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Gonakal Homestay

Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
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Gonakal Homestay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent hosts. Always attentive. Simply Awesome Coffee. Delicious food. Wonderful helpers always serving with a smile! Beautiful scenery from home stay. A great get away. Would like to go back again.

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Bangalore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

homely. excellent food. we got the cottage off the main bungalow. it was nice but had no shelves at all. that was the only complaint. looks nice, comfortable, blends in etc but no shelves so all our stuff was all over the room. there was steady rain throughout our trip so we couldn't enjoy the place too much but we've... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 3rd trip to Chikamanglur but stayed in this homestay for the first time. The place is located at a distance from the town which makes it even better since it's in the middle of mountains. The coffee estate is big and the owner's bungalow is very old and pretty. We were a group of 10 people and... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Frankly, I highly recommend this place mainly for the hosts. Ofcourse, the bungalow, rooms and food are excellent. But the attitude of the people is that one quality that elevates Gonakal as the unanimous choice for future trips to Chikamagalur. We were in Chikamagalur just for a day on business and were put up in a hotel in the town.... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have never seen a place well located between the mountains and so sculptured by traditional architecture which reflected in the taste of the food we had there as well. Excellent hosts, Excellent place!! would stay there again if I go!

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

After winding our way through the mud road we were stunned by the amazing sight of a big red house on a knoll! A 300 year old house, amazing, it was a proper blend of modern amenities and old world ambiance. We stayed in a wooden cabin, away from the main house, in the midst of coffee shrubs. It was... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Good ambience and food especially those perfectly made kadbus and chutney, yummy carrot halwa and how can one forget about those rotis. best south indian dishes i ever had. totally a mind blowing experience, makes you feel like heaven on earth :') Breath taking moon light with millions of stars,totally worth it!!

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

helped a lot in organising in very short time..right from service,place,food and amenities everything was top class..was able to handle our big group with ease...looking forward for more visits.......

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

i dont kno wher to start from the beautiful scene in front of the homestay, the tasty food prepared, the hospitality or the greenery around. This is so far the best homestay i hav been to. The view from the homestay is jus so stunning. The place makes u feel so close to nature. I am so in love with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Had the best experience here amazing hospitality!It's almost as if you're at home! Everything was just perfect and it is worth every penny! the food is yummy!the people are very friendly and caring..personally Loved the dogs and the view! If you want a place to stay in chik I suggest you look no further! One of the best places I... More

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Additional Information about Gonakal Homestay

Also Known As:
Gonakal Homestay India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur
Address: Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Chikamagalur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience hospitality at its best at Gonakal, a 360 years old heritage abode midst the scenic beauty of Malnad's lush green forests, widespread coffee plantations and the intoxicating aroma of the black pepper creepers. Situated at just 24 ks from Chikkamagalur, Gonakal has a history of more than 700 years earmarked by Tipu Sultan's visit and the reign of the Hoysalas. A famous temple dedicated to the triumphant warriors of the glorious past is at a stone throw distance. Dwelt by six generations of Royal family, Gonakal is located on the road connecting Chikkamagalur and Tarikere. The unmatched melody of streams trickling down the valley while sipping steaming hot coffee augments the already perfect evenings. Find yourself very close to nature as you listen to the silent call of the passing clouds. Homely Malnad dishes unheard of in other regions makes the stay all the more special and enjoyable. ... more   less 

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