We were really hoping for a great stay at Matthuga but we were thoroughly disappointed. It is situated in a great location and the hospitality was really good. We were given a cottage for one night and room in the East bungalow for 3 nights. The cottages were really good and gives us a feel of a traditional cottage but it becomes extremely cold at nights and the blankets provided by them is not sufficient to keep us warm. But the rooms in the East bungalow is just like a basic hotel room and doesn't give us any special feel.
But the main drawback was the NOISE. What I noticed is that mostly large families of 15-20 members book rooms here to spend time together every single day. I can understand that but it becomes a torture for couples and small families who are here to relax since there's so much noise from early in the morning to late night(Not less than a fish market, trust me!).
We hope to get a serene, calm and relaxing stay but end up with so much noise that you just want to run away from this place. We can't even sleep peacefully.We had to cut short our trip by one day because it was beyond what we could endure.
It's a nice place for large families who can book all the rooms at a time and spend time together but absolutely a 'no' if it's for couples or small group of people.
Also it's a very dog unfriendly place. There were many dogs around the homestay who just wander into their premises searching for some food and love, but the people at Matthuga keep chasing them away and do not feed them any food. They look very malnourished. They are very friendly and harmless but are yet chased away like they are causing some nuisance.So definitely minus points for that if your a dog lover.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A spectacular mountain backdrop, lush green areca plantation, untouched wilderness located on a truly mesmerizing landscape – that is Stay @ Matthuga for you. Here, you can let the world drift away as you enjoy the exotic surroundings. Your ambience here is perfumed with the inciting aroma of areca, coffee, pepper, vanilla, cardamom and wild orchids. Stay @ Matthuga is a plantation bungalow, Situated in the middle of 10 acres of Areca Garden on the Bangalore-Honnavar National Highway (NH206), 19 Km from Sagar and 8 Km before Jogfalls. Stay @ Matthuga is nostalgic in its setting, attractive in style and comfort. Stay @ Matthuga is a slice of the green paradise that runs through the western ghats. Breath life afresh! ... more less
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