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Old Kent Estates, Coorg
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Suntikoppa
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Felt like royalty”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

After a month of outdoor shoots, and gruelling schedules, Old kent Estates was the absolute right decision for a weekend relaxing trip..quiet, serene, tucked away from all the hustle bustle, old kent Estate has these beautiful individual chalets with, sprawling rooms and bathroom..and a small garden area for each chalet, where we were given such super service..service fit for royalty..personalised attention from the chef ..specially for foodies like us , this was the icing on the cake!!

Room Tip: every chalet is well situated, ofcourse if you want to be near the cafe then choose Abernethy Forest...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Ms. Mubina
The old kent team thanks you for your review. You have summarized all the characteristics of the property well in your review. We are glad that Chef Deepak did justice to your palate. Also a special thanks for the lovely pictures uploaded by you of the property.
We look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

it is a wonderful place; with only 8 villas.One is treated like royalty; full marks to Mr. Manoj & his team. Highly recommended if you want to spend a few days away from all worries of daily life; right in the middle of a coffee estate, its a beautiful place with nothing but nature around you; beautiful large rooms with large bathrooms, all modern and luxurious; the staff is very courteous and do not hang around for tips. Mr. Manoj sees to every need of yours. I highly recommend everyone to go for the Governors retreat package which works out more economical and reasonable in the long run as all meals are provided and customised to suit your requirement; last and not the least the most valuable part is the Mr Deepak, the chef who customises your meals; this man is not only efficient but also dedicated; both he & Mr. Manoj are ready to cook you something else on the spot if you don't like your meal; I think all the Tajs, the Oberois and the Lalits should learn a lesson in hospitality from this place; felt like royalty there; Kudos to the entire team at Old Kent!!! Keep it Up!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Ms. Sandhya
Thank you so much for a great review, our team is overwhelmed by your words of encouragement. The jist of the staff training and the theme of the property was to make our guests feel like 'royality' which is perfectly captured by you. Also the idea behind the 'governor's retreat' package was to give our guests a 'fully loaded' yet hassle free holiday, which you seem to have enjoyed.
Your comparison of our hospitality with the Oberois & Lalits is surely a boost to our spirit. We look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Bangalore
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

The location is excellent, with only nature giving you company. The entire layout assures almost complete privacy, even when all rooms are occupied! The food and service in general is very good as well. The only quibble I had is that no alcohol is served, which was surprising especially when the resort is advertised as modeled on English tastes!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for a great review, we appreciate the time taken by you to encourage us, We are glad you enjoyed the you holiday with us and look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Bangalore
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Highly recommended. We spent a weekend here. Everything about the place is top notch. It is nestled in the heart of coffee plantations, so you are surrounded by nothing but greenery, crickets, birds, and beautiful weather. The walks through the plantations are amazing, and slightly scary (because you are literally in the middle of nowhere)!

Food: The food is generally very good. All the dishes are doused with coorgi pepper, so everything is spicy, and totally delicious. Breakfasts are good as well.

Ambience: Amazing. You're in the middle of the forest. Barely any human activity, expect for plantation workers.

Service: Very very good. Mr. Manoj and his staff take this very seriously, and it shows in their delivery of excellent service. I would say this is the best service I have experienced at a hotel.

so in short, GO!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear guest
We thank you for your review. The essence of The Old Kent Estate has been very well mentioned by you in your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the same. We appreciate your words of encouragement for our team headed by Manoj, it will surely help motivate them. We look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

hi, i stayed at old kent for 3 nights from 10th oct 2013. the place was so completely different from other routine resorts. it is so silent ,you can hear only birds and insects at night.the 1 hour trek in the plantations was wonderful. manoj and his team were great. please remember to take a bsnl or reliance mobile-- my vodafone had no signal there. overall a great relaxing place and i would like to visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear guest
We thank you for your review. The 8 chalets are located right in the middle of 300 acres so we give our guests a sense of estate/forest living yet with no compromises on luxuries and safety. We are glad that you have enjoyed the essence of this during your holiday. We look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very homely place, great homemade like food, great service, the people there are very friendly. Excellent ambience and beautiful rooms. great english architecture. we stayed for 3 nights 4 days. didnt feel like leaving the place. Thanks to Mr. Manoj and his competant crew for making our stay memorable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Guest
Team Old Kent thanks you for taking the time to write such an encouraging review. We truly appreciate your efforts and look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you're looking for a homely experience nestled in the coffee plantations of Coorg, then go no further than Old Kent. We stayed here for a 2 night 3 day package and it was the ideal place where you can switch off from the outside world (with the resort team led by Mr Manoj there to take care of all your worries).

The entire atmosphere at the estate has an old world charm with the freshness and warmth of the hospitality team. Right from when we landed, the entire team was there to welcome us with refreshing drinks and eager to make us feel comfortable from the word go. Both the theatre room and the library have a well-stocked collection of titles (even though with our 4 month old baby we couldn't completely make use of the former).

The chalet decor is very well-maintained and the bathrooms are spacious with the intent to spoil you for choice. When Mr Manoj came to know that our child is completing 4 months, he impromptu produced a delicious cake. Mr Manoj wears several hats from that of a manager, great conversationalist to being involved in the kitchen himself. The food at all times is delicious no matter what kind of cuisine you are having.

The best part of the staff is the ever-smiling nature. In fact, while leaving Old Kent we exchanged so many goodbyes it almost felt we were leaving our close relatives and friends behind. One of the not-to-be-missed parts of the stay is the trail walk with Prashanth which becomes much more valuable because of Prashanth's knowledge about the estate, Kodava culture and his familiarity with almost all the wide variety of trees and plants around the estate.

A walk in the night seems like straight out of a fairy tale with the rustic looking lanterns and "magic" vases placed at the right spots. Another great attraction is the evening snacks at the clubhouse which you can enjoy while playing darts or carrom. In short, this is the perfect getaway we would recommend for couples or those looking to rejuvenate themselves away from city life. Hats off to Mr Manoj for his efficient management which adds to the natural beauty of the resort!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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indrajitkalidasan, Partner at Old Kent Estates, Coorg, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear guest
Thank you for a wonderful review. You have by far captured the whole essence of the property!!
We wanted to ensure the guest gets to be pampered with the best of hospitality with the highest of luxuries but in a laid back 'estate' setting away from the hustle & bustle of the city. The trail walk by Prashant is offered to those guests who would appreciate the whole trekking experience as it helps one get more closer to nature.
We once again thank you for your review and look forward to your continued patronage.
With warm regards
Indrajit Kalidasan
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Property: Old Kent Estates, Coorg
Address: Thaikappa Estate | Horoor Post and Village, Suntikoppa 571237, India
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Location: India > Karnataka > Kodagu (Coorg) > Suntikoppa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Suntikoppa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Kent Estates, Coorg 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Kent Estates, originally developed in the mid 1800s, is one of the earliest established coffee plantations in Southern India. William Roland Wright, a Colonel in the British Army led to the transformation of this 200-acre estate from a jungle in which big game abound to a cultivated plantation and a delightful home to his family. First constructed in 1864, the stately bungalow has been fully restored to its former charm & glory and has vignettes of the by gone colonial era and houses several rooms. As a tribute to the Wright Family, each room is fondly named after one of the family members who once inhabited within. The property has been designed keeping in mind its rich history and tradition, ensuring the conservation and preservation of the natural surroundings, within an exclusive boutique setting. Each English cottage with its own private garden provides the utmost privacy, Get pampered with the Old Kent hospitality and experience the tranquil life of a typical estate owner in British India. Read some of the reviews from our guests to find out why we have been awarded the coveted Traveller's Choice Award two years running. ... more   less 
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