Was recommended this place in a (nameless) guide book (in fact I think it's recommended in 2 of the most popular ones) and was told by touts in the centre that this place has since changed hands and I shouldn't stay there any more as it is no longer good - probably the one time I should have listened to the touts.
Pretty much as soon as we got there we were touted once again by a lovely guy "Niham" who sadly though sold us a rip-off YALA safari. Ah well...you win some you lose some. The Vikum owner then told us not to give any tip to the safari people and to make sure they had provided us with water and food for the day. Essentially he was being a busy-body presumably as a result of a dispute with the commission he received on this occasion.
Anway we went for the breakfast which consisted of 2 sandwiches with dodgy egg, dodgy cheese with a dodgy mayo - for 400 Rupees pp!!!!!! He gave us a small bottle of water too which we thought was part of the breakfast and he charged us another 200R per bottle!!!
DO NOT GET BREAKFAST.
The sleep quality is Poor (at best) with workmanship going on throughout the night (drilling, sawing, hammering etc).
The internet is turned on for 30 minute periods due to the singiness of the owner as well.
When we left, we were charged for a second breafast even though we told him we didn't want a second breakfast 24 hours earlier!
This owner is after one thing - RUPEES. And he will get them at the cost of your holiday.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU STAYING HERE WHATSOEVER.
(Please check out my other reviews which as you will see are all rather positive generally speaking)
PS. We accidentally took his key and my gf and I are the kind of people that would endeavour to ensure we returned the key even at a reasonable cost to ourselves. However on this occasion, the key very much remains in our posession which we will of course return if the owner pays the 7700Rupee postage and packaging fee.....