We visited this "home stay" in January'15.It was located few Km.from Ravangla, on the way to Legship.We were the only visitors there at that time.The place looked attractive. Room was big and clean, bathroom was fitted with nice looking fittings. Interior décor was good but there was no cupboard in the room, only few hooks to hang your clothes. Food was very ordinary and simple. Service was almost non existent.
The owner and his wife were the nicest people we met. Their son, an avid bird watcher and a good photographer actually look after the business. There were many activities one could enjoy like trekking, bird watching etc.( on payment). A good and enjoyable walk could take one to Mambru Monastery. Ralong Monastery was also a place to visit.The Ravangla town was near by.
The TV in the room was not working as no recharge payment was done. We got 10% discount for being there in the "off season".
We would rather advise visitors not to go there in the "Off Season" and to prepare to accept the unduly high charges for stay.
I stayed in this hotel with my family for 2 nights. Here is the review:--
1. Poor location. As the name suggests ‘homestay’, it located far away from Ravongla town and far from any tourist spot, even far from any locality. Without a car nobody could go to anywhere else. Even for a cup of tea or simply from some chips and cold drinks no nearby access and need to depend on whatever provided. But for those who really like bird watching this place is a heaven and for family specially with children definitely no. There is absolutely no view from the whole stay and not at all from the room. There is a small monastery few steps from the stay but not worth to watch. So for location **.
2. Cleanliness of the stay and the room was not good. The bathroom was not cleaned properly and I need to fetch a staff to do that. The floor was really dirty and seems that no mopping was ever done. The sofa, tv and tables are full of dust. The dining room was ok but not too clean and poorly lighted. The getup of the room especially in this location was very good but they didn’t maintain that. For room I will give ***(2 ½ ).
3. The owner was friendly and other people were really good and friendly. But for one man spoiled the stay. He keeps on switching the light off, turning off the water supply etc. But for other people I have to give them good marks and so for them ***.
4. Bed was not comfortable; very uneven. Room was small and two single sofa set almost full with dust. One small centre table and one writing table and dusty too. Though I opted for the best room and found other rooms are smaller than this one. View from the room as I told a big 0. Again **.
5. Food quality was not fantastic but pretty good. As the food itself I non spicy so no request need to made for the child. They served as with very simple plain dal, rice and one veg dish. On demand they once provided with sikkimese style pork. For food ***.
Overall from my side. ***(2 ½ )
Bhaichung and Sonam at one of the Kewzing homestay village made us feel that they were really family. Every need of ours was taken care of. Their home has three two-bedded rooms built in a separate cottage right next to their own home which consists of two rooms with a view and a pantry-cum-kitchen. They have a wood-stove in the kitchen which can help keep you warm. Thaisen, (possibly a Collie or a Coton de Tulear) initially kept barking at us but within half a day became friendly. Two cats also keep you company apart from the tiny leeches in the lawn outside ! That didnt deter us from taking walks around the village. All the homes are lovely and compact, but Bhaichung's has the best view and more importantly they had loos within the room with geysers for warm water.
Food is lovely. At less than Rs. 2K a night (including food), it was well worth the money. Take the Ravangla route, the roads are better and so are the views.