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“Very hospitable and kind staff”
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Carmelia Haven
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“Very hospitable and kind staff”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Myself an NRI with my Spanish family and friends stayed at Carmelia Haven for three nights in November 2013, and we really enjoyed our stay there, although we were utterly unhappy with the dirty pillows, but all the staff there, especially the one in the restaurant were very kind and cooperative, which really made us feel at home.

My sincere thanks to all the staff there, especially Mr. Joseph Johnson, who really took very good care of all my family and friends during our stay there.

For sure if ever we get to travel there, we would certainly like to stay there again.

Room Tip: The rooms are all more or less very good, especially the ones close to the Ayurvedic massage centre...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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jijukerala, General Manager at Carmelia Haven, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Greetings From Carmelia Haven Resort!!!!

Dear Guest,

At the outset let me thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you liked our location and our service quality! how ever some services were not up to your expectation.We sincerely apologize and had taken necessary measures to curb such problems.We hope to welcome you soon again.Once again thanking you for choosing Carmelia for your stay at Thekkady.


Warm Regards from the Carmelia Family
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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

It was a nice stay for me at Carmelia..., when I was planning my trip to Kerala thekkady was not on my list.. , but one of my friend told to include it with specifically Carmelia Haven as resort....
When I reached there... It was simply awesome...
Write from the reception to check out... Everything was excellent...
I had a surprise candle light dinner also... The set up was a romantic one ..A special mention has to be made of F&B manager (I forgot his name ... May be Johnson). Took special care to serve all the great food.
The food quality, rooms , service and at last the ambience were superb ...
Only regret I had is that I was staying for just one day...
I strongly recommend to min for 2 nights....

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had wonderful time at Carmelia Haven....

In short....Excellent Property, Helpful Staff , Nice Rooms, Very Good Message, beautiful ambience at restaurent & massage center....

Other plus point is to visit owner's private property "Kailasham" spreaded in 1500 acre land,

We also had chance to see nice cultural programme .........

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Appubhai
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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
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Bharuch, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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Noida, India
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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
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Thane, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed December 7, 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
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Property: Carmelia Haven
Address: Vandanmedu | Idukki District, Thekkady 685551, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > 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 #5 of 93 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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