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“whats worth than! a sound sleep”
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Michael's Inn
Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Thekkady
Reviewed May 1, 2010

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

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Thank sbpillai
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MichaelsInn, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2010

Sir,
We are very disappointed to know that you did not have a proper rest while staying at our property. Sir, from your comments I gather that you stayed at Michael's Inn during the month of May. The months of March, April and May fall during the peak summer season and expectedly it is hot and humid. We cannot alter the climatic conditions prevailing during the time of your visit and again you had a non- air conditioned room booking. If you found the weather too hot or humid for your liking we could have always upgraded you to an Air conditioned room provided you opted for it. This again could have been done, subject to availability. If you found your room, not to your liking we could always have upgraded you to a different category room of your choice provided you had made a request for it. We, at Michael's inn would never turn down an honest request from our valuable guests and would do the utmost to be of best service to them with our available resources. Certain things like the Climate being too Hot or Humid are not in our hands. We can only suggest Air Conditioned rooms for such a situation.
Sir, I hope I have addressed the issues in your feedback of your stay at Michael's inn and hope you would consider changing your opinion about us. We would definitely take your review into account and make the necessary changes and make your stay worthwhile at Michael's Inn next time.
Thank You.

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Reviewed March 30, 2010

This is kind of a hotel for bed & breakfast. I f you don't expect much then u wont be disappointed.It dont have great looks or views.ways leading to rooms looks like a garage.But the room is spacious & clean.we didnt try the food there & it doesnt look good also.if you dont get any other accomodation then u can try this.Nt a bad option

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

Michael's Inn is very good inn to stay in thekkadi...
Rooms are small but very clean and cozy rooms and food quality at their restaurant is very good....
I recommend it to my freinds...

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

I recommend Michaels Inn even though it could use updating and cleaning . The staff made every effort to make my stay comfortable. The building looks modern and the public spaces are well kept. The walls in the room I had could use a good washing and the plumbing in the shower also needed repair. It is located near the park . It is very difficult to get a ticket for the boat in the park . You must go very early in the morning and wait in line. A better idea is an early morning trek to see the animals.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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Thank davidusaFlorida
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

I stayed there in Dec 09 and nothing to shout about . It was OK only. Well, the room and bathroom were clean but the comforter had urine smell . Hotel staircase was dirty . Staff were not friendly .

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 9, 2009

One of the better hotels I stayed at during a one month budget tour of India. Hotel is only about 10 years old.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2009

The Michael's inn was not the hotel where we booked our stay. The Tree Top Hotel Guys ditched us and therefore our travel agent sent us here. Nothing great about hotel, just simple rooms with simple beds, old time TV set. Our attaraction was wild animals at Thekkady but we were greeted by lizards in the room.

As we do not have any option, we had to stay there for a day. Except location near to central market, no other big deal.

This place should be called a lodge and not a hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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Address: Thekkady 685509, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Thekkady
Price Range: $31 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Michael's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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