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Malampuzha Garden House
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Palakkad
Bengaluru, India
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Malampuzha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

This hotel is by far the best to stay in when you visit Malampuzha. Whenever I visit here, I always stay in Garden House.
Located atop a hill and with not many people around, you can appreciate nature at it's best, and get a great view of the Malampuzha dam and gardens.
The employees are friendly, food is really good, water is fresh. And the rates are absolutely reasonable.
There used to be a bar but that has been closed down (so no drunken brawls to disturb you!)

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

The hotel was an impromptu stop recommended by a young couple I met while visiting Pallakad Fort. On the plus side the hotel has a wonderful location with stunning views of the hills and Malampuzha Dam. My room was basic and in dire need of redecoration, the bedding had been washed but had holes in the sheets and old stains were visible, I had no view from the room as the windows were so dirty I couldn't see out of them.The toilet didn't flush but to be fair was promptly repaired by the receptionist. The restaraunt wasn't open and given the late hour I had a room service meal which was edible but lukewarm and uninspiring.

KTDC are performing a disservice to tourism in the area, the location is magnificent and the basic structure of the hotel is fine, with a little investment in maintenance and additional staff this could be a really nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2008

We planned for a relaxing year-end vacation at Palakkad- and considered the Garden House for a perfect setting; with the Malampuzha dam nearby and mountains in view and a fair distance from the hustle and bustle of the town.

We had booked the Hotel over phone, and arrived in the afternoon from Palakkad town (Rs.80 by Auto-rickshaw/Tuk Tuk). The location was fantastic, bang next to the cliff and with panoramic views over the dam and the mountains around. We felt that we really made the right choice!

We were really disappointed when we looked at the hotel, it was quite run-down. The rooms were not maintained and the window hinges were broken. One bright spot, however, the toilets were super clean!! The bedsheets certainly needed a change and the beds creaked.. .well you could not get everything for Rs575 per night for a double, but we would not have felt bad paying Rs900 for a slightly well-kept room.

Service can be terrible, and you can have a tough time explaining what you need, because most staff, although smiling and eager to help, suffer from terrible bouts of amnesia. Some of them do not speak English and only understand Malayalam and Tamil. Our requests from fresh towel and daily housekeeping fell on deaf ears- apparently, they do not have a policy of changing towels and room cleaning everyday!!

The restaurant below has limited choice to begin with, which is further truncated when you ask them about availability! Most items we had asked for were not available, so you are left with 3-4 dishes to choose from for your lunch and dinner. Given that there are not many restaurants around this location, you feel largely disappointed.

KTDC really has to get their act together to develop this property, as this is really a prime location. Service needs lot of improvement!

  • Liked — Location, View
  • Disliked — Service, Room-lack of maintenance, Overall professionalism
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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joytrivandrum, Manager at Malampuzha Garden House, responded to this review, April 5, 2011
Garden House is fully renovated in 2010. Now it has a fresh look at an extravagant location
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Additional Information about Malampuzha Garden House

Property: Malampuzha Garden House
Address: Near Malampuzha Dam | Palakkad Dist., Palakkad 678651, India
Location: India > Kerala > Palakkad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Palakkad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Malampuzha Garden House 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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