We stayed 2 nights in Bananki home stay. Hospitality is good, everything was ready before we get there. we never felt something is missing in service and hospitality. we liked "Munna" bhai service. Cool Calm place to chill with family and friends!!
We a group of our family members stayed in Bananki Homestay last month end for 4 days. Will definitely recommend staying there. - Good environment - Good food - Good team of staff - Very peaceful - Very decent rooms. - Nice host
A beautiful property to visit.. very good hospitality well maintained place.. more importance given to cleanliness.. very tasty food with authentic malnad style.. we had an amazing experience.. a must visit place.. must appreciate the owner’s effort for maintaining this place so well..
We were a big group of around 25 people and we eventually zeroed down on this homestay after evaluating around 10 to 12 other places. Well, hoping this review serves as a precursor for someone who's looking to pay a visit to this place anytime soon. This review is going to be very verbose and a prolonged one since I’d like to highlight every single experience we had out there. 1. Location - Poised exactly at the heart of Malnad region, the choice for the location of the home stay couldn't have been more precise. This place is around 15 to 20 minutes from Thirthahalli and serves as the perfect choice if you are looking to navigate to some major places around Thirthahalli such as Writer's Kuvempu's place , Kavuldurga fort , kavishaila and Bheemanakatte . All the said places are within the vicinity of 15 to 20 kms. Adding to it, this is situated in the midst of 10 acre lush green farm. The sere atmosphere and the scenic beauty is something to reckon with. 2. Stay and Hospitality - This is definitely worth a special highlight. We were treated more like their family members than like any other guests. It really seems like were more at our own house than at a homestay. We'd started our overnight drive from Bangalore at around 11 and we were expected to reach the place early morning around 8. But, thanks to our unusually empty roads on a late night drive - We landed up at the place quite sooner than expected at odd early morning hours. A sincere acknowledgment to Arpita mam and her team - We were welcomed without a word of dissent and the rooms and breakfast was ready within a Jiffy! 3. Cleanliness and Hygiene - Have nothing to complain here absolutely. Since we were around 25, the entire homestay was occupied by us. All the Rooms were neat and tidy. Each bed had a separate charging port. Due care was given to the hygiene and there was 24 hours hot water supply. 4. Food - This was the best part of our visit! We were served with authentic Malnad special dishes for every meal and our team loved it the most. You can place a special request if you need something particular and you rarely get a no for that! You need to inform them well in advance if you need something extra for your evening snacks since they've to fetch the required groceries from the nearby town. The quality of the food and the taste was truly worth cherishing. 5. Price - Since we were around 25, we were offered a comparatively competitive price and i must tell it was worth every single penny! The price that we paid was truly a value for money considering the comforts, food and the treatment we were subjected to. 6. In-house ambience: The place has a very unique set up. The wooden pillars and the heavy teak wood doors reminds us of typical Malnad region ambience with a huge outhouse. This was a different experience compared to our usual tiny balconies and penthouses. Areas for improvement – In order to cater to the guests who’d prefer to spend their entire time at the home stay, I’d suggest the management could consider getting in some more fun recreational activities which ensures that the guests are kept engaged within the home stay. Overall experience - Definitely a must visit place if you are touring in and around Shimoga and Thirthahalli. Special mention to their employee Pratap who made sure that he attended to all needs and queries. It really felt like a Home away from home and I’m sure our next visit is not too far away. If you are looking to pay a visit here, do it right away without any second thought. I’m sure you will be up for a very pleasant off city experience.…
This home stay is located in a great area. The food served at the home stay is FABULOUS. But the cottages are POORLY maintained. Though very light on the pocket in terms of the stay costing but the apparent disinterest on the part of the home stay owners to keep the cottages SPICK & SPAN is a dampener. They are extremely friendly but the lack of interest to do the basic upkeep of the cottages is just not on! Best to AVOID the place if you are bothered about cleanliness.