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Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Pathumury - Aanavilasam Road, Thekkady 685535, India
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Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House
Ranked #1 of 48 Thekkady B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am glad I insisted with the travel agent to include a 2 days stay at Aanavisalam , it was the best hotel we stayed during our two weeks trip to south India. It is such a relaxing and peaceful place that after the chaotic Tamil Nadu temples we should have stayed longer. The location is secluded and the plantation... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Aanavilasam for the Thekkady leg of our tour of Kerala based on the excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. In fact, our expectations were exceeded! This really is a haven of peace and tranquility. Our suite was beautiful - airy and comfortable, stylishly decorated and with lots of special touches such as the provision... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We too found Aanavilasam welcoming, restorative, and beautiful. Pirkko couldn't have been more gracious, and the entire staff collaborated to make us feel well cared for. Our room was spacious and luxurious; I particularly enjoyed our balcony set amongst the pepper vines climbing up the overhanging trees. The location is special. We had our own car and driver so could... More

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36 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We loved Aanavilsam from start to finish. The start was rather dramatic as it was a bundh ( worker's strike) day and we would not be able to travel there as planned due to road blockades. Pirkko miraculously got us a driver who collected us from Munnar at 0245am so that we were in Aanavilasam before the 6am start of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We spent two nights at Aanavilasam and only because we had an itinerary to follow did we leave. Pirkko, is without a doubt one of the most hospitable hosts there is. We had such a lovely time, her manner is so gentle and there isn't a question of request that goes unanswered. To use the term oasis, is the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Pirrko and Salim have created a charmingly beautiful place to stay. Few of the many highlights include - The intimate setting of only 6 rooms (cottages/pool villas/suites) to stay in amidst 7 acres of plantation - Spacious, elegant and tasteful rooms. You cannot miss the artistic touches in conceiving the room décor. - Luxurious Rooms and amazing bathrooms - Lovely... More

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at this wonderful Luxury Plantation house. It was our second visit and we were once again warmly welcomed by Pirkko and her efficient, friendly staff. Wonderful food, lovely rooms and a dancing display by girls from the village. We just love this place and look forward to returning again one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

From the time my Wife and I set foot in Aanavilasam after a long and tiring journey from Madurai until we left four days later we knew that we had found our perfect escape haven which provided us with such a welcome break from our intense five week itinerary in India. Situated only a few kilometres outside Thekkady, about 15... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

After some lengthy travelling, including some hair-raising car journeys, it was a pleasure to reach the Aanavilasam Plantation House. Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful Pirkko who accommodated the needs of four demanding guests! She has helped create a real oasis - luxurious, and yet simple, in its 'green' and natural feel. The rooms were extremely comfortable, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Upon arrival we had a warm greeting by the manager, Pirko, who provided an overview of the property and showed us to our room. We stayed two nights in a villa with a pool (although we did not use the pool). We were quite happy to see a large, clean, modern bathroom. The outside shower is beautiful and did not... More

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Also Known As:
Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House Thekkady, Kerala
Address: Pathumury - Aanavilasam Road, Thekkady 685535, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is a new (2009) plantation house on 7 acres of private estate. (Just 8 km from Thekkady (Periyar wildlife sanctuary) It is surrounded by a pristine Cardamom and Pepper plantation.Owned by Salim Pushpanath a photographer and publisher in Tourism.As a vacation retreat, this property gives the sensation of an exotic far away destination without the hassle of traffic. Luxuriously appointed yet casual and welcoming, this is a boutique accommodation suited for individuals, couples, or small families in search of a personalized country retreat.We offer a range of accommodation options to meet the needs of all our guests. Choose from Luxury suite rooms and Luxury Pool villas. The contemporary classic design includes Two suites and Two Pool Villas, both appointed with a luxurious bed and linens. Both suites are individually styled and have an elegant country-house feel where comfort is paramount. Natural fabrics, like Indian linens, cottons, wools and silks add to the feeling of understated luxury. A stylish fireplace and book shelves in the main living room and the dining area connect the two suites.The spacious suites offer 600 square feet of indoor space. French doors open onto an oversized private living room with views of the surrounding hillsides and cardamom plants. The suites feature a king sized bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area, work desk, dining table, and pantry with refrigerator. Both suites feature a veranda and spacious bathrooms with separate showers, double vanities, large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.The room rate includes candlelit dinner and breakfast. ... more   less 

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