Situated in a remote are of the western Ghats there is a lot to recommend a short stay here; the family owners are charm personified and the manager/guide (Daniel) goes out of his way to ensure guests' need are met. Bedrooms are in simple but spotlessly clean separate building. Tea and coffee are complimentary in room and each room as its own verandah for sitting out. The only drawback we found is that the beds and pillows were extremely hard. Only 1 of our party of 4 slept well whilst 2 had v disturbed nights sleep. If this were rectified then I would have no hesitation in giving it a 5 start rating.
Breakfasts ( tea/coffee, eggs, toast and fruit juice) are taken in the main house. Dinner is served outside at 7.30-8 and is, usually, a soup, 2 or 3 curries and a dessert. Packed lunches can be provided if out for the day Local ingredients are used and overall food is of a good quality. Since January 2013 the price is all inclusive.
NB Alcohol is not readily available but if requested early enough then beer can be provided with dinner and is charged separately. And as Kariath says - avoid going to the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary - it was very disappointing and just not worth the effort!