Poetree Sarovar Portico is the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway amidst nature. Its tranquil location, luxurious amenities, and range of activities make it an ideal retreat for couples, families, and solo travellers alike.
Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Kerala, Poetree Sarovar Portico is a luxurious resort designed to bring you closer to nature, making it an ideal spot for a peaceful getaway amid abundant serenity and tranquility. With spice plantations surrounding the space, and the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar lake located within vicinity, guests can enjoy birdwatching, nature walks, and treks to explore the rich biodiversity and wildlife of the area.
The resort also hosts modern-day facilities to elevate this comfort. Think an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant serving local and international cuisine. Overall, Poetree Sarovar Portico is an excellent choice for those seeking a rejuvenating getaway in the lap of nature. With its tranquil location, luxurious amenities, and a range of activities, the resort is perfect for couples, families, and solo travellers alike.
Poetree Sarovar Portico is located in Kumily, Thekkady, Kerala.
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Rooms at Poetree Sarovar Portico
At Poetree Sarovar Portico, guests can choose from five room categories: Club Room and Club Select, Deluxe Cottage (Oval Escape), Deluxe Cottage (Circle of Solitude), Reserva Suite, and Prive Presidential Suite. While the breath-taking Sahayadri Mountain view can be enjoyed from the Club Room, Reserva Suite, and Presidential Suite; the Deluxe Cottages offer a spectacular view of the plantations. Constructed using eco-friendly materials and adorned with opulent amenities, each room harmoniously blends modern and tribal architecture, creating a unique aesthetic that complements the surrounding natural environment.
With two sundecks and a whirlpool tub on the top floor, the Presidential Suite is ideal for honeymooners or travellers seeking absolute privacy and solitude. For those seeking luxury and space, Reserva Suite is the perfect option with a beautifully decorated bedroom and living room providing the right mix of elegance and extravagance to discerning travellers. Nestled within serene wilderness, the Deluxe Cottages (both, Oval Escape and Circle of Soltitude) are surrounded by lush greenery that provide a peaceful ambiance. The Club Room and Club Select categories are designed to promote relaxation and comfort, with a calm color scheme and plush textures.
- Infinity Pool
- Conference Room and Board Room
- Activity Room & Fitness Centre
- Kids play area/indoor activity zone
- Wheelchair Availability
- Yoga Deck
- Gift Shop
- Single/Twin beds
- Work Desk for journaling
- Hot water kettle and coffee station
- Coffee table
- Mini Refrigerator
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair Dryer
- Infant Cribs (on request)
- Extra beds on additional charge
- Free Parking
- Airport pickup and drop
- Cultural performances
- Daily Ayurvedic treatments
- 24-hour front desk
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Check-in – 1:00 pm; Check out – 11:00 am (early check-in and late check out is subject to availability).
- In case the resort is unable to accommodate the guest despite a guaranteed reservation, Poetree Sarovar Portico will arrange an alternate accommodation and transport, and will bear the costs for the same.
- Pets are not allowed in the resort premises.
- Government ID proofs are accepted (Aadhaar Card, Driver’s Licence, Passport); Foreign nationals and NRIs are requested to produce a passport with a valid entry visa or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards.
- Stays and meals for children aged below six years are complimentary when sharing the room with adults. Children aged six to 12 will be treated as a child, and charged as per rates/package guidelines. Children aged more than 12 years will be treated as adults.
Review of Poetree Sarovar Portico
A waft of spice touched me. “Cardamom, ma’am”, says our driver Shiva, pointing towards the greens outside the window. I am crossing a spice plantation in Thekaddy, the spice capital of Kerala, while on the way to our hotel, Poetree Sarovar Portico. It is mid-day and I had just completed a boat ride on the Periyar lake. A peaceful ride later after spotting birds and boars, I felt a pang of hunger. On reaching the hotel, I beeline to Kushini, the restaurant at Poetree. Chef Aga Thammar, the head chef has prepared a vegetarian version of the famous Meen Polichathu, wherein he has switched the signature fish for cottage cheese. After a delectable lunch, I retire to my suite.
The suite is spacious and elegantly decorated, with a balcony overlooking the lush greenery of the Sahyadri mountain range. The aromas of cardamom are still lingering in the air, wafting in to the room from the hotel’s spice plantation. Indoors, all the modern amenities — including a comfortable king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom — keep me company.
As I sit on the balcony, sipping on a cup of hot tea, I feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over me. The sounds of birds chirping in the distance, the gentle rustling of leaves in the breeze, and the sight of the infinity pool of the hotel adds to the soothing ambience.
Later that evening, I opt to skip a city tour and enjoy a Bharatnatyam performance instead. Every evening at 7 pm, Poetree Sarovar Portico organises a cultural performance at the in-house amphitheatre. But before that, I take a guided walk across the property where the property manager takes me for a quick tour. From pepper to cardamom and rose apple, I learn that Poetree Sarovar Portico grows a wide range of spices and fruits. As the night falls, I enjoy a continental dinner and settle down in the balcony to stargaze. The sky is clear, and I can see the constellations twinkling above me, while the lights from the Kumily town add to the charm. It is a perfect end to a beautiful day!
If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway amidst nature, Poetree Sarovar Resort is the place to be.
Food & Dining
The Kusini Restaurant at Poetree Sarovar Portico offers an impressive selection of cuisine that ranges from local to continental. The ingredients are locally sourced and all meals are cooked in fresh spices. Additionally, guests can request special accommodations for their meals based on their dietary preferences with advance notice.
What to visit nearby
- Periyar Lake
- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Calvary Mount
- Ayyapancovil Hanging Bridge
- Spice plantation visits
- Kumily Town
- Vineyards visits
How to reach?
The Cochin Airport is almost 140 kilometres away, while the Madurai International Airport is roughly 160 kilometres from Poetree Sarovar Portico.
The nearest railway station is the Kottayam Railway Station which is at a distance of 107 kilometres.
Activities to do
Thekkady is famous for its wildlife, beautiful hills and spice plantations. While one can always visit a spice farm nearby, Poetree Sarovar Portico also houses a spice plantation of its own where they grow a wide range of spices and fruits. Every evening, the hotel arranges cultural performances in the amphitheatre. However guests can always head out to Kumily town for Kathakali and Kalaripayattu performances, too.
A treat for wildlife and nature enthusiasts and photographers, do not miss out on boating at the Periyar lake and going on guided jungle walks at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. At Poetree Sarovar Portico, guests can also request for a Jeep Safari to go sightseeing to famous spots like Calvary Mount, Ayyapancovil Hanging Bridge, and Ramakallamedu view point. They can also help organise vineyard visits to Theni, Tamil Nadu.
Also, being the spice capital of Kerala, do not miss shopping for spices and honey at the local shops in Kumily town.
Poetree Sarovar Portico will refund the full package if cancelled 15 days prior to the arrival date.
Currently Poetree Sarovar Portico is running a Great Value Package, the details of which can be availed here
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Yes, subject to availability.
Answer: No, unless specifically requested as part of the package.