What a wonderful place, from the moment we arrived we were looked after in a brilliant old English fashion, so hard to find these days. The hotel is housed in an old colonial bungalow and you are treated like a guest in an English Country house. The rooms are enormous all with a door leading onto the veranda.
Ali does a great job in leading the staff by example which resulted in everyone more than happy to do whatever was needed to make our stay exceptional. To find such a team in this part of India was so refreshing, to all the team I say keep it up.
Whatever we wanted the chef made sure it matched our needs, i.e. Nothing too spicy, meals when we wanted and afternoon tea when we asked.
We were taken for a great morning two hour walk through the tea terraces to the top of a nearby hill, on the way we saw numerous birds and the local people going about there lives taking the children to school etc. Wonderful to see such wonderful countryside and real life in the country without masses of tourists.
Also we were taken on a trip round the tea factory by the factory manager, not a tourist factory but a real life factory in action.
All in all a great place to stay to enjoy peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of India, cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Stayed 3 days, with friends. Ali and his staff gave us a fantastic insight into life on a tea plantation. We were guided around the estate and visited a working tea factory. The facilities and grounds, of Parisons were superb. With full board and only 6 rooms we, virtually had our own cook and staff. Every meal was tailor maid for us and our tastes. With swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, an excellent selection of books and spa facilities every whim was catered for. When not occupied we just sat and watched the wild life or the tea plantation at work, a fantastic experience enhanced by such a wonderful staff.
We came across this charming lil place on Nat Geo blog. Though we were a bit apprehensive but decided to go ahead as the reviews on Trip Advisor were all good(not a single negative review).
We arrived at 3 pm which was way past lunch time and so were surprised when lunch was arranged for us. Everything about this place is magical, right from climate to food to the scenery. But one thing that makes this place worth visiting are the people. Ali, Remitha and all other staff were extremely courteous, accommodating and they made sure we were comfortable from the moment we arrived. The team arranged a candle-lit dinner for our anniversary night which made it even more special.
Spacious colonial style rooms, awesome amenities in the bathrrom. I am a lover of eco-friendly resorts and Parisons is one of the best examples of being one. They have a tea factory tour which was very informative and interesting. Would love to go back soon with family and freinds!
We stayed for two nights, but could have happily stayed longer!
The moment you step into the Bungalow (Talapoya) you can't help but feel relaxed. The style and decor is colonial, clean and fresh! We were greyed immediately by the 3 managers, who instantly made us feel at home.
Our bags were taken to our room- which was enormous, it was again wonderfully decorated and furnished, with a seating area and double doors that opened out onto the garden and past that the Tea Plantation.
The bungalow itself is set in what can only be described as immaculate, perfectly operating and preserved Tea Plantation, which will take your breath away.
The food is divine - fresh ingredients used to create various fish, vegetable, meat curries, which you can eat on the veranda overlooking the rolling hills
One of the managers whose name I can not remember - so sorry! Took us on a walking tour of the Plantation and factory, which is mind blowing!! I highly recommend both.... you meet the workers and Tea pickets who are SO smiley and friendly
I can not recommend this place enough, there is a surprising amount to do if you wish including; tours of Plantation, factory, bike rides, gym, pool, walks.... or just relax read a book take in the view!!!
This was a real highlight for us, a trip to India and see the tea plantations and this. Etta only fulfilled that with bells on!!
Thank you for having us!!!
Our stay here was wonderful. The bungalows themselves are stunning buildings set on hills on the large estate, and the rooms are spacious, beautifully furnished, and have spectacular views from the veranda. Best sleep we had on our trip by miles, the beds are so comfortable!
There is so much to do here (we stayed here for 2 nights, but wish it could have been 3). The recreation club is a great place to spend some time. Outside they have courts for tennis and badminton, inside is everything you could want (pool, table tennis, table football, shelves of books antique and new) for a cooler day.The manager has preserved the original features and keeps the place immaculate; he was very kind telling us about the history of the place.
Cycling around the plantation was the absolute highlight of our stay, we could have spent days and days exploring the area. Everyone we encountered were so friendly, and very helpful the times we needed help with directions! We were very grateful for the pool in the warm afternoons and very much enjoyed the tour of the tea factory as well.
All the staff here are wonderful, they are what made our stay so special.
If you are thinking about going here just go, you won't regret it.