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Gonakal Homestay

Tarikere Road, Chikmagalur 577101 India
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#8 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Chikmagalur
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Experience hospitality at its best at Gonakal, a 360 years old heritage abode midst the scenic beauty of Malnad's lush green forests, widespread coffee plantations and the intoxicating aroma of the black pepper creepers. Situated at just 24 ks from Chikkamagalur, Gonakal has a history of more than 700 years earmarked by Tipu Sultan's visit and the reign of the Hoysalas. A famous temple dedicated to the triumphant warriors of the glorious past is at a stone throw distance. Dwelt by six generations of Royal family, Gonakal is located on the road connecting Chikkamagalur and Tarikere. The unmatched melody of streams trickling down the valley while sipping steaming hot coffee augments the already perfect evenings. Find yourself very close to nature as you listen to the silent call of the passing clouds. Homely Malnad dishes unheard of in other regions makes the stay all the more special and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Ashwini P wrote a review 1 Nov
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Must visit - the location is simply serene and the weather was supportive too, great hospitality by the Gonakal’s - the home stay is very clean and neat - the hygiene is well taken care. The food is the best part. A variety of malnad food is served and it takes away the trophy. The home cooked food is prepared by the Lady of the Estate Herself and the taste is not compromised. Must visit - P. S it’s a Home Stay. Great Hospitality. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Raju Botu wrote a review Oct 2021
Chennai (Madras), India19 contributions7 helpful votes
Location & Views - 5 Star Hospitality - 4 Star Food - 3 Star Thing to do around the place -- very few Service - 3 Star Note: Avoid wooden cottage. It needs to be demolished or fixed soon. Other cottages are good. This place is excellent for couple of nights stay. Food tastes good for someone who would like to try a different cuisine but kids might get bored easily. Mr.Girish & his wife are very nice to talk and friendly. Place: You need to travel through a rough road for upto 1 km. I would avoid this route after 6 PM especially if you are not a local. Once you are reach homestay its serene and blissful. Food : Food is good, but not enough variety. We got bored easily after second day. Service or facilities: Everything is pretty basic and i understand this is not a resort. But they need to add few more staff especially when the homestay is full, it gets difficult. There were no toiletries, so please carry them with you. Places to Visit: Most of the good place to visit are at least 25 kms away. During our visit, homestay was crowded in the last two days as there were lot of guests than the capacity of the homestay. Even though Mr. Girish tried to accommodate his best, we found the guests to be very noisy and they were boozing and smoking outside their cottage. They could avoid this in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Avoid wooden cabin, carry toiletries, reach before 6 PM.
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Sneha S wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
It was an excellent getaway with scenic views from the rooms. The authentic malenadu food served there was delicious. The hosts interact well with the guests and are very hospitable. Also, the Airtel network is quite good and hence we were able to work from there. It is a great option to consider for workation too. A very relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Supriyasmaran wrote a review Oct 2021
Bangalore, Karnataka, India2 contributions
The location of the homestay is very beautiful. Very nice ambiance. Good hospitality by host with delicious food, beautiful cottage. It's Heritage home stay and it's 400 years old house with a beautiful scenery surrounding by mountains. Absolutely awesome place to visit.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Shubhang b wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rooms are really good and clean. The view is very scenic and the food will not disappoint you. There is a trekking trail right in front of the homestay which is very beautiful to hitch during the mornings.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$68 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKarnatakaChikkamagaluru DistrictChikmagalur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gonakal Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Gonakal Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Jhari Waterfalls (7.0 km), Baba Budangiri (5.2 km), and Dada Pahad (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gonakal Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Gonakal Homestay?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Gonakal Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Gonakal Homestay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gonakal Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gonakal Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Gonakal Homestay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.