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Duke`s Forest Lodge

3.5 of 5
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Anapara, Vithura | Nedumangadu, Ponmudi, India
Duke`s Forest Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Chennai
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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stayed for several days here in a fabulous villa just for me! This place would be perfection for a couple who wants plenty of time together or families. Each house has large veranda over looking river and rubber plantation. You can have a very helpful guide around the estate and see how rubber is turned into sheets to onwardly... 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 taking the time to review us on trip advisor! Surely every remark goes a long way. We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Situated in the middle of a forest,we ensure all our guests experience an eco friendly holiday and happy to know that you... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a gem. We were the only people there and treated beautifully. We went down to the river at dusk and the sun set was breath taking. The rooms are like something from a film - all draped mosquito nets and carved wood. I wish we could have stayed longer. At times it was a little rustic, poor cuts, the... 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 a great a review on trip advisor ! Guest satisfaction is our utmost priority and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed, we try to create a rustic ambience for all those staying with us and we are glad we were able to do so. At the kitchen,... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were group of 30 people occupied this entire resort during December for two nights and three days. This resort is 60 kms or one hour drive from Trivandrum city. Ponmudi hills and few other attractions are closeby from this resort.(Read more from my blog: http://myjourneysinindia.blogspot.in/). They also help in arranging the trip to nearby places. There were close to... More 

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

Greeings from Duke's Forest Lodge Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor, and painting a beautiful picture of us ! Very guest review is important to us and guest satisfaction is our utmost priority and we feel extremely happy to know when our guests leave us satisfied ! We hope to see you again sometime,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The villas are lovely and look right into the National Park - you can sit back in the cool jacuzzi and watch monkeys playing in the trees. The service is excellent - food takes a little longer than normal to arrive, but it's all made fresh to worth the wait! The pool and grounds are wonderfully well kept and the... 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 your very kind remarks, and we are extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us and next time we assure that your food will be served earlier ! :) Thank you for choosing Duke's Forest Lodge as your holiday destination.Looking forward to seeing you again ! :) Cheers The team at... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent a day well indulged in this calm and cozy haven nestling on the brim of a tropical rainforest. The scenic beauty was captivating and so was the Kallar revelling in the power of kerala monsoon. The cottages, rooms and dining area offer a great view as they face the meandering Kallar River in the backdrop of the lush... More 

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

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Hope you're doing well :). We are extremely happy to know that you enjoyed your day with us. From the busy scheduled life, we at Duke's Forest Lodge think it is very necessary to provide our guests with a holiday away from all the traffic and pollution and to just indulge and relax in... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We opted this place for our one day team (around 20 members) outing and didnt had an overnight stay. The location is very nice and offers you real privacy. But as a team, there is nothing much you can do at Duke's since the open space is very less. The only saving grace was the river which was flowing near... More 

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Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge Thank you for choosing us as your holiday destination for your day out. We are extremely surprised however that the food we prepared for you did not seem to appeal to your taste buds, as we recall getting extremely positive remarks about the buffet spread. Further our property is situated in about 100 acres of... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had gone to Duke's Lodge twice, one from office(50 people) and with wife. Both the times, it has been an amazing experience. The place is neat with cleaning almost done 2-3 times a day. They have a beautiful swimming pool where we could just relax and play there as long as we want. While going with the office group,... More 

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

Greeting from Duke's Forest Lodge. Thank you for choosing us as your holiday destination , and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your day with us ! Hoping to see you again and provide you with an even better holiday. Regards The team at Dukes Forest Lodge More 

Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We spent three nights at this secluded lodge. Despite booking weeks in advance and the place being half empty, when we arrived we were shown one of the cottages overlooking the other cottages, not the river. We requested one overlooking the river, which they gave us, though the plunge pool (cold not a jacuzzi!) wasn't clean. The room itself was... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

As previously reported Dukes Forest Lodge sits on the edge of a 130 acre rubber plantation, an interesting 1 hour drive from Trivandrum. The independent cottages are well appointed affording the right amount of privacy and come with a lovely balcony with beds for relaxing and a plunge pool on the lower level. We did feel that the bathroom although... More 

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