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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had the choicest of rooms [ wife , child and I] it was almost like having a whole house to ourselves . We were also transported 100 years into the past , living in a wooden house with wonderful natural ventilation . Over the years the monsoon has become bursts of rain , at Paradisa I experienced 10 hours of wonderful , continous steady rain . The design of the rooms is such that we could sit in warm , dry ,comfort reading / chatting/contemplating around the nadumuttoms [ inner courtyards] with the rain all around us ! The warmth of the hospitality of Mr Simon and his staff with some delicious cooking rounded off a great experience.

Room Tip: Ask for the cottages overlooking the valley next to the pool.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Info p, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for staying with us and glad that you enjoyed your stay, embracing the rain as part of enhancing your experience rather than seeing it as a damper. It is a pleasure to host guests like you and your wonderful family. We thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely superb hotel where we had the most wonderful time.

The plantation is in a beautiful location with panaoramic views and the soundtrack of the amazing jungle. The only other human settlements you can see are tribal fires at nighttime. The mist is magical and you really feel like you are in another world and definitely away from it all.

The facilities are beautiful. The rooms are renovated old houses which are beautiful and calming spaces where you feel at peace and very comfortable. The pool is fab and is always ready with towels and the restaurant offers wonderful views interspersed with beautiful pieces of art.

The food was delicious with a yummy high quality dinner and a fab breakfast. Each time offering a different menu and local products such as palm sugar, banana jam, homemade masala from the plantation and guava jam.

Finally, our stay was like nothing we have experienced. You don't feel like you are going to a hotel, you feel like you are staying with friends who are so attentive to your every need and do everything to ensure you have the best time possible. Simon was incredible - lots of fun and an extremely interesting and kind gentleman. He really went out of his way to make us feel welcome which included greeting us at the car, taking us for walks, having dinner with us and organising our trip in India (and calling hotels and taxis to get us a good rate). He organised a fabulous south India tour.

On top of all this, the staff supporting Simon are attentive, discrete and extremely dignified giving you personalised service and anticipating your every need before you realise it yourself.

The most fabulous place to stay and it really made our trip in India.

Thank you Simon and Jorji

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Claire S
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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Your effusive praise leaves me at a loss for words. May I just say thank you for staying with us. I cannot take the credit for arranging your hotels, you did that on your own, and I am glad to know that the taxi and driver that I arranged for you served you well.
It was a joy to have you with us, and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Mr. Simon a kind friendly and knowledgeable man has created a retreat that cannot be missed. The accommodations are tasteful and calming the food is outstanding and the setting and views make Paradisa special. We hiked, climbed to our guides favourite viewing place for the whole valley and had fascinating evening conversation

If we were to return to South India this would be one place we would revisit unequivocally

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Your kind words of appreciation are an encouragement to the team to continue to pursue excellence and thereby constantly improve our service. Thank you for staying at Paradisa and glad to note that you had a good stay. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us when you visit South India again.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is truly a unique hotel. The views are stunning and Simon ( the owner and architect) arranged for us to take a very lovely walk in the nearby jungle as well as a visit to a large tea factory .
The food at the resort is very good and the kitchen is quite flexible. We emailed before arriving and pre ordered lunch . This was quite useful as we arrived a bit late .
We stayed I the cardamom villa which has two large bedrooms and we had an extra bed put in each one for the kids.
There is a small pool with deck which is nice after a walk in the hot sun.
If you are not opposed to windy , hilly roads and you would like to see some Indian country side in the south I would definitely recommend paradisa.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review and glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. Your observations are sure to serve prospective guests well in planning their stay with us. Thank you also for taking the time to post your comments. Look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Greeted by the owner, Simon and his staff. Georgi was particularly helpful and played integral role in our comfort. Secluded at 2900 feet above sea level. View was delightful. Food very enjoyable. Learned alot about the spices, grown and harvested on property. Stayed in the Cardamon "cabin". No AC but the temperatures for mid to end of February not a factor. We (two couples) had the run of the place for ourselves. The drive from Cochin to Paradisia was four hours. Driver an absolute must. Learned alot about the local way of driving!

Room Tip: Each "cabin" tucked among the hillside. mountains. The Cardoman cabin is their signature cabin and found on their marketing brochures, etc.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Paradisa, Owner at Paradisa Plantation Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and gratified to know that Paradisa contributed in a small way to your discovery of India. Thank you for choosing to stay at Paradisa, and also for your time in posting your review. We look forward to your next visit.

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