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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Olives Homestay

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Olives Homestay
Ranked #2 of 82 Kalpetta B&B and Inns
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Kochi
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best for family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was on my honeymoon trip. Stayed in a resort for 2 nights and wanted to get in to town for 2 more days. I chose Olive from Trip Advisor. Mr& Mrs Biju is a excellent persons. Was amused by the support their lovely daughter gives to them. Food, the environment, the closeness to city is excellent. If you want any help in you trip Mr Biju has the resource for it.

I am really Mr Biju for writing this review so late after 6 months since the visit.

Room Tip: Couples choose the room with Balcony. It has excellent view in the morn. Nice place to sit and have...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brecon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in September with a friend. We were given a very warm welcome, the food was exemplary and there was certainly a lot of it, and the rooms were beautifully kept. There is an amazing view from the house and the couple who run it are very helpful in planning your stay, theye organised us a car and driver to take us around the sights of Wayanad. Of all the places we stayed in India during our trip, this was one of the best. Thanks so much for a lovely experience.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I had the opportunity to stay at Olives this November. After a few weeks of not being able to get a confirmed booking, finally this became possible.
This trip was arranged through Hammock Holidays and they provided complete details of the places to see in Wayanad and the route map and I should say they were pretty accurate.
We left Bangalore at 5.15AM and reached there by about 12. Since we had time, we thought of seeing Edakkal Caves and Soojipara Falls before checking in. Both these places were good. Details of the same will be put in the respective reviews.
We had dinner on both the days at Olives which was awesome. The reviews my wife read about the food at this place were true.
If you stay here, eat here is all I can say.
Mr. Biju and Ms. Raji were very hospitable and accomodating during our stay there.
Staying here completely changed my views of a homestay!!!! Wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Room with the balcony has a wonderful view of the Sunrise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was staying with my entire family(of 5 persons) with a suite and double bed.The rooms were very clean and neat.Our stay was wonderful for 3 days.As we are vegetarian Mr.Biju thomas and Mrs.Raji thomas had taken excellant care for our food and all are very delicious(kerala cuisine).
Over all unforgettable stay at Waynad and every member of our family always talking about.
All my blessings to them
VS GANESAN

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Lonavala, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

1) It takes @ 4 - 5 Hours to reach this Homestay from Bekal. We stayed here from 06/11/2012 to 07/11/2012.

2) Welcome / Check-In: It was a warm welcome that was given to us by Mr. Biju, who is the owner of this property & is a General Manager by profession in a Hotel nearby. We were offered Kokam Sherbat..

3) Room: we had booked the top floor room, which had a beautiful extension as an additional floor suited for couples for sit-out & view beautiful 'Chembra Peak'. Room had great amenities & linen used was also very good. Since the owner was also associated to Hospitality Industry, he very well knew what travelers wanted / expected.

4) Service: The service was very good & we did not have any complains towards the same..

5) Activities: Open Badminton Court, Cycling, Bamboo Hut for relaxing & Chess.

6) Some Downsides:
a) There is a stair that leads to the extension in the room, that if can be covered by a plywood or anything else from behind the stairs can cover the gap.. This can nullify the safety concern especially for kids & also for adults to some extend. FYI: I have also attached a pic of my son on stairs, one can notice huge gaps & one can easily pass through..
b) Direction boards are not there, so locating this place is only through telecon with owner.

7) Value: It was indeed a value for money ..

8) Overall: Very good stay, would certainly recommend to all..

9) Booking Process: Quite smooth..

10) Few Nearby Attractions: Chembra Peak, Off-Road Jeep ride, Kuruwa Dweep & Tea Plantations...

Room Tip: Ask for Olive Suite !!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Ultimate, Excellent, worth living and worth your money. Very well furnished, You name it and they have provided it...electric kettle with instant tea coffee sachets, sugar milk powder. Mr. Biju Thomas and family make you feel at home. Excellent service and excellent food. Easily accessible as situated just 1.5 kms from the city. Minute necessities fulfilled. Hats off to Mr. Biju Thomas. Its infact HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Room Tip: The room on the second floor which has a study is awesome!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Excellent place to relax and very nice view of the balcony of the suite. If the trip is for a relaxed stay at Wayanad and not really to cover all the sight seeing places in a hurried manner, this is an excellent place to stay.

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Property: Olives Homestay
Address: Carolina gardens, Kalpetta 673121, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpetta
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Number of rooms: 3
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