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Vanilla County Plantation Villa

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Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
Vanilla County Plantation Villa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

After a week in Mumbai my friends and I came to Kerela seeking quiet, refuge and beauty and wow did we find it at Vanilla County! I was at first worried about the amount activities but when we left after three days I was wishing we had three more weeks! From the amazing hostility to the delicious food, our own... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Come on people, let's get realistic about this place. We stayed for a couple of nights and found that the descriptions written by the Owners on their own webpage are overly self congratulating, and not an accurate portrayal of the real situation. In reality it is an old home, almost untouched for the past 30 years, with incredibly bare and... More 

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Mathew371, Owner at Vanilla County Plantation Villa, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you for the review. Noted the content. We will try our best to rectify all your complaints. We were running the home stay for the last 15 years and it is the 1st time having a review like this. Since you are not satisfied , we are very happy to reimburse the full amount. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We went on a round trip in kerala, this stat was det best, very varm People, fantastisk nature, excellent food, good possibility to relax. We when swimming in the natural rock pool, hiking, drinking on the local todybar.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had 3 wonderful nights here. Our room was very comfortable, complete with swing bed; the food was excellent - breakfast and dinner served in an enticing open courtyard and our hosts Baby Matthew and his lovely wife Rani couldn't have done more to make our stay the delight that it was.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Staying at Vanilla County was amazing. It is set in a tranquil area of Kerala and the old villa is just incredible. It is run by Baby Mathew and his wife Rani who do nothing other than trying to accommodate your needs. I particularly enjoyed the meals in the outdoor patio. It seems that because it is rather off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Because of a tight travel schedule we only could spend two nights in this wonderful place. This wonderful homestay, an "Italian Agritourismo", offers enough to comfort you for many days. Baby Matthew and his charming wife Rani are both excellent hosts. They are really interested in you and take the time to answer your questions and do suggestions for the... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderful Homestay, a real 'Home from Home', wonderful food and comfortable accommodation, a magnificent location and the most hospitable owners and caring and attentive staff. Thoroughly recommended.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a truly lovely time at Vanilla County in January. We were fortunate to have their best room "Vanilla" with its own balcony. It was such a calm and relaxing place after 3 busy weeks in India. It was tucked in the rainforest and the birds and bird songs in the morning were amazing, as were all the butterflies.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Vanilla County is a beautiful old house, colonial in style with great hospitality from Baby Mathew and his wife. It was lovely and cool and the bedrooms were large and very comfortable, a good night's sleep for us. The food was plentiful and delicious, Keralan food at its best. Our guide Nigu took us to a nearby river to swim... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed at Vanilla County during the week between Christmas and New Years this year, and we were really pleased. Baby Matthew and his family were accommodating and wonderful. The food was delicious, and the planned activities were great. We booked a bit late, and so the only accommodation option was the tent, but we were really happy with it.... More 

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