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Carmelia Haven

Vandanmedu Idukki District, Thekkady 685551 India
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Carmelia Haven is a stylish, eco friendly resort set amidst a tea and cardamom plantation where guests will be in communion with many of nature's many splendored charms. Situated close to the village of Vandanmedu, a half hour drive from Thekkady along the Thekkady - Munnar road, the area is the world's largest producer of premium quality cardamom. A mountain road travels through a series of stunningly beautiful landscapes, climbing gradually at first and then winding into tighter turns, moving forward, moving higher. Turn into Carmelia Haven, onto a drive way, past the building housing the reception, a handicrafts store, the leisure area and a couple of suites. A gazebo sits on a manicured lawn in front with wrought iron furniture that guests can lounge in. Further on along the path is the resort's multi cuisine restaurant with a verandah and banquets area both built with a stone fa?ade and a thatch roof. Stone paved pathways branch out along a ridge towards two ends of the property. Fringed on either edge by lush cardamom bushes, vines of pepper and clearings with fruit trees, guests are transported on electric carts to cottages set along the hill's slope. The deluxe cottages lie along one arm of the spur, the path ending below the tree houses. The trail extending in the opposite direction leads to the honeymoon cottages and the Jacuzzi villas. At the bottom of the valley is the resorts spacious swimming pool with loungers shaded by umbrellas. Birds sing their welcome, shy squirrels scamper into the underbrush. Lay back: accompanied by the seductive scents of clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, succumb to the tender ministrations of branches bearing oranges, mangostene, jackfruit, rambuttan, butterfruit, papaya and rose apple.
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Voyage01904431765 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our overall experience with Carmelia was awesome. Very welcoming and friendly staffs. The property is really gives us a mind relaxing experience with many in-house activities like view points . Provides us the best services, great hygiene, awesome food and hospitality. Thank you team for provide us the memorable time.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for the feedback posted here with regards to your recent stay at Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu, Thekkady. It is our pleasure to read your comment and we are glad to know that your stay was very comfortable and up to your expectations. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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Departure02989093230 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very good location, the resort has beautiful landscaping at the entrance..and it's well maintained compared to it's 20 years of existence!.. very courteous staff and food was yummy... mostly traditional ones..the cardamom plantation and all the other plantations are exotic.. especially the Mango Steen trees
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Don't go for Jacuzzi villa it has no views and the jacuzzi is not maintained well. Planters villa...
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your feedback posted here regarding your recent stay at the Carmelia Haven Resort in Vandanmedu, Thekkady. It is good to read your comment, as happy to hear your stay was a memorable and you enjoyed well. Also, happy to hear about the service of our staff and the food. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Resort Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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Hitesh P wrote a review Nov 2023
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Had an exceptional experience... Good room, exceptional hospitality... Overall good experience of you want to spend your time with nature... Special mention of chef Sanal... Went out of his way and prepared special food just for our group... Experienced Authentic Kerala food here...
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Mr. Hitesh, Thank you for your feedback posted here with regards to your recent stay at Carmelia Haven Resort in Vandanmedu. It is great pleasure to read your comment, as you did like our place and enjoyed the stay, as it was relaxing experience. We will pass your good comment to Chef Sanal. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Resort Vandanmedu
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Cruiser57316293862 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very serene and peaceful atmosphere, apt for the people looking to spend quality time together away from the busy and fast running life however the rooms and communication setup requires upgradation but that will however that can be overlooked in holistic experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: 1. Telephone connections are must 2. Wifi connections should be better 3. More garden lights...
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review posted here regarding your recent stay at the Carmelia Haven Resort in Vandanmedu. It is great to read your comments and it is our pleasure knowing your stay was a memorable and enjoyable. With regards to the rooms and communication gap, we will defenitely look into these ares for further improvements. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Resort Vandanmedu
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Chntan Shah wrote a review Nov 2023
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Excellent Ambience, Amazing Experience in Tree House, its isolated frm Resort, felt like stayed in Mid Jungle. Well Courtious Staff, Wonderful Hospitality, Delicious And Awesome Tasty JAIN food specially made by Chef Sanal and served by Ms. Sanjana .... Strongly Recommended... Must Visit Carmelia Haven Resort when u visit Thekkady, Kerala
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Dear Sir/Mom, Thank you for your feedback posted here with regards to your recent stay at the Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu. It is our pleasure knowing your stay was an experience you enjoyed the stay and the food and it's made your overall stay a memorable one. We will convey your message to Chef Sanal and Sanjana about your feedback. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu
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Steve C wrote a review Jul 2023
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Really peaceful and soothing place ti stay amidst the misty cloud forest in August. At around 3000 feet above sea level this is the place to relax and avoid the Indian heat and humidity. WiFi is available and works well but not in the rooms. For me this means a digital detox while you take in the beautiful expansive gardens resplendant with cardamom, tea, areca nut and many other wondetful indigenous trees and shrubs thst form the landscape. Meals were very good at the main restaurant, while no alcohol available you can bring your own. Staff friendly and helpful. Big rooms well appointed.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 29 Jul 2023
Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your feedback posted here in terms of your recent stay at Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu. We are glad to read your comments as it seems the place made your stay a very comfortable and enjoyable. In addition, the food was very good and the room was very spacious and friendly staff which made your stay a unforgettable experience. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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Atheeq ur rahman wrote a review Jul 2023
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Best for couples little difficult for families with small kids infants lot of walking as the property is huge .. It’s a good resort with warm welcoming staff and services .. The jacuzzi villa which we stayed was beautiful and cozy but the only problem is the jacuzzi is cold water not hot …In this monsoon weather this is the only problem we faced but the manager totally cooperated with us and helped us make the stay better …..
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Jul 2023
Dear Mr. Atheeqrahman, Thank you for your feedback posted here with regards to your recent stay at Carmelia Haven. We are glad to read your comments as you like our property in terms of service, friendliness and welcoming staff. We do apologize for the inconvenience caused regarding the cold water in jacuzzi being monsoon. We hope to see you again in the future and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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Lidiya S wrote a review Jun 2023
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Memories in Heaven The place is very good. The staffs are very warm welcoming and friendly.  Kailasam trip was awesome , we really enjoyed a lot. The food was too tasty . We feel like home Please keep up the same for future we will definitely come with our relatives for a good stay, It was nice & peaceful.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jun 2023
Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback posted here regarding your recent stay at Carmelia Haven. We noted that your stay was really enjoyable in tems of place, friendly staff, food experience and the Kailsam trip, which mad your stay a memorable experience. We look forward to see you again in the near future and we assure you of our best personal attention at al times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu.
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Adventure42949021067 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Was really good Friendly staffs Great hospitality Nice ambience Good spice farm Climate was a plus Great memory to take back with. Best time to visit Though Monsoon, drizzle and mist was best feel
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 13 Jun 2023
Dear Sir, Many thanks for your review posted here with regarding to your recent stay at Carmelia Haven. It is our pleasure knowing that your stay was enjoyable, you liked our hospitality, staff were friendly, ambiance and overall experience at the property. We look forward to welcoming you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Management team Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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Vacation40944997817 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Really in the middle of the nature. We are very happy to stay with carmelia,entire service was excellent ,all staffs taking best effort to make our stay happy ,number one in hospitality ,,,,👍 Very quiet and calm atmosphere, sooraj manager was very helpful for all queries, arrange local attractions. No douts will visit soon
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 13 Jun 2023
Dear Sir, Thank you for your review posted here with regards to your recent stay at Carmelia Haven Vandanmedu. It is really happy to read that your stay was very comfortable and also we understood you liked the ambiance and quietness of the property surroundings, glad to know Sooraj was taking care of your requests timely. We look forward to see you again and assure you of our best personal attention at all times. Kind regards, Managment team Carmelia Haven, Vandanmedu, Thekkady
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PRICE RANGE
₹8,123 - ₹10,113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
carmelia haven thekkady, carmelia haven hotel thekkady
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carmelia Haven
Which popular attractions are close to Carmelia Haven?
Nearby attractions include Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam (4.4 km), Jjk Spices (4.7 km), and Spice Shuttle (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carmelia Haven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Carmelia Haven?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Carmelia Haven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carmelia Haven?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Carmelia Haven have airport transportation?
Yes, Carmelia Haven offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carmelia Haven?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Carmelia Haven offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Carmelia Haven?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (14.3 km).