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“Unholy experience in a holy town”
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Sopanam Heritage
Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Guruvayur
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The name of this hotel is so misleading that those who go to this temple town would be tempted to book it with the misleading "We recommend this hotel" from travel sites. But far from sopanam the hotel should be renamed "SOMAPANAM" for all the bars encircling this place and the one inside. The hotel is literally dirty.... Rooms are damp and semi dark with all the lights turned on. Seems like they want to extend the "bar" ambiance right into the rooms. Just remove the pillow cover and you can see the world map of many planets of many galaxies. We were constantly bitten by some insects through the night . Bathrooms and Restrooms were reasonably clean in the rooms. The receptionist had a lot of attitude which I don't want to elaborate. If you are planning for a temple visit please avoid all the hotels on the outer periphery of road surrounding the temple block on the side of the local bus stands. I had been to this place 4 yrs back and had an excellent experience but it had degraded considerably.

Room Tip: Keep this place as a last option if you are going for a temple visit.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We booked this Hotel as we got good reviews from websites and also we came to know that this is the only good hotel in that town.
1. Their front office lady doesn't know any other language than Malaylam, we tried to speak with her in English and Hindi but she just used sign language for replying . We booked Rooms almost 6 months back but at time of arrival there were no rooms for us! When we asked that lady she couldn't answer us . She couldn't even showed us direction of Washroom, she signed us to Swimming pool !.. Surprisingly the Doorman came to our rescue who knew all the languages including English n Hindi . I really wish the authority will replace him as front office executive .Atleast they should keep this in mind that People visit there from all over the country so the minimum English should be known to front office staff otherwise how other people will communicate .
2. We visited this place as there is temple but there is BAR at the entrance of the Hotel and at evening while returning from temple there was huge crowd of all Talli people which was quite disappointing
3. We informed the staff that next day we want to leave by 8-8.30 so by what time we can have break fast ? they told us that breakfast will be ready by 7.30 but when we went down dining rooms were closed and we got all breakfast only after 8
I think they are also aware with the fact that this is the only so called good hotel in the town so they dnt want to change their attitude . So I suggest pls Avoid it ..
Overall experience was Terrible but I m giving Poor just because of that Doorman who helped us ...

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank TravelerAms
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I find Sopanam a peaceful place for stay.When I called up the hotel regarding the "Bar Ambiance",
they told me about a new entrance. In fact the new entrance was "huge".Evening time i had a nice dinner near with a pool ambiance.Variety of Barbique and grilled items were served in the pool area...Temple is very near to the hotel...Good Luck Sopanam team..

Naveen Shetty

Room Tip: Prefer Regal Rooms
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank naveen1982pune
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I booked this hotel after viewing their website and speaking to them.
Issues:
1. This hotel is not in EAST MADA street as discussed with hotel staff. Its far away from EAST MADA st. You need a vehicle to visit the temple from this hotel. Also one of the entrance is having a public BAR Govt run.
2. Their website map gives wrong information about the location.
2. Rooms are stinking bad smell. And they did not want to change rooms inspite of the rooms being vacant.
4. Rooms are not properly maintained, roof of the entrance is hanging, if you keep your hands it will fall down.
5. Food is horrible and price is hefty.
6. They promised to provide vehicle when we wanted to visit temple. But when we approached them after refreshing, the staff says the driver is out somewhere and will take another 30-45mins to reach.
7. Better not to stay here, there are other cheap hotels with good facilities.
Net Result : AVOID THIS HOTEL.

Room Tip: Avoid This Hotel
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Mani J
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We happend to stay here during August 2011.
The hotel is good . Has good room and sufficiant parking facility.
Food was also ok. Very near to the temple and is at walkable distance.
They even provided me a complimentary car wash which i did not expect and came as a surpise.

But the draw back of this hotel is its cost.
Its not worthy enough to pay the amount they ask for as we have similar hotels around Guruvayoor at cheaper cost. Also the entrance to this hotel is through a bar which will not be a pleasant experiance always (depends on the gathering and the mood of them . For sure you should commute only in your car and better not to walk).

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

1. Hotel is very nice
2. Only the problem is the entrance though it has 2 way to reach.
3. Room is very clean and verrrrrryyyyy BIG
4. Staffs are good
5. Food is average
6. Near to Guruvayur Temple (We went temple by walk)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

I felt comfortable and calm stay at sopanam heritage during my visit with my family to guruvayur. Ambeince of the hotel is very nice. Room with all facilities is really worthy. excellent service they provided. Really i was surpirsed when i read some bad comments. they way to the hotel is between two bars. but they have their main entrance to the other side where their reception staffs and door securities guiding to the guest in that way. Complementary pick and drop facility to the temple is good for the guest. ample parking area and multicuisine restaurant is another attraction of Sopanam. My next stay will be in sopanam and i prefer this hotels to my friends

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Address: East Nada | Trissur District, Guruvayur 680101, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thrissur District > Guruvayur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Guruvayur
Price Range: $19 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sopanam Heritage 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a lush green garden, Sopanam Heritage is located in Guruvayur. The popular Guruvayur Shree Krishna Temple is 400 metres and the Elephant Cage is 3 km. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of the property. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a seating area. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with bathrobes and free toiletries. At Sopanam Heritage you will find a 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a ticket service and a tour desk. The property offers free parking. The Chavakkad Beach is 7 km away. The Guruvayur Bus Staiton is 100 metres, the Guruvayur Railway Station is 500 metres and the Cochin International Airport is 84 km away. The Rasoy serves Indian, Chinese and continental delights. ... more   less 
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