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“Overall was good experience, especially the food options” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The SilverOaks Resort, Coorg

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The SilverOaks Resort, Coorg
Kunda | Ponnampet, Via Madikeri, Ponnampet 571216, India   |  
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 hotel reviews
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“Overall was good experience, especially the food options”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We were a large family group and took cottages for more than 4 nights. It was decent, but don't expect more than a 3 star experience. The food options were good and we could tell the cook the various options and generally, it was quite tasty.
Rooms and facilities were okay given the price, however, bathrooms can be improved as they are quite basic, although hot/cold water options were available. Service overall was decent and stay was pleasant. The resort is a little far from sightseeing locales and travelling on the roads is not easy. There is an outdoor swimming pool which we did not use obviously due to the cold weather in December.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

coorg is the best hill station in southindia, best hotel in coorg is the silveroaks resort. naturaly blessed place in karnataka. staking with family in this hotel is awesome. children can enjoy the holly day in this hotel is grate.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ahmedabad, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Hey... Bob... sorry for a delay....
it's a great place ... perfect food... one of the finest property. I luved it.. one of the best hospitality i had ever seen in my life.. u can say... everything is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

We chose this place based on internet reviews following a Google search, as it was a sudden decision of ours to take a break in Coorg and we were thoroughly happy with our last-minute choice.

All we wanted was to have a laid-back weekend and spend sometime together after several weeks of hectic, hard-to-beat work schedules. And we were gifted with a wonderful respite.

Starting from guiding us through our drive to the resort (sending us detailed directions at the most unmanly hours of the night) the service we were offered till the final moment of our halt in Silver Oaks was a gratifying one. The simple yet delicious food, the overall ambiance, the friendly people who served us with warmth, the picturesque location - each one of these scores a dozen brownie points.

The rooms were done up indeed very remarkably. It felt as if we were in the lap of nature and it was so easy for us to transcend into this mode of tranquility after a 7-hours drive from the congested city of Bangalore. The cottages felt so much like home for we were survivors of a clan that still celebrated and worshiped nature despite being exiled in a 1200 sq.ft. concrete cage in the heart of a cosmopolitan city. The mud walls, the stone furniture, the spacious bathroom, and the balcony over-looking a lake were elemental in rejuvenating our spirits.

The hand-drawn maps guiding us on our sight-seeing helped us save a lot of time and energy in trying to locate spots or eat-outs in a place where it is so easy to get lost.

In case you are too tired or lazy to venture out exploring the hill side, there are options within the premises to keep you entertained, which is what we did on our second day of stay in Silver Oaks. We played TT, carrom, fooled around in the pool and relaxed in the hammocks, taking in the beauty of the scenic surroundings. The place is a turn-on for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and even for those like us whose talents in capturing images start with a phone camera and end with a digital camera.

Thanks to the staff of Silver Oaks, every single second of our weekend holiday in Coorg was memorable. I would strongly recommend this place to anybody (couples, friend, family or honeymooners) who wants to have an ideal vacation in Coorg; or may be not, as I would love to treasure this place as our secret holiday hide-out in this beautiful hill station.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

Myself and my hubby were planning for a small getaway from hectic IT life and finally ended up at this place after reading good review on tripadvisor. am little dissapointed with this place, as this is quite far from dubare forest - 60km - roads are not good frm silver oaks to dubare forest and also talakavery another tourist spot is 80km from this place, so totally we ended up travelling around 750km = 250+60+60+80+300(blore>sliver oaks>dubare>silver oaks>talakavery>B'lore) So this is not a great place to stay if you want to visit all these places within 3 days and relax as well !!! breakfast was good, veg food is equal to office canteen food, facilities are good, cottages are neat, never met Sudesh- the owner of the homestay. if you just want to relax in a remote village this is an ideal place, but for this one need not drive from blore to coorg.. we get good resorts near blore only!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

If you are with a family or friends, I must say this is the best place in coorg for stay. I had visited coorg several times and never had a good experience of stay anywhere else till I stayed at silverOaks. The staff is very good. Sudesh is very enterprising knows everything about coorg. Food is home made. The county cottage is very homely with fire place inside. They have a very nice camp fire place as well. They also have a huge pool and a small lake for boating as well. Overall the experience is first class. If you want to explore something new other that cozy 5 star kind of place, this is a must visit place.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

My below email to Mr. Bob, the owner, sums up our wonderful experience:

Dear Bob,

We chose Silver Oaks from a list of 9 places to stay in Coorg including the 5-star deluxe resorts like Orange County, Mahindra, Amanvana etc.. Our choice was based on the testimonials on your website written by the various lucky persons who had stayed in your property and the photographs of the peace and tranquility surrounding Silveroaks.

The moment I received an SMS from you on 21st Nov 2010 regarding our taxi requirement from Gonikoppal to Silver Oaks, we had an intution that our choice was the best, simply because we were really surprised that you remembered. As we had made reservations in the Volvo bus service, we had completely forgotten about this taxi requirement. Needless to say our stay at Silver Oaks has been the hallmark of our wedding and the perfect setting for our honeymoon. It was so nice of you to have taken some time off on the evening of our arrival, even though your entire family was waiting for the Puttari celebrations, and welcome us to your homestay. The celebration of Puttari with your family was enjoyed by us as much as the time spent in understanding your culture, values and traditions.

Each and every staff at Silver Oaks were courteous and polite with an ever smiling demeanour. These traits that are sometimes found lacking even in the best of super-deluxe resorts clearly outlined love, affection and warmth that we experienced during our stay. The simple home-cooked food brought back fond memories of our own homes to both of us. Our driver Manju (M.N.
Nehru) is an exceptionally talented person and we both are sure that given an opportunity he can win the Raid De Himalaya car rally. Sheer perfection in driving and absolute control on the vehicle added with the ability to keep a track of time and ensure that we experience the best of all sights at our own pace and timing, was really amazing. In fact the interesting pieces of information shared by him as well as his knowledge of the countryside and market places was deeply appreciated by us. We never felt hard-pressed for time, which is a common experience with many a grumbling driver that I have come across in my years of experience across India. Manju clearly comes across as the best.

I have stayed at many hotels & resorts and one of the common but bitter experiences is not being served proper breakfast on the day of check-out particularly for early morning departures. However at Silver Oaks it was an altogether delightful experience. On 24th evening we had enquired with the staff about the possibility of getting some breakfast the next day at 5 am (our scheduled departure time) and we were told that some bread/butter/jam with tea/coffee would be made available. On 25th morning, as we were getting ready, I thought of checking out about the breakfast with the staff at 445 am, all the while thinking that they would be asleep and we would have to manage some quick bite at the bus-stand. We were utterly amazed when there was a knock on our door at 450 am and the smiling watchman was standing there carrying a tray with our breakfast and piping hot coffee. Wow! Five minutes later there is another knock and we are informed about our waiting taxi. Wow!

I spent the first four years of my career with SITA World Travel handling Inbound Tourists from all parts of the world, and have seen the length and breadth of our country and have experienced a stay at almost all categories of hotels. Believe me, our experience at Silver Oaks has been the most wonderous till date and the cherished memories shall remin embedded in our hearts for the remainder of our lives.

You are an exceptional person having an exceptional team of happy people whose sole motto is to make everyone happy. You epitomise the very meaning of "HOMESTAY" . Thank you Bob for having made us a part of your lovely family. Looking forward to spending many more Moons at your lovely homestay.
May God shower abundant blessings on you and your entire family.

With lots of love and warm regards,

Ravi & Suman
07/12/2010

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kunda | Ponnampet, Via Madikeri, Ponnampet 571216, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Kodagu District > Ponnampet
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ponnampet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silver Oaks Home Stay is located at Kunda (near Ponnampet - 30 minutes drive from Nagarahole) in South Coorg or Kodagu as the local people call it, perched 2500 meters above sea level 250 kms from Bangalore, 100 kms from Mysore and about 170 kms from Mangalore. Silver Oak Stay homes is a unique place surrounded by about 10 hectares of Silver oak trees, coffee and spice plantation and overlooked by a large place of "sacred jungle"(devara kaadu) and famous "Kunda hill" at the height of 4500 ft above sea level for the people who love trekking. Silver Oak is for people who love nature and want to explore nature by being part of it. The Sunnuvanda family, which owns Silver Oak Home Stay, and Mr. Bob (Sudesh), who after completing his MBA in marketing headed back to Coorg to take care of his first love, nature. He is part of few NGOs who are mainly devoted to nature preservation and rainwater harvesting besides developing of tribals. The care is taken to build Silver Oak without cutting a single natural tree from the site. The family is known for the warm hospitality and social work in the local community and you will have a true experience of being with nature to unwind from your daily busy life. Facilities include swimming pool, 24 hours hot water, Nature Gym, TT and badminton court, Open party hall, barbeque and fire place ... more   less 
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