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Ciscilia Heritage - Testimonials


Bangalore, India
“Resort location is very scenic, value for money”

Location : The location of this 72 acre resort is very scenic, completely surrounded by endless greenery of valleys and mountains. Trekking around the resort property was itself an awesome experience. The other resorts in Nelliyampathi is located inside that town, while this is about 5km away from the crowded areas.

Rooms : For just Rs. 1000/day, the room is pretty spacious and clean. Would have preferred if the rooms had balcony.

Food : During our stay, we had excellent Kerala veg and non-veg food. It seems they also cook North Indian and other cuisines, we didn't try them.

Weather: Even in peak summer (May-end-2012), the days were pleasant and night was cool, temperature between 20 to 27 degree.


Hyderabad, India
“Restful and scenic location, helpful and considerate service, basic facilities”

We booked this hotel or more correctly, a homestay, by calling up the proprietor directly. He was very helpful and informative about the facilities and the route to take.

The homestay is located a few kilometers away from Nelliyampathy town through very scenic tea plantations. The only drawback and it is a major one is that the road to the homestay is really bad. When we went, due to heavy rains, it had disintegrated into a mud track and there were times when our car actually spun its wheels due to lack of traction.

On reaching, there are basic cottages where one can stay and a dining/recreational area for food. The cottages are sparse but clean. The homestay is on a 70-acre estate so there are a lot of interesting plants and insects to see around. A very nice view point is located at a kilometer from the homestay but its a good uphill climb.

The service is really friendly - Appu the caretaker took efforts in telling us about the places to visit and things to do. The food as in any homestay has that home made touch. Food is usually made to order and the choice is limited by what the cook has available and his/her skills. What we had was extremely tasty with generous portions and reasonable rates.

Ciscilia is definitely a place for people who do not require luxury or trappings of a hotel to enjoy their vacation. Its ideal for people just wanting to have a restful time or for people who plan to spend most of their time out in Nelliyampathy visiting the must-dos. Would definitely be visiting again when the opportunity arises


“A lucky find”

we went to nelliyampathi without booking a hotel which was stupid - all the ones in our guidebook were booked up and we thought that we were going to have to go straight back down the mountain - a long trip!!!, then someone phoned ciscilia's who had one spare room. This hotel was gorgeous, we were so lucky - it is set in a beautiful area - with monkeys swinging in the trees nearby and while we were there the owner thought he could hear an elephant nearby and had to throw down fire crackers to chase it away. The rooms are kind of cell like with not much in them, very basic beds, no tv, with these amazing doors - some people may not like them but we thought that they were great. The owner's really nice and gave us lots of advice and so are his family + the food is really good and cheap. All in all a 5* experience for us. Nelliyampathi is superb, we felt like we were on an airplane at the viewpoints and did quite a lot of walking around - you dont have to get jeeps everywhere.


Ciscilia Heritage, Ranimedu Estate, Nelliyampathi - 11, Palakkad, Kerala, India
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