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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

This place is a destination in itself: about 1 hour from Kottayam up in the hills you can experience farm life and splendid views over the Western Ghats. The house is stylishly decorated and very luxurious. Annamma cooks wonderful food and it is a great pleasure to listen to all the stories the Colonel has to tell! We did a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Our stay at the Colonel's Retreat was the highlight of our trip to Kerala. The gregarious (but professedly introverted) Jose and his lovely wife Annamma were most gracious and attentive hosts. The rooms with a balcony are just delightful and are well worth the cost (INR 7000). The balconies have a wonderful view over the property and onto the creek... More 

1 Thank SGW01
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Our family of four (including 6yr + 9yr old children) were made to feel warmly welcomed by the colonel and his wife, Annamamma. We had a room with a stunning balcony and generous bathroom. The food was home cooked and possibly the best we had in India. Off the typical tourist beat, the location is rural and the house is... More 

Thank Aedrian
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I thought I had arrived in paradise when I got here. The house is truly beautiful in every sense of the word- a stylish, luxurious abode in a magical, peaceful location up in the Malvady Hills. The home made food is to die for and the hosts do everything they can to make sure you get 100% out of your... More 

Thank PENZ_11
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

This really was the loveliest place w stayed in India. It was uh a pleasure to meet Colonel Jose and Annamma. Their hospitality knew no bounds and we felt like we were leaving family at the end. The rooms, food and setting were all beautiful and we really miss it. thank you Colonel Jose for making our stay so memorable.... More 

Thank immydriver
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2011

My wife and I stayed two nights at the end of September It was the end of the rainy season, but we had perfect weather - cool evenings and warm days. We could not have been happier with the whole experience. The house and guest rooms are gorgeous, with a balcony that seems to hang in the forest, overlooking a... More 

1 Thank Markley B
Lesce, Slovenia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Three of us, my husband, daughter of 11 and me spent three days in Colonel retreat. We did not expect such a luxioury. The house was beautiful, modern, with views to the trpical woods and the river. Our room, bathroom , big terace was so great, I would like to have one like this at home. We had 3 meals... More 

Thank micka07
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2011

We were so fortunate to stumble onto this wonderful B&B. The hosts are everything one could ask for and more: Mrs. Annamamma's kitchen produced the most marvelous local cuisine while Colonel Jose delighted with his marvelous stories. The house is a a comfortable gem perched on a hillside with balconies that feel like sitting in a tree house. We trekked... More 

Thank TravelFollies
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2011

A hidden gem. Gracious hosts, a splendid house and a very nice room wih a fantastic balcony. Beautiful surroundings, very good food. A place where tranquility and beauty come together. Nice walking to a natural pool in which you can have a swim. We would have liked to stay longer.

1 Thank BertHeemstede
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2011

We were lucky enough to stay at the Colonels’ Retreat for just over weeks, Colonel Jose and Annamma could not have been better hosts, generous with their time, attention and warm smiles. The food was superb, varied and plentiful and much appreciated, (especially after hiking in the Mavady and Wagamon hills of the fabulous Western Ghats. The contemporary design of... More 

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Address: Mavady Hills | Teekoy, Kottayam 686580, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam
Price Range: £58 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Colonel's Retreat Kottayam, Kerala, India
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