Kaivalyam Retreat, Munnar

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Reviews summary (43)

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Average rating

Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.2 / 7
Appearance
6.2 / 7
Front Office
6.3 / 7
Service
6.4 / 7
Room
6.4 / 7
Food & Drink
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.6 / 7

Reviews (43)


Delhi
8 Reviews | 865 Readers

Lovely surrounding and activities available

6.1/7
Posted 30 Jan, 2015

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 chart 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!

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Ahmedabad
1 Review

The allotted room was excellent

7.0/7
Posted 1 Apr, 2016

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 was good. The hotel had provided only vegetarian food. Activity was conducted by the hotel.

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Bangalore
5 Reviews | 9682 Readers

Great place with good view, serene surroundings and good people!

6.8/7
Posted 21 Sep, 2017

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 hear ted 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 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.

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Chennai
2 Reviews | 4474 Readers

Provided vehicle to pick up and drop

5.1/7
Posted 24 Oct, 2014

Conveniently located with good hospitality. It is nature resort, in elaichi garden, located at about 2 km distance from the city and they provided vehicle to pick up and drop. Hotel appearance, exterior and interior were very good and there were trekking and waterfalls nearby. Room was spacious, neat and comfortable with clean pillows, bedspreads and blankets and they provided good working basic amenities and there was elaichi garden view from the room. There were no activities but they arranged a vehicle for sightseeing places. The food served was pure vegetarian with Andhra style food varieties, good quality and very tasty, but there was no non-veg. The hotel room tariff was value for money and it is recommendable to others.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 40 Readers

Nice ambience & awesome view

6.6/7
Posted 6 Apr, 2016

It was a beautiful experience. The Retreat is a very calm and quiet place. Ambience is nice. The valley view is awesome. Tariff is also affordable. Staff and service was good. It was a great holiday. I personally fell Kerala retreat is a very nice place to rejuvenate.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 298 Readers

Staff were very helpful; awesome fellow

6.6/7
Posted 28 Apr, 2014

I have only good words about this resort. To begin with I have found this resort in internet and sent and query and the response was very quick. After few discussions I have booked a room by sending the advance. The check-in was very quick. Room was awesome and the view from my room was amazing About the food how much I write it will be less only thing is you should taste by your self. Aval, corn soup, Kashmir pulo, Idiyappam are some dishes which I remember were excellent. Staff were very helpful. Special Thanks to Rajendheran for pickup and drop when we asked for it. Every moment in this resort we enjoyed a lot had many good memories.

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Chennai
1 Review | 37 Readers

Good place to stay

7.0/7
Posted 22 Apr, 2016

Excellent for honeymoon 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.

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1 Review

Appearance of the hotel was nice

5.6/7
Posted 2 May, 2016

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.

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4 Reviews | 3959 Readers

Exceptional food & good appearance

6.9/7
Posted 22 Jul, 2014

We enjoyed a lot in the hotel. The appearance of the hotel from inside and outside was good. The room was neat and comfortable to stay. The food was exceptional as it had enough varieties and my family enjoyed it. There were some activities arranged in the hotel. It was in downside of approaching road. There was no delay while check-in and check-out. The hotel was valuable for the stay and recommendable to others as it is too comfortable.

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Chennai
1 Review | 531 Readers

Lovely surroundings and delicious food quality

6.0/7
Posted 21 Aug, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located and the place is really awesome to stay. The appearance was fantastic and hospitality was excellent. The room allotted was spacious and well maintained with all the required amenities and a plantation view was available from window. The food provided in the hotel was included in the package, which was very nice especially vegetarian food was fantastic. The hotel did not make any delay during check in and check out, it was done smoothly. I would definitely recommend this hotel to other travellers also, since the destination is perfect spot for holiday trip.

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Reviews summary (43)

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Experience Scale

Average rating

Destination
6.0 / 7
Location
6.2 / 7
Appearance
6.2 / 7
Front Office
6.3 / 7
Service
6.4 / 7
Room
6.4 / 7
Food & Drink
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.6 / 7

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Delhi
8 Reviews | 865 Readers

Lovely surrounding and activities available

6.1/7
Posted 30 Jan, 2015

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 chart 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!

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Hyderabad
1 Review | 951 Readers

everything was just amazing!!!

7.0/7
Posted 19 Dec, 2012

Great!!!! the hospitality, ambiance, food, staff, surroundings everything was just amazing!!!

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1313 Readers

The lush greenery and tasty veg food.

6.3/7
Posted 1 Jan, 2013

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.

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Chennai
1 Review | 480 Readers

Helpful travel desk, located near good area

7.0/7
Posted 27 Feb, 2014

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.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 1479 Readers

Good food

7.0/7
Posted 26 Mar, 2012

Awsome... just one word... THe experience was great we felt like we were at our home....

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Overview

www.kaivalyamretreat.com

Kaivalyam Retreat is ranked #77 among the 627 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.

Ambiance

What does this property look?

    ...the appearance was fantastic and hospitality was excellent...
    ...and mrs harish, you made our stay a fantastic stay...
    ...the appearance of the hotel was good...
    ...the appearance of the hotel was nice...
    ...excellent for honeymoon stay...

How was the hotel?

    ...hotel is good for beach visited, service is good...
    ...the food and drinks were available in the hotel was good...

How was the ambience of the resort?

    ...its a very good resort, we need to take a jeep and go to the resort (provided by resort), its in the middle of plantation, very well maintained, five star feel, rooms are very hygiene, food is excellent like home food...

Location

How is the location?

    ...the behaviorally aspect of the hotel management is also great & respected thing...
    ...the hotel is conveniently located and the place is really awesome to stay...
    ...i personally fell kerala retreat is a very nice place to rejuvenate...
    ...the hotel is located in good area and fabulous sight seeing are there...
    ...the location of the hotel was nice...

How are the views from here?

    ...the valley view is awesome...
    ...the view from the resort was very scenic and lush green making it the perfect place to stay...
    ...very scenic location cut from regular fast life a peaceful place to be with your loved ones...
    ...the location where kaivalyam situated in calm & peaceful area, which gives as a wonderful view of the nature...
    ...the room allotted was spacious and well maintained with all the required amenities and a plantation view was available from window...

Describe the travel?

    ...the hotel was located nearby the bus stand...
    ...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...

Service

How was the service?

    ...the services provided were of standard quality...
    ...the jeep and the cab services provided are good...
    ...hotel is good for beach visited, service is good...
    ...the service was good in the hotel...

How was the service of the staff?

    ...the best part of the hotel was hospitality...
    ...the appearance was fantastic and hospitality was excellent...
    ...the accommodation, the food and the staff were awesome...
    ...the behaviour of the staffs was good in the hotel...
    ...conveniently located with good hospitality...

Was the staff helpful?

    ...staff were very helpful...
    ...staff is very helpful...

Value For Money

Value for money


Food

Is there complimentary breakfast?

    ...breakfast is free and the quality of the dishes served is well...
    ...the complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel...
    ...breakfast was complimentary for my package and enjoyed it to the fullest...

How is the restaurant?

    ...candle light dinner is also available...
    ...hotel food and cleanness is very good...

How is the variety at the restaurant?

    ...in fact, itÂ’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 years 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 alltoomundane and sombre, and one of the basic fireworks lit very carelessly (and dangerously) by the staff burst and made two holes in my wifes 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!...

How is the bar/pub at the hotel?

    ...the food and drinks were available in the hotel was good...

How and what kind of food is served at the restaurant?

    ...the hotel had provided only vegetarian food...
    ...the food is excellent(but vegetarian only)...
    ...food - delicious vegetarian food...
    ...the food provided in the hotel was included in the package, which was very nice especially vegetarian food was fantastic...
    ...set amid extensive cardamom plantations and gazing out onto stunning tea estateladen hills beyond, kaivalyam is replete with lovely flowers, chirping birds and a rare quietude which is genuinely therapeutic...

What was the quality of food?

    ...the food quality was awesome...
    ...about the food is awesome and tasty & healthy...
    ...food is very good here(its vegeterian)...
    ...the food was very good in the hotel...
    ...kaivalyam retreat front office was excellent, service, rooms, food was excellent, activities was good...

Rooms

Were the rooms clean?

    ...the room was clean and spacious...

How pricey are the rooms?

    ...the hotel room tariff was value for money and it is recommendable to others...

Describe the bedroom size

    ...the room allotted was spacious and well maintained with all the required amenities and a plantation view was available from window...
    ...the rooms are very spacious and nicely done up (they even have a couple of treehouses), theres lots of greenery and flowers on the premises, and the surroundings and views are generally tranquil and stunning...
    ...room was spacious, neat and comfortable with clean pillows, bedspreads and blankets and they provided good working basic amenities and there was elaichi garden view from the room...

How was the room?

    ...the allotted room was excellent in the hotel...
    ...perfect room - comfortable would love to revisit...
    ...location is near to beach, visited during january, for family this place is very good, room is very nice...
    ...room was awesome and the view from my room was amazing about the food how much i write it will be less only thing is you should taste by your self...

Is wifi available?

    ...wifi facility was arranged in the room...

Amenities

How was the office?

    ...kaivalyam retreat front office was excellent, service, rooms, food was excellent, activities was good...

Activites

How would you rate the activites at the hotel?

    ...they also involve you in various activities like trekking yoga...
    ...kaivalyam retreat front office was excellent, service, rooms, food was excellent, activities was good...

How is the natural beauty?

    ...it is middle of the mountain complete nature, no traffic nothing though it is just 7 kms away from munnar, it is below the tea plantation...

Describe the garden?

    ...the garden was available in the hotel...
    ...tree house and the decoration are awesome...
    ...set amid extensive cardamom plantations and gazing out onto stunning tea estateladen hills beyond, kaivalyam is replete with lovely flowers, chirping birds and a rare quietude which is genuinely therapeutic...

What type of trip?

    ...its about a awesome holiday session for me in munnar...
    ...good choice for relaxing and family holiday...
    ...i had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip...
    ...it was a great holiday...
    ...i would definitely recommend this hotel to other travellers also, since the destination is perfect spot for holiday trip...

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