Edakkal Hermitage Resort

Edakkal Hermitage Resort

Near Edakkal Caves, Ambalavayal, Sulthan Bathery 673593 India
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View from top of Edakkal Caves
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#1 of 2 special resorts in Ambalavayal
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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One of the major draws in Wayanad is the famous Edakkal Caves. Located towards the summit of the Ambukuthi Hill, not far from Sultan Bathery, these caves are home to a series of remarkable prehistoric rock engravings. The recent discovery of possible linkages with the Indus valley civilization has added new dimensions to the significance of Edakkal. But for all the studies about Edakkal, a lot more about it is still a mystery. The drawing on the caves can be interpreted in many different ways. At each turn, the terrain seems to have its own stories to tell. For a visitor then, Edakkal is a destination like no other. It is in every sense adventure country. And perhaps the best way to immerse you in this unique experience is to book yourself at the Edakkal Hermitage Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Game room
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
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Binoj Kalayil wrote a review Dec 2020
Bengaluru, India77 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is located enroute to Edakkal caves. Location and view from room is excellent. Food quality is descent and always there are two varieties for breakfast. Staff courtesy and behaviour is very good.
What's lacking in the resort
1. Cleanliness. Overall area and rooms need a better quality maintenance and cleaning
2. Response on any request should be faster and many at times it used to be more than an hour
3. Need better lighting around the cottages
4. Cave dinner is a good idea but is very expensive
5. For the price you pay, it looks less value for money and definitely lacking the wow effect
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harish Kumar wrote a review Dec 2020
13 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First i got wondered to see such a resort inside edakkal paramater itself. So decided to checkin there itself as that will be helpful for our nextday plan in wayanadu trip. The Hoslitality was awesome amd the rooms are well kelp, maintained and clean. The view of sunset from the resort is amazing. The food was also really good and tasty.
We tried candle light cave dinner which was provided inside a natural cave with 150+ candles. The ambience was awesome and it was ideal for honeymoon couples.

The resort staff was really helpfull and friedly. They arranged us a small trekking for next day morning to ponmudikotta and the sunset view was awesome. All together it was a amazing stay in this resort.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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janwan58 wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom29 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Fabulous location at the foot of the Edakkal Caves. It is set in a forest location, built into the side of the mountain. The view from our double aspect room was amazing and we looked directly out towards the mountain’s opposite. A great place to watch the birds. The accommodation has a home stay, rustic vibe and the team cannot do enough to make you welcome. The food was delicious and plentiful, all homemade and freshly cooked each day. We ate alfresco most evenings with the staff laying our table in various settings around the resort, including in a cave, a candle lit table outside our room and beside a fire pit. They could not have made us feel more welcome! It was excellent, thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rakshith Kn wrote a review Jun 2022
33 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had been here for the cave candlelight dinner that they organise in the natural cave that they have in their property!

We had a very delightful experience, we were welcomed to a cave with 200+ candles lit, which was pleasantly bright and created a beautiful ambiance, the light music made it even better.

Food was served hot and fresh, service was good and fast.

They started with sweet corn soup, they we got gobi and baby corn manchurian alon with green salad

Then for main course we got appam with stew, chapati with dal fry and paneer butter masala, then we were served veg pulao and Kerala special Pal payasam for dessert

This was an amazing and very unique experience, a must try for sure!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely try the candlelight dinner organised in the cave with 200+ candles, very unique...
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Compass22881872230 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We drove over an hour to in the night to witness the candle light dinner, it was truly one of the worst experiences we had when it came to the service of the manager and the food.
We paid the amount only and only for the experience and nothing else.
When we were about to leave the restaurant, the manager hid from us to avoid the confrontation of our horrible experience.
Would suggest this place only if you want to witness the candles in the cave and nothing else cause we dint find it worth it.
A simple apology would have made all this go away but…..
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have money to burn for the experience, go ahead
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Aparna G wrote a review Nov 2022
India47 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is at the base of Edakkal Caves and is located within the Edakkal complex. The resort is lush green and beautiful. Property having private access to the pathway feels like a privilege. Food is great and service praiseworthy. Ranjit and team do a good job of meeting all needs, they even woke up early morning to pack breakfast for us. Thank you so much team, that meant a lot!

Pro tip:
- Some of the rooms are under maintenance so should be ready before peak season. The room allocated to us could do with some maintenance work.
- Avoid if you're allergic or scared of insects, the room had quite a few.

Overall our experience was quite good!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shephin Shaji wrote a review Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Edakkal Hermitage is a remarkable natural resort that offers a unique experience nestled in the heart of nature. The blend of modern comfort with the serenity of the outdoors makes it an ideal retreat. The cave candlelight dinner was a truly enchanting experience, with the flickering lights creating a magical ambiance. The setting within the cave added an element of adventure to the romantic evening, making it a memorable and charming experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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abishek k wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent ambiance and Quality food.. Worth the value for money.. Good time spent in excellent atmosphere and peaceful time. The property is in a very good location and clean rooms. Excited to travel again spend quality time together
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wanderer55474227933 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recent stay at Edakkal Hermitage resort was much pleasant visit for 4 day's. And kind of people and hospitality warm welcome was highly noted. And delicious cuisine foods was other things 😋, if trip to wayanad you can have this Edakkal Hermitage resort.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Less crowded area easily accessible to tourist places near.
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preethi_suvarna wrote a review Aug 2013
Pune, India1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very bad exp in this resort.most of the facilities given in the email and site don't exist at all.spending time in this resort is waste of time and money.if you are planning to come to this resort then think again.the resort management is just behind getting the money from customer without giving any good service/facility.
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Date of stay: August 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from monisha i, Owner at Edakkal Hermitage Resort
Responded 27 Jun 2015
Hi Preethi, At the onset on behalf of the management let me apologise for what seems from your review a rather difficult time you had at our resort. We take a lot of pride in a guest returning home happy and as is rather evident from most of the other reviews is something that we almost always achieve. We are moderately priced for the facilities we offer and alleging that we advertise facilities that do not exist is rather harsh but we respect your point of view and will strive to ensure that we do not overlook any guest inconvenience.We have recently renovated our existing cottage and other facilities and there has been a change in most of the staff involved with the operations as well over the last year.Should you decide to visit us again, we promise to offer you a better experience. Regards Monisha Director Edakkal Hermitage Resort
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Wanderer55474227933 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Less crowded area easily accessible to tourist places near."
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Compass22881872230 wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have money to burn for the experience, go ahead "
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prasant wrote a tip Oct 2022
Bengaluru, India9 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book thru make my trip or cleartrip"
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Rakshith Kn wrote a tip Jun 2022
33 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely try the candlelight dinner organised in the cave with 200+ candles, very unique experience"
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Manoj M wrote a tip Aug 2019
Kochi (Cochin), India55 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for hill view rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,740 - ₹5,402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
edakkal hermitage hotel kalpetta
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaWayanad DistrictSulthan BatheryAmbalavayal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edakkal Hermitage Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Nearby attractions include Edakkal Caves (3.5 km), Karapuzha Dam Adventure Park & Garden (7.1 km), and Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum) (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wilton Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant, and Walnut Cake.
Are there any historical sites close to Edakkal Hermitage Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jain Temple Wayanad (3.8 km) and EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi (7.6 km).
Does Edakkal Hermitage Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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