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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The Paradisa offers a very different type of luxury to your usual 5 star hotels. The cottages, perched on the hillside, are in the traditional Kerala style. There is a refreshing simplicity about the accommodation, no air-conditioning, no glass in the windows just solid shutters and heavy wooden doors. Our rooms were spotlessly clean and every evening the staff fogged...

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

Your words of appreciation and encouragement mean everything to us and we are happy to have been able to contribute to the pleasant memories that you took home with you. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

goa
Reviewed 13 March 2013

W went for vocation to south India tour & we reach Kerala & stayed at paradise plantation retreat it was the wonderful moment experience with me.Our travel agent , Antilog Vacations , really did plan the whole 7 day trip well & their choice of hotels & services explained why they are #1 agents for kerala . And paradise was...

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Berkshire
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We arrived on New Years Eve after a long but very interesting drive from Cochin to be met by Simon, the owner, and his friendly staff. The weather was perfect, after the humidity of Fort Cochin it was wonderful to have the hot sun and clear air. The villas are all facing the valley with the most fantastic views. We...

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

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and bringing in the New Year with you. Thank you for reviewing your stay. Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve our services. We are honoured that you chose Paradisa to bring in 2013 and look forward to having you back again. Simon

Manchester
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Our travel company booked us into this wonderful retreat - which is in a magical place in the hills to the east of Cochin. The setting is sublime and the accommodation and food were wonderful. The owner was a fantastic host - who provided first rate suggestions of what to see and do, and was, in himself, a highly intelligent...

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

Thank you sharing your thoughts and comments on your stay with us. We are happy to have been able to contribute towards making your holiday memorable, and look forward to welcoming you again at Paradisa. Simon

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Paradisa Plantation Retreat was the first destination on our Kerala trip in August 2012. This is a resort which is nicely hidden away on an off beat track on route to Thekkady / Periyar. So much so that we missed it the first time around and had to call the resort to get directions. Once you reach the resort, you...

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

The time and effort that you have put into writing your review means a lot to us and we thank you for this. It is especially encouraging that you immediately understood the concept of what we have tried to do in this remote location, and that you observed and enjoyed each aspect of the property. It would be a pleasure...

Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Paradisa for a few days in Nov 2012 and I have to say that this is by far the best place I've stayed in India. I don't even know where to begin as everything was simply marvellous. Simon, the owner, and his staff took great care of us and we really felt like home away from home....

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

Madam, Your kind words of appreciation encourage us to go forward, always striving to offer the best possible experience to our guests. We thank you for taking the time to share your views with other travelers through tripadvisor . We hope to better our services and thereby the quality of your holiday on your visit next year. Simon

Maubourguet, France
Reviewed 7 November 2012

What a privilege to have been a guest in this magical place and to have had a taste of paradise earlier this year. Simons knowledge enriched the experience and Roy made use of the local organic ingredients to produce the most delicious meals. We were also honoured by a pre-dinner traditional dance performance. Traditional antique Kerala architecture set in a...

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

Thank you for your words of appreciation and also for taking the time to share your thoughts on tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to mention each experience that you enjoyed. Your feedback encourages us to continue to strive towards the perfect satisfaction of our guests by relying on our strengths while working on areas that need improvement. Once again...

Aljezur, Portugal
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Paradisa Resort is high up in the hills so very peaceful and quiet. Spectacular views, beautiful rooms, excellent food and very professional staff. Simon, the owner, was a charming host who took us out to visit a tea factory and Ayurvedic medicine factory on our first day. We were invited to watch our food being cooked and learn about Keralan...

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

Dear Natasha and Susan It was a pleasure having you stay with us so early in the season and it is gratifying to know that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Thank you also for your observation about the room. The unusual amount of rain we had during your...

Gloucestershire
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed here for three nights in March, we were the only guests and were treated like royalty! The Paradisa Plantation is off the beaten track high up in The Nilgiri Hills, the views are to die for. It is surrounded by forested mountains and jungle where a thousand elephants and thirty six tigers are reputed to live. The exotic...

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

Dear Madam Thank you for your very kind words. We are happy that you had a good stay and are grateful for you time in sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor. Thank you once again Simon

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Wow, what a stunning place. Towards the end of our drive there I was wondering where on earth we were going as we drove higher and higher off the beaten track and then, wow, we arrived and saw the place with its stunning views, peace and tranquility. We had the pleasure of staying in Cardamom Cottage which is just gorgeous....

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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: $199 - $459 (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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“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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 of 5 bubbles maryJ1600IF, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“No wifi in rooms but very good wifi in main reception/dining area. All rooms lovely and have spectacular views, but The Cardamom House with 2 bedrooms would be, without doubt, the most heavenly spot to spend a few nights.”
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