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Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat

Opp. Yarakanagadde Colony, Biligiriranga Hills 571441 India
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The winding country roads channel your way into one of the most enchanted stillness of landscapes in the Western Ghats. A stillness that is in possession of Karnataka’s Wild Life Sanctuary which is sited at B.R. Hills near Mysore, also known as the Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Hills. This hill range proudly embraces a precious confluence of the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats, a sanctuary that is home for eco-systems that are exclusive to both the mountain ranges. This mountain clad is also a declared Tiger Reserve by the government of Karnataka under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. While you are drowned in the tranquil mountains and wrapped in silent conversations with the sky-reaching tree peaks; what brings you back to your senses is the relentless chirping of birds and the invigorating breeze soothing your spirit. Clouded in the misty country side breeze, these curtains of rolling hills is a native land to the Soliga tribes. Welcome to the Hills.
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Shiv bk wrote a review 12 Feb
Bengaluru, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
My recent experience at the resort was disappointing due to extremely poor customer service from the manager Aparna. Basic amenities were restricted by Aparna, such as having tea in our rooms, and were instead instructed to drink only in the dining area.and staff failed to attend to our needs. The Aparna dismissive attitude towards our feedback was unacceptable. Overall, I cannot recommend this resort for a leisurely getaway with family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent experience at our resort. We regret to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. As we are an Eco-Wellness Retreat located in an eco-sensitive zone, we have implemented policies to ensure the preservation of our environment and the well-being of our guests. These policies include certain restrictions on few amenities to minimize our ecological footprint. We understand that these policies may not align with everyone's preferences, but they are integral to our commitment to sustainable practices. Having said that, regarding your concerns about the service provided by our manager, our team strives to provide attentive and courteous service to all our guests, and it is unfortunate if this was not reflected in your experience. We value your feedback and should you choose to give us another chance, we would be more than happy to welcome you back and ensure that your next stay is enjoyable and memorable. Regards Team Gorukana
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Chiranjeevi G wrote a review 12 Feb
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Our stay at Gorukana was deeply disheartening and fell far short of expectations. The management, particularly the lady in charge, displayed a level of rudeness and unprofessionalism that I have never encountered in my travels. Her confrontational attitude when we inquired about certain issues, combined with a complete lack of apology, reflected a dictatorial management style that is unacceptable in the hospitality industry. To start, upon our arrival on a Friday when the resort was not busy, we were given no introduction or overview of Gorukana, its facilities, or the activities available. There was a complete lack of initiative to involve us in the advertised evening or morning walks, leaving us clueless and unengaged The resort failed to provide basic amenities; for instance, we were not provided with enough blankets on our first night, leading to a great deal of discomfort. Worse still, there was no way to contact the staff for assistance later. On top of these issues, when we checked out a mere 30 minutes past the standard time and requested an additional cup of tea, instead of compensating for their earlier mistakes, they had the audacity to charge us extra for the tea. Additionally, the resort’s claim of being an Ayurvedic and wellness center is highly questionable. They serve non-vegetarian food, which is contrary to Ayurvedic principles. The lack of Ayurvedic or wellness activities was stark; the only remotely related feature was a small garden with minimal variety. There were no signs of any Ayurvedic masseurs or even a price list for such services. Moreover, the resort seems to have a set of arbitrary rules not listed in their policy while neglecting the ones that are. Despite a stated policy against accommodating all-male groups, there were several such groups during our stay. This selective enforcement of rules adds to the confusion and frustration. In conclusion, Gorukana not only falls short in providing basic hospitality services but also fails to live up to its claims of being an Ayurvedic wellness retreat. The management’s lack of regard for guest comfort, combined with the absence of promised amenities and services, makes this a place I cannot recommend to anyone seeking a genuine wellness experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Guest, Thank you for providing detailed feedback about your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Gorukana did not meet your expectations.Firstly, we want to clarify that it was never our intention for our team to come across as rude or unprofessional. We take great pride in our hospitality and always strive to create a welcoming environment for our guests. Regarding the lack of introduction or overview of Gorukana upon your arrival, we apologize for this oversight. Our reservation vouchers contain detailed information, and every guest receive a comprehensive introduction to our facilities and activities during the booking process. Regarding the issues with facilities and the lack of a way to contact staff for assistance, we ensure that all guests are provided with adequate amenities before the time of arrival please note that our staff is available until the centre’s closing hours, after which only on-duty staff are available for emergencies. Regarding the additional charge for tea and the timing of your check-out, we would like to clarify that our tariff is inclusive of all meals. Any additional items requested outside of meal times may incur an extra charge. We will review our communication regarding this to ensure that it is clear to all guests. Regarding your concerns about our claim of being an Ayurvedic and wellness center, we want to clarify that while we do serve non-vegetarian food, this does not contradict Ayurvedic principles. Ayurveda does not require vegetarianism, and we offer a range of Ayurvedic treatments. We regret this was not made clear during your stay, and we will review our communication regarding our Ayurvedic offerings. In conclusion, we regret that the stay did not meet your expectations at Gorukana. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will use it to improve our services and ensure that all guests have a positive experience. We hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with the genuine wellness experience you seek. Regards Team Gorukana
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Prakhyath r wrote a review 10 Feb
Bengaluru, India1 contribution2 helpful votes
This is an Ayurvedic center, not a resort. While the staff is friendly, there's no à la carte food available. If you're looking for a place to spend leisure time, I wouldn't recommend it. It's also relatively expensive. Despite appearances, it functions more like an Ayurvedic center than a resort.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Curious60026012071 wrote a review Jul 2023
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One of the most horrible resort I have ever been to- gave 1 star as 0 was not an option here. Food- pathetic and minimal quantity served in the name of buffet Service- none provided so no complaint to make!! Bed, linen and room- not made, sheets unkept and stained Room- big but no service, tv , unmaintained attic ( this at the cost per night charged is unacceptable) Staff- non responsive, doesn't care what customers need/ want My 2cents would be if I would want to enjoy a weekend gate-away with friends, family with some peace of mind- then will not waste my money and energy on this
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Siddhartha C wrote a review Jul 2023
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Pros: 1) Location of the property is nice but Jungle lodges at KGudi will offer you much better location, right inside the jungle. 2)The property is fairly well maintained. Rooms are spacious, with a very cosy attic and have big sit outs facing the jungle. You might face issues with insects but this is expected inside a jungle lodge. 3)The wellness sessions are top notch. Totally recommended if you staying in this property Cons: 1) This is an overpriced property. Not worth the money you will have to shed. At the same price, Jungle lodges at Kgudi is a much better option ( better location, 2 jungle safaris included, better maintained) 2) Food options are very limited and less in quantity. During out weekend stay, we had to face this issue twice. Imagine a situation, it is 9pm in the evening, you are hungry to the core, you have been told earlier that mutton would be served for dinner. So with all the excitement you enter the area where the food is being served and then you get a surprise!. You get to hear that the mutton is over!! And just to let all of you know, we were there well within the stipulated time for dinner. They were hardly apologetic about it. As a replacement, they served a tasteless chicken fry which they called it chicken kabab. Limited breakfast options as well. This property is a big no for the foodies. Gorukona is a wellness resort, may be that is why their focus on serving good food is very less. Overall a poor experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Atasi s wrote a review Jun 2023
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Super expensive and a complete rip-off because absolutely pathetic service (or was there any at all??) Food got over within 30mins from start of service and it never got refilled. Had to do with sambar, rasam, curd. That too very cheap quality. Note we paid 10k per night for two. Bed in attic was not made, sheets had stains. No mineral water provision. Plastic jugs and glasses looked unhygienic and dirty. Staff tried to do their best but management showed attitude when these faults were brought to then and didn't bother . I have had far superior experiences in much cheaper places. Oh and did I mention that they charge full amount in advance! Stay away from this place. You will get a much better experience at Jungle lodges for same price.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Book jungle lodges. Avoid this place
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Odyssey44829290060 wrote a review May 2023
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
We did a night's stay here, two adults and 2 teens, to fill in for a day's gap amidst a couple of family events. Checked in in the evening and checked out next day afternoon. We were there just after the first few showers post a hot summer. The location is breathtaking, with lush green cover and thick foliage. The cottage was exotic, with an upper deck for the kids which they thoroughly enjoyed. The hospitality was warm, food was great, simple yet delicious (we are vegetarians). Walking to the dining area in the darkness of night was a bit spooky, given that there could be some wild life from the nearby forest area, so we had the staff walk along with us with high power torches. The break of dawn again enthralled our senses with the sounds of chirping birds, aroma of the pure air and fresh earth and super scenic views. The staff from local Soliga community is humble, very polite, responsive and hospitable. We created some beautiful memories in our day's stay and the visuals of the place will remain with us for a long time. Highly recommend this place for stay. And when here, don't miss the jungle safari.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Deepika K wrote a review Jan 2023
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What we loved: 1. The ambience 2. The design of the cottages 3. Scenic beauty within the cottage, mini lake and surrounded clean flora and fauna. 4. Cleanliness 5. Nature walk was wonderful, soliga tribal dance n boating for kid were good. What can be improved/dislike: 1. For the tariff paid the food options could have been better. Some items were really bland especially desserts. Many luxury resorts offer a wide spread of food options. And weekend demand was more, preparation was slow. 2. Service is slow -there is no intercom to rooms nor any wifi or signal in room. Staff forget what is told. They made a real fuss when we asked for some hair oil on festival day. 3. Some front desk staff lack courteousness and were not quite friendly
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Atanu N wrote a review Aug 2022
Bengaluru, India132 contributions11 helpful votes
Awesome property to stay. Cottages are so well designed and comfortable. Homely food and tasty. Resort stuffs are very helpful. Guided BR hill trek and morning nature walk was awesome experience. So was the tribal performance in the evening.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lydia wrote a review Aug 2022
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Wonderful stay.. courteous staff . Great food, clean cottages. Right from booking process till check out, effortless process. Had a calm and relaxing stay with family. You get to stay close to nature.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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₹9,532 - ₹11,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaKarnatakaChamarajanagar DistrictBiligiriranga Hills
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Biligirirangan Hills (0.5 km), Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (0.8 km), and Biligiri Ranganath Hills (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Is Gorukana Eco-Wellness Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Biligiriranga Hills.