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Gonakal Homestay

Certificate of Excellence
Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
Gonakal Homestay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant stay in the most peaceful location. The food was fabulous. Mr. Girish and Mrs. Leela were amazing hosts, almost felt like family. Mrs. Leela has a passion to cook and serve with love. Every dish she made stands out. No wifi or mobile service which was perfect because we wanted to get away from the hustle... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is very peaceful and pleasant, Owners are very supportive and helpful , great hospitality, generous, clean rooms, fabulous and very tasty malanad food. Check in and check out are very smooth. The rooms are well decorated including bathroom.Tariff is very competitive.Overall value for money.

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Bangalore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 5 nights summer vacation at Gonakal in May. We loved it. Amazing hospitality - The hosts, Mr. Girish & Ms. Leela are excellent hosts. They made sure all that we needed to make our stay comfortable & enjoyable was available. Packed lunch for our trip to bababudangiri, an extra mattress to make sure we were comfortable, checking... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 16 of us and we were looking for a place where we all could enjoy without much interference. We came across Gonakal and we booked the entire place(6 rooms). When we reached there we were truly mesmerized by its beauty and friendliness. Gonakal is situated amidst lush coffee plantations and the home stay itself is a 350 year... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is situated amidst lush green plantation and is a pleasure to walk around. The rooms are well maintained and are very comfortable. Apparently, they were facing sever staff shortage during our stay. As a result, even basic hospitality was not extended at times. I must mention that the people on the premises were trying their level best, but... More 

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Anudeep G, Owner at Gonakal Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Sir, thank you for review. firstly i would like to start off by telling about the house and property. its a 350yr old house, which was mentioned in the website & mail. you wld have also seen the pictures on the website of it looks with the open courtyard in the centre. to be precise its above the house... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with friends to see the sights/sites of Chickmagalur and were not disappointed.Gonkal is well placed for most sites. The homestay itself was excellent. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. The cottages were spotless. Will definately Be coming back for more yummy homely food and peace..

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Anudeep G, Owner at Gonakal Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Sir, thank you for review. firstly i would like to start off by telling about the house and property. its a 350yr old house, which was mentioned in the website & mail. you wld have also seen the pictures on the website of it looks with the open courtyard in the centre. to be precise its above the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place surrounded by lush green coffee plantation.. the backdrop and scenaries here can make u a victim of amnesia(lost with nature) If you love local taste - then Aunty here can offer various options of menu, in which anything and everything has its own taste. Although we are pampered by nature.. but the family here treat us like one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will definitely be coming back for more yummy homely food and peace. The homestay owners came across as very warm and hospitable which made everything else so much better. The cottages are very comfortable and the food was light, healthy and tasty. Do visit for a home away from home experience :)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and a couple of friends spent a weekend here. We had a lovely time here and that's mainly due to the hospitality of the couple who run the place. Right from bookings through to the stay, the food, the coffee and the greenery, the overall experience was worth it. I'd definitely recommend it to folks I know!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and it is awesome place. Cottages have very nice view and very well maintained as well. Food was mouthwatering and menu was different on both days. Definitely recommended for location food and hospitality.

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