We stayed at the Captain's Bungalow for two nights and had a wonderfully relaxing stay.
The bungalow is located high up in the hills, nestled in between coffee and tea plantations, and it overlooks lush green hills draped in mist. There are very few other buildings nearby, and we were surrounded by pristine nature and fresh air. Spending the weekend in such an isolated place brings trade-offs - we weren't able to get phone signal on our Bangalore phones, and there's limited wifi access - but as a place to disconnect and relax for a few days, it's perfect.
The bungalow itself has three (very large) bedrooms, and would be perfect for a small group. We were the only guests there when we visited, and it was nice to have the extra privacy. It feels very much like a family's home rather than a chain hotel. All of the staff were absolutely phenomenal, and we felt extremely well looked after. The food in particular was delicious. The staff brought us on a hike in the morning, and in the afternoon the manager drove us out to see a tea factory nearby, which was very interesting.
Finding the bungalow was a little bit tricky, especially since we arrived after dark, but luckily someone from the bungalow drove out to meet us when we were nearing the final stretch and led the way through the last few narrow and bumpy roads. Make sure to stop often to ask for directions.
Overall we had a fantastic experience, and we hope to have the opportunity to visit again.
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