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“Very nice place in Kerala” 4 of 5 stars
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Carmelia Haven
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Vandanmedu | Idukki District, Thekkady 685551, India   |  
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“Very nice place in Kerala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Carmelia Haven is a vacation resort inside a plantation. Rooms are nice, spacious and comforting, staff very helpful and nice. Excellent breakfast buffet! I can recommend staying here and, if I am going to be in Thekkady again, will do chose this place again.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bharuch, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

we have been there for 2 days in december 2013 for our honeymoon, the stay over there was excelent. our check in was done smoothly. everything over there was handeled with proper care.

on our first days we stayed on deluxe cottage, which was very nice and seemed to be new. the room was neat, and clean. the ambiance was very nice. the room was spacious, so was the bathroom. everything over there was very nice. on 2nd day we shifted to tree house, which was also fun experience. i would suggest the people going there to have a experince of tree house out there. the surrounding of the tree house was really wonderfull. it just looked like you are in jungle. just a thing tree house was bit far from the main restaurant and reservation, so they have arranged for the buggie over there, for such people. even the buggie ride was nice. on 2nd day we asked for room heater, and they also provided it complimantory.

secondly the food was really nice. we have ordered jain food, and throughout the two days in all the lunch, breakfast and dinner, we have received really very nice food. especially the restaurant manager, mr. johnson was very attentive and cooperative. actually he was single handadly handling the whole of restaurant, and still was very accurate, in each of our order of food. really it was really nice to see someone handling all of the restaurant single handedly that too so accurately.

the trip of kailasham was really very nice. they have a very nice cardacom plantation out there. dont miss it.

now negative side is the resort is 22 km away from thekkady, so its the main negative point. and in case you need anything out there in the room, the room service was really very weak, it took a quite a time for laundary service to come to pick the clothes. apart from them our whole experience was nice. we would surely recommend this resort to everyone.

Room Tip: the deluxe cottage room was really very wonderfull it is newly constructed, and the tree house was a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed here during February 2013 and it was a awesome property with excellent service.

Enjoyed every minute of stay. would love to go back again there.

Only draw back is it is situated a little far from city, but that is no worry as long as you with your personal vehicle.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My family visited Thekkady during 12 to 14th Novemebr2013 and we stayed at Carmelia Heavan @ Vandanmedu, Dist. Idukki. We are greeted by Traditional Kerala style and were offered welcome drink. Upon clearing check-in formalities, we have short tour of the resrot and adjoining plantation with The Manager. Then we settled to out suite. It was quite good located. It had small private pool as well. Rooms were clean,well decorated. Food is delicious,variety menu in good ambience restaurant. The staff is quite polite, courteous. (Do not forget to take one massage session).Our stay was quite pleasant.

Room Tip: Tree Top room needs advance booking. Also have Cave Room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It was a nice stay at Carmelia. The cottages are arranged in way that, the guests will get maximum privacy at any corner of resort. The Climate was really nice (around 20*c) and it was slightly drizzling when we were out there.. Recommended for couples, family and friends.

Room Tip: Go for New Tree villa, Deluxe Cottage or Cave room.. They are best. Deluxe cottage is also really ni...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This resort is located in the middle of cardamom plantation. Vandenmedu has no other hangout spot or any other restaurant out side this resort is literally zero.

But the resort offers some good rooms with a wonderful experience with nature. The whole resort is so silent and the stay so peaceful. You wake up to the sound of birds in the morning. An amazing experience.

Resort : really good, clean, calm, beautiful.

Staff : courteous, helpful.

Rooms : stayed at jacuzzi villa, spacious rooms.

Cost : bit on the expensive side.

I strongly recommend this place.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

its one of the best resort of my trip but some problam in our room we r booked jaccuzy villa bus 2 jaccuzy was not working proper reason of last guest. so the g.m. of resort was help us for enjoying our trip they give us free dinner and body massage in his resort free against jaccuzy. but really weather and beauty is so nice . weather was cool not to much but nice . just say that plzzzz add hot water in jaccuzy. every thing is nice . i am really sorry to say but in kerele no food quality for veg, person i am also giving him 2.5 **** for food .but resort was clean and nice . i wish to go again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carmelia Haven

Address: Vandanmedu | Idukki District, Thekkady 685551, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carmelia Haven 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
55 acres of lush green spice-plantation with lots of activities for all age groups. You can have the feel of luxury tree houses or cave-room. Unmatchable ambiance and top-notch hospitality . ... more   less 
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Carmelia Haven Thekkady, Kerala
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