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“a botanical garden than a resort!” 5 of 5 stars
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Spice Village
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Kumily Road, Thekkady 685536, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
Bangalore
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85 hotel reviews
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“a botanical garden than a resort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We ( myself and my wife) stayed at thos place for a night on 18th August, 2012. It took around 3 hours to reach this place from Munnar and it is actually quite a distance from Cochin, it took almost four and a half hours to reach Cochin Airport from this place on 19th. As the name says, it is built like an Indian village with thatched roofs with big verandas.. The lunch menu was very limited and there were no wide choices. The dinner and breakfast were served in the buffet style with several options and choices. The rooms were quite big with a huge veranda to sit and have a cup of tea.

The best part of this resort is that they have some 100 varieties of different trees and spice plants within their campus and we spent a couple of hours exploring this flora and fauna... We could spot trees which are very rare to find in this part of India like Ebony, cedar etc., We also spotted one reasonably large sandal wood tree ( located on the right side when you go to the spa). Early in the morning, we could spot some Woodpeckers and other birds!

We took a body massage from their Ayurvedic spa and it was quite nice and relaxing!

Overall, great experience.

Room Tip: may be the rooms near the organic garden?
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Lovely hotel in a real eco place! My room was great and I had a wonderful time looking at all the different spices in the garden. All was perfectly clean and the place is well located for shopping around (not in the hotel as the boutique is much too expensive as per Indian standard). I had the BEST ayurvdic massage of my all trip! A lovely lady who massage me for more than one hour and did not talk during the session - which was much appreciated :). I will come back that's for sure in my next trip to India in this hotel and to their massage place!

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the swimming pool.... only one pool therefore a very noisy area
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

A wonderful eco friendly place with helpful staff wished we could stay longer but is on our list of places to go back to.The breakfast was delicious and staff more then helpful .Thank you for a lovely yet short stay .We will be back.

Room Tip: A room on the south side provide a quite time for all
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Everything at this resort showed a fine attention to detail, from the eco friendly fittings to the delicious breakfast. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and we all wished we had stayed more than one night. An oasis.....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Spice Village Thekaddy is a lovely place ..quite big n met Mr Johny Manager..what here i like is that the Manager makes a point to meet all guests n help them settle downn.

They had a special vacation project for kids which helps the child to know all plants name in 3 lanquages n my kids completed 95% of it n they gave a special gift n certificate which encourages the child to do their best...hand made paper activity was fun for kids....spice plantations Tour,n daily traditional dances r being performed by artistes was lovely.
Service as usual excellent ....ECO FRIENDLY

Room Tip: " Deluxe rooms has a living room n bedroom has an AN OLD HIGH VINTAGE BED ".
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We absolutely loved this place. Stayed here for only 2 days but were 100% rejuvenated when we left. We wish we never had to leave. Kudos to the staff for creating a little piece of heaven. Thoroughly enjoyed being in mother nature's lap.
Hope to be back soon and recommended for everyone

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was an amazing experience @ Spice Village resort, thekkadi - the team is very friendly, place is amazing (the best ive been to ever), food is perfect, got a good discount - so in all worth the money and best in thekkady - we did this in aug'11

Room Tip: Any room is good
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  • Stayed August 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Spice Village

Address: Kumily Road, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#1 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Family Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spice Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spice Village is an eco resort in the hills(thekkady) near the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. A cluster of tribal style huts set in a beautiful spice garden is a great escape for most tourists from the heat of the plains, and also a great place for some adventure activities. We have a comfortable pool, an ayurvedic spa, we organise treks into the forest, bamboo rafting and many more. A walk through the property itself is a great way to explore many aspects of nature and the green initiatives undertaken at this eco resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Spice Village Hotel Thekkady
Spice Village Thekkady, Kerala

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