Dandeli is one of the little explored places in Karnataka, which is actually good because you wont see any rush like other commercial hill stations.That's the reason you wont find too many hotels to stay but more & more farmhouses which are beautifully located in the center of Jungle.I came to know this Stanley's farmhouse through a friend (because they are not listed on travel portals).In the beginning we were little skeptic about the place but the location did the job.The farmhouse has 6 rooms & Dormitory as well as Tent stay facility.They offer a complete package of Rs.1750/- per person per night for a deluxe room, which includes their awesome awesome food & a guided visit to a few spots(not all of them ,others spots are paid).
The hospitality is awesome including the manager Mr. Imam & the guys (Kumar/Santosh) doing the service there.Only -ve thing is that as the farm house is little bit old so the washrooms need a little more maintenance,otherwise it was a pleasant stay given that its less than 10km from Dandeli town.
Had a great stay.Thank you Guys..Hope to cover more such unexplored places because I think the hospitality & mannerisms still exists in these small cities & villages unlike big tourist spots where they take customers for granted.
Stanly Farm house.
We had visted the farm on 9th and 10th of April 2016.
The location of the farm house was good other then that every thing about the Farm house was bad.
There was frequent power failure. at night there was literally more then an hour of power failure, I was sweating like hell.
Food was not that great. it was just ok..
Room was a disaster. I feel godown's were transformed into rooms, There was no ventilation I could see insects crawling. I killed a insect which dropped from the blanket. The dustbin was stinking and the toilets too..
There were some bachelors who were drinking alcohol and smoking right from the dining area the lawn. I could see women visitors were scared and couldn't even come out of there rooms due to this.. The Management has to take some actions to ensure everyone's comfort. and all this for 1800 per person is totally not worth...
I would never ask someone to visit this place.
Booked this resort recently through a online payment of 2000 advance.While discussing with the management over the phone they promised us there will be a dormitory which can accommodate 6-7 people with attached bathroom.
But after going there we found out that they have got only 1 common bath room and there were around 100's ofpeople staying there. That was so disappointing and the management was also so rude towards us and asked us to leave the place if needed.
They have also deducted almost total amount as a food expense and asked us to leave. So sad that people try to fool travellers over the phone and as soon as they come to know that travellers are not interested with their amenities they behave harsh and rude to them inspite of improving these amenities.
Had high expectations from this place when I checked the reviews and photos in their website. But when we visited it I was disappointed and it turned out that all was not as shown. The rooms were not at all clean or hygienic in first floor. The dormitory next to the room was stinking badly. Blankets, pillows and bed were dirty. Since we couldn't tolerate the smell we shifted to ground floor rooms on the second day. These were a bit ok when compared to rooms on first floor. Not sure about the condition of those who stayed in tent. Service and Food were average. Only good thing about the place is the activities like zip line, kayaking & indoor games that they have. Need a lot of improvement in terms of service quality and cleanliness.
It is a very nice place which very neatly maintained.The environment is too good with trees,lake and greenery all around.The best part is the camp fire which they provide in the night.The rooms are very hygienic and the bath rooms as well.The food is adjustable.They provide very good room service.Only airtel phones have network the other service providers do not have network.Overall the place is simply awesome.want to go to the farm house again