Shimoga Hotels

Kolavara Heritage, Shimoga

Thirthahalli Taluk Shimoga

Ranked 2 amongst 104 hotels in Shimoga

6.1/7 136 Reviews
Kolavara Heritage,Shimoga
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Kolavara Heritage Overview

Kolavara Heritage is ranked #2 among the 104 hotels in Shimoga with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 2-star Homestays in Shimoga. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 31 photos and 136 text reviews and is rated top for its Appearance, Service and Food & Drink. 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 6,100 to Rs 6,600 per night. The hotel offer 61 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 (69%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 76% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 7% have rated the ambience as relaxing.

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.

Kolavara Heritage is located at Thirthahalli .

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Doctor On Call, Travel Assistance, Room Service and Parking Facility. 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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Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.4 / 7
Front Office
6.2 / 7
Service
6.3 / 7
Room
6.1 / 7
Food & Drink
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.1 / 7

Kolavara Heritage Reviews (136)


1 Review

"Excellent location and excellent food"

6.6/7
Posted 22 Aug

I went Shimoga for holiday trip with friends in the month of July and stayed at Hotel Kolavara Heritage. Place of the hotel was very good. Location of the hotel was excellent. The appearance of the hotel was excellent. The front office of the hotel was very good and all the staff were very friendly. Overall service of the hotel was excellent and service of the hotel was on time. Room service of the hotel was excellent and spacious. Food and drinks of the hotel were excellent and delicious. Activities of the hotel were very good.

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"Outstanding holiday home with excellent food."

6.8/7
Posted 21 Jul

On my holiday trip I visited Shimoga with my family in May 2017. I reserved my stay through online. The location of the hotel was excellent as it was having a good scenic view with good plantations. Exactly it was not a hotel it was a holiday home.We reached the hotel by own vehicle. Parking was very spacious 50 cars can be parked at a time. The overall appearance of the hotel was excellent. The front desk of the hotel was excellent actually they were the family they themselves were the reception the themselves were the hospitality viewers. They hired chefs from outside. The overall service in the hotel was excellent. The villa was very clean and well maintained bedding blankets good atmosphere rejuvenate from the tension life peaceful place. The food in the hotel was very tasty they prepared some regional foods we tasted it was really delicious whatever we like if we will share with them if it was possible they will prepare. They were very comfortable with the guests. There was a tennis court sliders water pool was under process.

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"The hotel navigation was easy through google map"

6.6/7
Posted 21 Jul

On my Holiday trip I visited Shimoga. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. I booked it directly. The Front Office staffs were helpful. They have guided us to reach the location. The check in and the check out was on time. The location was conveniently located. The heritage sightseeings were there in the proximity of 5 km travel distance. We have navigated this hotel through the google map. The appearance of the hotel was an old decoration. I went there on my own vehicle. there was a parking area with free of cost. The room was Heritage and it was kept clean. The room service was on time. We have ordered for the local pizza we had the veg as well as the nonveg food in this hotel. Since it was only 1-floor building the lift was not required there. I would like to suggest to the other travelers: Hence there was no mobile signal you have to navigate this hotel through google map.

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"Everything was perfect"

6.8/7
Posted 21 Jul

I visited Shimoga with my family on a holiday trip in the month of April 2017. I directly booked a two double bedroom in this hotel when we reached there. The hotel location was excellent. It was in a calm and pleasant place. There are few sightseeing places nearby. It was convenient to reach the location. We traveled by own vehicle. Parking facility was there and it was free. The appearance was very attractive with the interior and exterior looks. It was very beautiful. It was maintained very well. There was a lot of greenery around. The front desk was very good in responding to us. The booking was done in a proper manner. It was a simple process. There was a separate room for the drivers. Rooms were very comfortable. It was like an old house and the atmosphere was very good. Cleanliness was the first rate. Everything was perfect and all the amenities were presented. The room service was good and on-time. Foods were very delicious. We took vegetarian food items. There was no service because it was a home stay we have to go and have our food. There were few indoor and outdoor games in that hotel. It was good to take part in it. No lift facility available. Kids play area was provided. The overall service was excellent and fulfilling.

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1 Review

"A good hotel in Shimoga"

6.0/7
Posted 21 Jul

I visited Shimoga it was a holiday trip. I went there along with my family in the month of April 2017. My sister had booked it directly. The location of the hotel was near to the market and convenient for the sightseeing. The appearance of the hotel was impressive. We went on our own vehicle and there was a parking facility. The Front Office staffs were cordial. The service of the hotel was on time. I have booked the Non Ac room and the room was kept clean. The food was delicious and served hot. They have prepared the hygienic foods. We have asked for the juice and they have served it. There were no activities in this hotel. There was no lift facility and wheel chair facility in this hotel. Overall it was a wonderful experience in this hotel.

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1 Review

"Homely stay""

5.3/7
Posted 3 Jun

It was a holiday trip. I visited Shimoga in the month of May 2017 with my family. I booked a room at this home stay through online. The home stay location was good as it was in the middle of the town. It was a little outer city. We traveled by own vehicle (car). Parking facility was available and it was a free service. We took 2 rooms. One was heritage room. It was very good with the view. It was spacious and airy. It was clean and had a homely feel. The other was a normal room. It was just good. The room service was just good. The home stay look was very good with the classy looks. It was well maintained with the cleanliness. We took food facility. It was just average with the taste. It was a set menu. The front desk staff was good in completing the booking process. They were cooperative and responded on time. There were few gaming amenities like cycling and sports activities swimming pool in that home stay. It was good to take part in it. No kids play area. The overall service was good and satisfied with the stay. I indicate the management to improve the food facility in the home stay.

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"Food needs some improvements."

5.9/7
Posted 24 May

On my holiday trip I visited Shimoga. I went there along with my friends in the month of June 2017. We booked the room directly by calling them. We reached the place by own vehicle. There is parking facility and it is free service. The Front office staff was responding well. We liked the way they have portrayed the interiors. It is like heritage style of interiors. The service of the hotel was prompt. We dont have to wait for service. Within 2mins they would come to serve us. The location of the hotel was well placed. It is in the forest and estate. There is no traffic. It is in a peaceful area. It is easy and convenient to reach. But there is no mobile network apart from BSNL. The appearance of the hotel was beautiful. We liked the cleanliness of the property. The room was well-maintained. We booked a double-bed room. It was clean and tidy. The room was spacious. Toilets were clean. We had food in the hotel. It was fine but improvements are required. We took both veg and non-veg food. It is like homely food. It was buffet system. There are no restaurants nearby. We have to travel 10km from the place for another restaurant. There were other activities. It is more like a homestay. There was trekking. I will suggest this hotel to others also. It is a serene place. It is away from busy city life. We can have recreation on weekend for the change of mood.

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1 Review

"Excellent Stay"

6.1/7
Posted 24 May

We visited Shimoga in the month of April 2017. That was a family holiday trip. I booked my stay through my friend. There was a well maintained swimming pool. The location of the hotel was good the place was silent and peaceful. The appearance was very good. The reception staff was polite and cooperative. I booked AC room. The room was clean and comfortable. I ordered South-Indian food. The food was good quality and tasty food. I reached the hotel by own vehicle. There was a parking space available.

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Delhi
2 Reviews | 208 Readers

"The Home-stay Is Worth For Money"

5.9/7
Posted 24 May

On my family holiday trip I went to the Shimoga in the month of June 2017. I booked my stay through over a call.I booked Non-AC room. That was a home stay so whatever they had prepared we have to eat. They had provided local food and that was good. We went the hotel by Cab. There was a travel desk in the hotel. There was no special arrangement for the kids. The travelers can go to relax. The location of the hotel was out of the city to relax. The place was very peaceful and silent. The travelers cant reach easily. That was in between the forest. The exterior of the hotel was very beautiful. The reception staff received and behaved very well. The food service was provided on time. Whatever I ordered that was provided us.

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"It is different kind of experience .."

5.8/7
Posted 23 May

On my holiday trip I visited Shimoga. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. We had good experience with the hotel. We booked the room by calling them. We reached the hotel by own vehicle. There is parking facility. It is free service. The Front office staff was responding well. They did not delay in check-in. Staff behavior is good. They cooperated with us very well. The service of the hotel was prompt. They did not delay in food service. The location of the hotel was well placed. The appearance of the hotel was beautiful. The room was well maintained. The room is like old type village style. We had food in the hotel. It was great. We liked it. They prepare local food. They use vegetables locally grown. Both veg and non-veg food are available. There were no other activities. There is no lift facility. I will suggest this hotel to others also they should go in the rainy season. It is a peaceful place. There is a swimming pool. I will suggest this hotel to others also. It is different you can go with family. It is the peaceful place.

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7 Reviews | 1437 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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1 Review

"Everything was perfect"

6.8/7
Posted 21 Jul

I visited Shimoga with my family on a holiday trip in the month of April 2017. I directly booked a two double bedroom in this hotel when we reached there. The hotel location was excellent. It was in a calm and pleasant place. There are few sightseeing places nearby. It was convenient to reach the location. We traveled by own vehicle. Parking facility was there and it was free. The appearance was very attractive with the interior and exterior looks. It was very beautiful. It was maintained very well. There was a lot of greenery around. The front desk was very good in responding to us. The booking was done in a proper manner. It was a simple process. There was a separate room for the drivers. Rooms were very comfortable. It was like an old house and the atmosphere was very good. Cleanliness was the first rate. Everything was perfect and all the amenities were presented. The room service was good and on-time. Foods were very delicious. We took vegetarian food items. There was no service because it was a home stay we have to go and have our food. There were few indoor and outdoor games in that hotel. It was good to take part in it. No lift facility available. Kids play area was provided. The overall service was excellent and fulfilling.

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"Wonderful home stay ..."

6.5/7
Posted 6 Sep

On my holiday trip I visited Shimoga. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. We booked the room by calling them directly. The Front office staff was responding well. They guided me with routes on phone. They gave me warm welcome. They gave all detailed information. We reached the place by own vehicle. It was self-driven and parking facility was spacious. It is free service. The service of the hotel was prompt. The room was clean. Bed spreads were new. There was satellite TV. The food was based on our demands. The location of the hotel was well placed. It was a home stay. It s covered with lush green. It is on outskirts of the city. There should be the own vehicle or you should rent a car. The appearance of the hotel was beautiful. Hotel looks traditional. It looks old hotel type. The room was well maintained. It is like home with attached bathrooms. It was big and spacious. It was non-AC room. Bed and cot were new and well kept. We had food in the hotel. It was good and tasty. They were giving options for food. It was Shimoga type cuisine. They were taking personal care of us. There were no other activities. There was playing area for children and food courts were available for kids. I will suggest the other travelers to keep track of routes as the hotel is in a remote area. It is wonderful stay in the homestay.

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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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