Bottom line - While the view is great, its not out of place in Wayanad. The district is full of such scenery. The amenities/facilities are not as advertised. It is highly misleading
Details - We went to the Kallat Heritage in August, after reading all reviews on trip advisor and other sites. The listing itself does not mention that this feels more like a homestay rather than a proper resort !! The listing shows pics of the rooms, but no pics of the place itself ?? This is because the place is definitely not as advertised.
- No WIFI
- No Spa/Wellness treatment
- No recreational activities at all. There was just a TV in the common room.
- Though the view is quite good, but just the view cannot be worth 4k per night !!
Getting there - It is in a dense part of the forest and 5 kms from the nearest town Ambalavaya. It's impossible to locate unless you have a GPS, there are no signages at all.
Food - You need to inform the staff well in advance (4-5 hours) in case you would like lunch / dinner, because the ingredients are brought in fresh. This wasn't informed and after a long 3 hour drive from Coorg, we had to drag ourselves back to Ambalavaya for lunch.
The food at Kallat Heritage was tasty, and the service was homely. Worth it if the price had been more reasonable at 2k. With no facilities whatsoever, combined with the long drive it takes to get there, this was not a memorable visit by a long stretch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kallat Heritage, a luxury riverside family resort. Our comfortably appointed lakefront housekeeping cottages are situated ideally for the nature lovers on a gentle slope in our private cove only 20 ft. from the water - the closest and easiest access to the water anywhere on Karapuzha Lake. ... more less
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