Amara Homestay, Dandeli

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Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.0 / 7
Appearance
6.0 / 7
Front Office
6.1 / 7
Service
6.6 / 7
Room
6.1 / 7
Food & Drink
6.6 / 7
Activities
5.1 / 7

Reviews (44)


Bangalore
1 Review

An awesome weekend at Amara homestay

7.0/7
Posted 9 Jan

Surrounded by the beautiful green Areca nut trees, Amara is the best place to stay in Dandeli. Hegde's family is very welcoming and hence the place becomes more beautiful. Their hospitality is just outstanding. The place is clean and cozy. The food was simple and delicious . We saw five spotted deer near our cottage early morning. They came running and then vanished in the woods. If you get a chance to peep in the kitchen, take a look at the beautiful painting made by Archana on the wall . There are many places to visit nearby - You can go see Sentheri rocks. You can also go for river rafting and other water activities . Tips: Don't miss any meal there. You will rarely come across someone serving food with so much love. From breakfast to dinner, they serve awesome home made food.

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1 Review

Food was value for money

6.9/7
Posted 12 Dec, 2016

The hotel was located far away from the city and nearby the bus stand and railway station. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The parking facility was available at the hotel. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The allotted room was spacious and well maintained. All amenities were available in working condition. The food and drink was excellent. The variety of food was provided by the hotel. The complimentary breakfast was not provided by the hotel. The food was value for money. The activities were arranged by the hotel. The overall service of the hotel was very nice. The behaviour of was friendly in the hotel. The destination of the hotel was good. I had visited this hotel for relaxation tour. I had visited this hotel with my family. I had booked this room directly. I don't have any suggestion for this hotel.

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Delhi
1 Review

Not recommended

5.1/7
Posted 10 Dec, 2016

I had visited this hotel with my family for relaxation trip. The hotel was located far from the city. The transportation facility was not nearby the hotel. There was no delay in check in and check out. Things were provided on time. The hotel staff were behaved friendly. The room was spacious and clean. The food was value for money. I had vegetarian food from the hotel. The activity was not available. I had booked the room by directly. I would not recommend this hotel for other travellers. There was no suggestion for this hotel.

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1 Review | 1 Reader

Room was good and good staff

5.8/7
Posted 9 Dec, 2016

I had visited this hotel with my family. The room was good with quality and quantity. The room was good. The washroom was not available in the room. The WiFi connection was available in the room. I had booked the room on call. The appearance of the hotel was nice. There was gym was available in the room. The best part of the hotel was location.

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1 Review | 1 Reader

It was a family tour

5.6/7
Posted 9 Dec, 2016

The parking facility was available in the hotel. The check in and checkout was not delayed. I had booked the room directly. I had visited this hotel with my family. The appearance of the hotel was normal. The staff's were friendly. The room was medium and clean. The WiFi facility was available in the room. The food was provided with vegetarian dishes. The indoor games were provided at the hotel.

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1 Review | 1 Reader

Service was done on time

6.8/7
Posted 26 Nov, 2016

The hotel was located far from the city. The appearance of the hotel was fantastic. The hotel reception area was very good. The service was done on time. The allotted room was spacious with clean. The food quality was nice in the hotel. The activity was not arranged by the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family. I had booked this room by online.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1 Reader

The room facility was good

5.8/7
Posted 22 Nov, 2016

I had visited this hotel for family trip. The check in and checkout was not delayed. The room facility was good. The service was nice. The food quality was very good. The activity was not arranged at the hotel. I would suggest this hotel to improve the room.

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Belgaum
1 Review | 1 Reader

Variety of food was provided

6.3/7
Posted 22 Nov, 2016

The appearance of the hotel was very good. The hotel location was fine. All amenities were working fine in the room. The variety of food was provided by the hotel. The ambience of the hotel was nice. I had booked this room on the spot. The destination of the hotel was excellent.

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2 Reviews | 19 Readers

Everything was very good

5.9/7
Posted 22 Nov, 2016

Everything was very nice at the hotel. There was no sightseeing arranged by the hotel. The parking place was available at the hotel. I would like to recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The activity was not arranged by the hotel. The transportation facility was not provided by the hotel. The hotel was located nearby the hotel. The WiFi facility was not provided in the room. I don't have any suggestion for this hotel.

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1 Review | 2 Readers

Checkout was done on time

6.1/7
Posted 22 Nov, 2016

Everything was excellent in the hotel. Outdoor games were arranged by the hotel. Transportation facility was not available nearby the hotel. There was no delay in check in and checkout. Parking facility was available at the hotel. All amenities were provided in the room. The food quality was good in the hotel. The food was value for money. I had visited this hotel for relaxation purposed with my family.

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20 Reviews | 38764 Readers

Comfortable stay with good food & hospitality

6.6/7
Posted 7 Apr, 2014

Stay: My family and I went with my friends and their family on October 16th, 17th and 18th October 2013 Over there. It is situated in Gunda village, 35 km inside the core area of Dandeli ansi tiger reserve. The main moto of our stay was Bird watching with visit to Dudhsagar Falls and going wild with Dandeli and Ansi National Park. As our train was late by more than 10 hours we crossed the jungle at night and witness the adventure beauty of Ansi and Dandeli National Park. It was so thrilling can't express with words. The plantation surrounding the home stay was really interesting, such simple things like seeing pepper growing gave us a lot of interest and pleasure. The tent was more than comfortable and the facilities also excellent. This place has been established with love and care and it shows. The stay was so wonderful that it fulfilled all of our wishes and then more than we imagined. The hospitality and courtesy with which we were entertained was outstanding . . Food: Their food and hospitality is at top of the world. It's just great to see people in these days giving you such a comfortable stay. The variation of food in our entire three day stay was awesome. We the Bangali people normally consume low south Indian found due to use of Coconut oil. But Amara home stay changed our conception and we loved each and every sumptuous variety of south Indian dishes which they prepare specially for us. Their hospitality can be compared among any five star or best known hospitality in the world. Really Mr. And Mrs Hegdes hospitality is priceless. You can't buy it with price or money. It is our fortune that we have a privilege to have met Mr. And Mrs Hegde and members of their family. Please try her food before you read my reviews and it is not only the food; the love with which it is served makes the impact exponential. Multiple options and all of them, repeat- all of them served without any limits. The flavors get enhanced by the home made ingredients whether it is spices or honey or papads. And the ghee that gets poured on those hot idlies. It is a different world. Food gets served in a round mess and it is a pleasure to be there partaking food. I love their Konkony style dry Chicken Activities: We went to Bird watching next to the jungle specially spotted Malabar Hornbill. Also We went to Synteri rocks and had a sunset boat ride on an artificial lake formed by a dam on the Kali River, deserted but for birds and snakes. We visited the Ulavi Temple one evening and this was a highlight for all of us, especially to be taken there with Mr. Hegde as our guide. A walk into their 100 year old estate, fresh ground water, sustainable living were other things to be appreciated apart from seeking thrills in the nearby jungle. The Timberland near Dandeli also paradise for Malabar grey Hornbill. But not very impressed with the arrangement of Jungla safari at Dandeli National park by forest department. The great Malabar giant squirrel also seen there. Advice: Please note this place may not appeal to those who prefer luxury, TV, WiFi or air conditioning, swimming pool, fridge, coffee maker or similar exotic stuff. And not to go for jeep safari at Dandeli national park. It is worthless.

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Mumbai
6 Reviews | 5147 Readers

Awesome culinary experience with warm hospitality

6.9/7
Posted 28 Oct, 2015

We were a group of 9 people including 2 kids. We visited Dandeli in first week of May 2015. We had booked Amara Homestay almost a month ago. The owner of this place Mr. Hegde is a gem of a person and he ensures to help you in every possible way. After we did our bookings, Mr. Hegde called us to inform that white water rafting was not operational in the month of May and he was ready to pay our money back. He also arranged a vehicle for us for pick-up from Londa junction and for sightseeing Coming back to the place, the rooms are good and clean. They also have tent accommodations which can easily fit 4-5 people. The surroundings are kept clean. There is a separate room where everyone gathers for food. They have a huge spice farm behind the house where you can see different plantations of spices Once you arrive you are greeted with a special drink. Lunch and dinner is so excellent that you must visit to experience it. I have never enjoyed veg food so much in my life. There are variety of veggies in your plate with different types of chutneys, pickles, jackfruit papad and sweet. It is a simple food with a very unique taste. All credit to Mrs. Hegde. She also shared her recipes with us All the staff here is very helpful. They will ask you in the afternoon what kind of food you prefer for dinner. They suggest you different places where you can visit. They arranged a bonfire for us on request The next time, I visit this place I will go for a tent. They have placed their tents under the roof. One does not have to worry about sun or rain.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 25 Readers

Excellent Hospitality

5.8/7
Posted 21 Jun, 2016

It was a pleasant experience staying in Amara Homestay, away from the concrete jungle, but surrounded by picturesque scenery with excellent hospitality especially by Mr. And Mrs. Hegde along with their son and daughter-in- law. It was a reunion of doctors after 15 long years. It was an adventurous outing for whole group. The only drawback is no network but this proved to be a boon also as we all could have long discussions and campfire which could not have been possible in the presence of technology. The food provided was purely south Indian delicacies which the whole group relished especially the "thambli and neer dosaa". In fact my other group is thinking of staying in Amara Homestay for the adventurous outing.

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Pune
3 Reviews | 4699 Readers

Pick up & drop facilities provided,good food.

5.4/7
Posted 28 Mar, 2014

Amara homstay is 40 km away from Dandeli. Name of the village is Gund. It gives nice experience to stay in jungle. It is pure veg. It is managed by Hegade family, Variety of veg food is too good. You can enjoy jungle safari by booking. In Dandeli you must go for river rafting, it is best experience. There are some places for sighseeing, guide provided by amara home stay. Pick up & drop facilities also provide by Amara home stay. Go & experience the veg food variety there .

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Ahmedabad
4 Reviews | 883 Readers

Awesome food and excellent accommodation

6.6/7
Posted 10 Mar, 2015

We were a group of friends with a plan of trekking in the Dandeli Anashi Forest Area. Heard about Amara Homestay from a friend who was very happy with his stay here earlier. We called and reserved the tent accommodation When we reached Amara, it was around 11 in the morning after Safari in Dandeli Tiger Reserve forest. We were greeted with a welcome drink by the owner and his family. The lunch was awesome with around 20+ vegetarian delicacies prepared and served by family members The tent accommodation was excellent. The beds in the tent were very clean and tidy. Amongst of Dandeli Tiger Reserve forest, stay in Amara was a memorable experience. We went for bird watching in the evening and also in the morning and were able to identify at least 20-25 species within 100 meters radius which included Great Hornbil The staff arranged for a camp fire in the evening. They also help in arranging rafting, trekking and bird watching. It is quite nearer from here to visit, Syntheri rocks, many caves and also Ulavi Channabasaveshwara Temple. Overall, it was a superb experience.

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Overview

www.dandeliamara.com

Amara Homestay is ranked #4 among the 72 hotels in Dandeli with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 11, 3-star Homestays in Dandeli. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 4 photos and 44 text reviews. it is rated top for its Food & Drink, Service and Room. 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 1,700 to Rs 1,900 per night. 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 (68%) and Group (24%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 71% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 15% have rated the ambience as adventurous.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

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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