January 22, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.61: Hotel Shivashakti Palace, Haveri, Karnataka.

“Decent Place for an overnight stop.”
3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
We were driving from Pune to Bangalore and needed to stop as it was getting dark and we decided to rest for the night rather than do it all in one day. Haveri is a small town about 520 km from Pune and 70 km ahead of Hubli, towards Bangalore. We located Hotel Shivashakti Palace on Google maps. I had to drive left off the main highway into Haveri town on the old PB Road.

The hotel was well lit and we parked in the side road leading to the entrance. The reception and rooms were on the second floor. There was an elevator available, so we didn’t have to climb up the narrow staircase. We were lucky to get an ac double room for Rs.950 (taxes extra), and agreed to pay extra bed charges of Rs.150. Non ac rooms were already occupied.

The room was cosy and big enough with an extra divan, TV, intercom, and a working ac, but the bathroom fittings were not up to the mark, with the flush handle dangling loose.

We decided to order our dinner in the room, since the restaurant was located on the ground floor. The food was tasty albeit a bit spicy, but we were surprised to receive an inflated dinner bill. On inquiring I was told that the menu card was an old one.

We had a good night’s rest but were woken around 8 am by a musical band playing on the ground floor. It seems that a marriage ceremony was being conducted in the banquet hall below.

We had our baths with lukewarm water. We ordered our breakfast through room service, and again the bill did not tally with the prices marked on the menu. Anyway, we settled our bill and were on our way to Bangalore after a refreshing night’s rest.
  • Stayed December 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 starsLocation
    • 3 of 5 starsRooms
    • 3 of 5 starsService

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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