My wife and I stayed here for two nights at the start of our tour of Kerala in November 2012. Our first impressions were from the vehicle ferry that docks next to the hotel, approximately every 20 minutes from 06:00hrs until about 21:00hrs. Don’t worry there are complimentary ear protection in each room. The hotel has a lovely colonial feel to it, you can just imagine going back in time 100 years. The rooms are well appointed with fantastic beds and better bathrooms. The shower was to die for... We only had breakfast at the hotel, but this came with the full silver service - the eggs benedict are magnificent. There are two fairly reasonable restaurants across the road from the hotel, but they will not afford you the view that the Brunton Boatyard commands of the river. Very pleased with the hotel. also great pool and view.