Great place inside the coffee estate. Higher priced cottages (outside the main house) are w-a-y better than the rest (only slightly economical). Agree with most of the positive comments by other reviewers. However, we did not have the benefit of enjoying the warmth of the host family. It is possible that they are tired of meeting complete strangers or were busy on those days. I would recommend them employing a manager to handle day-to-day affairs and manage the staff-members that mostly speak Kannada ("gotta illa" for us). That person could also give a guided tour of the coffee estate and tell us about food that is served (local cuisine?). So, the visitors would go back not only with unique experience but with some firsthand knowledge about coffee farming. Moreover, we could have also avoided the embarrassment of requesting the lady of the house when someone forgot to put toilet rolls!
- Also Known As:
- Thippanahalli Homestay Hotel Chikamagalur