The USP of this homestay (prefer to call it homestay rather than hotel) is the owner, Mr. Sheik. You can easily plan a free day to rest in between the tour days and I can assure you won't be bored for a minute. You can chat with him for the whole day, a lovely person with amazing stories to tell.
Coming to the rooms and facilities, the entire house, along with the rooms are spotlessly clean and newly painted/renovated. Looks like he keeps it that way always rather than we landing up in a newly painted house by chance. The rooms are quite big and airy. And if you are apprehensive about the lack of an air conditioning, let me confirm, you won't need one (should have put in caps but that's against the guidelines). The view from the balcony and room is amazing.
You'll get coffee/tea whenever you want. Food is brought in from outside, Mr. Sheik drives down and brings it himself, so plan early and just let him know. Whatever we tried was good, ask him for his recommendations too.
Thanks for this amazing stay. It was hard so say bye to this man.
P.S. - Driving tips - If you are driving down to the homestay (which you must be, I don't see any other way), don't depend on GPS. Call him up to pickup you up or give you detailed directions (locals won't be too helpful in locating it either). GSP will land you there but through a very long winded route. There's a much shorter and straight route to the place. I noticed two broken gates on the way, so may be Google thinks it's a private road. Will check if I can get this corrected in Google Maps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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