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Hornbill Camp

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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durham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars

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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Newbury Park, California
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30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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wincanton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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chennai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Pros: 1. Great location on the banks of Periyar river with great view from tent. 2. Good huts which melt with the jungle. 3. Guides to assist in canoeing and bird watching. 4. Has a common place to have food and equipped with essential sporting stuff like cycles, carom boards..... 5. Staff are friendly. Cons: 1. Food is a bit... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is fantastic for bird viewing. There are canoes that take you to a pleasant little swimming spot. There are bicycles but they don't have gears and are therefore a bit tough to ride. What is really missing are cold drinks. All you get is warm water, a completely missed business opportunity ...

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Address: Thattekad PO, Thattakad 686681, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thattakad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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