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British living in India with wife Stephanie from Hongkong and our baby boy Oliver Suraj, we are both yogis, foodies, I am ex pro golfer, etc etc etc....
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Mark was very gracious in accepting our last minute request to stay at the 'Peaceful house'. My wife & I enjoyed our shanti time here away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thanks for whipping up a late night snack when everything was shut in the neighbourhood. Lily enjoyed her yoga class in the morning and was greatly inspired by Mark's teaching to further her practise. Overall we had a great time in this oasis of calm and look fwd to coming back if our paths cross again.
Shanti Nilayam -Here you feel like at home. Mark and Stephani are very helpful and friendly. Lila and Ashoke served the best breakfasts in Mysore. Lila taught us a few of his regional dishes. We will cook in Poland:-) Beautiful garden, two friendly dogs who guarding the property. The house is situated close to the school. The morning walks were a pleasure. We didn't replace this place for any hotel in the area. Everything here was excellent. Everyone is very friendly, helpful, and lots of fun. Perfect place and would 100% come back again.
Everything here was excellent. Mark and Stephanie are great hosts, and the house is made to have you feel right at home. For passing through Mysore on a trip, or coming here for yoga, this is the best place to stay. Everyone is very friendly, helpful, and lots of fun. Perfect place and would 100% come back again.
Shanti Nalayam is very well located in a quieter part of Mysore and very close to the main Yoga schools. It's quite the Oasis!
Mark and Stephany, our hosts, were extremely friendly, energetic and welcoming. Mark taught a great vigorous ashtanga class every morning before breakfast. He definitely has the region wired and he took us under his wing helping us enormously to plan the rest of our travels as we were at a loss what to do with the little time we had left in India.
The organic breakfasts were delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had one of the rooms in the main house which was spartan but quite spacious and comfortable with a bathroom next door.
Overall a great experience I would recommend to anyone!
Mark et sa femme sont très accueillants et agréables.Leur jolie maison est à quelques km des centres d'intérêts de Mysore. Il y fait bon vivre dans une ambiance très zen(coirs de yoga).
Mark and Stephanie welcome you into their home. The rooms are quiet, they have a big fruity garden where the dogs play, and like all good homes, there is always a pot of tea and stories being shared around the dining (website hidden). they put on an epic breakfast feast in the mornings! Thank you all, and to Ashok and Nila!
Mark, the host to Shanti Nilayam, was both welcoming and relaxed. Ashok and Nila, the house Keepers must also be mentioned for making my stay easy, comfortable and organised. I always received help to organise taxi's directions, therapies, yoga and much more which allowed me my freedom. The communal space at the back ensured that I met and socialised with the other guests who bought to the house a rich amount of experience.
As an ex-Mysorean, I was intrigued to check how things have changed in Mysore,. I had organised a trip with my family and a family friend to visit Mysore. I wished to stay in a home environment, rather than in a hotel. I checked a few homestays, B&Bs etc, but was disappointed that none of them had availability for the dates I was looking for. After a recommendation by another helpful B&B owner (Stephen), I discovered Mark's Shanthi Nilayam. Unfortunately Mark also mentioned that his place was full. However, after I explained my situation, he went out of his way, to readjust certain things and "created" a room for me and my family with some adjustments. Turns out, this was the best thing that happened to my visit. The residence is homely, comfortable, relaxed and friendly. Mark is extremely helpful in several ways. You only have to tell him something, for him to jump on it and help you out. Perfect host, peaceful location. We were a family of 4 and a friend. The kids aged 8 and 3 felt very comfortable. Sultan and Silver (the pets) look like giants, but are soft souls! My elder son who has been afraid of dogs all his life has begun to like dogs now! Ashok and his wife, who help Mark, were also very friendly and helpful. Taxi driver Suresh was extremely polite, friendly, safe and helpful too. I have no hesitation in recommending Shanthi Nilayam to anyone on airbnb. I am sure people who are also interested in Yoga (I was not) will find this an amazing place to reside in Mysore.
Thanks a lot Mark!
Marks Haus ist ein wunderbarer Ort und offenes Haus für alle! Alte Freunde oder andere Gäste sind stets willkommen auf einen Tee, Gespräch, ... Es ist also immer was los. Das Haus ist voller Leben. Als ich ankam war Mark nicht da, aber es war für alles gesorgt, so dass ich mich gleich Zuhause fühlte. Stephanie war während meines gesamten Aufenthaltes nicht da. Mark kann man alles über Mysore und Indien fragen. Er ist extrem hilfsbereit und es scheint, dass in seiner Gegenwart alles möglich ist bzw.dass er alles möglich machen kann. Ein leckeres Frühstück gehört dazu und meist sitzt man mit mehreren zusammen an dem langen Tisch hinter dem Haus. In der Unterkunft wohnten außer mir nur internationale Yogis, die mit Sharath oder Saraswati oder...praktizieren. Das war schön und man lernte in Gesprächen noch mehr über Mysore und die nahegelegene Nachbarschaft kennen, da die Gäste meist lange bleiben oder schon mehrmals da waren. Die Küche ist offen zur Benutzung und es ergibt sich oft spontan ein Essen. Die Unterkunft ist sauber und man fühlt sich sicher. Die zwei schönen Hunde waren sehr umgänglich! Ich habe meinen Aufenthalt genossen und empfehle die Unterkunft !
GREAT PLACE TO STAY
NICE GARDEN AREA & LOVELY WELCOMING
LILA & ASHOKE ARE GREAT!