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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

Murinjapuzha P.O. | Idukki District, Thekkady 685532, India
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you've found a real gem when you try everything you can to try and change the rest of your holiday itinerary to stay just one more day. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be for us - but it does speak volumes! Paradisa was perfect, and an absolute find - it lived up to our expectations and beyond. Yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Paridisa Plantation for 2 nights in the middle of our Kerala holiday as we had been recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. The drive through the mountains was beautiful and, once we arrived, the views from the plantation were even more stunning. Simon and his team were wonderful hosts, making it a sociable experience.... More 

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montreal, canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely location albeit a bit far! Beautiful site. Very comfortable beds. Well attended by staff. It was not busy at all when we there despite being high season, so I am not sure why. Food was excellent but given its location, one is certainly captive to eat all meals there. It would be more reasonable if it was not on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. We will continue to strive to give our guests pleasant recollections of their time with us. We thank you especially for taking the time and effort to put your comments on tripadvisor. Thank you very much, and look forward to welcoming you again at Paradisa. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were so well looked after here by everybody. The rooms are gorgeous and the views utterly spectacular. Simon, the owner, has created a very special piece of heaven, with lots of ancient stone pillars, antiques and local materials. He has so clearly thoroughly enjoyed bringing Paradisa into existance and it is infectious. He is an entertaining, informative and generous... More 

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your words of kindness and encouragement. It makes us happy to have played a small part in making your holiday memorable. Thank you also for your recommendation on Tripadvisor and, we hope, to your family and friends as well. We look forward to have you stay with us again More 

Bristol
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

This is certainly a 'get away from it all' place! We were met by Simon as got out of our car and he made us very welcome indeed. On the first afternoon there was a walk around the neighborhood and then the next day Simon took us to a tea plantation and factory to see tea being harvested and produced.... More 

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We count ourselves fortunate to be is this beautiful location and are happy to have shared it with you. Yes, there are a couple of mosquitoes, and though they are few, they can be persistent, so your advice on bug spray would be welcomed by readers. Thank you for staying with us and look forward... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is billed as a retreat and it certainly gives you great peace and quiet. The service by all was fantastic and simon was a very gracious host. I think there are a couple of suggestions I would make, one being a few more seats around the pool. There were only four but plenty of room for a few more.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

The comments in your post are made all the more valuable by your suggestions on how we can better our property. We are looking into netting the windows and doors in an unobtrusive but effective way. Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Best on our trip will return. Personal attention for everything. Perfect excursion and plenty of quiet areas in cabin or common area to read and relax. Pool is nice with amazing view. Must do the walks and tea tour organized by Simon and his team. In fact, Simon is what really made the experience as he cares so much about... More 

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments and for your encouraging feedback. It was a pleasure to have you with us. It is only right that we do our best to ensure you enjoy your holiday and glad that you had a good stay. Over the years we have become known for our food and are pleased that you were not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was hospitality at it's best. Paradisa is located high in the hills near Thekkady and of course it's remote, that's part of the charm - the sheer solitude and beauty of the place was complimented by the wonderful generosity of the owner, Simon, and his staff. For a family of 4 Cardammon Cottage was perfect, the food was as... More 

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and your kind words. Your comments are heartwarming and we are happy to have been able to contribute to making your family holiday a memorable one. It was a pleasure to have you with us and look forward to your next visit. More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We booked following a recommendation and enjoyed the trip to this out of the way place in the mountains. We were met on arrival by our host Simon, a generous and erudite host who enjoys the art of conversation. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes great personal interest and pride in his retreat. The cabins are delightful, though not air-conditioned... More 

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your trouble in posting your comments here. Also glad to know that you felt the “Retreat” concept and liked it as well. Your review will certainly be of value to prospective guests at Paradisa. Thank you and hope you come again. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

As name tells, this is a real paradise in jungle. Bit difficult to reach here as the road too long from munnar..an authentic kerala structure in forest. best time to spend at night time. A real peaceful place..Staff and owner was real friendly..one of the best place ww stayed in our kerala trip..we will come back for sure.

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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, though so short. We look forward to your next visit and will do our best to ensure you have a great stay. Thank you. More 

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