Travelled on May 2013. At the hotel reception we were welcomed in traditional Kerala style with a small garland, a tikka & a refreshing drink. Their reception was in Kerala traditional style with huge lamps, lovely flower decorations, and other décor items typical of Kerala. Post clicking some snaps at the reception; we checked into our beautiful rooms with great view from our patio. This was the only hotel in our trip where we felt we were actually in Kerala. The place is astounding with huge pool complex at the center of it.
Food is excellent but expensive as well. From the reception to the room, the staff provides personalized services and ensures we are taken care of.
Hesitantly we checked out of the hotel after 2 nights of stay towards our next destination – Madurai Meenakshi Temple.
The Good – This was the best hotel we stayed at on our Kerala Trip, with its splendid grandeur in traditional Kerala style. The best 5-start hotel at Thekkady. The Patio room was quite big for the 3 of us; kept very clean. Food is expensive nonetheless it is good.
The staff were very helpful, giving us personalized service and made us feel at home.
The Bad – Poor WIFI only at the lobby. Keep the patio door closed late evenings to avoid the insects being attracted to the room lights. I would prefer to keep it open and let the cool breeze flow in.
The Ugly – None.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Elephant Court Hotel Thekkady
- Elephant Court Hotel Thekkady
- Elephant Court Thekkady
- The Elephant Court Thekkady, Kerala