point. Food was good value and more than satisfactory. Not sure we wil ever pass this way again but we would stay if we did for sure.
The palace looks grand when you enter. Located in Sandur amidst valleys and hills. The rooms are huge with a very big bathroom. Palace style furniture makes room quite comfortable. Food options are limited but taste is great. Staff is very helpful. Amenities wise it is less. Swimming pool is fine. But indoor games room has most of the stuff broken. Cleanliness could be a bit more in the games room and first floor balcony. They have bicycles and badminton rackets, billiards table to keep you occupied. There is a library as well. However the place is 40 km away from Hampi and it takes 1.5 hours to get there. Plus the road from Sandur to Hampi has multiple speed breakers and trucks and hence night driving is not advisable at all. All in all good place for a couple looking for…
SHIVAVILAS PALACE is situated 40 km from hampi. Its gud to spent one full day in palace itself not going for sight seeing On entering into the campus u will feel like a prince. Well maintained hotel. u will get a hearty welcome once u enter the hotel. Its an old palace renovated to hotel keeping the old charm of a palace. In night when all the lights r put on it will be glowing like anything. this is the best time to take photographs, staff courtious . Rooms r big and clean. bathroom very large with all modern aminities.Buffet spread is limited but very tasty and sufficient. swimming pool big and clean. If u inform them they will show museum of vintage cars & kings private collections and weapons.. recomnd for a royal and peaceful stay.
12 room palace hotel. Excellent staff and service. Simple polite and efficient. Rooms are very well anointed whilst retaining the heritage feel. Far from the madding crowd for a leisurely lazy holiday. Spa exists but didnt experience.