Had been to Coorg just this weekend (May 1) and I wont deny that this was the most unpleasant homestay experience i have ever got. We were a group of 2 couples with a kid of 1.5 years and the stay has not been upto the expectations.To start with I would recommend the owner to have a proper customer communication which explains all the facilities (including milk, tea, gas usage etc.) and the costs attached to them as we were billed some hidden costs with the meal and the explanation was "we forgot to indicate the seasonal prices". You are in customer driven business and I think their satisfaction is one thing that should matter. Defensive approach may ruin things. Cleanliness is one thing to focus on, you can find some spiders and cockroaches giving you company in the room and the kitchen area in dining. Food was just ok, not many options to choose among. Every guest is different and may have different food choices, Management needs to understand that there has to be diversity in spread and the quantity since you are billing us good. To me this place was understaffed and lacked some of the basic necessities like soap in the washroom and a usual room cleaning which is provided in other places. And yes, really not a choice when you are with such a small kid as getting the room cleaned and sanitized is a challenge and you may end up living in the same mess. Overall an unpleasant stay among all the homestays I have ever lived in, the services, customer approach and basic amenities could be way better.
It was great experience staying at Mitra!
We stayed for 2 nights.The room was spacious and comfortable considering that we were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) staying in one room.The food served was also very good.
The Homestay is located in a very quiet and calm surrounding which was very much to our liking.The bonfire was a welcome add on.
The place is exactly as per the description.
The striking feature of course is the hospitality. We felt at home instantly and loved the hosts!!
We highly recommend the place.
Thanks to aunty and Megha for making the stay memorable for us.. we would love to be back again.
We booked short in advance and we're lucky to even get a room.
When we arrived really early in the morning we were welcomed friendly.
WE were enjoying a wonderful time with great food and nice talks. They even lit a bonfire for all guests!
We were 8 guys booked all home for 2 days, we expect to loose ourself and it happened with greatest hospitality from host Megha and Shanthi mam.
The food was extremely great - had chicken gravy with fish fry along with rice balls. From all of the food tasted in different hotels at madikere- the dinner at stay was great and tummy friendly.
Went along the homestay for more than 3 km,s accompanied by blacky- the most welcoming pet.love to be back again in the coolest season.
Located 6kms away from Madikeri..has very good connectivity to all the tourist spots..peaceful place!!..Nice place for family friends and couples to chill out.Very well maintained home..Very beautiful coffee plantation right in front the home.Thanks to Prakash uncle and Ramji for their wonderful gesture through out our stay.Breakfast was good.Overall a very good experience through out our stay here... Looking forward to visit again !!
Coorg is Scotland of India and Mitra Homestay is the perfect place to stay and experience nature and the bounties of Mother Earth. I was lucky to spot the place on TA . The place is only 6 kms from the Madikeri Town and tucked away in a small lane by the highway. The hosts are extremely helpful and we had a really great time enjoying the warm hospitality and great food at the Homestay.
1. We arrived with our parents on 25th Jan, right from our first interaction , we had a great feeling about the place, our hosts were very kind and welcoming and the discussions and talks were great as well .
2. Did I mention the food was just too awesome ( all the credit to Megha ) - especially the pandi curry :p.
3. The scenery inside the coffee plantation, the morning walks, the sounds of birds and the smell of coffee - absolutely scenic and meditative
4. Blacky - the most awesome pet who will keep you entertained
Improvements needed :
1.Shelves to keep towels and stuff.
2.Towels were new and threads were sticking, blankets need to be bigger
3.You can probably add carrom and indoor games for engagement because that is not available at the place.
4. Rooms were not cleaned on the next day - services need better care.
Note :- There would be no phone network,so plan accordingly
Overall,We would love to visit again with our friends and hopefully stay for a much longer duration.
Thank you so much for your hospitality :)