Me and my friend went to chikmagalur on 24th december 2012 and booked this homestay. They were not many reviews but as this is a peak season I didn't get any bookings in other homestays so decided to give this a try as although there were only few reviews they weren't bad either. And for the price they were charging(3500/- per night) its not at all worth.
I will start from the beginning(There are only cons)
We reached chikmagalur at aroung 6PM after visiting halebid and belur. This homestay is little inside and the road is quite bad for aound 2KM stretch. Mr Mubin took us to this homestay from the main road.
1) After we reached there the room that was given to me had broken floors which was covered with mats but not all of them , we could quite easily have got ourselves injured we had one kid as well, how could one give such a room to the guests. We told them to change our room but there was no room available. When I called reshma(owner) and told her about this , her response was that as you were two families thats why we have given rooms side by side. She was not at all apologetic, that really pissed me off.
2) There was no handwash kept in the bathroom. They gave one soap after we asked for it as they didn't had any liquid soap with them. the towels were also given to us after we asked for it. These things should already have been kept before we had come, very unprofessional.
3) In the dinner we were served with only one veg dish and that too after telling them bofore hand that we will be having only veg and when we we asked them why they have only one dish, they gave us some excuse and told to adjust , they will make more than one dish tomorrow.
4)The fridge was not in working condition so if you buy anything from outside which needs to be kept in fridge you are screwed.
5)The next day as well we were served with the same one veg item in the dinner and they had no answer when we asked why they have made only one veg item again. Really pathetic. They were not even apologetic. They were giving us all lame excuses.
When we checked out I gave them 2500/- per night instead of 3500/- . Reshma was asking us why we are giving so less. After all these things she was still expecting 3500/-. I told her that with the kind of service that was given to us 2500/- is also quite a lot. She didn't even say sorry, this was least that she could have done but she was more interested in the money rather than providing better customer service.
So all the people who will be reading this review please stay away at this homestay. Dont spoil your vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Coffee County Homestay India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur