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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

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Reviewed 17 November 2011

This was by far the best hotel I stayed at in Kerala. The location is amazing and the staff wonderfully attentive and helpful. Roy's cooking is very special. Altogether first class all round!

Thank djharrison99
Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 4 November 2011

The hill plantation resort is built in traditional kerala style wodden houses. the pools shape is like a foot print and you can have a good trekking in and around the resort.i personally feel that tourist coming from outside india will really enjoy the plantation resort more.

Thank paulchalakuzhy
Reviewed 9 May 2011

Hold onto your stomachs as you approach this hillside retreat, as the roads get twisty and narrow as you ascend. But the views! You can see across rolling hills and valleys as you climb, and at the end you're rewarded with a steep turn-off down a driveway that culminates in a gate where a Hindu statue welcomes you. We traveled...

2Thank EmilyBR
York, UK
Reviewed 27 February 2011

An exceptional boutique hotel with comfortable quirky, impeccably clean, comfortable and well-appointed accommodation in vernacular buildings on terraced site high in the hills 75 minutes by road from Periyar. Spectacular views and forest ambience. Restaurant provided superb local food on an open terrace with breathtaking views; prices are a trifle high, so be aware and ask. A menu showing prices...

2Thank Peggy_and_Eric
Reviewed 7 January 2011

First of all I want to point out that this is a fair and balanced review and not some tripadvisor hatchet job that you do come across. Feel free to read my other reviews of places we stayed in on this trip around India. Paradisa plantation was the low point of the whole trip and I couldn't recommend people more...

15Thank MaxGaffney
ParadisaThekkady, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

We regret that the reviewer did not enjoy his stay but he does not seem to have paid attention to, or understood the information he read about Paradisa. Our website gives the location and setting of the property, clearly mentioning that it is far away from the city and on a plantation, which should have prepared him at least a...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 11 November 2010

We stayed at Paradisa for four nights toward the end of our 6 week trip thru India. We had such a relaxing and interesting time, going around the area to see tea plantations and other sites. The food was wonderful, accomodation simple and serene. Our daughter was able to stay in her own cabin at no extra charge. The owner...

1Thank Bonavent
New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2010

Roy, the manager, is the treasure of this resort. He looked after our every need, is a wealth of information and will take you walking to cultural sites nearby. Wonderful swimming pool! The meals we had here were the best of our 2 week stay, thank you chef. Cooking lessons are free.

Thank meandwotshisname
Reviewed 8 April 2010

Paradisa was one of the nicest hotels we stayed in on our vacation in India. The rebuilt Kerala houses are unique and gorgeous, the setting and food are both fantastic. Another highlight was listening to Simon, the owner, tell us local legends on a trek up to the Hindu temple nearby.

Thank sh12345
Reviewed 31 March 2010

Set on a hillside with an enchanting view to the mountains across a wooded valley, Paradisa lives up to everything it claims to be. There is little I can add to the comments of already made by other visitors. This is a place that treats you as an honoured guest, and the food is out of this world. Kerala cuisine...

Thank worldcitizenPerth
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2010

From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the Paradise plantation resort. The setting is fabulous overlooking the beautiful valley below and the mountains opposite. Our private bungalow was delightfull, beautifully furnished and even had a mosquito net. The restuarant food was first class with lots of fresh fruit at breakfast and freshly prepared fish and curry for...

Thank martin3352

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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: €207 - €327 (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
Paradisa Plantation Retreat Thekkady, India - Kerala
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#7 Family Hotel in Thekkady
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“Try not to stay in the cottage that's right by the edge of the jungle. This cottage attracts a fair few insects and can be a problem if you are squeamish. Try and stay in a cottage that's relatively in the centre of the resort or the ones above the pool.”
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