We stayed here two nights at the end of January and arrived the worse for wear as I had an upset stomach and my husband a debilitating cold. This was the perfect place to rest and recuperate and we were shown every consideration through our stay. Mr Ali the manager was very charming and efficient as were all the staff who gathered at the front door to wave us off as we left feeling a whole lot better. Our room was beautifully furnished with a huge and comfortable 4 poster bed, sofa, easy chairs, wardrobe and dressing table. The bathroom was enormous and had a walk in shower and a roll top bath big enough for two. The veranda outside our room provided us with magnificent views of the valley and surrounding hills and the air was clean and crystal clear. The food was delicious Indian gently spiced and not too hot and breakfast on the terrace overlooking the tea plantation and mountains was magical.
This is really a homestay rather than a resort and was one of the most relaxing parts of our 6 week trip. It was also one of our highlights. Most of the other reviews have given great reviews of the place all of which I totally agree with. On arrival we were met by Ali and given a tour of the bungalow. We made good use of the sauna, steam room and pool area. We had personal attention the first night as we were the only guests! The next day we had a 3 hour walk and tour of the tea factory. We probably took longer than normal but at no point did we feel rushed. The rooms were well equipped. The gardens are well maintained plus there are watch towers to further enjoy the stunning views of the area. I would totally totally recommend a stay here. It is about 50 mins drive from one of the nature reserves.
If I could have given this hotel 6 stars I would have done so.
My wife and I stayed at Parisons Plantation hotel for two nights. The first night we had the place to ourselves and we had a true feeling of what it must have felt like to live here.
There are only ten rooms in total, six in the main bungalow and four in the sister bungalow.
The bungalows are set in the midst of the 4500 sq km working tea plantation, with two tea factories nearby.
Ali the delightful hotel manager gives guests a personal tour of the factories, which still have much of the original British equipment. We met the tea picking ladies who were just finishing the morning shift, and we followed the full tea making process.
The rooms are superb. They are spacious with updated bathrooms and we had our best nights sleep in the fantastic four poster bed.
There is a swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. Being slightly critical, the pool needed cleaning, but otherwise facilities were excellent.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner were provided, and due to the lower occupancy when we stayed there, all the meals were individually prepared and tasted great. Of course all followed by the plantations own tea!
If you have the opportunity to stay here, this is one you really should not miss.
True plantation excellence.
Parisons Plantation is one of the most tranquil, authentic and delightful places to visit in India. The setting, high up in a lush tea plantation couldnt be lovelier. The welcome is warm; respectful, not obsequious; on the balcony of the 1900s-built bungalow. The building, originally built by an English-Scottish tea company, has been lovingly maintained each airy room furnished in keeping with the overall architecture.
Mohammed Ali, the hospitality manager here (there are two bungalows, each with only a handful of rooms we stayed in Talapoya), could not have been more attentive. I arrived with a terrible cold and he and his staff whipped up a local, and effective, concoction of coffee, ginger and pepper and then suggested a session in the steam room. I emerged, restored, like a phoenix from the billowing clouds. Mohammed guided us around the plantation and the local village, pointing out the plants of interest, and identifying the unusual (for us) vegetables on sale in the village shops.
A lot of the local produce is used in the food which is excellent, and taken on the verandah, surrounded by the spectacular, verdant, tea-covered hills.
Muhammed also arranged for us to be shown around the tea factory where we were able to see the orthodox manufacturing process in action. The factory uses the original machinery. This is not a visit for those who believe that modernisation automatically brings overall improvements; or that mechanical efficiency is all.
Big hospitality and a beautiful place in a amazing landscape.The most friendly staff and exelent indian food, Lovely walks in the surroundings and in the teaplantages . We will recommend this with our warmest hearts! Asa, Cecilia, Carina from Sweden.