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Orchha Home-Stay

Lakshmi Mandir Road | Ganj Mohalla, Orchha 472246, India
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Ibiza, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank CarolineFranklin
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. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank sonalimpatel
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. More 

Pune, India
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank MugdhaY
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. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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1 Thank Siobhan Annelie... S
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! More 

Finland
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 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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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Thank flowerpotbee
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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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Love_for_Travel2014
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 

delhi
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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Thank ankit a
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 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Nikhil J
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 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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2 Thank ivi284
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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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: $7 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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