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Malgudi Holidays
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Kannur
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Room for small improvements”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

I stayed at Malgudi for one month. My single bed room was spacious and spottless, it had a big wardrobe and clean bathroom, but as experienced with the majority of places I stayed at, the shower floods the entire bathroom, simply because they don't have shower cubicles. The toilet seat was also missing and I found it in the kitchen cupboard. I didn't mind, although knowing the helpful staff, they would have fixed it immediately had I brought it to their attention.

The kitchen which was shared with my next door neighbour could have been cleaner and better equipped. I got the impression that the fridge had not been cleaned for a while. Checking the cooking utensils, I noticed that a pot handle was broken off, there was just one fork, two spoons, a few more pots and plastic ware, but not enough for three people to share (one single & double room next door). I bought my own utensils in the shop across Greens supermarket in the City Centre.

Malgudi is situated in a lovely residential neighbourhood and I felt safe at all times. It is perfectly located between the town and beach. If your are looking for accommodation along the beach, you should seriously consider the long distance you need to cover just to reach the market, shops and restaurants. Malgudi is only a 10 mins walk away from the beach.

Guests can use the washing machine on the rooftop (cold wash only, washing powder provided). There is plenty of space to dry the clothes, either on the rooftop or in the common area of the apartments. From the roof, you can also watch the kites and big bats that come out as the sun sets.

Cleaning is done only when requested and you need to leave the key at the reception. Guests can use the internet at the reception. You also get toilet paper at the reception.

The staff were wonderful and very helpful at all times. I owe Nissan a lot, he took great care of his guests with so much dedication. You should know that the caretaker, the older guy who you would most likely catch with towel around his hip and toothbrush in his mouth, speaks a minimum of English but he makes an effort to talk to the guests. Refer to Sreelatha and Nissan if you need anything.

I recommend Sagar The Garden Restaurant as a good restaurant option, it's only 5 mins walk from Malgudi.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

Great hotel with extremely kind and helpful staff. We stayed for eight days and they did everything to keep us happy and content all the time.

We rented the apartment which was spaceous and has two separate bedrooms with one bathroom for each, there is also a livingroom where you can eat and relax, and a kitchen if you want to cook your own meals.

Even though it is no restaurant in the hotel, the staff will make every meal you ask for, in any way you fashion.

The hotel has a great location as it is only five mimiyes from the main railwaystation and city centre by rickshaw, and it is about five minutes to walk to the beach (with almost no traffic on the way). The area is a quite living area, and only surrounded by villas, so it is no noise keeping you awake at night.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Kannur, India
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

Hi everybody ! Malgudi Hotels..
Im very Happy to be here and at the same time sad because im leaving in next three days!
It was a good experience and The Malgudi Hotels it was a best choice ! i like this atmosphere! We are like a family and im felling like at home, safety ! I have all i need here , confort , relax , the rooms are good and clean and people are amazing ! I dont have words enough to describe ! We have supermarket.. restaurants.. shopping.. beach..its close to everything ! Ah ! and we have a indian theatre ( 5min walking from here) i promess that is a good experience !
On next year Off shoure i ll be back again and will recommend to my mother and to all my friends to stay here !
Thank you for all .

Much love.
Marcia Ferreira, Portugal

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

My wife and I stayed a month at Mulgudi whilst she attended a course at a local Ayurvedic College. The location is perfect - in a very quiet neighbourhood, five minutes walk to beautiful Payyambalam beach and ten minutes walk to the centre of Kannur. The apartments are modern with wifi and cable tv, spacious with clean modern bathrooms and the added benefit of a kitchen - ideal for cooking all the wonderful seafood and produce you can find at the nearby markets. The hosts - Prem, Sree and Arun - were most oblidging and friendly, and Prem even welcomed us into his village to witness a They Yam performance. Highly recommend you stay here in delightful, sleepy non-touristed Kannur!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Malgudi Holidays
Address: Beach Road | Payyambalam, Kannur, Kerala, Kannur 6700001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kannur District > Kannur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Kannur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home set in natural surroundings with a blend of Indian traditions and International facilities. Come and experience, the peaceful and serene atmosphere of our place with us.you are in the lap of our city, yet totally secluded from the normal chorus of a day-to-day city life. Blessed amply with the soothing western sea breeze (with just a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach) and almost 0 levels of carbon emissions; our resort, is just an ideal place for tourists, backpackers, business travelers for pure leisure and peaceful relaxation of mind and body ... more   less 
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