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“Great Holiday experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mayapott Plantation Villa

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Mayapott Plantation Villa
Mumbai, India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Holiday experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Mayapott...It was a most amazing holiday . The location just off the main road but in the midst of nature and in a Cardamom plantation,the beautifully designed bungalow that blends into the landscape,the spring that provides soothing music , the birds....Then theres the staff who spare no effort to ensure your holiday is the best possible..be it Johnson the ever smiling and resourceful manager who even took me bird watching early one morning or the wonderful Chef who provided one great meal after another ...with a smile ,a word and was satisfied only when we had really enjoyed the meal.Beenu, his beautiful shy wife and Sunil never tired of ensuring that the rooms were clean, well decorated and welcoming, serving meals with smiles and cheerful conversations. It made one feel cherished and sad when it was time to leave. A holiday, a destination a group of wonderful people ...and wonderful enduring memories of fun relaxation, trekking,tasty food, enchanting sights........

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nomadic_me
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sisalwellness, Manager at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hi Madam,

Your review is indeed sounds like a well written travelogue; where in you have touched every aspect of your 4 days stay at Mayapott. It is like a beautiful painting that you have gifted to us.Thank you very much indeed for the personal pats and encouraging words too! We would look forward to your next holidays at Mayapott and Kerala.

Cheers!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

cosy hotel on the banks of a stream isolated in the jungle. Very friendly, warm and attentive staff. Meals excellent and plentiful. Ability to walk or bike around very green and have a massage. Beautiful and relaxing place where we were received like princes!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D S
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sisalwellness, Manager at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hi Davy,

It is just an honor to hear that you were received like princes at Mayapott!
Thank you for the crisp and meaning feedback. Your photographs on Mayapott are beautiful too.
We look forward to see you again.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Kerala always fascinated me as I have heard from my friends on several travel chats. But I never thought that this small state will be so beautiful. the icing on the cake of my holidays was definitely my Mayapott experience. From the moment we checked in to this magical house it had some varieties to offer : the beauty of the house, the extra ordinary peace; well appointed bed rooms, clean and hygienic surroundings, the bubbling spring below the room with lots of life around, the bird songs in the morning, the aroma of the cardamom wafting in the plantation and more. The food served was indeed very unique. It was all prepared fresh with available ingredients from the local market, as I could see them bringing fresh fish and vegetables every day. Hence the menu varied every day of our stay. The fish wrapped in banana leaf with some magic local masala was indeed a treat.

It is excellent nature hide-out; a place for peace as well as activities; you could trek up to the satans hill or do some biking around the plantation trails. I have spotted some beautiful bird life during my early morning walks to the cardamom curing centre. I also tried a back comfort relaxation treatment at Sisal Spa, a small cozy place.It was more than value for money. This place is little away from the Thekkady town however it is worth being away from the crowd. They do not have a credit card facility.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manu p
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sisalwellness, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hello Mr. Manu.

Being an young traveler from the Information Technology industry, your specific review adds a great value to our cause and services. It is just an eye opening thing to know that your interest to bird life, nature walks , treks and above all some real PEACE of mind had some meaningful realization during your Mayapott experience.
We hope many travelers with similar interests would find this review very helpful. We are grateful and honored.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Mayapott has so much to rave about. Located on a cardamom plantation, it is surrounded by lush vegetation. It has an almost mystical setting, as a underwater spring emerges from under its foundation. But even more than the setting, the staff was what was most memorable. They attended to us in a most sincere and warm manner. The meals were inspiring and the beds extremely comfortable. Do keep in mind though that the property is a bit of a ride (one hour on very bumpy terrain) from Periyar and this changed our planning of activities a bit. However, for an escape from civilization in a comfortable setting with immaculate service, Mayapott can not be beaten.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank roundtripfor4
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sisalwellness, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Namaste!

Thank you very much for the lovely words and sincere patts!
We were very fortunate to have had very serious travelers like you who have keen observation and appreciation for high service standards; especially you being medical doctors. Our team is motivated by your helpful suggestions as well. During your visit the the main road connecting Thekkady and Mayapott was damaged due to the excess monsoon; however now the road is well repaired and it is just a pleasant and beautiful nature drive ( 30 minutes) where you could just refresh yourself in the aroma of cardamom and wild flowers in the ride towards Thekkady. Thank you and cheers!
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Tunis, Tunisia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

Great location, amongst such dense greenery. The staff at Mayapott was exceptional in taking care of us. The dinners were good, the food genuine and service excellent.
However, place lacked a little in activities though the staff took our suggestions for adding some activities seriously.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SB123455656
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sisalwellness, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 28 November 2011
Dear Madam,

Namaste!

Thank you very much indeed for the candid words of appreciation about Mayapott and its team. Your words have indeed added value to our credibility, with regards to your suggestions for activities we have added a number of board games for the indoor activities, couple of bikes would be also added soon, that would become one among the interesting activities that our guest would enjoy during their romance with nature at Mayapott. Once again thank very much and looking forward to see you again.
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Additional Information about Mayapott Plantation Villa

Property: Mayapott Plantation Villa
Address: Kadamakkuzhy | Vallakadavu, Thekkady 685515, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 87 Speciality Lodging in Thekkady
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,454 - ₹ 8,670
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayapott Plantation Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
… a stream, which meanders through the property, appears at one point and mysteriously vanishes at another point. No wonder the place is called “Mayapott” meaning ‘ the mystical point’ in Tamil language. Mayapott Plantation villa is a boutique home stay, built on a rock in the natural ambiance of 130 acres of cardamom estate; the greenery, birds & breeze, natural stream and excellent amenities invite travelers who seek peace and privacy along with rich activities such as trekking, plantation walks, honey bee farming, hiking, biking, bird watching, peaceful reading of their favorite book by the brook, learning and participating in the ethnic cooking. Apart from these activities one can enjoy the outdoor activities promoted and organized by the Kerala tourism such as, river rafting & trekking, boating, jungle safari.Mayapott is built around a huge rock, which was used as a resting point for hunters. Legend has it that the bonfire around which they rested was a safe refuge from the herd of wild elephants that raged the area. The rainforest canopy, the floor of which houses the cardamom plantation, provides the serene setting for Mayapott. A stream flows under the bridge that connects the two portions of the house, which is quite a delightful sight during the rains. The area also houses the huge pond that has been used as a storage tank for irrigating the plantation.A short while from Thekkady, the seat of the Periyar wildlife, yet far from anything that can disturb you….. So cut off that even a newspaper rarely reaches it; this home frees you to rejuvenate yourself in the deepest possible ways. This unique plantation hide-out features two fully furnished studio rooms(bed rooms) and one villa suite, a two bed spa, common dining area and fire place, a tea launch over the covered bridge ; and 130 acres of lush green cardamom plantation where privacy will be the password for nature lovers to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. And for honeymoon couples to get lost in their world of dreams, romance and playful mischief. Attached bath rooms have a natural ambience too. All the rooms have view of the plantation and the stream, complimented with music of the birds, aroma of cardamom, wild flowers and the list goes on… ... more   less 
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