We were very excited to reach Wayanad after a long journey from Cochin. The room was large and as we imagined, a view of the already harvested rice paddies. (read not as lush as in the pictures).
The manager was absent as the women working there only to ready to please, if they managed to understand what you were requesting. The surrounds were well furnished, clean and relaxing. The food was a bit hit and miss. They were happy to cater for our non chilli eating children but the meals were not very well planned. The manager did return and organised a driver for us to do some daytripping. it was a busy day with cars taking guests to different destinations. We developed a good rapport with our driver and the next day we asked to call him. We respected the system of asking for the driver through the homestay, as opposed to calling him directly. That was a mistake. We were kept waiting as 'madam' told us stories about our driver being out somewhere with another tourist and unavailable. Unfortunately for her my husband can understand malyalam and worked out that she was lying to us and manipulating the situation to her own benefit. Our chosen driver was an emergency driver for her on a busy day when all HER cars were busy. She wanted us to use her car and her driver so she made all the profit. She spoke about the drivers and cars as though they were someone elses and coming from another hotel to obscure the truth of her vested interest. When she was exposed for her lie her face changed dramatically and the friendly mask disappeared. There is nothing wrong with wanting to run a business, and this is very much a business and not a homelike homestay, but to lie to your customers so blatantly is offensive and we will never support a business based on manipulation of unaware tourists!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Ente veedu," the Malayalam for "my house," is situated in an exotic locale in Wayanad, one of the hill stations in Kerala. World renowned for its coffee and tea plantations and spices, Wayanad has become one of the favourite hubs for tourists. Surrounded by coffee and pepper plantations and paddy fields, "Ente Veedu" really transcends you to an ethereal world. An ecstatic and holistic experience from the rush and shrieks of routine. Located in an 80 year old estate, "my own home" Ente Veedu combines the legacy of Wayanad farming culture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Enteveedu - Home Stay Hotel Kalpetta
- Enteveedu - Home Stay Kalpetta, Kerala, India