The place true to its name was a true escape from the outside world. The stay was comfortable and the hosts both Colonel Joel and Kamal were very hospitable, well informed and friendly. The location of the home stay is very picturesque, serene and is surrounded by tea gardens all over. The food that was served was simple but tasty and was served piping hot to beat the cold Coonoor weather. The rooms were neat and functional. A well equipped pantry was also there. The highlight of the place were the 3 adorable dogs and we wish we could spend some more time with them. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet getaway with a plethora of activities abound.
Well this one's a long due since we visited this place last month. The place lives up to everything that's described. It's about 20km from Ooty. Roads till the homestay are really good since it's army area. The homestay itself has Beautiful landscapes, garden and rooms. The place is surrounded with tea gardens where we took a stroll mornings and evenings. We stayed in the studio room with kitchen. We had everything we need to cook. Kamal mam and Philip sir went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable. They made us feel at home .Very friendly hosts and I still miss the playful doggies Karma and Gami. Now we know where we'll be staying when we are headed towards Ooty.
We had a very quiet and comfortable ten-day stay here, just what we were looking for.Joe and Kamal Philip are great hosts and their staff is equally hospitable and helpful. The views are lovely and the place is kept very well. Highly recommended.
This was my first homestay and it turned out to be a perfect one. The place is comfortable, clean and safe. The food served was perfect and healthy. On top of that company of Kamal and Col. Joe was very pleasant. They are the wonderful hosts with lot of local information. The helper Anand and his wife were also very helpful. The view from the room was good. The home is very well connected by road but away from maddening Ooty crowd.
Nestled on a hill slope on the outskirts of Coonoor, the property looks on the local Church on the opposite hill, with not much else except tea plantations all around. Away from the noise and yet conveniently on the connecting main road, it's a slice of laidback goodness. We visited to gift our 8 month old pup an outdoor adventure of her own. From the moment I reached out to them, Aunty Kamal was nothing but warm and extremely welcoming. From discussing their own 3 dogs and our pup, our pet's food needs to helping us with the shop to buy Nilgiri Tea from, from pointing out nearby jungle hikes to an amazing morning hike to the remote Ralliah Dam, both she and Colonel Philip were there all the way. The property itself is homely, has terraced lawns with gated areas which our dog loved exploring on her own. The food was good too, however we might have liked one or two more options in the breakfast perhaps. We stayed in the cottage below to ensure we got complete privacy and freedom with our pooch. The rooms at the higher elevwl too seemed comfortable and warm from the outside. A fellow guest did me tion Aunty's splendid cooking which unfortunately we missed out on since she was traveling at the time - one of the reasons why we'd be back again.…