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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

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#27 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
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21/06/2017 22/06/2017
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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a unique hotel. The views are stunning and Simon ( the owner and architect) arranged for us to take a very lovely walk in the nearby jungle as well as a visit to a large tea factory . The food at the resort is very good and the kitchen is quite flexible. We emailed before arriving and...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. Your observations are sure to serve prospective guests well in planning their stay with us. Thank you also for taking the time to post your comments. Look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sugar Land
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Greeted by the owner, Simon and his staff. Georgi was particularly helpful and played integral role in our comfort. Secluded at 2900 feet above sea level. View was delightful. Food very enjoyable. Learned alot about the spices, grown and harvested on property. Stayed in the Cardamon "cabin". No AC but the temperatures for mid to end of February not a...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and gratified to know that Paradisa contributed in a small way to your discovery of India. Thank you for choosing to stay at Paradisa, and also for your time in posting your review. We look forward to your next visit.

Perth Western Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had been travelling in the tea growing areas for a week (from Ooty to Munnar) before we came to Paradisa. It is long journey from Munnar so we were a little weary on arrival and hoping that our travel would be well rewarded! Within minutes of arrival we knew we had come to a special place. Simon kindly allowed...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude for the praise that you have given us in your review. It is good to know that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you so much for the effort and time that you have put in to writing such a detailed account of your stay. We will strive...

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Up in the Western Ghats. What an amazing place! Stunning views across the mountains and tiger reserve from the dining room. Met by Simon the proprietor who joined us for lunch. Very interesting and good introduction. Our 'room'. Was actually an authentic Kerala cottage rebuilt here. Beautiful, with open air bathroom and verandah overlooking the view again. Later taken for...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Happy to have been able to share our beautiful corner of the world with you. Thank you for your kind review. We do hope that you will return to Paradisa for a longer stay to enjoy the full experience. Thank you once again.

Melbourne, Vic
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had the luxury of having the retreat entirely to ourselves for the majority of our stay, leaving just before a big group was to arrive. Intimate, comfortable, idyllic. Rooms were traditional, with open air but private bathroom, but all conveniences supplied including very comfortable bed and optional mosquito net. Good pool. Meals were extremely fine Keralese cooking, with cooking demo...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

A battery recharge - what a perfect way to put what a couple of days in the beautiful Kerala hills can do for you. Good to know that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review, in which you have thoughtfully touched on various aspects of your stay and for posting your comments on tripadvisor. We look forward to...

London
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We travelled as a family from the backwaters into the hills. We thought long and hard as to where to stay and we ended up making the mistake of splitting our time between The Periyar Tiger reserve and Paradisa. Periyar is overcrowded and over-developed. Paradisa is in a much better location and less far to travel when coming from the...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough, first for choosing to stay at Paradisa with your wonderful family, and then for putting down your comments in this very generous review. Happy to have been able to share with you a small glimpse of the history of our area, as well as where we are today with the organic cultivation of coffee and...

UK
Reviewed 16 January 2017

we stayed here just over a week ago for two nights and had a great time . they gave us a fantastic little house with a fire pit which they lit for us at night - we sat there listening to the jungle noises and loved it . Some of the meals we had there were the best we had...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Having reserved your stay so much in advance, we do hope we were able to live up to your anticipation and expectations. Your kind words encourage us to keep giving our best - thank you. Look forward to having you with us again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located in the hills in Idukki in a beautiful, lush setting. There are spice and tea plantations all around. The food - all fresh and organic local produce - is excellent. The villas are fine. Our only reservation is that, once you have had dinner (usually quite early) there isn't really anywhere one can sit and relax...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies that you felt you had no place to be after dinner. Guests usually spend time relaxing at the restaurant or on the verandas of their cottages. However, we thank you for your observation - it is noted, and we will certainly look into how to address this issue. Thank you for staying with us and for...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The winding roads and lush greenery that lead you to Paradisa are only a precursor to the retreat that awaits you. We had the pleasure of staying at Paradisa for only one night, but in that amount of time had the opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the owner, Simon, and his staff. The staff are happy to...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

You have taken so much trouble and effort in writing such a comprehensive and informative review, although you stayed for one night only. Thank you. Your comments will be of much use to prospective clients planning their holiday. We do hope you come again for a longer stay to experience all that we offer. Thank you once again.

Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 April 2016

An amazing spot developed and maintained by tea planter, ex-architect, with much knowledge of the area. Perhaps the best food we had in Southern India – fascinating rooms, generally spacious, built from old houses transported here and renovated. Creaky old doors. No A/C, but not really needed given altitude and breezes high in mountains. A bit far from anything, but...

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Happy that you enjoyed your stay at Paradisa, and we are especially gratified that you experienced the feel of the "Retreat" which we have included in the name of our property. Thank you for staying with us, and for posting your kind review. We do hope to have you stay with us again.

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Paradisa Plantation Retreat is set on an organic coffee and spice plantation in the hills of Kerala. The Retreat comprises traditional wooden cottages, embellished with invaluable antiques. The activities available are yoga, cooking lessons, visit to the tea factory(12 kms), visit or massage at the Ayurveda centre(8 kms), and Periyar Tiger Reserve (40 kms). There are many spectacular walking routes. One leaves the Retreat invigorated by the fresh air, pampered by the caring staff and visually delighted. ... more   less 

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Address: Murinjapuzha P.O. | Idukki District, Thekkady 685532, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $195 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradisa Plantation Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Paradisa Plantation Retreat Hotel Thekkady
Paradisa Plantation Retreat Idukki
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Family Hotel in Thekkady
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“Each "cabin" tucked among the hillside. mountains. The Cardoman cabin is their signature cabin and found on their marketing brochures, etc.”
Redeem2011, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fabulous.”
peter_holton, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had one on same level as restaurant which helped given dicky knee!”
SallyandHarry, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely in their own way. Some of the rooms have outdoor sitting areas which are great if you have children.”
DanielG21, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wifi only in main eating area; all rooms are quiet”
293JamesP, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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