Temple Tree Retreat

Temple Tree Retreat

Bommalapalayam - Kuilapalayam Road Opp Djaima Kuilapalayam, Kuilapalayam 605101 India
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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With six en-suite rooms offering peace and tranquillity within the Temple Tree Retreat’s 4,000 m² of luscious tropical gardens, guests are offered a very private atmosphere with an individual porch and garden for each room. In addition to this you will always be heartily welcomed to thespacious common lounge and veranda area for interaction and communication with like-minded guests as well as with your hosts.Architecturally a blend of Western and Asian cultures, the buildings are set in green and colourful surroundings, which include lily ponds with fountains and a natural-water swimming pool open to the blue sky. A separate pavilion for meditation and for massage/fitness affords moments for rejuvenation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Car hire
Taxi service
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Radio
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Hindi and 1 more

Location

Bommalapalayam - Kuilapalayam Road Opp Djaima Kuilapalayam, Kuilapalayam 605101 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Abbas D wrote a review Dec 2020
Chennai (Madras), India17 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Temple Tree Retreat in Auroville was hands down the best retreat I have ever stayed in. Quaint, Calm, Serene and tucked into a nice little space - 10 mins walk from the best eateries in Autoville - Bread &, Chocolate, Tanto, Cafe 73..you name it!

The nicest part about this retreat is the "homey-vibe" and the service and cleanliness. Viji, Prakash, Vishnu and all the others were always available, always smiling and ever so helpful!

I'm already planning my next visit there...don't miss this gem in Auroville!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Temple Tree, Owner at Temple Tree Retreat
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear Mr. Abbas, Greetings of the day!!! Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year 2021. Thank you for staying with us. It was a real pleasure to have had you as our distinguished guest. Thank you for sharing your valuable time to write us a feedback on the online portal. I will pass on the credentials to the team as a whole. Looking forward to serving you again at our property on your next visit. Have a great and safe day!!!
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Arun Vigneshwar wrote a review Jun 2021
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious rooms,completely surrounded with trees with blooming flowers, natural pond with fishes around the building (you can sit beside the pond and experience natural fish spa), calm and quiet, good and responsible staffs- Ms.Viji, Mr. Prakash and his brother, small swimming pool where at the max 4 people can enjoy at a time, healthy and filling breakfast etc etc.... It's one of the best place to relax and chill out. The place is away from city's noise and is cool despite the April month's heat since it is surrounded by trees. It did not feel like going out to wander after being in the resort. Good place for photography of flowers, fishes in the pond and insect like
colorful dragonfly (which is always in and around the pond).
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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suddu11 wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India61 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The retreat was a pleasant surprise. Its about a km away from the bustling auroville road and is very quite and beautiful. The rooms are large and well designed. The property has lotus ponds and lots of greenery. The hotel does not have a functioning kitchen - breakfast is brought from outside and normally a good spread. Lunch and dinner is via swiggy or the staff from Temple Tree pick up your orders for you.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book the villas away from the common areas
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Sarah wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is truly one of the loveliest retreats I’ve been to. The room was gorgeous with a lovely balcony sit out ( and outdoor bed that I chose to sleep in), delicious food, kind and helpful staff. Perfect location - we were right next to bread chocolate and a bunch of delicious aurovillian cafes. The coffee they make here (and very generously serve whenever you ask them to) is to die for! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Temple Tree, Owner at Temple Tree Retreat
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear Ms. Sarah, Greetings of the day!!! Thank you for sharing your valuable time in sharing us a feedback on your recent stay at our property. It was a real pleasure to have served you. Looking forward to serving you again on your next visit!!! Warm Regards, General Manager
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Gurnoor wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is extremely beautiful. I was really impressed by the level of cleanliness. The service and hospitality was also very good!. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing stay in Auroville. The staff is extremely co--operative and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Temple Tree, Owner at Temple Tree Retreat
Responded 24 Dec 2020
Dear Ms. Gurnoor, Greetings of the day !!! Thank you for the wonderful feedback posted on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have had you as our valuable guest. Looking forward to serving you again at our property on your next visit!! Warm Regards, General Manager
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limbobimbo wrote a review Jan 2024
Kolkata (Calcutta), India24 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely mind blowing stay! The rooms are superbly well appointed. The pool was fantastic. Staff amazing. Food delicious. Coming back soon. Just didn't expect this level of hospitality. We're a very well travelled family and we were blown away by everything here.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tomrohde50 wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas28 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Half way thru out 11 days in India we came to the Temple Tree and what a wonderful break it was. The grounds are beautiful and having breakfast in the open terrace was wonderful. Staff could not have been more accommodating.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Temple Tree Retreat, General Manager at Temple Tree Retreat
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear Valuable Guest, Greetings from Temple Tree Retreat!!! It was a real pleasure to have had you as our esteemed guest enjoying the stay with us. It gives us the real pleasure to have served you at our place. Thank you for mentioning on the staff and the environment. We are always intend to keep up the ambiance of the place. Looking forward to serving you again on your next visit at this place for a longer stay. Warm regards, Nagaraj N 9361185955
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Hello_Bamboo wrote a review Feb 2013
Europe8,663 contributions296 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I paid 4500 INR for a cottage /room in this B&B. The place is simply stunning and looks like you've stepped into a Wallpaper Magazine design special. Sleek, modern furniture, clean lines, lots of space, airy rooms with large bathroom.

All windows have musquito screen so you can leave them open instead of using the AC. The bungalows are set in a luscious garden with small streams and fountains. Beautiful and calming.

Breakfast was superb with both Indian and Western food, fresh fruit, and excellent masala chai. The owners are welcoming and helpful.

The one thing to be aware of is location- we had our own wheels and without those I don't know how you could get here.

I'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jalisa wrote a review Nov 2018
Wintelre, The Netherlands2 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I love their quaintly landscaped garden, decorative ponds with fountains, and the swimming pool looks nice although who cares about it when the beach is so close and you can get a personal swimming trainer with Auroswim and enjoy the waves! The hotel rooms are spacious and clean, though the wi-fi is a bit finicky.
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Temple Tree Retreat, General Manager at Temple Tree Retreat
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on the online portal. It gives us the pleasure that you had thoroughly enjoyed the place during your visit to this place. We will keep the suggestion of yours in mind for sure to make the changes. Looking forward to serving you again on your next visit. Have a great day!!! Thanks & Regards, General Manager
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Thomas Schut wrote a review Nov 2014
Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went together with my girlfriend back in April/May 2014 and chose the Temple Tree since it is perfectly located (between Pondycherry and Auroville a definate must see in South India) and above all it is very peaceful and romantic. The hotel is by far the cleanest and most beautiful I have seen during my South India tour of two weeks. The design of the rooms and common rooms is amazing and one sees the love and care that went into creating this hotel. The very luxurious rooms are equipped with the best bed I have slept in, in a long time. Moreover it offers all you need in a holiday hotel like AC, WiFi, safety depositbox and minibar. The main building is beautifully designed and offers a great place to socialize and meet other hotel guests. Since the building is very open it also gives a lovely breeze as well. The owner and host (Nalin) serves a delicious breakfast, is a great conversaiton partner and has been very helpful with organizing our South India tour, recommending sights, accomodations and restaurants in South India for which we are very greatful.

All in all an amazing experience! And I recommend everybody to go here when visiting Pondicherry and Auroville.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are identically good. The colours make the difference. Depending on the mood you are in...
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PRICE RANGE
₹5,933 - ₹7,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduViluppuram DistrictKuilapalayam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Temple Tree Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Temple Tree Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Auroville (1.0 km) and Aromark Store Auroville (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Temple Tree Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Temple Tree Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Temple Tree Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Temple Tree Retreat?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Temple Tree Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auroville Bakery, Tanto, and Bread & Chocolate.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Temple Tree Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Temple Tree Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Temple Tree Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Temple Tree Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kuilapalayam.
Are any cleaning services offered at Temple Tree Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Temple Tree Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Dutch, and Tamil.
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