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Kaivalyam Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 99*
US$ 96*
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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stay at the retreat was decent overall: the room was beautifully designed, basic yet elegant...it was neat and clean...the views from the balconies were picturesque and the treks doable and enjoyable with kids in tow...The service was adequate but could have been better.. The food9, which was fantastic on day 1, fresh and well made, was not as great during...

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London, United Kingdom
INNKEEPER’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We loved our stay at Kaivalyam so much, we didn't want to leave! We found it to be really relaxed, welcoming, friendly and unpretentious - and in a beautiful forest/garden setting! The restaurant serves delicious, affordable fresh vegetarian food using local produce from the nearby markets. The menu was adapted daily (based on seasonal availability) which meant we enjoyed an...

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bangalore
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I visited the resort 7 years ago and had found it be an excellent choice for a family stay. My TA review from that visit is at : https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g303881-d1673211-r63643339-Kaivalyam_Retreat-Munnar_Idukki_District_Kerala.html During THIS visit, we noticed that Harish and Anju have improved the resort quite a bit. It remains a clean, pure-vegetarian resort amidst the stillness of nature. Food...

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Houston, TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaivalyam is a mid-priced retreat in Munnar. It is away from downtown, nestled amidst nature, and is not easily accessed by foot unless you are a strong trekker. The facility provides free pick-up/drop off for tourists from a nearby bus stop. However, once you get to this retreat, you want to hunker down there and not really venture out much....

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this property in the first week of June 2016. Excellent location surrounded with lush greens... Rooms are with balcony having good views. Food is excellent and nice service. All attractions are good to name some Plantation walk, bird watch, games and now you may have yoga and spa. After the plantation walk you will reach a stream...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple spent two wonderful days here. It was perfect. just wish we had a few more days we could have spent there. Our host, Harish, was charming and very helpful. He taught the one morning yoga class we attended, the guided meditation, and the tea tasting (which was very interesting)-- sort of the all...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience with Harish who was flexible and helpful with our reservations to this amazing retreat! He really sets the tone for wonderful, kind and peaceful experience. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What struck me most about this place is the personal touch in their customer service. You know it is a premium property and yet no sign of commercialism is visible in any interaction you have with the staff or the owner. They are genuinely helpful people. It is around 1.5 km down (and literally down) from the main road but...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned our trip in Monsoon as we believed Munnar would be at its best. We were not wrong though it was little inconvenience to do sight seeing when its raining heavily but those who love rain would definitely agree with me. And if one is staying at Kaivalyam you don't want to leave and go for sight seeing...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Kaivalyam Retreat for 4 days with my parents and my parents loved this place a lot as much as I do. In my opinion this place stands different from others in terms of the great location, very tasty food and excellent hospitality. Kaivalyam has lot of complimentary activities like Yoga, Spice plantation walk/river side soft hike, tea tasting...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set amidst a calm and scenic surroundings, the retreat provides a destination for visitors to indulge in learning experience of holistic lifestyle with traditional Yoga and organic way of living and dining. The place is a fusion of rustic external with smooth internal space creating luxurious facilities and natural environment to enjoy and pamper. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaivalyam Retreat

Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Price Range: ₹ 4,087 - ₹ 10,899 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaivalyam Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“tree houses are great if you don't mind a little less space...all the rooms are great, though!”
  • tree house!!!
shilpa053, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Cottages are more spacious and comfortable compared to tree houses. I'd recommend regular cottage stay.”
632shyamr, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Call the resort and personally describe your expectations. The owners of the place might have suggestions to help you.”
chemzard, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“see my review. we loved the deluxe suite. having seen the tree house, I'd stay with the suite.”
  • lower level seating area of deluxe tree house
  • this is one of the one level tree houses. not very big
  • this was one of the deluxe tree houses. note two levels.
  • view from deluxe tree house
  • lower level of deluxe tree house
BillV361, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Tree top room”
E1831VMmohammeds, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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