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“Fabulous hotel! Incredible massages!”
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The Elephant Court
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Thekkady
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“Fabulous hotel! Incredible massages!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Spent one night at this hotel. Received a warm welcome, staff was very friendly & helpful. Food (buffet only) was good. I enjoyed a wonderful massage (the best ever!!). Would definitely recommend this hotel.
V.Willems - Belgium - Nov 2012

  • Stayed November 2012
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Willems
First of all, allow me to thank you for taking your time to post your kind comments on TripAdvisor World.
I am so glad to see that you had a memorable stay at The Elephant Court . I am happy to know that you enjoyed our buffet, activities and all other facilities of the resort especially the spa and the massage. It is very important for us to ensure the most comfort and the best quality service to all our guests.
Thank you for reccomending us
With Regards
Bobby
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Hi, we stayed with family for 2N in this hotel during our kerala trip. Have done the bookings when we met their representative Mr Riyaz in Pune. What an arrangement he made! Team was so kind, arranged special vegetarian food on request, ! Rooms are good, staff so cheerful and caring. Hotel is very close to town and you can just walk for shopping. More importantly hotel team members were very eager to enquire, offer help and support to make you really feel at home. Indeed a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Nandkumar
Thanks for the recommendation - we appreciate your support and are delighted to read that you have had such an enjoyable stay with us.
It's great to read that you had such a great stay at The Elephant Court and thank you for appreciating our staff, I will surely convey this to my team at the Elephant Court
We look forward to welcome you back at The Elephant Court
Warm Regards
Bobby Anthony
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Vancouver
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Elephant Court Hotel is a grand place set in the hills, near the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The hotel is "in town" enough that you can, if you want, walk to shopping. Or you can take a tuk tuk. The hotel itself is grand and offers a warm welcome with a glass of juice, paste between your eyes (sandalwood?), and a floral garland. The rooms are scattered throughout the property and require some serious stair climbing to return to the main building. (Ask for the closest room if stairs are a problem.) The buffet food was better than average. Our room was fabulous, with a big balcony, quiet, and lots of space. I had a bubble bath in a clean tub, with hot water! (If you've traveled in India, you'll appreciate how great that was.) The WiFi service, as usual, was spotty, but that's not the hotel's fault. Ditto the power outages. The hotel has its own generator which kicks in after a few moments.

Room Tip: If you're not an intrepid stair climber, ask for a room near the main building.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Mersenne
Thank you for choosing The Elephant Court, my team and I are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday.

It is a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay in our Patio Room, and that you felt at home and well-looked after during your stay. We are also pleased that you were happy with our facilities and especially the location, rooms and the buffet

I have conveyed your comments to the General Manager of the resort and his team. We hope to have you with us again, should you visit India next time.
Many Thanks
Bobby Anthony
Chief Operating Officert
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Warm welcome that we received totally camoflagued the disappointment that we were to face later on.
The hotel declares itself as a 5 star property however in reality this facility falls short of expectations. Let me enlist good points first:
- Beautiful landscaping
- Lovely swimming pool

Things which we found disappointing:
- Food is VERY tasteless
- Service at restaurant is just poor
- Room: There is a fire sensor that keeps on blinking, disturbing sleep
- Room: Refrigerator was noisy
- Room: Ugly bathroom fittings and mildly warm water
- Room: CRT TV with limited channels to watch

Somehow, I dont think I shall be ever considering this place again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear ItzAlok,
Thank you for spending your holiday at The Elephant Court
We are sorry that you haven't enjoyed the holiday,I have conveyed your comments regarding the food, and the room to the concerned departments. We very much appreciate receiving your insights and will certainly use these to review our offerings and make the necessary improvements.
Thank you very much for staying with us.

With kind regards
Bobby Anthony
Chief Operating Officer
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Haryana, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I travelled with family and stayed at this Hotel during our trip to Kerala. Though our stay was short but I liked basic essence, hospitality and atmosphere inside Elephant court. Room was spacious with a beautiful balcony view of the greens. Nice aesthetics, interiors, also calm serene surroundings. Breakfast was great, lot of variety on offer. Reception staff was quite helpful in helping around with sight seeing info. No doubt this Hotel carries a 5 star DNA.... Recommend this place as class apart.

Room Tip: rooms with balcony..
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Aviral

My team and I are very pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with us.
Thank you for your kind recommendation of our resort.

Your generous compliments are very much appreciated and we are delighted that you felt well looked after during your stay. We hope to have you with us again, should you plan another Kerala holiday in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Bobby Anthony
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Thanks for the very warm welcome with smile, towel and drinks, great staff! The open style of the reception, restaurant and pool area are very pleasent. Big and quiet room with nice balcony looking into the green (#154). The Kerala fish curry was amazing, good selection of food, all very good, a pity I couldn't eat more... Breakfast has a great variety of Indian and European foods. Free Wifi. That is our quick review after staying just one night.
The only flaw: the shower curtain was in need to be exchanged...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Siegfried R
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Siegfried
Thank you for posting your review of The Elephant Court , it is a pleasure knowing that your holiday is still very fresh in your memory!

My team and I truly appreciate your feedback on our service, the room you have stayed, the food experience and our food offerings. It is nice to know that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday with us.

Once again, thank you for your review and for staying with us. We hope to extend a warm welcome stay with us again in the future.
With Kind Regards
Bobby Anthony
Chief Operating Officer
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I would recommend The Elephant Court currently as overall service is better. They are more mature in all aspects. Good choice of menu, good food, reliable service etc.
Their location is excellent. All the staff are very polite. The decor of the hotel is incomparable. I havent seen such a fine woodcraft anywhere in the world. We stayed in a ' Patio' type room which is having a long sight view to the forest, in the morning we are woken up by a group of smiley faced monkeys
I believe the stay at this hotel was the perfect gift to my daughter

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank Mary P
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TECThekkady_Kerala, Bobby Anthony, Chief Operating Officer at The Elephant Court, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mary,
Thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Elephant Court Thekkady, we are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us.

We really appreciate your feedback about the stay, and hope you will visit us again in the future for another Kerala holiday.
With Kind Regards
Bobby
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Property: The Elephant Court
Address: Amalambika Road, Thekkady 685 536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#6 Luxury Hotel in Thekkady
#9 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elephant Court 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Elephant Court" is the one and only classified 5 star resort and is largest and most luxurious resort at Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort is conveniently located near the Periyar Tiger Reserve and all major tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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