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Review of Gabadi River Edge, Shimoga

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  • Destination 6.1/7
  • Location 6.2/7
  • Appearance 6.2/7
  • Front Office 5.7/7
  • Service 6.4/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 6.5/7
  • Activities 4.6/7

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Ms. roopa bhattachariee

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  • Ms. roopa bhattachariee
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  41 readers
  • Verified Traveller
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Mar 21, 2016
We were looking for a family getaway, wanted to be in a place which is in midst of nature, spl for our daughters. Our search led us to one of the best nature destination we have been to in recent times, Gabadi River Edge. This property is on the banks of River Tunga, it is a village house aka mansion. Soaked in heritage, the architecture, rooms, interior decorations, carefully selected nic-nacks from around the world, all these have a very calming effect and at the same time all the well appointed modern facilities ensure your vacation is truly relaxed.

If you are looking for great scenic beauty, relaxed experience, awesome food, this is the place you should come to. This property is owned and run by Mr. And Mrs. Krupal Gowda, both are very warm personalities, ensures your stay is memorable. One must relish and feast on Mrs. Gowda's culinary specialties, right through breakfast, meals and in between short eats, the list goes on and on.

Early mornings are a great experience, if you are lucky, along with your morning coffee you will see the Peacocks on the Tunga banks, there are a variety of birds all around and so many more things to see.

You don't realize how time passes by, after we visited for the first time, we have been to the place thrice more. And we have not got bored. In fact we are planning to visit again in the upcoming summer holidays.

A great place to be, tranquil and calm, you can experience life slowing down in front of your eyes, and through the lazy holidays to be compared by the hosts - What more, What else to ask for?

We had a great time, and you must visit to experience it.
Ms. roopa bhattachariee 's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 5.5/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 5/7
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Mr.vinayaka

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  • Mr.vinayaka
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  45 readers
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  • 5.1/7
  •  Posted Mar 10, 2016
Homestay is not like the way you usually come across in other places. The owner takes care of almost everything right from receptionist to taking orders for food and arranging things for you. As the couple manage the homestay, though not very friendly but serve good food and hygienic rooms and beds makes you feel at home and is located amazing location.
Mr.vinayaka 's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 5/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 4/7
  • Service 5/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 4/7
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Shubhank Krupal

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  • Shubhank Krupal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  131 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Oct 16, 2015
Its a awesome place to stay. Firstly, for its beautiful location on the banks of the sweet water river Tunga. Secondly, the hospitality of the host which makes you feel comfortable. The super amazing food which you get to eat which you don't get any where around. A perfect location to stay for sightseeing around the western ghats. The perfect hosts who pamper you and guide you throughout the stay. I would like to say this place is a gem which has to be visited when you around Shimoga and Thirthahalli region.
Shubhank Krupal's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Kothandaraman Swaminathan

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  • Kothandaraman Swaminathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  12100 readers
  • 5.9/7
  •  Posted Jan 30, 2015
We picked this place for the short weekend 24-26 Jan 2015. We did the right thing. The place is a beauty. The house is calm, spacious and overlooks Tunga. You have to be up at 6:30 in the morning to experience serenity. A variety of birds flyby in the morning and twilight, with the river serving as the perfect background. It has got beautiful lawns and a wonderful central courtyard. The terrace overlooking Tunga is another gem. A living room that can easily accommodate 20 people fitted with Tata Sky HD. We watched a movie as a family one of the evenings having tea and snacks. The hosts - Shri. Krupal and Smt. Shoba - were a wonderful couple taking good care of us. The food - Malnad cuisine - was something you need to experience. Each meal was served by Shri. Krupal himself and they were served with love. A wonderful, home made dessert accompanied each meal including breakfast. Food rating - 5/5. We were served dinner the second night amidst a wonderful bonfire in the central courtyard. Chilly night - Moonlight - warm bonfire - chatting with family & fellow travellers - sumptuous dinner - yummy dessert..... Need I say more?

Pets: They have a cow, a Labrador (Rocky) and two cats. Our children loved their time with the pets and didn't have the heart to leave them on their return.

Aren't there any flaws? Yes.

The creaking cots take the first slot. The cots are comfortable but very creaky. While the comforters on the bed were very clean and nice, the extra ones available inside the room (drawers) were stinking. There's not much to do in the Home-stay. Any place worth a visit is a good 30/45 min drive away. So if you are looking for a relaxing holiday with little/no sightseeing, then this place will fit well. Otherwise, you will get bored easily.

The mug in the attached bathroom had no handle. Might look small, but then its easy to fix this as well and to give the impression that everything is taken care.

(Note: Airtel signal is not available inside 95% of the house).

Overall, I will highly recommend this place. Suggestion: go as a group and you will sure relish the memories forever. Thank you, Shri. Krupal and Smt. Shoba. Stayed January 2015, travelled with family
Kothandaraman Swaminathan's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 6.5/7
  • Appearance 6.5/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 4.5/7
  • Food & Drink 6.5/7
  • Activities 4.5/7
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Harish

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  • Harish
  • 1 Review
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  • 5.8/7
  •  Posted Oct 13, 2014
Hotel was located far from the city. Hospitality of the hotel was good and food was tasty. I took just veg food. I went there with my friends in 2011. Indoor and outdoor activities were available but swimming pool was not there. Rooms were neat and clean. TV, AC, geyser and other basic amenities were available. River view was available from the room. Look wise, the hotel was nice. There was no delay in check-in and check-out facility. Hotel was value for money and recommendable for tourists.
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  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 5/7
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