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Kumily Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685536 India
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#4 of 23 hotels in Kumily
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Spice Village is an eco resort in the hills(thekkady) near the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. A cluster of tribal style huts set in a beautiful spice garden is a great escape for most tourists from the heat of the plains, and also a great place for some adventure activities. We have a comfortable pool, an ayurvedic spa, we organise treks into the forest, bamboo rafting and many more. A walk through the property itself is a great way to explore many aspects of nature and the green initiatives undertaken at this eco resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Evening entertainment
Car hire
Spa
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Hindi
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Dream786850 wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Most relaxing resort i’ve ever seen Environment friendly 100% They have there own farm and organic Recycle papers project Recommend it for solo or couples Minimum 5 days to stay and more Must have SPA session excellent Staff all of them Prince and Nikhil thanks for the help And guidance
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just relax don’t think Little bit cold at night (January) Safari Lake boating Must Visit spice...
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venkatadri wrote a review Jun 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico5 contributions1 helpful vote
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From start to finish, this place has been the most amazing eco-friendly stays for us. We were greeted with deepam and bottu. Followed by a nature expert named, Preeti educating us of the eco-friendly features of the property that is collaboratively maintained with local tribals. It consists of natural air-ventilated cottages with thatched roofs with their own organic gardens, composting and biogas facilities. This superbly well-maintained property has rooms pleasant and comfortable and the outside the most beautiful and prized flora. Ayurveda massage facility at its best. My therapist, Sumesh who was knowledgable, caring and possessed magical hands! The entire staff made us feel at-home! We left the place more rested, healthier and more inspired to preserve the bounties of Mother Earth!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from From the, General Manager at Spice Village, CGH Earth
Responded 4 Jul 2022
Dear Mr Venkitadri, Greetings from Spice Village!! CGH Earth holds Non negotiable Core Values of environmental sensitivity, Integration and Benefitting the local community and Adoption of the Local ethos. All the offerings at our various destinations therefore are in keeping with these values. The cuisine is largely organic. local and healthy i.e. non processed, using ingredients that are salubrious, the construction of the units in keeping with the local style and ecological balance of the geography. I have noted your consent on the scope of improvement in the Pool service and the same is communicated with the concerned levels.I will ensure corrective measures are in place and we strive continuously to improve the quality of our services for a seamless experience. Once again thank you for your feedback. We hope to have you stay with us on the next visit to Spice Village and we assure you of our very best services and attention at all times. Warm Regards, Harikrishnan.R.Nair General Manager Spice Village
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FarAway00474122954 wrote a review Jan 2023
The resort is well maintained and it has various in hiuse activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. The staff is very polite and professional. We enjoyed the comfortable stay, variety of foods and great service.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Andrew Skyrme-Jones wrote a review Jan 2023
Bristol1 contribution
Exceptionally welcoming professional staff who always have a smile at Spice Village will make your stay memorable. Numerous activities are scheduled during the day -don’t miss the garden tour with the very knowledgable naturalist team who also give an evening slide show about the tiger reserve, the cooking demonstration each evening will give you great ideas to take home, Cultural dancing is entertaining. Standard of accommodation is excellent with cottages set out in the beautiful garden with trees identified as well as all the spice plants. Birds song is heard all day and the naturalist team will help you identify the species. Breakfast and dinner buffet has a large range of options and is very good quality provided by the talented chefs. There is a second restaurant providing a la carte and the braised mutton was our favourite. We were very pleased to see filtered water provided in recyclable bottles and is part of the green credentials which is an obvious strength of this hotel-a great example for others to follow in India and around the world to reduce plastic. Well done Spice Village. Thank you Spice Village team for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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juschel wrote a review Jan 2023
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Stayed two nights at CGH Earth Spice Village and had breakfast and dinners at Tamarind Tree Restaurant with very kind staff and excellent food buffet-style. Especially loved the introduction to spices class they offer before dinner to get to know local spices and how to use them in traditional dishes. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rajan wrote a review Jan 2023
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Excellent stay, relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding. Attentive staff, delicious food and idyllic surroundings - what more does one need? The property is well maintained too. 1000% satisfied. Will come back for sure
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hannah Menzner wrote a review Jan 2023
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My friends and I had a relaxing and rejuvenating time at spice village. We especially enjoyed the spice and cooking demonstration and the traditional dance. We started each morning with 7:30am yoga and meditation, then went to breakfast. The food was delicious - best I have had in India so far. We ended up getting massages outside the resort for a lower price, but everything in town was extremely walkable. The afternoon tea www great - they have snacks as well (we loved the fried banana). The bar was closed but we did have some fun in the game room.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joshua wrote a review Jan 2023
Mumbai, India4 contributions
It was a pleasure to return back to spice village after a couple of years but felt like I was returning back home . The staff was extremely helpful , warm and humble . The restaurants were excellent with mainly organic and healthy food . Lot of small details did not go unnoticed . Thank you so much for the special cake and the welcome note written on hand made paper . The rooms are spacious , clean and very comfortable . A special thanks to Renju the front office manager who went out of her way to ensure that our stay was comfortable . If you love nature and peace do not miss visiting Spice Village
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Date of stay: January 2023
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sandrine c wrote a review Jan 2023
Paris, France149 contributions96 helpful votes
very spacious bungalows with safe deposit , a very interesting management of the facility very eco friendly. Staff very nice and food is fine; On site very good organization of all visits to the park. Highly recommended really
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from From the, General Manager at Spice Village, CGH Earth
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ms Sandrine, Greetings from Spice Village!!! Thank you for sharing your valuable review with us. I am glad to know that you enjoyed our services and that too our Environment sensitive practices. A stay in CGH Earth experience hotels are called 'Experiential holidays' rather than calling it 'luxury'. I would be honoured to have you in return to Spice Village and will see you near future for another Experiential Holiday with us. Thanking you once again. Warm Regards Harikrishnan.R.Nair General Manager Spice Village
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Mathew Johnston wrote a review Jan 2023
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Spice Village is a beautiful property in Thekkady Kerala, very close to the stunning Periyar Nature Reserve. All staff, particularly Arun in the restaurant, were professional, friendly and helpful. The ethos of Spice Village in terms of sustainability and community development along with high standard of comfort is fantastic. Highly recommend as a great place to stay in the hills of Kerala. Team it up with a stay at Brunton Boatyard in Fort Kochi and a backwaters cruise with Spice Coast cruises.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from From the, General Manager at Spice Village, CGH Earth
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mr Johnston, Greetings from Spice Village!!! Thank you so much for sparing your valuable time to share such a great feedback with us. I was so glad to hear that you enjoyed every bit of your stay at Spice Village We ensure that our valued guests receive impeccable service and attention throughout their stay. I had shared your gracious comments with my team and your appreciation will certainly motivate them to create many more such memorable experiences. Our constant endeavour is to offer comfort and services that exceed our guest expectations. This is what Spice Village always works for. Once again, thank you for your great feedback and I look forward to personally welcome you back soon Warm Regards, Harikrishnan.R.Nair General Manager Spice Village
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PRICE RANGE
$143 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
spice village hotel thekkady, spice village thekkady
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkadyKumily
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spice Village, CGH Earth
Which popular attractions are close to Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Nearby attractions include Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali (0.4 km), Hachi Chocolate Homemade & Honey (0.4 km), and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grandma's Cafe, Coffee Garden, and Bamboo Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Spice Village, CGH Earth located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kumily.
Are any cleaning services offered at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Spice Village, CGH Earth?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Spice Village, CGH Earth?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (0.2 km).
Does Spice Village, CGH Earth have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.