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Banasura Island Retreat

Kuttiyamvayal,Varambetta P.O | Padinharathara, Kalpetta 673575, India
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Ranked #21 of 62 Kalpetta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Banasura Island Retreat was an amazing unexpectedly blissful weekend in Wayanad. 5 of us who wanted to take a break, drove down from Bangalore. After about 6.5 hours of driving (with great directions) we arrived at the resort and were blown away by the views, the solitude and serenity that the it offered. Perched on a bluff on the largest... More

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London
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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I can't say that I agree with the last reviewer. It rather depends on what expectations you go with. We found the cottages to have great views over the dam and were certainly not having to "battle" insects as there was netting on all the windows and doors. The Nalukettu is a beautiful building and the rooms in it are... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was @ island retreat for my honeymoon last December. The journey towards the resort was terrible. Especially the last 2 km to resort was pathetic. But that doesn't matter given the magnificent location. However, if your prime purpose is to visit other places, do not choose this resort as travel will make you tired. I chose Nalukettu room no... More

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The resort is overlooking Banasura Lake, a beautiful view. We stopped in one of the chalets which had a balcony overlooking the lake. We sat on the balcony watching the birds in the morning. We spent 3 nights here, we went for a guided walk through the forest. We climbed half way up Chembra Peak and on the last day... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed in BIR for two nights with family, we traveled as big group with five families comprising of some 9 children. Since it was the peak season, we couldn't get the cottages but lived in the rooms above dining. The serenity of the place and the view from BIR is worth travelling all the way and is best enjoyed... More

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Woodford Green, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It is quite a rough road that leads you up to BIR and quite a relief when you finally arrive. We, unfortunately, were delayed and did not get there until dark, but were warmly greeted on arrival and staff where very accommodating especially given that we arrived much later than planned. We had a two bedroom cottage and a one... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The only challenge was choosing between Hospitality and staying in the resort Vs going out to absorb the beauty of pristine nature that Wayanad has to offer. The Hotel itself is in best possible location near Banasura sugar dam. So even if you decide to stay indoors you have unbelievable view and great food. The employees in the hotel were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas, and in the end it was great, BUT there are some major provisos. The location and the view are both wonderful, and sitting out on the balcony watching lots of different types of birds doing there thing was very special. The problem was we booked the place because of all the great... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We reached the resort around 8 in the evening. The last 1-1.5 kms is horrible. Even the road within the resort was pretty bad. When asked, the receptionist said : Sir, you will forget the road when you see the view in the morning. Yes, the views are indeed spectacular. Staff is great. Service is good. Food is ok (well..you... More

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Banasura Island Retreat Kalpetta, Kerala, India
Address: Kuttiyamvayal,Varambetta P.O | Padinharathara, Kalpetta 673575, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
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Ranked #21 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpetta
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