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Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Nilambur B&B and Inns
Kochi (Cochin), India
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530 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“cozy atmosphere but poor service”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

the surrounding were excellent.we have stayed there overnight after our trip to various spots in nilambur.exterior was good .close to a river.but the service was bad...food was expensive.room service was bad..

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Run by the Kerala tourism development corporation (KTDC), it sits on a beautiful property by the Chaliyar river. It also provides a powerful argument why the Government should not be in the hospitality business. Rooms are not kept clean. The linen is bad. See the accompanying photograph of the towel provided in the bathroom. It is self explanatory. There seems to be absolutely no managerial supervision. The food choice is limited to one or two items. The staff is courteously indifferent.
The main purpose of the place seems to cater to day-time drinkers who rent it for this sole purpose. Needless to say, the corridors reek of alcohol, even though there is no bar in the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Kozhikode, India
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed for one night at the KTDC Tamarind during our Short trip to Nilambur in Feb 2013.its a basic hotel located on the banks of a small river surrounded by trees away from the town.very good location but poorly maintained.when we reached there the lobby was unattended.we had to switch rooms as the A/c in our room was not working.Restaurant served good food but menu is limited to one or two items.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I chose KTDC Tamarind on my trip to Bangalore from Kochi for a stay overnight in Nilambur. It is a decent hotel which is neat and clean. I reached there by around 7 pm and left by 5 am. So could not see the surroundings well, but could make out that it is by a river-side and is covered with trees all around. The property is well maintained and having been to other KTDC hotels I can say that this too meets their standards. Rooms were neat and clean. Food was also good (but on the pricey side when compared to other Nilambur local hotels). Service was very good. The receptionist was very warm and helpful. This hotel is ideal of a stay of day or two for local sightseeing, or for an overnight stopover as well. I would surely recommend this hotel to people who are looking for a clean and neat hotel with good service in a reasonable budget.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

It was a basic hotel for a passing traveler.Room rent is very cheap and food rate is high.The surroundings are lonely and with forest music.We took bath on the river since water level was very low.The Hotel is not meeting KTDC stds.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We arrived in Nilambur after a longish drive from Trissur, trying to call up a few places to check availability. We found one place, but it looked a little dodgy so we drove around trying to find another place to stay. When we saw a sign for the Tamarind, we headed there since the KSTDC has certain standards.

The hotel is located near a river, and from our room this river and bridge were visible. The room was basic and a little on the dirty side (I recommend bringing your own towel) and there was a little noise from the road but we slept just fine. The food here is very average so I’d recommend heading out to find meals! We went to a restaurant called Woodbine past the main town, where good food was served outdoors in a garden.

Tamarind has good infrastructure and location, and yet isn’t maintained as it should be. There is a lot of capacity for improvement and refurbishment, so it’s a shame to see it in its current state. However, for a night’s stay in Nilambur it’s good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

It is a basic hotel providing stay to passing tourists. Situated on highway and hence always you hear sound of passing vehicles. River is not accessible. Food is bad and you have to go out to town to get decent foodstuff. Breakfast has little choice. We stayed here as we have to break journey on our way to Athirapally from Sulthan Bathery. If possible avoid and choose Silent Valley which provides better options.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel
Address: Karimpuzha, Chungathara, Nilambur 679334, India
Region: India > Kerala > Malappuram District > Nilambur
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Nilambur
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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