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Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat

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Thodupuzha, Karimannoor 685581, India
Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights with Jose, Sinta, and their children (Tara & Paul) "what a lovely warm welcome" Lovely personal stay at the homestay, we really enjoyed the peace & quiet, This is set in the most beautiful grounds. They are nearly self sufficiant with the farm & Jose is very knowlegable and explained how things worked which was really... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my fourth holiday in Kerala and the first time I've tried a home stay. Compared to the big hotels the rooms are simple (they do have a/c) but on the other hand you are located in a little piece of paradise with its own lake, herb garden and forest. It's a bit over 2 hours from Cochin airport... More 

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oxfordshire
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at Dewalokam and had a wonderful time. Jose and Sinta are such wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble, not forgetting their marvellous team who work so hard - and their two lovely children. As a previous reviewer said it is difficult to add to the superlatives but it was such a highspot of our holiday... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, active farm, predominately rubber with wide selection of spices and coffee, on the edge of a small river, the other side of which is natural forest. The accommodation is first class, 8 spacious rooms with large bathrooms. Jose Sinta and their children Tara and Paul were excellent hosts, supported by very friendly staff, ensuring our every comfort and... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly wonderful place where you will find exceptionally gracious hospitality. The house is large, airy and elegant with simple but very comfortable guest rooms. The setting on the owners' organic farm is beautiful and we loved Jose's guided tour, followed by gin and tonics as we watched the cook prepare a delicious fish curry for our dinner.... More 

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not easy to add anything useful to the superlatives below - all justified! This was our first homestay in Kerala and we will struggle to find anything half as good in the future. We were delighted we booked 4 nights (on the recommendation of Kerala Connections who booked our excellent trip) - the only place we did that. Others... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like several other reviews, Dewalokam was the highlight of our holiday in India. Sinta and Jose and their welcoming committee made us feel like we were the only guests. The rooms were well equipped, clean and well appointed, the food was excellent and the evening meal outside under the stars with the other guests was wonderful, all sharing adventures and... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we reached Dewalokam we wished we had booked 3 nights instead of two. The traditional welcome was amazing. We were given a choice of rooms and opted for the more rustic one with the verandah and outdoor shower. The setting is stunning and Jose & Sinta have done a great job turning this into a veritable paradise!... More 

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Giggleswick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dewalokam was the highlight of our holiday in India. It is difficult to do it justice in mere words. The situation is amazing, the accommodation is wonderful, the food was the best we had in India. The owners have created a piece of paradise on earth; they are marvelous hosts who do all they can to make their guests welcome.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard from friends that their favorite place they stayed in Kerala was Dewalokam. I could not imagine how more than 2 days in a farm stay would be desirable considering all there is to see and in Kerala… Dewalokam is the perfect place to pause and recharge, to slow down and integrate, to be human in a very... More 

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