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Review of The Hidden Valley, Chikmagalur

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  • Good 6
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  • Destination 5.8/7
  • Location 5.9/7
  • Appearance 5.6/7
  • Front Office 5.7/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 5.6/7
  • Food & Drink 5.9/7
  • Activities 5.2/7

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Rahul Rao

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  • Rahul Rao
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  11252 readers
  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Sep 25, 2016
This is truly a "Hidden Valley". A Hidden Treasure. This place is surrounded by 40 acres of coffee estate and other plantations. It is surrounded by greenery on all sides. It has a natural swimming pool (Natural Lake) right in front of the house. You can also take a self-driven free boat ride in this lake.
This homestay is very well designed and well maintained. Rooms are clean and spacious. Its washroom has motion sensor driven lights. Lights automatically switch on and off as you enter and leave the washroom. Hidden Valley is intelligently and neatly built. It is not highly sophisticated as well as not below par as well. Whatever is required for pleasant and peaceful stay experience, this place has all that to offer. Amazing place to unwind and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We were a group of 12 people with 5 families and 2 bachelors. Hidden Valley has 6 rooms with 4 rooms having King size bed and has a mezzanine floor having 3 beds (as shown in their website). Also some rooms have bunker type beds (for kids), A single family of 3 - 5 people can stay in one single room or a group like ours (12 - 15 people) can stay in entire house. In our case entire house was for us to stay as all 6 rooms was taken by us. Hence we enjoyed a lot.
A note of appreciation has to be mentioned for the staff out here. They are polite and accommodative for your requirement. Not at all fussy, very good staff doing really a good job. They had arranged for a camp fire on both days and a barbeque for a night.
Also a special note has to be mentioned for the Food served. Very delicious and good food. They served us with all kinds of meat on both days of our stay. First day it was Chicken, Pork and Fish, second day it was Chicken and Mutton along with barbeque chicken at night. Also the breakfast was great with Idly, Vada, Upma, Rice Roti (Akki Roti) Bread omelette. All in all, Great food.
This place is close to Bhadra National park, however locals say animals are rarely sighted during safari and hence not worth the visit. Mullianagiri peak is also around 25 - 30 kms from this place. Also few waterfalls are close by. However, you need to come here with your own vehicle as it is a bit inside from main road, also the local sightseeing would be convenient.
Overall this is a very excellent place to stay at decent price (2000 Rs to 2500 Rs / person / day which includes stay and food). This place is worth the money.
Placed in midst of the mother nature away from hustle and bustle of city with fresh air and water, come to this place to get rejuvenated, relaxed, unwind, stress free experience and have a blissful and great experience.
Note:
• Lot of blood sucking Leeches, hence carry a shampoo or salt while going out, even within the estate.
• Also carry many board games or pack of cards for entertainment.
Rahul Rao's rating on...
  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Abhinav Shrivastava

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  • Abhinav Shrivastava
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1792 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Jan 18, 2016
A wonderful coffee estate with cottages, which makes it ideal for a quiet weekend getaway.

The rooms in the cottages are large and well ventilated, and open out into a large hall with easy chairs and a wide view of the valley. The food is excellent right from breakfast and all the way through to dinner. The staff are eager to serve up homely malnad fare.

The estate too is a wonder to explore, with its verdant coffee bushes and abundance of parrots. They also organise estate walks to take you through coffee and pepper cultivation and make the experience educative with samples of ripened coffee fruits, fiery bird's eye chilies and mild green pepper pods. The estate also has clear walking paths drawn out with helpful boards at each crossing, and so it leaves you free to explore the entire estate in the company of Blackie, the friendly estate mutt.

There's a bonfire every night and a barbecue on Saturdays, with smoky chicken in a mildly spicy marinade and grilled paneer.
Abhinav Shrivastava's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6.5/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Wamika  Singh

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  • Wamika Singh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  911 readers
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted Mar 27, 2015
The Hidden Valley like the name says it is a hidden treasure. It's a small place admits greenery and hills. It was one of the most amazing weekend getaways from Bangalore. The place is located near a hill trek spot, water fall, heritage sites. The food and service were really nice. Courteous staff with spacious and clean rooms. Open area to party/play. Lake to boat in and this place has everything. And its amazingly CHEAP!!! It's worth having a mini vacation.
Wamika Singh's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 3.5/7
  • Service 5/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 5.5/7
  • Activities 5.5/7
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Sumanth Kumar

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  • Sumanth Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1161 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Jan 22, 2015
This was the best weekend getaway we have had in Chikmagalur. The area surrounded with beautiful greenery and the silence away from city was heavenly.

Service was awesome and food was excellent. Couldn't have asked for more.

And the staff was as humble as you can get. Would really love to visit the place again. Just waiting for the renovation to get completed.:-)

Though this time we couldn't have much activities done due to having other plans of our own, but would definitely like to do some more activities next time.
Sumanth Kumar's rating on...
  • Destination 6.5/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6.5/7
  • Front Office 6.5/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6.5/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Shrath

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  • Shrath
  • Lives in Adoni
  • 3 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1928 readers
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  • 6.8/7
  •  Posted Dec 2, 2014
A very much convenient place for the tourists if your are travelling from Mangalore/Udupi location. A typical resort kind located between the plantations and you can also enjoy boating. You can rock on the night party. Staff are really helpful and adjustable. Food was delicious with barbecue and good drinks and music. We played camp fire as it was arranged by the hotel. They had also provided the guide during the tour.
Shrath 's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 7/7
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