My husband, 13-year old niece and I loved our 8-day stay at the Mysore B&B. Stephen let us stay there even though he was out of the country visiting family. While we regret not meeting him, he was VERY helpful and VERY responsive through email. He made suggestions for places for us to visit, guided us in regard to tipping, etc. He clearly is very conscientious about making sure his guests enjoy their stay.
In his absence, Manjula, the housekeeper and cook, took very good care of us as did Vasanth the auto-rickshaw driver whose services are available to B&B guests. Manjula made wonderful breakfasts for us, both Western style and Indian style, that always included a great fruit salad. She also made dinner for us a couple of nights (for an extra fee) and did our laundry. Manjula's English is limited and our Kanada is non-existent, but we managed. Vasanth translated as needed. Vasanth was also very accommodating to our needs, brought us to cool places, explained what we were seeing, etc. He also had a good sense of humor and was fun for us to hang out with.
The accommodations are clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is relatively upscale and quiet. The neighborhood was one of the few places in Mysore where we felt safe walking as the traffic in Mysore is a bit intimidating for the uninitiated. The nearby restaurant is convenient and the food is good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You are very much sharing our home when you stay at Mysore Bed and Breakfast. Do search to find us, its easy and you'll not be disappointed.You can only make a reservation by contacting us directly. Available dates cannot be found here. Prices start at 1500 Rs We live in a quietish residential area, ten minutes in auto rickshaw, from the Palace at the centre of Mysore. We have a lounge, sun terrace, WiFi. There are three double bedrooms and lots of communal living space to meet our other guests. I'm Stephen, an English guy who's settled here seven years ago and set up the BnB five years back with Manjula, the one who holds it all together! We provide a good breakfast usually toast, scrambled egg, mushrooms, fruit, tea/coffee or Indian breakfast by arrangement and a big favourite is Manjula's home cooking and lessons. Mysore Bed and Breakfast also provides MyCycle guided bicycle tours (full details listed on Trip Advisor), have friendly trustworthy auto rickshaw drivers, publish postcards and create personal itineraries. We can advise on the best bits of wonderful Mysore and the surrounding area to suit your wishes and help with your continuing trip. We do believe that it's the people that 'make the place' and we love making great new friends from our wonderfully diverse visitors. ... more less