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Vagamon Heights: Thankakanam Estate
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I had originally booked for Woodpecker suite for August 14th 2013 and had transferred an advance of Rs.4000. But due to heavy rains/landslide in Idukki district i wanted to cancel the trip. But the proprietor Mr. Rashid said that he could extend the monsoon offer till November of that year and he will refund my advance in case i am not able to make by then. But when i tried to reach them in November to cancel the booking, there has been no response at all. I had sent several mails but has been in vain.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The place is excellent for who enjoy the nature. You don't have TV in the room which i stayed. So enjoy your timing by walking around, talking and other activities. Its calm and you have lot of privacy. We never had a feeling of the resort, we felt as if we are in any known person's home. The food was excellent. The staff's support and cooperation was good and require a special mention. I surely recommend you can visit Vagamon heights. One suggestion, you should go as a group then it will be more fun.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tiruchirappalli, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This property has a lot of indoor activities like boating, fishing (though we did not catch a single fish in an hour !), 4X4 offroading etc, to keep you busy throughout the day.

The food was good and sufficient; but limited in variety.

The room ambiance was just about average. It can be improved.

One can go for long walks within the property...

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

One of the best places in Kerala !! I have been to this place thrice - with friends & family. Absolutely wonderful experience !! The service is great, delicious high quality food, very very quiet and homely !!.Weather is awesome all through out the year. The jeep ride and boating is just amazing and offers Fantastic Views !

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. Yes!!!

Myself, along with my husband and 2 year old son had been to Vagamon heights last week to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. It was a 300 acre estate surrounded with greenery.

We were accommodated at Woodpecker top. The scenic view was amazing from the cottage. We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days. Being a road less traveled, it was a serene place. As promised in their website, they offered boating in their private lake and jeep safari during our stay.

Food was tasty and hygienic too. Especially in a state where good vegetarian food is hard to get, they offered very tasty vegetarian food.

Overall a heavenly experience. A must visit for nature lovers...We are sure to visit the place again...

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gobichettipalayam, India
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed in this property on month of August and weather was amazing. We six couples enjoyed the two day stay to the core. These guys were very helpful and took care all our needs. We had 4W jeep ride and boating in their property which was amazing. The property is surrounded by green meadows and looks like green blankets. Its a must visit place....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed in Vagamon Heights from the 30th August to 1st September. Truly impressed with the overall concept, of 300 acres and some cottages in its midst. The cottages are good and gives you the feeling of living in the jungle, which is the case anyways. Here's what we thought of the stay/place:

Good:
1. Location, peaceful, disconnected from outside world (though the mornings we could hear buses and vehicles rambling on the outside, which disturbed the peace)
2. Good staff.
3. Excellent Food.

Bad (Needs improvement urgently)

1. Rooms were never cleaned during the stay, until you specifically ask for.
2. Bed linen and others were not clean and not changed or tidied during the stay.
3. Choice of food is less if you don't like whats on the pre-prepared menu.
4. Fishing was a big let down. Actually felt cheated. They take you to a lake with some stick and nylon thread attached and use dough. Come-on that's not fishing.
5. Absolutely nothing to do for families except for couple of swings and some broken cricket gears.
6. Manager Sam, though tried to please, he seemed lost in his thoughts whenever you talk to him.
7. Expensive..!!!! @ 4000INR/night for a single cottage.

Overall an ok experience and nothing great to write about as some of the other reviewers have mentioned. Go for it in groups but stay away if you plan to take yours family.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Vagamon Heights: Thankakanam Estate

Property: Vagamon Heights: Thankakanam Estate
Address: Off Pullikkanam-Vagamon Road | Vagamon, Vagamon, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Vagamon
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Vagamon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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Vagamon Heights: Thankakanam Estate Kerala

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