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“Decent Stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shanthi Guesthouse

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Shanthi Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 42 Hampi B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Decent Stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

We were a group of 7 people and stayed at Shanthi Guesthouse for 2 nights (Dec 16-18) in the river facing rooms. Pro:
- Lovely ambience, You can sit out on the swings in front of the room, and keep gazing at the lovely paddy field & mountains beyond for hours.
Cons
- Food is not that good (again, the ambeince is) I would suggest trying out the different eating options in Hampi Island. One that I would recommend is the roof top restaurant of the Laxmi Guest House.
- Electricity cuts
- Rooms not soundproof at all. I could easily listen to my friends talking in the other room in the night.

Though I would definitly recommend staying on the Hampi Island, rather than Hospet simply so that you can soak in the hippie influence, and the chilled out atmosphere- hunt around, you could definitely find other guesthouses at cheaper rates.

Room Tip: River facing rooms!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lyon, France
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83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We chose this guesthouse based on favorable reviews in Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. This place may have once been a good choice, but its days are over! Although we reserved in advance, the room we was noisy, since it was next to the restaurant, near the street and across from the television that the staff plays loudly most of the day. The rooms are filthy and run down. To add insult to injury, the staff was rude and insulting. When we complained about the room, they told us to get out and threatened to put our luggage in the street, although we had already checked in. In the brief time we were there, we saw several guests engaging in shouting matches with the abusive staff. They are living off of their past glory and take advantage of high season tourism by jacking up their prices and giving terrible service. With so many places to choose from in Hampi for roughly the same amount of money or less (such as the lovely Mowgli just next door), why subject yourself to the dangerous wiring (see photo), dirty rooms, noise and abusive staff at the Shanthi?

Room Tip: rooms facing the river are the best, but the staff will most likely lie to you in order to get your...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Nicholas I
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Fukuoka, Japan
Level Contributor
43 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Lovely setting and very chill but watch out for bedbugs! Stayed in room number 10 and friend and I were covered with bedbugs after our first night. Complained to management but they said they were mosquito bites...yeah right! As we had another night there as we were part of a tour they said they would "clean our room properly" and to stay in it. We refused and got a different room.

Very nice setting but a bit overpriced especially considering there was not hot running water.

Room Tip: Stay away from room 10 -- bed bugs!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Totoro M
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Cape Town
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121 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Shanti is across the river, which is a good spot to be in Hampi (I found the bazaar side a bit tiring).
Accommodation: thatched huts on the rice paddies with nice verandas for relaxing. Hardest beds ever but not sure you'd get better in Hampi. Bathroom also not the cleanest, but liveable.
Food: safe bets, nothing amazing but a good variety for the Western palate, reasonably priced
Service: good and friendly service, offer internet facilities and arrange taxi pickups etc

All in all I think its a good spot to be if you're in Hampi (there really isn't much in the way of upscale accommodation there)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HappyFeet84
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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406 reviews
150 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Stayed six nights and loved it. If you want a more relaxed location across the river this is a good choice. It's a fair walk from the boat but benefits from a quite location on the padi fields. I chose a "Landscape" cottage because it was so much cheaper and was very happy. They are huge and very well fitted-out for the price (mosquito nets etc). The whole property has a spacious feel. Reading other reviews I have to say that I had piping hot water in the shower. I consider this place a real bargain. If you need a break from Indian food the Pizza is great, I found all the staff pleasant and focused on good service

Room Tip: Facing the fields has a big cost premium. Fine if that's what you want but all cottages are good
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GlynCarre
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Additional Information about Shanthi Guesthouse

Property: Shanthi Guesthouse
Address: Cross the River from Hampi | Sanapur, Hampi 583234, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hampi
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Hampi
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,805 - ₹ 2,407
Number of rooms: 20
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Shanthi Guesthouse Hampi, Karnataka

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