Banasura Island Retreat, Wayanad

Ranked 69 of 579 hotels in Wayanad

Kuttiyamvayal, Varambetta P.O, Padinharathara, Wayanad, Kerala 673575

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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
5.9 / 7
Front Office
5.9 / 7
Service
5.7 / 7
Room
5.6 / 7
Food & Drink
5.3 / 7
Activities
4.3 / 7

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2 Reviews | 144 Readers

A perfect getaway

6.5/7
Posted 17 Feb, 2016

This is THE resort if you are looking for a peaceful, soothing, refreshing experience amongst the greens. The best thing about this place, I felt, is the balcony and the scenic beauty you get from there. I could not get enough of it. You can sit, relax, sleep over in the balcony in the cool breeze with no sounds but the birds chirping and the water flowing Hygienic and antiquated cottages, a cute play area for kids, TT, badminton, caroms, cycles for rent, swimming pool coming soon, campfire, good food - they seem to have it all. Good hospitality too. Fully impressed. Dinner could have been a bit better We didn't go to any sightseeing places because the stay at this resort was entertaining in itself. The Banasura dam that we had thought of going on our way back, was too crowded on Sunday, so we didn't go The resort offers a small trekking and a herbal Bath in a natural stream (do-not-miss-that).

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1 Review | 626 Readers

Beautiful hotel with lot of greenery and calmness

6.3/7
Posted 8 Sep, 2014

Destination was were good, very greenery and peaceful. Conveniently located, nearer to the city. Looks were very good and very beautiful. Interiors and exteriors were beautiful. Rooms were spacious, neat and clean all basic amenities were in working condition. Beautiful view from the room. Food was available, Quality was nice. Indoor and outdoor activities were there but did not participate. No Sight seeing facility desk in hotel. No delays in check-in and check-out. Value for money. Highly Recommendable, No Suggestions

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2 Reviews

Lovely stay

5.6/7
Posted 22 Jun, 2017

I traveled Wayanad. This was my holiday trip. I stayed in Banasura Island Retreat. I went there in the month of January 2016 along with my friends. I booked this hotel directly. The Destination of the Wayanad is lovely. The location of the hotel was very nice. It was nearby all sightseeing places. The roads were very congested. The appearance of the hotel was very good. The interior and exterior look of the hotel was traditional look. The front desk was good to welcome us. The staff was lazy at the time of check in and check out. The room was beautiful. It was clean and spacious. The balcony was nice. WiFi facility was not available. The tv was not available. The food was Superb. I had Chicken biriyani. It was very tasty. I didn't see any activity in this hotel. The Services were well kept. Overall this hotel was nice to stay.

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Agartala
1 Review | 459 Readers

Excellent location with a homely feel

5.1/7
Posted 13 Apr, 2015

There are only 3 things you can experience at this resort- water, forest and hills. There are not many buildings, there are no other people at all, and trust me there is not even a road. Excellent location, good food (at least for Malayalees) and very good service. You don't expect a formal/ professional setting with service people in ironed uniforms walking around greeting you, but you will find friendly people who will help you with everything possible There are no facilities at the resort other than basic ones, they don't even have a pool, neither a TV. The idea is, it is in the middle of a forest and next to a natural dam, you cannot go there to be in a pool, have fun stuff for your kids. You go there and experience the completely natural setting, walk around, do some trekking and explore nature. Wayanad has a lot of places to be seen, a 3 to 5 day trip is ideal, else choose the minimum 2 or 3 spots, activities and cut it short to a 2 day trip.

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Tiruchirapalli
63 Reviews | 15750 Readers

Traditional food; comfortable rooms

6.0/7
Posted 10 Oct, 2014

Room service responds was very good. There were no problem with power cut. It was a wonderful experience at the hotel. The amenities provided were up the expectation. The breakfast provided was excellent. Hotel lobby was good. Its worth recommending to my friends. We went for that hotel just for relaxing and fresh up. The room are very neat and clean.

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Cuttack
5 Reviews | 947 Readers

Excellent hospitality and great stay

6.8/7
Posted 24 Dec, 2014

Wayanad has been exceptional. The kingmaker in disguise, this place has been at its best to give Kerala the due status of God's own country. The facilities of this hotel have been a grade. The hospitality has been par excellence and it requires a loud applause to be at its best.

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23 Reviews | 11618 Readers

Clean and neat rooms; excellent food

5.8/7
Posted 14 Oct, 2014

It is one of the best hotel in Wayanad district and its near to the Banasura Sagar dam, which is worlds second largest earth dam. One can visit their from Kalpetta, they provide excellent food and the room is very clean and neat, it is the best place for nature lovers and good time to visit here is summer season.

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Bangalore
9 Reviews | 2471 Readers

Amazing location ; poor food

5.2/7
Posted 27 Oct, 2014

Stayed at Banasura Island Retreat for 2 nights during Aug 2014. Staff at Banasura is very courteous. I had booked the property through Goibibo. Com and they had botched the booking. While I received a confirmation voucher from Goibibo however same was not confirmed by Banasura. It took me around 45 min to sort this out with Banasura and Goibibo after 8 hour drive from Bangalore to Banasura. When I called Goibibo rep they told me that they will figure this out and call me back which they never did, however Banasura guys themselves sorted this by giving me a room which was out of service for some maintenance work. Since the room was out of service for maintenance, hence it will not be appropriate to comment on room quality. Location of this property is the biggest plus point. It is one of the most scenic locations where I have stayed so far. Simply put it was a visual treat. The biggest let down is the food of this place they need to improve quality of food as well as the spread .

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Virudhunagar
3 Reviews | 4608 Readers

Hotel with excellent view and value for money

5.1/7
Posted 31 Dec, 2014

Fantastic view of Banasura Dam from the room balcony (1st floor). Food and service was awesome. The people in the hotel are so friendly. Had a romantic candle light dinner in a hut. Worth for money but not much activities. Not difficult place to reach.

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Bangalore
1 Review

The activity was provided

6.0/7
Posted 1 Aug, 2016

The hotel location was awesome. There was no delay in check in and checkout process. The behaviour of the was friendly. All the facility was in working condition in the room. WiFi facility was provided in the lobby. I would suggest this hotel to provide WiFi facility in the room. The room was comfortable to me. The activity was provided at the hotel. I had visited this hotel with couple.

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Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
5.9 / 7
Front Office
5.9 / 7
Service
5.7 / 7
Room
5.6 / 7
Food & Drink
5.3 / 7
Activities
4.3 / 7

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Bangalore
7 Reviews | 21158 Readers

To celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary we chose...

7.0/7
Posted 23 Dec, 2010

To celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary we chose this resort. The experience from check-in to check-out was ultimate. I had visited the website a month before and was dreaming to stay in this place. For my surprise Rakesh who is running the resort asked me to transfer only 5,000 in advance. Rest had to be payed in cash while check out. Normally in any other resorts which I have visited so far use to ask us to transfer entire amount earlier itself. He confirmed our stay over email. He is quite approachable over phone and email as well. The package which he customized for us was really great. We had opted for 2 nights and 3 days package. Hubby, I and kid reached Banasura Island little late; manager was in touch with us to guide the route to resort. On the way we could see the Dam gates and there was no water flowing out of the gate. I felt disappointed thinking that there would not be water in the dam. As we proceeded further in forest route in a sudden turn I could spot the resort. The scene was breathtaking. My disappointment blew in air. We reached resort by 3.30 pm. We were welcomed with a good smile and welcome drink by resort staff. As single villa was occupied I had booked Nalukatta room, which was built in traditional Kerala architecture style. Our room was good with 2 balconies- one spacious balcony facing the dam and one smaller balcony facing the hill. Staff told us that chances are there for elephants to come on the nearby hill. Bathroom is very good with gas geyser and a glass window facing the hill. Lunch was available for us and it was tasty. It was an Excellent and hygienic food. Without any hesitation on the quality of food I could feed my kid. After relaxing for some time one of the staff took us to small waterfall which is flowing in the resort. We could spot this fall from our balcony as well. He took very good photos from our camera. As it is a private place without any hesitation people can enjoy in water. We had good onion Pakoda and tea in the evening by enjoying the sight from balcony. Camp fire was arranged by 7.30pm. Dinner was dominated by mushroom items. Manager told us not to miss the sun rise next morning. He added that day’s sunrise was excellent. So I kept the morning alarm at 5.45am as it was foggy we missed the sun rise. By 7am the scene was wonderful and I do not have words to describe. The sun rays had fallen on the opposite hill but the other part of the nature was still foggy. Every cloud has a golden lining. We could hear the birds chirping and the noise from nearby waterfalls. We had a solid breakfast and ready by 9am for jeep safari. Rakesh came to meet us to Dining Hall. We reached the boat jetty with an escort. Speed Boat ride was awesome and the place is picturesque. As we went in private jeep the driver suggested us to visit Karlad Lake. On the way back to resort we visited to one more falls called as Meenmutty falls. (For your information there is a different meenmutty falls in waynad which is more popular) We had to climb a little and we did not go close by to falls as it was tough for us to carry the kid. When kid slept for some time the resort staff carried our kid for some time. After relaxing for some time in resort we went to dining hall for food. Lunch was very delicious and manager told us to get ready for ayurvedic massage. We opted for Head and shoulder massage and the lady did quite well. Evening we went for a small walk on water side. Our escort was explaining on tribals and their activities. My kid enjoyed the walk very much. The best part of this resort is the swing. My kid wanted to have food and sleep on the swing itself. My most awaiting moment came and that was the candle light dinner. They served us good Biriyani’s to our room itself and a good baby food for my kid. As one of us is vegetarian they had prepared Vegetable biriyani as well. We had a good sleep. Next morning we were in little hurry as we had to travel back to Bangalore. Breakfast was as usual ultimate with 4-5 items. My kid, Rohan had become friend to entire staff. With great memories we left the place. Rakesh and his staff have proved to be a good host. Overall experience was memorable.

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Bangalore
4 Reviews | 6430 Readers

Location with an awesome view. If only one can go...

5.6/7
Posted 15 Jul, 2011

Location with an awesome view. If only one can go there Monsoon, it would be an even better experience. That apart, its a good value for money yet a luxurious feel to it. Bargain hunter keep out of this place. It is for people who value privacy, relaxed stay, and the lust for the beauty of nature that you have in abundance there. Remote it is, but with a purpose. The Banasura reservoir is the nearest from here. One who has a list of 'to see places', in fixed time frame, this place may not be conducive, one can do the traveling to different spots (as most spots are far from each other in Wayanad) from here but it would be only waste of time according to me, I would rather sit in the balcony and absorb the serenity and calm. The sunrise is picture perfect between two mountains, and you can sit all day seeing different hues of changing characters of the nature at different times of the day. Inspired Kerala architecture, the accommodation is constructed with privacy in mind, also there are common areas for the groups to have their private gatherings. It is clean and comfortable. Activities are unlimited if you are game for it, all you have to do is ask the ever obliging Mr. Rakesh (& Ms. Parvathi) who owns and runs this beautiful place, everything is customized the way you want it, with ample inputs from the resort management. Food is typically Kerala, and very good at that, but one needs to inform in advance if your pallet does not tolerate Black pepper.

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Bangalore
5 Reviews | 4910 Readers

I stayed here with my family here from the 19 th o...

6.5/7
Posted 30 Oct, 2012

I stayed here with my family here from the 19 th of October 2012 to 21 October 2012. Overall a very good experience. Breathtaking location, The resort is located by the near the Banasura dam. The view from the rooms are excellent. The front view from the balcony of the room gives the view of the water front and also the thick forest, the back view gives the view of the peaks surrounding the resort. It is good place to get away from all hussle and bustle with no connection to Tv and laptops. Very good place to relax.

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1 Review | 626 Readers

Beautiful hotel with lot of greenery and calmness

6.3/7
Posted 26 Dec, 2014

Destination was were good, very greenery and peaceful. Conveniently located, nearer to the city. Looks were very good and very beautiful. Interiors and exteriors were beautiful. Rooms were spacious, neat and clean all basic amenities were in working condition. Beautiful view from the room. Food was available, Quality was nice. Indoor and outdoor activities were there but did not participate. No Sight seeing facility desk in hotel. No delays in check-in and check-out. Value for money. Highly Recommendable, No Suggestions

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1688 Readers

A perfect resort

7.0/7
Posted 17 May, 2012

wayanad is a very nice and beautiful place in kerala.. the climate was amazing in this place..this is an excellent hotel in this place..a perfect resort to enjoy the vacation.. the food was delicious

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Overview

Banasura Island Retreat is ranked #69 among the 579 hotels in Wayanad with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 35, 1-star Resorts in Wayanad. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 23 photos, 34 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,300 to Rs 6,800 per night. The hotel offer 28 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (50%) and Family (31%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 63% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Banasura Island Retreat is located at Padinjarathara . Padinjarathara Dam (2 Kms), Banasura dam (3 Kms) and Banasura Hills (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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