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Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
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Vanilla County Plantation Villa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you live in a major city this could be one of the most peaceful locations you may ever visit with two of the kindest people you could ever meet. The house, built by Baby's father, is deep in the forest with the sound of a stream that runs right next to it. A more idilic setting would be very... More

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perth australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with Baby Matthew and his gorgeous wife for two night. We went with our daughters, When we arrived there we were greeted and made so welcome the whole time we were there. The rooms were lovely and large, we were made to feel at home. We were spoilt by this lovely family who waited and made every meal... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of 9 mothers/ daughters stayed at the lovely Vanilla County recently for 2 nights. Baby Mathew and Rani were wonderful hosts - we were served the most delicious food of our trip (and even kindly given a cooking lesson by the talented Rani - who has a degree in home science!). We visited the working elephant, tea... More

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raleigh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We loved everywhere we stayed but this was our best location. The host family was excellent (Baby and Roni). They had all kinds of activities for us, visiting the tea plantation, hikes to the swimming hole, ... But our favorite activity was hiking to see a working elephant in the middle of the forest. The food here was excellent. Roni... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Weeks after my trip to India my stay at the Vanilla Country Plantation Home Stay lingers in quiet happy little memories. A sunny quiet walk to the rubber plantation with Maju, watching the tiny brown freckles on the nose of this elegant young man as he explained how one gathers rubber, how his father loved working in the rubber plantation... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed there middle of this month for a day and a night. We were very satisfied with the hospitality and the place to begin with. We were received very warmly and Baby Mathew helped us to find beautiful places around. We are sad that we could make it only for a day as we think we have missed a... More

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just perfect. I won't repeat all the previous praise, but you couldn't ask for more. It is amongst the nicest places we've stayed, with the most exceptional care for their guests - you won't get better service in any five star hotel. The extraordinary staff, amazing food, brilliant activities, scenery, the house.....it really couldn't get any better. We stayed in... More

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Bromley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great accommodation, fantastic food, beautiful location, Mathew and Rani were very welcoming. We spent 2 nights we would have loved to have spent longer! We had a great time with Thomas showing us the spices, tea plantations in the hills and beautiful waterfalls.

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Cochin
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25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We spent three nights in the Kottayam hills, staying at Vanilla County, and enjoyed every moment. "Baby" Matthew and his wife were wonderfully attentive and kind without ever being intrusive. The food was delicious and the house itself a beautiful example of "Indian Heritage" architecture.

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U K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Mathew and his wife Rani together with their staff are very welcoming hosts and really want you to have a good time. We stayed for three nights in the main house - Vanilla room - comfortable, spacious and airy with two verandahs. Three nights (two full days ) was just right - allowed us to spend a fantastic day on... More

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Address: Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Vanilla County Plantation Villa Kottayam, Kerala, India

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