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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I stayed at Dukes in May with family and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Nestled away in a rubber estate, Dukes was a perfect weekend getaway to take a break from stressful city life. The villas are huge and the villa in which we stayed overlooked the Kallar river. We were also lucky to catch the monsoon showers. Sitting... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor :) We are thrilled to know you were able to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century and appreciate nature at it's purest form with all of us at Duke's. Being situated in a rubber plantation, we take pride in the fact that... More 

Alappuzha, India
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Visited this property with colleagues during a one day trip to Ponmudi from my company. The hotel location is on the way to Ponmudi hill station and on the banks of Kallar river which makes it an ideal place for stay away from the sounds of city. We enjoyed the day playing cricket, spent time at the outdoor pool and... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! So happy to hear you chose us as your holiday destination :) Yes, just like you said we are located on the way to the famous tourist destination, Ponmudi Hills, and we are situated in about 100 acres of rubber plantation, perched by the edge of the reserve forest, overlooking the river. We aim... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We were 3 kids + 2 adults+1 dog and we took 2 pool villas while actually the person who we talked to told us that one room would be enough. He was right - the room and the bed was very very spacious. there is a huge balcony overlooking the river and forest beyond that. There is a small "pool"... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review, 28 Apr 2016 Greetings From Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking your time to give us a kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed Zeta's visit to Dukes. Yes, just like you mentioned we make it... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Simply idyllic. We were in Room 105 (well, that’s what was on our key fob) or it might have been Mango Villa. Whatever, it was the villa closest to reception, the restaurant and the pool, which it overlooked along with the river and the forest on the opposite bank. We spent hours sitting on our terrace or wandering around the... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for your kind words about us, and taking the time to review us on Trip advisor, as each and every review certainly goes a long way. Duke's is definitely a nature lovers paradise, and we wish all our guests to explore the hidden secrets of nature in all it's glory, while staying with... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to duke resort as one day trip with family. It is not big a resort but ideal for a family one day outing. It is on way to ponmudi and it has a small river flowing near to it. Kids enjoyed in the swimming pool and also in the river. Food was good but takes time also check... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor, and we are happy that you chose us as your holiday destination. Duke's is located in a rubber plantation, edging the reserve forest and overlooking the river, allowing our guests to experience nature in all it's glory while staying with us. Which is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I stayed over at this place on 26 Jan with my spouse and our friends. Location is picturesque ! Amidst Nature ! Breakfast was fantastic. Cons ? Yes ! 1. Rooms were basic, no water ! The photographs of the founders were hanging in the halls ! When requested for coffee, after the initial fuss saying the "Owner clearly prohibited... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Yes, like you said, Duke's is located by the edge of a reserve forest, overlooking the river, giving our guests, to explore and experience nature in all it's glory, away from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. When you mentioned that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely drive up to the place.. Its in the middle of a good forest. Great mountain views. Good basic rooms with a clean bathroom. But we had few disappointments. Our bathroom did not have lights and we were given emergency lights to adjust to it, No basic necessities like water bottle in our rooms, all very old bed sheets just... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor and choosing us as your holiday destination. As you said, we are situated in a rubber plantation, overlooking a river and the reserve forest. Being located away from the city, would mean that our guests are able to enjoy a peaceful holiday... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

A small jewel of a place. Set in quiet green woodland with delightful river views. The staff are consistently helpful and friendly. The food is excellent and very well priced. The breakfast offers a feast of delicious tropical fruits and a variety of savoury dishes. Punctuality of meals is not top of the agenda but quality of food is.

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to give us a very kind review on Trip Advisor, each and every review certainly does go a long way ! Duke's Forest Lodge being located by the reserve forest, edging the river side, we aim to give all our guests, a peaceful and healthy holiday, away from... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This beautiful resort located in the midst of thick jungle is a visual treat. Away from the hustle and bustle but still not far from the civilization is a perfect getaway for people who enjoy solitude. Rooms are clean, food tasty and hygienic and staff are polite, courteous and efficient. A well maintained swimming pool ia an added attraction. A... More 

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mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Dukes Forest Lodge ! Thank you for the wonderful review you have given us on trip advisor. Dukes Forest Lodge is certainly a nature lovers paradise ! We are happy that you could experience nature in all its glory as we wish all our guests to. Looking forward to your next stay with us. Thank you once again... More 

Gurgaon
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The rooms are excellent (all are private cottages). The brains behind the whole set up needs to be appreciated. Let me give a detailed review here... 1. The reception - A neatly attired place very much welcoming whoever comes this way... excitingly overlooking the stream flowing nearby. 2. The restaurant - Great view from here as well, you can see... More 

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mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to give us a detailed review on Trip Advisor ! Certainly, we try to make Duke's Forest Lodge, a perfect get away for all nature lovers. We are extremely sorry to hear the food was not to your expectation, we do not make our normal staff do the... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Duke`s Forest Lodge

Address: Anapara, Vithura | Nedumangadu, Ponmudi, India
Location: India > Kerala > Ponmudi
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Duke`s Forest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Duke`s Forest Lodge Ponmudi, Kerala, India
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