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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

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London, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Houston, Texas
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126 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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... More 

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

We journeyed up and up, round and round and then we arrived at Paradisa Plantation Retreat......Heaven?? Simon the owner welcomed us in and what a warm welcome it was. Our room overlooked the forest where the forest people were doing some controlled burning, luckily the wind was blowing the other way or it would not have been pleasant. Our room... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the slight inconveniences you have mentioned. Taking your observation into account, we now offer a limited a la carte menu. The reason we have a fixed / restricted menu is that being in a remote area, the menu depends on the... More 

Aurora
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place with stunning views , and to completely relax this is the spot . Stayed for two nights and we were the only guests , so we had the place to ourselves a little odd at times with so many staff .Service and food I'd class as excellent . If you looking for air-con and tv's ,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and also for the suggestion, which we will certainly look into. Your observations will certainly be of great value to other travelers. Our gratitude for your time and trouble in posting this review. We do hope to have you stay with us again. More 

Aldbourne
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived at paradisa the hospitality couldn't have been better. The cottage we stayed in was beautiful and looked out over the mountains. The food was first class. Simon, the owner was a very gracious host and made sure our stay was extra special. I would throughly recommend this retreat.

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

Your recommendation means a lot and we thank you for your very kind words. We do hope your experience with us brings you back again. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for choosing Paradisa, and for taking the time to post your comments here. More 

Newcastle
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I recently has the pleasure of staying at the Paradisa Plantation Retreat. Everything was fabulous. Off the beaten track location, amazing hill views in a stunning location, peace and quiet. The staff and service was the best ever. The food was exceptional the twists the chef and his team put on the food was so special. I would totally recomend... More 

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

Thank you so much for your appreciation. We do hope you will always remember us warmly and return to stay. We will constantly strive to earn the lavish praise you have so kindly posted here. Thanks again. More 

Todmorden, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Other reviewers accurately summarise both the strengths and weaknesses of Paradisa. I will focus in the main on the warmth of the welcome and the truly outstanding service we have received. Nothing has been too much trouble. The food has been utterly superb, the variety broad. The staff have pampered us, and we are now afraid to return to the... More 

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

We cannot thank you enough for the comprehensive review that you have so kindly prepared and put out. Your observations will be invaluable to prospective guests at Paradisa. We apologise if there were any shortcomings during your stay. It is particularly satisfying that you understood the concept of the property. It will be our constant effort to improve our services.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Beautiful setting, nice rooms, incredible food and outstanding service. We stayed for two nights over Christmas eve and Christmas day and highly recommend this place! It is located in the middle of nowhere (2 hours drive to Thekkady if you are looking to go to Periyar national park) on a 24 acre plantation (which the staff are more than happy... More 

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

Glad to have been able to share Christmas with all of you - it was an absolute pleasure. Thank you for posting your review and for including practical tips for other travellers. We are so happy to have facilitated a happy Christmas getaway for you and your friends. Do come again. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Paradisa Plantation Retreat

Address: Murinjapuzha P.O. | Idukki District, Thekkady 685532, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: RM1,009 - RM1,576 (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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 of 5 bubbles Bagofferrets, 5 Dec 2014 | Read review
“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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