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“Our highlight for Kerala trip”
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Kaivalyam Retreat
Ranked #2 of 182 Munnar B&B and Inns
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Munich, Germany
1 review
“Our highlight for Kerala trip”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

After traveling through Alleppy, Kovalam & Cochin and being a bit underwhelmed by God's Own country, we were contemplating if we should make the long and ardous car journey (4 hours) to Munnar from Cochin. We decided that we should take a shot and booked a room with Harish at Kaivalyam Resort.
This probably was one of the best decisions we made during the trip.

The rooms at this place are immaculate. One of the friendliest staff I have ever seen at any resort (zero arrogance which seems to be ubiquitous now a days) and just beautiful beautiful scenary of Munnar. We even are planning to go back again and visit as we really enjoyed our stay there.

Munnar is nice, but if we had gone to one of the commercial resorts in town, we would have probably left Kerala being completely disappointed. Staying at this resort and being pampered with the excellent food, service and planning for our various trips around the area were just above and beyond our expectations.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone who plans to visit Munnnar / thekkady area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I recently stayed at Kaivalyam Retreat for 2 nights and I was super impressed by everything from the location, facilities, food. Upon arrival we were greeted with a hot spice drink and refreshing towel which we greatly appreciated. The hosts Harish and Anju are very warm and friendly and go out of their way to ensure that the guests are comfortable. We are pure veggies and that was the main reason to choose this resort. The rooms are spacious, elegant and luxurious. I found it based on the awesome reviews on TripAdvisor, and my experience was consistent with what was stated. The resort really is a hidden gem situated in an ideal location which is slightly away from the bustle of Munnar town amidst cardamom and spice plantations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

What can we say?! The room was fab. Staff really helpful and friendly. Loved the walks especially to the tea garden. The food was great. The place has such a relaxing feel about it and the view is amazing. Bit of a trek to get to, but totally worth it! Highly recommend this place to stay :-)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed here in the week of Christmas. The retreat is 7 kms away from Munnar town. From Munnar town, you need to take a cab to a place called Pallivasal and from there you will be picked up by a jeep and taken to the resort. The resort is in the middle of pepper and cardomom plantations.

This retreat offers spacious rooms with comfortable beds.The bathrooms are very clean with hot water supply at all times. The views from each of the rooms are just amazing. The highlight of our stay here was the delicious vegetarian food that we ate at all times. The menu changes everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each of the meal is freshly prepared. Snacks are available in the evening. Coffee / Tea and Fruit juices are available at all times.

The owners of this retreat Harish and Anju are such wonderful hosts. They help you with any
information you need with regard to sight seeing in Munnar.They arrange for cabs when you
want to go places. The service staff are all very friendly and courteous.

In a nutshell, it is easy to check-in to this retreat but hard to check-out :) You just dont feel like leaving this place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

It was a wonderful experience to stay here. Location is very good. Very peacefull. Rooms are very spacious. Food was very homely. Staff was very helpful. Far away from maddening crowd. Kids also enjoyed a lot. A must visit and highly recommended place. Totally unforgetable experience. View was excellent. Hope to make it again in future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and our friends stayed here for 2 nights, and for the rest of our trip kept talking about just how fantastic this place is.
It is the most peaceful, serene place in beautiful scenery. Views from all the rooms are stunning especially at sunrise and sunset. The rooms are stunningly decorated, spacious and comfortable. The food is excellent, and the menu changes every day. We did a walk through the tea plantations to a waterfall and tea shop, a guided walk through the spice plantation which was really interesting and had a day in Munnar visiting the tea musuem and getting an ayurvedic massage. The wonderful, gentle hosts at Kaivalyam helped us with all of this and nothing was ever too much trouble. Unfortunately the yoga on both days of our stay was cancelled which was a great shame. We did have a celebratory campfire and drinks for the Christmas season on our final night though which was enjoyable.

Can't praise this place enough. Stay here if you're visiting Munnar. Its about 7 km outside the main town but you'll be glad of that! Getting in is easy.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

To good hotel for stay in Munnar. Must Stay there. My personal Exp. is very good. Location Is To Good. Food Is to Good. Specially Hospitality is Also like a family. Staff members are very good.The rooms were luxurious, the beds incredibly comfortable, the bathrooms clean.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Kaivalyam Retreat
Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 182 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaivalyam Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst a calm and scenic surroundings, the retreat provides a destination for visitors to indulge in learning experience of holistic lifestyle with traditional Yoga and organic way of living and dining. The place is a fusion of rustic external with smooth internal space creating luxurious facilities and natural environment to enjoy and pamper. ... more   less 
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