63 rooms from £140 per night
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“Tucked away in the Madikeri hills, set amid 180 acres of rainforest this property enjoys stunning views. Huge rooms are modern in style with dark woods, clean lines and floor to ceiling windows making the most of the amazing scenery. There are three restaurants, two pools and an award winning spa. ”

“Tucked away in the Madikeri hills, set amid 180 acres of rainforest this property enjoys stunning views. Huge rooms are modern in style with dark woods, clean lines and floor to ceiling windows making the most of the amazing scenery. There are three restaurants, two pools and an award winning spa. ”

Hotel Review

As you walk in to the reception area you are greeted by a panoramic view of the Madikeri hills. In fact, built on a hillock, this property really makes the most of its impressive landscapes. The rooms are minimal but beautifully decorated using local woods and beamed ceilings. The Luxury Bliss Villas have a private indoor pool as well as balconies, living and dining area, plus complimentary yoga classes and in room treatments. Simply stunning, despite the higher price tag they are our favourite by a mile. All rooms have large, deep baths and rainfall showers. This is a resort, not a hotel and with the amount of activities on offer you will find it difficult to leave. Enjoy candle-lit dinners at the Fern Tree restaurant (one of three), and while away an afternoon by their infinity pool with a view. There are also daily guided walks and cycles as well as art classes. Coorg, known as "The Scotland of India" is one of the few places in the country you can visit all year round. Whilst the rest of India is scorching, Coorg remains under 30 degrees so you can enjoy an off-season romantic or spa break. Off the beaten track, this property is a hidden gem, perfect for those who have visited India before and are looking for something different.
Recommended for
  • Views
  • Stunning panoramic views over the forest and hills from every room.
  • Romantic Break
  • With private villas to rent and in room couples' treatments this is an excellent getaway for a romantic weekend.
  • Spa breaks
  • The Sangam Spa has one of the most extensive ayurvedic menus. There are even well-being and retreat packages.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Views
  • Stunning panoramic views over the forest and hills from every room.
  • Romantic Break
  • With private villas to rent and in room couples' treatments this is an excellent getaway for a romantic weekend.
  • Spa breaks
  • The Sangam Spa has one of the most extensive ayurvedic menus. There are even well-being and retreat packages.
  • Great walks
  • With 180 acres, there is plenty of land to explore. Longer treks can be arranged with the hotel.
  • Learning
  • The Tibetian Monastery in Kushalnagar is the largest of its kind in the south of India.
  • Local markets
  • Head to the local Coorg market for the honey, coffee and oranges that it is famous for.
  • Art Classes
  • Make yourself a ceramic souvenir and take part in one of the resort's pottery classes.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day feeding and washing the elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Cycling
  • There are daily cycling tours of the local Madikeri surroundings.
  • Yoga
  • Private yoga classes can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Restaurant
  • Three restaurants
  • Roof terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Opulent
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Designer
  • Eco
  • 5* Luxury
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Spa
  • Hills & mountains
  • Disabled access
  • Wellbeing
  • Kids Club
  • Secluded setting
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Views
  • Stunning panoramic views over the forest and hills from every room.
  • Suites
  • Book a Luxury Bliss Villa for your own private plunge pool.
  • Garden
  • Set amid 180 acres of living rainforest
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor infinity pool
  • Restaurant
  • Three restaurants
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Outdoor dining
  • Family Suites
  • In room DVD
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Billiard/pool table
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Meeting Room
  • Towelling robes
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Disabled access
  • Safe
  • Business Centre
  • Kids Club
  • Concierge
  • Games room
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Hot Tub
  • Private villas

Activities

  • Great walks
  • With 180 acres, there is plenty of land to explore. Longer treks can be arranged with the hotel.
  • Local markets
  • Head to the local Coorg market for the honey, coffee and oranges that it is famous for.
  • Learning
  • The Tibetian Monastery in Kushalnagar is the largest of its kind in the south of India.
  • Art Classes
  • Make yourself a ceramic souvenir and take part in one of the resort's pottery classes.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a day feeding and washing the elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Cycling
  • There are daily cycling tours of the local Madikeri surroundings.
  • Yoga
  • Private yoga classes can be arranged through the hotel.

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The Hot List 2013: Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri, Coorg

The panoramic views of the Western Ghats from this mountain retreat, 1,200 metres above sea level, are staggering. Getting here takes six hours by car from Bangalore, via historic Mysore; the last couple of hours, through coffee and cardamom plantations, are gloriously scenic.

Originally published by Condé Nast Traveller (view article)