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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

"VINTAGE MALNAD CUISINE" --- a nice sobriquet, true to its name in all ways " GONAKAL HOMESTAY" is paradise on planet earth @ Chickmagalur. During vacation tasted and experienced delicious mouth watering yummy yummy Malanad cuisine of all kinds and varieties home made and served with love, affection and care...... First of all , the credits and hats off to...

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful house. 300 years old set amidst a coffee and pepper plantation. The rooms we had were so lovely set either side of the main door. The owners wife greeted us on arrival with delicious homemade food and of course coffee. We had chance to go for a walk around the plantation and enjoy the sights and sounds...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is surrounded by mountains and coffee estates.Though locating is bit difficult,but worth it.With a cup of coffee you can just keep looking at the Budangiri mountain range!! Such a peaceful place,with no sound (other than nature's breeze!!) Must visit. The host Giri sir and aunty were very nice.The room were very neat and clean. Our room tv did...

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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Take time out from city life and enjoy your stay with one of the most humble host. An awesome place in the middle of coffee estate and Blue mountainside!!! A must Visit place. Kick started 2017 with a bang!!

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Excellent location - It is a huge bungalow with cottages, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by mountains and coffee estates. The hosts are a sweet, generous and amazing couple. Food is great and they treat you with breakfast, lunch, snacks (the onion pakoda is to die for) and dinner. Tea / Coffee - any time. The camp fire and...

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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

It is not only about the awesome place, but also about the hosts. They are simply amazing. Uncle and aunty are so generous and warm. You simply can't forget them. Food is amazing, breakfast, lunch, snacks in the evening, dinner everything is best in class. Camp fire makes it even better.

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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Very good place to stay,homely delicious food,plenty of care and attention provided by the hosts.Had packed lunch provided by the hosts on of the days.Would definitely recommend to anyone planning a trip to Chikmagalur.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay in Gonakal. A beautiful heritage home, excellent hospitality and awesome food. We stayed in this place for 2 nights. View from the homestay is picturesque. You can simply sit there for hours together and enjoy nature. The heritage home was lovely, aesth We would highly recommended this place.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We stayed in gonakal for a day but feel like staying back again ad again !! The home stay was surrounded by mountains, trees ...very close to nature !! The service , amenities are just perfect with a humble host !! Thank you gonakal home stay for making our stay perfect

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Gonakal for 3 days & had a very comfortable & relaxing vacation. The property as described is a 360 year old house where you get to choose to stay either in the heritage rooms in the main building or cottages within the property which are more like private rooms & not part of the main house. There...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Gonakal Homestay

Address: Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Price Range: $30 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gonakal Homestay India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur
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“Cottages are a good choice, rooms in front of the house are also good”
 of 5 bubbles 715ratneshp, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Only BSNL mobile phones work. Make a note. Not having mobile phones is actually good! Use the Landline for emergencies!”
 of 5 bubbles cheenus2016, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Book the room attached to the heritage home . There are just two such rooms”
 of 5 bubbles capricon55, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“Privacy n TV go for Brick, Wooden & 2 cottages in same order. Want to feel a part of the home with a common TV, choose the Heritage rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bharadwajrs, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“The wooden cabin is big and warm with good ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles visun8, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
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