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Banasura Island Retreat

Kuttiyamvayal,Varambetta P.O | Padinharathara, Kalpetta 673575, India
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Ranked #23 of 63 Kalpetta B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent, simply breathtaking views from each of the rooms; but the rooms are very basic, expect no phone lines and TVs. Thankfully i had good mobile connectivity. In fact even room service is minimal. Set menu (buffet) for main meals. However there are some very nice staff who are always ready to help. Great if you expect... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went in a group occupying 4 rooms ( 1 twin cottage and 1 double storey cottage) Let me share the positives first: - Spectacular location, brilliant view, unmatched - Wide verandah's which give a great view of the property. Most rooms/cottages has this luxury while quality of the view might differ a bit room to room - Twin cottage... More

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Bangalore, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Awesome and very picturesque location, very hospitable staff, decent accommodation, decent food. Could have been better with more amenities and activities pre-organized by the resort - having said this the resort staff was more than obliging when we asked for a guide for a short trek. Would surely recommend it if you are looking for a nice relaxing time, this... More

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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed in January with a small group of friends, the resort did not appear to have many guests besides us, in our2 nights there we only met 4 other people, however this allowed for the managment to upgrade us to the cottages! The view from the large balconies is amazing and it is a pleasure to sit on the... More

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Kottayam, India
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is one of the value for money resorts you will find in and around wayanad.The location of the resort is simply stunning.(facing the banasura dam)The staff and manager are very helpful and courteous.The complimentary breakfast was also good.Since it is located in the middle of the forest,the drive(last couple of kms)is horrible plus lots of bugs in the room... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Check in 11th April and check out 15th April 2014 4 nights . Leaving from Mumbai to Kozhikode airport , then by four wheeler What did we expect? Something which might relate to our earlier trip to Chinna kanal and Thekkady (Both are in Kerala) and must say, we did get much more than what we expect. The only thing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Highlights of the resort: Efficient booking process Amazing view of the Islands from all rooms Clean and helpful staff(except a rude manager) Simple and tasty food Beware of: No proper directions once you reach kalpetta Last few kms is a rough ride Leeches in the waterfall nearby No planned activities Basic toiletries

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the first time I was let down by Tripadvisor ratings. The only USP is the location of the resort. There are few displeasures which we discounted considering the resort is in the middle of nature - pathetic road leading to the resort . Make sure you reach the resort by 6pm/before it gets dark, especially if couples only... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It was a perfect holiday for us as we wanted to get out of the city and be in peace for a couple of days. The location is awesome. Drove from Bangalore last weekend in my Cruze. Road is in excellent condition. last 1 km is little bad. but that gives you a true feel that you are travelling to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited the retreat during the monsoon of 2013, on the recommendation of my colleague. Luckily the Kerala rain gods were on a holiday for a couple of days. Bright sunshine with the traditional Kerala style cottages overlooking the water, with excellent food, was more than we ever thought of. The team was well trained and made our stay like at... More

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Address: Kuttiyamvayal,Varambetta P.O | Padinharathara, Kalpetta 673575, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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