We stayed for 1 night at Kottayam en route Kochi from Thekkady in Feb'13. Homestead Hotel has a great location-- opposite the Malayala Manorama Building and 1 km from railway station. We stayed in a large room on the ground floor with enough space for an extra bed. Hot water was available 24X7 thanks to the geyser installed in the bathroom. However, not all rooms have geysers. service was quick and efficient. Linen was clean and sparkling white. No mosquitoes or insects in the room (despite the tropical weather). A good air-conditioner and good ventilation.
The room tariff was the best part at ~Rs. 1500. This hotel was ideally located for visiting some local attractions such as the Shiva Temple @ Thirunakkara. There is an excellent south-indian and multi-cuisine restaurant in the hotel complex itself- so food is not a problem.
Overall, an excellent value-for-money yet hygienic, clean hotel for a 1-day halt while on leisure /business travel.
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- Homestead Hotel Kottayam, Kerala, India