Tharavadu looks good from the outside but the problem is what lies inside. The challenges that we faced were multi faceted and I would try to summarize each one of them.
a. They try to sell you servant quarters as non AC annexe rooms and that is how we got trapped. The rooms are so bad that anybody with some moral fiber won't even put them out for rent but probably that was too much to expect from tharavadu. And I am not even going to delve on the room furnishings which are worse than pathetic.
b. Food quality at their kitchen is pathetic. They served uncooked or overcooked food and that too with a delay. When told about the undercooked raw meat the response was that you should go talk to the owner. Food can be a major issue as there are no good restaraunts nearby to add to the pathetic service that these people provide.
c. The staff is unresponsive a lot of times and it was a challenge to get them to provide basic amenities properly. Cleanliness of linen was an issue and the bathroom taps and pot were not working as they should.
d. There was only one switch to plug in a mosquito repellant. Hence you can either watch television or get rid of the mosquitoes.
e. Finally at the price they ask for accommodations I know for sure that there are better things that are on offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ours is a 120 Year Old Christian Banglow converted into a Modern Travellers Inn by keeping its original Heritage Structure. We provide Homely stay, food, ayurveda body massaging, boat cruise etc. for our Guests. We are located in the backwater tourist village named Kumarakom in Kerala State in India. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tharavadu Heritage Home Hotel Kumarakom
- Tharavadu Heritage Home Kumarakom, Kerala