The Tamara, Coorg
Kabinkad Estate, Napoklu Nad Yavakapadi Village,Madikeri Taluk
Phone Number 0-8272-238000 www.thetamara.com
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It was a honey moon trip for us. And our experience proved, it was a wise decision to go ahead with Tamara. It is a 170 acre property well secured, located at highest level surrounded with magical mystic full green mountains, planted with coffee, cardamom & pepper, luxury twin cottages built on the slope with stilts (Concrete & Wood) to have proper elevation( I guess 56 in numbers), a coffee primitive production house, a lounge bar, couple of restaurants and with few indoor & outdoor games. The plantation is not much actively carried out now but sufficient enough to walk through, learn the basics of it. One can have an all round experience of coffee production at Tamara. The plantation walk through is very relaxing and informative. It was guided property walk through. The cottages are majorly build with wood, luxurious, spacious (stayed at luxury cottage) equipped with almost all necessary things. It is a two level floors, bedroom + bathroom & Living + balcony. The bathroom is functional not luxury. Massage shower (all body a Jacuzzi / Bath tub is missing. Slightly irritating is hand shower missing in toilet. ( International standard is fine still with Indian context, it should be an option in my opinion). The balcony is large, great view, with good seating & leisure bed. An all round French door view from the bed to the balcony. One irritating point is difficult to keep the balcony door opened, all variety of insects in less than a minute . (Not a complaint a word of caution while using the balcony at night). The restaurant services are good, food is not all that great but it is good. Good bar & bar tender. You can make your own cocktail in general services are good. Service is very good. Staff are very cordial and caring (genuinely) Lot of customized services are available of course at a cost, but you feel worth if it is an occasion else slightly pricey. Indoor / outdoor sports are very basic. Some outdoor sports and pool are coming up. Spa services are not unfledged. Climate is just chill, but nights are colder (may 3 to 4 deg Nov). There are activities to do, a trekking, a visit to talakaveri, which we missed it. With adequate planning one can complete it. Other tips : the enroute to the resort, there are some hidden waterfalls, windows open a sense to noise, you will not miss the spots. Better to drive your own (in case you enjoy driving) in that case please fill the gas & let the tyres are healthy. Beware you can go at an average of 30 to 35 kms per hour.
Togetherness is the secret sauce that stitches many souls together. As corporate slaves, we pay a heavy price by sacrificing the our time. October is the birthday month of my husband and we decided to indulge and looked towards Tamara at Coorg The holiday has two distinct parts - 1) Road trip to Coorg from Bangalore. 2) The stay at Tamara I must start with the booking process. I sent a mail to them for enquiry and the prompt response and offers extended, made me quickly make the booking because it did then become more affordable for the 2 days of stay at Tamara We headed out on the morning of Friday October 16, 2015 and the drive was extremely scenic and interesting from Bangalore to Coorg. I must say the barriers between Bangalore and Mysore were a downer as you just could not go at the speed that you are interested to travel. But then we had happiness closer to Coorg. At the forked road which takes one towards Bylakuppe and the other towards Tamara, we stopped at a tea stall called Bhagwan Amma Tea stall. The owner Mr. Prakash was the happiest person I had seen in a long time. He offered a free biscuit with the chai and many smiles during our short stop. He gladly offered to be snapped with my husband before we drove off, rejuvenated and excited at the sign of the things to come Closer to Tamara - We had a tough time keeping up with the directions when we were about 25km away from Tamara. There was no signboard near a right turn and it took us a couple of calls and wrong turns to finally hit the right notes oops road Tamara - The welcome and check-in details at the reception were very warm and Indian. The lady took a few minutes and requested us to oblige for some welcome photographs on the property. We were then whisked away in a golf cart to our room and we knew we were in for something serene The place was silent and very calming both visually and otherwise. The place just made us go in awe in terms of deep respect for nature. The quiet waterfalls were a reminder that all that flows, need not be loud and garrulous to attract attention The rooms, built on stilts, offered breathtaking views of the place. The layout of the room offered a lot of seating space and access to the balcony too. We were already in a different land. Mobile connectivity was not the best for us and we were so happy to note that We rushed straight to the restaurant as it was nearly 3 by the time we reached. The spread was lavish and yet the steward asked us for some preferences and offered to make local dishes for dinner. The Chef Mr. Saha was kind enough to suggest vegetarian options too Post lunch we rushed for the plantation and rudraksh trail. The walk was very enlightening not to mention interesting as I met with leeches for the first time and loved the rugged experience. The trail anchor was kind to help us understand the different types of coffee and showed us around the plantations too. The walk ended appropriately at the veranda where we got to make our own little brew and take some of it home too The quaint souvenir store had interesting artefacts including the crocs house slippers which had spoilt us in the room. We opted to come on the day of the checkout for the spoils The evening lazed out in front of us and for the first time in many years, we had time for ourselves. We walked around the campus and took up a game of carrom in the leisure room too It was time for dinner and the feast ahead of us ensured we were spoilt before we hit the sack to get up early for the yoga session The yoga session at 7:00 am was very calming. The guruji patiently walked us through the asanas and offered to help us with some specific asanas for my thyroid and other challenges. The day then got even more calming as we opted for the spa services during the day and I know it was awesome because I actually snored through the reflexology service Lunch followed nothing and then the evening reminded us that the next day we had to head back to our daily lives. There was something that made us want to extend for another day but the office was beckoning (kids were on vacation at their maternal grandparents house The summary of the stay at Tamara is about nothingness. It allows you to be yourself, do what you want - trek, yoga, walk, eat, play board games, paint, etc. A rarity that we don't realize in our daily lives. It allows us to be all in this in the lap of sheer luxury and pamper. The food, the care, the assistance and every corner of the property is designed to make you feel good about life and introspect It is the nothingness that draws me to Tamara and it is on my list of half yearly pilgrimages, going forward.
I had heard a lot about the Tamara before I decided to go to Coorg. Though I felt it was a bit expensive it was worth every paisa we paid. The drive to the resort on the cement road and the welcome we received was a pleasant surprise. The cottages which are built entirely with wood are very unique (it has to be seen to be believed ). The open balcony with an excellent view mesmerized us. The restaurant with a glass bottom and the indoor games, rooms are built in a breath taking location. The picnic spot with the falls and the coffee making experience caught us by surprise. The only thing we were disappointed was the inability to get an appointment at the spa. The resort is located on a hill top in a coffee estate with a wonderful view all round .
Our stay at The Tamara Coorg was like a breath of fresh air with a flavor of coffee. While on way to the resort, the moment our cab took a right turn and approached and started climbing the estate road to the resort, the serene beauty of the nature took us over. The view of the tilted cottages on the hill slopes covered with coffee plantation under the shades of silver oaks was incredible and captivating. The staff was nice and friendly and warmly greeted us with smiles all the time . . The resort manager Mr. Vijay was always available and ready to chat, taking views, suggestions and recommendations from each and every visitor. The more we stayed the more we knew about the resort and were impressed with the efforts that are being taken by the resort management in conserving the nature. All in one, it was an experience in itself to spend few days at The Tamara Coorg - the plantation trail was beautiful and the blending and brewing of coffee at the veranda will always be cherished. We will always recommend our friends and family members to visit this amazing coffee estate resort.
We visited Coorg in the month of October 2016. That was a holiday trip with friends. I booked my stay through online. This is the five-star hotel. The hotel is located in a good place with valleys and nature. The appearance of the hotel was good. The hotel was easy to reach. The travel desk was available. They had attended us very nicely and they were treated in a professional way. The ambience of the room was good. The room has attached balcony facing to the mountain. The food was amazingly prepared. All the activities and amenities were available. This is located in the heart of the city.
The Tamara is ranked #3 among the 1118 hotels in Coorg with an average rating of 6.4 out of 7. It is one of the 14, 5-star Resorts in Coorg. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 81 photos, 139 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Room, Appearance and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 per night. The hotel offer 30 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. Couple (75%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 48% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 46% 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.
The Tamara is located at Virajpet . Chomamale Hill (4 Kms) and Chelavara Falls (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include AC, Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call and Travel Assistance. 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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