We were a group of 6 adults and one child who had booked all 3 rooms for 2 nights.
What started as a very pleasant stay with lovely rooms & and a gorgeous estate staled into an regrettable experience with an unpleasant exchange with the Hostess on the second night
We were informed in advance that for any meals at the Homestay we were required to give prior notice. We had lunched at the Homestay on the first day and found the meal lacking in both taste and variety and hence opted to eat out for the remainder of our stay.
On the second night of our stay, we intended to step out for dinner but because of a torrential downpour, decided to pick up food for the group and eat at the Homestay instead.
To our immense surprise, at our request for some plates & cutlery we were told off by the Hostess saying that it is a common 'rule' in Homestays that Outside food is not allowed. She refused to gives us any plates & spoons as this was apparently a free service and she pays her domestic help by the hour.
We were forced to eat out of plastic containers with no cutlery, even though we had a young child with us.
We found this behaviour very inhospitable and unacceptable, especially there was no specific mention of outside food not being allowed in the confirmation email we received from the management.
A small consideration of providing cutlery to your guests is a minimum expectation that was unfortunately not met.
Although the estate and the gardens are breathtaking, and the hostess was kind enough to walk us around and show us the variety of flora and fauna, the basic lack of hospitality overshadowed the entire experience....
I booked out all the three rooms here for my family for 2 nights. The place is nice and quaint but not too impressed with the experience on offer.
Clean, all three rooms next to each other. So if you have neighbours when you book this place, might not get too much privacy. However, having spent 2 nights, no housekeeping done the next day.
50km away from Kushal nagar. 30 km from Iruppu falls. around 50 towards forest. Nothing nearby, best eat out is Papera which is around 10km away. If you dont have personal transport it would be very difficult.
Food is extremely average and limited. We had one lunch from there which wasnt a good experience. Charging 350/- per meal seems like a robbery. We ate out from Papera all the while which was a steal in comparison. On the final night we thought we will do a take away and enjoy in the resort. However, owner doesn't allow food from outside to be brought in. We weren't even allowed plates to use even when we offered to clean them. After lot of discussion she turned on the light at the dining area, we ate from the food trays, cleaned up the place and went back to the rooms. Let's hope this didn't come up because we didn't opt for the in house meals. Please don't ask for ice cubes, we found a lot of residue once it melted. Also, apart from Airtel, dont think any other network works here, you'll have to step out atleast around 5km out to get range.
On the bright side, good estate , well managed. Lot of flowers, fruits growing here. A knowledgeble host, who barring the incident was extremely social, and was gracious enough to offer us flower buds for gardening.
On the down side, far away from POI's , average food, limited options and privacy.
We were a bunch of friends who stayed there for a night. Ms.Chitra made us feel very comfortable and was friendly with us. The homestay was very clean and very well maintained. The estate has different species of plants and is just a bliss to take a walk during the early hours of the day. The food was homely and great! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is planning to visit Coorg.
I stayed there with family for 2 days in December, 2015. The rooms are spacious and clean. The estate is amazing. Ms. Chitra, the owner, is very nice. The stay was very comfortable. Food was average but the desserts were yummy. Though we had booked the stay for 2 days, we were provided alternate accommodation for 1 day in a nearby bungalow which was also equally good. Only thing about the bungalow is that it was lacking security arrangements given that it was at an interior location as there was no one else except the guests. This homestay is a bit far from Madikeri and on the interiors and ideal for people looking to relax and enjoy the nature.
We had spent our last vacation in Coorg and had a very comfortable stay in "The Grand Oak". The place is a little away from the noises of the town, but again not too far to reach. The landscaping is beautiful with a pond and garden around it. Kids had lot of fun playing in such open places. Our hostess was very warm and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. Food was excellent with a good spread. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the evening and early morning mists by sitting in the veranda... a thing which we miss in our city life. The walk around the 20 acre estate lifts the spirits in you. I would highly recommend this place to my friends and would love to spend a vacation again there.