Kaivalyam Retreat, Munnar
Moolakada, Pallivasal, Near Pallivasal Tea Factory, Munnar, Kerala 685612
We thought of visiting some place where we would be able to relax and be more nearer to nature. The idea was just to go with the flow of the day with only one thing - "do as the mind pleases". With this I would we had a wonderful stay and Kaivalyam retreat, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the Munnar town and off the main road. All you can hear and see is nature in its abundance. The people here are extremely friendly. I found them always looking forward to keeping their customers delighted. Harish and Anju who are the property owners themselves personally lookup to many day to day activities at the Kaivalyam. Both are warm hearted people and are quite a delightful hosts. There are various activities to choose from at the retreat. Right from Yoga classes, estate walk to trekking to a river for around 2 hours from retreat. I would highly recommend the Yoga classes which Harish himself takes are really amazing. We just happened to take it for a morning and this is one thing that I would do everyday if I visit Kaivalyam next time. Food is very good here(its vegeterian). Yes - I myself is a non vegeterian and this took me a while as a deciding factor, however based on numerous good reviews, place of the retreat and its people I though after all that would be a good enough bargain and indeed it turn out to be so. Breakfast was complimentary for my package and enjoyed it to the fullest. While the menu of the breakfast is fixed for the day, it keeps changing everyday. They ensure one north indian and one south indian option is always available in the breakfast along with bread, cut fruits, local condiments, assorted veggies and roasted sprouts. We were self driving to Munnar. The mistake I did was that I did not contact the Kailvalyam at all till I was on the narrow strip of road which takes towards the retreat. As iterated earlier, the retreat is at secluded place and reaching here requires some driving skills. Upon inquiring on the half way detour to retreat from the state highway, I came to know that they do provide a driver who would drive down your vehicle to the retreat (I however managed to drive down myself - which I would not do the next time). The retreat has the transportation which takes to to the main road and back which is complimentary. Even the local taxis that we hired for the day tour would remain on the highway, while the retreat will cordinate to take you up to the taxi ..:) It is indeed an experience in itself which I would recommend to anyone.
The overall experience was very good. The food quality was awesome. The hotel location was nice. The overall service was good. All amenities were provided in the room. The garden was available in the hotel. The check in and checkout was not delayed. Wi-Fi facility was arranged in the room. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. I had visited this hotel with couple. I don’t have any suggestion for this hotel.
I had visited this hotel for official purpose. The appearance of the hotel was good. The room was clean and spacious. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. I would like to recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.
The hotel location was good. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The booking and front office was very good in the hotel. The overall service was very nice in the hotel. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The activities were available in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip. The hotel was located outside the city. The behaviour of the staff's was good in the hotel. AC was not available in the room. The best part of the hotel was hospitality.
Excellent for Honey moon stay. Tree house and the decoration are awesome. Breakfast is free and the quality of the dishes served is well. The Jeep and the Cab services provided are good. Driver and the attendants are very friendly. Planning to stay again with my entire family
It.was abeautiful experience. The,retreat is a vry calm&quite place.ambience is. nice. The valley view is awesome. Tariff is also affordable. Staff& service was gd. It was a grt holiday. I personally fell Kerala retreat is A vrynice place to rejuvenate.
The food was very good in the hotel. Everything was good in the hotel. The location of the hotel was nice. The hotel was located nearby the bus stand. The hotel was located away from the city. The appearance of the hotel interior and exterior was good. Garden was available at the hotel. The booking and front office was nice. There was no problem in check in and checkout. The allotted room was excellent in the hotel. All amenities were provided in working condition in the room. The service was good in the hotel. The service was provided on time. The behaviour of staff’s was good. The hotel had provided only vegetarian food. Activity was conducted by the hotel.
Kaivalyam is a lovely retreat run by a Gujarati gentleman, set among extensive cardamom plantations in the hills on the way up to Munnar. The rooms are very spacious and nicely done up (they even have a couple of tree houses), there's lots of greenery and flowers on the premises, and the surroundings and views are generally tranquil and stunning. They also have a large number of activities to choose from, including a trek down to the waterfall which is particularly nice as one traverses almost the entire cardamom plantation in getting to the pool under the waterfall (which is very nice for a swim by the way). All in all, its a great choice if you're staying around Munnar!
I visited this place in month of Feb along with my wife as this was my first trip to Kerala but I found this place awesome,away from noise pollution so calm place from here you will get a different view of munnar room staff and owner was very gentle and helpful they also involve you in various activities like trekking yoga gud place to visit
The required amenities like AC, TV, refrigerator, geyser, etc were provided in the room. The hotel was located near to the dam and park. The overall experience of the hotel was excellent. The Wi-Fi facility was provided by the hotel but it was only in the lobby. The quality of the food and drink facility was best part of the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers.
My wife and I visited Munnar at the fag end of our absolutely amazing 15-day Kerala travels. Honestly, we were a tad exhausted and had heard Munnar was quite touristy, so we weren't expecting (to do) much. But our arrival at Kaivalyam seemed to give us renewed energy. The place is 7 km away from the busyness of Munnar, and a steep downhill journey away from the road too. Set amid extensive cardamom plantations and gazing out onto stunning tea estate-laden hills beyond, Kaivalyam is replete with lovely flowers, chirping birds and a rare quietude which is genuinely therapeutic. Run by a Gujarati gentleman, it admittedly lacks a true-blue Kerala feel, but the beauty of the surroundings more than make up for it. The place has about 8-10 rooms, which are spacious and have balconies, and 2 tree houses, each overlooking thick cardamom plantations and having a tree trunk growing right through it! We spent one night in a room and New Year's Eve in the tree house, and it was really memorable. The retreat offers a generous numbers of activities, and we really enjoyed the 2-hour walk down to the river through the plantation. In fact, it’s a great place to take a dip (as we discovered a little too late) if weather and a spare set of clothes permit! The New Year's eve celebrations were a dampener - the 'gala' dinner spread was much less carefully prepared than the a la carte meals, the round of Tambola was all-too-mundane and sombre, and one of the basic fireworks lit very carelessly (and dangerously) by the staff burst and made two holes in my wife's shawl! But all in all, considered with the benefits of objectivity and hindsight, we enjoyed our stay and more than anything else the surroundings, which are absolutely lovely!
Great!!!! the hospitality, ambiance, food, staff, surroundings everything was just amazing!!!
The overall experience was mind blowing - Nature at its best. Surrounded by lush greenery, mist that passes by the window makes it a picture perfect scenery. This topped with hot coffee and finger licking tasty veg food takes us out of this world. The management and room service are very friendly.
The hotel is located in good area and fabulous sight seeing are there. The house keeping is good. It will be very good for honey moon couples. The arrangements are made good and more over they will suggest based on your requirement for sight seeing.
Kaivalyam Retreat is ranked #90 among the 609 hotels in Munnar with an average rating of 6.2 out of 7. It is one of the 23, 4-star Resorts in Munnar. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 14 photos and 43 text reviews and is rated top for its Room, Service 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 5,600 to Rs 6,100 per night. The hotel offer 20 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. Family (53%) and Couple (37%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 17% 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.
Kaivalyam Retreat is located at Moolakadai . Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam (1 Km), Pothamedu View Point (1 Km), Rose Garden (1 Km), Panoramic Helipad (1 Km) and Lord Muruga Temple (1 Km) 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.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Faustino Hernandez says, “Excellent place to see wild animals, lush green tea estates, and medicinal plants. You also have an option to see the animals in their natural habitat. You can also see tigers, Read More
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