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The Serai
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   B.M. Road | Mugthihalli Post, Chikamagalur 577133, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Chikamagalur
Hyderabad, India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

A beautiful property with acres of coffee estate around you and a beautiful view of Chikmagalur town. The rooms are nice and spacious surrounded with glass to make you feel one with nature but at the same time provides you with a lot of privacy. Food can definitely improve. It was good but not great as I would have expected from a resort like this. Service and house keeping was average with the pool not clean, the breakfast plates not being cleared and service at the restaurant very slow. The spa was good but maybe a little overpriced. I went here with a bunch of girls and we had a blast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

lovely resort & the surrendering the room are with private pool or Jacuzzi. we took the Private Pool , it was just awesome.. the rooms are surrounded with coffee plantation and it was sooo awesome. the food is good. the waiter are very helpful and they made our stay very pleasant. went during June 2011 and it was drizzling the whole day :) there is nothing to do in Chikamagalur so you end up staying in the room & the pool :) and you wont regard it...

they serve Coffee anytime you want and its free, and the best Filter Coffee. better then what you get in CCD :)

we just love the stay, we are sure that we will be going there again..

Room Tip: all room are the same until the Accommodation is totally different like Villas and Terrace.
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Mangalore, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed in Serai in the second week of September and it was truly an amazing experience. The resort is located in some 70 acres of coffee plantations. The rooms (or Villa) provide you with a unique experience with complete privacy. The rooms are designed in such a manner that you have complete privacy for your stay. Unlike plunge pools in other resorts, this one is pretty huge and well maintained. The service in the rooms and restaurants is top quality. The property is well maintained.
Since we went during the off peak season, the water fountains and lights were limited to main area alone.
Probably the only complaint I have is the Internet connectivity. Although they have a WiFi connection, it is not the best in speeds as well as connection. Moroever it was not available properly in the rooms. There should have been provisions for wired and Wireless connections in the rooms as well.

Room Tip: If you want privacy, select the rooms which are far from the reception, but if you have kids then be...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Hyderabad
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My large family ( 30 in no ) had an excellent experience at this place. Reason, first was our group & then the resort. Can rightly be corelated to a saying in HINDI " SONE PE SUHAGA ". An excellent resort with private villas. Nothing comes to my mind which I can think was lagging. A perfectset up, away from the crowded habitation amidst massive green cover.Right from the moment one enters the resort till the check out. The follow up of the team guiding one while on the way to resort can never be thought off. Villas very spacious,toilets extra spacious.Excellent food with a large variety,very friendly n understanding staff. Credit goes to the whole staff. Ideal location for a Family n friends,especially during winters.

Room Tip: All the villas are strategically located n are very well planned.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My collegues and familly stayed here in November over a weekend and this was a simply amazing stay. The resort is breathtakingly beatiful and serene, our villa had a private pool and an open air shower. The staff there made sure that the entire trip was filled with fun activities, treasure hunt, criket matches and many more exciting stuff. The restaurants were amazing soo were the food. At the end of it all we were a tired and throughout satisfied lot. Than you Serai

Room Tip: Make sure that you go to this place as a group. Take your special someone along for some private poo...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

- Very calm and Green place
- Very good hospitality
- Pleasant Experience
- Lot of activities
- Clean and Hygienic
- Loved the food
- Private pool was class apart
- Not much places to see outside except Mulyangiri peaks
All in all a Wonderful Experience

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It's a great property. All individual villas with complete privacy, having a private swimming pool in each. Stayed there for 3D/2N - all six meals were different - no repetition of even a single item, had amazing food. Excellent taste and lot of varieties. All staff were very kind and friendly. Bathroom was majestic - bigger than a normal living room, with a bathtub in it. Resort is good - in the middle of coffee plantation. Ride in the buggy around the resort is a relaxation. Nice place for a good break from a busy life. Bit costly! 5Hrs drive from Bangalore including 1Hr break.

Room Tip: Bathroom is not suitable when you go with young children or elders.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: B.M. Road | Mugthihalli Post, Chikamagalur 577133, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Chikamagalur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Serai 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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The Serai Hotel Chikamagalur
The Serai India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur

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