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Kolavara Heritage, Shimoga

Thirthahalli Taluk Shimoga

Ranked 1 amongst 109 hotels in Shimoga

6.1/7 123 Reviews
Kolavara Heritage,Shimoga
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Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.4 / 7
Front Office
6.2 / 7
Service
6.3 / 7
Room
6.2 / 7
Food & Drink
6.3 / 7
Activities
5.1 / 7

Kolavara Heritage Reviews (123)


"Tasty food and good stay"

6.5/7
Posted 22 May

I stayed in Kolavara Heritage in the month of January 2017 2016. It was my marriage trip with alone. The destination Shimoga was very good as it is comfortable to stay for couple. I would rate the location as average. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as average. The staff at the reception was average. I booked my room through online. I would rate the services in the hotel were very good with immediate response. The hotel room was average. The hotel food was very good because price is very comfortable with more varieties.

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"Overall stay was good and comfortable"

6.9/7
Posted 22 May

The Kolavara Heritage was my stay in the month of june 2016 when I had been to Shimoga. It was my official trip with collueuge. I would rate the destination as very good. I would rate the location as very good transportation is easy from this place. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as very good. I would rate the front desk staff as average. I booked this room through online. The services which were provided in the hotel were good with quick response. The hotel room was good with ambience and facilities. The food in the hotel was very good because we can get fresh and tasty food.

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"Good rooms and quick services"

6.0/7
Posted 22 May

I stayed in Kolavara Heritage in the month of november 2016. It was my business trip with family. I would rate the destination as good. My hotel location was very good because of transportation facility. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as very good. I would rate the front desk staff as good because of their responsive ontime. I booked this hotel via online. The services which was provided were average. The rooms at the hotel were good because of facilities and decoration. The hotel food was good as we like the taste and ambience.

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"Good hotel to visit"

5.8/7
Posted 22 May

My stay in the Kolavara Heritage when I had been to Shimoga during the month of november 2016. It was my official trip with alone. My travel destination was very good with necessary comforts. The hotel location was average. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as good as it is very clean. I would rate the front desk staff as average. I booked this room through online. The house keeping services in the hotel were good because of responsible quick service. The rooms at the hotel were very good with comfortable beds and neat bathroom. The food in the hotel was very good because we can get fresh and tasty food.

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Mangalore

"Superb stay at the hotel"

5.9/7
Posted 22 May

The Kolavara Heritage was my stay in the month of january 2017 when I had been to Shimoga. It was my holiday trip with alone. I would rate the destination as average. I would rate the location as good because it is at main center. The appearance of the hotel was average. The staff at the reception was very good because of 24/7 availability. I booked my room through online. I would rate the services in the hotel were average. Rooms which we stayed in were good with facilities and hygiene. I would rate food as average.

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Bangalore
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"Good Accommodation and Stay"

6.8/7
Posted 22 May

I had been to Shimoga during the month of march 2017 and booked the room in the Kolavara Heritage. It was my official trip with alone. The destination Shimoga was very good as it is comfortable to stay for couple. I would rate the location as average. I would rate the appearance of the hotel as average. The staff at the reception was average. I booked this hotel via online. I would rate the services in the hotel were very good with immediate response. The hotel room was average. The food in the hotel was average.

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"Good hotel with good staff"

7.0/7
Posted 24 Apr

It was an official trip. I had been to this hotel in the month of January. The site of the hotel was good. The appearance of the hotel was good as well. The terminal was not so good, it was average. The services provided by the hotel were good. The booking and reception services were good as there were no delays in check in and checkout. The rooms we were provided with were very good and were provided with all the basic amenities like AC, TV etc. The housekeeping services were also very good. There were activities provided in the hotel and was good. The overall experience at the hotel was good.

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"Very good hotel with good rooms"

6.6/7
Posted 24 Apr

It was a visit in the month of February. This was a family trip. The place of the hotel was very good. The terminal was good. The ambience of the hotel was good. The front office and reception services of the hotel were good. The staff's were friendly and cooperative. The overall service of the hotel was good. The rooms provided to us were good, as it was spacious and had all amenities working in good condition. There were activities provided by the hotel and the activities were good.

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 11 Readers

"Very good hotel with convenient surroundings"

6.3/7
Posted 24 Apr

The destination was good. The site of the hotel was very good. The appearance of the hotel was good and attractive. The front office and reception services at the hotel were good. The staff's were friendly and cooperative. The services provided by the hotel were good. The rooms given to us were good as it was clean and neat. The food and drink was provided by the hotel was not so good; it was average. There was no complimentary food provided by the hotel. There were no Wi-Fi services provided.

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"Location of the hotel is very good"

6.0/7
Posted 11 Apr

During the month January and it was a holiday trip with my family. As a destination it is very good place since I liked the Thirthahalli. Location of the hotel is very good as it is close to nature. Appearance of the hotel is very good as it is heritage home. Reception service was very good as it was a home stay. It was an online booking. Room was very good as it was neat. Over all service was very good as the food service was good and was on time. Food was very good as it was tasty and authentic malnad cuisine. Other activities like indoor games, Cycling was very good. I will recommend this home stay. Over all stay was excellent as it is a heritage home.

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7 Reviews | 1184 Readers

"Nice"

7.0/7
Posted 19 Mar

 1) Route-1 : Via Santosh hotel route is marked using yellow and green color.  If you are coming from Shimoga, you will hit small village "Nittur", you required to proceed 5. 5 Kms on same road. You will find small mud road towards your left. This point is marked as Trek route-1 1 : Trek starting in above map. If you are travelling by public vehicle then you can get down here and start your trek. If you are travelling by private vehicle then you can carry on till "Hotel Santosh", Route marked in yellow color is mud road. Distance between Main road and Hotel Santosh is around 5. 5 KMS. You will find breakfast or basic food here. Actual trek starts from this point. Distance between "Hotel Santosh" and guest house" is about 4 KMS. This stretch is marked  using green color. Initial part of this stretch is much steep. You need to trek inside forest, You will find here "leeches world" in post monsoon. Couple of times you will come out of the forest and again your trek trail enters to the forest. After trekking 4KMS you will find PWD guest house. PWD guest house offers you accommodation and food(basic food) 2) Route-2 : Via Hindumane falls route is marked using blue, brown and purple color. If you are travelling from Shimoga side then you will find trek starting point before Nittur (1. 5 KMS before Nittur ). Initial trek route is marked in blue  line in above map, this is very easy roue as you will be walking on tar road, need to walk 2. 5 Kms Approx. Till primary school(If you have private vehicle then you can take vehicle till primary school).  You need to take right turn.   Next stretch is marked in brown line, This trek trail  also easy (If you have private vehicle then your vehicle can go up to little more distance then road condition is not that good, you can park your vehicle), There are many small roads which may make you little confuse(If you are taking this trek route then better to get guide along with you). Purple line represents trek trail inside forest. This trek stretch  is most difficult part of your trek. You will find beautiful Hindumane falls on the way. [Warning: During monsoon make sure that Hindumane falls is not overflowing as you need to cross this falls], This is pretty steep climb inside forest. Length of this stretch is around 2 KMS. This trek rail reaches again jeep trail which is marked in blue line. You need to trek on jeep road for another 2KMS to reach PWD guest house, This route is marked in blue line.  

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 135 Readers

"Excellent place to relax mind and body "

6.1/7
Posted 4 Mar, 2016

Went there with family and stayed 2 nights over the weekend. Basically, we were looking for a break from monotonous city life and repetitive, stressful work. My wife, two teenaged kids and my elderly parents constituted our group. We set off from Bangalore on a Thursday afternoon around 4. 15 pm and reached Shimoga city by car around 10:30 pm after a halt on the way for dinner, after Arsikere. Stayed overnight at Shimoga before setting off for Kolavara heritage next day to reach there around noon. En route, visited the Sakrebyle elephant camp. The homestay is part of a large Malnad family mansion, now well restored and maintained on a 35 acre plantation containing mainly arecanut trees, pepper, coffee and some cardamom. It's about 18 kms from Thirthahalli town and if it were not for precise driving instructions, it's easy to miss the place and lose your way. Signs leading to the place are few and inconspicuous. But once there, you are treated and welcomed more as part of family than a guest. Rooms are spacious, neat and scrupulously clean. The bath and toilets are modern and there is plenty of hot water available. Bed linen clean and beds large and comfy. No A/c and no Wi-fi if you want this and you need to get your own bath towels and bath toiletries. Our rooms had TV with DTH and frankly, we didn't watch TV here as much as we watch at home. The main house on the property is where the owners stay and the rooms are housed in outhouses that once were storehouses and granaries, I am told. The owners arrange for a bonfire outside your room every evening and we were invited to taste some homemade liqueur/wine, which we didn't partake in being teetotalers. Mr Narayan Murthy the owner, is always making rounds to see that guests are comfortable and not left wanting in any way. His son, Nischal, daughter-in -law Mrs Vatsalya and wife Mrs Murthy all chip in and ably support to maintain the place. Nischal will go out of his way to guide you to see nearby places and gave us tips on places to visit in the vicinity. There`s Kuppali village, the home place of Kuvempu. Famed Kannada poet and writer, nearby: besides, there's the river Tunga which flows and you can visit safe area for a dip, there are hilltops for magnificent sunset/sunrise views, you can go on treks( Nischal will help arrange a guide), see local temples and if you like, can play TT or chess or carrom on the equipment available at the homestay. There were also three good bicycles around for use of guests. Excellent place for bird watching and maybe fishing in the river if you carry your equipment for that. Nice place to simply sit and read a book or engage in conversation with friends around the bonfire in the evenings. Meals provided include breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can have extra snacks provided for with prior notice given. Meals are cooked with attention to guest`s likes/dislikes and were delicious. Authentic Malnad cuisine. Veg and non veg, we had excellent chicken and fried local fish. The hospitality is overwhelming and it's hard not to overeat! The main cook is one Mr Devaiah who is mostly self taught, but is now a masterchef in local cuisine. Overall, a place to go with family and close friends. A place to unwind, escape from city madness and grind. It will give you a perspective of life in the countryside. Not for you if you cant do without a disco/swimming pool/ gym or spa. And, may get bored if you stay more than 2 days. Please carry BSNL sim cards when you go, no other mobile sim signals accessible here. Plenty of parking place and drivers / maids accompanying are provided for with same meals and have separate restrooms. Ideal place to go and stay if you miss and feel nostalgic about you own hometown/roots.

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Shimoga
1 Review | 28 Readers

"Kolavara, the cool homestay"

5.1/7
Posted 14 Jun, 2016

Nestled in the heart of malnad, had a wonderful weekend at kolavara, the heritage homestay. Added advantage was the proximity of the great kannada poet kuvempu's birthplace kuppalli where we spent half a day enjoying the literary feast and enjoying the sunset at kavishaila with a breathtaking view of the western ghats. If you have affinity to divine, can visit sringeri, the temple town nearby and get blessed at the famous sharada temple, with children enjoying feeds to swarm of fishes at river tunga. Also can spend some time nearby at the serene sirimane falls. The homestay itself is a simple yet elegant place in a hilly area with a nice well maintained garden and small ponds with water lillies and a mix of colourful flowers. Lots of plantation with varieties including coffee plant and spices, with greenery everywhere. We were made to feel at home by the hospitality and taken care of with a personal touch. The rooms comfortably accommodate two people, however with children may require a larger one which is also available. The food was usually a buffet serving the coastal and malnad culinary delicacies, of course not the usual stuff of restaurants. What excited us was the tasting of variety of home made wines. The scope for activities included table tennis, carrom and chess and also the traditional 'chinna mane' to be played on a lazy rainy day in the heavy monsoon of malnad. The silent atmosphere is ideal for avid book reader and inspiring for creative person. Cycling and trekking in the hilly areas are also other options of physical activity for eco conscious people. Overall it was a satisfying experience and a weekend to be remembered and cherished for long and definitely to be shared and recommended.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 2273 Readers

"Over the years i have developed a special liking f..."

6.1/7
Posted 13 Jul, 2011

Over the years i have developed a special liking for home stays especially in hill stations, I guess it’s the warmth the food the location and the hospitality which makes them special. So last week when a couple of friends and me planned an outing to explore the beauty of Malnad during the monsoon, I was hoping to find a home stay which would help me retain this impression and I am so glad Kolavara Heritage did it.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1559 Readers

"awesome!"

7.0/7
Posted 21 Sep, 2011

Totally pampered is the word i would like to use of our stay @ kolavaraheritage homestay for those three days was awesome! This place was suggested to us by my friend. I then checked the website, one is always a little uncertain with the photos in the website.The potos in thier web looked good & interesting, but the photos my friend had mailed looked great.Then the booking was done over the phone.I spoke to the young lady Ms.Vathsalya(the host),very sweet,friendly&helpful. She gave us a very precise route map though they have one on their website. She even told us were the mobile network would desert us. This place is so quite,totally out of urbanization.Thank god we felt so blessed. Something i need to mention the mobile net work is limited. You get bsnl & airtel, only if there is an emergency the host will let you use their land line.The food is served in the common dinning area. The food they serve is a wide spread buffet with veg $ non-veg, the entier group feasted on it. I must mention, i have tasted the malnad cusine before. It tasted best here. Thanks to Ms.Vathsalya and aunty for the delicious food. They have a whole lot of activites to keep you busy the whole day and the best part of visiting Kolavara Homestay during monsoon is they have a beautiful waterfall in their property which is hardly a two minute walk from the rooms. Thanks from the whole team for the wonderful time guys n we would definitely like to visit Kolavara again.

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