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Hornbill Camp

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Thattekad PO, Thattakad 686681, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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wales
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115 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the only people staying, our stay was idyllic. Our escorted walk. Through the surrounding esta the was a highlight with our guide pointing out everything from the pineapple plantations to the nutmeg trees and, the highlight for the children, the bubble tree. The accommodation was not nearly as primitive as it might sound. This is glamping. It is a... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked 2 nights under canvas and guided bird watching. The setting is magnificent. The camp staff very helpful, friendly and hospitable. Delicious curries! There were few other visitors (19th - 21st march 2015). The bird guide was first class and he showed us many endemic birds to this part of the Western Ghats during 2 early morning excursions. The... More 

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durham
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in a river-front cabin. Rooms are well appointed with balconies, en suite facilities and blend well into the attractive natural setting. The camp offers great possibilities for cycling, kayaking, walking and is as good as gets for bird watching. Buffet -style, freshly cooked meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open, river- front setting.... More 

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Dear gilliandurham, Thanks for your feedback. Look forward to your stay again. More 

Newbury Park, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed for one night at this camp during a 12-day bike tour in Kerala. In this lodge it is hard to believe that there are billions of people in India. It is isolated and quiet except for the religious music in a nearby village. This is the highlight of this place along with guided evening bird watching on the... More 

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Dear mkobrin, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Thanks for appreciating our ambience, staff & services. Look forward to your stay with us again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We have just spent two nights at The Hornbill Camp and was totally amazed by this fantastic location. It felt like paradise. The tents are clean and roomy and the food is absolutely superb. Stunning scenery and the setting is perfect. Had a good morning birding with a guide. Fantastic friendly staff - would love to return

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Dear DiandSteve, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Thanks for appreciating our ambience, staff & services. Look forward to your stay with us again. More 

wincanton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed here during a 4 day cycling tour. It catered for all our needs. The bungalows were charming and clean and there was plenty of hot water. We had light, a fan and sockets for charging. The views from the Veranda were idyllic across the river and we had no trouble bird spotting although we are not experts. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Checked in on 30th January, 2015. Firstly had lunch and then checked in. Very friendly and great service. No delays, great food. Cycling experience was brilliant, lots of outdoor games available. Main attraction is the Kayaking, great experience, enjoyed it. If not done prior, great place to start it. There is a guide too to take us along. Lots of... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Situated in a beautiful spot on the Periyar river the camp has tented cabins with fan and good showers. Birding is the main pursuit both on an early tour or just local to the camp. Kayaking is good but only available at certain times with a (free) guide. No swimming at the campsite but we found an easy entrance just... More 

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Beziers, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed at the Camp for three nights whilst birdwatching in the area, the tented accommodation was clean but basic and adequate. The camp is set beside the river with good views and nice aspects. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and the food was very good! Whether you are exploring the area or just want an oasis of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There are lots of reasons to stay at Hornbill Camp – atmospheric location on the banks of the Periyar River, easy driving distance to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, lots of potential walks in the local area, guided kayaking on the river, bikes available for the adventurous cyclist, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable accommodation in which to relax and spot the many... More 

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