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Aranyakam

Valathoor,Rippon, Kalpetta 673577, India
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Aranyakam
Ranked #3 of 14 hotels in Kalpetta
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The good: - Lovely surroundings and local climate - A gracious hostess - Simple and airy rooms The not so good: - Quite expensive for what you get - Dining: Variable food (from fantastic to disappointing) and buffet service (feels a little strange and impersonal when there are only a few guests). - The local waterfall is now fenced off... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Unfortunately, our overall stay at Aranyakam was disappointing. The rooms were actually well-kept and comfortable, and the bathroom had a nice shower. We stayed in one of the rooms on the lower floor, so no view, but altogether it was fine. What drags this place down was the service. We arrived in Kalpetta after dark ~7pm on the public bus... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed in the deluxe treehouse for 2 fantastic nights. The view out to the Wayanard jungle was worth every penny, we could even here wild elephants on the first night. Neema and Raj were the perfect hosts and couldn't do enough.Neema's pinapple curry was one of the best we'd had across Kerala and gorgeous fresh coffee from their plantation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

What a lovely homely honestly this is. Newman and Rajesh really add that personal caring touch to your stay. This honestly is situated in the mountains, amongst coffee, cardamon and pepper plants with the lot magnificent views. Food is absolutely lovely. You will enjoy your stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Neema made us very welcome at her peaceful and characterful timber homestay amid the coffee plantation. We enjoyed lovely food. we stayed in the main building but examined the well equipped log cabins which had breathtaking views across the valleys. Neema arranged trips with a local guide.

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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You wonder where you are going as you drive up to this coffee plantation, and it's a lovely secluded spot. We stayed in the main plantation building, across the courtyard from the dining area. The rooms were very large, sparsely furnished, and there was a veranda at the front. It's a very old building full of character. The bathroom has... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I had a brilliant two night stay at Aranyakam! The site was great, you are staying on an actual functioning coffee plantation, the room was breathtaking and the family were so helpful and lovely to chat to. We chose to stay in one of the treehouses which was really something else, it was constructed entirely of local... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We've been in Aranyakam for a few days in December. We were lucky to book one of the treehuts, and I must say that it was one of the best places we've stayed in India. The location is fantastic, very quiet and all surrounded by nature. The treehuts are separated from the main building which is really good if you... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

As a family of 3, we arrived at Aranyakam with expectations of tranquill, calm & nature at its best in wayand. At Aranyakam, Things were better than we expected. The LOG HUTS were beautifully made and located at the edge of a mountain. Even a 3 night stay was insufficient to soak-in the natural beauty around. Neema and Rajesh are... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Aranyakam truly stands by its name! The colonial design homestay is situated midst a 30 acre coffee plantation and oversees the jungle( Well it looks and sounds like a jungle at least!) The rooms are really spacious and clean, decorated with classy wooden furniture and paintings. The balcony oversees the plantation and is a treat for the eyes especially when... More

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Address: Valathoor,Rippon, Kalpetta 673577, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Aranyakam Hotel Kalpetta
Aranyakam Kalpetta, Kerala, India

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