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Amenities of The Orchid Retreat

The Orchid Retreat offers lodgings in six cottages and a four roomed building. These cottages are spread out in the garden and each cottage hosts two adults in double bed or twin bed format. Total accommodation available is for 20 adults in ten rooms on a twin sharing/double bed basis. Each room has an attached bathroom, shower with running hot and cold water and western style toilet facilities. The rooms are spacious and comfortable without being ostentatious. All the cottages face due south with a panoramic view of mountains across the Relli Valley.

Meals are served in the dining hall situated in the basement of the main house. We do not have room service, except in cases where the guest is not feeling well. There is no restaurant. Meals are fixed menu and mostly of ethnic cuisine and in consultation with food preferences of guests. Water supply to the cottages comes from our own natural spring.  Drinking water served during meals and available in the cottages is processed through an Aquaguard Filtration System. Bottled water is available on request, at extra cost.

While we do not have a strict dress code for mealtimes it is expected that guests will be decently attired when they come in to have their meals. Breakfast is served between 7am to 8am; lunch between 12 to 1.30pm and dinner between 7 to 8 pm. We urge our guests to respect these timings because the workers who help in the kitchen and dining hall have to trudge a long way down hilly paths to their homes after there are over. For those late diners we have arrangements to have their dinner packed in hot-cases and delivered to their room at 8.00pm.

There are no television sets, telephones or intercoms in the cottages to distract the guest. Our office is in the main house and offers WI-FI facilities that is active in the Dining Room and Reception areas. A small but growing library is available in a corner of the dining hall with comfortable seating. Guests have left behind many books so there are titles in French, German, Dutch and some other languages. There are also magazines on Travel, Photography, Automobiles and many more to browse.

 

We are not licensed to serve alcoholic drinks and beverages. However, we have no objection to guests who bring in their own supply of alcoholic drinks and beverages for consumption in the privacy of the rooms.

Lodgings are offered by prior booking only and we do not, at present, entertain walk-in guests. This is so because hospitality at The Orchid Retreat is still looked after by the family and we need a full day to have rooms and other requisites spruced up for guests. On the rare occasion, visitors who walk in with recommendations from guests who have previously lodged at The Orchid Retreat, are offered hospitality if cottages are available. Lodgings can be booked either directly with us or through Travel Agents/Tour operators..

SymbolWhat we do not have, at the moment, are facilities for accepting payment through Credit Cards. Money Changing Services are also not available with us. We do, however, accept those crisp pieces of paper popularly known as Currency Notes. Of course, there are ATM's in town which process Master & Visa Credit/Debit Cards.