Nice quiet place, only 150km from Bangalore. Haritha Resort best place to stay, very clean, good food in restuarant, beer is cheap. Resort has swimming pool for adults and kids. Adventure activities for kids and adults. Mini zoo rum by the resort is nice. Best time to visit is from Oct - Feb, but a weekend trip is also good. Road from BLR to HH via Hoskote, Chintamani, Madanpalle is very good. Pick up clay pottery items from Madanpalle, very cheap. All in all, a money for value one day trip with kids. Anytime better than our Nandi Hills.
Best Experience: Rooms and cottages are kept very clean. Hot water, room service is provided. Food is awesome, andhra style. Breakfast is complimentary. A days trip is sufficient, but if you want to spend a one night with family and kids, this place is cheap and best.
Worst Experience: Gets crowded over weekends and holidays. Sometimes, some drunkards get into the pool. This should not be allowed. Not much site seeing things like other hill stations.........
Horsley hills is a hidden gem, not very popular because there is not much here to do. If you are looking for a place where you can just chill, do nothing and relax, then it is ideal. A short, comfortable 3hr drive from Bangalore, the only place to stay is the beautiful Haritha resort by APTDC. Built on a large colonial property, the view and rooms are to die for. Check in and booking is a pain, with very rude and confusing systems. But once inside, the service is excellent. Don\'t miss the mini-zoo across the road and some adventure games for Rs.350 per head.
Best Experience: We were lucky to see heavy rains the evening we were there. The entire day was sunny and hot but come evening, the resort was shrouded in clouds with zero visibility and sound of constant rains. Still, they served us onion pakodas and coffee in our rooms and we enjoyed the panorama sitting in the huge balconies. Excellent service from Devin, Ram Krishna and Baalu.
Worst Experience: Check-in was the worst experience, thanks to rude behaviour of Mr.Hari Reddy. First, the APTDC system requires us to go all the way to Race Course road for paying cash in advance-- never heard of Internet payments or cheques. Next, we tried to cancel one room over phone and he said OK. But when we reached there he said no one ever spoke to him, so we gotta pay for 2 rooms. At the same time, he was telling another couple that hotel is full! Only when we offered to \'sell\' our room to the other couple did he refund our money after cutting 20% and gave them our room. Such a shame to have that man ruin the ambience of an otherwise excellent property.
This hotel looks awesome from outside-gives special experience. We booked the rooms in online. They prepared the rooms clean and good when we reach there. The price of the rooms is varying on holidays and special vacations and festivals based on demand. Different levels of rooms are available based on budget in this hotel like A/c, suite, non-ac etc. The room is present near by all the sceneries in this location. Nice parking area. The food here is also good and reasonable price and coming in time. The budget of this hotel suits for all. Because it provides rooms with different rates. The rooms are very spacious spacious and maintained cleanly. The room maintenance is so good. The scenery visiting is good from this stay. The staff service is very flexible and good.
The hotel outer look is very good and peaceful. We can book the rooms online in before only here. The cost of the rooms are changing on holidays and vacations. Different types of rooms are available in this hotel like Ac, suits, non-ac etc. The food here is also good and reasonable price. The best budget hotel for all. Because it's available with different rates. The rooms are space enough and clean. The room maintenance is just good. We saw some stains on bed sheets even though they are washed. The scenery visiting is good from this hotel. The staff service was good and soft.
I did online booking. Check-in and check-out was done smoothly. I tried South Indian food and it was not that good it was okay. Only swimming pool was there. No indoor games were provided by them. Room was average with AC, TV, etc. Bed sheets, washroom, cover or everything was neat and clean there. Behaviour of the staff was good. Hotel was located on the top. There was no difficulty in reaching this resort. Ambience like decoration, maintenance, interior, etc. was average, not that good. It was value for money hotel. Destination was very good. Location wise, it was very good. Appearance wise, it was average. Booking and front office facilities were good. Food and drink was also good. Room was average. Overall services were good. Activities were below average. I went there with my friends.