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Carmelia Haven
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

Stay was good though cannot specify it as an exceptional one as the treehouse stay was a bit disappointing. The resort as such and the deluxe cottage were awesome. Breakfast was also very good. Treehouse had more of an artificial look than a natural feel as the support for treehouse seemed to be from artificially constructed structures rather from trees. Also facilitites inside treehouse were disappointing - hot water pipeline had issues, TV was not functioning properly. But on the whole Carmelia Haven experience was better than expected except for the treehouse. My parents were very impressed with the environment. If anyone want to try authentic Kerala dinner/dishes somewhere outside of Carmelia Haven, the nearest place would be Kattapana town which is a 15 min drive from Carmelia Haven.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

Carmelia Haven Resort is situated 25 km east of Thekkady. It is a luxuruios resort to visit. Facilities offered at Carmelia Haven Resort include swimming pool, ayurvedic massage, fitness center, cultural performances, sightseeing, doctor on call, etc.
Nature has showered all her charms upon it. If beauty, serenity, privacy and luxury are your idea of a well-deserved holiday, Carmelia Haven is just the place for you.
They have these round-shaped cottages which are very cozy and comfortable. The rooms were spotless clean with immaculate service staff. One of the most cordial and helpful staff of all the places I visited in Kerala. In the evening they had arranged the traditional kerala dance program. We enjoyed the show to the fullest with artists showing of their skills in full spectrum. The dinner was buffet style, however, a la carte was also in order, which is a good option as don't always eat everything from the buffet The resort is among the few in Kerala to offer variety of rooms ranging from Caves, Honeymoon Cottages and Nature Suits. It's a very nice place to stay with huge plantations and a small tea garden of their own. Very cordial and responsive staff. Always willing to take care of their needs. Food needs some improvement.Otherwise resort is best for those looking for privacy n serenity.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

It is perfect for me as a perfect honeymoon spot. Hotel has different variety of rooms with different themes like tree house, cave house etc. I simply loved it. Hotel in itself is a master piece

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

We stayed for two nights though it was expensive during the peak season as claimed but December month was kinda offseason. Well developed landscape with garden and swimming pool. Good place for trekking within the property and also there is a separate backpacking experience offered by the hotel management located outside their hotel. Rooms are not that much good when compared to other features provide. We got muddy water when the washroom tap was turned on. Good place to spend for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

This is one of the best plantation Resorts in Thekkady, wooden cottages are very well designed and view from each cottage is excellent. Resort is surrounded by plantation of spices. Tree house and cave are just mind bogling. Services and nature trail is just unbeatable. Arrangment of activities and games on every evening in basket ball ground.
Food and services are good.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

We have spend our special days in most beautiful way. we got all the facilities according to our need. we have some different experience in this resort . we felt as we were in the nature. service is also good . the most memorable in the resort is a person who plays a traditional music to welcome guest.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

Very nice place. Food very good. Specially kerala food. We stayed in Honeymoon cottage. It is in outskirts of thekkady.. Between tea plants.. Very different experience..

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Vandanmedu | Idukki District, Thekkady 685551, India
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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 #6 of 95 Specialty Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range: $50 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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