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Near Press Club | Thirunakkara, Kottayam 686001, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I think it is the best hotel in its category. The space of the room, the bathroom fixtures and cleanliness is good. This is a business hotel and is still coming up to pace with the other hotels. There are no real facilities. If you Compare the price and the requirement to stay for a night it's perfect. Where else... More 

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Kottayam, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stayed here as I couldnt get room at the usual hotel. This hotel was primarily built to get the license for the BAR it seems. BUT,the rooms are neatly maintained. The staff is only a handful, but helpful. No complimentary breakfast or water.Situated in the heart of the city. If the quality and amenities are increased a bit, this hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The hotel is good but their are many drowback of the hotel. 1-don't have lift. 2-not having wifi. 3-very bad room service and not have sufficient staff at night. 4-toilet are neat and clean. 5-not providing water in room we have to go down and we have to fill it by ourself. Bye the way other is good . If... More 

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

No restaurant, poor bedding, pathetic complementary breakfast purchased from streets, only one towel to share among 2 guests....only 1 charging point & exhaust not working.Charged 2K for the night for crap hotel.

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Ernakulam, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel is in need of dedicated staff that actually want to serve. The rooms are good and a potential winner when compared to others in town; but what does bad is that there is not concern for the guest. What sort of hotel doesn't provide a shampoo in the bathroom and a bottle of water in the room!!!! The... More 

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Chennai, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Going by the the earlier reviews on Trip Advisor, this is one time I was disappointed. To begin this hotel is hardly known by the current name. It is more known by its old name 'Vembanad Hotel". We reached the hotel at around 8 am and there was hardly a soul at the reception, not even lit up, enough to... More 

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Derbyshire
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Standard business hotel fare; the room was clean and comfortable and had the basic amenities (a/c, TV, complimentary toiletries etc) Oddly, the fridge had been removed from the room... What lets the hotel down though is the dining options - the cafe-bar mentioned no longer exists and there is no choice for breakfast - you just get a (perfectly nice)... More 

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Zabrze, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

In the heart of Kottayam. Very good place to stay. New aircondition works perfect. With big, clean and quiet rooms. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast (western or indian) - perfect. Good and solid hotel to spend some days.

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Dallas, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights in January. Travelers should be aware that the pictures on trip advisor don't tell the full story. This has to be the best property in Kottayam town; it's right in the center of Kottayam next to Josco Junction. However, the property is not on the same level as what you would find... More 

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Warsaw
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I stayed in Icon for one night with my sister on our trip in Kerala. The hotel was nice, clean, the stuff supportive and the food tasty. The only annoying thing was that in the hotel's restaurant the waiter was trying to give my sis, who was suffering from indigestion, more and more food she didn't order and couldn't even... More 

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