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Cardamom County
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Visited with family on April 2014, continuing the trip from Vagamon. This property is worth a stay. A small but nice pool, good spread of dishes for buffet, Well behaved staff , especially the lady in the front desk was very helpful in arranging sight seeing and given travel tips. Bar facility is there. Ignorable menace of monkeys. Well maintained rooms with all facilitates including safety lockers. The only con i ve noticed is that the cottages are close hence there is slight congestion. Recommended more so because KTDC, even though in prime location, staff is yet to know that there are some words like hospitality, Customer, Satisfaction etc. Notorious for their arrogance, these govt employees [ of KTDC through out the state] simply drive away or harass poor travelers even though the properties and food is excellent the same is the case in Thekkady also.

Room Tip: Choose A/c Rooms ,independent cottages Nice restaurant
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank AdvSUMANCHAKRAVARTHY
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RM-CardamomCounty, Manager at Cardamom County, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2016

Hello!
Thank you for commenting on our home in the hills!
We designed the swimming pool as an oasis surrounded by towering greenery - and are happy to welcome you to the best that nature offers and top it off with excellent facilities and warm hospitality.

Many of our guests tell us that they especially enjoy the view from the upper rooms, which are designed to maximize those views. The cottages in the lower parts of the property, overlooking the pool or garden are lovely as well and accessible and we make every effort to accommodate our guests to their needs. Happy travels to you!

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Rejected and Frustrated at Aranya Nivas , we strolled in to CC for lunch on Day 2 of our 3 nights pre-booked stay at KTDC.

We were pleasantly surprised by the customer service attitude of the Restaurant staff, especially by a gentle man named Jyothish. While having the lunch , we decided to try our luck at the front desk and were willing to forego our pre-booked amount with KTDC if a decent deal was offered.

To our luck, we got a decent deal for 2 nights and moved in to CC right after lunch.

The hotel met / exceeded our expectation in every way, the kids had fun lounging around in the pool and we had a great time .. soaking up the spa treatment and indulging in the restaurant.

We ended our 3 nights sojourn in Thekkady , satisfied unlike the feeling at the end of Day 1 ( while being at KTDC ).

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank chowdhury_soumen
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RM-CardamomCounty, Manager at Cardamom County, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Hello!
Fresh mountain air, delicious food, warm and welcoming staff, plus Ayurvedic Massages - sounds like you checked off all the ingredients for a de-stressing getaway! We’re so glad we could accommodate you and your family and that our warm hospitality succeeded to recuperate your vacation time.
Come visit your home in the hills again soon!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We loved this hotel.
Rooms and the balconies were great
Staff very attentive
Breakfast and dinner buffets were excellent, a la carte even better.
Enjoyed the pool - fantastic way to cool down.
Lovely grounds.
Only quibbles: wine very very expensive even for Kerala and no AirCon
We would have liked to stay longer, but we ran out of things to see in Kumily

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Denwales2
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RM-CardamomCounty, Manager at Cardamom County, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Hello Terry!
Thank you for commenting on your stay in our "Jungle Book" setting. We welcome you to the best that nature offers and top it off with warm hospitality.
We designed the swimming pool as an oasis surrounded by towering greenery - we're so glad that you agree!

Cardamom County has rooms both with and without AC, but usually the fresh mountain air makes it quite pleasant even without. We can offer you either choice should you come again.
We wish you happy and healthy travels!

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Cardomom County as part of a tour through Kerala and Karnataka. As with an earlier reviewer, we stayed in room 208, which was a delightful climb through the gardens to a well appointed room with a balcony and a view over the grounds and some other lodges. We did not experience any of the negative factors experienced by a few reviewers
We received a very warm welcome and during our stay ALL the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. We dined both evenings in the main dining room, with a very good buffet. Drinks were cheap and serving staff excellent. The breakfast selection was also very good.The hotel is perfectly situated for visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve, which we did, having an enjoyable trip on the Lake. Had we had time, we would have taken one of the hiking trails through the park. We also enjoyed an excellent Martial Arts evening. The "warriors" were extremely fit and entertaining. We also took in the spice and tea plantation, so there are lots of things to do and Kumily is a lively town with a good range of shops. We also found a little time to relax and have a dip in the pool.

Room Tip: It would seem Room 208 is a favourite
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank David B
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RM-CardamomCounty, Manager at Cardamom County, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Hello!
Great to hear you enjoyed our efforts of bringing nature closer to you. At Cardamom County, we welcome you to the best that nature offers and top it off with excellent facilities and warm hospitality. And happy patrons like you are immense encouragement to stay committed to our work that stays true to the environment!

We do indeed enjoy a privileged location between the market and the National Park entrance, in addition to having the beautiful bamboo forests of the park as your view. We wish you happy and safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back to our home in the hills!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Had come to this resort for a conference after a long journey of 6 hrs from Coimbatore. Received a warm welcome & check in was smooth. Room was nice with small balcony in front but not having an option of air conditioner can be bit discomforting in peak summer months. But the room fan was comfortable enough. Had got a room in extreme corner with not much of view but rooms near the poolside seem better. They have a open air restaurant serving buffet meals & breakfast. Although I didn't use it, they do have a massage centre as well. It is not a very big resort but it is nicely maintained & I. had a nice relaxing stay...

Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
Thank nikits84
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RM-CardamomCounty, Manager at Cardamom County, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Hello!
We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Jungle Book setting. And the credit goes to a team of dedicated individuals who have their heart set on warm welcomes and thoughtful service.

Many of our guests tell us that they especially enjoy the view from the upper rooms, which are designed to maximize those views! The cottages in the lower parts of the property, overlooking the pool or garden are lovely as well and we make every effort to accommodate our guests to their needs.
Cardamom County has rooms both with and without AC, but usually the fresh mountain air makes it quite pleasant even without. We can offer you either choice should you come again.
We wish you happy and healthy travels!

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