The first thing you are mislead is the name "KTDC Tamarind", which gives a feeling it is something good. Actually it is an Yatri Nivas converted, and any auto driver knows it only as Yatri Nivas, not the "KTDC Tamarind".
The second mislead is that it is close the station, especially if you look at the map - because it appears close to the railway station. Unfortunately, it is on the wrong side of the railway station and you need to take an auto who will end up going in circles as it is on a small lane off a one-way street. You don't get any auto outside the hotel, you need to go somewhere for the same. So, the location is terrible.
The room we were given was very poor. On the third floor, we had to climb all the way with heavy luggages, there are no porters. The bed linen is flithy, we were 2 adults and a child - and we got one dirty towel after requesting the person at the lobby. There was only one person attending everything from the reception, cash as well as for room service!
Lots of mosquitos, there was a goodnight machine, but no mat!
There is a restaurant, but you cannot get anything beyond a cup of tea/biscuits during most time of the day. We reached at 2:30 pm in the afternoon, and they had no lunch.
All in all, it was a terrible experience, please do not choose this as it is only being marketed well by KTDC(I don't understand why they have signed this up).
The only good thing I found was the positive attitude of the lone staff, who tried to help whenever he could.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kannur, a district of north Kerala, is a land known for looms and ballads. During the British India period, the region was known as Cannanore. History reckons Kannur as an important port on the Arabian Sea and the place had trade relations with Persia and Arabia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It was also the British military headquarters on India’s west coast up to 1887. ... more less
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