I spent 2 nights in Sharnga and this is my honest review. The place is far from the city and in a remote location. It is close to Auroville Main Road and Matrimandir but commute is not easy unless you have a car or comfortable riding a cycle. Knowing the route is a must! Maps misguide you. There is no way to book a cab or auto. The staff in the guest house also are not that helpful. The place looks green and serene - can be exciting for someone who wants a foresty ambience, can be overwhelming for someone who is not used to such an ambience. The guest house rooms are cosy, comfortable and have a good vibe. Breakfast served is decent. No lunch or dinner options. Only black tea and coffee and a kettle available in the common area. If you need more, you have to make arrangements. Swiggy delivery available but may charge extra. Cons There is only one person managing the administrative tasks. The two people managing are helpful and attend to your requests but overall maintenance is an issue. The bathrooms are not that well maintained. There are transparent windows in the rooms and there is always the fear of someone peeking in. Hot water takes some time to come. My room lock wasnt working properly and I had to shuttle between rooms till that was fixed Repeated follow ups had to be done and even when they said it got fixed, it wasnt - there is no attention to detail Random people switch off mains and geyser and you are left wondering if it is a power cut or something wrong The place gets really dark after 6 pm and it is so desolate that you will feel as if you are the only one in the guest house (if you are a solo traveller) The owners are rude and indifferent to some and super friendly to others There is no guidance, assistance Overall the people arent that welcoming, the place has a great vibe though You will be okay if you are super independent and can manage things on your own Also note this is not a resort or a party friendly place!…
5⭐ Rating for hospitality. staff's were really kind and made us feel so comfortable. Reasonable price for the stay and the food was good.The best part is we could also tell them in advance to prepare a dish of our choice.
I stayed less than 24 hours at Sharnga, but such a sweet serenity exists there that the reverberations of my visit are with me still. The place itself exists in lush landscape. The accommodation a delightful combination of comfort & character. And very special thanks to both Floren, who first welcomed us with grace & warmth, then proved to be an excellent dining companion with his humour, humanity & wisdom, and Sophie who was friendly, informative & did not hesitate to help to resolve our ongoing travel plans. Sophie is also the generous creator of the most helpful info booklet for an Auroville newbie like me. Going to Auroville? Go stay at Sharnga.
I stayed with my family and friends in October 2018 and it was truly delightful. Besides the lush tree cover, the natural swimming pool and the really wonderful food ; what delighted me was the many aquariums that were there in this guest house. If you are an aquarium hobbyist you will really love this place. Bernard , the founder of this guest house is also an avid fish hobbyist and has a lovely collection. I particularly loved his Oscars and bright red fully grown Jewel Cichlids. He also has a nice aviary of Zebra finches. My only suggestion to make the place.better would be to not house African lovebirds with Budgerigars as the former would bully the latter to death.
Stayed there for 1 week in December 2018. Booked sharnga in auroville. It was our first time at auroville. Nice community and apt for people who want to unwind and unplug. Sharnga is a good place, like a mini jungle, people and staff are very helpful and you get to meet some new people. Food was good and like the family style dinner which gave us an opportunity to sit and connect with people from all over the world. The only thing is the food is prepared keeping the foreigner s palette in mind which sometimes makes the food too bland and different. The rooms are basic and it could do more about room cleanliness . The rooms are small, basic and so are the bathrooms though they would be cleaned if you asked , else I believe they will be done around every 2 or 3 days. All in all a good stay , and one can totally disconnect from the world as no tv and no internet.…
It's a great place with complete forest feel. I gave four stars from a hospitality point of view. It doesn't have immaculately designed and detailed rooms. Rooms are basic but clean. For the price one pays, this can be rated 5stars. What I would like to write about is the rustic landscape of the place. Very jungle like feel, a small lap pool, open dining area which one encourages interaction with other guests. Early morning one can venture out in the property and see the peacocks, the horses, goats, ducks, birds, friendly pet dogs, the wide variety of trees, flowering plants and climbers. It basically enlivens your 5 senses. The birds are audibly so pleasant. But do protect yourself from the mosquitoes. The dense forested surrounding does have immense amount of big mosquitoes. Carry your repellents.…
Charming guest house set amidst abundant greenery. The staff are warm, meals homecooked and tasty. Meal times are a family affair where you share your dining table with other guests, exchanging experiences and activities in auroville. Nice little pool to dip yourself in. Birds chirping all day adds to the calm experience at Auroville
We stayed at the sharnga guest house for a week and wow, what an amazing experience it was. It is basically a nature haven crafted for visitors to experience the bliss of staying in union with forest and the life it nurtures. Everyone from the family who have setup sharnga are in absolute service to every element of nature. The in-house movie theatre, the family style dinners, the horse farm, everything adds to the experience and comfort. Our 4 year old daughter made friends with kids from different nationalities, played and experienced oneness. We loved sharnga and are going to be back.
If you strip away the beautiful forest setting with its magnificent banyan tree you are left with small concrete boxes with out dated facilities. The mattress is thin, the bed rock hard, the sheets and towels threadbare, rough and hardly freshly laundered. The room was just about clean enough but the age of the bathroom fittings and the dimness of the light made it look grubby. The food was mediocre, our first breakfast was little more than dry bread and jam. The worst thing was that most of the staff, with one or two exceptions, were unsmiling and not very welcoming. Overall, not a very joyful experience.
As we arrived and until we left Kripa ,Somia and all the people that work there were very service oriented. the room is basic but comfortable and clean. dinner was very tasty .the garden very nice. the place located not very far from the center.