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“Good location..that's it!!”
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Hotel Ambadi
Ranked #28 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good location..that's it!!”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

This hotel has nothing that I can speak about other than the location. It is located quite close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. So, in case you have an intention of spending your entire day in undertaking activities of the Forest Department and want to take a hotel to just spend the night..this is the place. Expect no more than this!

Service stinks..the staff lacks basic ettiquettes...the restaurant is worse...lunch and dinner horrible..breakfast was just fine.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I will start with the issues I faced. At morning time the hot water wasn't available. They didn't answer the phone. Though we booked the room properly before hand, they still offered us a room that was too much secluded and dark. The look is too much traditional and low lit with lots of wooden furniture all around. at breakfast you won't believe (family of 4), we had to wait for at least 30mins when they arrived with tea that was somewhat colder. We did not get the service properly I would say. In fact I could see less number of people out there.
Good part was that it is quiet and peaceful place. its near the local shops (though we had to walk through dark places in between that was secluded to reach the main hub).

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed 2 nights (2 couples) at Hotel . Our upstairs rooms were very spacious, clean, with lots of wood panelling and balconies. The hotel is located at the end of the road so was quiet, but handy for eating and shopping. Staff were friendly and helpful and the restauarant was of an acceptable standard. Watch out for the monkeys!! (there is a warning re them getting into your room from the balcony!).

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Good location near the National Park, but hotel shabby, dirty and staff indifferent. Our room was big as was bathroom, but this was very dirty, the bath had dead insects in it and to top it all the wash basin came off the wall and literally exploded badly cutting my husbands arm resulting in a trip to the local hospital for stitches! The manager was helpful at the time, but as we were leaving that morning heard nothing more. I have written this as a hotelier.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Room was big enough, but shabby, and the water situation not great. Restaurant acceptable. It looks like it could be ok, it it was spruced up and the staff a little more helpful ( although they were ok!). I just got the feeling they were cutting costs to get the most out of you.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Vandiperiyar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Its an awesome experience with the ambadi hotel ath Thekkady the hotel situated at the entrance of Periyar wild life sanctuary this sanctuary is reserve for tiger the hotel service is very good and the surrondings are very calm and feel as your home. The hotel is situated at the nearest city of spices named KUMILY and the boarder of Tamilnadu State the sensational issue of mullaperiyar dam situated in this sanctuary area

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights. Thekkady is an amazing place but this hotel is a black spot. Service does not exist here. Staff at restaurant are just ignorant and does not want to help at all. You have to find a staff to place your order and again to follow up on your order. They will bring water bottle but not glass, they will bring food but plates, they will bring juice but not straw. These are just some examples. We had duplex, room and furniture was so old, it was full of dust everywhere, all the rooms have double bed with a huge gape between two mattresses!!!!! They dont have iron at property, they don't provide face towel or napkins!!!! These are basic requirements for any hotels. Anyway list goes on...we had our food outside

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Hotel Ambadi
Address: Ambadi Junction, Thekkady 685536, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Ambadi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ambadi is on the edge of Periyar wildlife sanctuary giving you the best chance to explore Thekkady. Have the perfect holiday of your life by staying in the comforts of Kerala's first themed heritage resort. Enjoy the salubrious weather of the Western Ghats, listen to bird calls and spot wildlife at close quarters. You will cherish these tranquil moments of communion with Nature for everChoose from our 46 rooms across three different categories offering varying levels of comfort, all tastefully furnished in traditional style. Our hospitality is affordable and is bound to warm your hearts. Enjoy the various cuisines on offer in our restaurant Aditi, our delectable food is bound to be any gourmet's delight. Moreover our friendly staff will make sure that you have a pleasant stay with us and will even help you organise your trips and tours, if you choose. ... more   less 
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