We have reached Madikeri by evening and traveled for another 20mins to Raj estate stay. It was very chill climate and stay in between coffee estate is really a different experience. There were many small falls around and it is good trekking place. Food and ambiance is also good. The assistant over there in the estate stay was really resourceful. There is no much place to see around Madikeri but the stay will be pleasant.
We just stayed here for a night, but a very pleasant experience it was. The place itself is about 15-20kms ahead of madikere, just off the highway. Coz of the lush landscape, you won't hear or see any traffic tho. At 1850 a room a night, the amenities are basic and sufficient. The rooms and bathroom were clean and the bed was comfortable enough. It being in the middle of the forest, expect a few bugs.
While the mention a stream on the property, it was still a pleasant surprise coz we didn't expect it to be right in front of the rooms. We spent an entire afternoon just fooling around in the stream. There's a large open space on front of the rooms where they'll set up a lil bonfire and chairs for u in the evening.
The staff are quite friendly and yet give u space. For about 100 per head, they cook up a good homely meal for u (bfast was on the house). Non veg I think was extra, we were charged for pork we wanted, but didn't mind a bit coz it was quite yum!
Would definitely recommend this place for a simple and economic get away.
Had a very pleasant experience. To start with, it is about 15 kms from the Madikeri city with excellent road connectivity. Jus the last 200 mts is muddy road, but you can park your car in their bungalow and they'll take you in their Jeep to the homestay. Parking your car at their bunglow is quite safe. Last strech is quite tricky to cover unless you have good control on your car. They have 4 rooms of which 3 have sitouts. They are decent sized rooms with basic facilities like fan, washbasin and attached bathroom. They do not have running hot water or geyser. To give you a better feel of nature, they give you firewood heated water for bathing. Jus 50 ft away from the room is a stream where you can stretch your legs and get wet. It would be about a feet or two in depth. There is no network connectivity at all. You can reach their bunglow and make calls from there if required. Food has limited options, but whatever they serve is homely and tasty food. They have a few dogs to guard their estate which are quite friendly and common in estates. Its located in the midst of nature and it feels like paradise when it is raining. They have a huge space I'm front of the rooms where you can play outdoor games like badminton n cricket. You can even go on a small trek in their estate. Do not expect luxury, you can visit these estate stays only if you want to enjoy nature. Overall, a very laidback place for a relaxed trip.
My overall rating would hit 8.5.
We stayed here for 3 days, 2 nights.
Very nice, soft spoken, very helpful people.
Food that is served (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner) is of good quality, tasty and neatly served. Stay is very decent and neatly maintained.
Bathrooms are clean.
Hot water for bath( Hande neeru).
We were here for a 3 day, 2 night stay with family and had booked the place through Air BnB.
The location is away from Madikeri town and hence away from the crowd and noise. This is a little cottage/house tucked away in a beautiful estate in the midst of nature and still on the main road and no mobile signal to disturb you. The estate is awesome - the cottage, stream flowing through it, quite with the night having only the sound of the stream and chirps of insects.
The rooms though small and a bit congested are real value for money and neat. While they do not have AC, you will be provided with table fans for each room and trust me thats good enough for the Coorg weather. The bathrooms were also super clean. But if you are someone looking for super luxury, this is not for you.
The other biggest thing I loved is the food, service and the staff. Raj Estate has the best three staff I have ever seen. The food was all cooked in front of us based on what we ordered and no extra charges to any of it. The staff were super helpful catering to all of our demands ranging from ginger tea at 11pm to akkuroti and pork at short notice. Loved the place. Will do it again.