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Reviewed 22 October 2012

No words to explain. As my childhood was spent here, it was more of memories and all the details the way i had seen it 35 years ago is the same. The PALACE is beatifully maintained with all the HERITAGE VALUES INTACT. Mr.John Curtis and team have painstakingly refurbished the entire PALACE with PASSION. A great place to rewind. Just forget about the world and stay in the PALACE. Soak in the GRANDEUR and LEGACY and enjoy the beutiful surroundings. You will go back in time.
I only wish the SANDUR VALLEY remains the same as Mr.M Y GHORPADE had maintained during his days. As the saying goes, one must visit SANDUR IN SEPTEMBER.
Unfortunately some UNSRCUPULOUS ELEMENTS, without having any knoweldge of the LEGACY have plundered the entire landscape for their personal gains.
I wish the family and the team maintain the LEGACY left behind by their FOREFATHERS for the FUTURE GENERATIONS.
As i said earlier IT IS OUT OF THE WORLD.
BEST WISHES TO TEAM.

Room Tip: Every room is excellent.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank hlur
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Thank you for your very positive and kind comments. We endeavour to maintain the Heritage.

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Well, this is a very lovely property.........with only about 12 rooms in the palace. The rooms are nicely done as is the full property. Its and ideal place to go with family or friends and relax. There is a swimming pool, good lawns, an activity room with games like table tennis, darts, carrom, chess, ps3 (only 1 game though!). The staff is excellent and ever ready to be of assistance. There is also a billiards room and a bar. Just a great place if you want to take it easy. The last 20 Kms on the road are rough but otherwise no complaints. Food is allright - nothing great, but good - not a running kitchen as in big hotels!

Room Tip: Rooms are well done with large bathrooms and private balconies. Room 108 is great and can be interconnected to 109 unless you want to use the Maharaja or Maharani Suite!!
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

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

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Reviewed 29 September 2012

Understand, Shivavilas Palace was the residence of His Highness Shri Yeshwantrao Ghorpade, the ex-ruler of Sandur and Rajmatha was residing in the Palace till the recent past - giving a feel of a lively home. The Palace has been renovated with a great attention, provided with modern amenities yet retained its rich heritage.

Location of the Palace in a sprawling area of about 20 acres amidst lush green trees & plants provides a very good and healthy atmosphere. The facilities are very good and hospitality is THE BEST in the region. We can feel the personal touch in the services rendered by the staff. The guests are taken care, as if they are the guests of the royal family of Sandur.

I need to visit the Palace once again, on a holiday, to explore more. I strongly recommend for a stay in the Shivavilas Palace to be treated as a guest of the Royal Family.

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Room Tip: Rooms are available to suit personal preferences. There are 9 deluxe rooms apart from a regular suite, maharaja suite and a maharani suite. There is two rooms which are inter-connected to each other suitable for a family of 2+2 and a room where one can take bath by keeping the window open (without losing the privacy)
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank SALEEMHYE
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

A beautiful hotel with large well appointed rooms with luxuriously fitted giant sized bathrooms. A nice restaurant which provides choice of exquisite Indian and western cuisine.
The hotel has a very large and well kept garden where one can spend the mornings and evenings in a serene atmosphere being one with nature.
The staff is very friendly, polite and courteous and eager to attend to your needs.
Being originally a palace, the ambience is old wordly but at the same time with modern amenities.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank lakshmananns
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Dear Friends,

We have visited Shivavilas Palace in the month of july 2012.

The experience was really good. The plus points of the Shiva Vilas Palace (SVP).

1. Excellent Ambiance
2. Excellent Service
3. Friendly and very helpful Staff
4. Excellent Food & Beverages
5. All modern facilities are available viz., WIFI etc..
6. Swimming Pool
7. Play area (Billiards, Dart, Chess etc..)
8. Library

Shiva Vilas Palace is located very close to Hampi the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
You have lot more places to see near by SVP viz., Sri. Kumara Swamy Temple, Gandi Lakshmi Narasimha temple etc..
It is a good place for family trip and business trip. A very calm and beautiful place.

I strongly recommend every one to visit atleast once the SVP and experience the magic.

Great place and great experience.

Happy Journey!

Regards,
Rohith
Bangalore

Room Tip: Rani & Maharaja Suites. All other rooms are also very good.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank RockingRohith
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Shivavilas, General Manager at Shivavilas Palace, HAMPI (An ITC WelcomHeritage Hotel), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

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