We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Stay in a Palace and get treated like a King, Ideal for Hampi visit”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Located in the middle of Sandur, just 40Kms from Hampi, this is a Ideal place for Hampi visit and stay.

About Staff
What a hospitality, the staff took care of us very well, we were treated like a King I would say. Starting from calling us on the day of arrival and give us directions to reach, asking us the food preference (veg/non-veg) and giving away juice and chips to my kids while leaving to have during travel. I was completely flattered. Hallmark of Hospitality.

About the Palace and facilities

Built in 1942 by Shrimant Sarkar Maharaj Yeshwantrao Hindurao Ghorpade over 20 acres of land. Very beautiful Palace in the middle of Sandur surrounded by hills on all sides. Mahatma Gandhi visited this place once and he suggested to visit this place
in September. Yes, right after the rains during september, Sandur will look awesome. But you can visit anytime of the year.

Inside the Palace, there is a big Swimming pool, Steam and Spa, Vintage Car Museum, Antique collection in Darbar hall museum, Indoor activity Room (my kids never wanted to come out from here), Cycles, Free WiFi, Board room...etc. The list goes on. You never need to go out for anything. Just checkin and relax like a King.

There is also Bar cum Billiards room where you can see animal trophies. You can play. Inside activity room which is air conditioned, they have chess, carrom, table tennis, playstation, TV, blah blah....so many things to play. Not only Kids, even we can play
for the whole day and relax.

There is also a Library with very rare collection of Old books. You can spend lots of time reading these books sitting under the trees. Awesome right? All very rare collection of books.

They have a power backup generator, so dont worry about power cuts.

If you plan to visit Hampi, take help from the staff here and they arrange vehicle and the guide as well. You should be able to cover all the places in Hampi in a day. Come back and take the Spa for your tired body after a day-long walk in Hampi.

Other activities

Bird Photography
If you like Bird photography, then please visit this place between November to March. Within the Palace complex itself there are many trees and many variety of birds can be seen in early mornings and evenings.

Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra
If you like to see the embroidery work by local people. you can enquire with staff and visit. You can also buy the items.

Nearby places
Kumaraswamy Temple, Tungabadra Dam, Narihall Dam, Hampi (only 40 kms),

About the suite and rooms

We got to stay in Maharaja suite which was pretty awesome. We have got complimentary fruit bowl in room on arrival, snacks, juice and water bottles were compliementary as well. Mini-fridge was there. Multiple varieties of Tea sachets, Coffee, sugar sachets were available with a kettle. Outside the room, there was a diwaan with cushion, two traditional easy-chairs for relaxing. Wov, what else you need. Both the hall and bedroom had AC with lots of chairs, Sofa, centre table and cupboard etc. The suite is pretty huge. In suite there is a dressing table and very big bathroom. Check photos.

Food
Excellent food. We are vegetarians. All the time we really eat to full stomach. Be it breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea or dinner, all the time the food and varieties are so delicious we just loved it.

Overall a Wonderful stay option for tourists visiting Hampi. You also get to see the Kumaraswamy Temple. I strongly suggest readers to choose this as an option to stay for Hampi visits.

Room Tip: Go for Maharaja or Maharani Suites
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank kthanigai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shivavilas, Front Office Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavor to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (144)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

79 - 83 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed at Shivavilas for 2 nights and days in November 2015. We were slightly hesitant in booking Shivavilas as it is far away from the tourist attractions of Hampi and went for it only because everything else in Hampi was booked. However I was so glad we did because our stay at Shivavilas became one of the highlights of our Hampi trip. Being a palace hotel, Shivavilas gives you a feel of the royal life with its huge luxurious rooms, library, car museum, swimming pool and overall a very well maintained property. It is a hotel with a rare combination of royal yet homely touch. The rooms and bathrooms are huge and have a nice rustic charm. The staff was extremely courteous. If at all there is anything to complain about, it is the food - although whatever was served was decent, there is absolutely no choice and almost the same menu was repeated on the 2 days that we stayed there.With that one area improved, I would love to visit the place again!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank fussitraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shivavilas, Front Office Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavor to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stayed here for only two nights (unfortunately), while visiting Hampi.
The palace is beautiful and has a particularly special charm.
Excellent rooms, swimming pool, garden, library, facilities, and so forth.
The staff is very friendly and eager to attend all your needs, even to play snooker …

We have to return!

Natalia

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Natalia C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shivavilas, Front Office Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavor to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a lovely place to stay combining a sense of the past with outstanding setting and great staff. We stayed for three nights and we were all sorry to leave. The manager looked after all our needs including several special dietary requirements with great care and kindness. Its an excellent base for visiting the area especially Hampi which should be a must for visitors to India.
We would certainly love to return.

Room Tip: There is a Maharaja suite but our rooms were excellent
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank Geoffrey N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shivavilas, Front Office Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavor to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights while visiting Hampi.
The palace is wonderful, full of character and feels like someones home.
Although dry management would send out for wine or beer and you could enjoy it with meals or while relaxing.
The bathroom was bigger than most hotels bedrooms and well stocked with toiletries.
We loved the wrap around balcony that let you sit in the shade while watching the surrounding views.
The billards room was great and we played snooker with some of the staff. With only 12 rooms this was not an impersonal hotel but somewhere you felt at home.

Room Tip: All the rooms are quiet,
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank samtheboater
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shivavilas, Front Office Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavor to maintain the Heritage and our standard of service.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandur
25.1 km away
Hyatt Place Hampi
Hyatt Place Hampi
#1 of 9 in Bellary
717 reviews
5.2 km away
Heritage Resort Hampi
6.9 km away
Evolve Back, Hampi
Evolve Back, Hampi
#1 of 1 in Kamalapur
152 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 km away
Clarks Inn Hampi
Clarks Inn Hampi
#1 of 6 in Hampi
230 reviews
9.6 km away
Royal Orchid Central Kireeti
9.8 km away
Hotel Malligi
Hotel Malligi
#1 of 7 in Hospet
939 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel)? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel)

Address: No. 97, Palace Road | Hampi, Sandur 583239, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Sandur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandur
Price Range: ₹ 5,942 - ₹ 14,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious WH Shivavilas Palace (An ITC Hotel) is just * 15 Minutes drive from Nearest VIDYANAGAR AIRPORT (VDY), Toranagal, Jindal * 35 Minutes Drive from Heritage Hampi Ruins * 5 HRS Drive from Bangalore/Bangalore Airport The luxurious WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace, more commonly known as “The Palace” was rebuilt in the year 1941 and stands as a testimony to the rise of the kingdom. The city of Sandur is a peaceful valley surrounded by hills all around, which Mahatma Gandhi described as an “Oasis” when he visited it in the early 1930’s. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with MakeMyTrip, Booking.com, ClearTrip, Yatra, Agoda and TravelGuru so you can book your Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel) reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel) Sandur, Karnataka

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing