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“Great heritage resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of INDeco Swamimalai

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INDeco Swamimalai
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Kumbakonam
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great heritage resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Ideally suited between Swamimalai and Kumbakonam. Tastefully decorated. Excellent service, make sure you budget time to spend at the resort itself - there's quite a bit to explore. Our 15 month old daughter was excited to see the ducks, deer, peacock ...

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

we went on a pilgrimage trip to Tanjore. we stayed for a night. But our family members have gone there before. The staff are very good . Excellent service. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are very good.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Indeco Swamimalai is a traditional Brahmin village in South India. There are hundreds of temples within easy driving distance. Accommodation is in renovated traditional village houses that are updated with modern facilities. The staff and especially the kitchen crew are masters in their art and polite too. My family of six had a wonderful three-day stay here and all of us from 14 to 74 years in age enjoyed equally.

In short comfort and hospitality in a heritage environment.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Steve Boggia needs to be applauded for building eco resorts in Tamil Nadu. There need to be more passionate eco tourism entrpreneurs like him. His resort in Kumbakonam is a lovely hide-away from the busy life of Tamil Nadu's main temple cities.

The resort offers a look back in time to the late 19th century. He has tried to rebuild the infrastructure in that style. I believe he has gone a bit too far in that, with the locks on the door and the electricity wall sockets from that time period. However, it definitely brings across the message.

There is no bug spraying and the shower system is somewhat outdated, but it is very consistent with eco tourism and the messages that have been put around the place are funny, witty and help you to forget some of the inconvenience of the eco-side...

The gardens are beautiful, the vegetarian food is delicious and the staff is extremely customer focused. The resort seems a bit of the beaten path, but on our voyage through tamil nadu it proved to be a nice intermezzo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Recently me and my wife had been on a temple visit tour of South India. My wife had recommended very strongly that we stay at INDeco Resorts in Swamimalai. I was initially a bit apprehensive though gave in. The stay at the resort was a divine experience. The staff at the resort are extremely hospitable and the entire place has a rustic, earthy charm. One gets a feeling that this is true India. The resort has cows giving fresh milk in the morning as wife loved the filter coffee made out of fresh milk. It has peacocks, dear, blackbucks, lots of chirping birds, huge tress. The entire ambience took me back to my childhood and a sense of nostalgia hit me. I had a great aurvedic massage done. The best part of the resort is the authentic museum of artifacts that one used to find in a typical south Indian home some 50 years back. I must also testify abut the quality of food...It was superb... Thanks to the owner Steve Borgia who has painstakingly created such a beautiful place in South India. Way to go.....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We just returned from our stay in this beautiful resort. This is the place to go if you want to relive the village experience of ancient tamil nadu.. awesome food, on par with some of the best south indian fares.. and the prices during off season is quite a steel. the staff are very courteous and I guess the entire deal is more of an experience than anything else.. One of a kind, Indeco. I will def. be going there many more times in the future.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

if you desire to explore and experience the ancient historical era of tamil nadu history then this resort is a must visit place-- experience the great cultural era in this wonderful resort--- the stay has left a deep nostalgic impact. If in tamil nadu a must visit place.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: INDeco Swamimalai
Address: 6/30 B Agraharam, | Baburajapuram (post), Kumbakonam 612302, India (Formerly Anandham Swamimalai)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kumbakonam
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Kumbakonam
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Hotel Class:3 star — INDeco Swamimalai 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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