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“Spacious rooms with a view of nature”
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Kerala House
Ranked #9 of 134 Thekkady B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I stayed at Kerala House with my family on 19th & 20th November. We had booked 2 rooms. Rooms were very spacious & clean with all the necessary requirements. Both rooms had a huge balcony with a view of nature & mountains just outside Periyar Tiger Reserve. It was very relaxing to just sit on the chairs in the balcony & gaze at the nature.

Kerala House is located just 150 meters from Periyar Tiger Reserve main gate & Market area for spices shopping is also nearby.

Owner Mr Shibu was very co-operative and provided us a very good service.

One suggestion to Shibu: If you can provide intercom phones in rooms, it will be easy for guests to contact for any kind of service instead of calling on your mobile phone.

All in all, my experience was very good.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms on 1st or 2nd floor which provide a good view from balcony.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The hotel is located near the entrance of Periyar Tiger reserve, within 5 minutes walking distance, and Kumily town centre is only 15 minutes walking distance.

The room is spacious, and very clean. When the owner, Shibu opened the balcony, we couldn't help but went "Wow.....". You got the whole field and forest view on the balcony. Unfortunately, we only had 2 days there, the schedule is tight, otherwise we could just sit on the balcony, look at the view for whole day. Occasionally, we saw wild boars, dears, flamingos, cows in the field.

The host Shibu was very welcoming, he brought tea/coffee to our room, and he also brought the brochure with all kinds of packages to our room and explain for us. He gave us lots of advice but never pressured us to purchased any packages.

We have booked some tour packages with him, and the prices were so reasonable!! He also recommended us the shops that local people go, so we didn't get rip off (I believe he didn't take any commissions)

We needed some beer and couldn't find any, so the host Shibu even went to the shops to buy beers for us!!!

Anyway, highly recommend Kerala House, for the best service, best view on the balcony, spotless and spacious room. Moreover, hot water is available anytime which is not common in India.

Room Tip: Recommend to stay in 2nd floor rooms for the amazing view, it is around 200~ 300 rupees more expensi...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is located next to the National Park. Access to the hotel is a bit complicated, but the owner is very nice. The clean room with great views. Totally recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Kerala House Home Stay has elegantly designed and spacious suites to meet the comfort needs of its guests. Rooms at this hotel are aesthetically furnished and are equipped with all contemporary amenities. Business meetings and conferences can be held by corporate groups in the spacious meeting hall at Kerala House Home Stay. The car parking area, for tourist as well as private vehicles, is exorbitant at Kerala House Home Stay, and offers security for your automobiles.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Excellent place. Rooms are large and clean. Shibu is very nice and helpful. The location is great near the entrance to periyar, and there are balkonies overlooking the forest. The price was very reasonable. Periyar boat tour was disapointing however.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

it was awesome experience went to Thekkay where enjouyed teh elephant ride and teh marshall art place, masal tea and food there was great! with good view...the rooms were clean and service was great which made the stay awesome experience...

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We stayed at the Kerala house for 3 nights and really enjoyed it! The owner is very nice and helps you by giving you tips how to get around.the room we stayed in was one of the nicest we slept in during our 3 weeks trip through South India, we booked in advance and got the room with a huge window and a wonderful balcony with view on the forest (so rather book in advance or write a mail, he will reply to you very fast)!
With our 3 night stay we had one delicious breakfast included, which we enjoyed on our balcony! (other restaurants are all in walking distance)
At periyar wildlife sanctuary we tried the bamboo rafting (was quite nice but without really wild animals) and we had a wonderful relaxing ayurvedic treatment at mayura (very close to the kerala house)!
We really can recommend the kerala house!

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Additional Information about Kerala House

Address: Thekkady Lake Road | Idukki Disctrict, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
Price Range: $23 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kerala House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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