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Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I read all the reviews before booking this place and I was expecting a very beautiful location and awesome rooms when I went there, but this place was way beyond my expectations. Not only the location is amazing but what makes this place a lot more beautiful is the hospitality provided to the guests. Each and every team member literally strives hard to make the stay wonderful and memorable. While casually talking to the manager Vinu, I mentioned that it would be great to have a lounge chair in the patio and within 10 mins there was a lounge chair in my patio. This is just one of the examples. They provide you with a personalized concierge service. Whatever you need, from booking tickets to going around, they arrange for it. The rooms are always picture perfect. Your bar is always full. The food is always served fresh and hot. You want to take a trek, just tell them the time and the guide would be waiting for you with all the arrangements. The service provided here is literally better than any 7 star hotel I have stayed in so far. No way I am going to stay anywhere else, whenever I come to Thekkady!!!

Room Tip: Choose any room, you will not go wrong!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Nikhil S
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Niraamaya R, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your encouraging review. We strive to bring unobtrusive service to match the serenity of the retreat. Always trying our utmost to provide a bespoke hospitality experience for all our guests. It gives us great pleasure to be acknowledged for the same.

Concierge activities around this exciting destination are also part of our planned extended services, so as to provide all our guests a memorable authentic cultural experience.Your encouraging words for our team have motivated the team to strive harder to exceed guest’s expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Niraamaya Reterats Cardamom Club.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I stayed with my wife, kids and parents for two nights from 7th september to 9th september 2013.Its an amazing resort with great homely hospitality.The property has got 6 premium cottages well designed with eco friendly concept.The resort is well maintained with gardens and a fire place.we went hiking to the hill top near the resort through the plantation escorted by the friendly staff Manoj and Ajin. On reaching the hill top were lucky to sight few Bisons.
The food at the resort is awesome with special care taken to your taste.

A very special thanks to Manoj, Ajin, srijith and sajjod for making our trip a memorable one.
All arrangements were taken care for jeep trip to scenic spots, boating on the periyar, Elephant ride.Staying at cardamom club thekkady will assure you a fantastic and amazing holiday.I would definitely recommend this place at thekkady.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Divakar C M
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Niraamaya R, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. Yes Thekkady is a unique destination and we ensure that Niraamaya Retreats is a one of a kind experience which is tailor made for every visiting guest.

Clearly you have made the best of the destination with the activities that you chose to visit during your stay. What gives us immense pleasure is the fact that we were able to exceed your expectations with our hospitality, that is Niraamaya's ongoing endeavor.

Thank you for recommending Niraamaya Retreats, it means a lot to us and we look forward to hosting you and your family again.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I stayed with my wife for two nights. She did pretty good research and finally stuck with this one. As we reached there it was beyond our expectations. It is a beautiful resort in midst of plantation of different spices like cardamom, pepper , coffee etc. It was wonderful experience to hike up the top of it with the help of their staff though we got scared seeing a bison there :) . The staff consists of wonderful people who go all the way to make your trip wonderful. Manoj was our guide for the whole trip who made all the arrangements for us from kathakali performance to booking bamboo rafting in periyar wildlife sanctuary - special thanks to him for making our trip memorable. Will love to go back there :)

WARNING : Don't use Google map to reach there. It doesn't have accurate route as of Aug13.

Room Tip: All the room are at the same level so all of them will be having the same view. No difference.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank _Anil_Lohchab_
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Niraamaya R, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure hosting you. We take a great deal of pride in ensuring that a personalized hospitality experience does not elude any of our guests. It is extremely satisfying to know that you got the feel of the what we call the 'Niraamaya Experience'

It is evident that you are an ardent traveler, as all the activities you chose to experience are the best in the region. The trek to Mount Miracle is an unique experience and you are among the lucky ones to have caught the glimpse of the 'Gaur' the Indian bison. Our location makes us truly unique as you get to see the best of flora and fauna within the retreat itself and we are pleased that you made the most of it.

Thank you once more and we look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

My mother and i stayed here for 3 nights from the 21st to the 24th of August. It was an amazing trip thanks to the amazing resort and its ever friendly and helpful staff. The resort is surrounded by the hills of the Periyar reserve on 3 sides and the private sit-outs offer beautiful views of the surroundings. Just sit, soak in the picturesque scene the resort offers, the chirping of the birds, the occasional downpour , the smell of the soil after the rain..happiness guaranteed :)

The rooms are top class and very cozy. The groovy shower has a glass roof and granite walls. The food at the resort is quite awesome too..All you got to do is talk to chef shindoo about what you would like to eat and something great turns up!

As far as activities go, the friendly staff go out of their way to organize everything and ensure you have a great time. Its very informal too. It is akin to planning an activity with friends, going out and having a blast ! Hiking through their cardamom plantation, boating on the lake, kalari, kathakali, driving to some of the most scenic spots in an open top jeep were all superb. A very special thanks to Manoj for organizing everything and being our companion through the 3 days.

Many thanks to Binoo, Ajin, Srijith, Chef Shindoo and Sajjod also for making our trip a memorable one. One is assured of an amazing holiday in thekkady by the Cardamom Club resort. Ek dum Mast Mast!

PS: Do hike all the way to the top of their cardamom plantation, where it meets the reserve. its worth it... And have the tomato chutney made by chef shindoo.wow!

Room Tip: Do hike all the way to the top of their cardamom plantation, where it meets the reserve. its worth it. Also lounge in the private sitouts in the early mornings and have the chance to spot the park animals grazing on the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank mumbai_masala
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Niraamaya R, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to patiently mention almost everything you enjoyed at our retreat it was truly a pleasure to host you.

Your passion for travel is so evident in the way you have ensured covering everything Thekkady has to offer. Yes the trek to Mount Miracle is an absolute delight, especially if you get there early enough to catch the sunrise which is truly breathtaking, some lucky guests have even caught the glimpse of the 'gaur' an Indian bison and other wildlife.

We are really humbled in the way you have remembered to mention the staff by name. This is truly the kind of appreciation that inspires us to strive harder and always keep getting better.

We are eager to host you again.

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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We had been to this place before it got taken over by Muthoot Group. Cardamom club is a gem of a place hidden amongst the beautiful valleys of munnar. It is quite a drive from the city, but worth it at the end, when you reach the property. The cottages are separated from one another giving you utmost privacy. The rooms are very nicely done in earthy hues and the beds are quite comfortable. The gardens around the rooms are nice looking and well maintained. The owner of the place then, George was quite a good host and made sure his guests are comfortable. The food they serve in the dining area is authentic Kerala cuisine served fresh and hot! 

We were even allowed to bring our beagle along and she absolutely loved running about the lovely property (of course on a leash). It was a stay that we'll always remember fondly. Overall, we had an absolutely lovely stay and would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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2  Thank thediscerning
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Niraamaya R, General Manager at Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club - Thekkady, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit to Thekkady, yes it is truly heaven on earth with so much to do as a destination. Among a few are the Tiger Reserve, spice plantation visits, Gavi jeep safari and boating on the Periyar lake. No visit to Thekkady is complete without the spa experience it is among the very best in India, especially the Ayurvedic treatments.

The property you have mentioned is not Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club hence we would be unable to comment on the same.

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