Murudeshwar Guest House: sea facing stay for the budget traveller

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About Murudeshwara: Murudeshwara (also called Mrudeshwar, Murudeshwar, Mrudeshwara) has a religious significance, supposedly from Ramayana times. A sylvan beach by the temple, some beach-side eateries, beach activities (boat ride, snorkeling, banana ride, diving, eating fish fry etc – no bikini beach tan though), an island (Netrani) and some shopping (items made of local root) pretty much sums up the place. Ans yes, the name ‘RN Shetty’ reverberates everywhere you go in this town. A good weekend getaway from Bangalore during Oct-Feb.

Inside Room

Inside Room

About Murudeshwar Guest House: Also called RNS Guest House, the hotel is a part of Naveen Group of Hotels. RNS Group has a good portfolio of hotels in the place – Murudeshwar Guest House (08385-268990, INR 650 for a double bedroom) , RNS Residency (268901-03, INR 1100 onwards)and Naveen Beach Resort(260415, INR 1700 onwards). The group also owns a sea-side restaurant – Naveen Beach Restaurant which serves only vegetarian food. Murudeshwar Guest House has around 50 sea facing rooms with balcony that opens up with the view of waves lashing on rocks on one side, coastal life (fishermen, their boats, huts and families) on the second and meeting the horizon on the third. A beautiful landscape awaits you while you enter and leave the guest house. From the corridor you can see the Shiva Statue, the Gopuram and the sea.

Through the Window

Through the Window

Location: Almost 3 km from the Murudeshwar town entrance gate (on NH17). An auto from this gate charges INR 25 to reach the guest house. The guest house is located at a very convenient location with everything that is worth a watch in Murudeshwar in its vicinity – beach, Temple, Gopuram, Shiva statue, local market and beach activities center.

Gopuram-from the Balcony

Gopuram-from the Balcony

Rates: A double bedroom costs INR 650. Since it doesn’t serve food and beverages, so don’t expect any other expenditure.

Services: I had an 1-day trip to Murudeshwar. So, didn’t had much of a chance to experience or use any of the services of the guest house. But, checki-in and check-out were quick and there was no other requests for tip etc from the guest house staff.

From the Balcony

From the Balcony

Room Quality: A cupboard, double-bed, two chairs, a TV, a stand, an attached batch and a balcony. People staying at the rooms at any corner of the building are lucky since they get a double-sized sea facing balcony. Sit there on your chairs in the morning for a splendid view of the sea and the fishing boats; and in the night for the cool breeze.

Hygiene: Not much to speak of. But manageable.
I disliked: Hotel folks suggested not to keep the balcony door open during night – insects might enter the room. We kept it open for some time, but didn’t find any insect. Further, the bathroom could have been maintained better.

Entrance View

Entrance View

Others: The stretch from the reception to your room is spectacular. Being situated on a hillock, you’ll have to traverse a good 100m. On this stretch lies the Shiva statue, the Ratha and some other statues making it a ‘Mythological Park’. The view of the town from this place is probably the best you can have at Murudeshwar.

Value for Money: In INR 650, there is nothing more you could expect.
Summary: Ideal for families, budget honeymoon couples, lone and group travellers and vacationers.

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6 Responses to “Murudeshwar Guest House: sea facing stay for the budget traveller”

  1. vikram Says:

    \its a nice place to hang out. hotel tariff double bed room is 750 INR. climate is pitty hot. hotels are neat and clean but the Naveen restaurant’s waiters are mannerless and they never respond in good manner.. overall place is good but very limited to roam around. other than murudeshwar temple and beach you cant visit anywhere else. there is nothing availabl there.

  2. Smitha Says:

    I am going there with a group of my friends this weeknd. We have reservations at the Guest house, wanted to check with you about the cleanliness of the place and also if there were any water sports available?

  3. Adinarayana Says:

    We want your tarrif details

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  5. Kalyan Banerjee Says:

    Thanks Preetam. Yes, this is the same. But don’t confuse it with RNS Residency. Both are adjacent.
    From Kumta to Murudeshwara, I boarded a Kumta-Mangalore bus. No idea about its frequency though. Check it out at

  6. Preetam Says:

    Nice detailed description of the guest house. Just wanted to know is this the same guesthouse that is behind the gopuram facing the sea?

    How is bus frequency from Mangalore?
    KIndly let me know

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