Away from the city husle and bustle, this place is located on the hills in the coffee plantation. The location is quite good. The Bunglow is in a huge area with two buildings one where the owners stay and the other on the opposite side for the guests. The walk around this place is great. Access by road to other places is also convenient, except the last stretch of road is not tarred.
A bit old place and could be better maintained, the room I had, had corridors on 3 sides and lacked privacy. Had to keep the windows closed and without an AC becomes a bit uncomfortable. The room had a double bed and also a extra bed which was good for my family with 2 kids.
The best thing about the place is the food, it was excellent. They would also pack food for you if you go out on a trip and cannot come back for lunch. They served it hot and when you wanted. Like home made food, just a normal meal, no extras like juice or drinks or salad, etc.
Getting there is not easy as you need to be guided the first time. They usually send someone to guide you from a place you can get to easily. Make sure you remember the directions and distance each time you turn, because everytime you drive in and out you need to follow the path. The way is quite straight forward once you get there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in its tranquil surroundings amongst lush green coffee plantation, Lotus Pond is the perfect home-away-from-home. If you're tired of the fast pace of everyday city life and are in need of rejuvenation, you could not find a more apt locale. Surrounded by beautiful grader the homestay blends magnificently with nature, offering you an unforgettable experience and the freshest air you could ever breathe. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lotus Pond Homestay India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur