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“Well- the cockroaches like it!!”

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Hotel Priyadarshini Classic
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Hospet
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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“Well- the cockroaches like it!!”
Reviewed 11 March 2008

This hotel truly has to be on the list of the worst hotels on earth.

Arrived late afternoon 4th March to witness two waiters fighting on the floor in the bar, kicking three bells out of each other. No management around to fix the problem. And it got worse from there.

The room (D17, fourth floor) was supposedly “ready”.
In fact it was filthy, with used, stained sheets, a single dirty towel and broken aircon. An immediate complaint got the response – “we will fix it”.
But – 30 minutes later – no action.
Visited the manager – and at least got one clean sheet and a clean towel, they thumped the aircon unit which made it emit dust and noise (it stayed useless), but they didn’t clean the floors.

A promise to be “shown two alternate rooms” resulted in a roomboy opening the door on a room containing an Indian family watching TV, and a second scruffy room where three Indian ladies had been chatting, quickly departing, and stating they would “clean the room soon”. So I gave up on that promise and decided to suffer the problems for 2 nights.

At 11pm – discovered the bathroom was infested with cockroaches. Not the little baby ones one frequently sees in hot climes – these were the big Momma/Poppa/Grandad variety – two inches plus long. And lots and lots of them.

Next day, noticed the mattress under the stained sheets – found it truly revolting. Years of foul stains.
Insisted to reception that the room should be cleaned properly.
By 3.30pm absolutely zero result.

Complained again. By 7.30pm found they had swept the floor of the bedroom – but left the bathroom floor as it had been for apparently the previous 5 years. And they had provided a single extra poorly washed sheet and a towel.

11pm – discovered they had actually replaced the previously semi-clean pillowcases with used blood-stained ones!!
Yes- they had actually done that!! Took pillows to managers office, placed them on his desk and described to him what he should do. (almost politely). Got replacement pillow cases.

Midnight – met my friends the giant cockroaches in the bathroom again.
Noticed that the safety card telling you how to escape if this place caught fire told one how to escape from a completely different room!!

Next morning – took a few photographs – and checked out resolving to ensure that as many people were warned about this place as possible.

DO NOT GO THERE unless you aim to catch a disease - or are really interested in cockroaches.

  • Liked — Nothing - it was disgusting!!
  • Disliked — The cockroaches and the dirt
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 January 2008

Priyadarshini Hotel is located in Hospet India which is 12 km from the Heritage Site of Hampi. Hospet is a moderate size city with few relatively inexpensive hotels and is more dirty than most Indian cities we have visited. We are 4 senior citizen who have travelled extensively in India and the far east. We stayed at the Priyadarshini for three nights and the two rooms utilized basically were the same. The room itself was large, refurbished, clean and properly equipped with A/C and fan. The bathroom had also been refurbished and the fixtures were adequate; however, the extent of the mold on the inside bathroom door and elsewhere in the bathroom coupled with the virtual lack of hot water and no water from the hot water tap at times made the hotel minimally acceptable. To solve this problem we used our immersible hot water heaters in the water filled pail typically found in Indian bathrooms. It took about 45 minutes to heat the water. Using that and the small rinse bucket we had sufficient hot water for one person to take a shower. Thus we overcame the problem. Food in the attached outside restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was in the inside restaurant and was also good. We ate porridge each day as we were tired of dry cereal and eggs. Cost of the room was about $47 per night excluding all meals. IN VISITING HOSPET / HAMPI BE SURE TO BRING PLENTY OF MOSQUITO REPELLANT AS THEY ARE A PROBLEM. The electricity goes off in Hospet on a regular basis and the hotel generator causes a spike in the voltage. The spike caused by battery charger to malfunction. Thus a word of caution on the use of battery chargers. We had no problem with the telephone chargers.

  • Liked — Room basically was clean.
  • Disliked — Mold in the bathroom, lack of hot water, lack of any water from the hot water tap
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Priyadarshini Classic
Address: No 5/45 A Station Road, Hospet 583201, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hospet
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Hospet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Priyadarshini Classic 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud and happy to inform you that we have completed Three decades of service in hospitality under our Flagship Hotel Brand name, HOTEL PRIYADARSHINI at Hospet ( Hampi ). To celebrate this occasion we are glad to inform you that , we have opened a new hotel in the same premises under the name of PRIYADARSHINI PRIDE. ... more   less 
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