Well, not writing a review would be a crime for Coffee Bean Homestay. I will try my best to jot down the experience for future travellers to Chikamagalur. We were a group of 6 people - friends and family - coming from Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore - looking for a 2-3 day getaway from our mundane lives. Every year, we go for such a trip to look back at our friendship and relax from our crazy lives. This year, from great reviews, we chose Chikamagalur and Coffee Bean Homestay after about 2-3 days of intensive search on the web. On the outset, I must say that I had heard great reviews about Coffee Bean via word of mouth and also a lot about certain "Mr Nischit"...we were really eager to be there now. We were there from 22 August to 25 August. Just before our travel, we were a bit skeptic as the Karnataka flood were in full swing. The owner very patiently assured us that all was fine and we can commence our travel safely. When we reached the estate, all the reviews and all the hype about this place lived upto its expectations. The overall estate coverage, cleanliness, creativity of the rooms, hospitality of staff, dining (the home cooked meals are just awesome and you will keep licking your fingers), unlimited tea / coffee, the estate walk, the evening bonfire - all in all, we were blown away. And now to few words about Mr. Nischit - you are a rockstar. Nischit blows you away with his hospitality, knowledge about the nature, ecosystem and topics in general. You will feel like talking to him all along to pick on his brains. To top that, he has a terrific sense of humour which let us rolling all along. Thank you Nischit - I am sure we will cross roads in near future (atleast, I will bring all my acquaintances to Coffee Bean atleast once :P ) To summarize, it was a place where we could just CHILLAX. We are back to our mundane lives, but mentally - we are still at Coffee Bean Estate. 1. Approach road - 5/5 - better roads than city roads :) 2. Estate Coverage and Cleanliness - 5/5 - you will feel as if you are in a resort 3. Rooms - 5/5 - very creative, comfortable beds, the view from the balcony is a killer 4. Food - 5/5 - Can I give more than 5? - The 'Malnad" cuisine will blow you away 5. Hospitality of staff and Host - 5/5 - Always smiling staff, and SUPER HOST in Mr. Nischit. Big thank you from all of us !!!