This is a state run (KSTDC) hotel in Hampi. From a budget point , this hotel can be in the called a mid range hotel. But in Hampi's standards this is easily an upscale hotel.
The many hotels available around the Hampi ruins are either those budget lodges (called guesthouses) with very basic backpackers style or the quite expensive (resort like) ones.
In that way Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari is a decent choice, especially if you are traveling with family and looking for a decent place at a reasonable budget. While those backpackers' guesthouses are on the Hampi Bazaar area, Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari is in Kamalapur. This is about 2km before the Hampi village. If you are traveling by bus, get dropped at Kamalapura. The Hotel is just around the junction.
From the hotel you can easily walk to the Royal Center area of Hampi. A little towards the village square is the Archeological Museum. But you need to hire an auto-rickshaw/moped/bicycle for the rest of the sight seeing. The hotel reception can arrange auto-rickshaw for a day trip. Of course you can do it on your own also.
A great thing about Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari is its spacious compound. If you are traveling by car/bike, you can safely park it in the hotel compound especially in the night. That's not the case with many smaller lodges in the Hampi Bazaar area, where you've to park you vehicle in the public parking lot which is usually a bit far from the lodges.
There is an attached restaurant that also serves beer. Room tariffs are in the range of Rs400/USD9 (non AC dormitory type) to Rs3000/ USD140 for upscale the Presidential Suite. The hotel have many types of AC and non AC accommodations in between these two types.
Below is the indicative Tariffs quoted from their official website www.karnatakaholidays.net
Till 15th September 2014
From 16th September 2014
* seasonal tariff
Presidential Suite (2)
AC Deluxe Double Room (12)
AC Semi Deluxe Double Room (16)
*From 1st October 14 to 31st Ocotober 14
*From 21st December 14 to 1st January 15
Another plus for Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari is you can book the room in advance online. Being one of those Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) owned hotels, use the KSTDC online reservation portal to check availability and book ( www.karnatakaholidays.net ). That's one great comfort you get even while planing your Hampi trip!
See also: Hotels and Lodges in Hampi