The location is perfect, right next door to the Periya Tiger Reserve, the local wildlife don't recognise the boundary, so you can see a lot from your room, or the garden. A malabar giant squirrel came to feed in the tree outside our room every morning and we had regular sitings of hornbills.
During our 2 week stay, we made friends with the staff, who took delight in introducing us to the food and culture of both Kerula and Tamil Nadu. The buffet meals are superb and the waiters encouraged us to try new things and experiment with both flavours and combinations. As a vegetarian, it was nice not to feel like a member of an oppressed minority (smile) as there were many veggie choices and only 2 for the meat eaters, food heaven for me!
The travel desk arranged many interesting visits for us, which were tailored to our needs (I can't walk far due to an accident some years ago). The trips were efficiently arranged and very reasonably priced.
The rooms have fans, but no AC but this hotel is in a hill station, and we found that the lack of AC really helped us to acclimatise to the Indian temperatures.
The service was truly amazing, and I can honestly say that the staff have become our friends.
We will most definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woods n Spice is the latest addition to the Sterling Holidays resort network. An Associate Resort in the Sterling Holidays chain, Woods n Spice is located near the perimeter of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is designed to blend into the natural beauty of Thekkady's famed evergreen forests and rolling grasslands and allows guests to truly experience living in the wilderness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thekkady - Woods n Spice, A Sterling Holidays Resort Kerala