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“Beautiful place with beautiful people”
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Dean Dale Cottages
Ranked #8 of 119 Thekkady B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mainz, Germany
2 reviews
“Beautiful place with beautiful people”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Dean Dale Cottages was the perfect choice for our short stay in Kumily and Thekkady. Located reasonably close to all the places of interest, this place was very comfortable and clean. Cheryl and Dean were extremely friendly , helpful and always smiling. They gave personal recommendations to us regarding places to visit, restaurants, tickets and Dean even dropped us and picked us up whenever he had the time. My family and I had a wonderful time here thanks to the generous hospitality of Dean Dale Cottage! I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Kumily and Thekkady. If you are looking for value for money and a warm and friendly environment, Dean Dale cottage is the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Kelowna, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed January 11, 2014

You will not be disappointed with this home stay.
Cheryl and Brasheer provided us with such loving care and service.
Make sure that you take in one of the authentic South Indian cooking courses that Cheryl gives in her kitchen.
You will feel very much at home here.

  • Stayed January 2014
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DEAN DALE C, Owner at Dean Dale Cottages, responded to this review, April 5, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing dean dale cottages. We appreciate taking your valuable time to share your review of our resort.

We are really glad to know that you had a pleasant stay at our resort.

Your review encourages to serve a better service and its a real motivation to us to deliver the best from us.

We are looking forward for your next visit at dean dale cottages ..

Sincerely,
dean dale cottages
cheryl
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with Cheryl and her family for 4 days. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable!
Cheryl and her husband helped us with transportation, activities, meals, airplane tickets and everything in between.
Super beautiful family that was a pleasure to get to know!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

At the same price very good hotel can be booked with good stay. Room was ok , though the owner helped us for planning our travel but they broke their promise by not providing our breakfast which was included in our stay. Even they did not provide hot water on 1st day. It was not like a home stay.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We couldnt find a place in thekkady intially due to extreame peak rush season and got into Dean dale cottage which incidentally had a cottage free. The caretakers were very very friendly specially Sheryl and her son Dean. They were like family members and helped us really get along with the place. Was like a home for us as we were treated like one of them. Great experience.
Charles Ponraj

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Don't listen to all fake guides and rickshamen, the place is not far from bus station, elephant junction and spice garden - it's just 5-10 min away by ricksha. They have different types of rooms, which means that it will fit any budget. Rooms are clean and nice, some with a very nice view and a balcony. I felt here like at home, very cozy. And they let us to the kitchen to try to cook chapaties.

Next time I'll chose again Dean Dale Cottages!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

we stayed here and felt very much at home. we were able to use the kitchen and dining facilities and had a very clean cozy room looking out to beautiful trees and even more amazing birds. first mile is away from the center of town in the most scenic area where you can just wander off into some really amazing jungle beauty. the people are very friendly and we couldnt be happier. a must stay in kumily!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Dean Dale Cottages
Address: Thekkady 685509, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the last year, we have had the pleasure of serving over hundreds of guests at some of our best holiday accommodations in Thekkady. Each of our accommodations has doubled up as a holiday location, offering you the choice of participating in a wide array of local activities that help you relax, rejuvenate and recharge. By being sensitive and selective, we have ensured each of our holiday accommodations offer you more privacy, connects your mind with the soul, is reasonably priced and overall, gives you an experience which is qualitative and purposeful.While we continue working with property owners to build a unlimited number of quality holiday locations and importantly provide enhanced levels of guest services, we welcome you to choose from some of the beautiful holiday locations, handpicked for you. ... more   less 
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