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“Mayapott a bugalow in Rhythm with nature”

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Mayapott Plantation Villa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
“Mayapott a bugalow in Rhythm with nature”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Mayapott is a beautiful place in the heart of the cardamom plantations of Kerala. The Bungalow is constructed such that it blends with the natural surroundings. The bridge connecting the rooms to the dining place is an architectural marvel.
The sound of the water flowing below the bridge and the butter fly’s flitting across the window is a sight to behold.
John not only takes care of you but also takes you on a visit to the cardamom plantation. The kitchen staffs have great culinary skills and are unhesitant in sharing their recipes with you. We planned to stay for a day but on reaching Mayapott we decided to extend the same by another day, it was worth it as John arranged a boating trip to the Periyar wild life sanctuary followed by a Kathakali performance and later a display of the martial arts.
The drive to the bungalow itself was an exhilarating experience and with the help of the directions from Mr.Johnson the return was fabulous. I strongly recommend Mayapott Bungalow to any nature loving person who would like to spend some time with nature at its un-spoilt best.
I strongly recommend Mayapott bungalow to all those who are interested in spending time with nature.
Dr. S.M.Ganti
Mumbai

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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sisalwellness, Team Sisal Wellness at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Namaste!

In Rhythm with nature! What a fabulous and encouraging title! Thank you very much!

We are glad to know that you have had a great tryst with nature at Mayapott. We are certain that you have returned back home to Mumbai with a lot of panoramic memory slides and beautiful cute moments of romance with nature at Mayapott Bungalow. Thank you very much indeed for the personal accolades too !

Cheers!
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Varanasi, India
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Beautiful place to stay with family. Very unique location and combination of natural beauty and modern architectural planning. Fresh water streams flowing all around the bungalow. The bunglow is beautifully carved out of rocks amidst water streams and plantation. well maintained neat and clean rooms and surroundings. Very spacious. Very warm hospitality by Jhon. we stayed there on 22/10/12 for 2days along with our 3 kids. we were very well guided by Jhon the day we stablished contact with him. He was waiting to welcome us in the Bungalow. Jhon was so friendly wid the kids as if kids were knowing him from years. My 3 kids kept on ordering 3 different dishes each time and Jhon was happily getting it prepared. They played with Jhon and learned making flowers and birds with cloth. I feel its a perfect place to enjoy with family or to relax or for a romantic experience or to meditate. Isolated, not crowded, very serene and peaceful. No need to worrry about anything, Jhon is there to take care. Good tasty food, you just have to order watever u want, or u can cook on your own. I wish i will come to this place again as the kinds want to meet their friend/uncle Jhon. I highly recommend this Bunglow to anyone who loves nature and peace.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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sisalwellness, Team Sisal Wellness at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Namaste!

Our team at Mayapott Bungalow is overwhelmingly glad and feel great to read your touching feedback in TripAdvisor; your eye for details and personalized comments have indeed boosted the moral of our team. Our chef feels honored to hear great words of appreciation for his culinary skills; especially from a widely traveled medical professional. Thank you for the little ones for the smiles and loving company. A bouquet of thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Team Mayapott longs forward to see you again!
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Mayapott recently. I'd strongly recommend this place to anybody who is truly looking to get away from it all. Nestled in the cardamom hills of Idukki - this is one resort that has been designed by really taking the stunning surroundings into account.

The drive to the resort is itself an exhilarating experience. We were welcomed by a really friendly staff and treated like family throughout our stay. The natural brook that gurgles past underneath the resort provides a soothing backdrop as you go about your activities. Indulge your escapist fantasies by visiting Mayapott.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank jvincent515
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sisalwellness, Team Mayapott at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 2 September 2012
Hello & Namaste!

Warm greetings and hearty congratulations for choosing Mayapott for your family holidays. Our team feels grateful and honored to read your review from a realistic & experiential family holidays. THANK YOU! We are certain that your touching feedback will beckon many more visitors for a "Mayapott Experience". Your sincere pats have really made our team charged up to smile and care more! We love to see you again at Mayapott. Cheers and Bye!

Team Mayapott Bungalow
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

I have been to many resorts over the years with my family and have experienced not much of a site or location but was fair enough. Most common locations are like next to a lake or stream or even some cool places like munnar, ooty etc.. But a recent visit to one resort changed everything –Mayapott Bungalow.
Absolutely a beautiful location and a pleasant stay. Nothing like a cool atmosphere surrounded with 135 acres of cardamom plantation. Everything is great, the stay, the food, the staff and most of all the service.
The resort speaks for itself, what you can see, hear and feel the comfort. Like there’s this stream of continuous flow of water through different sizes of rocks such that you can actually hear them flowing down most of the time or especially when you get up from a goodnights sleep. Most of the rooms are located such that you open your windows you can actually see this flow of pure and cool water throughout. The food is great, cozy rooms with sweets to welcome the guest and the sweet aroma of the cardamom plantations. But what amazes me more is the structure of the resort. Its literally built around this huge rock! Pretty strong structure and you have to cross over the other side of the resort through this heavy constructed wooden bridge which is supported by this huge rock. You can actually see this huge rock staring right at you, not scary but feels awesome to pass by and touch it! Truly the best vacation and the best resort we have yet stayed. I can’t say more cause you need to experience it than just listen or even read this post. I recommend all my friends and other reading this post to make sure you visit this resort…truly amazing!

Thank you so much for a pleasant stay and the wonderful service!!

Room Tip: Must take a walk in the Cardamom plantations!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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sisalwellness, Team Mayapott at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 13 August 2012
Hi Mr. Johaan,

Namaste!

Team Mayapott would like to express our gratitude to you for the generous positive strokes and fabulous words of appreciation. We were indeed honored to have you with us, we feel
happy to know that your entire friends and family members felt at home and had a wonderful holiday at Mayapott. We look forward to see you again! We are certain that travelers like you would definitely take your review as a heartfelt feedback.

thanking you and regards ...Team Mayapott
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We booked the Mayapott for a stay of 3 days for our vacation this July. I did go through the many good reviews on Tripadvisor, but nothing did prepare me for the wonderful surprise in store. This place is nestled within a spice plantation, and by nestled, I really mean it. You may have difficulties finding this place, because it IS secluded and away from this world!

For starters - this is away from Thekkady town (where all the major resorts are located) so please do have your car driver speak directly to the ever helpful John or Johnson at the resort for directions! Once you are there, be prepared to spend the time of your life in solitude and peace.

The resort just has about 4 rooms, do try and choose the one which has a rock projection in your room and an open to sky bath! This makes the stay all the more memorable. And then be prepared to be blown away by the wonderful hospitality - that matches that of the big boys in the hotel industry.

John was our "man Friday" - managing our check in, luggage, demands, sight seeing, et all. And those mouth watering dishes prepared by chef Paul still linger on long after our holiday is over.

I can go on and on on the strem flowing under the rooms, the rocks jutting out, but it is best for you to experience these. All in all a great experience - the best place to go to if all you want to do is relax, relax and more relax! Give the bigger names in Thekkady a miss - try the Mayapott!
A word of advise - travel with a group of friends - you will enjoy it much more

Thanks John, Paul and Johnson for the awesome experience! Good Luck!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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sisalwellness, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Hello Mr. Anand!

Our entire team is honored and humbled again by your sincere words of accolades, we can't bu thank you by dedicating the poem "I thank you God for this most amazing" by E. E. Cummings. We are thankful to the Nature and to her bounties that makes Mayapott a dream come true place.
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i thank You God for this most amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
wich is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

We look forward to see you again with friends at Mayapott!
Team Mayapott.
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Hubli-Dharwad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I stayed in this farm house for one day. It is located in the midst of Cordomum plantations spread over 135 acres. It has small water stream flowing just around the rooms, u can hear its fow.. can also hear other nature pleasant surprises.

its true to its claims..

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
Dear Sir,

Namaste!

Team Mayapott Villa would like to thank you for the feedback about this unique nature hide-out. We are honored to hear that you have felt your experience at Mayapott as true its claim. We look forward to serve you again with friends and family.

Wellness regards ...Johnson
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Kottayam, India
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We were a group of six with a 4-yr old that booked Mayapott for a stay of 2 nights. Right from the very start until the very end, Mayapott lived true to its name.The hospitality of the staff was excellent and the ambience of the entire bungalow was very calm and peaceful. Our time spent was enriched with nothing but the sweet sounds of the nature like the gurgling brook, the chirpy birds etc.....

There were three rooms all very much different from each other yet very confusing for us to decide who got which room. One of the main highlights, was the fireplace where we had enjoyed one evening with a splendid barbeque setup by the staff. We would definitely recommend Mayapott to anyone who would like to be cut-off from the busy world and enjoy nothing but nature.

We would like to thank once again, Mr. Johnson, Mr. John, the Chef and rest of the team for all the arrangements made. Special thanks for the Chef for never keeping us hungry. (We will never forget your delightful desserts)

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Director of Sales at Mayapott Plantation Villa, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear Madam,

Namaste!

The entire team at Mayapott feel grateful and honored to see your review; it is very personal, detailed and from real experience. In fact it is one of the best, cute little travelogue! Thank you very much! Our team was more than happy to have served you. The little one was very entertaining to all of us, he kept all of us go crazy laughing with his innocent humor and mimics. We are certain you would cherish your memories once you are back home in Kuwait.

We look forward to see you again!

Wellness Regards ... Team Sisal Wellness
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Property: Mayapott Plantation Villa
Address: Kadamakkuzhy | Vallakadavu, Thekkady 685515, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mayapott Plantation Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
… a stream, which meanders through the property, appears at one point and mysteriously vanishes at another point. No wonder the place is called “Mayapott” meaning ‘ the mystical point’ in Tamil language. Mayapott Plantation villa is a boutique home stay, built on a rock in the natural ambiance of 130 acres of cardamom estate; the greenery, birds & breeze, natural stream and excellent amenities invite travelers who seek peace and privacy along with rich activities such as trekking, plantation walks, honey bee farming, hiking, biking, bird watching, peaceful reading of their favorite book by the brook, learning and participating in the ethnic cooking. Apart from these activities one can enjoy the outdoor activities promoted and organized by the Kerala tourism such as, river rafting & trekking, boating, jungle safari.Mayapott is built around a huge rock, which was used as a resting point for hunters. Legend has it that the bonfire around which they rested was a safe refuge from the herd of wild elephants that raged the area. The rainforest canopy, the floor of which houses the cardamom plantation, provides the serene setting for Mayapott. A stream flows under the bridge that connects the two portions of the house, which is quite a delightful sight during the rains. The area also houses the huge pond that has been used as a storage tank for irrigating the plantation.A short while from Thekkady, the seat of the Periyar wildlife, yet far from anything that can disturb you….. So cut off that even a newspaper rarely reaches it; this home frees you to rejuvenate yourself in the deepest possible ways. This unique plantation hide-out features two fully furnished studio rooms(bed rooms) and one villa suite, a two bed spa, common dining area and fire place, a tea launch over the covered bridge ; and 130 acres of lush green cardamom plantation where privacy will be the password for nature lovers to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. And for honeymoon couples to get lost in their world of dreams, romance and playful mischief. Attached bath rooms have a natural ambience too. All the rooms have view of the plantation and the stream, complimented with music of the birds, aroma of cardamom, wild flowers and the list goes on… ... more   less 
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