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North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This is a lovely place and well deserving of all the excellent reviews. Our first night was in the treehouse, an experience not to be missed. Our remaining nights were in a room, which was the best we have stayed in during this trip. Staff are courteous, food is well prepared and versatile (could be a little spicier, but we...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This retreat center is just what one needs after trekking through busier parts of major cities in India. All you hear is birds chirping through the cardamom field. Food is vegetarian and excellent and abundant! Food was cooked w fresh spices from the garden. I tasted fresh cardamom and fresh cinnamon! so sweet! Deserts were warm! Afternoon tea is complimentary...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

We went to this resort with high expectations considering it being a five star rated property. Now, I would say all of our expectations were more than fulfilled. Mr Harish is very humble and simple guy who is also a very good yoga teacher. He gave us complimentary yoga sessions in the morning keeping in mind that we don't exert...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Stayed for only one night - wish it was more! Beautiful grounds secluded from the bustle of traffic and riff-raff. All veg food was simply amazing! Guided nature hike through spice gardens was a definite highlight. Host was supremely friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

Kaivalyam is located at a distance from the noisy and crowded city in between spice plantations.. We stayed here on 1st and 2nd Feb 2015 and had an excellent stay. Our stay was calm and peaceful. Mr. Harish(Owner) is a very humble and nice man. He gives yoga lessons every day(except Sunday) from 7:00 AM till 8:30AM. Entire staff is...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This is a beautiful small hotel situated just outside of Munnar town. The ride down to the hotel in the jeep provided was a little hair-raising the first time, the track is very steep! The hotel was perfect, rooms in the main building are spacious with a terrace or balcony and the bathroom is clean with plenty of hot water....

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Quiet and tranquility. Great location in the middle of the spice & tea plantations. You can start the day with a yoga session led by the owner, follow with a nice breakfast and then go walking or hiking in the surroundings. Lunch & dinner onsite, clean and tasty. Great service, friendly people, highly recommendable.

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1Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 29 January 2015

While the bus from Kochi can be harrowing (we took a taxi back), the retreat is a quiet, relaxing relief in a spice plantation. We stopped here for the weekend for a calm and calming stay. The food is strictly vegetarian (no eggs either), but the food was fine and good sized portions. The owner gives a yoga class most...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Really Worth spending at Kaivalyam. Also it's situated in mid of spices plantation and free from noise and pollution. everywhere fresh and have the view of falls and plantations around. Had a excellenet and pleasant stay at luxury room and tree house. Foods are fresh, hygenic and simply superb. Service also very good and the staffs around are so humble...

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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Its a very good place to stay. The view from rooms is awesome. Service is also very good.The hotel staff helped us organised trekking through the tea plantations. The food was great, very fresh and tasted good.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set amidst a calm and scenic surroundings, the retreat provides a destination for visitors to indulge in learning experience of holistic lifestyle with traditional Yoga and organic way of living and dining. The place is a fusion of rustic external with smooth internal space creating luxurious facilities and natural environment to enjoy and pamper. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaivalyam Retreat

Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Price Range: RM348 - RM411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaivalyam Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms have good views. Upper floor rooms offer private balconies”
 of 5 bubbles Tejesh369, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Prefer Rooms with Balcony (on Upper floor)”
 of 5 bubbles Nisha3k, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have good sight to the valley”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very calm and tranquil, tree house stay is a good experience.”
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“Lower floor rooms are better if there are folks who have difficulty ascending and descending stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles sathishs, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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