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Orchha Home-Stay

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Lakshmi Mandir Road | Ganj Mohalla, Orchha 472246, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I had the privilege of staying with a lovely family in Orchha. They were warm and friendly and I swear this is the way travellers should be staying in different cities. It's a shame there aren't more home-stays. The food was exceptional, the organisation of the stay was great! The stay itself was comfortable and homely, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends of Orchha homestays are a well planned operation and offer a great opportunity to stay with an ordinary Indian family. Village of Ganj is peaceful and well located, only 15 minute walk away from Orchha town centre. I stayed with two different families, first at Mukesh Bharti's and then at Ramkumar's, these two families both have two rooms to... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lilli for this detailed review. It's so good that you stayed long enough to explore Orchha thoroughly. I am in Orchha at present and will certainly let both families, particularly Neetu, know how much you like spending time in their homes. Do come again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I guess my luck was bad. There was no water from the shower hose despite the host saying that there was water. I have to squat and use the tap with a pail to shower. As there was no hot water and it was inefficient to use the small pail, I can't get rid of the soap off my body... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had so many problems at the homestay but I assure you that they are very rare. We do not have running hot water but, according to the host family, the tank over the bathroom was full so there should have been cold water in the shower and taps. Perhaps the amount of hot water they provided was... More 

New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Must compliment the idea of how this has been created by Asha and her team of NGO. In a village they had adopted few families, who will each have an extra hut within there premises to host families. Rooms, especially beds, are clean and have nice white sheets with quilts... and thats where it all ends as a good part.... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you had problems reaching the home-stay and that you were ill. It's a 20 to 25 minute walk from the centre along a quiet road and we very rarely have guests who fall ill. We just had two families with four small kids staying in two of our homes who loved the experience. All visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Friends of Orchha are run by local family's of Orchha under the supervision of Asha & Ashok. Asha doesn't live in Orchha anymore, however she is available on the phone. Ashok is the local liaison between the family's and the guests. The family's hosting you are very polite and very friendly. The children are very warm and will hug you... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great review. Our slogan is "Experience India differently - stay with a local family" and we try our best to live up to it. Glad you enjoyed the food and the calm. You'll always be welcome back! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It's a great initiative by Asha. Absolutely lived the concept and the implementation. The rooms were clean and well done. The bathroom was the same! The head of the family and his wife welcomed us with all the love and greetings. They chatted with us and shared their life with us. The only thing we noticed which was not ideal... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks very much for this feedback. We do encourage the family members to eat with the guests but their meal timings are not always the same. I think you were in a family that has a little girl who is a few months old. The grandmother often goes off to put her to sleep. I'm staying with them at present... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

To start off with, I'd like to mention that I absolutely loved the idea of the homestay. I hadn't heard of the concept before and was excited to try it. The information in the folders that was in our bedroom reinforced this (see picture). Our bedroom was lovely, and was provided with a mosquito net (you need one in Orchha!).... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback - both positive and negative - and will take the matter up with Ashok and the host family. I don't know exactly when you were there but Ashok was unwell for a while and it may have been the reason of his absence. The families usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I took a robust trip across the north half of India.. I had many wonderful experiences, but one thing that really stands out is homestay in Orchha . The family was very friendly an welcoming. The food was terrific. After dinner on the 2nd night, I sat together with the family and watched TV. The room and bathroom were very... More 

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

We're so happy you felt welcomed and enjoyed the food too. When guests show an inclination to talk and do things with the family, it makes them happy too. So I hope we will have more guests like you who try to communicate despite the language barrier. Thanks so much for recommending us and do come again. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Located in a quiet village this was our first time at a homestay and it was fantastic. The family were very welcoming, good room, good food and made to feel part of the family for our whole stay. Fantastic to watch them go about there daily lives... even joined in the cooking. Would recommend!

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your appreciation of your stay with the Bhartis. What's important is that you did feel part of the family - we want to give visitors this experience despite the language barrier. Thanks for recommending us and do come again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very nice experience within home relaxing atmosphere within delicious home made meal. You have unrepeatable opportunity to penetrate a little into the lives of ordinary people of this beautiful area with lots of marvelous unique monuments surrounded by enchanting nature. Very good price and cleanlinnes

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Asha D, Manager at Orchha Home-Stay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your appreciation not just of the home-stay but of Orchha in general. It has remained quiet and hassle-free compared to other tourist destinations in India and since the home-stay is one and a half km from the town centre there is hardly any traffic. Glad you cold relax and enjoy the home-cooked food as well... More 

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