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Duke`s Forest Lodge

Anapara, Vithura | Nedumangadu, Ponmudi, India
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply idyllic. We were in Room 105 (well, that’s what was on our key fob) or it might have been Mango Villa. Whatever, it was the villa closest to reception, the restaurant and the pool, which it overlooked along with the river and the forest on the opposite bank. We spent hours sitting on our terrace or wandering around the... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to duke resort as one day trip with family. It is not big a resort but ideal for a family one day outing. It is on way to ponmudi and it has a small river flowing near to it. Kids enjoyed in the swimming pool and also in the river. Food was good but takes time also check... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed over at this place on 26 Jan with my spouse and our friends. Location is picturesque ! Amidst Nature ! Breakfast was fantastic. Cons ? Yes ! 1. Rooms were basic, no water ! The photographs of the founders were hanging in the halls ! When requested for coffee, after the initial fuss saying the "Owner clearly prohibited... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely drive up to the place.. Its in the middle of a good forest. Great mountain views. Good basic rooms with a clean bathroom. But we had few disappointments. Our bathroom did not have lights and we were given emergency lights to adjust to it, No basic necessities like water bottle in our rooms, all very old bed sheets just... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor and choosing us as your holiday destination. As you said, we are situated in a rubber plantation, overlooking a river and the reserve forest. Being located away from the city, would mean that our guests are able to enjoy a peaceful holiday... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small jewel of a place. Set in quiet green woodland with delightful river views. The staff are consistently helpful and friendly. The food is excellent and very well priced. The breakfast offers a feast of delicious tropical fruits and a variety of savoury dishes. Punctuality of meals is not top of the agenda but quality of food is.

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to give us a very kind review on Trip Advisor, each and every review certainly does go a long way ! Duke's Forest Lodge being located by the reserve forest, edging the river side, we aim to give all our guests, a peaceful and healthy holiday, away from... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This beautiful resort located in the midst of thick jungle is a visual treat. Away from the hustle and bustle but still not far from the civilization is a perfect getaway for people who enjoy solitude. Rooms are clean, food tasty and hygienic and staff are polite, courteous and efficient. A well maintained swimming pool ia an added attraction. A... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Dukes Forest Lodge ! Thank you for the wonderful review you have given us on trip advisor. Dukes Forest Lodge is certainly a nature lovers paradise ! We are happy that you could experience nature in all its glory as we wish all our guests to. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Thank you once again... More 

Gurgaon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The rooms are excellent (all are private cottages). The brains behind the whole set up needs to be appreciated. Let me give a detailed review here... 1. The reception - A neatly attired place very much welcoming whoever comes this way... excitingly overlooking the stream flowing nearby. 2. The restaurant - Great view from here as well, you can see... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to give us a detailed review on Trip Advisor ! Certainly, we try to make Duke's Forest Lodge, a perfect get away for all nature lovers. We are extremely sorry to hear the food was not to your expectation, we do not make our normal staff do the... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are looking for some place to windup , then this is it. It's tucked in the banks of Kallar within a 100 acre rubber plantation. They have a neatly maintained pool. Kallar is 1 minute walk from Restaurant area. They have a badminton area. Though they say Jacuzzi, it's a hot water pool. But I have to say... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Dukes Forest Lodge ! We truly appreciate the time you have taken to give us a review on tripadovisor ! As you mentioned, we are hidden away at the edge of a reserve forest, situated in about 100 acres of rubber plantation. Giving our guests the opportunity to experience nature in all its glory, as they take a... More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great rooms and facilities. Loved the setting and location, with a stream running by. Had an amazing lunch and a complimentary breakfast. Would definitely recommend. Do take a walk around the property in the morning! (Stayed here back in December 2012)

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Dukes Forest Lodge ! Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate the time you have taken away from your busy schedule, to give us a review on trip advisor, it certainly does go a long way. We would love to have you back with us, experiencing nature in all its glory ! Thank you for choosing... More 

Chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Dukes is inside a rubber plantation near ponmudi hill station Trivandrum. An isolated spot which gives you a feeling of staying inside a jungle resort with trees around and a stream flowing through the property. Limited accommodation but each cottage is equipped with individual pool/ Jacuzzi. Main pool is large and beautiful overlooking the stream. You can even get into... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge Thank you for those wonderful words about us. As you said, Duke's has been specially created to be situated in the middle of a rubber plantation, overlooking the reserve forest and the river, in order to create an opportunity for people to get back in touch with nature, especially in this era that is dominated... More 

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