The real assets at Shivavilas are the people and they make you feel like royalty!. The entire team is very professional and customer friendly. Sameer is a thorough professional and we were very comfortable from the first interaction. At the time of booking for 3 nights, the deluxe room was available only for 2 nights and Sameer gave us a complementary upgrade to the Queen's suite for a night, so that our program is intact. The entire place is well maintained, rooms are very spacious, neat and clean, so also the bathrooms. Some of the rooms have private balconies - lovely. It's a small palace used as the Royal's residence earlier. As such, cosy as it isn't crowded. Food is good overall with decent variety. Good place for birding within the large grounds. Place is green. It's an…
Shivavilas Palace is a living legend in itself. Property is well maintained and very beautiful. Staff is very polite and accommodating. Rooms are big and equipped with all modern day amenities. Yet its give you feel of royal era. Spa is good. Things to improve: The hotel gives you a 5* feeling but food does not match the standards. Food lacks taste and variety both. we stayed 2 nights, only once we had a decent meal. Sadly no nearby place to explore for your meals. The property is quite far from Hampi. so if you are planning to station at Shivavilas then going to Hampi and coming back for a break is not feasible. It takes around 1 hour 15 mins one way to Hampi.
We stayed here when we visited hampi. It is an hours drive from hampi and provides calm and peaceful stay in the lap of luxury. There is not much to explore in sandur as such except for a valley view point. Hotel has just a dozen rooms. The rooms are carzy huge. The bathroom itself is as big as a normal room. It gives you feeling of heritage property from the time you step in. Do explore library, museum, vintage cars, leisure games and pool there. Food was okayish. Buffet speared was limited. Overall we enjoyed the stay and if you are driving on your own will recommend to stay at this place and explore Humpi.
Had booked for Maharaja suite, Room was good in size with heritage looks and with modern amenities. Staff is Good , Property is located is remote area with good security, it is good location to spend holiday , but very bad for the people who have selected the hotel considering it as hotel in hampi. Breakfast is very very poor to the standards of ITC Group very few items is being served, hotel does not have any fine dining , does not bar facility. Please dont expect much.
This place is worth the stay and made my visit to Hampi worth more! it is a wonderful property with lot of space for the leisure travelers to while the time. The 20 acres of greenery with very attentive staff and superb service, amenities make it worthwhile. However, the only jarring note is that the food is not up to the mark and doesn't make it up for the expectation of the rest of the things which is truly 5 stars!! A lot of improvement needs to be made with respect to the food ( spread, choice, taste, presentation) which can leave a bad taste! Other than that, it was awesome!