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“Fabuous - Great start to India!”

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Villa Prakriti Homestay
Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabuous - Great start to India!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

This was our first night in India Meena was fantastic! - the stay itself was a pleasure and the rooms were clean. Meena is a great cook and we enjoyed chatting about India, politics and life in general. Meena helped us have an amazing second leg our holidays by arranging our car (with a perfect driver) and a house boat of quality with great staff in Allepey!

THANKS MEENA
Debby and Cain
Jan 12

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Hapert
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Meena's homestay is very nice and comfortable. We (my friend and I) stayed there for 2 nights at the beginning of January. Meena gave us a very warm welcome. We felt immediately at home. The room is very nice and clean. Meena can cook very well and we had a nice dinner at the roof-terrace. Meena knows the aerea very well and knows the places to be. For 1 day we went to a beautiful rainforest (am not sure about the name of the reservate- Gavi? perhaps it is) by jeep. We went looking for elephants and tigers. Unfortunely we did not find them but we did find some elephant-en tiger-marks! It was very special to us.
We had a perfect stay at Meena's homestay and we can recommand it to everybody.
Thank you, Meena!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

We (a couple) stayed two nights at Villa Prakriti. We were hiking / rafting at the national park all day, so we did not have time to enjoy the garden, the terrace and the flowers as we would have liked to do.
I wish we could have stayed longer to spend time on the roof terrace and to learn some of the delicious dishes from Meena!
The villa is difficult to find for the first time, so I am glad that we asked Meena to send a driver for us to our previous guest house. Paulos turned out to be the calmest, safest driver we had in Kerala. We ended up asking him to drive us up to Munnar as well.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

It was so good we extended by an extra night!
Being British I've eaten plenty of Indian food and thought I had a pretty good knowledge of the cuisine but Meena took this as a challenge and prepared less well known dishes for our family including the best paneer I have ever eaten and an amazing aubergine curry.
Added to the food - the rooms were clean and comfortable, the gardens were beautiful and Meena was really helpful and friendly. Would love to go back again!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We, a couple with a adult daugther, are excited of villa prakriti. Meena, the owner, is a very friendly and very interesting person, she can tell a lot about the country, about nature, about birds. And about food!!!! Her food is delicious - don't miss her dinner and beakfast!
Her unique house with the comfortable room is surrounded by a beautyful garden with a contless variety of exotic plants, like in paradise. We. Would have loved to stay longer and will come back for sure - for a birdwatchinf excursion and cookinglessons! Thank you, Meena

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Frankfurt am Main
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We (two women) stayed at Meena's house for 4 nights in December 2011. We loved the house and the location and Meena was a great host. Very dedicated. She organised almost everything for us - the taxidriver (Paolos - also very recommended), trips in the town, periyar park excursion and many more. Meenas cooking lesson was a highlight.
The room was nice and clean. Hot water, internet - all there. The breakfast was excellent and Meenas coffee delicious.
All in, I would very recommend this guest house.

Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Hilversum
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

We stayed at Villa Prakriti in december 2010 for 3 days and it was a fantastic experience. The owner, Meena, is an excellent host and helps you when ever she can. Above that she has a lot of good contacts with good taxidrivers (who drive slowly) and knows everything you need to visit the region. She helped us book several hotels in de region. When you are travelling shee even gives you advice en makes telephonecalls to solve problems.
Breakfast is a feast at Villa Prakriti: Meena cooks everyting you want but we suggest to let Meena cook what she wants, its perfect!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Prakriti Homestay

Property: Villa Prakriti Homestay
Address: 1 Mile, Opposite St. Thomas School, Thekkady 685509, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 87 Speciality Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear travelers, We will not be open until renewal of homestay license is done. Regret and open for cuisine courses. ... more   less 
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