While writing this review I am aware that Michael's Inn has received overall good reviews till now. [ No wonder I also got carried away] . Sorry to disappoint those guys who have almost decided to opt for this.But my experience there can only be described as 'torture.'
I have had my own share of complaints with many other hotels. But never I had to complain for lack of sleep.
This march, on my way to Kodaikanal, I happened to stay in this hotel overnight along with my wife and small kids. The booking was for a non AC deluxe room 1300 INR, done through makemytrip.com. The premises looked good and tidy with lot of dining options nearby. We did'nt really worry about the small sized, vaguely shaped room, on the top floor as we were planning to check out earl y morning for kodikanal.
We tried to get some sleep and then we realised how hot and humid it is inside the room. The slow speed fan was only making the matter worse. We decided to keep the windows open , against the management's directives [for fear of monkeys]. We could feel the cool air outside, but some how , the inside is uncomfortabley hot. Then, to our horror we realised that there is hardly any ventillation to the room. This, along with the small and bizarre shape of the room is refusng to let fresh air in. You can imagine how badly we spent the rest of the nght. After all , the most basic thing any guest deserves is a sound sleep and a decent toilet facility.
My assumpton is that, this was originally designed for a tight airconditioned room and susequently the AC has been removed [ to accommodate budget travellers]. My request to the hotel management, [if they ever read this] is to put an AC in this room urgently or else use it as a garrage ONLY.
So, the message, donot take top floor non AC rooms at St Michael's unless you badly want a sauna for free
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The paradise concealed within the enigmatic spice gardens. Michaels Inn is the place where you want to stay in at Thekkady. Tucked away in the midst of verdant tea and spice gardens of the Western Ghats, Michael's Inn stands close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Nestled in the very heart of a host of inspiring surroundings, Michael's Inn offers you the very best, with an elegant combination of native beauty, rural serenity and modern amenities. Let Michael's Inn look after you. Caressed by the nature around, this fine tavern helps you to discover Thekkady. Witness the pageantry of natural forces at work from a stage set in at a magnificent place by the name, Michael's Inn. Cradled in an exquisite altitude of the Sahyadris, Michael's Inn is sure to provide a different facet of nature to the discerning nature lovers At Michael's Inn our motto is 'It is very personal'. True to the motto we maintain a very personal experience to the guests visiting us. We provide a neat, clean and friendly environment at Michael's Inn. The guests can be assured that in trying to keep up with our motto and policies we are willing to travel the extra mile to meet their expectations. A weary traveller should always leave us with a refreshed and relaxed mind and body. Comfort prevails in our comfy rooms, roomy enough to house the fresh air. Nature and culture, ethnic and luxury, all these in several forms enliven lives at Michael's Inn. Life is a splendid affair in the company of virgin nature. Live in and revive your smile. All sorts of modern amenities accompany the 25 well designed air-conditioned and non-air conditioned rooms. Eat Inn - the rich taste of an enriching Kerala cuisine. The aromatic spices bring out a special flavour to the food varieties that's especially lip smacking. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves delicious food extending the excitement. The choice of food includes Kerala delicacies, as we've emphasised, Indian, Continental and Chinese. Let Michael's Inn treat your taste buds with the exotic aroma and delicious food that's specially prepared with lots of love and skill. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Michael's Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Michael's Inn Thekkady, Kerala