Amanvana - luxury Boutique spa resort, Coorg
No 21, Bollur Village, Guddehosur, Kushalnagar, Madikeri, Karnataka 571234
We chose Amanvana Spa Resorts for our first wedding anniversary & we couldn't make a better choice than this! Located right on the Mangalore-Mysore road, but completely away from from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Amanvana is a premium luxury resort in Coorg, compared to the likes of very expensive Orange County, Tamara & Vivanta by Taj. Located on the banks of river Kaveri, from the moment you wake up to when you head to sleep, time at Amanvana is measured by the quiet magic of the revered River Kaveri. Among resorts in Coorg, Amanvana has the most intimate view of the river. The mesmerizing location of Amanvana makes it the perfect place to enjoy the picturesque beauty of Coorg. We were treated with Bungalow no 107. The aesthetically pleasing bungalows at Amanvana have been designed with meticulous attention to delightful details and a perfect sense of harmony. Each bungalow comes with a private lawn, a lotus pond and a reading nook. There's also a special moon light in the ceiling to bring an air of enchantment to storytelling nights. In the morning, it's always wonderful to be woken up by over 18 varieties of bird song that replace your alarm clock. The bathrooms at Amanvana are the USP. Clad with stone to enhance the naturalistic design of the bungalows, the bathrooms also feature luxury tubs, soothing white brick walls, and sky lit ceilings that make you feel one with nature even in the most private of spaces. One of the highlights that make Amanvana the most popular resort in Coorg is the fascinating trek to the Eight Islands. You will be accompanied by a resort guide along lush green forests, rare bird sanctuaries and beautiful streams which are the major attractions of your journey. Special mention of extremely knowledgeable Saraswati (Activity manager) & tremendously helpful Anoop who were our guides for the Nature walk, Eight Island trek & Coffee plantation visit! All must-do activities at Amanvan! Amanvana is a spa and resort destination, where you can enjoy a truly comprehensive list of spa therapies. As you descend the staircase that leads to our blissful spa, you enter a enchanting and relaxing world: imagine charmingly plush interiors, frog whispers from the lotus pond and the smiling faces of our caring staff. We tried the amazingly relaxing Ayurvedic massage & Signature wine facial, which felt like the cherry on the topic at our Amanvana trip. Special mention again for the staff & Vipith! Dining at Amanvana is the only concern with very limited options at the Rainbow Room restaurant. We did try our hand at Coorgi dishes which were very delicious & filling. Special arrangements were made at the Coffee hut for our anniversary, which was a very kind gesture from the resort staff. The breakfast buffet is widespread with both Indian & Continental dishes. Overall, an very relaxing & amazing beautiful experience at the Amanvana Spa Resort! A must try if you are in Coorg.
I had been looking for a resort for my family to spend good time together. I had planned the visit from Mangalore to Madekeri / Coorg / Kushalnagar. I was very particular about the resort and it was an effort of 3 months to finalize Amanvana. I zeroed in on Amanvana due to its monsoon package, amenities and overall good feedback online. There were some negative feedback on few website which were motivating me to give second thought on my choice of resort. My visit to Amanvana changed all my perception, believe me they are very serious about your comments or complaint on website, as nothing proved to be right on negative side mentioned on any website. They gave their best during our visit. True to its name Amanvana is truly a peaceful, well-planned, clean and Alice in Wonderland resort. You have lot to do in resort if you truly love nature or want to spend some really good time with your family. Staff is excellent, really no words, everyone is helpful and will arrange any thing on your request. As I had opted for the package we enjoyed unlimited food, served with sheer love. Restaurant staff was very helpful, served with smile to never ending demand of my family. The catch of the resort, its rooms with unique bathrooms. I have visited N-number of hotels / resorts but, never came across such splendid bathrooms, really wonderful. Experience it to enjoy it. Overall the rooms were very nice, very clean and really big. I liked the idea of placing books in every corner of the room even in bathroom. I liked the paintings which were placed in the room. They have given lot of thought while designing the resort. The only disappointment I had was with 7 Island Tour which got cancelled due to heavy rains and high flow of water in River Kaveri. It was cancelled for our own safety, so I will not blame anyone I think it was our own bad luck. My advice to travellers would be to opt for package and negotiate, if you are lucky and its off-season then you may land-up with a good deal. Restaurant is expensive so opt for packages and enjoy your unlimited food. Amanvana is located in Kushalnagar but, again it hardly matters as their is nothing much to watch in Coorg or Madekeri or Kushalnagar. If you are planning a visit to Coorg / Madekeri then resort will play a very important role as outside there is hardly anything to do. Resort will guide you with all the tour details, places to look for nearby. I would recommend Amanvana to travellers any time and please ignore all the negative feedback. I would suggest resort to update the website with better images of their resort. They have lot of scenic view in resort and they have hardly updated good images of resort. Images play important role in making decision if we are booking online.
This is to bring to your kind notice that we had a two day stay in the resort. Though we found the resort very beautiful and eco friendly there are a certain things which I would like to bring to your notice. First of all they will have to train their Manager Satish to be courteous to the customers no matter what the situation is. He has no right to sound arrogant. After all he's being paid his salary from the revenue got from the customers! That is the first lesson to be taught in training their staff. Otherwise this person can wean away the customers in the near future. Because the people who choose to stay here are no ordinary people, they come from high profile families and will not take nonsense from an employee. I am deeply hurt and disappointed at this behaviour and strongly believe that this is where we lose out on so far as "hospitability" is concerned. Are we spending so much money to listen to this kind of shit? Therefore my conclusion would Be This is the most disappointing resort I have ever come across. Mere waste of money. Its the most useless 5 star resorts. It doesn't provide basic facilities like WiFi and Valet parking. You are not even helped to keep the luggage in the car. You have to do everything by yourself. There is a program provided by the resort called Kaveri river trekking. For this, one is supposed to wear water resistant footwear which we were never told neither was it provided by the hotel. We had to go bare foot as such suffered many bruises due to the lack of facilities which could be easily provided by the hotel at hardly any cost. The swimming pool chairs do not have a table to keep refreshments. The most discourteous man was the General Manager named SATISH. He has absolutely no courtesy to speak to his customers. He is full of arrogance and is ill mannered !! He is one factor who can wean away customers in the near future. Food is average. Spa is good. P. S: will NEVER recommend this resort to any one. Prasant Pandey. Sent from my iPhone
On my relaxation trip I visited Coorg. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. We booked the room online. We reached the place by own vehicle. There is parking facility and it is free service. The Front office staff was responding well. We reached late to the place they provided service for us. The service of the hotel was prompt. We took room service. The room was well maintained. The room is neat and spacious. It is in an open area. The bathroom is well maintained. Moon light was there in the hotel. We booked honeymoon suite room. We had food in the hotel. It was good and tasty. There are many restaurants nearby. There is buffet system. Both American and South-Indian dishes were available. Both veg and non-veg food are available. We took room and restaurant service available. The location of the hotel was well placed. It is in nature place. We felt very relaxing. The appearance of the hotel was beautiful. Building structure was good. It is in a calm atmosphere. Garden laundry service Walking trail is there. There is the river on the side. There were other activities like spa facility. Some are complimentary and others are paid service. I will suggest this hotel to other travelers also. They should participate in activities like trekking and spa.
We planned for this trip on the event of our wedding anniversary and reserved in advance. Closer to the date, we had to reach out to the front desk for travel options from Mysore and Anju at the front desk was extremely accommodative. We arrived on time and were shown the room within 5 mins - no waiting time, no need for cleaning time, etc. This was the first example of efficiency at this resort (there are more to come!! The rooms are spacious and well furnished. There is a sitting room with a large LCD TV and a DTH connection. They have provided a succumbed convertible option, which is helpful. Complimentary fruit basket and mini bar are well stocked. The Bath is quite extravagant with a Bathtub and an open to air bathing area. They provide a locker and a large closet, useful for stays longer than 2 days. The front desk executives are extremely helpful and take pleasure / time to explain about the facilities and activities available on site, on your arrival. They even have a bird watching competition and award a "Bird watcher" certificate at the end of your stay, if you happen to identify and mark down birds from a list they provide. My son identified some birds from the list and was given the certificate promptly, which was 1. Informative on bird species for a child, 2. Brought him away from the tab / ipad / phone culture, and 3. Sense of pride at identifying and getting rewarded. Special mention should be made here about Anju and Hemanth, who were attending the front desk during our arrival Continuing on the facilities, there is a poolside restaurant operating from 6 AM - 11 PM - as part of the package we availed complimentary breakfast. The spread is quite varied with south Indian, north Indian, and Continental options. They also have 1 option on the live counter at breakfast and dinner. During our stay, the options were Akki roti (Coorgi cuisine) and Masala dosa / poori. There are 2 swimming pools, one smaller for kids between 1-6 years (1-2 feet) and a larger one for adults, 4-5 feet in depth. The pool is well maintained with a waterfall-like projection at one end, which when switched on is useful for a drencher. They also have a jacuzzi near the pool, again well maintained One of the biggest advantages of this resort is the spa. Anil, who manages the spa is very experienced and has on-hand some of the most experienced masseuse for a wonderful experience. Again, the variety across the massages is extremely good - they have relaxation, anti-stress, exfoliating, facials, and full body massages. There is also a discount on massages beyond certain value. This was the first time that we experienced a massage and we were not disappointed - very effective and pleasurable experience. Kudos to Anil's team! Moving on to activities, there are 4 main ones that you can enjoy, 1. 8-Island trek: the resort is situated on the banks of the Cauvery as it flows down, so you can walk through the relaxing waters of the Cauvery. This is a daily event that happens between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. 2. Nature walk: one of the executives take you through the 300-odd varieties of flora available in the center, this is quite informative. 3. Coffee plantation visit: Coorg is famous for its coffee plantation and Amanvana is no exception (we didn't do this activity as we had done this earlier in other places). 4. Movie of the day: Depending on the weather, the Amanvana team airs a Hindi or English movie in the evening at the open to air theater or the activity center There is a activity center where children can play chess, carrom, table tennis, foosball, archery, and badminton - they also have activity hour exclusively for children between 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and again in the afternoon, where they have someone teach arts and crafts for children To talk about the food, there is a lot of variety and authenticity in the preparation of dishes from different cuisines. The restaurant Manager and staff are very polite and helpful. The restaurant houses about 10 tables, but even if you prefer sitting in the garden outside or the cottage diner, the waiting staff's efficiency is never in question - always checking on us, on the quality of the food, and focusing on the customer experience. Overall, though we only spent 2 nights here, the service experience and importance for customer is highly appreciable at Amanvana. To top it off, Amanvana, surprised us with a wedding anniversary cake, that was most unexpected. Some people might think this place is pricey, but let me tell you, for the kind of customer service they provide, it is worth every paisa. I would like to close off with another round of appreciation for all Amanvana staff!! GREAT WORK, TEAM, KEEP ROCKING!!
Amanvana - luxury Boutique spa resort is ranked #6 among the 1059 hotels in Coorg with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 14, 5-star Resorts in Coorg. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 194 photos, 1207 text reviews and 3 video reviews and is rated top for its Appearance, Room and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 13,900 to Rs 16,200 per night. The hotel offer 20 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (56%) and Couple (31%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 66% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 20% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Amanvana - luxury Boutique spa resort is located at Kushalnagar . Cauvery Nisargadhama (1 Km) and Valnur Fishing Camp (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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