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Oaxaca, Mexico
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I can't praise this initiative highly enough. It gives much needed income to poorer families in town and offers their children an opportunity to receive a good education. It's also invaluable in offering both guests and hosts a chance to see how the other lives. The set up is professional, the accommodation more than adequate and the experience unforgettable. Deep...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for four nights and really enjoyed my stay. The family was friendly and welcoming. I saw a few rooms in the village and they are all a lot more comfortable then expected: big, airy and seperate from where the family live. The village is located just outside Orchha, a pleasant 15 minute walk. Romi also helped me...

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

That's the best Christmas gift we could wish for ... a warm recommendation! We built or renovated a room in the court yard of the family and made sure that windows were placed to keep the room well ventilated and bright. We've also used a technique for building the walls that improves insulation of the rooms. So the host families...

Reviewed September 21, 2016

Orchha was the experience we were looking for. Staying with mukesh's family, his 3 kids and his mother, was a window into life in small town india. the kids were extremely helpful and fun to play with, and kamela (the grandmother) cooked up some delicious vegetarian meals. This is the place to stay when visiting Orccha. The rooms are rustic,...

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

It's so encouraging for us to get reviews like this. We will certainly share it with Mukesh's family and Romi too, who has joined us only recently. We try to balance authenticity and comfort and the families benefit so much from the encounter with people from all over the world. Do keep in touch and come again sometime.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Asha had warned that late June would be very hot. In fact, activities had to be limited to before 10 am in the morning and after 5pm in the evening. And there were frequent power cuts and general water shortage. We still made the most of it. We were staying with Mukesh's family - four of us - me and...

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

Thanks so much for this beautiful, warm-hearted review. I was worried about how you would manage in the heat. So glad that Neetu, Vishal and Sahil's company made up for the climate, that you liked Kamala's cooking and enjoyed the swim and walks with Surendra. The Betwa is such a lovely, wild river and having lived on its banks as...

Turin, Italy
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 night in the home stay. Was a beautiful experience ... We highly recommend to everyone. We found a good, funny and helpful family and Romi is doing a very good management job. We spent time with the family and we chatted with them lot even if there are a lot of lingual barriers. We had the possibility...

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

Many thanks for your appreciation of our work and your good wishes. It's great that you could communicate with your host family despite their limited English and enjoyed the food they prepared. Over the years, both children and adults in Ganj have come to view our guests as friends rather than people whom they can get things from. And they...

Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It is very hard to describe in words the wonderful time we had here. We stay 5 nights and we could stay easily another. We connect very well with the family that received us. We were traveling with our little daughter (2 years and a half) and she had a wonderful time with the other kids. We shared so much...

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

It was so nice to have you there and to see your little one playing with the children of the family. I'm putting a picture of her with her friends on this site. The homestay experience becomes meaningful when you stay longer and spend time with the family as you did. They learned a lot from you too, I'm sure....

Ibiza, Spain
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Well organised and excellent sustainable tourism. We felt so welcomed by all the families. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and this is a real family experience. Highly recommended! Thank you!

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. And thanks for recommending us. You will always be welcome again. Future guests please note that we have rooms available most of the time even though our calendar is not visible on this site. So do get in touch.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay! The homestay was located in a rural village location with was quaint and quiet. The rooms were clean and the homemade food delicious. We visited during Holi and had a very enjoyable day playing Holi with the homestay family. The surrounding countryside was also beautiful. Would highly recommend for...

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

Thanks so much for your appreciation of the rural atmosphere and calm of Orchha and our homestay. So glad you could celebrate Holi with your host family and enjoy the meals they cooked for you. I hope you keep good memories of Orchha and we thank you for contributing to the well being of the family you stayed with.

Pune, India
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Authentic is the word that comes to my mind because the hosts received us warmly and treated us like 'Atithi Devo Bhava'. Made available bicycles which was fun, food was great and most fun was sleeping in a mosquito net; brought back childhood memories.

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

Thanks so much for your appreciation of the welcome you received and the fun and food. There's plenty to explore on bikes in and around Orchha - the Nature Reserve and the villages on the outskirts. We can also organise visits to organic farms. Our guests soon become our friends and we're always happy to see them again.

Reviewed February 13, 2016 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...

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

Thanks so much for this excellent review. I enjoyed meeting you too and, like you, I enjoy Kiran's cooking on each of my trips to Orchha. Do come again and stay longer!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay with a local family & discover India differently. Orchha is a great place to relax in and discover 16th century monuments. We offer clean and comfortable rooms, furnished in traditional style, built in the courtyard of the host family. The rooms have fans and mosquito nets and the bathroom & toilets are ecological. The family provides home-cooked food and kids have plenty of playmates. The home-stay is a 25 minute walk from the palace. We also have bicycles on rent. This is a social enterprise allowing poor families to benefit from tourism and visitors to see how most families in India live today. Call it responsible tourism or eco tourism - your visit will improve the lives of many and be an experience to remember. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orchha Home-Stay

Address: Lakshmi Mandir Road | Ganj Mohalla, Orchha 472246, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Orchha
Price Range: $11 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“each room will provide a different window into the family life; a beautful experience”
 of 5 bubbles 832lucasi, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Book directly with Friends of Orchha, through booking.com you end up paying 350-400 Rs more per night!”
 of 5 bubbles ivi284, Dec 16, 2015 | Read review
“If you are travelling through India this a nice way to take a few days out to relax!”
 of 5 bubbles Robopopster, Oct 21, 2015 | Read review
“Choose the home with the view of the fortress and palace”
 of 5 bubbles aprila889, Jul 13, 2015 | Read review
“You are allocated rooms with one of several families in the village. We weren't sure how this works (does each family have guests in turn?) or what the other accomodation is like with other families.”
 of 5 bubbles OzCalstock, Nov 22, 2014 | Read review
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