Kanthi Nivas, Chikmagalur

Ranked 70 of 379 hotels in Chikmagalur

Ballavara Village Kallathipura Post Lingadhalli Hobli

Phone Number www.kanthinivas.com

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Beautiful place! Uncle James and aunty Caroline are such a wonderful couple who really took time off to take care of us. It was wonderful talking to them. The place is very close to z point and that made travel and sightseeing quite easy. After a long day, we had a warm fire waiting for us back at the homestay. I had a wonderful time and I will definitely be visiting again.

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Exterior and interior are good


There was no view seen from the window of the room. The staff of the hotel were excellent and I had a quick response from the staff. The room allocated to me was very good, spacious, clean and neat. The service of the hotel was excellent. The hotel was located in a good place. The appearance of the hotel was quite wonderful. The exterior and the interior of the hotel were excellent. There were no activities provided by the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to visit for other travellers.

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11 Reviews | 16445 Readers

Warm, Genuine and Pleasant Hospitality


We, as a group of 7 (3 couples & a younger brother) recently visited this place called Kanthi Nivas, Ballavara, Chikmagalur, during the weekend of 4th & 5th July 2015. To start with, we were very pleased by the surrounding beauty and tranquility of the home, huge Property covered with plenty of Coconut, beetel nut trees, spices, flowers & has got 6 spacious cottages which shows the attention to detail that has gone into making the home stay and peaceful place Our travel from Bangalore took us about 6 hours with a 1 hour breakfast break included. The 20 km ride from the Birur main road to this homestay via Lingadahalli set the tone for the rest of the trip. The lush green environment, sky scraping trees and winding narrow paths was a brilliant welcome. The moment we stepped into the Homestay, we had a overwhelmed welcome from James Bird & Santosh(our host) A big Thank You to Santosh who ensured our stay was pleasant, kept checking with us on the food, rooms and any additional requirements. Santosh also arranged for a jeep to take us for a tour to Hebbe Falls which was deep inside in the midst of the Jungle after crossing around 8-10 Coffee estates & a 2 km trek inside the jungle. And trust me IT WAS WORTH A VISIT TO HEBBE FALLS - That was just WOW Since the monsoon is just to start, the weather was just perfect for the home stay. The regular arrangement of coffee and snacks (potato pakodas, Onion pakodas) in the evening was just awesome. The lunch and dinner too was very much satisfying as per our requirements. The delicious variety in food kept us content all through. This quaint place is a must visit for a break from the normal routine and you will have no regrets except for the rooms. The thing which impressed us more is the fact that Mr. James Bird, Santosh does not really look upon the Homestay as a source of revenue, they perhaps do it out of their passion to host people, that perhaps sets this property apart . All in all a true & honest effort. I would highly recommend it for people wanting a lazy, relaxed gateway.

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5 Reviews | 1934 Readers

Awesome arrangement and excellent service


Kanthi home stay was one of the best home stay which I can tell because we went in a team we had good service their. The arrangements for night party was awesome. The LED lights amazing with dance bonfire with barbeque amazing especially service was excellent and the person called Mani he is amazing. He will do his job perfectly, food arrangements were good free unlimited tender coconuts to guests to get rid of the hangover. The place is beautiful with trees, guys do not go to any other homestay visit kanthi you will not feel like coming out of the place and its very cheap.

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6 Reviews | 3822 Readers

Good experience, awesome property


The property is awesome . Our objective was served well . We had a comfortable & relaxed stay in this homestay . Love & passion towards nature is highly appreciated . Best thing was that they didn't had a television in the rooms. From my point of view this is a plus point, as we can spend more time with our family during our stay.

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2 Reviews | 1434 Readers

Food served was too good


Kanthi Nivas is a Homestay. They have 6 units with very spacious rooms and clean restrooms. I should also tell you that the food (veg and non-veg) was too good. If you need spicy food, please tell them early. Care taker was very cordial and advised us on the best place to visit and what to look out for at Kemmanagundi. They are also willing to provide you with transport for an extra cost.

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2 Reviews | 2121 Readers

Place was OK.


Place was OK. NO ceiling fan in cottages. Better to visit during Winter or Rainy season.

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Kanthi Nivas is ranked #70 among the 379 hotels in Chikmagalur with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 24, 4-star Homestays in Chikmagalur. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 10 photos and 12 text reviews. it is rated top for its Service, Destination and Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,700 to Rs 3,500 per night. 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 (33%) and Family (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 56% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 33% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Kanthi Nivas is located at Ballavara . Kannikaparmeshwari Temple (1 Km), Skp Temple (1 Km), Coffee Museum (1 Km), Bolarameshwara Temple (2 Kms) and Basavanahalli Lake (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

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

Other amenities include Doctor On Call, Room Service and 24 Hours Front Desk. 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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