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The Rappa
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Hassan
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our Stay in Rappa was refreshing and amazing!!... a perfect place to relax and enjoy ... the place is located among the nature and away from the city life... the staff at the resort are very cooperative... Sibi played the perfect host and we are very happy with the service... the cottage where we stayed was good & the food was tasty... overall the place is very nice for people who would want to have a good & refreshing time ...away from the busy city life and not expecting the five or three star service as provided in the city..also if you are an animal lover then you would really enjoy the company of Sibi's pets!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great place to relax and rejuvenate.

Pros:
Really worth 1700 you pay.
Great place for Kayaking and swimming.
Away from the noisy world.
Island with greenery.
Good food for non-vegetarians.

Cons:
Some cottages are not well maintained.
Veg food not great and lacks variety.
More kayaks needed.
Need some more water sport activities.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank AjaySanglikar
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

A lost destination cozily stuffed away from the hustle and bustle of the city life… I personally found it to be a very down to earth ‘no frills’ weekend getaway place. You have to be an animal lover (at least a dog lover) to go to this resort coz there are lots and lots of friendly dogs who will ensure you are entertained and given proper company at all times!

Water sports like kayaking, swimming in the river and coracle rides are a highlight of the trip here. The place is also great for nature lovers with good trails to do your nature walks or just a lazy leisurely stroll.

We went here in the peak monsoon season, so will share a few of the observations from what we saw and experienced in the weekend.

First is the list of the things that I absolutely enjoyed here:
1)The amazingly friendly dogs on the property! They know how to keep you company at all times!
2)Kayaking, swimming in the river and the coracle rides were super fun. Something that I would love to do again.
3)The partners Sibbi and Vijay ensuring that you are comfortable and use the property like your own.
4)The food is basic but tasty. Only quam I have here is that they don’t give sweets/desserts with every meal (this turns into a problem for sweet tooth people like me)
5)The rustic charm of the place with its birds, animals and locals at all time.
6)You can just sit the whole day under the tree observing the day pass by and still not get bored of the experience.

Now is the list of the things that need some attention from the owners:
1)The wild grass that surrounds the tents and cottages and along the walkways needs to be manicured.
2)The bathrooms need to be a bit more clean with basic facilities to hang your clothes and toiletries while you take a shower
3)Either install health faucets or provide tissue rolls or a separate bucket for guests to clean their ‘nether posteriors’ after daily ablutions.
4)General cleanliness and maintenance of the property needs attention. We noticed a lot of booze bottles/cans strewn across the property all the way till the river bank.
5)Please also arrange for dustbins in/around the rooms with regular cleaning of the same. I noticed a bunch of used sanitary pads near one of the cottages and that is unacceptable and unhygienic.

Over all I would like to visit this place again on a quiet day when there aren’t too many guests and just relax and enjoy the river and nature of this place. Full marks for their hospitality.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Love J
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Route : Started from Hebbal, Bangalore -> took a right from Hebbal flyover on the ring road -> took right from the Tumkur Road to Nenmangala (take the toll road - 20 bucks) -> Left on Bangalore-Mangalore highway (see the sign boards above) -> continue on the road for 160 kms till Hassan - you should get 2 tolls of Rs 36 each -> take the bypass road for the Hassan City - Just keep going straight from the junction -> you should see a Reliance Petrol pump on ur right -> Take the 2nd left after the pp - road isnt that great but manageable -> continue on this road till u get a bridge on Gorur Hemavathi Reservoir -> take left after this bridge and keep going for another 6 kms for The Rappa.

6 of us started from Hebbal, Bangalore at around 6am on a Saturday morning. We took two cars - 3 each, pretty comfortable. Stopped at Mayura Hotel for break fast(around 100kms from Bangalore, just after the 2nd toll booth).

Saw a lot of Super Bikes on the way zooming by us. Met them again in the Mayura Hotel.

Reached the place around 11-11.30. Met with CB and Vijay whom we already spoke to regarding the booking and all (get the current packages from their website http://www.therappa.com/), pretty good ppl. Keep talking to them to get more friendly and to get the best out of this place. There were 2-3 more groups already before we reached. We were 6 and took the first cottage. All the cottages accommodates 6. Cottages are just adequate in size and there is enough place for 6 to sleep. Pretty good view from the cottage.

* Please dont go in the water without the life jackets or else you will get a good one from CB and Vijay (for ur own safety)

- You can have fun playing and swimming in the water specially in groups.
- Take your own foot ball or volley ball if you like.
- Make sure to take a cosco ball if you like dogs- tutsi specially
- Go for Kayaking in the evening around 4.30-5pm or morning around 7-10am when its less sunny. Its lot of fun, and the good thing is that you can do it the first day evening and next day morning as well with no extra charges :)
- Food is just fine - dont expect much and you should be happy.
- Carry enough smoke and booze for yourself, there are no shops around.
- Bonfire is pretty good with all the music - you can also carry ur own CDs
- You can also dance on the music, just make sure to be in control and you can have a lot of fun.
- There is no stopping from anything unless you disturb others or create any problems or its unethical.

We went for Kayaking again next day morning, had breakfast after that and left before lunch (but the lunch was included in the package) at around 11. Met the Super Bike group again on the way back and followed them to Shark food Court for lunch at around 3. Reached back to Bangalore at 5pm.

All together a Great Week End.

These ppl are also building some new AC Rooms. It would definitely be good.
Must go place.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank ravs0507
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We were initially apprehensive about Rappa after some of the negative reviews.
It was a last minute decision and we decided to go to Rappa with minimal expectations. We reached there and the lovely dogs (especially Shunti) made us feel like we were long lost family members. We immediately warmed up to the place.
Vijay and Sibi are awesome hosts and are always available for any kind of assistance.
Kayaking and swimming in the river was awesome. Driving to the nearby island, having a drink and just lazing around made us feel like we were in heaven.
Oh boy, the midnight spin with Vijay in his car was mindblowing. His experience in rally driving clearly was visible.
Once you get into the good books of Vijay, he treats you like his close friends and makes your visit truly memorable. But if you get into his bad books,may the lord save u

We werent expecting much from the food but it certainly was delicious
Cant wait to visit Rappa again

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank sharathms
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Again n Again the same feeling..Amazing place with amazing people around..The Rappa.

This time I happened to go with Friends on Bike. 9 on 5 Bikes... Excellent fun..

Kayaking in the rain and later drink with some music around..

Thanks Sibbi & Vijay..

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank r_amruthkumar
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place is so serene that you will fall in love with this place at very next moment.
The place is tucked away from the hustle bustle of urban settings and you have to travel interior for ~ 20 km from NH48. Its better that you have your own transport to reach this place.

They have tented cottages, rooms facing the back water and tree house. Vijay who owns this place is very cordial and you spend time with him to share his travelogues.

Food provided as part of package(Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner) is very filling and tasty.
Liquor is not available in house but one can carry along .
Activities:
1. Best part of this place is you can go for kayaking on the back waters of hemavathy river. Also you can visit submerged church.
2.tight rope walking
3. Nature walk
4.try your photography skills as the vast lands provide picturesque view of Gorur dam.
5 If all the above does not excite you then you can tag along with Vijay where in he can showoff his driving skills on those wet lands

overall good place to spend over the weekend.

Room Tip: Its typical camping site and not be mistaken for resort facility
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank navaneeth78
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Address: Arali Marada Koppalu, Hassan 570103, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Hassan District > Hassan
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Hassan
Price Range: $52 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rappa is an Eco-lodge/ campsite offering a bit of adventure, fun & lots of nature. We are not a resort but we try our best to provide basic accommodation and wholesome food with ample nature. Like one of our guest says if you are looking for bellboy, housekeeping and room service then The Rappa is not the place for you.. Activities include Swimming, Kayaking, Early morning trek, Nature walk (morning/ evening), Bonfire, Music, Karaoke, rope course, Bird watching & Coracle ride. BYOB (Bring your own booze/ soft drinks), sandals, torches, warm clothing, personalised toiletries & carry suitable swimwear/ shorts without fail! ... more   less 

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