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The Bungalow.
Hibiscus in the garden.
The front yard.
Informal sitting area for board games
TV & Mini library
Dining
View of the BUngalow
Paddle pool for kids below 5 yrs.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kutta, Kodagu (Coorg), Karnataka

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TheTimeBa...
Bengaluru, India
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Perfect Place to Unwind over long weekend”
Reviewed 14 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We drove to woodland bungalow from Bangalore last weekend. This place is away from typical ‘coorg tourist’ sites which is a good thing. Located on the fringes of Nagerhole National park and very close to Karnataka~kerala border, Woodland bungalow is ideally located in the middle of lush green coffee plantation far away from city hustle and bustle.. and even from mobile coverage (you would get only BSNL signals). Perfect place to unwind, relax and do nothing.
Located around 240Kms from Bangalore we reached woodland bungalow via Mysore->Hunsur-> Nagarhole Natational Park. Vishal, our gracious host was more accurate than Google maps in providing exact directions and landmarks. He picked us up and escorted last few Kms towards the Bungalow. The Road from Bangalore to Bungalow is in good condition in general. You would enjoy off-roading among coffee estates for last 3~4 kms before the destination, but it’s very much drivable even with a hatchback.
This colonial styled bungalow is recently renovated and is maintained in perfect condition. There is a sit out in the front porch ideally suitable for your morning tea, a living room, three large bedrooms with XXL size bathroom and a large dining which could accommodate 8 people. There is a large open area and garden in front, one can play various games.
Woodland bungalow comes with an excellent cook and a helper. You would be pampered with local delicacies for breakfast and dinners. The staff is like good ball boys during tennis games, you won’t feel their presence, yet, they are always there to help you whenever you need them.
One can have tranquil walks / hikes in the coffee estate, read a book, pitch a tent and play with children, or drive around and see lush green nature of the of this area there are plentiful options. There are river rafting options n Monsoon.

Giving five stars to this place would be under rating, there should be some higher option for exceptional places.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jan 2017
Thank you, looking forward to seeing you soon.
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SurendraN...
1 review
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“Best experience staying in woodlandcoorg Bunglow”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in home stay which is managed by Vishal. It was the best experience staying there. The location is very beautiful and close to nature. This place is very well maintained, the cook is a great person and prepares delicious food all the time. Vishal who manages the home stay is an amazing person who not only helps getting there and setting in but also helps you in planning your activities and guides you for the place of interest in Coorg.

I would highly recommend this place and I would definitely want to come back to this place again.

Thank you Vishal for being a nice host.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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blakkkobe...
Mumbai-India
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I stayed here with my 13 year old son for 3 nights. We holiday in Coorg quite often, and this was the most enjoyable holiday we have had. Here's why :
For one, you stay in the actual planters' bungalow, and not an annexe as is often the case. We had the entire property to ourselves-the bungalow, the beautifully maintained gardens and the extensive coffee and pepper estate as well. The bungalow is well mantained and has everything you require,
Vishal was an amazing help- he had practical solutions for anything we required including our numerous changes of schedule, and not only arranged our rafting and wildlife sanctuary visits, but also our trip to the local boarding school which I was keen to check out for my son. We even got bonus unplanned surprises and great travel advice from his extended family. All in all, because of the warmth and friendliness extended to us by Vishal and his family, throughout the trip we felt as though we were visiting our extended family.
Hussain, the caretaker is friendly, and can rustle up just about anything--his fish fry and coconut and rice puttu are beyond words!
The only drawback to some may be the lack mobile connectivity, (apart from BSNL) though to my mind it is a positive since it helps have a truly stress free holiday. For any emergency, Hussain's BSNL mobile is available, and once you are on the main road, about 1 km from the estate, pretty much all services work.
I can't rate Woodland high enough--it deserves every bit of its ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Hans, thank you, unfortunate that the rest of your family was not able to make it , looking forward to seeing more of you soon.
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upi2016
Hyderabad, India
1 review
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“Relaxing holiday in a Serene Home and a great host”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We were a family of 7 adults & 3 kids who stayed at Woodland Bungalow during June 2016.Right from the time I reached out to enquire availability Vishal was patient,honest and hospitable as a Host and manager.

He guided us with advice & help throughout our trip not only in Madikeri but Karnataka (We did Bangalore-Kukki-Madikeri-Mysore-Bangalore).He and his team @Woodland are really hospitable and go out of their way to make our stay pleasant.

The estate is a beautiful Planter's Bungalow and thankfully represents exactly whats shown in the advertised photos.With estate grown vegetables,garden avocados,cherries,mangoes the food is typical homestyle cooked by ever smiling Chef Hussain.Butler Venkata Ramana was ever present to attend to our needs.

This place is best suited for families who want to relax in the lap of nature on a Coffee Estate and trips to the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary and Waynad Sanctuaries.
(Other places in Madikeri are still doable as daytrips.)

I rarely take time out to write a review for hotels I stayed at,(Post holiday schedules are always busy ;) )however for our Coorg trip I extensively used Trip advisor to study the options and chose Woodland that suited our taste,needs & budget.This is my first review on TripAdvisor.

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Liked best: Location,Greenery,Host
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Pavan,
Truly honoured by your words and deeply touched by the fact that this is actually your first review here. Will pass on the message to Husein and Venkatramanna. Thank you and do visit again.
Vishal
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AjayG902
1 review
“Great Holiday at Coorg”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Great place, spent 2 nights and three days in tranquillity. This time we were nine of us with our parents ( 80 year+) and two pets .We all had great time . Place is simple, deep with in beautiful trees, coffee plantations all around, comfortable rooms ,neat and clean, good homely food, pet friendly, and the top of it super hospitality by Vishal. Drive was decent, roads were good , 6 hrs from Bangalore plus half and hour of break in between.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2016
Ajay, it was a pleasure to have you over and will always cherish the informative conversations. Thank you.
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Abhinav G
1 review
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Wonderful time spent at Woodland, with 7 family members and 2 dogs! Its tranquility and serenity is almost unmatched. The butlers are very kind and loving, go out of the way to ensure everyone is comfortable.
Time well spent. I will be back soon,
Thank you, Woodland!

note: Cellone is the only service which has network coverage there, but the home phone can be used to make calls

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Liked best: The experience of living in the heart of a forest, miles away from the main road.
Liked least: Cell coverage is poor, but it is manageable.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2016
Thank you Abhinav..
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huntersbr...
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An idyllic retreat in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

When we arrived at Woodland Bungalow, we were overcome by the tranquil beauty of its setting. The house is spacious and comfortable. Vishal, our host, welcomed us with hospitality that was "over the top" including a tour of his coffee plantation, and Hussein's cooking was excellent. All in all, a most enjoyable two days for a multi-generation family including a two-year-old.

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Liked best: The quiet beauty of the place, conversations with our host
Liked least: The beds could have been more comfortable.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Mar 2016
John,
Thank you for the kind words, we do try and do our best to make sure our guests enjoy themselves thoroughly.
Vishal.
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