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77 reviews
Dinner is served!
Everything you could need...
A room to relax in..
Read a book...
Watch TV........
Games also available.....
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relaxing on the terrace
With the morning paper
Room with a view
Surveying the area!
Private steps up to the flat
On the roof
Relaxing after a hard day
Your hosts, the Damodaran family
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mysuru (Mysore), Mysore District, Karnataka

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NinaSara
Hilterfingen, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“small, but clean, friendly and great breakfast”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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The morning we arrived we made the booking. So only the small room on the ground floor was available and not the big rooftop one. The room was really small, but it was ok for a few nights. The owners were really helpful and friendly and everything was kept extremely clean. We could even refill our waterbottles. We could chose between indian and continental breakfast. We always had the indian one which was delicious!

Staying on the ground floor is a shame because there is just limited possibility to sit outside and relax. And there is no WIFI. It is out of town and a ricksaw is needed. It costs 50 Rupees one way to the center.

But it is still a great deal what you get for the money you pay. We surely will return. Just next time we will make an early booking for the rooftop room which looked amazing and huge.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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johnpilk
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relaxed, friendly, could not be more helpful.”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We have been in 18 different hotels, hostels and homestays this trip and this one was the best. Usually there is something that a foreign traveller wants which is missing from the place where you are staying, but not at the Rooftop Retreat.
We also wanted to visit Sriringapatnam for a morning and Nivya organised us a very good driver.
If you are arriving by bus (we came from Ooty) you can get a prepaid autorickshaw but you have to locate the prepaid autorickshaw office on the opposite side of the bus station from the buses - just walk through the station - you tell the office guy where you want to go, and pay him only 1 rupee for the prepay ticket, then what ever is on the ticket is what you pay the rickshaw guy. Nivya will email you the directions to her house.
The centre of Mysore is interesting but hectic, so the peaceful suburb where she lives is very relaxing.

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jimmy009
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Impeccable rooms”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Wonderful food (especially after we asked for more spices)! The rooms were beautiful and very, very clean. The mosquito net was appreciated, though probably not needed. The Rooftop Retreat was very spacious, and was actually three rooms excluding a separate shower and toilet. The location was little bit inconvenient (especially for catching a late-night rickshaw to the train station), but it was also nice to stay in a quiet, clean neighborhood within walking distance to a sweet shop, fruit&vegetable shop and anything else you might need.

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236Alan
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent rental run by a very friendly family living downstairs.”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Bedroom, bathroom, toilet, kitchen and lounge very clean. Excellent food; breakfast included and dinner optional. 10 minute ride into Mysore, or to other nearby sites, with a friendly rickshaw driver can be arranged.

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Liked best: The comfort and the food.
Liked least: Only a few TV channels.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed here for one week in early December. Nivya and her family made us so welcome and we had the most amazing week. The flat is lovely and Nivyas food is excellent. The neighbourhood is fascinating and the people are so friendly. We spent 6 weeks more in India after leaving here and realised this was the best place we stayed. We loved it and would recommend it to any one who would like to spend some time in a lovely area of a town with the locals and get to hang out with them. Absolutely brilliant. Also Nivyas auto rickshaw driver Babu cannot be recommended highly enough. He is a total treasure and did everything and more that' we could have wanted. He totally looked after us for the week and we are still missing him.

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Liked best: The neighbourhood and people
Liked least: Nothing. It was lovely
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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