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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited with family to celebrate husband's birthday. Stayed at tree house which had mesmerizing view. Hotel owner/manager Mr. Harish bhai is doing a great job, he ensures perfection everywhere. Hotel staffs are also good. The food is vegetarian but delicious. Attended yoga session by harish bhai in the morning in the middle of mountain and birds' chirping. We were in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for 3 nights and it was perfect. Incredible freshly-cooked very tasty Indian vegetarian food made according to guest's choice. Beautiful peaceful resort. Attentive tranquil staff. Sitting in the forest with stunning views and great weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family decided to travel to Munnar on a whim and found Kaivalyam through TripAdvisor. The property is beautiful surrounded by nature. You are constantly hearing birds chirping which makes this property even more magical. The owners are reserved but very nice and accommodating. During my trip to India, I had some stomach issues, the owner's wife (sorry, forgot her...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of nine people who stayed at the resort for 2 nights in January. It is one of the best kept secrets in terms of accomodation ..well kept,beautifully decorated and very peaceful. The owner, Mr Harish,is immensely involved to ensure everything runs well. The food is like home cooked food and the staff is very helpful.The activities...

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Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our driver had problems to find Kaivalyam retreat because there was only a small, old sign at the main road. The location is secluded and very calm and quiet. Nice big room with well equiped bathroom. The restaurant/reception/office is a bit impersonal and looks like a canteen. And shoes off before you go in. The food is fresh but vegetarian....

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kaivalyam, Manager at Kaivalyam Retreat, responded to this review

We were so used to getting good reviews that one with lesser dots brings us out of our comfort zone. We are putting down our response to enable readers to take a good judgement. 1. The heading mentions as "very remote" sometime gives a notion that it is too difficult to trace and find out. To begin with, we are...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were incredibly surprised at the quietness, beauty and immediate relaxation that this retreat provides. The tree house accomodation was incredible. The food superb. The service fantastic. The location fantastic - just outside Munnar but not too far. Being able to access hikes in the area quickly was lovely. We all wish to return as soon as possible. We thoroughly...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place for honeymoon. This place is full of nature, very good staff and service. Trekking and visit to spice plantation is very good. Best thing is stay in tree house, quite clean and nice view from tree house. For Honeymoon, this is best place in munnar and honeymoon package is recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there on June 2016. The view, climate, serenity, everything is just perfect. The best thing is that, the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I would say, the best staff i ever saw in an hotel :) Anyway, this place is really heaven. The river hiking, spice garden, Yoga sessions, local sight seeings, everything is just SUPERB :)...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Extremely polite and hospitable staff; the nicest room of our 2 week stay in India (out of 6 hotels) including by far the comfiest bed; delicious vegetarian food (some of the best of our trip); perfect location for exploring Munnar. It gets better: the stunning mountainside setting and beautiful window views; the charming and friendly guide on our spice tour...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We loved our stay at Kaivalyam so much, we didn't want to leave! We found it to be really relaxed, welcoming, friendly and unpretentious - and in a beautiful forest/garden setting! The restaurant serves delicious, affordable fresh vegetarian food using local produce from the nearby markets. The menu was adapted daily (based on seasonal availability) which meant we enjoyed an...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $108 - $132 (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 are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexaesther, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to order meals well before dinner so they can be ready when you're ready to eat. All kitchen things take time .. even hot water.”
 of 5 bubbles Jem2000_10, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are deligently designed.”
  • Bulbul's guest appearance at morning tea time.
  • Beans,Coffee beans and Black Pepper from garden of Kaivalyam.
  • Coffee Beans from Spice Garden
  • The tree top rooms.
  • View from luxurious rooms.
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  • The luxurious room.
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 of 5 bubbles RutuPat, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“1st floor rooms. once can also check for their tree houses”
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 of 5 bubbles VJ08, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't try to bring in your Motorbike to this retreat cause the pathway to it is very steep and risky.”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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