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“Best homestay, well maintained, great hospitality”
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Gowri Nivas
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Mr. Bopanna sorry to write it late, we enjoyed the stay there, thanks for the food and the hospitality you provided.
Great Collection of antiques and books. we loved the stay!!
We were family of eight and booked cottage and a room.

Highly recommended for those who prefer different type of stay other than hotels!!

Again thanks to very kind host, Mr. Bopanna. Remember me when you come to Ahmedabad. :)

Room Tip: All rooms nice, for senior citizens select room within main house, Its amazing..
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

hi sarang..it was amazing to meet your family and your grand parents...so full of life and interesting stories....you were pretty apprehensive about your first experience with a homestay but we are glad that everything turned out well & you left with fond memories....thanks for coming...

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was the first time visitor of coorg. Saw the reviews of Gowri Nivas which are as good as Orange county coorg. Booked it and wow what an amazing experience. I was worried as rooms are not AC but hey who needs AC the construction material of the room makes it very cold even in summer. We njyd rains in the garden of the home.
The attic with liht fan and bed in the room was awesome.
Cleanliness was great.
Hanmant is the perfect attendant.
And above all Mr. Bopanna, a man who will mix with u like a relative of urs. He is very friendly, takes care, makes the environment friendly and cherful. He guided us for sightseeing, arranged cabs for us.

Location is 5 mins from Rajas seat the prime spot in madikeri.

Surely recommended for family, couples , single boys everyone.

we are coming again soon.

Room Tip: Cottage was pretty awesome.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

doctor..you are scaring us with your excellent reviews and making us raise the bar for ourselves...thanks so much for coming and glad you enjoyed your stay with us & wish you both the very best in life...)))

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was our first homestay experience, its been hotels and resorts in the past. Though Mr Bopanna was out of town, Mrs Daisy played a perfect host. The hospitality, the food, hygiene and interiors were just amazing. Kids too thoroughly enjoyed the short stay here. This is definitely highly recommended for folks looking for homestay in Coorg. Also I would like to thank for giving us access to kitchen, it was very helpful and convenient.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

thanks umesh , we were out of town but glad that daisy was there & you had a good holiday..))

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Gowri Nivas was recommended to us by a colleague and we are so glad that we had this wonderful opportunity to meet such nice and friendly people...it was like home away from home. Bopanna and his mom were the perfect hosts and also so helpful that every bit of advise they gave us on where to visit and what to do in Madikeri added to having a great time. The cottage was so comfortable and absolutely clean. As for the food...my mouth's watering!!!
We will definetly go back there again, soon we hope.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Gerry J
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

hiya.....thanks so much for coming & the wonderful memories left behind...now its our turn to visit you in al ain !!!!!!!...))))))

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

I had no expectation before visiting Coorg/Madikeri, but this was probably the best hospitality I ever experienced travelling through South India. Apart from homey interior design, which filled with Coorg history, Bopanna (our host) made us feel like visiting a good old friend. I will definitely visit Gowri Nivas again, soon!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

hi alin...it was truly a refreshing experience for us at gowri nivas to meet you & your friends...and looking forward to having u back......)))) not to forget a longer walk on the estate this time!!!!!

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

we had been travelling like crazy for about ten days along the western coast of india and this was our last halt. Right from the start we were deeply impressed by the warm and friendly Mr. Bopanna who happens to own the property. We stayed at the the cottage which also had an attic. The rooms seemed to have been designed and decorated with great thoughtfulness and a personal touch. The place feels to homely to be real and we were treated almost like personal guests. The morning breakfast was a mix of local dishes and bread which was way more than what you can expect from a rented stay. Mr.Bopanna also arranged a cab for us the next day for the local sighseeing. The Raja's seat is just a stone's throw away from the place and almost everything in the town is withing walking distance.
Overall, it is an excellent place to dump your bags, slow down, unwind and relax in the sleepy little town of Madikeri. The memories of this stay will remain warm in hour hearts for years to come.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

hey ujjayan....you came here all the way from kashmir to the "kashmir of the south" as coorg is referred to sometimes..glad you enjoyed yourself....& the "slow life" we spoke about....cheerio ..have a wonderful life....

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had stayed a day in gowri nivas and the experience was great.It was a home away from home.The atmosphere was peaceful and calm.The people were simple and warm.Room was neat and spacious,worth for the price paid.If we happen to visit ccorg once again,we would surely prefer this place for stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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gowrinivas, Owner at Gowri Nivas, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

ahhh doc...your trip was a short one...we shall make up for lost time on your next visit......

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Additional Information about Gowri Nivas

Address: New Extension Madikeri, Madikeri 571201, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Kodagu (Coorg) > Madikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 221 Specialty Lodging in Madikeri
Price Range: $77 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gowri Nivas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gowri Nivas, which has been rebuilt meticulously, is an ancestral home known for its legendary hospitality to family and friends situated in Madikeri. It has its own story to tell from handmade floor tiles to the antique door, pillars and windows rescued from a chieftain’s house and painstakingly restored. Gowri Nivas offers you a quality home stay service with the luxury and comfort of home in Coorg. "Live in the heart of Madikeri, experience the soul of Coorg." ... more   less 
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Gowri Nivas Hotel Madikeri

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