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Camelot Resort
Ranked #51 of 95 Hotels in Munnar
2 reviews
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“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2011

I love this resort! This was our first time to Kerala and Munnar and we didn't know what to expect as it was packaged with a travel agent. When we arrived at the peak where Camelot is situated, we were stunned by the spectacular view..Rolling hills with tea plantations and low lying mist! We were very warmly welcomed by the staff and shown to our rooms which were in the "luxury" category and at the top of a slope. The rooms are very clean and large, complete with beverage facilities and a great shower system! Best of all, the balcony looks out to the hills and spectacular sunsets! At night, it's breathtaking as the grounds are transformed into a magical wonderland of fireflies twinkling.. It's really an amazing sight! The food is very good and reasonably priced so all our meals were on site and the staff are extremely attentive and obliging. The owner of the resort is a very warm and hospitable man called mr dileep n he brought us on a trek through the tea plantation where we saw pepper, coffee and various spice plants. Thank you for the experience!
We had a fabulous stay at Camelot and I would definitely visit again and highly recommend it! 

  • Stayed April 2011
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

This is the first place I visited after my marriage and I would describe the location and Resort as marvelous. Though the resort is staying bit far from the town I would say it is best because its in the middle of the tea Gardens. There is no proper road to the resort but its worth staying there. As Munnar is famous for tea gardens, I can say you will have enjoy the tea gardens just by staying in this resort. we reached late night to the resort and the next day morning when I woke up at 6, all the tea gardens around are partially covered with snow and that was a breath taking view.

Even the staff and service is good. The food is so tasty and we enjoyed the kerala food a lot. I would surely recommend this resort to all who are planning to visit munnar.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

I stayed in Camelot with my family for 2 nights and 3 days and we enjoyed the complete stay at this Resort, Especially i want to mention about Mr.Dileep who is very friendly and very loving nature which made us happy. And the food is awesome, In fact I have been searching for such place and finally found this beautiful resort located in top of the hill with fantastic scenery around. You can hear the different bird songs in this calm location, I want to recommend 100% this place to everyone. You will not be disappointed. Have a good trip.

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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Kabul
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2009

We stayed 3 nights (perhaps a night too many) in Camelot and it was fine; we were in one of the bungalows (which unfortunately had a neighbor right next door for the first night); the bed was comfy, view lovely and water hot. It is totally isolated, in fact the rickshaw couldn't make it up the last leg of the hill, but nature is what we wanted and the walks around the hotel were magical (beware of leeches in the tea plants). I would say - go for a night or two to take in the view and nature. All in all not great but not too bad.

  • Liked — the countryside
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank KabulPastryChef
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Hyderabad
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2008

I had booked a 4 night package which was paid fully in advance. This place is secluded in a far of hill in munnar with very less occupancy. After 1-2 days the place started to feel very scary as we were the only couple staying there in the middle of an isolated hilltop. Since this place was not completely secure by a boundary wall (no wonder as their USP is camp resort!!), during night there was lot of strange disturbing noises probably by snakes or animals that sneaked inside the property. Though for adventure lovers it might be an ideal ambience but hardly so for honeymooning couple. Certainly the experience was far from that I had expected. We decided to return back after 2 nights at the resort but got a rude shock from the owner who refused to give any refund. This guy claimed to be a big shot of munnar and had political connections in Delhi. He even showed a gun that he was carrying to suggest that it is a safe place and we need not worry. But rather than reassuring us, it scared us even more. We managed to see through the remaining nights by staying in the city for most of the day....and being in public places of the resort and sleeping with lights on...to ward off any angry animals or owner with a gun!!!

Even though we did not like our stay here but I will recommend it only on two conditions -
1.Make sure you are not the only person who has booked at that point of time, check about occupancy levels
2. Make sure you don't stay long or pay entire amount in advance.

While returning back from this place I had to promise my wife that I will take her to a better honeymoon than this nightmarish one...and which I managed to do after a year by taking her for a fortnight trip to mauritius !!!!

  • Disliked — No Security
  • Stayed December 2005, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Soritas
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Bangalore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2008

We stayed at this place for 2 nights. I will touch upon the facilities section wise
Rooms
It offers luxury, deluxe and standard rooms. Luxury room are bit spacious and the other rooms are compact. Rooms are located very close by and the adjacent room noise easily creeps in. If you plan to rent out standard room i strongly advice against it. 2 standard rooms are located adjacent to the kitchen and there is constant noise from the kitchen. Deluxe room have better view comapred to the other rooms but is very compact. The only plus point was that room and the toliet were well maintained.
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It is located 13 km from the city. Once you enter this place it is cutoff from the city and the only way to visit city is by taxi or auto. Each trip from city to this place is 300 Rs. So if you don't have your own vehicle be prepared to shed extra money for the taxis.
One piece of advice is to book the taxi on your own and to avoid bookings by the resort since they try to make comission in that also.
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We got compilmentary breakfast. It was good.I believe food is complimentary since the resort makes up for the cost in the lunch , dinner. Prices are exorbitant. You will have no ther option but to have it at this place.
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Though the place is located outside the city the view is not picturesque . The so called resort doesn't have heaters, so if you are going with family be prepared for the cold nights. Don't expect any other facility in this place. Cost of a camp fire is 1000 Rs. One tends to get a feeling that resort is trying make money by all possible ways
Over all if possible avoid the place

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2006

We booked this resort through Nivalink and intended to stay for 3 nights but having arrived at 4pm on the 1st night we had escaped (to civilization) by 9am the following morning.
The resort's website bills itself as an idyllic, pleasing and picturesque spot of natural simplicity and happiness; and the location does at least live up to this claim, however, in no way can the camp be described as such.
Hotels I feel fall into two camps. Those that strive to make money and those that aim to make their guests' stay a pleasure. Paradoxically it's usually the latter that are the ones that end up making a profit. Camp Camelot definitely falls into the former category; its attempts to build itself up as a premier resort aren’t matched by the facilities on offer (although the pricing structure of 3000rps per night by Indian standards fits the premier bill).
We arrived on a cold damp September day but we didn't expect to find the cottage in a similar state of affairs. In the bedroom especially the smell of damp was pervasive - probably from the bedding that was filthy (blood stains on the sheets and even a dead snail in the bed). An attached dining room/lounge/kitchen (it had an discarded gas hob on the floor so could have been a kitchen) was quickly opened and re-closed (to lock in its odours) as it didn't seem to have seen the light of day in a long time (and certainly hadn't been cleaned in one).
The bathroom was equally unpleasant and also lacking in both heating and hot water (a 5kw shower which on full power generated neither heat or anything more than a trickle of water) and a step up on the bedroom being cold and damp but also dark (even with the lighting on). At least most of the evening we didn’t have to look at where we were staying as the resort is powered by a generator and has power only between 6-9pm and 8am to at least 9am (when we left so maybe longer). We could, however, see why there were no other guests and no visible signs that any had stayed recently!
Beyond the room the grounds are attractive, however, this doesn't extend to the other building accessible to guests the Dining Shack (a corrugated roofed building with 5 shabby tables - a sort of roadside cafe India style with the blue plastic lining obviously still on order). At least the food was befitting of the facilities with our meagre meal of Chicken curry containing of 4 small pieces of meat (between 2 plates!) washed down with out of date Sprite. Security is also obviously an issue as we were overseen (not waited) by 5 male members of staff during our meal, which didn't add to the ambience (a few female members of staff would have made the staff less intimidating and the rooms obviously could benefit from a woman's touch!).
After a very cold night when we utilised the towels as blankets (reasonably clean compared to the bedding) the final straw for us came after breakfast (the left over rice from the evening's meal?) when the Manager (there's also a Resort director, head Chef, Housekeeping Manager - all necessary for a resort with no guests!) announced . amidst our complaining, he'd arranged a day's tour for us with the taxi arriving at 9am for a princely sum of 1700rps per head (we later did the KTDC tour for 250rps each). When the taxi arrived we decided to hijack it to make our escape. Not as easy as it sounds as amidst our attempts to get a refund for the following 2 nights we had the Manager trying to get us to wait for the owner to come out, then try to get the taxi to leave without us, and finally trying to get into the taxi to follow us onwards.
The best summary I can give about my thoughts towards Camp Camelot is that despite the effort it took to leave early it was all worth it!

  • Liked — Leaving!
  • Disliked — Everything!
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't even contemplate staying here!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Camelot Resort
Address: Munnar P.O. | Idukki Dist, Munnar, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Camelot Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awesome view point and echo point inside the property, wonderful trekking trails inside tea and coffee plantations. Situated amidst nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Organic fruits and vegetables farming, shuttle badminton court, free parking and accommodation & food for drivers. ... more   less 
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