Carmel Homestays - Traditional home with Keralian architecture

A small slice of Kerala in Bangalore-that's what best describes the homestay at Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. The homestay gives you the best of both worlds – while it is not far from the city centre gives you a break from the madding crowd.

The hometsay is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture-it has an open courtyard covered with baked Mangaloean tiles and the centre courtyard with a 'varppu', the pot traditionally used by families in Kerala to cook for guests. The interiors are decorated in the traditional Kerala style with authentic rosewood furniture, lamps, a tanjore veena and an ethnic swing. The bright colours, abstract art murals and knick-knacks give it a very contemporary feel.

Joseph John and his wife Maria, who run the homestay believe that it is their experience of having lived abroad for twenty years that helps them give their guests the right combination of an authentic Indian homestay which is on par with international standards and Joseph's rich experience in the hospitality industry is reflected in the tastefully-decorated and clean rooms, bathrooms specially sanitised for the guests and the immaculately-kept house. Joseph and Maria believe in treating guests like an extension of their family; this leaves the guests pleasantly surprised by the warmth and intimacy with which they are received. Joseph is very knowledgeable when it comes to books, movies, philosophy and the culture of Kerala. Guests can access his well-stocked library and movie collection. He is also interested in collecting antiques like the 17th Century portable fireplace, one of the few brought by the British to India and the antique Tanjore veena are testimony to this. His wife Maria, a homemaker is a very good cook.

So,if you want to learn the authentic Kerala way of cooking, no one is better than her to teach you. If you just want to relax then you have a wide variety of options whether you just want soak in the sun on the lawns or play some indoor games like snooker or chess or you can sit down for a movie marathon in the home theatre. For the weary, there's the option of a oil massage or yoga classes and if you're artistically inclined you can try your hand at pottery. The architecture of the house – with its baked tile roof and open courtyard – keeps the premises fresh and cool even in the summer months. During the warmer days guests can sit on the swing in the living area and watch overhead sprinklers create 'rain' in the courtyard. It's in the small personal touches that sets this homestay apart from other homestays and hotels. Also it's the family's welcoming, friendly manner that will stay with you long.

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Anil Chaudhari
Nov 2013

It was a surprisingly very comfortable,clam short stay with warm welcome. I would prefer it for my another stay in future. with regards, anil

Detail Ratings
Location9
Ease of Access9
Cleanliness of Vicinity9
Scenic Location9
Safe and Secure Surrounding9
Facilities9.75
Cleanliness of Home9
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality9.33
Quality of Interaction with the Host9
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay9
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction9.00
Over All Satisfaction9
8.97
Detail Rating
Suprabhat Chatterjee
Dec 2013

A treat of warmth and intimacy We were touched by the gesture of Mr. Joseph when he called us and gave us directions to the villa and then personally came to receive us from the main road so that we don't get lost in the night. We were moved by the warmth

Detail Ratings
Location7
Ease of Access6
Cleanliness of Vicinity8
Scenic Location6
Safe and Secure Surrounding8
Facilities9.5
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities8
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.70
Detail Rating

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