Madikeri Hotels

Vanavihar Homestay, Madikeri

3rd Mile, Via Sampige Katte Circle, Somavarpet Road, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201

Ranked 40 of 265 hotels in Madikeri

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Reviews summary (12)

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Experience Scale

Average rating

Destination
5.3 / 7
Location
5.4 / 7
Appearance
4.8 / 7
Front Office
5.0 / 7
Service
5.4 / 7
Room
5.4 / 7
Food & Drink
5.0 / 7
Activities
3.4 / 7

Video Reviews (2)

Devaraju

 
298 Reviews | 1 Reader

"Nice home stay"

00:42
Overall Rating
6.0 /7
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Devaraju

 
298 Reviews | 1 Reader

"Nice location"

00:28
Overall Rating
6.0 /7
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Bangalore
5 Reviews | 4570 Readers

Not recommended

1.0/7
Posted 14 Oct

I had booked VANAVIHAR home stay 1 1/2 months back in Aug 2017 and transfered advance of 17 k (wanted to avoid cash transaction) for 3 nights stay in September for 29th to 2 ND Oct ..I had booked 2 rooms for my family and my newly married brother.. I even confirmed a day before, but after reaching there the care taker Mr Kishore took us to a different local home stay named Manasa home stay and said that Vanavihar is already filled and if I want I can take my money back.. it was night when we reached there with kids and mom and had no choice than to take what he offered as it was Dusshera time and it was full rush.. we had to reduce our stay period to 2 days as the place he made is stay had lots of snails in bathrooms and was not clean as we expected.. kids were afraid to stay.. I was not able to contact Mr.Sanju to whom I paid and mobile network as well as 4g was very poor, I just kept sending him messages updating him of the situation. He messaged he will speak, but never spoke... Finally we vacated and paid 2100 for food alone to Manasa homestay incharge as they said Kishore has spoken to them only regarding stay and we felt they should not be cheated by Kishore/Sanju..I messaged Sanju immediately regarding the payment made by me and sent photos of my stay and asked him to transfer the balance to me clearly telling our holiday was spoilt and not worth... But Manasa home stay are another cheat and have charged another 1000 bugs to Kishore telling we have not paid for dinner.They have charged more than 1000 per person per day for our stay excluding food.. Finally Sanju deposited 2475 to my account today(RS 25 Deducted for cash deposit) ... Friends, Please don't book Vanavihar home stay and be very careful booking any home stay for that matter.. Don't transfer advance for more than a day without seeing the place..

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1 Review

Good location and average destination

3.9/7
Posted 20 Mar

In March I visited this hotel. It was a holiday trip with family and friends. The destination was average. The hotel location was good. It was located in the centre of the city. The appearance of the hotel was average. The reception was average. I had booked this trip online. The room was good and clean. The service was average. The food was average. The activities were terrible. The overall experience of the hotel stay was average. I would like to suggest this hotel to other travellers.

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1 Review

Excellent location but external look was not good

5.9/7
Posted 19 Mar

The destination is excellent since stay was good. The location of the hotel was excellent as it climate was very good. The appearance of the hotel was good from internal but external was not good. The front office was excellent because the staffs were helpful. The service was excellent because staffs were friendly. Room was very good as it was clean and spacious with all basic amenities. The food was average since I did not taste it in the hotel. I went for college trip with friends. I went this hotel in the month of January 2017. I booked the room through online.

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2 Reviews

Good hotel with good hospitality

5.6/7
Posted 19 Mar

I stayed in that hotel to stay during the month of January for an official trip along with my colleagues. The destination was good to travel. The location of the hotel was very good and was very far from the city. The appearance of the hotel was also very good with nice interiors. Front desk staff's was very polite and co-operative. The food served was average in taste. Complimentary breakfast was given to us. Room was very spacious and comfortable with all amenities. Housekeeping services was very timely attended and on time. Champ fire was also there. The overall experience staying in that hotel was good.

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Very good hotel with excellent location

6.5/7
Posted 19 Mar

I visited the hotel to stay during the month of December for a holiday along with my friends. The destination was excellent to travel. The location of the hotel was excellent and far from city. The appearance of the hotel was very good. Front desk staff's was very helpful. Room was very clean and neat with all facilities. Housekeeping services was prompt and on time. The food served was very good in taste and breakfast was given to us as complimentary. Wi-Fi services were also there. The overall experience staying in that hotel was very good.

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Bangalore
1 Review

Co-operative and friendly staff

5.8/7
Posted 18 Mar

The city was good. The place of the hotel was very good. The outlook of the hotel was good. The booking and front office was average and there was no delay in check-in and checkout. The services provided were average but there was no delay with the services provided. The staff was friendly. The rooms were good and spacious. The food provided was good and there were varieties of food that were provided. The overall experience was good. There were parking facilities available at the hotel. We stayed at this hotel for the month of January. It was a holiday trip with family. It was online booking.

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Mysore
1 Review | 327 Readers

Very nice homestay; food was nice

6.1/7
Posted 7 Oct, 2014

Would stayed in vanavihar home stay. .. good room service and excellent views in the room. Coffee estate and plantation in around home stay. .. very cold weather. .. nice food also available in room ... we had very nice experience. I wouldllike to send my friends for this home stay. ... Would you like to stay here just call me my number is. 8971764785

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Bangalore
1 Review | 710 Readers

Nice home stay, good location,

5.6/7
Posted 29 Nov, 2013

Nice homestay, good location, stayed there for 2 days we had a nice experience, food room, service everything was realy good I stayed in Vanavihar Homestay where food was good, sight seeing was awesome. One must stay in a home stay, estates, or resort in Madikeri to feel this green, cold hill station. Home stays are really cheap and good. I recommend this place Vanavihar Homestay to all my friends who have a real thirst for nature.

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Bangalore
5 Reviews | 3119 Readers

Location was good

5.1/7
Posted 8 Apr, 2013

was ok..not much to boast off..location was good..easily approachable

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Very good hotel with excellent location

6.5/7
Posted 24 May

I visited the hotel to stay during the month of December for a holiday along with my friends. The destination was excellent to travel. The location of the hotel was excellent and far from city. The appearance of the hotel was very good. Front desk staff's was very helpful. Room was very clean and neat with all facilities. Housekeeping services was prompt and on time. The food served was very good in taste and breakfast was given to us as complimentary. Wi-Fi services were also there. The overall experience staying in that hotel was very good.

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1 Review

Excellent location but external look was not good

5.9/7
Posted 14 Jun

The destination is excellent since stay was good. The location of the hotel was excellent as it climate was very good. The appearance of the hotel was good from internal but external was not good. The front office was excellent because the staff were helpful. The service was excellent because staff were friendly. Room was very good as it was clean and spacious with all basic amenities. The food was average since I did not taste it in the hotel. I went for college trip with friends. I went this hotel in the month of January 2017. I booked the room through online.

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Bangalore
1 Review

Co-operative and friendly staff

5.8/7
Posted 22 Jun

The city was good. The place of the hotel was very good. The outlook of the hotel was good. The booking and front office was average and there was no delay in check-in and checkout. The services provided were average but there was no delay with the services provided. The staff was friendly. The rooms were good and spacious. The food provided was good and there were varieties of food that were provided. The overall experience was good. There were parking facilities available at the hotel. We stayed at this hotel for the month of January. It was a holiday trip with family. It was online booking.

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Good hotel with good hospitality

5.6/7
Posted 24 May

I stayed in that hotel to stay during the month of January for an official trip along with my colleagues. The destination was good to travel. The location of the hotel was very good and was very far from the city. The appearance of the hotel was also very good with nice interiors. Front desk staff's was very polite and co-operative. The food served was average in taste. Complimentary breakfast was given to us. Room was very spacious and comfortable with all amenities. Housekeeping services was very timely attended and on time. Champ fire was also there. The overall experience staying in that hotel was good.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 710 Readers

Nice home stay, good location,

5.6/7
Posted 6 Dec, 2013

Nice home stay, good location, stayed there for 2 days we had a nice experience, food room, service everything was really good I stayed in Vanavihar Home stay where food was good, sight seeing was awesome. One must stay in a home stay, estates, or resort in Madikeri to feel this green, cold hill station. Home stays are really cheap and good. I recommend this place Vanavihar Home stay to all my friends who have a real thirst for nature.

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Overview

Vanavihar Homestay is ranked #40 among the 265 hotels in Madikeri with an average rating of 5.1 out of 7. It is one of the 6, 1-star Homestays in Madikeri. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 5 photos, 12 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Room, Service and Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,600 to Rs 6,100 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. Group (78%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 67% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 22% 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 Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

Omkareshwara Temple (1 Km), Madikeri Fort (1 Km), Madikeri Museum (1 Km), Anjaneya Gudi (1 Km) and Shri Shri Kote Ganapati Temple (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near 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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