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Namaste Yoga Farm
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Like a breath of cool air on a hot dusty day--the Namaste Yoga Farm quietens the soul upon entering its gates. The exquisite park like grounds provide a welcome haven to relax and unwind from the whirl of the world. Classy service from Oliver and Luisa, and their team, is unparalleled in India. I experienced Nirvana when I found that the Gokarna Chess Club regularly meets at the Farm and I was able to play against local and international chess experts. The rooms and service are a step above any available in the area and only a hop, skip and a jump to the renowned Kudle Beach.

Room Tip: Tree huts have the best view
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Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We have spent 5 days on Namaste Yoga Farm, with our kids 3 and 7 years old. Our room was on the first floor, with a fantastic view to Kudle Beach. The balcony was on "tree-top-level", a total chill and great fun to see the monkeys as neighbours.
All the stuff, Amit and Candy ..., were extremely helpful and friendly. The cleanliness is really outstanding. The rooms fulfill both aspects "function and form", nicely decorated and enough space. The breakfast is just delicious!

We could join the Yoga class with Stefano and really enjoyed it. He is a very good and precise teacher, I've learned a lot!

We've met the owners, Oliver and Luisa, just on the day we left, but it was clear: with them in the house the atmosphere got even more cosier and familial.

Definitely a place to highly recommend!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I was there last year, I was there this year and I will defenitly come next year!!! I Oliver and Luisa are great hosts! For me it is like comming home. Great hospitality, great place to stay, great surrounding. I have always an unforgettalbe time there.
Thank you Oliver and Luisa, see you next year!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Namaste Yoga Farm is truly a very wonderfull experience.
The location is set in a fabulous area of jungle on the edge of the beach where monkeys are your neighbours and you get a feeling of total chill.
We stayed for a month and can recommend it highly for kids of which ours are 7 and 3 years old.
The care and attention we received from Oliver,Luisa,Amit and Candy was second to none and every request was met with an eagerness to please and a genuine warmth and desire to make the stay as excellent as you could want.
The cottages are of a high standard and cleaning of the rooms regular.
The tree houses were amazing and breakfast is the best experience ever.
Although we did not do the Yoga, it's clear that Stefano the teacher knows his stuff and is highly motivated to get you to suceed in it !
If you want the luxuries of a hotel but do not want to stay in one, this is the place for you.....a truly unique place run by great people......thanks for a great stay Oliver and Luisa.!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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OliverdeMiguel, Manager at Namaste Yoga Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing and recommending Namaste Yoga Farm and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. We truly are delighted to know that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations with our hospitality and services.

Your encouraging comments have been shared with the entire team.

If your travels bring you back to Gokarna, we would be very pleased to have you stay with us again.

Best regards
General Manager


Best regards
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Thank you so much -
it was really Great Great stay at Namaste Yoga Farm

we, Karin and Joachim, from Berlin stayed from 28. Oct. to 6. Nov. 2013 at this marvellous place. Beeing first time in India geeting through the stressy Mumbai - it was like coming back to the bosom of the mother to stay at NYF.
The service was excellent, the staff more than polite and Luisa - she is the Queen of breakfast.
If you want to relax - just taking a break in a little indian paradise dare to visit Namaste Yoga Farm

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OliverdeMiguel, Manager at Namaste Yoga Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking time out to post your comments about your recent stay at Namaste Holiday Home, Gokarna.

In case your travels bring you back to Gokarna, we look forward to welcoming you back to your 'home' at Namaste Holiday Home, Gokarna.

Best regards
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Namaste is far from your regular palm hut on the beach. Oliver and Louisa were warm and generous hosts on a mission to do something a bit different.

The farm is located five minutes from the beach, up a rocky dirt track. It's truly a jungle haven with immaculate marble rooms, larger cottages, two tree houses (if you want to get close to the monkeys), and several comfortable but more basic huts. We stayed in room Sangri-La 1 which was spotlessly clean with facilities including a shower, several electrical outlets, ceiling fan, Tetley Tea bags (nice touch!) and a kettle.

Breakfast was coordinated by Candy who patiently took everyone's orders, ensured we were well fed and watered, and gave knowledgeable recommendations about the area.

The Yoga (Iyengar) provided daily by Stephano was excellent. I've enjoyed a few Iyengar classes, but Stephano's knowledge and ability to dissect every minute detail of the asana was impressive. Wooden blocks, straps, straps, blankets and mats were all provided. We were sad to miss the lesson on our final day due to our train back to Goa, so special thanks to Stephano for his contribution to an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Come prepared with torches, as you wouldn't want to navigate back from the beach in the dark without one. As breakfast is the only meal provided, evening meals are from the cafe's on the beach so the trek back up is inevitable. We would definately recommend bringing a good mosquito repellent too.

Big Thanks to all, and hope to visit again in future. We loved it.

Phil and Leah.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OliverdeMiguel, Manager at Namaste Yoga Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Namaste Yoga Farm and sharing your delightful comments with us.

It gives us immense pleasure to know that you had a pleasant stay and you liked our staff's responsiveness, enjoyed the breakfast, found the rooms comfortable and well equipped.

Your positive comments have been shared with the entire team.

If your travels bring you back to Gokarna, we would be very pleased to have you stay with us again.

Best regards
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I & my family stayed here for 2 days in this "guest house"....The road toward here & from here to the beach are in very bad shape with no lighting. My wife met with an accident while we were coming back to the farm around 9 PM & there was no one available to help. Couldn't find ice either. The manager wasn't reachable. Around 10:30, Luisa helped us with some first-aid. Not advisable to stay here with kids. The farm itself has a few pits which are quite dangerous, especially with kids.

Pros:
Clean rooms
Good breakfast
Good Yoga class
Few farm animals
Close to Kudle beach (but way to beach is very treacherous)
Tea kettle in room
Some of the staff is very courteous & helpful
Few toys for kids

Cons:
No hot water in the room
No TV/AC
No room service
No Tea/Coffee served
Common area is not well-maintained
No view of the beach from the room
Full Payment in advance & stringent cancellation policy
No value for money.....highly overpriced!!!
Dangerous pit unsafe for children
Only serve breakfast!!
Power outages and fluctuation
The water from bathroom can spill onto the room....no obstruction to stop the flow!
Wi-fi only near the reception area

We were told that only one room is left so we booked in haste but when we reached many rooms were vacant!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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OliverdeMiguel, Manager at Namaste Yoga Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

dear guest

yes, the road is very bad out side our property and we have contacted the city council very often about his matter but to no prevail. we will address this situation again this year.

because we are a speciality lodging and not a hotel we do not have a 24 hours front desk therefore at 9pm we are mostly in bed and sleeping, but luisa didnt care that you woke here up in the middle of the night to take care of your woman. i hope see is fine now.

as you can see on other reviews from european families with kids they have been very happy finding our place and the only dangerous pits i can find here are some rocks or trees that kids might climb.

about the "cons" you mentioned i have a question.

No hot water in the room / we never said we would have
No TV/AC / we never said we would have
No room service / we never said we would have
No Tea/Coffee served / we never said we would have
No view of the beach from the room / we never said there is from your room
only serve breakfast!!! / we never said we would have lunch or dinner
Wi-fi only near the reception area / we never said your room has wifi
Full Payment in advance & stringent cancellation policy / only for guest staying less than 5 nights

why did you book here if you could not find what you have been looking for?

its like choosing a chinese restaurant and afterwards leaving negative feedback cause they didnt have arabic food. my tip to you is choosing next time more carefully your travel destination to avoid disappointment.

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Additional Information about Namaste Yoga Farm

Address: Kudle Beach, Gokarna 581326, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Dakshina Kannada District > Gokarna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Gokarna
Price Range: £35 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Namaste Yoga Farm is famous for its well-known exclusive luxurious stay which provides its guests with an optimum comfort. The feel however is like a homely and cozy type. It is complied with six exclusive rooms that present the perfect environment to do yoga, relax and enjoy. It is best regarded in terms of comfort, convenience and efficiency. The interior of the place is naturally combined with attractive rates, elegant decor and quality. The rooms are positioned near the Arabic ocean and Kudle beach. The beach enthusiasts and swimmers can take pleasure of the same. The cleanliness and luxurious stay are like a private beach home for your retreat. Each room here is designed to hold the coastal view. The rooms here are featured with a private terrace or balcony. However the rooms are designed considering all comfort of the guest in mind. The rooms are located far from the noise so you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment. Two ocean view rooms offer a great view of the arabic sea, beach and mountain. ... more   less 
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