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Vanilla County Plantation Villa

Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
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Vanilla County Plantation Villa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Guests could not be made more welcome by Baby Mathew and his wife and staff. There is every sense that they enjoy looking after you and showing you where they live (both the plantation and the surrounding area), and no sense that it is something they do as a business. The food and accommodation were both excellent but it is... More

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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The broad grin and outstretched hand of Baby Matthew on your arrival sums up the character of this homestay. A beautiful house built 65 yrs ago by Baby Matthew's father set in a large plantation. The food was the best we had on our trip, and with three meals a day we needed the hikes that were arranged for us.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Absolutely lovely and peaceful place. Fantastic hosts, great Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. impossible not to Fall in love with the tranquil surroundings and setting. Extremely friendly staff and also great for children.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What a treat, to stay in Baby Matthew's beatiful and grand home! He and his wife were lovely hosts, as was his employee Maju (excuse the spelling). The room was incredible, the whole house is stunning to look at. The food we had here was exceptional, beautiful homecooked food. The hosts are attentive and are happy to do whatever they... More

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Also Known As:
Vanilla County Plantation Villa Kottayam, Kerala, India
Address: Mavady Estate | Kottayam, Kottayam 686580, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kottayam
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Ranked #1 of 31 Specialty lodging in Kottayam
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