“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