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Melvins Homestay
Mele Arappatta, | Meppadi, Kalpetta 673577, India   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“unforgettable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

i stayed at melvins home stay with my family on new year . I should say that it was a unforgettable moments for us. we enjoyed our stay and the new year eve very much at his home stay. The hospitality at melvins home stay is outstanding. I can tell any one that it is a best place for any one to enjoy their holiday.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Nestled among tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, Melvins Homestay is a real paradise. Perfect place to unwind....far away from hustle bustle of a city. We enjoyed our new year party at a campfire in the farm. Relished authentic Kerala food...veg and all varieties of non-veg. Melvin managed a local brew for me, which was indeed heady.
Melvins family is very poite and soft spoken. They were always available when we needed something.
Good place for kids and family. My son (7 yrs) kept busy with the rabbits...feeding them fresh leaves.
We went for walks among several farms nearby. There are fresh, clean streams between the cardamom farms. I visited some tribal families. Unique experience.
I would love to visit Melvins homestay again, for a longer trip.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Lovely and caring”
My family enjoyed a 2 nights/3 day tour to Wayanad. We stayed at Melvins homestay. We just called Mr.Melvin and informed our schedule over the phone, it was very had to get the reservation at Melvins homestay. Mr.Melvin and his family made us very comfortable. The house is fantastic in all respects. Beautiful scenic view even from the washrooms!!.Clean kept rooms and washrooms and it even has a kitchen, who opt to cook .. Mr.Melvin was very helpful in providing maps and local information. The breakfast and Dinner was just yummy and sumptuous. This place is really a home away from home. The balcony view was wonderful view with full greenery ( tea leaves). A perfect choice and looking forward to visit again. Highly recommended for a family with kids. We fondly remember the hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

In simple words, 3 days of stay at Melvins was awesome. The gesture shown by the hosts was very generous and polite. I can't forget the taste of the Mango wine and the bonefire, reminds me of "into the wild".

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

You have everything and anything you can expect from a HomeStay. You don't feel like your staying elsewhere, but Melvin's treat you as one of their own family member. Amist all the nature, it's a perfect place to hangover with your friends or family and breath in some real fresh air. The Melvin's have all the provisions to visit many places around. You'll surely go back to Melvin's or atleast refer others, once you have been here. Thanks to the Melvin's for making our trip a VERY memorable one.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed at Melvin's home stay for 3 days and 2 nights and it was amazing. The companionship he provides, and all the help he does is too good to be true. I had read all the reviews before going there, but I have to admit that the experience was way above my expectations (which in itself was high).

He was of great help, and never said no to any of our demands. We had our son who is 2.5 year old and Melvin and his family took care of each of my wife's requests for our son's needs.

I can recommend Melvin's homestay for anyone, it would be a great experience, try to stay here when you visit Wayanad. Especially since Melvin is well aware of all the locations, which are not so famous, yet wonderful.

Last but not the least, the FOOD here is superb. It was so tasty, that I have no words to express. Typical mouth watering Kerala food. His mommy's cooking needs to have a special mention here :)

Best Regards,
Anand

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Our Waynad trip could have never been this much memorable, unless we have stayed in Melvin's home stay. This is the home stay where you will really feel at home. The home is located in midst of the tea hills. We could feel the first morning gaze of the greenery through our bed room window. We have enjoyed the mist filled mornings having Aunt’s black coffee. We felt to simply spent time in the home by staying lazy enjoying this scenic beauty.
But it’s a trip and we have to explore more, Melvin guided us through the hearts of Waynad. He had helped us out in enjoying the waterfalls, sunrise valleys, cool walk through tea plantations, camp fire and the count will keep on going. We felt the best care and companionship at every moment. The most important thing food. If I say that the food was awesome, I cannot be loyal to my taste buds. I have to say that food was SUPERBLY AWESOME. You need all the superlative adjectives to speak about the food.
Melvin was not only a good guide, but he has become a very good friend of ours. I feel like, he is not having the word NO in his dictionary. He made all the things that we have suggested for. His patience and friendliness definitely need a special mention. It is a vital factor which made our trip tension free and enjoyable .I am not going to reveal all the facts, since it may reduce your surprise factor. On a whole if you want to go out to spend some days away from your busy life and if you have chosen Waynad. Your choice should be Melvin’s home stay where you can feel @ home in all aspects.
Regards,
~Shine

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Mele Arappatta, | Meppadi, Kalpetta 673577, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Kalpetta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Melvins Homestay we have created an atmosphere that is caring and warm. Our priority is your comfort and convenience. We provide you an ever memorable experience. Far away from the 'maddening crowd’ you discover here a nostalgic loneliness of the long lost wild. The environment here will surely inspire that hidden poet in you. For all nature lovers, the experiences they will come across here will be forever unforgettable. Situated on a tranquil mount of tea estate just 800 meters away from Calicut-Ooty National Highway is a perfect location for visitors of all kind. The Melvins Homestay is a perfect home away from home, hosted by family members. You will be treated as our own family unless you prefer to be a guest. ... more   less 
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