Just don't go there if you can possibly avoid it - it would be closed down if it was in the UK!
We were travelling in a group of four and our hearts sank as we entered the lobby.
My husband and I were shown to our rooms and our hearts sank even further. The fan was incredibly noisey and the air con just didn't work. We were then shown to another room where the air con came on if the staff fiddled with it. The bed linen looked decidely tired and grubby so we decided to ask for another sheet in which to cocoon ourselves.There was no water or kettle ( the only place on our 3 weeks travels not to supply one) just a dirty looking jug on a dirty tray.
We next went into the bathroom( i will spare you the sordid details) to discover there was no hot water. A very aggressive member of the hotel staff told us that Indian people only needed it in the morning. We had travelled all day and needed a shower which I would imagine would be the case with all tourists wishing to visit Bijapur. We were told there would be water in 10 minutes - it never did happen that night.
We went to the restuarant where the table cloths were stained with food - we tried turning one over but it was equally as bad on the other side! The food was surprisingly good - we went for the vegetarian option to be on the safe side!
The curtains were still drawn when we went in for breakfast - the waiter hastily re drew them when he saw the mess on the window sill and in the garden from the night before!
Thank goodness it was only a one night stay.
Personally I don't think Bijapur is worth a visit given this hotel but also because the terrible noise made by shouting and screaming in the mausoleum itself makes it impossible to enjoy.The rest of the sight seeing tour is interesting but not really worth the journey given the alternatives in the rest of Karnataka.
- Also Known As:
- Shashinag Residency Hotel Bijapur, Karnataka