The resort is located in a nice place, surrounded with coffee plantation. This is an ideal resort if you go in a big group. The resort is too far from main town and other site seeing places. Sometimes unwanted guests like snakes visit your room so be prepared.
Best Experience: Since we were 15 members, we spent most of the time playing volleyball. It is an ultimate experience to play near the valley. Best place of nature lovers you can see different kids of birds and insects.
Worst Experience: They could have served better food, and the taps in bathroom doesn\'t work. Not a place for family as you will feel bored and the nights are frightening.
Not good. The place is hard to reach, with winding, highly narrow roads amidst forest paths. The place doesn\'t even have a board for identification and they say it is because it is in the forest area. The people were not at all friendly. I don\'t think there was anything there that I can call service. The cottage was alright but had a musty smell. The food was not very good. And they took pretty long to make tea and coffee. The front office staff was quite dead and the activities arranged were dull and unenergetic. In spite of that, we managed to enjoy the fishing and coracle ride on the first day. It was good to come back, have tea and snacks in their open, tree top restaurant with a complete wooden ambience, watching over the hills and then spending the rest of the evening playing some table tennis and carrom board.
Best Experience: Well, the place has a lot of birds. The afternoon we went, it rained and once that stopped a number of birds came out - the malabar hornbill, little red minivet, lorikeet, green bulbul - these were the most exotic ones we saw as I had never seen any of these before.
Worst Experience: The forest trek on the morning on the second day was awful, what with all the \'leech attacks\' and associated bleeding. The guide was awful and did not care if we were even coming behind him, did not care if the leeches were sucking our blood, managed to be on the phone for half the trek and didn\'t speak a word to us. We hated him. The guide for fishing was also pretty lousy as dad did manage to hook a fish but couldn\'t get it up as the line got tangled in some plants and when we asked the guide for help, he only dropped the fish back in water.
I had booked 2 waterfall villas. Thinking about villa I thought it would be spacious and with all facilities. But to my surprise the room was very small and with a very tiny bathroom in it. Just opposite to the room there is some construction going on and you will not get the peace ( the only reason I went to Chikmangalur) When I went in to the room, waterfall was switched off, so I asked them to switch it on and they asked me to put the towel near the waterfall. The moment they started the waterfall, it was so noisy and within couple of minutes my entire room was full of water. So I had to ask them to switch off the waterfall Food was average where we had the option between veg and non-veg. They had provided us with a common barbecue in the night. In regards to the activities, they had a playing room which had board games and a swimming pool Not a place for elderly people or who have knee problems as the rooms are at hill and not an easy walk. Overall not a nice place to go. No proper boards are there to guide us to reach the place. Even the GPS does not work in that area.
We had looked up this very website and were impressed with the rating it had received, amongst the top two or three in this area. Once we reached there though, we were in for a few rude surprises. The whole set up is very basic and the staff did not seem trained for running such a set up. We had originally planned to stay for two days, but once we got there and experienced their mismanagement, we cut our trip short and left the next day. It was also the first time that we had to pay up in full for our stay before they confirmed our booking. After much deliberation, we feel that this is an ok deal for a bunch of friends/colleagues/singles who would like to rough it for a day or two. But if you are planning on a family holiday, this is far from ideal.
Best Experience: The coracle ride was the highpoint of our stay.
Worst Experience: We had to stop every few kms and ask for directions. There were no boards pointing us in the right direction until the last couple of kms. Even then, they were tiny and very easy to miss. There was no one to show us to our rooms. We were given the key and pointed in the general direction to find it on our own. We also had to manage lugging our luggage up their steep walkways. There were cobwebs in the rooms; the bedsheets were worn and threadbare; the bathroom door+table in our room was unpolished and full of splinters. As evening sets in, the mosquitoes will make life difficult. Make sure to stock up on odomos+coils. (They sell odomos there, but for a price above mrp.) The walkways are not lighted properly;f whole stretches of it are in complete darkness. You need to at least see where you are putting your feet! The dining area canopy is so poorly lit in the night that we had to use torches to figure out what we were eating. At lunch time, the staff hurried the food in and were not seen after. We were a large group and were left to fend for ourselves with arranging the tables in the rather inconvenient space. They did not even serve drinking water. The food was basic at best and at times, plain unpalatable. I got a glimpse of the kitchen area and one of the cooks and the less said the better. Lastly, we could overlook most of these inconveniences if the attitude of the staff at large was better. We felt that they operated along the lines of \'This is it; take it or leave it\'.
Excellent hotel and was completely satisfied with the hotel maintenance
My visit to this hotel was in the month of April 2016 with family. Destination was excellent. Location of the hotel was inside the city and was excellent. Appearance of the hotel was excellent from interior and exterior. Check in check out was done on time. Staff were friendly and cooperative. Service was on time and was excellent. Room and toilet was neat and spacious. All amenities were available with working condition. Food was excellent with variety dishes. Swimming pool and indoor games were held was excellent. Parking facility available in the hotel.