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Spice Village
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Such a nice place”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

We stayed in one of the bungalows which was simple but very pleasant and comfortable. The ammenities were very good. the restaurant was buffet style with a good selection of local food. The a la carte restaurant was closed unfortunately so we don't know how that was. The bar was good and a nice place to relax. the staff were very helpful and considerate. a nice little gift shop worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Spice village is a unique resort supporting the cause of "save environment save planet earth"The moment you enter the resort you can sense their concern to save environment.The staff is very courteous..they try their best to make your stay as peaceful and as homely as possible.The stay is very comfortable.They offer you only cottages.The food is real good everything fresh...all vegetables are organically grown in their own farms which is inside the property.They have an English style bar which has some real antique stuffs.They offer swimming pool though it lacks privacy.Resort has a large dinning area and offers buffet.but on request the chef is ready to prepare something that you prefer.The resort do not offer room service.
The resort is a great place to relax and loosen yourself of all the worries.,surrounded by lush greenery.They have a recreation room which has tabla tennis,carom board,chess etc facility.During the evening a walk through a local market of kumily will do good but sometimes it can become too noisy with all transport buses etc.
The resort can help you to arrange for a morning or night trek at near by periyar reserved forest area which is advisable only if you are a true nature lover coz you will not get to see animals may be wild elephants..but yes i enjoyed it its so calm so serene to be close to nature listen to the bird chirping...
Apart from this one can also go for a boat ride at the periyar river which we didnt try.But we preferred going to a day long trek to Periyar wildlife reserve forest area which is atleats 45 min to 1 hr drive away from resort but once again i ll say a must go for nature lovers.
Some cultural program during the evening at around 7PM. is also organized by the resort for the guest.
We went during the month of Oct - November 2011 and the resort had organized Cake Mixing Ceremony..they invited all the guest and it was a nice experience for me to be a full fledged part of it.
This is the second property of cgh Earth where we stayed after Maison de Perumal at pondicherry and i must say something unique about the staff at cgh they make you so comfortable that you just fall in love with them and long to come back once again soon.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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FRANCE
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Eco friendly resort. The room is a simple bungalow, reasonable size, simple, and clean.
The 2 restaurants are good.
The all resort is surrounded by beautiful trees, monkeys and birds.
We did not have the chance to see any bats nor any tiger in the park.

Nice drive from there to Cochin through the tea plantation.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Great place for relaxation. Very interesting gardens as they contain hundreds of trees (all with their names beside them). Spacious rooms (some are like a small house). You don't need to do any tours as the Village itself is a calm retreat. Great Eco feel. Lovely shop with many quirky things that I didn't find elsewhere in India. Spectacular grey and black monkeys run through the trees at the Village and are fun to watch.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back of the property are quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The bungalows are lovely. We stayed for 2 nights in April in a suite which are the furthest from reception so there is a pay off for space over location. The rooms are simple but nice. The pool was pretty (not big but its not a big hotel.) I loved the cooking demo and the vibe of the hotel with its large organic garden and the paper marking business. The bar has to be one of the best bars I've even been too. A massive pool table and a wonderful room covering in historical photos. You feel like you are at an English hunting lodge. Leaving the hotel, the highlight of our trip up here was bathing the elephants at Elephant Junction. The boat ride is a bit of a waste of time (no wildlife to see) but my kids like the local martial arts show. Sadly the whole experience was let down by getting sick at the restaurant. Taking all the normal precautions (eating vegetarian, no ice, no salads or cold food) I got violently ill in the middle of the night and was terrible the next day but it did get better when I got some antibiotics. I read in recent reviews someone else also said the same. Perhaps its that the dinner is served buffet style and you should order something prepared freshly? My kids has mountains of the gorgeous freshly prepared bread they bake nightly and they were fine so perhaps just avoid the buffet.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Spice Village

Property: Spice Village
Address: Kumily Road, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Luxury Hotel in Thekkady
#3 Family Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,496 - ₹ 12,602
Hotel Class:4 star — Spice Village 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Spice Village Thekkady, Kerala

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