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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The resort is very well kept and the cottages are clean.
An ideal place to de-stress and relax far from the maddening city life.
The food offered was simple and tasty.Be sure to taste their coffee.
All in all a wonderful experience.We will surely visit again :)

Room tip: All the cottages are good.
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The place was very peaceful, clean and serves great food. The host Ajoy was very helpful and nice to talk to. He gave us information and directions to visit nearby places of interest. I highly recommend this place to people who want to de-stress, as there is no television or mobile net work. Would recommend to carry a good pair of shoes if one wants to do a lot of walking in the forests and plantations around.

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AjoyT, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you very much for taking time off to send in your review about your stay here at Kerehaklu. We are glad that you liked your days spent here and enjoyed our food in particular. We look forward to seeing you again. With our very best wishes.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed at the retreat during Dussehra 2016 for 3days. The location is a bit interior approx.16kms from Chikmagalur (8kms from Aldur). The owner Mr. Ajoy is a warm person and a gracious host. He has mailed us the directions (from Bangalore to the property) before hand. We happened to reach Aldur, after dark and we were lucky the estate jeep had some work at Aldur and Mr. Ajoy offered for the jeep to guide us to the estate, thus ensuring we do not get lost.

Coming to the estate we found hot food, clean cottage, warm camp-fire and the entire retreat all to ourselves. The food is good home-style cooking with a lean towards Kannadiga cuisine and flavours.

There are only 4 cottages. The cottages are clean and provided with hot water, towels, clean sheets, a fan, emergency light, mesh doors. However little more light in the cottages would be helpful. There is no TV, which we didn't actually mind though we are a small family of 3, but it might get a bit depressing towards the evening without the idiot box for company.

The estate is located adjacent to Bhadra reserve and the owner informed us that bisons, wild boars, peacocks, porcupines, monkeys and occasional elephant are regular visitors to his estate. You can hear the cries of numerous birds with the distinctive cries of peacocks dominating them all.

The estate is a huge place, with 6 nature trails marked for guests to venture out on their own. Mr. Ajoy took us and other guests on a jeep safari and a short trek up a nearby hill, sharing very interesting information about the animals, the coffee plants and the estate way of life.

Mr. Ajoy as mentioned earlier is a very warm person and very good company and makes sure you are comfortable in every manner. A walk in the estate gives you a feel of a forest walk but with a sense of security. The estate has little streams, bamboo patches, view points, and of course rows n rows of coffee plants with pepper vines and whole lot of other variety of trees and birds.

Overall a nice leisurely stay in the lap of nature with the comfort of home-food.

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Kanthi_Ramana
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AjoyT, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

We are sincerely grateful to you for sending such a detailed and elaborate review about your stay here with us and also thankful for the kind and gracious sentiments that you have expressed therein. Reviews such as yours puts the onus on us, to work that much harder to live up to the expectations of guests such as you who come visiting from long distances. With our very best wishes and we thank you again for choosing to stay with us here.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Kerehaklu was a big surprise for us (me & my wife) from the moment we reached there.
From lovely and cozy cottages in the middle of the jungle, the wood, the bed, super awesome food and absolute peace. We didn't take much time to fall in love with the place <3.

Mr. Ajoy, the owner of KEREHAKLU cottages and one of the biggest coffee planter in Chikmagalur was super humble and a wonderful person to meet.
He took us to long jeep safari on both the days of our stay and told soo many stories about the trees, coffee, animals who visit his coffee farm. No doubt that he is one with nature.

If you are looking for peace, plenty of nature and super awesome home cooked food, Kerehaklu is your answer!!

Room tip: All rooms have same view, you can stay in any one of 'em
Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Sushant A
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AjoyT, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thank you very much for the kind words and sentiments that you have expressed in your review. We are also extremely grateful for sparing your time to send in the same and are glad to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you both here again. With our best wishes.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Myself and my Hubby stayed at Kerehaklu during the Gowri-Ganesha holiday break.
Our trip was a really relaxing and rejuvenating one. Staying amidst the Pristine nature was a good break from the hustle bustle of the city.
Right from reserving the place to all the formalities, Mr. Ajoy was very efficient and helpful in all means.
the place was well maintained and there was no disturbance from any means.
The food served during our was simple yet good. I wish they served more of the Malnad cuisine during our stay...
Our overall experience was a pleasant one.
Thank u Ajoy, will hope to return there sometime soon :)

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank dranvithahegde
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AjoyT, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Kerehaklu. It was a pleasure having you both stay here with us and we are indeed glad to note that you had a good experience. With our very best wishes to both of you.

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