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Mysore-Mercara Road, State Highway 88, Madikeri 571201 India
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An estate homestay for families, located in the heart of a lush green coffee estate which is about a 5 minute drive from Madikeri, Coorg. Three bedrooms with attached bath are available for occupancy on twin sharing basis. The bungalow is located inside a coffee estate. Traditional Kodava cuisine is available on request.
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Manjunath wrote a review Nov 2019
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
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Loved the calmness and peaceful environment. Very near to Madikeri town just 5 minutes drive. Best coffee served to kick start the morning. Rooms and bathroom are basic but cleanly maintained. Caretaker is stays just a call away. Best part is owner calls calls to make sure everything is fine.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Vikas K wrote a review Jun 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions6 helpful votes
It’s an awesome place and very close to town. Extremely hospitable owners and the caretaker Ishwari was very helpful and always with a smile. Very adjusting people and a special mention to Mr Subroto Karappa for the Estate visit on 2 days and all the help to make our holiday memorable. I am surprised that why they don’t advertise enough.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Appachu S, Public Relations Manager at Depot Estate Homestay
Responded 26 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words Vikas. We are glad that you had a great stay and would also be grateful if you could pass on the word to your friends and family as well. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards
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Sriram R wrote a review May 2018
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Depot Estate homestay is a short car ride or about 12-18 min walk from Madikeri, but the winding road down into the estate ensures you have all the peace and quiet you want. The villa has a lovely old world feel with beautiful flowers all around; the walk around the estate gives you a feeling that you are in the midst of a forest. The food is simple but wholesome prepared by a smiling caretaker (Ishwari). We asked Ishwari to tailor the dishes to our taste and enjoyed the cold Americano! You are woken up in the morning by the persistent knocking by a colorful Hornbill, and the pet Labrador is pretty friendly. The rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms basic but clean. The dining rooms feel like a friends place (this is after all a home not a hotel) This homestay unlike the others that we considered is a lot more accomodating. Don't miss having tea/ coffee in the upstairs patio, and do be careful of the ubiquitous leeches in and around the estate. Overall, a good value for money experience and we would love to be back in lovely Coorg!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Appachu S, Public Relations Manager at Depot Estate Homestay
Responded 26 Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words Sriram. We are glad that you had a great stay and would also be grateful if you could pass on the word to your friends and family as well. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards
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anubrama wrote a review May 2016
Navi Mumbai, India129 contributions169 helpful votes
The beauty of the estate homestay is the experience. To be amidst the coffee, the tall tree canopy, to hear the call of wild animals and birds, to have a decent trail where we were lucky to spot elephant dung, coffee fruiting berries, vanilla fronds and jack fruit! To understand Kodava culture and history, one can see the family photos, read books on Coorg in the library, and to have a room with a view with the balcony opening from it. We stayed for three nights and four days, in March, where the weather was very hot, unusually, with one morning a surprising mist descending on the estate making it magical...Every evening we would take a walk on the Estate grounds, detouring near the Sacred Grove where ancestors reside, and wind up watching bats return to their broods as night descends into the valley. The Estate is blessed with a pond in which ducks and geese play around...there are stools/stone ledges on which one can sit down and view their play at leisure. Homestay is essentially about the hostess. The owners are not residing, they came on the first day to look us up. Shri Rajan Appanna and his better half were gracious and genuine in their desire to make up for the fact that we were 'vegetarians' and perhaps they even staggered the booking for the other rooms that they gave us a run of their entire property for the duration of our stay. ( while they listened to pompous theories of Coorgi origins and descent along with trivia about British colonial history) Ishwari Amma is the hostess who is so down to earth and whose embrace of guests so complete that what ever short comings are there in the accommodation and stay, she is able to overcome with her resourcefulness and her smile that has endured many seasons! We had her Akki Rotis, along with traditional Coorgi vegetarian fare, alternating with roti sabji and dhal. For breakfast we had typical south Indian idlis, dosas, upma and stuff. The coffee in the morning is divine especially since one can take in the very Estate and savour the vista as well as the aroma in the morning light! Will recommend this place for an authentic Coorg Coffee Estate experience, as it is just on the outskirts of Madikeri town, walking distance in fact. An unusually warm March made us recommend ceiling fans for the rooms and the dining room to make for a comfortable stay here. Would love to visit again after monsoons when it is supposed to be the best time to visit Coorg between September to November!
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Room Tip: There are three rooms, the one upstairs which is facing the balcony has three sided view and is...
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TaM wrote a review Jun 2015
Panjim, India41 contributions15 helpful votes
It was a hunt through the Net while we identified the home stay, wanted to be closure to the town and had no great expectations. When we connected with Mr. and Mrs. Appanna we instantly knew we are dealing with absolutely genuine owners. Their efforts to explain the home stay falsities to novice like us, personalised hosting , extreme value for money and on top wonderful overall experience has made us fall in love with the property. We have not only recommended to all our friends but have decided to repeat the experience again. Keep up the good work Rajan...
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Suresh B wrote a review May 2015
Bengaluru, India231 contributions50 helpful votes
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Stayed here for three nights along with my family. Location: Just out skirts of Madikeri town, but not far also, just about 3 minutes driver to town centre, its very easy to locate it just on state highway, if you navigate using google maps, you can reach here very easily. Homestay: Its an huge Bungalow about 50 years old, in midst of coffee estate, surrounded by dense coffee plantation and trees, its a home with all items used by owner is still kept there, owners don't stay here, care taker is one person "Ishwari" she is all in one person who manage the show, so there is limitation in terms of services. Rooms: Very clean rooms & bathrooms, clean bed linens, spacious rooms , one room in the 1st floor has king size bed, 2nd one has queen size bed. Food: Breakfast is part of tariff, lunch, snack & dinner would be prepared on order, we tried veg breakfast, it was really good. Service: As its managed by only one person, don't expect hotel type of service, but care taker "Ishwari" she is very friendly and very good chef, happy to assist in what where possible. What's Unique here: 60 acre coffee plantation, a small natural pond with ducks and geese in it, wakeup to the sound of chirping birds, friendly pet dogs, nature walk around the estate, yet very near to the town. At night switch off all lights and watch the fire flies flying around, awesome view, couldn't capture these on camera :) Tried to star gaze, as weather was cloudy, couldn't get to see any stars, else its a good place to star gaze. Even though its slightly over prized, you wont regret staying here. Checked out some photo sphere of this location on Google maps to get a better views of this estate.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Room Tip: 1st Floor room has access to balcony with king size bed.
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w0rldtraveller2015 wrote a review May 2015
Bangalore166 contributions55 helpful votes
We visited this place a couple of years ago. It is just before entering Madikeri. The house is beautiful but not really old. The owner has all his personal belongings still in the house. But the owners didnot stay there. They have enough servants to take care of guest. I assume there people caretakers and worker at the estate. The food is made to order and very limited choice. The taste is really not that great. The cook didnot know how to cook coorgi food. Hence, you cannot trying any of the specialities. Overall, if you need to stay in an estate bungalow along with your friends, this is a decent place. I did not feel it was any special as there are a lot of similar resorts/home stays in Coorg or Yercaud or Ooty or Masinagudi. So, there is nothing special about this place.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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Room Tip: try estate walk with the caretaker
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Richa11_12 wrote a review Apr 2015
Bengaluru, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderfully located and scenic place. The owner Mr and Mrs.Rajan was very helpful and they have maintained the place like a resort. We took our breakfast in the homestay and it was authentic home food, very tasty. we must thank to Ishwari for her awesomn Hospitality. Pros: 1. Cleanliness at its best 2. Service @ its best 3. Very polite people. ( hard to find these days) . 4. Spacious and clean rooms 5. Good Food. Cons: 1.Mosquitoes at night. Overall a nice stay.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Room Tip: nice to stay..anywhere.
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Siddharth B wrote a review Feb 2015
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Four of us friends took a road trip to coorg and stayed at this charming quiet estate. It is very easy to miss and therein lies it's beauty. A small gate leads you to the driveway into the estate surrounded by trees and birds chirping. The main house is located in the center of the estate and has ample space for parking your vehicles. The house is furnished in the British-coorgi style and has all important amenities. The rooms were large and comfortable with a big balcony overlooking the estate - ideal for sitting out with friends or family any time of the day. Night times are cool and should you step out you will hear all the sounds of the nature. There are a number of pets in the estate - dogs, cats, chicken and even ducks. There is also a small lake inside the estate but couldn't explore it fully. Breakfast is served in the large dining hall and was quite delicious consisting of toast omelette and coffee. You also have am assortment of local fruit wines which you can buy at a reasonable rate. The staff were courteous and helpful. It is about a couple kilometers from the town and hence is cut off from the noise of the town. Overall this is an ideal place to have a quiet getaway for your holiday. The smell of fresh air and sounds of nature will longer long after you have left this place. Thumbs up to this place!
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Joe_anita61 wrote a review Feb 2015
Bengaluru, India1 contribution2 helpful votes
We have been staying at a Depot Estate since 2008 and have visited with friends and family numerous times. Our experiences have been consistently and uniformly good such that we never considered staying at any other home stay option or resorts that have come up over the years. The location at the entrance of Madikere town is perfect and highly accessible. At the same time the house within the vast estate is set among serene surroundings. The house has a very homely and welcoming air. Everything is spotless and well maintained by the friendly and ever smiling housekeeper Aishwari. On request she will cook authentic and delicious Coorg fare like the crisp Akki rotis with local curries. The owners Rajan and Indira who run the estate are very helpful and friendly with strong local connections. All in all, a great place to relax and unwind at a home away fro home set in natural surroundings.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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$41 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKarnatakaKodagu (Coorg)Madikeri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Depot Estate Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Depot Estate Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Omkareshwara Temple (0.9 km), Raja's Tomb (1.1 km), and Sri Omkareshwara Temple (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Depot Estate Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Depot Estate Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Depot Estate Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Depot Estate Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bigcup cafe, Coorg Cuisine, and Mu's Pizzeria.
Are there any historical sites close to Depot Estate Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Raja's Tomb (1.1 km) and Madikeri Fort (1.1 km).