After staying in KODAIKANAL for 10 days in the month of May, 2012, we , two families numbering 5 people, decided to visit THEKKADY for a day which is nearly 150 km. from the hill. We are happy to have made the choice of staying at Hotel Micheael’s inn after considering reviews on Tripadvisor. Location of the hotel is very good. Places like local market, cultural centre , Periyar reserve gate and Elephant ride are within short distance from the hotel.. Food served in breakfast was very good and tasty. The staffs at the hotel were very friendly & obliging. There are enough gujarathi hotel in the vicinity of the hotel. During our one day stay we managed to enjoy/visit two places of interest, that is of boat ride in Periyar lake & Elephant ride through jungle. In both the places we had spent lots of time for getting our opportunity. For boat ride we left our hotel at 5.30 a.m for the first boat ride at 8.a.m we reached the main gate within few minutes and waited for the main gate to open . There were 30 vehicle, including tourist van before us .The gate opened around 7. a.m and we rushed in our car deep inside the jungle, permitted half way by car and remaining distance by walking. There was long queue before we reached the place. We waited in the line for our turn to buy ticket. Before buying the ticket we filled up a form wherein we give all our details and presented it at the ticket counter. If you do not get ticket for the first ride, you can book ticket for the next ride which is taking place after 2 hours, say 9.30 a.m. This one and half hour of cruising will give opportunity to view wild life at close quarters from the boat but on our trip we could not see any wild animal but ended with few sight of deers, buffalos & birds. we did enjoy the lake cruise. As for Elephant ride we waited for very long time as there were limited elephants but all booked well before by tourist. With all the delay we enjoyed the elephant safari very much as that was a unique experience.
The hotel is very good for the money we spent and we had a wonderful time. Family was happy with accommodation and food as well. Parking facility is available within the hotel complex. It’s a good quality hotel without doubt - N RAMANAN, CHENNAI
It’s a good quality hotel without doubt
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We, at Michael's Inn, would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Thekkady. We are extremely happy to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed our hospitality. Your remarks regarding the quality of food and service are well noted and appreciated. The concerned departments and staff members would be made known of the same. We at Michael's Inn strive hard to make our guests comfortable and in trying to do so we are ever willing to travel the extra mile. Thank you, once again, Mr. Narasimhan, for being with us and do continue to patronize us during your next visit to Thekkady.
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