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The Serai
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Chikkamagalur
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2011

The Serai at Chikmagalur is a mind blowing resort and one of the best in this part of Karnataka. The resort is even more impressive than what comes across from the pictures in the website.

The resort is top notch and the staffs of the resort are highly efficient. There are two types of rooms available with pool or jacuzzi. We opted for the one with pool. The room is like a private villa and is beautiful, spacious with a private pool and small gardenThe bathroom is very very spacious and nicely done up. The spa at the resort is also very good. There is a gym, walking track, activities area, lounge bar and all the required ameneties of a good resort. The resort is surrounded with coffee and pepper plantations.

The buffet is an elaborate spread but nothing to write home about. The spread at Taj, Chikmagalur was far better.

The resort is ideal for couples for taking a break /romantic getaway. Though rain can spoil the fun during monsoon season.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms near the main section of the resort, otherwise who need to walk a lot for the meals
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Simply the BEST!!! in all segments.... Just visit, all will be taken care of.. :) Awesome location, service, food, amenities, villas, cleanliness, private swimming pool, BEST!!!
Was a GREAT Experience altogether, tremendous value for money.. 5* exp it is!
A must must visit..
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My husband and I usually like taking holidays for de-stressing and unraveling The Serai Chikmaglur is just the right destination for peace and joy :) With its highly hospitable staff it has been even a greater experience. Thank you - The Serai Team

Room Tip: Estate Pool/ Jacuzzi
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Service is exemplary and the resort is brand new with luxurious rooms and facilities. A great place for families to spend a weekend and just relax in the quiet nature, away from the city. We even visited the first Coffee Day Coffee Shop in Karnataka. All of us enjoyed the evening strolls with the kids. My wife loved the comfort of the buggy provided and all the luxurious services provided by the attentive staff at the resort. Rooms are well furnished with antique spaces and great lighting. The tasteful art and decor at this resort also needs to be appreciated. A bit pricey for the luxury holiday but worth every spend!

Room Tip: All rooms look good and comfortable. Service Impeccable!
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Definitely the best developed star property in the town, looks nice & located a little far from town (5 kms). Though we did not stay at this place (I think it must have been for good), we went for a dinner to this hotel.

Reservation- they said they were overbooked & would try to accommodate.
en route- no marking or road signs.........makes one feel that the person is lost.

At Serai- Lot of tables were empty.......just a hype on the phone for making the callers feel the rush at the hotel.

Location- Looks pretty & from some places one can see the calm hills of chikamagalur.

Service- it took over an hour for the pastas ordered........on chking we found that the dishes were ready but the waiter did not come to pick up.....finally it was warmed & served after 3 followups & 1hour 15 mins

Bar- apparently had stolen the menu from somewhere as most of the cocktails were not available...at least 7-9 guests at the other tables were almost shouting on this. The worst -- these guys would come back after 20 mins & inform that sorry XYZ drink is not available :-((((((((((

Food- the food (starters) was good especially the tikkas & the satay...chefs are doing a good job.

Don't be surprised to find everyone at the hotel busy...... but doing what.... you need to figure that out.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Excellent facility. Can go on Coffee trail walks. Has mini swiming pools with the rooms. Very good place for a family holiday. Good place to do nature photography.
Little costly on the price front, however its worth it. Check the weather before planning a trip to Serai as it rains a lot in that region, so its better to go when its dry and sunny so as to enjoy the facility even more.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

Stayed at The Serai for 4 nights (16th-20th May) along with my wife and 8 year old grand daughter and loved every moment of it. We have traveled extensively in the country and outside and stayed at some great Resorts/Hotels but have never come across more friendly & helpful staff. Right from the time we checked in it was attention, attention, attention every where - be it the front desk or the restaurant. A special mention must be made of Ms. Mallika at the front office who was very efficient and helpful. Within a blink of an eyelid she would organize whatever the needs were including organizing transport to nearby places of interest. The staff at the restaurant were extremely good and forced us to try out the entire spread - this of course was impossible as the spread was huge to say the least. The food was pretty good though not great.
We had a Terrace pool room which was in two levels. The lower level had a large sitting area with a TV & DVD player. This sitting area opened out to the lap pool. The bedroom and the bathroom was on the upper level. The bathroom was was extremely well planned.
The resort was in a coffee plantation and was well spread out with only 29 villas. Would surely go there again but with at least another couple for company - not too much to do in Chikmagalur. However Serai is a great place to laze around & relax.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Serai

Address: B.M. Road | Mugthihalli Post, Chikkamagalur 577133, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Chikkamagaluru District > Chikkamagalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Chikkamagalur
#4 Spa Hotel in Chikkamagalur
Price Range: £215 - £301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Serai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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