We did lot of research and zeroed in on this resort as the size of the rooms offered were of big size and we found the rooms were of really big, spacious and well furnished. The rooms are located midst the plantation and just below the mountain. The resort is located 4 kms away from the main town virajpet. The food was included as part of the package. Excellent food quality and variety offered by the hotel. However hot water was one of the problems we had faced. As this resort is away from main town, there are no local transport available nearby. We had to depend on the hotel to arrange taxis, which is exorbitantly high. The reason sited is the conditions of the road. The roads are horrible. Had really tough time. It would have been better to have taken taxi from Mysore. As we had travelled from Bangalore to coorg directly by KSRTC bus, we missed this and we ended up paying 7500/- for entire sight seeing. Taxiwalas are found cheating and you have to be careful.
The upsides of this resort are, Big and spacious rooms, excellent food, rooms located close to mountain and in midst of the plantation, very good service and ambience.
The downsides are, Hot water problem, isolated place and hence poor availability of vehicles/ public transport, costly taxis, No swimming pools
- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Estates Coorg/Virajpet
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnolia Estates is a lush green 80 acre coffee estate located at the foothills near Perumbadi, Virajpet. Located in South Coorg it is away from densely populated tourist areas and is an ideal location for an individual looking for some peace, quiet and relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of large cities. The property is 6.5 hours from Bangalore and 1.5 hours from Mysore. The property is maintained as an estate stay with many resort like amenities.A total of 7 cottages built in traditional style with high ceilings, tiled roofs and terracotta flooring adds to the ambience and blends with the natural surroundings. Each of the cottages has a large bath attached with a verandah with views of the plantation. The rooms are large, with double beds and additional single beds on request. Tea/coffee maker with small fridge are part of the room amenities.In addition to the cottages we also have a large plantation bungalow, exclusively built on a hill with awesome views of the state, valley and hills around. With its own private garden area, 4 large bedrooms, dining, 2 living rooms, it is truly an exceptional experience. Great for large groups or families.A 10,000 sft club house with 2 conference rooms, library, TT table, Badminton court and a lot of indoor games is a welcome attraction. Other activities include plantation walks, forest treks- weather permitting, some fishing in our own small lake, bird watching, biking to name a few.A multi cuisine restaurant and a large reception area welcome our guests.Magnolia is a destination for nature lovers who delight in watching an Asian Paradise Catcher, or a monitor lizard, scores of parakeets chirping away, hornbills, wild boar, wild hare and sometimes elephants if you get lucky. Guests who look forward to living in harmony with nature and welcome the giant butterflies and also adjust to the presence of other not so beautiful creations of nature ....your search ends here. If you are looking for a five star resort this is not the place for you. Magnolia is more about the unspoiled beauty of our surroundings and we believe in having it no other way. So please make sure this is the kind of location you are looking for before you book. Feel free to call our staff if you have any questions.Relax, refresh and rejuvenate at Magnolia Estate- Coorg. ... more less
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