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“Beatiful Resort but Over priced” 4 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
Kochi , India
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Beatiful Resort but Over priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have been staying in Spice Village and always enjoyed the ambience and the eco-friendly upkeep ... The staff is extremely cordial and friendly .....
Rooms are just basic but well maintained ... but you don't get the feeling that it is value for money ... the tariff is always around $200/day , but it is not worth for that much .....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This must have been one of the most wonderful stay that we have had in a long time, and we enjoyed the hospitality, service, food and amenities to the fullest. The Property tour, with little introduction to the various species of vegetation with the naturalist, paper making and visit to vermi-compost were educating as well as entertaining at the same time. Each member of team Spice Village lived up to our expectations. Kudos!

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  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Casino Group Hotels of Kerala needs no introduction for the hospitality in their establishments.
Spice Village at Thekkadi in Kerala is no exception. Our holiday here was wonderful. We,my wife and i,enjoyed every minute of our three nights stay here. The hospitality was overwhelming,right from the time we checked in till we left,when all the reception team gathered at the porch to bid farewell. The villas are very spacious and well appointed. There are more than 150 villas,all in the midst of forest-like growth of trees.The villas are not air-conditioned as whether here is not warm.The rooms are cleaned daily.The entire property is eco-friendly where they solar energy for lighting and make their own room consumables like writing pads and pen, by recycling waste paper.The one commendable feature which i did not experience in any of the even five star hotels i visited was the ionisation of the water in the swimming pool,which amounted to swimming in mineral water!That's great !
The Restaurant was very spacious. The food was very delicious and the spread for all the three meals were very wide.The service also is quite fast and most courteous.
They also arrange for trips to places of interest nearby and outside.
Our stay here was most enjoyable.

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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Spice Village is absolutely gorgeous! You are greeted with genuine pure hospitality. Rooms are wonderful! Food is delicious! Some of the best memories are the wildlife around the hotel. You can see guinea and tons of monkeys playing around and eating mangoes.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Orlando, Florida
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Elephant grass thatched bungalows, no air conditioning, but the ceiling fan felt great! Being nestled in the lush gardens, the temperatures drop nicely during the night. Sleeping with the windows (screened) open was lovely. The buffet was well maintained. The monkeys and the guineas keep you entertained. With spices and tea plentiful, you can't not love this place. The staff was outstanding and friendly. They all came out to have a Kodak moment (photo taken) and waved good bye to us when we departed. One night was definitely insufficient. I look forward to return visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 April 27, 2013

We stayed 3 days in March as part of a family vacation to celebrate to our parents anniversary. As must be obvious from the reviews this is a very eco-friendly resort - from the huts, to the resort, the pool, the activities - everything tries to connect you to nature. This IS the place to relax and decompress.
The service from the entire team was simply outstanding. They went above and beyond once we they knew about our parent's anniversary. They decorated the room beautifully. The entire staff signed on a greeting card - that made our parent's day.
The other aspects of service were excellent as well - helping secure the Boat ride and Nature walk in Periyar reserve; cooking classes; ensuring special diet for my toddler son, etc.
Would love to come back again sometime ...

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed for only one night at the end of March and would have liked to have stayed longer.
The gardens are really relaxing and interesting with the numerous spices growing everywhere and the guinea fowls wandering around.
The comfortable thatched cottage was full of character and we also appreciated the eco friendly features ot the hotel.
The location is excellent with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and we wished that we had had another couple of days to relax and enjoy all the facilities

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Family 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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