We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Duke`s Forest Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ponmudi
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Duke`s Forest Lodge
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

very well maintained villas admist forest surroundings, helpful manager mr;waheed along with smiling and pleasing staffs .Had a plantation visit withvery enthusiastic mr: sujith was really admired by the neatness of the total premises and also hats off to the owner mrs :maria, for taking care of abadoned dogs ,my kids were realy moved seing the hadicapped dogs but so... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank teddy m
mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, they certainly go a long way! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed serving you and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you once again for choosing us as your holiday destination! Best Wishes, Nikki More 

Kottayam, India
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Pros: Nice place, good staff, cool bath in Kallar river, tasty food... Cons: Food is expensive, attractions offered like tribal village visit not there. Food or even morning tea is not served to the estate bungalow rooms which is away from the restaurant and breakfast started late

Helpful?
Thank Josemonpala
mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for your kind words and taking the effort to give us a review on trip advisor. All of us at Duke's Forest Lodge do our very best to provide wholesome and healthy holidays for all our guests visiting us. We make sure all our food is cooked from scratch as per each order,... More 

Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I stayed at Dukes in May with family and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Nestled away in a rubber estate, Dukes was a perfect weekend getaway to take a break from stressful city life. The villas are huge and the villa in which we stayed overlooked the Kallar river. We were also lucky to catch the monsoon showers. Sitting... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sej_611
mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor :) We are thrilled to know you were able to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century and appreciate nature at it's purest form with all of us at Duke's. Being situated in a rubber plantation, we take pride in the fact that... More 

Alappuzha, India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Visited this property with colleagues during a one day trip to Ponmudi from my company. The hotel location is on the way to Ponmudi hill station and on the banks of Kallar river which makes it an ideal place for stay away from the sounds of city. We enjoyed the day playing cricket, spent time at the outdoor pool and... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnishJohnes
mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! So happy to hear you chose us as your holiday destination :) Yes, just like you said we are located on the way to the famous tourist destination, Ponmudi Hills, and we are situated in about 100 acres of rubber plantation, perched by the edge of the reserve forest, overlooking the river. We aim... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We were 3 kids + 2 adults+1 dog and we took 2 pool villas while actually the person who we talked to told us that one room would be enough. He was right - the room and the bed was very very spacious. there is a huge balcony overlooking the river and forest beyond that. There is a small "pool"... More 

Helpful?
Thank n_srividhya
mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

mariajacob_13, Owner at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review, 28 Apr 2016 Greetings From Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking your time to give us a kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed Zeta's visit to Dukes. Yes, just like you mentioned we make it... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Simply idyllic. We were in Room 105 (well, that’s what was on our key fob) or it might have been Mango Villa. Whatever, it was the villa closest to reception, the restaurant and the pool, which it overlooked along with the river and the forest on the opposite bank. We spent hours sitting on our terrace or wandering around the... More 

Helpful?
Thank joys59
mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for your kind words about us, and taking the time to review us on Trip advisor, as each and every review certainly goes a long way. Duke's is definitely a nature lovers paradise, and we wish all our guests to explore the hidden secrets of nature in all it's glory, while staying with... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We went to duke resort as one day trip with family. It is not big a resort but ideal for a family one day outing. It is on way to ponmudi and it has a small river flowing near to it. Kids enjoyed in the swimming pool and also in the river. Food was good but takes time also check... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rajur77
mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor, and we are happy that you chose us as your holiday destination. Duke's is located in a rubber plantation, edging the reserve forest and overlooking the river, allowing our guests to experience nature in all it's glory while staying with us. Which is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I stayed over at this place on 26 Jan with my spouse and our friends. Location is picturesque ! Amidst Nature ! Breakfast was fantastic. Cons ? Yes ! 1. Rooms were basic, no water ! The photographs of the founders were hanging in the halls ! When requested for coffee, after the initial fuss saying the "Owner clearly prohibited... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank r0binmathew
mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Yes, like you said, Duke's is located by the edge of a reserve forest, overlooking the river, giving our guests, to explore and experience nature in all it's glory, away from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. When you mentioned that... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely drive up to the place.. Its in the middle of a good forest. Great mountain views. Good basic rooms with a clean bathroom. But we had few disappointments. Our bathroom did not have lights and we were given emergency lights to adjust to it, No basic necessities like water bottle in our rooms, all very old bed sheets just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nilanthi P
mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor and choosing us as your holiday destination. As you said, we are situated in a rubber plantation, overlooking a river and the reserve forest. Being located away from the city, would mean that our guests are able to enjoy a peaceful holiday... More 

UK
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

A small jewel of a place. Set in quiet green woodland with delightful river views. The staff are consistently helpful and friendly. The food is excellent and very well priced. The breakfast offers a feast of delicious tropical fruits and a variety of savoury dishes. Punctuality of meals is not top of the agenda but quality of food is.

Helpful?
Thank Robert P
mariajacob_13, Public Relations Manager at Duke`s Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings from Duke's Forest Lodge ! Thank you for taking the time to give us a very kind review on Trip Advisor, each and every review certainly does go a long way ! Duke's Forest Lodge being located by the reserve forest, edging the river side, we aim to give all our guests, a peaceful and healthy holiday, away from... More 

34 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (34)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ponmudi
0.0 mi away
KTDC Golden Peak
KTDC Golden Peak
#1 of 1 in Ponmudi
59 reviews
0.0 mi away
Krishnatheeram Ayur Holy Beach Resort
0.0 mi away
Estuary Island Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Travancore Heritage
Travancore Heritage
#1 of 3 in Chowara
525 reviews
0.0 mi away
Raja Hotel
Raja Hotel
#45 of 52 in Kovalam
18 reviews
0.0 mi away
Bio Veda Hill Resort
Bio Veda Hill Resort
#2 of 137 in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Duke`s Forest Lodge

Address: Anapara, Vithura | Nedumangadu, Ponmudi, India
Region: India > Kerala > Ponmudi
Price Range: £42 - £2,857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Duke`s Forest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Duke`s Forest Lodge Kerala/Ponmudi, India
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Duke`s Forest Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Duke`s Forest Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“with river facing balconies”
 of 5 bubbles n_srividhya, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Never take the bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles r0binmathew, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms/cottages overlooking the stream.”
 of 5 bubbles liveziz, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Select Villa that have a view of Kallar River”
 of 5 bubbles aneeshvk, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms that face the river offer a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles Mohandas3747, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
5 of 5