I checked into this hotel for a day's visit to Guruvayur temple based on recommendation from a friend. The cleanliness and room decor is definitely worth the money. While it may not be a posh business class hotel, it certainly fulfilled our requirements for a pilgrimage tour. Special mention needs to be made about the vegetarian restaurant and buffet lunch there. At Rs 96 including taxes for the buffet lunch, while one cannot expect a lavish spread, the home cooked styled simple food was sumptuous and easy on the tummy.
The staff was courteous and considerate. Since I could not have my breakfast during the one day stay, they offered me a discount on the room fare in lieu, which I think is a very good gesture. The only negatives about this hotel is that the room service is comparatively expensive and only one passenger lift is sometimes not sufficient.
The hotel is 10 mins by auto rickshaw from the train station. One needs to appreciate the auto-rickshaw fellows in Thrichur, especially compared to those in Bangalore and Chennai. While they don't volunteer to help passengers with the luggage (they just watch them struggle with it), on the other hand, they are very reasonable with what they demand. I arrived at 3 a.m with lot of luggage. At the hotel, the driver started an endless rant in Malayalam which I could not understand, but presumably about the luggage and the odd hour. Finally, while I was expecting him to demand something in the hundreds, he asked for a mere Rs 40 (as against the usual Rs 20)! Looks like these poor chaps haven't ever met their cousins from Bangalore and Chennai!
Overall, a very satisfactory stay at Dass Continental
- Also Known As:
- Dass Continental Kerala/Thrissur, India