Ashraya Homestay

Ashraya Homestay

Chudamanaicadu Estate ,Cheyandane Post, Madikeri 571212 India
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basab1985 wrote a review Dec 2014
Bengaluru, India123 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first home stay experience, and I'm not even sure if I would have opted for a home stay if we weren't too late to plan the journey and hotels were not available at the last moment.

The first view of the house is beautiful. A cottage nested in the midst of a coffee plantation, with flowers surrounding, birds chirping; almost straight out of a pretty picture. The interiors are even more tastefully decorated, and the hosts are the most wonderful people you would ever meet. However, above all, the high point is the personalized care and the mouthwatering home cooked food from Swathi aunty's kitchen. The hosts had arranged the entire transportation for us for the entire trip, starting from pickup in Mysore, suggested us tourist spots, helped us to buy Coorg coffee and honey, and also took us on a guided trip around the coffee estate. The entire ambiance is beautiful, and it was difficult to bid a goodbye.

A trip to Coorg is worth just to visit this homestay, even if you do nothing else for the entire trip !! The homestay was the best part of the entire trip for sure, and we'll return to Ashraya if we ever happen to travel to Coorg again.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are two rooms available for travellers. Try to stay on the room on the first floor, the...
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IntrepidFemExplorer wrote a review Mar 2011
Denver12 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a solo American female traveler who has been to India many times: I was looking for a relaxing vacation in Coorg. After much research, I decided to stay at Ashraya Homestay, and I'm delighted that I did. All of my email inquiries were answered promptly by Mrs. Swathy Aiyappa; she was so helpful and kind. Mr and Mrs. Aiyappa's home was lovely and comfortable. They offered excellent company and conversation, but also let me enjoy my time alone whenever I wished. Their coffee plantation is gorgeous; I enjoyed long walks along the local roads, looking at coffee bushes, banana and coconut trees, and so many interesting plants and flowers. And the food was AMAZING! The most delicious home-cooked food I had in India. So, if you are 1) traveling alone, 2) from a foreign country (not India), and 3) adventurous, the lovely people operating Ashraya Homestay can help you enjoy a unique experience in Coorg. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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GirishNair wrote a review Dec 2009
Mumbai56 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was planning a holiday in Coorg with family (wife & two small children aged 6 & 3 ) and wanted a homestay in a estate where we could show the children how trees grow and about coffee picking etc

Our stay at Ashraya (Chudamani Estate) with the Aiyappa family (mr. Lal Aiyappa & Mrs. Swati Aiyappa) was the best decision i could have ever taken for this trip. It was a lovely estate house nestled on top of a small hill with a interesting drive up.

Uncle & Aunty went out of the way to make our stay comfortable and were particularly patient with our two naughty children who had questions about everything . A special mention of the home keeper's - Leela & Sowmya who tolerated us & the children and kept us up with those lovely cups of coffee & the delightful kodugu cuisine.

Uncle took us on a short drive (despite the rain) to his ancestral house which was a major revelation to us. The Chelavara waterfalls was simply breathtaking.

Would recommend this homestay for everyone who can value the presence of uncle & aunty. We learnt a lot as a family and hope to be in touch with them forever. For us it was a home vacation.!
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Date of stay: December 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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N R wrote a review Aug 2011
Doha, Qatar134 contributions154 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a family holiday and what a disappointment it was. First of all, the hotel is not in Madikeri as claimed in the website. Be prepared to travel a minimum of one hour from Madikeri. It is about 50km from Madikeri in a tiny hamlet called Cheyandane. When you do reach the place after a tiring journey, there are no signboards to lead you to the place. We had to go up and down and finally after several enquiries, we could locate the house on top of a hillock.

The rooms were neat, but we had paid for extra beds @ INR500 each. The so-called beds were too short for our kids that they had to share our own beds. There were no tubelights in the room, only incandescent lights which was quite a pain even for casual reading.

Power failures were so frequent. Whenever the power went off, the host came and asked us to switch off the fan and all other lights in the room except one. She was paranoid that the inverter she had would get discharged! On our first night's stay, we kept the lights in the rest room on as we were quite scared. There was no night lamp in the room nor was there any anti-mosquito repellant, a normal thing found in even 2=star hotels. The next morning, the host told us that the lights were on in the rest room the whole night. Oh boy, and I thought the rent was inclusive of electricity! Reading our annoyed faces, she tried to gloss over saying that insects would get attracted if the lights were on. All the more reason that the lights have to be on, lest you find a spider or a jungle beetle giving you company in bed!

The towels were not washed and we ended up using the same towels which we used on the first day. Some "luxury" homestay this!

To be fair, the food was quite good but she charged us INR225 per meal per person, a rate which is quite close to that of star hotels in metros in India! On the second day, the hot water was so tepid for a shower that I ended up having a severe headache. We were quite glad to get out of the place, but what a way to end our holiday!

Soon upon arrival, I asked the host whether they would serve food for our driver (I was ready to pay for that too). He insisted that the driver must sleep in the car (no problem with that) and that he had to go to the nearby village to eat. The problem was, as we later learnt, the only hotel in that village closes by 7 pm. The driver's pride was too hurt to ask the hosts for food and he ended up buying some rice and provisions from the vilage and cooking it himself in the worker's house. He had dinner at 11.30 pm. Some host!

Overall, our stay was not comfortable and we would never recommend this place. Please head for Orange County near Siddapur. You pay slightly more, but at least you get an enjoyable and relaxed holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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UmeshBalikai_11 wrote a review Nov 2011
Bengaluru, India1 contribution5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't recommend this homestay for any reason.. firstly it is very isolated. We had to spend most of the time in travelling from the home stay to the city center. And the hospitality was miserable. The food was pathetic. We had to eat upma for our breakfast.. i don't think at least any south Indians would be interested to have upma in a home stay. We dint enjoy our stay in this place at all. And i think the food charges were pretty expensive and the food was not at all worth it.
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Date of stay: May 2011
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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zubzster wrote a review Dec 2014
New Delhi, India18 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 4 days here with my family - a trip to remember.

The food, the sights, the hospitality, the extra care that Swathy Aiyappa and her husband take in making your trip comfortable and enjoyable are reasons to come here.

The food is superb and the menu for all three meals is thoughtfully planned.

Do request them to take you to their ancestral home and their farm to see a side of coorg most tourists would never otherwise see.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Abhijeet K wrote a review Dec 2014
Mumbai, India2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is nothing more memorable than getting up in the morning, sipping a cup of coorg coffee listening to birds chirping on a bright sunny (still extremely pleasant and non-polluted) morning at the lawn of a Bungalow in the midst of coffee plantation. That’s what Ashraya Home Stay in Coorg is all about...Swathy Aunty and Lal Uncle would make you a part of their family during your stay. Mouthwatering home cooked food, beautiful ambiance, mesmerizing scenic beauty and over and above all, the most humble, warm and caring hosts (Swathy Aunty/Lal Uncle).

Lal Uncle personally took us to his coffee plantation visit, a close by waterfall and even had long chat sessions with us on Coffee, Cardamom and Coorg Culture. Swathy aunty on the other hand was busy ensuring we get the hot and delicious food, clean rooms and a homely atmosphere. They even arranged local conveyance for us and ensured that we see all the best places in Coorg. They ensured to call us even when we reached back to Mumbai to check if we did not have any hassles during travelling back. What more one could ask for?

I will never forget our stay and I would recommend it to all my friends and even other travelers.

For me, it's no place else than Ashraya for my next Coorg trip.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms at the Ground floor
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OrlenaAyyar wrote a review May 2012
Navi Mumbai, India5 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
a) The home is beautiful; a dream home for most city slickers.
b) The hosts are wonderful. Locals who can explain so many things about Coorg culture, about coffee, about various things that grow on the estate, about bees / making honey, etc.
c) The place & the experience is close to nature; quiet & peaceful / tranquil. Yes, it is quite a distance from Madikeri; but for those who have come for the peace & quiet, it is great. We wanted just that - a chillax experience with no hustle-bustle.
d) The home / rooms are extremely clean & neat. No insects inside the home (quite a few outside at a safe distance) even though this is in the middle of nature.
e) Food was simple local recipes (home-cooking style - not the typical hotel stuff); good variety over the 3 days that we stayed there; i think all of us over-ate & thoroughly enjoyed.
Would definitely go back for another stay here. Strongly recommend to those who are looking for chilled-out break from the madness of city life.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jennie E wrote a review May 2015
Cambridge3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just enjoyed an idyllic three nights in the peaceful Aashraya homestay. The setting of the house is beautiful, tucked away from the road in a coffee plantation, in quiet countryside perfect for walking / running / relaxing. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, the food was tasty and varied and our hosts went out of their way to prepare a wide range of regional specialities for us to try. Most food served is grown on the plantation, a real treat for us, and we left feeling heathy and refreshed. The highlight was the hospitality of our hosts who couldn't do enough for us, from giving us lifts, food/drink, showing us round the plantation, explaining the history of the region and generally welcoming us into their home. Swarthy and Lal even gave us bananas and avocado from the garden to take home to Mumbai when we left. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kalyani G wrote a review Feb 2012
Mumbai, India1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first experience of a homestay & it was indeed a very nice one...The bungalow is beautifully done & is surrounded by various plantations..Away from the city in the midst of nature..An ideal place to relax & unwind...the entire house is beautifully done..The homestay rooms were quite big & very neat...The bathrooms too were very well kept..The food was excellent!!!!Authentic Home made Coorg cuisine... The hosts were very helpful & friendly..The visit to the age old ancestral house,coffee plantations & the waterfalls with uncle & aunt was a lovely experience...It's a perfect place to relax & we will definately go there again..All in all a beautiful & a memorable experience...
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Ashraya Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Tadiandamol Peak (5.8 km), Chelavara Falls (2.6 km), and Igguthappa Temple (7.5 km).
Is parking available at Ashraya Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashraya Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aromas by Club Mahindra Virajpet, Karnataka, Coorgenburg by Club Mahindra, and The Falls.
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