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Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

This hotel has lots of character if you value history and heritage over typical standard chain hotel designs..very spacious rooms with great antique furniture, private veranda sit outs and friendly service. Loved the collection of old books in the library, the sprawling green grounds and the vintage car display . The kalakendra ngo nearby for handcrafted items was a great recommendation by the front desk too.
Cons: distance from Hampi is a good hour plus so be prepared for the daily drive through mining dusty areas.
Breakfast variety and food quality could definitely be improved .

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Our stay in this hotel wasn’t planned. It just happened because we decided to fly down instead of driving down from mumbai and had an extra day. Since we like ITC heritage brand booked to stay here for a night.
The route is very dusty and thru the mining areas. But once we reached we got a Royal taste of the kingdom of Sandur. For those planning to visit the Hampi temples from here it is an hours drive away and can be tiring. But for resting after the Hampi temples it is the best. The airport of Jindal is close by around 20 minutes I was told but the flights come in here from Bengaluru. The check in was efficient and they took us on a tour of the property. The place is extremely well maintained with highly polished floors, paintings and trophies intact. There is a functional temple which is opened for prayers daily by a priest. The breakfast was decent. There was a buffet dinner by the poolside the night we stayed as there was a function of Sandur residential school and a buffet party was organised for them. The rooms were extremely spacious and so was the bathroom. The wifi was patchy and even our local network didn’t work well.
It is a great place to spend with friends as there is a lot of lounging areas.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

We were made to feel very special in this former royal residence. The hotel is full of mementoes from the past- a library of old books, cabinets full of ornaments, a billiard room full of stuffed trophies. The food was excellent and served either in the restaurant, the beautiful inner courtyard or outside. We were lucky enough to eat in the gardens by the stunning pool, the meal accompanied by traditional music. The trip to Hampi took 40 mins each way but the quality of the hotel more than justified the daily trips in. After the bustle and dust of the ancient city, returning to the peace and quiet of Shivavilas Palace - and especially the big bathroom- was a joy. Hampi is magical, do make sure you do the walk along the river and also visit the Hanuman Temple slightly outside Hampi. The climb of 570 steps is worth it to see the amazing 360 view of paddy fields and boulders. Breath taking in so many ways ! Top marks for this hotel and all its wonderful staff. Do not miss the opportunity of staying here.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

We were 4 adults and 4 friends who had originally planned to stay for 2 nights but had to extend the stay by one night as the place was so awesome. Large, spacious rooms, asthetic decor, amazing pics of wildlife and nice touches that reminds one of childhood home.

What really makes the place tick is the team of super efficient and patient staff. Special mention to Joseph, Praveen, Tejaswini and Biswa. Nothing was ever too much for them. Good, simple food and a lovely pool.

We will definitely visit again. This was an unforgettable vacation.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank aarthyramamurthy
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whshivavilas, Manager at WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that overall you had a comfortable stay at WH Shivavilas palace heritage hotel.

We are happy to you liked that palace,Food,Pool and staff service

Thank you

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Reviewed 16 December 2019

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.

Date of stay: December 2019
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whshivavilas, Manager at WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020

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

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