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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

#23 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sugar Land
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Perth Western Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank Min T
Melbourne, Vic
Reviewed 11 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...

Thank SallyandHarry
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...

Thank Daniel G
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...

2Thank geoffexplorer
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...

2Thank DCZ213
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...

2Thank ellzebeth
Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 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...

2Thank James P
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Getting to our cottage necessitated going down (up to return) 91 steps. The cottage has no fan, AC, or screens; getting into the bathroom required climbing over an 18" door sill. The bathroom is open to the sky, which was ointeresting until a bird flew in and around before finding her way out. I brushed a 4" twig from the...

3Thank maryJ1600IF

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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 - $502 (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, Kerala
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Family Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Romantic 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Redeem2011, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles peter_holton, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had one on same level as restaurant which helped given dicky knee!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielG21, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wifi only in main eating area; all rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 293JamesP, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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