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Hotel Ambadi
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights to allow us to visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and we weren't disappointed. Although more on the expensive side in comparison to other places it was nice to get a bit of luxary! highly recommended. Central location to allow exploring too!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Ajay V, Owner at Hotel Ambadi, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

We are really thankful to you for staying with Ambadi and we appreciate your kindness for writing your review about Ambadi in Trip Advisor.
As we are located at the edge of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the guests here gets the chance to explore the activities of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with all its beauty. Customer satisfaction at its maximum is our motto and we have been providing the same from the last three decades. Ambadi is a blend of Budget with Luxury which is affordable to every person who wishes for a memorable vacation. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here and we are thankful for your recommendation.
We once again thank you for your benevolence for the wonderful words of Ambadi and looking forward to serve you again in future.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel looks great from the outside but the rooms have a damp smell and is very dark. Hot water is limited and we had to request them to switch on the main geyser or bring buckets of hot water to the room. Also many times the hot water was over in the middle of the shower. The location is good. 10 - 15 minutes walk from the main market and right at the gate of Periyar wlddlife sanctuary. The worst thing about the hotel was its staff. Very rude and very slow especially at the in house hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 25, 2013

We really appreciate your kindness in spending your valuable time in writing your review about Ambadi in Trip advisor. First of all we are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. As per the cold climatic condition and being located near to the forest there is a chance of humidity in the premises and we are always intended to keep the place clean and secure. Thank you for the consideration and we will definitely give more attention to the matter.
Hot water facility is provided from morning 05:00 am to 10:00 am and evening 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm. During these periods, facility of hot water is being used mostly. But we are planning to make the facility of hot water for 24 hours and will be implemented soon. We are once again sorry for the inconvenience caused and we will be more cautious in future.
We request you to visit Ambadi again and we assure you the best service.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed in this resort during our Kerala trip. It is really an awesome Resort, close to the town center yet peaceful inside. Plenty of greenery around and good food. Breakfast is not complimentary but the food in the restaurant is reasonably priced with lot of choice. Rooms are good and all the furniture is ethnic Kerala traditional and very appealing.
only draw back we found is the cars were allowed to park inside. So often we hear drivers chatting till late night. Except this every thing about this hotel is good.I particularly liked the decor on the way from reception to dining room. Even the washroom doors in the dining area too are very attractive with traditional look.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded April 12, 2013

We are thankful to you for choosing Ambadi for you stay and really appreciate your kindness in sharing your valuable assessment of Ambadi.
We at Ambadi is committed to our valuable guests and it’s their words by which we are able to improve our service and are able to provide the finest service to them. As Ambadi is situated closer to the town as well as nearer to the Periyar Tiger Reserve Sanctuary. This makes Ambadi as a precise spot for all activities such as Trekking, Boating as well as an exact place for shopping purposes. As the resort is located at a slight distance from the main entrance which is located at the main road, it provides a peaceful and silent ambience. As you have said Ambadi has a nature friendly atmosphere which is chosen by the travelers who tends to move from the noisy and crowdy environment. We are happy to hear that you liked the foods in our restaurant “Aditi”. Our aim is to provide complete satisfaction to our valuable guests and we are able to provide the same from the last three decades by providing the finest service with a very reasonable price.
We are thankful for the appreciation of the rooms. As you have said rooms and furniture are maintained in such a way to give our guests a feeling of Kerala’s culture and heritage with a touch of inheritance. We are sorry for the disturbance caused to you by the noises generated by the premises. We have instructed our security personnel to look after the matter and to be more cautious in future for not having any such issues in future.

We are once again thanking you for your entire appraisal of Ambadi and we wish to have you as our guest again in future.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We only stayed one night in this hotel which we had chosen because I had a few meals there last year which were really good and because we knew that the English architect who had built it, took the local circumstances into consideration. We did not need AC as the rooms were really high, the brick walls kept out the heat and it was fun to watch the local monkeys sitting on the roof from our balcony. The meals were good and very cheap, it was close to the Periyar Park and we really enjoyed our stay there at a very low price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded April 12, 2013

We appreciate you for spending your valuable time in writing such a wonderful review of Hotel Ambadi. Thank you for choosing Ambadi for your stay and we are really happy to know that you enjoyed every aspect of it.
We are much pleased to hear from you that you visited Ambadi in the previous year and were happy then. You have rightly said Ambadi was designed by the renowned British-born-but-settled-in-Kerala architect Laurie Baker. As per the climatic condition, AC is not a necessary item at Thekkady. The architecture of the hotel reduces the heat and maintains a cool atmosphere inside. As Ambadi is situated near to the Periyar Tiger Reserve Sanctuary there is always a great chance to explore wild life. Monkeys are the common view at our premises.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed the meals at our restaurant”Aditi”. It’s been our continuous endeavor to provide the best quality services to our valuable guests like you with a very reasonable price and we are consistently providing the same for the last three decades.
We once again thank you for your benevolence for the wonderful words of Ambadi and looking forward to serve you again in future.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Clean, comfortable and very convenient for the Tiger Reserve. Very helpful staff and the food was good but not stunning. Room was over two stories with the bed in the mezzanine so a long walk to the loo in the night but we appreciated the space. there is always a rickshaw waiting at the gates and they are great value and some drivers are very helpful indeed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded April 12, 2013

We are thankful for your assessment of Ambadi. You have rightly viewed; Ambadi offers an exact place for tourists who visit Periyar Tiger reserve sanctuary as we are situated at the edge of the sanctuary. We are really happy that you enjoyed our hospitality and we are really thankful to you for providing us an opportunity to serve you. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed staying in Duplex room, apart from that we have two other room categories Cottage and Deluxe which offers comforts at different levels. We are always keen to provide all needed services to our guest at every occasion whenever they need it.
We are once again thankful to you for allowing us to serve you and we request you to visit Ambadi in future and give us an opportunity to serve you again.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We started our journey from Pune (MH) stayed in Kottyam in my uncle's place. We started in morning from kottyam and reached Thekkady. Stayed in Ambadi resort.
Ambadi is located near to city so everything is reachable. Market is really good Resort was awesome full value for money.
Problem is food specially for North Indians.
Breakfast was really good but a bit costly in Ambadi
If you are north Indian then you will find difficult to get good north Indian food. There are couple of Gujrati and Marwari Restaurants you can try there but again chapati is not at all worth 12/- rupees. So will face food issues.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded April 12, 2013

First of all we thank you for spending your valuable time in writing review about Hotel Ambadi.
We are thankful to you for staying with Ambadi. As you have rightly said, Ambadi offers a precise spot for all activities in Thekkady such as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary visit, Boating, Shopping and other such activities as we are situated at the edge of the Sanctuary and situated closely to the town. You have correctly evaluated Ambadi as a truthful spot providing complete value for you money. In our restaurant “Aditi” we provide all type of Indian, Continental, Chinese dishes. We regret for the problems you faced with regard to food. We offer a variety of North Indian Dishes, we would request you to have another visit to Ambadi and try our other North Indian dishes which will surely give a complete satisfaction and also it will be very kind of you if you could point out the problem that you faced with the North Indian food so that we can take necessary steps to improve the same and we will be able to provide you the same in the manner you like.

We are once again thanking you for your wonderful evaluation of Ambadi and we request you to visit Ambadi again and we assure you the best service.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Me and my family (9 members) we stayed here in 3 deluxe rooms.We initially booked the duplex room but we didn't like it. Duplex rooms were occupying on 1st Story and 2nd Story (not including the ground floor). The hotel management was happily ready to change the rooms for us and also offered some discount.
Advantages;
1) Big spacious rooms and clean rooms with hot water
2) Spacious bathrooms
3) Space outside rooms to sit and relax on chair
4) Night time quite cold because of surrounding jungle (no aircon in room)
5) Biggest advantage - close to the market/eateries and still very silent place. Also walking distance to some attractions.
6) Helpful staff
Improvements can be done
1) More variety in food items in kitchen
2) Cupboards in room need bit revamp or need to be bit modern inside

Overall stay was excellent and value for money. Next time if I go for same hotel to stay I will choose super deluxe rooms on 2nd floor.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded April 12, 2013

We are really thankful to you for staying with Ambadi and we appreciate your kindness for writing your review about Ambadi in Trip Advisor.
Duplex rooms are two storey building with Living room in the ground floor and bed room on the first floor which is suitable for the person who would like to spend more time in the room. We felt satisfied that you liked Deluxe rooms to Duplex rooms and we are happy to know that you were allotted Deluxe rooms on demand. It has always been our constant endeavor to provide best of services to our valued guests and we are sure that we were able to provide the same from the last three decades. We are thankful for you to bring out every good aspect of Ambadi. Also we appreciate you for pointing out the factors which needs improvement for providing the finest service to our valuable guests like you. We will definitely take the matter as most important and will take necessary steps to overcome the problems.

We are once again thanking you for your wonderful assessment and we are looking forward to have you as our guest every next time.

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Address: Ambadi Junction, Thekkady 685536, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
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Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
Price Range: $36 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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